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post #16 of 153
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Originally Posted by bpa View Post

I'm in, lately it seems I've been dreaming up holes in my wardrobe to justify anything that catches my interest. Hopefully a month off will give me some time to reevaluate.

Ha Ha this sounds like me too!

Count me in Claggers.
post #17 of 153
Thread Starter 

So it's officially May 1st. We'll be accepting sign ups for another 36 hours or so, but here is the current roster. It is also ok to purchase clothing for the next 36 hours, so be sure to address all your needs for the next month.

 

Members in Full Standing

Claghorn

Man of Lint

ChetBakerSings

Ianiceman

harvey_birdman

mjd

msulinski

md2010

bpa

PASstudy

Beatlegeuse

PMac

Waterloo

Da GOAT

Zzzzap

 

Members on Probation

-

 

 

Again, the goal of this is to ensure intelligent purchases at the end of the month. I know when I first joined SF, I made some dumb decisions as far as clothing goes. I think if I had had a month to think about what I was purchasing, I wouldn't pull the trigger. The October and November NPC's helped me develop some restraint; I still purchase a lot of clothes, but I've not made any decisions I regret in purchasing them.

 

In that light, I strongly encourage all of you to post about what it is you want to buy after May's club ends. Pictures are fine (and perhaps welcome). Explain why it is you think you need that jacket, or those shoes, or those pants, and we'll all chime in. On May 29th, take a look at all your temptations and determine whether you still feel the need to purchase them, and if you do, purchase with this club's blessing.


Edited by Claghorn - 5/2/13 at 5:41pm
post #18 of 153

I am in, but may not last the whole month as I am going on vacation the first week of June and may need to make a purchase or two in preparation.

post #19 of 153
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Originally Posted by PMac View Post

I am in, but may not last the whole month as I am going on vacation the first week of June and may need to make a purchase or two in preparation.


You'll be able to purchase on the 29th of May.

 

Also, I took advantage of the two day grace period (May 1st and 2nd) to pick up a couple of things:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Got the tie on the left. Not something I'd needed, but I had come close to purchasing that tie a few times already, so I figured this wasn't an impulse buy.

 

I had been looking for an olive with blue pocket square for some time, so this was an easy decision for me to make when I stumbled across this on B&S.

 

 

post #20 of 153

I'm in. I have a few pairs of pants in my car to drop off at the tailor tonight. Too late? What if I prepay?

post #21 of 153
In, gonna be tough though as suitsupply is haunting me.
post #22 of 153
I will stay strong this month. Last night I was tempted to buy a watch - thank god I didn't and sold out this morning. It was a triwa with nato strap. With shipping $85 from gilt. Also tempting over a carusu navy blazer. Even when I have 4 navy blazers. And a lbm 1911 grey herringbone blazer. I already have 2 in same colour.
I am an addict and been over spending ever since I found sf. I hope this month I can come out clean.
post #23 of 153
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Waterloo: Prepay is absolutely a smart way to handle NPC. This is what I did for last month.

 

DA Goat: Spend this month meditating on why you need a suit from Suit Supply. Post about your reasons and let us discuss it. If, at the end of the month, you feel it is a good investment, buy it guilt free.

 

md2010: Out of curiosity, how many of those were impulse buys?

post #24 of 153
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md2010: Out of curiosity, how many of those were impulse buys?

First Navy blazer – its was my first Blazer year and half ago.
Second Navy blazer – I thought I may take it easy on the first jacket !
Third Navy – I wanted a Navy with Gold button – 3 button(Rugby Rl Italy – on sale)
Forth navy – Last week. Its PRL Navy 2 gold button made in Italy in grail size 36R- Bradford cut(slim) at a sale price of $499 form PRL store. How can I pass it ?
Would you call them impulse buy ?
My impulse buy was 3 sky blue blazers…..
My problem if I see a big sale / clearance on quality items I feel obliged to purchase them.
I want to stop all purchase and start building my bank balance . I hope we can all do this via this thread.
post #25 of 153
^ best advice I've ever received on this forum is that you should NEVER buy something just because the price seems to good to pass up. There will be other sales, most good deals are not once in a lifetime opportunites. That's a sure fire way to fill your closet with things you end up never wearing. If you bought four navy blazers in the past year and a half (!) I can almost guarantee some of them will be sold off or will end up sitting in the back of your closet. For the most part, you should only buy something new if it fills a gap in your wardrobe and you're confident it will get significant wear.
post #26 of 153
Thread Starter 

^

 

I'd agree with the above. As far as the "it's on sale attitude": on a per item basis, you'll occasionally get excellent deals (a great price for a quality item which will see a lot of wear), but in between those items there are a lot of duds. On the balance, you probably come out behind rather than ahead.

 

The exception I'd make would be once in a lifetime items rather than once in a lifetime prices.

post #27 of 153
^^True. This month I will try my absolute best not to buy anything and if I succeed I will continue this…
30 more days to go ……
post #28 of 153
I took advantage of the grace period today and dropped off four pairs of pants and a jacket for alterations. Everything is paid for and will be ready on May 15—should be a nice mid-month boost to pick those up.

I also dropped off a jacket for dry cleaning. Tomorrow I'll drop off a pair of shoes for repair, and that will be it for May.
Edited by ChetB - 5/1/13 at 11:58pm
post #29 of 153
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I strongly encourage all of you to post about what it is you want to buy after May's club ends. Pictures are fine (and perhaps welcome). Explain why it is you think you need that jacket, or those shoes, or those pants, and we'll all chime in. On May 29th, take a look at all your temptations and determine whether you still feel the need to purchase them, and if you do, purchase with this club's blessing.

I'll start this off. I've been wanting a pair of Rancourt Ranger Mocs for a while now.



I wear my current, two-year-old pair of mocs (Mark McNairy for Bass) often, but they're pretty beat up, and the quality is not great. I know I'd get a lot of use out of these, especially since I'm returning to school soon after a few years away and will be dressing more casually.

Second temptation: Nike Air Vortex.



Again, trying to build up the casual shoe rotation before school. I actually bought these today on impulse but am going to return them and sit on the decision for a month. I've been wanting a pair of vintage-style Nikes, but there may be a better model out there. If I still want these in a month, I may re-purchase them.
Edited by ChetB - 5/2/13 at 12:38am
post #30 of 153
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If possible, post pictures of the pair they'll be replacing fing02[1].gif

 

Smart move on the return. Not enough people take advantage of return policies in general. Endowment effect.

 

Everyone else, 12 more hours to sign up on time and get access to the $100 dollar emergency fund.

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