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post #226 of 236

My biggest regrets:


Things that I spent more than $500 on:


- Harris tweed jacket from jcrew (shoulder pads like david byrne)

- Bizzarre fitting jacket from armani exchange

- Suit from men's warehouse ($950, and I thought it was such a good deal because it was made it italy!)


Things that I didn't spend that much on, but wasted space in my closet:


- Burgundy square toe loafers that I picked up at nordstrom. I use them to mow the lawn.

- A whole bunch of poorly fitting shirts

- A whole bunch of poorly fitting pants

post #227 of 236
A bunch of ill fitting shirts. Darlton loafers that don't fit. Stuff that look good on the website but not good on me. RL cashmere sweaters that I grew out of.
post #228 of 236
Many years prior to SF: a ridiculous black suit. The jacket bordered on a bum freezer, and it had extremely thin lapels. The trousers were low rise. The fabric may have had polyester in it. facepalm.gif

Not too much prior: Gucci and Prada shoes. Live and learn.
post #229 of 236
My first major suit purchase:

A Hugo Boss evening suit that was 2 sizes too big. The SA at Harry Rosen convinced me it would also be appropriate for the office, when it obviously wasn't (I didn't know any better).

A Hugo Boss SC that was purchased around the same time as the above (three button!) and was also one size too big.
post #230 of 236
A Tom Ford black suit, nothing goes with the tone, hence I sold it for a great lose.
post #231 of 236
I have to say that nearly every suit I purchase before SF was too large. While I was unknowledgeable in such things,I blame the Nordrstrom's sales associates who let me walk out the door looking like a dork.

The funny thing is, I suspect most people really did not even notice the suits were one size too big....
post #232 of 236
Fused MTM suits from Thailand.
Jeffrey West shoes
White snakeskin cowboy boots (sold these for more than I paid for them on eBay though) icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Zara dress shirts
Enormous numbers of ill fitting, rock band, tour t-shirts

I also own a black Versace suit with 5 button cuffs, bought for $500 at Century 21.
I almost never have occasion to wear it but it fits me well and hasn't fallen apart yet...

I think that early days of SF can be a far more onerous time than pre-SF, with regards to regrettable purchases.
A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
post #233 of 236
I fell deep into the marketing trap like it was the pit from Mortal Kombat. Bachrach jacket, Calvin Klein suit that fit like a potato sack and was about as pleasing to the touch, regular Ralph Lauren Polo, Men's Wearhouse brands with Italian sounding names, Abercrombie and Buckle jeans that ripped like the Incredible Hulk's purple pants when you tell him he's being audited. Flared Abercrombie cords. Jos. A Banks pleated and cuffed trousers that looked like Hammer pants. There were some pieces that still worked from a style/value perspective that I still love, but it took far too many head-shaking pieces to get there.

Now, it's time for style payback and the retail chains and overvalued volume brands won't know what hit 'em. Just 3 weeks until my first batch of Measure Up MTM shirts come in slayer:
post #234 of 236

Oh God My Aston Greys. I bought these in 8th grade.

I thought these were awesome because it had no laces. BTW does anyone know any good laceless black dress shoes? smile.gif

Opinion on these shoes?
post #235 of 236
I admit having the velvet suit moment back in the day. Not good at all.
post #236 of 236

A Paul Fredrick Sportscoat confused.gif

Polyester Pants confused.gif

I once bought a Kenneth Cole Polyester SCconfused.gif

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