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UKC News - on 12 Jun 2018
According to an article on the popular style website fashionista.com, the carabiner is experiencing a 'quiet renaissance' in men's fashion, thanks to the 'enduring appeal' of the 'metal clips with safety closures.' Forget your gear loops or bandoliers and grab yourself a jumper with an integrated racking system - and earrings to match

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derryclimbs - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Is my button fly going to be even more difficult to negotiate now?

The Jazz Butcher on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

You nearly had me there! I forgot it was June Fools Day!

planetmarshall on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

I got Krabs from a male model once, but when I tried to show them off on the catwalk I was asked to leave and never return.

FactorXXX - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

> I got Krabs from a male model once, but when I tried to show them off on the catwalk I was asked to leave and never return.

No protection available?

eroica64 - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

Did you make a runner?

AlanLittle - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

So presumably something like a Clog 22 or a Chouinard Oval has *massive* hipster cred over any newfangled modern crap?

[Heads for cellar, rummages in boxes ...]

hang_about - on 12 Jun 2018
In reply to AlanLittle:

Lost. Stanage popular. Louise vitton carabiner. £18000 reward offered. 

leon 1 on 12 Jun 2018

Whatever next ? Kim Kardashians own range of climbing holds ?

http://cruxcrush.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/KimK.jpg

 

Hooo - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

I've always said that if I wear the same thing for long enough it will eventually come into fashion.

Southvillain - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

I've gone for a DMM Belay Master 2 for a `Prince Albert', but it's made underwear shopping a nightmare.

LeeWood - on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

> 'Will this attachment to the carabiner continue?'

I have to remark - I frequently take comfort from being attached to a karabiner

 

petegunn on 14 Jun 2018
hang_about - on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to petegunn:

I like it...

accented with small weighted charms

 

In reply to LeeWood:

A pun that had to be done.

Hardonicus - on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to petegunn:

Though you'd at least get DMM at that price.

Carless - on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to petegunn:

"Weighted Wire Embellishments"   love it

tom_in_edinburgh - on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to petegunn:

> Saw you coming!

> These are just Kong nuts

Two hundred and sixty nine f*cking pounds!    For three nuts.

I wonder what other bits of random sh*t you can stick on a chain and call jewelry.  I've got a knackered brass valve from a kitchen tap on my desk.  Maybe I can sell it as a pendant necklace.

pneame on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

I once toyed with using old memory chips as christmas ornaments, but I think I was 

1.  Before my time

2.  Targeting the wrong demographic

Anyway, no-one in the office wanted to but them. 

marsbar - on 15 Jun 2018
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

Did you get a credit card style multi tool for Christmas?  Add some chain from an old sink plug and a can of orange paint and you'll be rich.  

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/off-white-logo-blade-omob008s182530081900.html

GarethSL on 15 Jun 2018
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

The mark up on that is mental, a few nuts, some sailing cable and a few cheap sailing mallions... bang 300 quid please. 

I feel a get rich quick scheme coming on with my old wall nuts. I wonder how much I could get for a set of wired tricams?

KevinJ - on 15 Jun 2018
In reply to petegunn:

Massive p!55 take!

 

And totally impractical in a front jeans pocket.

afterthesend - on 17 Jun 2018
In reply to UKC News:

F*ck. Off.

I'd encourage anyone wearing on of those jumpers to use that gear on lead and take a whip above the last draw... 

Flinticus - on 12 Jul 2018
In reply to petegunn:

Is this a spoof website? Can't be real...

d_b on 12 Jul 2018
In reply to afterthesend:

The jumpers are for via ferrata - the unravelling wool acts like a screamer.


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