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post #61426 of 115115
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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

Found this in the pocket of a cashmere Canali.


Geeeez, must be rough. I bet the $500 didn't even make the guy blink.


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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


I just had to save this one. Thankfully it fits me. From the heavy wool, the cut and the construction, I think this is early 1950s. It has a few pin point moth holes and is bit threadbear at the back of the armpits (?), but it's still a cool piece that I can wear.
Does anyone recognize the maker? Or is it from just one of those many hundreds of smalltime regional makers/retailers that existed across the continent during the early to mid twentieth century?



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post #61427 of 115115
There's already a bidding war for a couple of my Robert Graham shirts. 6 days to go smile.gif
post #61428 of 115115
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Who's an accountant here??

 

Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid? FDIC only insures up to $250,000 (someone correct me if I'm wrong). If you have that much money you should know (or have someone who knows) the best way to protect your money. Earning it is only half the battle.

Accountant checking in, one that works for wealthy people to be exact.  It's not real uncommon for super rich to keep 1M in a checking account, you'd be surprised how fast 1M can go away when you live extravagant.  Trust me, if they have that much in savings, FDIC isn't their biggest concern.

post #61429 of 115115
Come on guys, that milli is the slush fund for day to day expenses. But seriously, I have this weird hobby of collecting ATM slips - any time I see one sticking out of a machine, I grab it, then try to guess the balance before I look at it. Highest I've found was around $1.8 mil (the receipt was for a $20 withdrawal, with a $3 service fee... LOL), lowest was -500 happy.gif
post #61430 of 115115
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

There's already a bidding war for a couple of my Robert Graham shirts. 6 days to go smile.gif

 

 Can you send some of them over to my Crockett & Jones shoes ending in just under 8 hours? decisions.gif

post #61431 of 115115
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

But seriously, I have this weird hobby of collecting ATM slips - any time I see one sticking out of a machine, I grab it, then try to guess the balance before I look at it. Highest I've found was around $1.8 mil (the receipt was for a $20 withdrawal, with a $3 service fee... LOL), lowest was -500 happy.gif

 

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post #61432 of 115115
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Originally Posted by roquesoon View Post

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I picked this up from my gambling friends - it's a lot of fun to bet on in Vegas - "how much did this degenerate gambler have in their checking?". Set an over under, bet $50 on it, then see who takes it down. But my friends and I will bet on any and everything.
post #61433 of 115115
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

Wait, this guy had 1.3 million in his checking account? I wonder if he diversified or just stuck all of his money in the bank...Even at 0.8% he's making 10,400 in interest. With all that money, you think he would of rock a Kiton or an Antolini. Canali, Pfftt, too cheap!

he is still losing a shit ton of money every year the 0.8% interest is not even close to covering the rate of inflation this year he might be able to afford some kiton but next year with his petty ass puchasing power he will be buying macys house brand (slight exaggeration...)

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Who's an accountant here??

 

Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid? FDIC only insures up to $250,000 (someone correct me if I'm wrong). If you have that much money you should know (or have someone who knows) the best way to protect your money. Earning it is only half the battle.

 

fdic insured over 250k but not on an individual level http://www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/insured/faq.html plus the fdic doesn't actually do much currently it is there to make people feel safe about the money in their banks therefore preventing a massive run for cash that would cripple the financial system considering that the reserve ratio wouldn't account for all but a fraction of that guys money (although banks right now are sitting on massive excess reserves that they really need to loan out...) for the bank to have on hand If I was him I would be worrying less about the fdic and more about the federal reserve

 

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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

FDIC insurance isn't the issue. It's the keeping of that money in such a stupidly low interest vehicle that's silly. Put 800k of that in some CD with short terms or low penalties and you can still earn way way more (before even considering anything like a mutual fund with, god forbid, risk).
 
if this guy is keep all of his money in his checking and withdrawing large sums often I think liquidity is an issue he needs to take into account here CD's are all well and good but with this kind of cash and need for liquidity he could use some higher risk investments and if he does buy cd's he better not buy some long ass 30 year shit because he will lose a shit ton long term because the economy will eventually upswing
post #61434 of 115115
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

Of course if he thrifted (or at least bought stuff from Spoo, et. al.), he could rock his Kiton and reserve the $1.3m simultaneously.

If he had the time.

He could be grinding night and day to make that money. And would buy retail for the convience.

 

True, but there's also the "working smarter" entrepreneurial type who's set the money in motion and now has too much time on his hands.

post #61435 of 115115
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

Accountant checking in, one that works for wealthy people to be exact.  It's not real uncommon for super rich to keep 1M in a checking account, you'd be surprised how fast 1M can go away when you live extravagant.  Trust me, if they have that much in savings, FDIC isn't their biggest concern.

 

Or perhaps the program they wrote to round off the fractional cents at their financial institution had a bug in it - grabbing too much - and in a state of panic, they dumped their clothes at a thrift store to be able to hide better?  :)

post #61436 of 115115
Stupidly scheduled a interview with American university on my birthday..... Anyway, shitty thrift fit pic

Barbour
LL Bean
Polo


Also hit one store and found this. Tagged large, fully lined. Available
post #61437 of 115115
LOL at a bunch of garbage pickers evaluating Mr. $1.3M's financial planning savvy.
post #61438 of 115115
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

LOL at a bunch of garbage pickers evaluating Mr. $1.3M's financial planning savvy.


Cause having lots of money means you're financially savvy.

That's why famous actors and athletes never become bankrupt...

post #61439 of 115115
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Whoa. It that for each tv/radio? Aren't there radios in your cars?

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

In the UK you pay the license fee (for the BBC, which then has no commercials) per household, not per device.
When I was in college it was irritating, but in retrospect, I received 3 degrees for free. In fact, the government actually gave me a modest stipend for those 7 years on top of a free education. So paying a little for TV wasn't so bad (and was far cheaper than my current cable bill).
Of course, free higher ed has disappeared in the UK now frown.gif

Yeah, it's per household rather than per item. It still irritates me though as you have to pay GIS for the public channels. However, you get the public channels through satellite/cable anyway and a portion of that goes to them. I will say that commercials don't often interrupt things like movies, so that's nice.

I'm happy to help pay for education and I hope we can keep it that way. I will say that I expect higher standards for students though and I don't allow mine to whine about things like projects. I try to remind them on a regular basis that they're in a university and expected to perform at a certain level. I see far fewer lazy students at university than I do those that are working towards their Matura.

Either way, education costs the same here as it does anywhere else, it's just a matter of who is paying (everyone vs. the individual). There is no perfect system, unfortunately satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

LOL at a bunch of garbage pickers evaluating Mr. $1.3M's financial planning savvy.

This made me LOL. happy.gif
post #61440 of 115115

Thanks for the feedback everyone!  Went with the brown and got quite a few compliments, so I guess it was a hit/

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Thrift fit with last minute advice request.  Which jacket?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooks Bros navy blazer w/silver buttons

Eton spread collar red gingham shirt

Lands End navy cotton knit tie

Loro Piana Pants

Cheaney chukkas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Stuart brown w/light tan windowpane check SC

Eton spread collar red gingham shirt

Lands End navy cotton knit tie

Loro Piana Pants

Cheaney chukkas

 

 

 

I'm sure both of these violate all kinds of style rules, but I don't care...I wanted to wear something a bit more outrageous than I normally do, so I'll take even a "less terrible" suggestion.  The navy seems like the "safer" choice, but too boring.  BB SC thrifted, Paul Stuart SC purchased (Nataku), Eton traded (Mexicutioner), LP pants purchased (Vexco), Chukkas for an insane deal ($50) (Ocooney for the tip), Lands' End tie thrifted.

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