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◕ ‿ ◕ July No Purchase Club - Delayed Gratification is the Name of the Game

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Grace period is July 29th at 12:01am to August 3rd at 11:59pm.

    If there is an August NPC. We're less than halfway through the month and we're dropping like flies. If we can hold out, I might be uplifted enough to run this thing another month.

    If we do go August, it'll be "August NPC--Fall is Coming" in which we carefully plan our fall purchases.
     
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  2. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    If anyone saw my Luxire posts, those guys were ordered earlier than NPC. :)
     
  3. jacket

    jacket Well-Known Member

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    I'm down for august. Just got off a huge huge purchase
     
  4. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    I am hoping to join in August. spent way too much this month. Including 2 pairs of Carminas and a navy double breasted jacket by ovadia and sons. 2 belts and pants... and few other things.
    Only thing is I get paid 15th of every month. So I feel it will be a bit easier for me to do or not to do shopping from 15th till 15th . So I am purchase free for a entire income cycle...lol
    **I just got paid on the 15th July and I hope I don't spend a cent until the next pay cycle. And good luck to everyone who is on NPC July. July is a month of sale I know its hard .... and you feel the itch ....
     
  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Interestingly, the whole deciding to get tailored clothes made for me thing helps out a lot. There generally aren't sales for MTM clothing (well, Brooks Brothers has its MTM event but that happens in September and March) and commissioning a piece takes more thought than buying something OTR (thinking about the 2-3 month wait helps). My biggest temptations tend to be the little things (e.g. a new Hober or 3) since they're easier to write off individually yet manage to add up.
     
  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    Stupid mid year sales... I'm still holding on, on this boat, but I fear soon I'm going to fell off. [​IMG]
     
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  7. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    I think if you buy my shoes, it's still alright. So go ahead and do that.
     
  8. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    Those are gorgeous, but they are (fortunately) [​IMG] not my size. Otherwise they already would have their home in Mexico.
     
  9. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    How's everyone doing?

    Someone (asked for anonymity) was rude enough to taunt me with some Fall ties they will be releasing soon and said I was able to purchase now. How rude is that? Pretty rude.

    Luckily I don't feel rushed as I'll have an entire season to buy 3-4 of them.

    Still looking forward to buying;
    1 Panta Grenadine
    1 Grey HY pant
    1 Taupe linen pant
    1 Saphir Renovateur to fix my shoe. Walking around looking like a cat shit on my toe to interviews. If I fight it, I bet this qualifies for emergency fund.

    Something I'm thinking about doing now is buying these:
    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/news/10003-simpso-cuero1

    And converting to a seriously dark burnished green.

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    To this color:
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    2nd edit: I know I don't need them. But damn would that be fun. This would be a few months down the road. Just wanted to share it with the NPC for no reason. Like the idea? No? Yeah? Dark green isn't a serious shoe so I figured I wouldn't put it on a serious shoe. Double monks are more casual and playful. Perfect for it. I already have the same double monk but on the Inca last. I'd like to leave that as is, and get the Simpson (better last for me) and color it.
     
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  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    still alive here...spend free
     
  11. Ianiceman

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    Me too!
    (How much longer?)
     
  12. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    I failed. Went to Aguascalientes and went into a shoe store. I found the same shoes I wanted but they were cheaper... apparently those are more expensive in Mexico City, I saved like $500 pesos.
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    About a week to go. Betel, sorry to see you fall off. This was a tough month for a lot of people it seems.

    Excellent job sticking with it mrjester...and those are some damn fine purchases you intend on making.
     
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  14. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    Good thing is that I only failed on one item and not in a lot as I will usually do.
     
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  15. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    So far so good for me. I've had my temptations but I'm trying to stick to my guns and build my wardrobe in a more disciplined fashion. So far it's worked pretty well and I've really been thinking about what I need to get long-term to get to where I want to be.
     
  16. MyOtherLife

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    Good to see you holding firm Ianiceman.
    For me, the rest of the year, club or no club. I've been culling my wardrobe as well.
     
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  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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  18. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I REALLY want to do the monk-strap dying now but there's absolutely zero need. And it can wait a few months. I don't even really like green shoes but if it's a seriously dark green, it'd be kind of cool.
     
  19. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    I came here to report your ass, but good to see you're taking your licks like a man! Still a bum for breaking the NPC!!!

    Chorn, I demand the harshest sanctions be leveled at this rotten egg!













    (kidding, love u betel :D)
     
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  20. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    I'm still doing fine. I plan on being in next month as well.

    The only thing I am considering buying during the grace period is a pink or purple casual linen shirt.
     

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