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I'm kidding, of course.

 

 

I don't have a mortgage.  I paid for my house with the cash that Drew Keith sent me.

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I paid for my house with all the cash I saved from the Official Sales Alert thread
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You didn't try MORTGAGE20 when you received your bill statement?

I'm waiting for Jeff Bezos to buy my mortgage and then service it via Amazon. Otherwise, I might have to try and return it to End, but I don't want to pay shipping + duties
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I paid for my house with all the cash I saved from the Official Sales Alert thread
You gotta spend money to save money!
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japan model is better.  things cost 40% less and there are no sales.  people buy at retail and the day when items drop.  

 

problem is US is way too infatuated with discounts and getting a "deal"

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japan model is better.  things cost 40% less and there are no sales.  people buy at retail and the day when items drop.  

 

problem is US is way too infatuated with discounts and getting a "deal"

I wish things were like this. However, as JC Penny found out, we love our "deals" and couldn't imagine paying full price for items.

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japan model is better.  things cost 40% less and there are no sales.  people buy at retail and the day when items drop.  

 

problem is US is way too infatuated with discounts and getting a "deal"

I've been getting a fair number of things proxied from Japan lately.  I wonder in an additional benefit is not increased consumer choice.  Retailers do not feel as inhibited because the value of their goods do not depreciate as quickly, and so there is less compulsion to stock only "sure bets" and seasonless staples (denim, tees, basic shirts, etc...) and not stock, say, some crazy piece that will eventually find a buyer, the keyword being "eventually".  If you only have 2 months to sell at full price, I'm not going to bet much on the embroidered bolero jacket, not matter how cool it looks in the showroom.  On the other hand, if you actually have the full season to sell, and not only that, but your competitors are offering the goods at the same price, you have a lot more time to sell.

 

Incidentally, there are sales, I've gotten things for as high as 50% off, but those are goods that are up to two years old that I wanted because I am very previous level.

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Yea, there are sales, but it comes at the very end and anything good has been long sold out.  

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The Japan sizes of 1-2 get sold out very fast upon release. When it comes to sales period, only the perfect western sizes are left. It's a win - win situation.

LOL!!!!
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The Japan sizes of 1-2 get sold out very fast upon release. When it comes to sales period, only the perfect western sizes are left. It's a win - win situation.

LOL!!!!


But im a size 2...

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re: Unionmade

 

I'll start off by saying that I've made multiple purchases from Unionmade recently, including on this sale season before they released the 20% off code because they only had one left in my size (an Arpenteur jacket) and I wanted it.  Also, in the past two weeks I saw something on their instagram which was one of a kind and not even on the site and I phoned their brick and mortar location in San Francisco and paid full price.  

 

The point I was making was that they do go past the current sale prices even when they're offering another 40% off.  In the past 12 months or so they've had two of their "warehouse" sales, or whatever they call them, where they had items up to 90% off if I recall correctly.  Yes, it was up to 90% off.  So the point is that if they've done that twice in the past 12 months or so, where they've had pieces that were even two years old, wouldn't it make more sense to actually offer the 40% off code on top of the sale say for three days or so and get rid of their inventory at ~ 64% off (40% off 40% isn't 80% off as someone mentioned)?  That's not to mention the fact that you're actually getting money for your inventory rather than just letting it sit until you have one of your archival sales where you make even less.  As for me personally, there is nothing I need or really want too badly, just rather finding it odd how they do it.  That said I do agree that's it smart on their part as someone mentioned to actually set their sale period and then clear the decks so to speak.  I also agree that some people, though not all, do get to a point where they just wait for sales.  However the best way to control that is to control your inventory.  

 

Anyway, I like Unionmade.  IMO probably the best selection out there even if only so much of it fits me.  I also have only ever had great service from them.

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Yea, there are sales, but it comes at the very end and anything good has been long sold out.  

I would say that that's not always the case.  

 

But most of what I buy is non-seasonal, and from companies that have been making the same piece for at least the last half decade or so.

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re: Unionmade

 

Anyway, I like Unionmade.  IMO probably the best selection out there even if only so much of it fits me.  I also have only ever had great service from them.

 

I like Unionmade, in theory, but every time I step into the B&M, I am filled with a profound sense of boredom.  It is the one store where I regularly run into industry folks though.  Last time I was in, I ran into one of the reps for Boglioli who I'd previously run into/met at Pitti.  In San Francisco alone, I much prefer MAC or Maas&Stacks.   

 

Unionmade seems to reserve the bulk of their cool stuff for online.  None of their Kapital is in store, ever.  They do carry Ts(S) instore, which is nice, and SNS Herning, which is nice, but which is sorta old hat at this point (i.e. I like and wear their sweaters but I don't really care to see them take up a whole wall.)

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I like Unionmade, in theory, but every time I step into the B&M, I am filled with a profound sense of boredom.  It is the one store where I regularly run into industry folks though.  Last time I was in, I ran into one of the reps for Boglioli who I'd previously run into/met at Pitti.  In San Francisco alone, I much prefer MAC or Maas&Stacks.   

 

Unionmade seems to reserve the bulk of their cool stuff for online.  None of their Kapital is in store, ever.  They do carry Ts(S) instore, which is nice, and SNS Herning, which is nice, but which is sorta old hat at this point (i.e. I like and wear their sweaters but I don't really care to see them take up a whole wall.)

 

Yeah, that's what I understand to be the case about the brick and mortar location in San Francisco.  Apparently End is quite similar in that regard, probably even more so the case.  I didn't make to Unionmade when I was in town back in March.  Meetings went too late and instead of ditching some of my coworkers I decided to "shop" with them.  

 

Even if I'm skeptical of some of the fits, some great stuff online. I also like their collab pieces.  I like Alden for example, but I'm not into Alden as much as some of the diehards here.  However Unionmade does some great makeups.  Anyway, it's Unionmade where I discovered my favorite brand (Cabourn) and thus Styleforum.

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I like Unionmade, in theory, but every time I step into the B&M, I am filled with a profound sense of boredom.  It is the one store where I regularly run into industry folks though.  Last time I was in, I ran into one of the reps for Boglioli who I'd previously run into/met at Pitti.  In San Francisco alone, I much prefer MAC or Maas&Stacks.   

 

Unionmade seems to reserve the bulk of their cool stuff for online.  None of their Kapital is in store, ever.  They do carry Ts(S) instore, which is nice, and SNS Herning, which is nice, but which is sorta old hat at this point (i.e. I like and wear their sweaters but I don't really care to see them take up a whole wall.)

Last time I was in their SF location (like a year ago) they did have Kapital, but I had to ask to see it and they basically tossed up a plastic bin from the back with all their stock on a table and I had to dig through it to find pieces .

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