Ha Ha this sounds like me too!
Count me in Claggers.
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
Man of Lint
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.
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.
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?
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.