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The line was supposed to be humorous - today's challenge was to come up with an ensemble for which one had not spent more than $500 on all its parts (exclusive of footwear) - we're not supposed to look cheap, we're simply supposed to be thrifty in our expenditures, and look good.

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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post
Can you be more specific on the details please?

Your distaste for purple is duly noted - not that it will stop me from wearing it, but your distaste is duly noted.

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Paging Dr. Purple, paging Dr. Purple....Code 3, Code 3.

Mike
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I was up trying to taking pics in the pre-dawn light. Thus, I am going to mix in some older shots of this identical fit as most shots were way too dark today.

Suit: Polo USA, virtually identical to Chester Barrie Purple Label...$125.00 on E-Bay
Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger Ithaca...$29.99 at TJ Maxx
Tie: Barba 7 Fold...$1.50 at local Goodwill
Square: Linen...$12.99 at Steinmart
Shoes: Vintage Wright Cordwainers....$50.00 on E-Bay.

Total: $219.48.

Have a great day, budgeteers!!!

Mike




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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post
Nice tie TB.
That is some serious layering, and those kicks are meant for the snow. No salt damage on those guys

It was cold. The shoes are actually normal laceups with galoshes.

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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post
Lots of great textures here all deftly layered together. Looks cozy, especially against that backdrop.
It's a VERY crunchy tie, Paolo, and I have so far not been able to coax it into a double 4-in-hand, which I think would have done the trick. Double Fours are a bit taller and narrower than Regular Fours (at least the way I tie them), and I presume that's the kind of change you're recommending?
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^Thx, TB. Your FIH looks fine. I don't think Paolo was referring to the type of knot, but rather the fact that the FIH you have tied needs to be tightened up so that the top of the shirt collar doesn't show above the tie.

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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
Sub-$500 including shoes, and all items brand new when bought.


^great "budget" look. Well done.

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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post

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Damn. I need some white linen pants.

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Wow. You really do it up. The tie is a little much for me, but it's probably a result of the flash.

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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
- I like

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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post
NDW, I have liked most of your stuff. This is great.

^Thanks, fellas. Appreciate the compliments.
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post



Bringin the heat, Mike! Preemptive winner?
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Doing the (T)Weedy Burton today...

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I was up trying to taking pics in the pre-dawn light. Thus, I am going to mix in some older shots of this identical fit as most shots were way too dark today. Suit: Polo USA, virtually identical to Chester Barrie Purple Label...$125.00 on E-Bay Have a great day, budgeteers!!! Mike
Damn you!!!*** I just wish there were more deals like these for my suit size. My best deal on ebay so far has been on my vintage Florsheim shell longwings I got for $125. ***J/K, looking great today!
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
Your distaste for purple is duly noted - not that it will stop me from wearing it, but your distaste is duly noted.

I am just picking, UC. No offense meant.

I do admire your gusto, you certainly go balls to the wall every day. I am surprised that Windsor has not generated more scorn though.

Mike
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The tie is a bi-color silk - when seem from different angles, it can look anywhere from light blue to an orange-red, which is why it photographs so strangely. It is also not one of my favorite ties - it was cheap, its major advantage in today's contest.

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Originally Posted by ndw View Post
:Wow. You really do it up. The tie is a little much for me, but it's probably a result of the flash.
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post #31134 of 37070
$1000 tie pin, if you didn't mention that I would just think it's a gold color pin. But with great respect sir, you look great like always.
post #31135 of 37070
Snow day today, so I'm doing like NYR and entering one of my recent thrifty fits.



Cap: $17
Coat: $20
Shirt: $0 (gift)
Tie: $15
Square: $10
Trou: $30
Socks: $2.50
Total for contest: $94.50

Shoes: $8
Tailoring: $13
Real total: $115.50
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post
Snow day today, so I'm doing like NYR and entering one of my recent thrifty fits.



Cap: $17
Coat: $20
Shirt: $0 (gift)
Tie: $15
Square: $10
Trou: $30
Socks: $2.50
Total for contest: $94.50

Shoes: $8
Tailoring: $13
Real total: $115.50

That Camel SC is a ringer!!!!!!

$8 for shell kicks?!?

This, gents, is a budget master.

Mike
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None taken - fret not.

Is there a FIH mafia here, trying to stamp out half Windsor knots?

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I am just picking, UC. No offense meant.

I do admire your gusto, you certainly go balls to the wall every day. I am surprised that Windsor has not generated more scorn though.

Mike
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
That Camel SC is a ringer!!!!!!

$8 for shell kicks?!?

This, gents, is a budget master.

Mike

Thanks. For what it's worth, the coat and shoes were thrifted, the cap, tie, and trou were bought new at outlets, and the shirt was thrifted by a friend and given to me.
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post
Cap: $17
Coat: $20
Shirt: $0 (gift)
Tie: $15
Square: $10
Trou: $30
Socks: $2.50
Total for contest: $94.50

Shoes: $8
Tailoring: $13
Real total: $115.50

i was going to sit this one out, but you are pushing me to the edge ...

Nicely done

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Originally Posted by ndw View Post
Bringin the heat, Mike! Preemptive winner?

Lots of time left today, my friend. I am sure we will see some great fits!

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Originally Posted by D Yizz View Post
Damn you!!!*** I just wish there were more deals like these for my suit size. My best deal on ebay so far has been on my vintage Florsheim shell longwings I got for $125.

***J/K, looking great today!

Thanks, Yizz. It is all about careful and constant shopping. I have cut back on E-Bay hunting as of late though...although I did score a great SC last weekend.

Mike
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