September 2011

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Tricker’s Newbury with Dainite rubber soles

September 10, 2011

My first pair of Tricker’s arrived last week. I bought them from a Halifax-based outfit called Pediwear, and was very impressed with their service. Shipping to Japan was fast (about a week), free and reliable; and the total cost – import duties included – was much less than buying at full retail from a Japanese […]

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Looking for a new briefcase for office, not a backpack

September 4, 2011

Can you remember your first briefcase? I can remember mine quite clearly. It was a brown, faux-leather, box-shaped affair that looked like a prop from Wall Street. Being nine years old and in my “executive” phase at the time, I thought it was a vitally important accessory for any businessman worth his salt. I spent […]

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