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post #16 of 54
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo View Post
I literally cant remember the last clothing item I paid full retail for

Likewise.
post #17 of 54
Two Michael J. Krell fluted V-necks. That's it.
post #18 of 54
I just wait until I can get a deal. It's a form of entertainment I guess.
post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by StockwellDay
Any particular reason why? I guess if every suit, shirt, shoe, trouser, jacket, overcoat etc is MTM or Bespoke, I understand. But surely you have casual wear that is not? Why not try to find the same item on discount?

Not trying to knock you, obviously, just curious as to your reasoning.
Casual for me is odd trousers and a sports jacket. Either that or I have tons of armani stuff that I bought a 2-3 years ago that i wear when I really don't want to wear a sports jacket, so I haven't bought anythign that fits most peoples' definition of casual in a couple of years.

How about shoes? Neckwear? Or basics like undershirts and such? You pay full retail for them too?
post #20 of 54
My problem is that there are too many bargains.
post #21 of 54
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
I pay full retail for some shoes I really want, and MTM items. Everything else is purchased at discount.

+1. Except for my undershirts and athletic socks, which are full priced Hanes at Target.
post #22 of 54
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
My problem is that there are too many bargains.

+1000000000
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by StockwellDay View Post
+1000000000

What percentage would you be willing to knock off that?
post #24 of 54
Certainly always retail for MTM and bespoke. About the only things I buy on twice-yearly sales are ties. Then there's vintage for watches, cufflinks, etc.
post #25 of 54
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
What percentage would you be willing to knock off that?

For you, today only, because I like you, 75%.
post #26 of 54
The only thing that will tempt me to pay full retail are shoes.. and very rarely then. I have more of everything than I can possibly wear enough to wear it out so I just wait, because it will come at deep discount eventually, even basics like the perfect RLPL navy suit I just picked up for 70% off. Additionally, I don't feel at all guilty for buying 6 pair of EG's, 3 Grenson MP, 2 Vass and 1 C&J this month since I picked them all up for the MSRP of the 2 Vass. Why pay retail???
post #27 of 54
Surprisingly the only clothes I buy at full retail are the basic necessities: underwear, t-shirts, socks....
post #28 of 54
I have been paying recently the full whack for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some big names do not do sales and that's the problem!!!!!!!
post #29 of 54
My result really varies based on the product being purchased.

For example - good shoes are very hard to get on sale. I am not saying that you can't - the recent EG sale is a good example. If you are looking for a specific style, you can't rely on a sale.

If I see a shoe I really like, I buy it while I can. I have rarely ever regretted it by seeing the shoe go on sale somewhere down the road.

Suits are a different case, however. I have generally found that I am able to find things I like on sale pretty consistently.

Shirts and ties fall somewhere in the middle.
post #30 of 54
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
My problem is that there are too many bargains.

I have a fair number of quality items brought on bargain. However, sooner or later you find yourself buying things because they are quite nice, though not 100% what you had in mind. Sometimes this can be a good thing. Still, it's nice being able to order things MTM or bespoke to get greater control. Fortunately, I have discovered ways and means of getting MTM and bespoke at reasonable prices - substantially less than high end RTW.
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