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post #16 of 25
I need to get organized about purchases, but I don't think I'll ever be THAT organized. FWIW: I'm also fairly new to all this, and I'm buying on a different strategy than the man in black: I'm buying different things (blue blazer, Italian sport coat, plaid coat, etc.) and kind of testing them out to see what I like the best. I know some will fall by the wayside as my tastes develop, but I won't abandon an entire wardrobe if, eg, I end up hating Italian clothes. Oh, and buy great-looking ties: easy on the budget and quick to be appreciated by others.
post #17 of 25
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I'm also fairly new to all this, and I'm buying on a different strategy than the man in black...
Probably wise, but he did look good, didn't he?
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Oh, and buy great-looking ties: easy on the budget and quick to be appreciated by others.
Now that I already do. Part of the problem is my temptation to go buy another three or four ties when I have 60 of them. I need to develop some direction that says, no, I need a pair of Aldens instead.
post #18 of 25
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Now that I already do. Part of the problem is my temptation to go buy another three or four ties when I have 60 of them. I need to develop some direction that says, no, I need a pair of Aldens instead.
You could use a variation of one of the other ideas. Set a tie maximum of 50 or 60 or whatever. If you add 3, you need to sell 3. Then, when you sell the 3 ties, the money goes into a savings account. When the account hits the magic number, you move on your shoes. Not as good as, "suck it up and save you spineless muppet.", but I too understand the sirens call. Love the Kermit, btw.
post #19 of 25
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Happily. I'll need to find a way to bring it from home to work though, which may take a while under current new apartment circs. In the meantime, this is how it's laid out.. A page each for: Current wardrobe Wardrobe by month Order history (useful for Jantzen changes.) and future orders Daily tracking Random notes ... Wow. I'm a nerd.
Sweet Christ, yes you are. I only wish I was that geeky. Man, you have to send me that spreadsheet. I would use it constantly though it would likely be painful looking at the gaps in my wardrobe and realizing how much more I have to spend.
post #20 of 25
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Man, you have to send me that spreadsheet. I would use it constantly though it would likely be painful looking at the gaps in my wardrobe and realizing how much more I have to spend.
ditto.
post #21 of 25
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Happily. I'll need to find a way to bring it from home to work though, which may take a while under current new apartment circs. In the meantime, this is how it's laid out.. A page each for: Current wardrobe Wardrobe by month Order history (useful for Jantzen changes.) and future orders Daily tracking Random notes
Since you use the same data several times a database would be more suitable than a spreadsheet. Do you have to enter the same information several times? Mathieu
post #22 of 25
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Now that I already do. Part of the problem is my temptation to go buy another three or four ties when I have 60 of them. I need to develop some direction that says, no, I need a pair of Aldens instead.
You could use a variation of one of the other ideas. Set a tie maximum of 50 or 60 or whatever. If you add 3, you need to sell 3. Then, when you sell the 3 ties, the money goes into a savings account. When the account hits the magic number, you move on your shoes. Not as good as, "suck it up and save you spineless muppet.", but I too understand the sirens call. Love the Kermit, btw.
I've been doing that some. In fact I have several ties I need to list on ebay soon. I'm trying to keep the tie collection from getting too out of control. Lately--it's probably cuffthis's fault--I've also been bidding on cuff links like no tomorrow. What do you mean obsessive? (Thanks on the Kermit.)
post #23 of 25
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(chorse123 @ April 22 2005,01:09) Happily. I'll need to find a way to bring it from home to work though, which may take a while under current new apartment circs. In the meantime, this is how it's laid out.. A page each for: Current wardrobe Wardrobe by month Order history (useful for Jantzen changes.) and future orders Daily tracking Random notes
Since you use the same data several times a database would be more suitable than a spreadsheet. Do you have to enter the same information several times? Mathieu
Probably, but it would take much more time to develop. The spreadsheet grew from humble beginnings. It's not perfect, but it works.
post #24 of 25
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Quote (Mr Checks @ April 21 2005,15:24) I'm also fairly new to all this, and I'm buying on a different strategy than the man in black... Probably wise, but he did look good, didn't he? Quote   Oh, and buy great-looking ties: easy on the budget and quick to be appreciated by others. Now that I already do. Part of the problem is my temptation to go buy another three or four ties when I have 60 of them. I need to develop some direction that says, no, I need a pair of Aldens instead.
Regarding ties: I'm in the same situation; looking here for advice on how to move away from the obvious and, yes, Johnny Cash looked good (and I marked his passing with a night of playing everything I could find)
post #25 of 25
Honestly, to really reign in spending, I'll hold off buying the item I covet for a couple of months. Usually, I realize that I didn't even want it that much. It makes me feel better that I could then donate that money I would have spent to more worthwhile causes.
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