Dining Room: Under Construction

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By: Dale

It’s been a year since I’ve moved into my new apartment and now I remember how hard it is to turn a house into a home. It’s been slow, but it’s about to get real.

After figuring out how to never put my shoes on standing up ever again, the next room we needed to tackle was the dining room. The space behind our couch we initially envisioned as an office, so she could do real people work and I could talk to all of you on the innanets — but the location, lack of door, and flow of the space made it more useful as a dining room. But neither of us had a dining room before, or an actual dining table to fill it with…  Continue reading

Grey Matters: My Trip to Flamekeepers Hat Club

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By: Dale

A few weeks ago I had a small problem, I was supposed to buy a light grey suit for a wedding and at the last minute, I didn’t. Instead, I bought a light grey fedora. I knew that wasn’t the point but here we are…

Purchasing a hat when I should’ve purchased a suit wasn’t even the trickiest problem now, the size of the hat, and specifically the size of my head, was.  Continue reading

Grey Suit Guide

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By: Dale

A close friend of mine is tying the knot in September and up until last week, they had no formal wedding party and I was simply a guest. After what can only be described as a plot twist (the groom’s words, not mine) I’m now a groomsman. The groom, requested only one thing – a light grey suit, the one suit that needs replacing in my wardrobe. I haven’t had a suit that color since my very first, you know, the one you need for interviews, weddings, funerals, graduations, celebrations, and court.

Since this expense is unexpected and I have my own tuxedo to worry about for my wedding next year, I’m going to keep this as modest as possible. After a week’s worth of research, here are five options worth thinking about. Continue reading