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post #106 of 176
I have to say that in all honesty a $1,000 belt does strike me as insane, but as I am not without sin, maybe I should just shut up.
post #107 of 176
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I have to say that in all honesty a $1,000 belt does strike me as insane, but as I am not without sin, maybe I should just shut up.

More insane than a $1,000 belt: Losing a $1,000 belt.
post #108 of 176
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That sucks. Do you have any idea how it could have gotten lost? Should SFers be scouring the NYC Goodwills?

No idea. Next time I have a fight with my wife over something, I'll blame her.

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Has anyone seen these at Marshalls? Does Fabio Ferretti make a Tubo?

I don't know, but you can occasionally find other Longhi belts at random places. Bergdorf carries Longhi (or at least they did until very recently), and had Tubo calf belts, but not the grail I seek.

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I have to say that in all honesty a $1,000 belt does strike me as insane, but as I am not without sin, maybe I should just shut up.

I can justify expensive accessories like this because they have such high usability/durability ratio. Six seven-folds from Cappelli would not last as long. I can wear this belt nearly everyday and it won't ever die.

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More insane than a $1,000 belt: Losing a $1,000 belt.

Foolish more than insane, but you're more or less on the money.
post #109 of 176
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No idea. Next time I have a fight with my wife over something, I'll blame her.

Unless your wife is unlike most wives, maybe bringing up the $1,000 you spent on a belt isn't the best idea.
post #110 of 176
"nice to look at, but not so nice to tough"

^

Foof - please correct. Thanks.
post #111 of 176
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Unless your wife is unlike most wives, maybe bringing up the $1,000 you spent on a belt isn't the best idea.

I get the impression that Wife of Foof is not only OK with his habits, but actively supports them.
post #112 of 176
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More insane than a $1,000 belt: Losing a $1,000 belt.

Losing $1k belt; buying effectively identical $1k replacement; wife finds old $1k belt coiled up inside spare OneShoe.


- B
post #113 of 176
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Unless your wife is unlike most wives, maybe bringing up the $1,000 you spent on a belt isn't the best idea.
It was bought pre-marriage. Anyway, my perpetual defense is to point at her engagement ring.
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Foof - please correct. Thanks.
Done.
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I get the impression that Wife of Foof is not only OK with his habits, but actively supports them.
Yessir. The girl made me Genovese!
post #114 of 176
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Losing $1k belt; buying effectively identical $1k replacement; wife finds old $1k belt coiled up inside spare OneShoe.

Then he could just say that he needs three more to fill the other OneShoes and guarantee even wear.
post #115 of 176
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Then he could just say that he needs three more to fill the other OneShoes and guarantee even wear.

Farking brilliant.
post #116 of 176
I have found Tubo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I lied ....I dont have Tubo.
post #117 of 176
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Jay Kos?

Would you use your influence at AAAC to find out who featured in this story? Thank you.

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The sales reps at Jay Kos seem disproportionately maligned. Yes, they can be snooty and ignorant. But this seems to be the case at a lot of high-end men's clothing stores in NYC. For example, Brooks on Madison can be just awful.

I wonder how much iGent dissonance over Jay Kos goes back to the Boyer event at one of Jay's stores a few years back. I don't know the exact details behind it, but Jay explained to me that a number of AAAC members were there who fancied themselves experts. They began scrutinizing Jay's merchandise for workmanship and criticized it. Annoyed (in retrospect, one wonders who wouldn't be), Jay compared his stuff to the things the AAAC members were themselves wearing. The AAAC members were offended, and since then, Jay has been known for insulting what people wear into his store.

For his part, I think Jay is still at least somewhat paranoid about AAAC-types coming into his store (people he thinks are fixated on clothes but don't have style). So, if you ask him something like, "Who made this?," he is not unlikely to respond: "Why does it matter? It is what it is; the quality should be self-evident."

Anyway, just my two cents. Also, I should disclaim: I had an issue with Jay over an undelivered belt that I made very public on AAAC that has since been resolved, but Jay's reputation on AAAC for being an arrogant snob had already been established by then.

Bolded sentence is one of my all time favorites.



- B
post #118 of 176
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Bolded sentence is one of my all time favorites.
I can't tell if you're being snarky or not, but everything I wrote in that post was in earnest.
post #119 of 176
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I can't tell if you're being snarky or not, but I everything I wrote in that post was in earnest.

No, it's the fact that is reportage rather than hyperbole that makes the whole scenario delicious. The AAAC members hovering around. The harrumphs. The Kos backlash.

Simply wonderful.

Could it have been Santa?


- B
post #120 of 176
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No, it's the fact that is reportage rather than hyperbole that makes the whole scenario delicious. The AAAC members hovering around. The harrumphs. The Kos backlash.

Well, since it's appreciated, here's some more reportage:





I'll say only this: he looks . . . different.
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