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post #16 of 37
I'm not good at it, that's for sure.
post #17 of 37
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post #18 of 37
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post #19 of 37
I handle my urge to buy clothes almost too well really should cop more, and control my urge to gamble much more
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post
The problem is the smaller, dumber purchases, which are easier to justify, harder to resist, but generally aren't as satisfying overall as picking up a grail-level item, even if the latter is at a hard-to-swallow price point.

ugh yes
post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post
+1

Also depends on what it is. I have a few items that would be definite purchases if I came across them but otherwise, I can generally let things slide.

i'd also cite your level f intoxication
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post
The problem is the smaller, dumber purchases, which are easier to justify, harder to resist, but generally aren't as satisfying overall as picking up a grail-level item, even if the latter is at a hard-to-swallow price point.

Yep

These days I take back like 3/4 the shit I buy

Really thinking about limiting myself to one to two purchases a month
post #23 of 37
^ lol were you the dude with the problem of buying dumb shit and "never learning"?
post #24 of 37
Pretty damn well. I have plenty of $ but hold it very tightly... Otherwise I would not have plenty of $.

I have a process where at each step every prospective cop might be aborted or stalled. At first we have the incubation phase. This can take anywhere from 1 day to 5 years.

- discovery (sf.net, all the stupid blogs I read, music videos/movies, street)
- admiration (appreciating the item from afar)
- desire (wanting the item for myself)

even if the item is a pair of vans I think very hard about buying and if I actually need it.

- research (who the maker is, history of the item)
- justification (why the item is worth the $, how it will make my life better. I actually up-sell myself during this process)
- assurance (part of justification, but moreso confirming that the shoe fits IRL/other reviews have been positive)
- shopping around (getting to know the price point)

and at this point I'm ready. Just catch me in the right mood, put the right sale on; if there's a real functional need for it, I throw down no problem.
post #25 of 37
I just spent $2k on myself in January.

Will do likely do another $2k in February.
post #26 of 37
good sale = insta kop, regardless of everything
post #27 of 37
Dropped 4.5K in Jan for things I 'needed:'

Shoes:
Cordo Alden LW x2
Cordo Alden SW x2
Pebble Alden LW
Alden Officer Boot
Cordo Alden Chukka
Alfred Sargeant Boots
Tricker's Stow, special makeup
Grenson Sharp boots

Dress Shirts:
BB
BBBF
Thom
Ervell
BoO

Accessories:
RL Deerfield Leather Duffle
Filson 256
RRL Belt
Cordo belt
Socks

Outerwear:
W+H Blazer
RL Knit Card
BBBF overcoat
Ervell Knit x2

Denim:
RRL x 3
N & F

So, to answer your question...
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post
good sale = insta kop, regardless of everything

That can backfire on you...
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post
^ lol were you the dude with the problem of buying dumb shit and "never learning"?
According to Pat Benetar yes
post #30 of 37
i'm pretty good with most things, but i have a problem with outerwear/blazers, because i feel like u always need good jackets/coats and they last forever, i end up buying a lot of them that fill similar voids.
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