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◕ ‿ ◕ May NPC - Temporary Management; New Rules

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    MAY NO PURCHASE CLUB

    Man of Lint is taking some well deserved R&R and has passed the club off to me. And like any good upstart, I'm making a few changes.

    In my eyes, our issue is making unwise spending choices (like the horse from Sex in the City, impulse buying every shoe that catches her fancy), thus May NPC will address this. It will encourage restraint and wisdom rather than total abstention.

    The official dates: May 2, 11:59PM - May 28, 11:59PM
    Why these dates? Well, the two days at the start of May are to give those of us who participated in April time to settle our tailoring bills and/or address any other clothing needs for the next month. As far as the early end...

    Delayed gratification is the name of the game
    As stated earlier, the goal of May NPC is not abstention but rather the curbing of impulse purchases. In this thread, you should post any and all temptations you encounter throughout the month. At the end of the month, you should look back and reevaluate your temptations, asking for advice from the thread if you see fit. After reevaluating the stuff you almost bought, should you still feel like it is a wise or necessary addition in your wardrobe, you are to use the days of May 29 and May 30 to add them.

    A secondary note: I personally will be using this as an award system for myself. I make it the entire month without purchasing anything--there is nothing I need--I will guilt free buy myself a Hober tie.

    One-for-one karma
    The idea here is restraint, not abstention; if NPC gives you enough pause to reconsider that Abercrombie and Fitch shirt you've been eying at the mall, it's done its job. However, sometimes we come across deals foolish to pass up (such a 3 dollar E. Cappelli tie last month) so....

    All transgressions are to be addressed with a dollar for dollar donation (via Paypal) to one of the following:

    - Wikipedia Foundation
    - Oxfam
    - Habitat for Humanity
    - Children in Need

    The lucky fellow with the 3 dollar Cappelli would need to donate 3 dollars to the Wikipedia Foundation. Upon this donation, the NPC will consider his soul balanced, his slate clean, and he will be a member of the NPC in full standing.

    Failure to make said donation will demote you from a member in full standing to a probationary member. Further transgressions will result in mockery, belittlement, and chores.

    Everything else
    Alright, most of us know the rules. No purchasing of clothing or associated accessories (watches, shoes, pocket squares, ties, etc). No unnecessary fixes (taking in the sides of that jacket can wait). $100 dollar emergency fund is available to those who sign up before May 2nd, but use of the fund is dependent on approval from either MoL, myself, or if he shows and up agrees to be a dick about it, FCF.

    All transgressions are to be posted here. All temptations are to be posted here.

    Sign Up Sheet
    Claghorn
    Man of Lint
    ChetBakerSings
    Ianiceman
    harvey_birdman
    mjd
    msulinski
    md2010
    bpa
    PASstudy
    Beatlegeuse
    PMac

    Members in Full Standing

    Members on Probation
     
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  2. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    I like these new rules, Claghorn.

    I'd like to participate in May, but I rely on eBay selling for supplementary income. I took a month off thrift shopping in April for NPC but need to build up inventory again in May. Can purchases made with intent to resell be excluded? If I were to buy something for myself, I'd follow the donation rule.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    That seems fair.
     
  4. Ianiceman

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  5. ChetB

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    Great. I'm in.
     
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Four more days to sign up [​IMG]
     
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    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. I spent far too much in March and early April until I realized how much I owed in taxes. No buy May for me.

    Edit - Also Habitat for Humanity is a great charity. If you get the chance volunteer your physical labour for a weekend to help build/fix a house. I promise you there is little more satisfying than knowing you've helped another family attain shelter.
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Added to the list.

    Last day of April folks. May 1st and May 2nd sign ups get full access to the emergency fund.
     
  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    I am officially IN. I will be doubling my spring cleaning efforts over here.
    I would also like to encourage all lurkers from outside to take a minute and sign-up to our beloved Styleforum and join in.
     
  11. msulinski

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    I'm in. I've been on a binge lately and need this badly.
     
  12. bpa

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    I'm in, lately it seems I've been dreaming up holes in my wardrobe to justify anything that catches my interest. Hopefully a month off will give me some time to reevaluate.
     
  13. md2010

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    I am in. I have dropped jacket for alteration this Monday. Will pick it up on next Tuesday. And will have to pay $150 upon pickup.
    Since the alteration was arranged prior to this signup I guess its ok!
    I really hope not to spend any money on any clothing , shoes and clothing related items. I need to do this to boost my finance.
     
  14. PASstudy

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    Count me in. Have some polo's coming, but they were purchased few weeks ago. [​IMG]
     
  15. Beatlegeuse

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    been a long time since I joined the NPC...I'm back in for this month. I don't have a job, so this should be easy considering I don't have any money. However, if I get a job (trying to secure an interview right now, fingers crossed it goes through), I may need to pick up a few staples, but I'll cross that bridge when the time comes. Until then, no purchases in May for me!
     
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    Ha Ha this sounds like me too!

    Count me in Claggers.
     
  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    So it's officially May 1st. We'll be accepting sign ups for another 36 hours or so, but here is the current roster. It is also ok to purchase clothing for the next 36 hours, so be sure to address all your needs for the next month.

    Members in Full Standing
    Claghorn
    Man of Lint
    ChetBakerSings
    Ianiceman
    harvey_birdman
    mjd
    msulinski
    md2010
    bpa
    PASstudy
    Beatlegeuse
    PMac
    Waterloo
    Da GOAT
    Zzzzap

    Members on Probation
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    Again, the goal of this is to ensure intelligent purchases at the end of the month. I know when I first joined SF, I made some dumb decisions as far as clothing goes. I think if I had had a month to think about what I was purchasing, I wouldn't pull the trigger. The October and November NPC's helped me develop some restraint; I still purchase a lot of clothes, but I've not made any decisions I regret in purchasing them.

    In that light, I strongly encourage all of you to post about what it is you want to buy after May's club ends. Pictures are fine (and perhaps welcome). Explain why it is you think you need that jacket, or those shoes, or those pants, and we'll all chime in. On May 29th, take a look at all your temptations and determine whether you still feel the need to purchase them, and if you do, purchase with this club's blessing.
     
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  18. PMac

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    I am in, but may not last the whole month as I am going on vacation the first week of June and may need to make a purchase or two in preparation.
     
  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    You'll be able to purchase on the 29th of May.

    Also, I took advantage of the two day grace period (May 1st and 2nd) to pick up a couple of things:


    Got the tie on the left. Not something I'd needed, but I had come close to purchasing that tie a few times already, so I figured this wasn't an impulse buy.
    [​IMG]

    I had been looking for an olive with blue pocket square for some time, so this was an easy decision for me to make when I stumbled across this on B&S.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Waterloo 360T

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    I'm in. I have a few pairs of pants in my car to drop off at the tailor tonight. Too late? What if I prepay?
     

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