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Name pre-SF regrettable purchases.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. aon

    aon Well-Known Member

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    Black prada loafers
    Black bally loafers
    Black ferragamo studio loafers
    Black kenneth cole square toe lace ups
    Lots of black trousers
    Pinstripe odd trousers
    Black suit
    Lots of diesel jeans
     
  2. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Well-Known Member

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    Some of the responses that I have read a pretty entertaining. I to owned some keneth cole dress shoes, but this was when I was 17 and in high school, so I'm not too upset about it anymore after all these years. My taste has improved with age, as I hope it has for many others.

    -LR
     
  3. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, probably about $1000 dollars worth total (probably not a lot here, but for me it is.) I have a few ill-fitted Macy's brand jackets, a bunch of Levi's jeans, and far too many shirts/sweaters from mini spending sprees I used to go on in places like Kohls and 'mall tier' brands. I'm so glad I found this forum, because since then I haven't regretted any purchase yet.

    Btw, what do you people do with all your old pre-SF regrettable purchases?


    I kinda like my levi jeans [​IMG]

    Then again, I used to work outside and jeans were required.
     
  4. westinghouse

    westinghouse Well-Known Member

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    Actually, SF teaches me how not to dress.
     
  5. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    Actually, SF teaches me how not to dress.

    Me too to some extent. Looking at a few of the car crashes in WAYWRN that get jizzed over provides a daily chuckle for me.
     
  6. Local_Disk

    Local_Disk Well-Known Member

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    I kinda like my levi jeans [​IMG]

    Then again, I used to work outside and jeans were required.


    I never said Levi's jeans are bad, but I had like 5 pairs or so. This was before I decided to buy raw denim, and now I only wear one pair of jeans.
     
  7. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    What about post SF regrettable purchases?
    I've had a few bargains which included buyers remorse
    in the deep discount.
     
  8. Fraiche

    Fraiche Well-Known Member

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    - Chalk one more casualty to the oversized black suit list. I blame James Bond. - Add me also as a victim to square-toe herd mentality. Even worse, they were black square toe derbies. - By far my worst: 3 piece linen suit....sky blue no less. What's even more embarrassing is that I went to job fairs and interviews looking like this. I don't even want to think how many opportunities I lost. Non-regrets that are against SF groupthink: - 2 Hugo Boss sports coats. I wear these all the time and never worry about messing them up since I purchased them as casual sports coats. They're still my favorite even though I have RLPLs and Isaias now.
     
  9. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    Black square toed Guess boots. BR shirts. Ill fitting Ben Sherman wool pants. Nothing wrong with the pants, they just don't fit and were not tailored properly. HB suit, just because I feel I overpaid.

    Don't regret....KC bergundy shoes (not square toed). I actually get more compliments on them than better shoes, although they should fall apart shortly. Black Zegna suit. Cut perfectly, I try to find ways to wear it.
     
  10. BamaHater

    BamaHater Well-Known Member

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    Ed Hardy jeans and t-shirts, X Ray jeans
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    An internet connection.
     
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  12. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Well-Known Member

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    An internet connection.

    FTW.

    EZ
     
  13. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    What about post SF regrettable purchases?
    I have a few. [​IMG]
     
  14. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Like many have already said, I was also a victim of the KC square-toed shoes, having owned a number of pairs a few years ago. But even worse were the piles of Express 1MX shirts...looking back I can't believe I ever wore those monstrosities. Terrible fit, even worse quality....[​IMG] How they can claim those things are "modern fit" is beyond me.
     
  15. dasai

    dasai Well-Known Member

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    I started lurking back in 2008 or so. Before that, I had a pair of black, rubber-soled, square-toed slipons that I bought just before heading to Japan, as I have larger feet and my first job here required me to dress "professionally" (though that was subject to a great degree of interpretation, judging by my coworkers). I knew nothing of rotation, but it's just as well: I wore them every day for 6 months, walking at least a couple miles each day, wearing through the soles and never having to touch them again afterward.

    I had to compromise on my next purchase due to a shortage of funds, finding a wide-fitting rubber-soled balmoral... But then I switched jobs to a better-paying one which didn't require a suit, so I've only worn them a few times since then. I might keep them for nostalgia even after the Aldens I ordered to replace then finally come in.

    I also have a pair of crappy chukkas that I bought in my "learning phase", when I was beginning to recognize good style, but still clueless about quality. The styling is right on, but the construction is cheap and I've already worn the backs of the heels up to the faux-leather lift, despite relatively limited wear. I'll get something better once they're no longer wearable, since they're comfortable and still look decent.

    I could regale you all with tales of my poor color-coordination skills as well, but alas, those are episodes I've mostly (willfully) forgotten.
     
  16. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    Robert Talbot ties from Nordstroms. Before the great awakening, I used to load up with the most ungodly retna-burning silk you could imagine. Didn't want to be boring. Well, I sure wasn't that. Ended up throwing most of them out. The rest are for garden parties or some such. Or so I try to tell myself. I can't bear to wear them.

    I shudder to think what I must have looked like.
     
  17. silkman

    silkman Active Member

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    Anything armani. I especially shudder when I was in Florence, Italy and bought a hideous 4-button suit. Worst fabric and fit ever
     
  18. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Non, je ne regrette rien.
     
  19. Ivar

    Ivar Well-Known Member

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    I used to wear a size 16,5 Armani shirt just because it felt nice on the skin. I'm a size 15, so you can imagine ...:D
     
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  20. Putonghua73

    Putonghua73 Well-Known Member

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    This thread delivers - but would be better with photographs of the offending garments.

    Mine:
    • numerous ill-fitting suits
    • numerous colour-wheel fails
    • Ill-advised choices / colours e.g. cheap £150 Next suit; cheap £150 Next cream suit, complete with cheap £30ish duck-egg yellow loafers, a light pink shirt, and multi-striped lilac / lavender / pink tie - that get-up received 3 independents "Looking sharp!' comments, and the admiration of a rather attractive Canadian co-worker (being a complete beta-male, I utterly failed to even comprehend asking her on a date when I was talking to her back and forth at my previous company)
    • £550 on a no vent, flared (!) trousered MTM suit from Raja Fashions - I actually loved that suit, but I can get much more for my money and look better due my epiphany in discovering SF and learning about fit, fit and fit (best fit, then tailoring)
    • Usual square-toed monstrosities - and deluded in thinking that I was where it was at, baybee
    • Failure to understand shoe-rotation i.e. single pair of work shoes, single pair of casual shoes - wear out every 6 months, waste another £70 odd

    SF unapproved but no regrets:
    • £100 on a pair of soft-leather burgundy derbies from Aldo - yes, I could spend a little more and get much better quality. However, I love the colour (even if it is wearing off at the toe crease), the SA provided me with good advice on shoes (discussed English brands e.g. Churches, Trickers) and introduced me to shoe-trees, shoe cream, and inadvertently, SF

    SF approved but regrets (after joining SF)
    • £195 Loake 1880s Aldwych - last is too blobby, inelegant, and hard, hard upper leather

    I'll dig into my charity wardrobe tomorrow, and take pictures of some of the offending garments.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
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