(VersaceMan @ 08 June 2004, 10:11)
Originally Posted by jcusey,08 June 2004, 9:58
Originally Posted by johnnynorman3,08 June 2004, 9:49
Is this a good investment?
A good investment? No. A good purchase? Almost certainly.
I have to disagree with you on the investment bit. Â If you rent a tuxedo, you're spending what...maybe $175 to $225 for one night of rental. Â For that price, you are getting a low-quality, fused tux that has been worn many times before. My reasoning is that if you wear this tuxedo more than twice, you've already saved yourself some money. Â Plus, this Dunhill tux is sure to look 50 times better.
I'll admit that I was playing word games to some extent. Clothing is not an investment in that it almost never appreciates in value. Your reasoning is, of course, impeccable. Rented tuxedos are nasty and not cost-effective if you need or want to wear one more than once. I don't know if the Dunhill tuxedo will look 50 times better than a rented one, but I do know that my first experience wearing a rented tux was degrading enough for me to vow never again to wear rented clothes.
Very true about the investment bit, especially at full retail. I've found a way around this though. Since my closet is so full of stuff, I really don't need any more stuff . However, I'm addicted (as well as most of the forum members, I'd bet). I usually won't purchase an article of clothing unless I believe I can sell it for a profit on ebay when I'm done wearing it in a year or two. Of course, some items I purchase at good prices with the intent to keep them for many years. Example: I purchase Paper Denim & Cloth jeans at Marshalls for $40, knowing I can wear them for a year or so and re-sell them on ebay for $75.