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NO PURCHASE CLUB for OCTOBER 2011

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MyOtherLife, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to get this up so late.
    Did you take advantage in these last few days? Well keep it to yourself. :)

    Here now is the
    Official NO PURCHASE CLUB for OCTOBER 2011

    We begin the challenge on FRIDAY OCTOBER 07, 2011 (inclusive)
    This means 1 second after midnight Thursday night, you stop spending.
    Sign-ups begin immediately!

    For anyone new to this challenge, the purpose of this club is to assist you, through solidarity with other weak souls, to save your money and wean you off the addiction to frivilous spending.

    Rules:

    1) You agree, first with yourself, and secondly before all of humanity, that you will spend not one cent on clothes or clothing-related items or accessories for yourself for the remainder of this month; that being 23:59:59 hrs October 31, 2011.

    2) You will perform maintenance on the wardrobe you already have (iron shirts, sew buttons, clean & polish shoes, lotioning leather goods, etc) to keep your things in good working order.

    3) You will immediately and truthfully report any and all spending not provided for in the rules, listing the item(s) purchased and amount spent ($$).

    4) Should you weaken and spend, after reporting it on this thread, you must continue to the end of the challenge period. No quitting!

    5) On the last day of the challenge, you will report in one last time before the deadline of 23:59:59 hrs October 31, 2011. If you have spent nothing, you must report in and confirm. This allows me to make a final scorecard. Anyone who has not reported in, even though they have not spent, will not have fulfilled the agreement and will therefore be listed as M.I.A. (Missing In Action) but will not be credited with having successfully completed the challenge.



    Exceptions and Emergency Fund (please read carefully)

    A) First time Members - $100 allowance for emergencies only

    B) Successful Members of the September 2011 NPC - Up to $200 allowance for whatever you like (a small reward for your fidelity last month)

    C) Failed members of the September 2011 NPC - $0 ...that's right...nothing. No mercy. You blew it last month and you need to buckle down. :)



    F.A.A.Q. (Frequently Asked or Anticipated Questions)


    Gentlemen, each and every one of you is encouraged to join and I do mean everyone!
    For those of you who are not yet members of Styleforum, you are encouraged to take a few minutes and sign up. become a member today and play with us!
    Now.....are you ready?...... Christmas is coming and it's not too late to start saving!
    Who is in?! Who dares to save? Who is with me?! ARRRRRGH>>> :):D::slayer::happy::embar::foo::nodding::satisfied:
     
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  2. Radagast

    Radagast Well-Known Member

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  3. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while since I joined the NPC. I'm back in for October. :slayer:
     
  4. Duppy

    Duppy Well-Known Member

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    Count me in again MoL. Lets see if I can make a trend of not purchasing.
     
  5. sftiger

    sftiger Well-Known Member

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    I guess this means I'll need to get all of my purchases done this week!
     
  6. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. And anyone want to bet I won't spend money this month given I failed last month. Would be a nice incentive :fonz:
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    Good to see you brave souls. ....and where are the others? ..probably out spending their butts off before Friday. Could I have made this any easier for them?
    We should come up with creative punishment ideas.
     
  8. tone76

    tone76 Well-Known Member

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    Having recently completed a dress shirt audit (one of my maintenance tasks as part of September's NPC), I have found I only own one dress shirt that fits well. :fu: So, do I go buy some more shirts before Friday and then join October's NPC, or do I sit it out?

    It should be noted that I did cull my rotation down from 14 shirts to 6, the 8 that got cut were just completely off in either the yoke width or sleeve length. Of the remaining 6, one fits well and the other 5 are acceptable as long as I don't wear them with a jacket. :embar:

    My Park Avenues are also yet to be Topy'ed (Topied?).
     
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  9. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Well-Known Member

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    In. Also didn't spend anything last month.
     
  10. Katamar13

    Katamar13 Active Member

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    In but not too sure about my strength. Winter is getting closer and I have a weakness for sweaters. I'm getting some boots resoled though. I need winter boots.
     
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  12. RicPac

    RicPac Well-Known Member

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    count me in again i will be losing my job in 2 weeks and will be unemployed so 2 weeks of saving into october will be a good thing till a new job comes around.
     
  13. MadAboutPlaid

    MadAboutPlaid Well-Known Member

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    I'm in again for October. I really felt a sense of accomplishment in September!
     
  14. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

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    Now wait just a doggone minute!

    :paranoia:
     
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    thiago Active Member

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    stevent Well-Known Member

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    I just bought an Acne raincoat, RRL low straights and pair of suface to air jeans. Not checking any shopping sites of any sort once this starts.
     
  17. HomerJ

    HomerJ Well-Known Member

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    A "No Purchase Club" where you can spend $100. Or $200 even.
    For October 2011 but it starts on the second week.

    Interesting concept.
     
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  18. Saltricks

    Saltricks Well-Known Member

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    Some shirts of mine don't fit without alterations...do I have to suffer a month in poorly fitting clothes? I NEED to join the club for a couple months.
     
  19. forseti6

    forseti6 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. I spent way too much in September.
     
  20. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    You've cherry-picked this out of its original context, leaving out the 3rd group allowed $0.00
    It is designed to wean them off spending. The $200 chapter is for those who proved that they can go an entire month without spending and therefore this group would be less likely to spend their allowance anyway. See how it works?
    We're starting late because I didn't get the thread up earlier. This was my fault.
    I've tried other clubs with harder rules and it proved too hard for most. Small steps therefore.
    Wait until you see next months club rules ;)



    In which way does your shirts have to be altered? Please specify.
     
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