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post #35851 of 109053
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Originally Posted by tonio028 View Post
The level of flake buyers has continued to increase exponentially (maybe westside can graph this trend for me on his new TI-83?)



Also, check ebay for TI-83s if you need one. Last I looked there were hundreds starting at a penny. I was checking the price to see if it was worth selling mine. It wasn't.
post #35852 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post
so i'm finally understanding what it takes to have some patients and save up the extra cash to buy what you really want. spend it on that 'better' quality shirt or pants or shoes. pay the 'premium' to love something that you 'invest' in for a long time. looking at my wardrobe i probably have collected low to high end pieces that i enjoy wearing daily (student concept) and other pieces that i'll wear on occasion. anyways, my dilemma lately is the idea of tailoring basics (with all the talk of basics etc etc beat to death topic). Is it really worth it to have a dozen shirts tailored or better to start from scratch and buy better fitting tops from the beginning? my feeling on this is that it may cost me well over $100 (i have quite a lot of shirts) to have them all tailored etc. (Sleeve widths just a tad wide i guess, i really don't mind the shoulders/chest/waist) Will probably find my best fitting shirt and just ask to use it as a template for other shirts. so i may be set back $100 +/-, and i also know $100 +/- will not buy me anything really tho, but as i formerly stated, it could be a start to saving up for a new 'collection'. (e.g. 'no kop feb' was probably the best thing that i committed to in terms of shopping for my wardrobe). tl;dr -- should i spend hundred or MORE to have all my shirts tailored, or just get rid of and rebuy? (i mean NOT all my shirts are shitty fit, but you know...i.e. i just ordered some rugby oxfords and expect them to be a lot better than my j.crew/LEC so in turn i will dump my j.crew/LEC and buy more rugby,ToJ, etc. etc. )
Tailor a couple shirts, see if the change in fit makes a big difference for you. If it does, then go for it. If you find that even with the tailoring, you still would rather something nicer (gitman, BoO etc.) then save your money and go for that. Also, consider your clothing priorities and why you're spending money. Do you like variety, or do you like having a consistent couple of looks that you like? If you're more about variety and get bored easily, or if you have a habit of destroying your things, then get your lower quality shit. If you want to wear a certain look into the ground, then save your money and buy a couple higher end items.
post #35853 of 109053
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Originally Posted by PaulYAY View Post


Also, check ebay for TI-83s if you need one. Last I looked there were hundreds starting at a penny. I was checking the price to see if it was worth selling mine. It wasn't.

For what it's worth. I still have my TI-81 graphing calculator from High School and it's still going strong let's just say, years later. I have no idea what the difference between the 83 and 81 model are, but graphing calculator funcitons can't be that much different these days can they?

Isn't there an app for that now?
post #35854 of 109053
Ti-89 Ftw!!
post #35855 of 109053
^^ thanks for the input and fixed(?) and it's not so much as quality that i will be wearing and tearing my clothes down to the ground. i am more concerned of the overall fit and then quality. i think about tailoring a few shirts and see the turn out is a good idea. but personally i have a bad habit/ocd in making things as orderly and identical as possible. i think it'll bug me that some shirts received a 'treatment' while others did not.
post #35856 of 109053
so you were operating illegally !
post #35857 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post
so i'm finally understanding what it takes to have self-control/patient and save up the extra cash to buy what you really want. spend it on that 'better' quality shirt or pants or shoes. pay the 'premium' to love something that you 'invest' in for a long time. ...
tl;dr -- should i spend hundred or MORE to have all my shirts tailored, or just get rid of and rebuy? (i mean NOT all my shirts are shitty fit, but you know...i.e. i just ordered some rugby [brand]oxfords and expect them to be a lot better than my j.crew/LEC so in turn i will dump my j.crew/LEC and buy more rugby [brand],ToJ, etc. etc. )

Does not compute. Does not compute.

And didn't you just buy some New Balances?
post #35858 of 109053
come on those new balances were made in the UK!! quality!! lol all i was really asking was if it is worth the extra cost to tailor cheap shirts e.g. all my shirts cost like $20-40 at time or purchase and now i want to spend an extra mount to have them tailored. worth it? i'll just wait tell the new shirts come in... 'invest and better quality' i.e. jcrew then LEC (though both are comparable i guess) then rugby then BoO/Brooks brother/OC/N&F shirts, and finally ToJ (ultimate?) lol. I was speaking in terms of progression through the stages of investing in quality. Like when i first joined SF i started there and now i am learning to make it here.
post #35859 of 109053
What's the point? Just skip to whatever stage it is you think your "goal" is.
post #35860 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
What's the point? Just skip to whatever stage it is you think your "goal" is.

Achieve OCBD Nirvana!!!!!
post #35861 of 109053
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Originally Posted by linkinwayne View Post
Shit, forgot bout that.

Goddamn Paypal. I shipped a blazer once that disappeared. Or so the buyer claimed. I sent it without a tracking number and got fucked over by Paypal. Lost the blazer and they deducted the money from my account.

don't worry about tracking, just make sure it comes with insurance. If you have the receipt, you should be able to claim on it.
post #35862 of 109053
You are right Uncontrol, i should sell/get rid of what i do not like and come to terms. It's costly to make the transition i guess is what i am getting at. fml
post #35863 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
What's the point? Just skip to whatever stage it is you think your "goal" is.
Agreed. Part of the reason I save for something I truly want is because the whole idea of buying something now in anticipation of buying something better in the future can become maddening. And keep in mind, gettoasty, that almost nothing that anyone on here buys, with perhaps the exception of rare watches, is an investment of any sort. My advice would be to not buy anything until you know what it is that you want, and slowly pick up a piece here and there. It's probably taken me at least two years to get to the point where I am happy with what I have, which is not a huge amount of clothing, with very little turnover.
post #35864 of 109053
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
Ti-89 Ftw!!
Yea that's what I need. Integrating FTW
post #35865 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
Yea that's what I need. Integrating FTW

TI-89 makes life easier.
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