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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by ragdoll
Why don't you start by returning that Brioni suit you bought at C21 in NYC last weekend?
To quote Kramer, upon being told by Jerry that he had just inadvertently broken his vow of silence, "Starting . . . now!"

Possible exceptions for tailoring of clothes I already own, clothes that fall under johnnynorman's "objective need" test (e.g., custom dress shirts), Grensons from Bennies.
post #17 of 30
Good luck!!
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by scnupe7
Good luck!!

And isn't there an EG trunk show coming up?
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
And isn't there an EG trunk show coming up?

And now a Bennie's Grenson masterpiece sale...
post #20 of 30
I go through waves. When in the home improvement wave, I spend less on clothing, well, because I do most of the work myself, and this leaves very little time to shop.

But to your issue, I, too, plan a renovation. It will be something I need to hire a contractor to do. Luckily he is a friend and a magician when it comes to building things that last. We're putting him to the task and waiting for an estimate. Until I know what that's going to cost, I am holding off on buying new clothes that I cannot pay for in cash.

Anyway, I have enough clothes. More is not going to gratify me appreciably. Tell yourself that. Buy a bunch of home improvement magazines. Let your mind explore ideas with the architect. It's time to make the house everything you wanted.
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
And now a Bennie's Grenson masterpiece sale...

Just when I thought the weekly "shoe damages" series were running out of steam...
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
Just when I thought the weekly "shoe damages" series were running out of steam...

VR...Did you see this recent post?? It details post SF crash additons.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=12246
post #23 of 30
I must have missed it. Love the Newbury and especially the Yardley in burnished Edwardian, great antiqueing. Somehow the Yardley on 606 works better than the Osner on 8695.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
I must have missed it. Love the Newbury and especially the Yardley in burnished Edwardian, great antiqueing. Somehow the Yardley on 606 works better than the Osner on 8695.

Thanks for the kind words VR. I think I also favor the Yardley over the Osner, it has that perfect balance of rusticness and refinement that this shoe needs.
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
AC,
In my never-ending quest to look out for the health of younger SFers, and fearing the effects of your quitting cold turkey, I hereby bestow upon you the patch...



My eyes!! Oh, my eyes!!
post #26 of 30
I experienced a dramatic fall-off in shopping while we were in hiding at AAAC. After 15 minutes back on SF, my slowdown is already in jeopardy...
post #27 of 30
I too am trying to throw in the towel. We are rehabing a home and my recent bluefly gucci's arrived... i just looked at them and said to myself, 'i am sick'.

it has been a fun ride, but time to hold off for a time.
post #28 of 30
Restrict yourself to thrift shops for a set period. Worked for me.
post #29 of 30
I'm in the same place as you; I really haven't bought much since the holidays (at least compared with my pre-holiday spending) and we're focusing on furnishing the house.

So, not quite "cold turkey" but guiding resources away from clothing toward the house. Picked up two nice chairs in January and currently shopping for a sofa and picking paint colors. Not going to be able to hire a decorator until the Gifted Child is through college, but should be fun going after this ourselves.

Having said that, there's no way I'm going to survive my first NYC trip without buying some clothes!
post #30 of 30
Easy

Just

Be

Broke
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