Originally Posted by AndroFan
I mean yeah...if you're talking the branded wooden suit hangers (J. Press, BB, Samuelsohn, Zegna, etc.), or even the nice unbranded ones. I actually only ask on rare occasion (when I know that they give them away anyhow...I'm always short on suit/jacket hangers), and always offer to buy them first...but I've had them offered to me very frequently and I never turn them down when that happens.
Originally Posted by ATLnoob
Target had their big box of 24 wood suit hangars on sale yesterday at 6 bucks for the box. I bought 2 boxes - 48 new wood suit hangars for $12 could not be beat around these parts.
^^^ I forgot to mention it during my last OKC / Dallas report from the field series, but I did find a big thrift store in Dallas that regularly sells wooden suit and coat hangers for .25 each. The best part was that the majority of them were vintage. I picked up about a dozen branded hangers there - mostly Oxxford. I find this funny because I prefer vintage Oxxford hangers for all my suits even though I don't actually own an Oxxford suit for myself... yet. I suppose I'm just preparing myself for the inevitable. On a side note, I also prefer vintage Florsheim adjustable wooden shoe trees (the kind that have that little metal "Florsheim" logo embedded in the wooded heel knob and marked size 4) even though I don't actually own a pair of Florsheim shoes for myself either.
Either way, I already mentioned that many thrift stores in the OKC area use vintage wooden suit hangers to display their blankets, linens, and such. AND they sometimes throw them in for free if you just ask (that's how I got the NICEST Oxxford wooden suit hanger with flared shoulders and a trouser bar).
Originally Posted by frenchytoo
im imagining you driving around a desk with wheels like Conan used to on Late show
Originally Posted by cptjeff
The vast majority of people in this country do. It's not so much a luxury as it is the standard.
^^^ When my wife and I moved to Boston 5 years ago, I checked out the cost and feasibility of garage parking, renting an outside parking space, and street parking, Bringing our cars became more of a hassle than a convenience for a variety of reasons. Her company provided free parking AT THE AIRPORT, but it would have cost us approximately $500 per mo. per car for garage parking or renting outside parking spaces - an outside, deeded parking space in our neighborhood sold for $250,000 recently! And street parking was not consistently available or secure - not to mention a nightmare during snowstorms and street cleaning (I saw a Porsche literally get buried from December to February during the winter of 2008 - 2009).
Therefore, private transportation is a luxury (at least for us ATM).