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post #31 of 56
I pay full price for things I really like and I know will be sold out by the time a sales rolls around.
post #32 of 56
Staples. You'll never miss a few dollars per wear, considering their useful lifespan.
post #33 of 56
I've paid full price for shoes, that's about it.
post #34 of 56
I wish I had learned this earlier: "If you didn't love it at retail price, then it's not a deal at a discounted price." Or something like that.
Edited by Superfluous - 3/19/13 at 5:01pm
post #35 of 56
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I wish I had learned this earlier "If you didn't love it at retail price, then it's not a deal at a discounted price." Or something like that.

 

+1 to that. I think that most people think that without being able to verbalize it the way that you did. When I don't love something at msrp but buy it at a discounted price, it's not because I think that it's a deal; it's because I think that the discounted price should have been the retail price to begin with, and I can see the value in it at the discounted price.

post #36 of 56
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I wish I had learned this earlier "If you didn't love it at retail price, then it's not a deal at a discounted price." Or something like that.

+1 exactly!

post #37 of 56
I've paid retail for a couple pairs of Aldens. Thinking about picking up a pair of CJs at retail now that all the deal sites are gone
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

I've noticed that SF members have a good know-how to purchase items at a discount. But what are some items that you would pay full price for? What are worthy of your every penny?

 

1. Suits - bespoke

 

2. Shirts - bespoke

 

3. Ties - bespoke

 

4. Shoes - bespoke

 

5. Watches

 

6. Others

post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I buy everything full price. If it happens to be on sale great. I don't haggle with people either. Being thrifty is not an attractive quality in a man.

 

I haggle on every opportunity I got.

post #40 of 56
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I buy everything full price. If it happens to be on sale great. I don't haggle with people either. Being thrifty is not an attractive quality in a man.

I think there's a fine line. I'd say don't get worked up about it and don't haggle over something negligible. Sometimes you also know what you're willing to pay for something.

So you're telling me that when you buy a watch, for example, you don't ask if they take anything off the price? Sometimes a simple question will take 10-15% off the retail price just to start. Other times, like with Cartier, they'll say there's no discounting allowed at all.
post #41 of 56
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post


I think there's a fine line. I'd say don't get worked up about it and don't haggle over something negligible. Sometimes you also know what you're willing to pay for something.

So you're telling me that when you buy a watch, for example, you don't ask if they take anything off the price? Sometimes a simple question will take 10-15% off the retail price just to start. Other times, like with Cartier, they'll say there's no discounting allowed at all.

He's just stoking a fire. I'd be willing to bet that he's taken a peek or two into one of the "When's the next sale at X store" threads on this forum.

post #42 of 56
Suits 

I have tried many suits for many years. Most often than not, the jackets fit well or close to perfect, but the pants never seemed to fit the way I wanted. The leg opening are usually too tapered, rise too low or waist too tight fitting, and that is my reason of abandoning them altogether. If there is one thing I am picky about, it is the pants. I eventually stopped trying. It was only when I gave Tom Ford a chance a few years ago because of the massive hype, that took me by surprise.

I have discovered that they fit really well in every aspect. The jacket fitted well and more importantly, the pants fitted really good. In Base A, the leg opening can be too wide off the rack but it gives you the luxury of altering it the way you want it to be.
I like this aspect of it, I wish other houses does this and if they did, I would have bought from them.
And I must say this:- TF pants (wool/ wool-cashmere) is definitely one of the most comfortable pants I have ever tried on, having tried so many of them over the years. I have also been getting comments on how great of a quality those pants are from my tailor, in terms of cloth and construction. I don't know much about tailoring but my respected tailor must have seen something special that I may have missed. I have been bringing so many pants of diff brands over the years and we hardly made any decent conversation but these repeated comments came as a surprise. Very reassuring that I am paying for quality.

I own close to 10 pairs of TF suits now. Almost 3/4 of them I bought discounted - some of them heavily discounted, others not so much (labels all intact, not cut/ red-marked tongue.gif) . And bought the rest full price, with one MTO. It is a shame that discounted TF for my size does not come by often. A matter of chance and keeping my eyes peeled for it pays off.

Would I pay full price? If there is a particular cloth/pattern that I really like, I would pay full price RTW/ MTO/ MTM. I am by no means rich or well off, but if I were to make a full price purchase of such calibre, it would be either a pair or two annually. That is my limit. I have decreased my needs now having quite a few in rotation unless something special come along.

That said, I am more than happy to pay full price for a TF tux for my upcoming wedding. smile.gif

With the price, as some might ask, I might be better off economically doing a MTM by other house . I must be honest that I have never done a MTM in my life. It would take a leap of faith to be able to submit myself to a MTM. I have heard great things about it. Perhaps, I may just take that leap of faith. But for now, it will be from Tom Ford. That much for brand loyalty.


Shirts

Discounted most of the time.
In Australia, we have Rhodes & Beckhett - Egyptian cotton - made in Vietnam. Fits really well for me and comfortable for work. Half price or I won't buy.
TF mostly discounted. I have obtain a few full priced over the years. Usually in HK.


Ties - Almost always discounted with a few exceptions of E. Zegna ties.

Shoes - Full price for G&G, Bally. The rest mostly discounted.

Watches - Always discounted. Best place for luxury watches is in Singapore and HK. Dubai has good prices but I havent made any there.
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

When Jesus comes back he'll be wearing AE seconds. Hope you boys are ready.

AE seconds? Jesus was last seen wearing "handmade" footwear.

Satan wears only 1st quality high end clothing and foot wear. He get the friends and family discount from most retailers devil.gif
post #44 of 56
Paying full retail gives you selection. Looking for deals gets you factory seconds, rejects, end of lines. I have no problem paying retail for high quality items made by properly paid domestic workers.
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I buy everything full price. If it happens to be on sale great. I don't haggle with people either. Being thrifty is not an attractive quality in a man.

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