Pocket Squares – The Elusive Perfection

An as-usual sophisticated post by a blogging buddy to the North. He’s answered one of my long-sought questions on pocket square style.

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This post is for you my amigo senor Steve Watkins who wanted to know more about folding pocket squares. Here you go buddy,  I hope you are enjoying your Ecuadorian adventure.
  • Let me start out first by saying, the four folds discussed in the video above are the only folds I like. I’ve tried all of them, they’re very easy to fold and I think the video does a great job explaining how to do it. I’m not a fan of the really fancy folds I sometimes see men sporting. Keep it simple I say.
  • As a general rule your pocket square should compliment your shirt and tie. But it should never be an exact match to your tie. Never, ever. Never. Ever.
  • Pocket squares are made from either linen or silk. I prefer linen because it makes a very crisp basic folds like the Traditional and Pesko fold. Silk pocket squares…

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All About Baths…

Interesting facts about your daily routine…

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Moment Matters

Take a 15-day long bath and you own a record.

In medieval times, bathing is seen as an indulgence to sexual desires. It is also believed that when water touches your naked self, it’ll cause an illness. But the black plaque reversed the plate and urged people to clean up, since washing up with vinegar, wine or warm water seemed to save lives.

Only those in authority, kings and lords, have access to a tub with petals and lavish embroideries. The peasants have limited access to baths, lucky if they have soap. They bring their families in public bath, so imagine stripping down in front of your parents and brother.

A rumor says that Elizabeth I of England takes her bath every month. In the early 19th century, people wash their hands, feet and face in regularity. The rest of the body was washed in weeks.

Lucky us that…

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This Little House Was Made of Cement

The work is coming along rapidly now on our South American home in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. Dana and I are getting more eager each day to take make the trip exactly four months from today.

Ours is not the only home under construction in the Manabi Province. To view photos of the beautiful coastal Las Palmas development, please see www.laspalmasecuador.com and read about our friends, Gary and April Scarborough who are developing this land we call the New West.

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Front of the house with the second floor balcony (right) and patio (left) taking shape.

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Back door entrance and cement has made it all around the first level.

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Northwesterly view facing the Pacific, and the forms on the third-floor rooftop patio are in place. Going to be a great elevated view from there.

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Stairway up to master suite has been mudded.

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This guy is doing a really neat job. As you can see, electrical and water lines are actually buried in the cement walls. The cement helps regulate the house temperature. It can get hot on the coast one degree south of the equator.

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Mudding another electrical line.

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Smoothing the exterior south wall.

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South wall ground level complete.

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Mixing at the machine. It’s the “dry season” in Ecuador. You can tell by the overcast skies.

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Gotta Have the Jacket…

Came across this photo from a fellow blogger.

Yes, this is a man with self-assurance.

I must have the jacket. If anyone comes across this stylish masterpiece, please tell me where I can get it!

See the original post (and a much better quality of the photo) from Project 40 here: http://wp.me/1Y20X

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