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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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    Plan to scratch that itch in the last few days of May or the first few days of June. You control the itch, don't let the itch control you.
     
  2. Beatlegeuse

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    So, I think I failed, but hear me out. I was great all month, didn't buy anything, didn't even have many urges. But Epaulet was offering a pre-order for the Rudy fit of their trousers (the perfect fit for me, and they only offer pre-orders on this maybe 4 or 5 times per year max) and you had to get your order in by today. If I didn't, I would have had to wait another couple months before they offered another pre-order.

    I ended up getting 2 pairs of staple trousers - navy linen and grey hopsack, which were both on the "needs" section of my wish list. I could have easily waited until the end if the month, or even next month, but I had to get my order in before the took the pre-order off their website.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't epaulet know about NPC? Someone should inform them they should've waited two more days.
     
  4. ChetB

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    June is almost here. Before buying new stuff, I'd rather spend money altering stuff I already own and love. Here's my tailoring wish list.

    • Barbour Beaufort — take in sides 4", $90. My size 40 fits more like a traditional size 44. Hoping to get it to fit more like my Barbour International.
    • Brooks Brothers oxford cloth shirts x 7 — take in sides and sleeves and shorten, $180. I considered just buying new shirts, but a few of these are Black Fleece and the others barely worn, so I think they're worth altering. Will wear these casually, no tie.
    • Kiton 7 fold tie — reduce width to 3.5", $20. I picked this up at TJ Maxx a year ago. It's a navy repp with burgundy stripes and just under 4" wide.
    • O'Connell's shetland sweater — take in sides, $30. I bought this last winter. It's my favorite sweater but a size too large.

    I've been gathering these quotes throughout the month. Just over $300 total, plus shipping (jacket has to be shipped to Barbour, the tie to Tie Crafters, and the sweater to knitalteration.com). Shirts will be done by the in-house guy at Brooks Brothers.

    I'm still working on a complete wardrobe wish list a la Beatlegeuse.
     
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  5. Beatlegeuse

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    Yeah, my sentiments exactly. If I failed, then it is what it is, but I feel good that I made it as long as I did without purchasing anything else throughout the rest of the month.


    Nice! I think everyone can benefit from having a full wish list. It's working so far, as the top two items on my list are what I got from Epaulet.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    A good way to provide some self-confirmation that the purchase is really something you wanted.

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    Also, the June NPC thread is now live.
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/349323/june-no-purchase-club-temporary-management-new-rules


    This weekend I'm commissioning two shirts, paying upfront, and getting a tie from Cantabrigian. I've got about 24 hours before I can start making purchases. I think the most of y'all have 36 or so.


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  7. Beatlegeuse

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    I made it !
    No purchase for the entire month.
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    There was something you almost got at one point. Do you still want to get it? (If so, you should, with the club's blessing).
     
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    There was the sweater for $49 and TRIWA watch for $65. I am happy I didn’t buy it. First time in few years I had a purchase free month. Just 1 month helped me focus on what I need.
    Little story – I had to go to a weeding about 2 weeks ago. I have few new suits for special occasions. But unfortunately none of them are altered(they have been sitting in closet for 6-24 months!). Even trousers are not done. I have been so busy buying staffs ; it didn’t matter if I wear it or not. Well 4 suits needs alteration. Bunch of pants need hamming.
    I am trying to focus on what I have in my wardrobe and will try to get more wear out of them before making anymore useless purchase.
     
  11. ChetB

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    Good job this month everybody. :cheers:

    I'm still working on my wardrobe wish list. I'll keep working on it during June NPC and will begin building in earnest in July. In the meantime, I'll make a couple of purchases before June NPC starts:

    —Brooks Brothers opera pumps. Not a "must have," but I spotted these for $20 recently at a consignment shop and would love to add them to my in-progress black tie set
    —Barbour snap-on hood
    —Nike running shorts. On sale for $3 currently, and I need some new running gear.

    Nothing too exciting. In addition to these, I'll be getting the Brooks shirts (though maybe just a few of them) and Barbour jacket that I mentioned earlier altered. I'll wait a while on the other alterations.
     
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  12. msulinski

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    I made my post-month purchase today. I returned a pair of shoes to Charles Tywhitt that were basically duplicates of my AE Strands. I ended up with a more expensive pair of black cap-toes (a spot in my shoe wardrobe that sorely needed filling). They honored the 20% off I got on the original pair, so I only ended up having to shell out an extra $110. This is the pair I ended up with if anyone is interested: http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shoes...es?q=usddefault||MC003BLK|||||||||||||&page=3
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Instead of getting two shirts, I'm getting two ties (to be honest, it's just because I don't want to bother making the trip to the tailors). I've been drooling over these two for the last two months:

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