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post #31 of 77
- Collecting rare Nikes: I had at least 35 pairs at one point.....idiot
- I paid $300 for a horrible 3-btn Nautica suit.......amazingly bad quality
- My flat panel TV that I bought in early 2005 which is now HALF the price it was then. Not to mention I can now get a significantly larger one for alot less than I paid for mine.....damn technological advancements.
post #32 of 77
A ferragamo belt with the double gancini buckle. Don't know why i bought something that showy, not me at all. Will sell it on ebay soon.
post #33 of 77
I bought a Fake London Genius sweater on Yoox a few years ago. While I actually don't regret having bought it (it fits well, is warm, and well made), the marijuana leaves embroidered over and over again on the sleeves weren't visible in the photos on Yoox. There are many situations (work, for example) in which I'd like to wear the sweater but can't due to those damned pot leaves.

I definitely regret most of my Diesel and all of my Seven purchases. A pair of Johnston and Murphy wingtips and an Izod tie, as well. If only I'd found StyleForum earlier. Oh well...
post #34 of 77
Levi's 560s. Pretty much ugly as sin. I also had a pair of faux Born oxfords that were out of style before I left the store.

Other than that, I don't tend to buy anything really embarassing, but I do tend to go overboard on things I like. Then again, the friends I end up giving the excess away to don't seem to mind
post #35 of 77
I got a white suit tailored in the middle east for about $150, yes its the cheap, but the tailor was an absolute craftsman. It's a bright white linen 2 button suit. It looks absolutely stunning, but i've only had a chance to wear it twice in the past 8 months. I wish I had gone with black linen or cotton, it would have been so much more conservative, and I could have atleast worn the suit 20 times since then. Even the black tailored pants would look good on their own, but now with my white pants no one can take me seriously if I wear them without the jacket.

Now, I have to wait for a long time before I go on another trip to the Middle east. I can only pray that the tailor is still there.
post #36 of 77
1. A pair of cowboy boots. I'm not a cowboy and live in the city.
2. Several cheap ties. After I bought my first Robert Talbot I can no longer stomach cheap ties.
3. 3 or 4 checked shirts, but with french cuffs. The cuffs look stupid on a casual pattern.
4. A shirt with a design that looks like the static electricity pattern you see on those psychedelic lightening lamps when you touch the glass. WTF was I thinking?
5. A pair of J & M wingtips. Calling them plasticky is an insult to plastic.
6. A pair of square-toe Mezlan shoes. The most uncomfortable ugly shoes I ever bought. Wore them once, and that was once too often.
7. A pair of Taryn Rose 'tan' boat shoes. They have an ugly pink cast to them that did not show in the photos.
8. A Canali suit. Love the suit, but paid full retail.
9. A pair of pure white cotton pants. Still have had no occasion to wear them. Still have the gallon of bleach waiting should I ever wear them.
10. A black dress shirt-- I don't go clubbing.

Not that bad. I guess, but still about $2000 in mistakes/overpayment.
post #37 of 77
i regret a pair of baggy 7s i got for 150
and
the neon green limited editions pumas i got last year
post #38 of 77
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Originally Posted by Stylez
I got a white suit tailored in the middle east for about $150, yes its the cheap, but the tailor was an absolute craftsman. It's a bright white linen 2 button suit. It looks absolutely stunning, but i've only had a chance to wear it twice in the past 8 months. I wish I had gone with black linen or cotton, it would have been so much more conservative, and I could have atleast worn the suit 20 times since then. Even the black tailored pants would look good on their own, but now with my white pants no one can take me seriously if I wear them without the jacket.
Twice in 8 months seems not unreasonable for a specialty suit. If it's linen, it's for summer: a black linen suit is an oxymoron. (And suits in neither linen nor cotton can be particularly conservative no matter what their colour.) It sounds like the perfect thing to wear to summer weddings - depending on venue, you could even get married in it! One of my regrets: I needed my first suit on short notice, but I knew that I didn't know what I was doing, so I got the cheapest thing I could find: a 50/50 poly-wool at 50%-off in some mall outlet. Unlike others' first suits, I think it at least approximately fit, but then I didn't get the jacket tailored at all. Here's the kicker: it was black and I then proceeded to wear it to a wedding, in the daytime, in the summer, outdoors. I knew from the start that it was going to be something I'd regret, but I don't think I realised I'd look back on it as fondly as I look back on my outfits in the 80's. At least I don't regret the amount of money I spent on the lesson.
post #39 of 77
pre-SF stuff notably most everything I bought from Bloomingdales including an expensive Armani suit that I keep in the closet to remind me how idiotic I was.
post #40 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylez
I got a white suit tailored in the middle east for about $150, yes its the cheap, but the tailor was an absolute craftsman. It's a bright white linen 2 button suit. It looks absolutely stunning, but i've only had a chance to wear it twice in the past 8 months. I wish I had gone with black linen or cotton, it would have been so much more conservative, and I could have atleast worn the suit 20 times since then. Even the black tailored pants would look good on their own, but now with my white pants no one can take me seriously if I wear them without the jacket.

Now, I have to wait for a long time before I go on another trip to the Middle east. I can only pray that the tailor is still there.

I'm going to Cairo in a few months....where was this tailor????
post #41 of 77
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Originally Posted by wheelerray
1. A pair of cowboy boots. I'm not a cowboy and live in the city. 2. Several cheap ties. After I bought my first Robert Talbot I can no longer stomach cheap ties. 3. 3 or 4 checked shirts, but with french cuffs. The cuffs look stupid on a casual pattern. 4. A shirt with a design that looks like the static electricity pattern you see on those psychedelic lightening lamps when you touch the glass. WTF was I thinking? 5. A pair of J & M wingtips. Calling them plasticky is an insult to plastic. 6. A pair of square-toe Mezlan shoes. The most uncomfortable ugly shoes I ever bought. Wore them once, and that was once too often. 7. A pair of Taryn Rose 'tan' boat shoes. They have an ugly pink cast to them that did not show in the photos. 8. A Canali suit. Love the suit, but paid full retail. 9. A pair of pure white cotton pants. Still have had no occasion to wear them. Still have the gallon of bleach waiting should I ever wear them. 10. A black dress shirt-- I don't go clubbing. Not that bad. I guess, but still about $2000 in mistakes/overpayment.
What's wrong with that? Jantzen has some as his fabric samples!
post #42 of 77
Well, to be fair, Jantzen has some shirts as samples that I will not forget no matter how hard I try. Those look ok, though, and the juxtaposition between the formality of the French cuff and the relatively casual pattern works, or at least can work with the right stuff.
post #43 of 77
I bought an Armani Jeans zip sweater couple of years ago. Not that it's ugly but it cost 250€ and quality is very mediocre. I think I just had gotten a bonus or something.
post #44 of 77
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Well, to be fair, Jantzen has some shirts as samples that I will not forget no matter how hard I try. Those look ok, though, and the juxtaposition between the formality of the French cuff and the relatively casual pattern works, or at least can work with the right stuff.
Yeah....with some of them, he kind of seems to be saying LOOK! I HAVE NO SHAME! I WILL MAKE WHATEVER MONSTROSITY YOU WANT! and this beauty: The button arrangements on these collars look positively H.R. Geigeresque. I would be there all day just fiddling with those little fuckers. And I ALWAYS get a double collar stand. It looks better with and without a tie. Oh, I regret purchasing a pair of Aldo boots which are now beginning to look very tired after 3 years. The only thing that keeps them in my rotation is the fact that I don't have presentable black boots. I also regret buying an Xbox - it keeps sucking up time I could more productively use. I'm starting to wonder if I will regret the 900lb RAF topcoat I just recieved - I'm not sure on which side of the cool/ridiculous line it falls.
post #45 of 77
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
- Collecting rare Nikes: I had at least 35 pairs at one point.....idiot - I paid $300 for a horrible 3-btn Nautica suit.......amazingly bad quality
Man, you too? Thank god I only was a hypebeast for 6 months. My 3 button chocolate brown Strellson suit is still hanging somewhere in the closet. I paid around $300 for it but oh well, better find a less satorially-minded friend to dump it off for some cash. I also realize big down jackets are warm, but look incredibly bulky and stupid. Still trying to offload my old spiewak. And yes, my old J&M captoes that were made from shiny plastic.
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