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post #121 of 236
I walked into Men's Wearhouse the day before my first interview, and came out with $750 of stuff. Do I need to add anything else?
post #122 of 236
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Originally Posted by wilesmt View Post
I walked into Men's Wearhouse the day before my first interview, and came out with $750 of stuff. Do I need to add anything else?



This reminds me of a guy that worked for me a few yrs back. He was a recent college grad and was making decent money for the 1st time in his life. He came in one day wearing a suit at least 2 sizes too big..and the pants were TRIPLE pleated. He was very proud of his ensemble and proudly stated to anyone willing to listen to him that it was time to upgrade his wardrobe and he dropped over $1K at Men's Wearhouse...bought a couple suits, a couple jackets, and many shirts and pants.
And the way he said $1K, he really wanted people to think that he was a baller now.
In private I told him that his pants were triple pleated, jacket was way to big...and told him he may want to return some of the items if he still can.
post #123 of 236
Well, you can count me among Kenneth Cole's many victims. In this case, a whole closet full of shirts acquired over my freshman year of college, as well as a belt that fell apart about 3 months after purchase. Fortunately, I never did buy any of his infamous square-toe shoes...

However, my single biggest sartorial regret has to be a pair of Bruno Magli loafers with rubber soles. Of course, the cheap soles developed a squeak within the first week. To make matters worse, looking at them now, languishing in the closet, they're starting to look suspiciously like corrected grain leather...

Oh, if only I had discovered SF a few months earlier...
post #124 of 236
I don't have any pre-SF purchase regrets (the horrifying Bruno Magli's were a gift). I am glad that I learned about Vass shoes and Oxxford coats, though. I will continue to not run everything I do and purchase (from a style perspective) past the SF. Thanks for asking.
post #125 of 236
Lots and lots of overpriced, rubber-soled Prada dress shoes back in the day. Lots of Hugo Boss suits at $800 a pop. Way too much black in the wardrobe in general, until a great purge about two years ago, when I came to my senses and discovered style.

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Varvatos USA suit for $600....in black no less

I have a Varvatos USA suit in navy that I actually don't mind. It looks good on me, and it travels reasonably well. Granted, it's in navy, not black. And I paid about $150 for it on sale. I have no regrets at that price point.
post #126 of 236
Anything my parents bought while I was in boarding school. They decided I will be needing more "party" wear and got me hideously stictched and designed shrits. Wore them once and my house master said my shirt looks someone puked on it.
post #127 of 236
Mens Wearhouse suits and suits similar.
post #128 of 236
Square toed dress shoes
Red jeans
post #129 of 236
had a pair of kenneth cole boots once. terrible quality. complete shit. at least i was 17 at the time...
post #130 of 236
1. Square toed KC dress shoes with rubber soles. (I was a high school freshman). 2. 2 William Rast tee shirts 3. A Men's Wearhouse suit for $300. I have a $100 H&M one that looks 100 times better.
post #131 of 236
I regret all of my Oxxford MTM jackets and my Borrelli MTM shirts. There were also some very unfortunate tie choices. Stefano Ricci had a not insignificant presence in my old tie collection . . .
post #132 of 236
Fake Armani tie off eBay.
Kenneth Cole shoes.
post #133 of 236
A custom made black tie attire, the trousers of which have BELT LOOPS.
post #134 of 236
Also... fake seven-fold ties (some of which were bought under what I thought then, were "respectable" brand names.)
post #135 of 236
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Also... fake seven-fold ties (some of which were bought under what I thought then, were "respectable" brand names.)

Where did you buy fake 7 fold ties - from ebay?
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