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post #46 of 59
ditto effect here.
started perusing SF just this year.
since then, new shoes added are now up to 7 pair in about a 2-3 month span.
and cego shirts on order.

the shoe thing has become seriously addictive though.
i'm headed to paris next week and nervous about walking by the shoe shops
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by borderline View Post
For me, SF is NOT about just spending MORE money, it's about spending efficiently. For example, it would be very easy after reading the shoe and watch threads to go out and drop several $1000 on edward green shoes and IWC or JLC whatever watches, not to mention suits and high end dress shirts.

Alternatively, you can (as I did) was get a few pair of Allen Edmonds on sale, a pair of Clarks boots, pre-owned Stowa (thanks SoCal) and Hamilton watches. Then I had my existing shirts (that were too wide) altered to be more slim fitting, and I had my existing pants (that were too long) hemmed. A pair of 501 STF instead of either cheaper crap jeans or much more expensive jeans.

Suddenly there is a much wider range of options for dressing each day where I don't feel like I'm just settling for something that is barely passable. That, to me, is how SF has been useful.

damb good post imo.
post #48 of 59
Loving the forum and all the ideas. Some real ballers in here. Just when you think you have it pegged re shoe quality or suit style, along comes a member posting a gem that makes you rethink everything. Great stuff!
post #49 of 59
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Originally Posted by tonup277 View Post
ditto effect here.
started perusing SF just this year.
since then, new shoes added are now up to 7 pair in about a 2-3 month span.
and cego shirts on order.

the shoe thing has become seriously addictive though.
i'm headed to paris next week and nervous about walking by the shoe shops

My old lady claims I'm getting a shoe fetish since the number of shoes in my closet is about the same as hers. Well it will go with the tie fetish, and the shirt fetish but without the same erotic overtones.
post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by RSN125 View Post
+1

I am a newbie to SF, but not to style. Since joining SF my savings keep getting smaller and smaller and smaller.

Buying quality is addictive. April in Paris, Sam Hober, Vass, etc etc.

We should start an SFA, Style Forums Anonyomous. I'll go first...


Hi my name is Mr. RSN and I admit I am powerless over shopping for fine goods...

My name is Bill, and I am an addict.

I rarely, if ever, got compliments on clothes before I found SF. I've gotten more in the last few months than in my entire adult life. My experience is much like that of the other newbies here.
post #51 of 59
this forum has made me change my entire wardrobe and life in a matter of months.... i now have wooden hangers for everything and color code my shirts and pants and rotate them accordingly for the week
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by John Ellis View Post
My old lady claims I'm getting a shoe fetish since the number of shoes in my closet is about the same as hers. Well it will go with the tie fetish, and the shirt fetish but without the same erotic overtones.
I've been accused of this, too.
post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
sounds about right, i came in hear wearing black....and now its the only color i dont buy.
LOL, i love my black suit, but one is enough.


+1 for me...

I also threw out almost all of my ill fitting dress shirts (didn't know they were until I came here) and have gone MTM...
post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by jyook View Post
ill fitting dress shirts (didn't know they were until I came here)

+1 wish I could afford to go the MTM route right now...
post #55 of 59
StyleForum, I hate thee for making me pay more than $100 for a pair jeans.
post #56 of 59
Strangely, perhaps, SF (and the other forums, but mainly SF) has helped me to spend less money. When I see something in a store, I compare it mentally to the things people post here, and suddenly the item I'm looking at seems much less desirable. Although, in the long run, SF may end up making me spend more money, since I do plan to make a couple of major SF-inspired purchases in the next year.
post #57 of 59
Like many here, I believe SF and AAAC have enabled me to look past the allure of luxury brands, and instead, focus on quality purchases.

Also, because of the wonderful advice gleaned from these fora, I have a) started on my bespoke-suit journey with a local tailor, and b) begun moving to English shoe brands such as Loake, Cheaney, and Church's (Limited supply of Ed Greens and NO Lobbs in Australia, I'm afraid), eschewing the square-toed 'cornish pastie' style of footwear I once considered appealing.

On the other hand, now possessing 'the knowledge', I've become a clothes snob, and just cannot bring myself to purchase anymore RTW suiting and shirting, which makes shopping trips quite a worthless endeavour, unless I'm buying accessories (ties and cufflinks), casual wear, or shoes.

Such is life.
post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by Flambeur View Post
hahaha what did I start?

And yes, I can't stop commenting on bad fits and ugly shoes. And seriously, I can't walk into my closet anymore because I keep wanting to throw stuff out and spend god knows how much on new betterer clothes.

+ 1!

BTW - Wife thinks I'm insane!
post #59 of 59
My WAYWT debut will undoubtedly be in a TaT suit, Jantzen Shirt, with my Kent Wang Square, and possibly in some J. Lobb (london) vintage 2007's.

Designer name = usually crap.
Fit = most important thing, and very hard to figure out and get right
Shoes - wow.

Main realization, I need to run a business, not lawyer someone else's ideas.
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