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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 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    . . . . .


    Just doing a quick (and depressing) body count. Kai and mrjester appear to have fallen off and Betel is wavering.... hmmmmm.....
     
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  2. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    If my mind is set in stone, is it not on the way? Emailed Ed and talked about the tie already. He's on vacation so even if I wanted to, I can't buy until later this month.
     
  3. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    That does NOT mean I won't fall off the bandwagon after he gets back. I've got some interviews coming and I don't really have what I want to wear (proper grey pants). If I decide I need them, I'll just hop off never to return to this thread again.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fair enough [​IMG]
     
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  5. Betelgeuse

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    I'm still tying to figure the way to get it but not from my money, that will be nice, right?
     
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That works. I have no objection to sartorially financed male prostitution.
     
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  7. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    HAHAHAHA! [​IMG]

    Wasn't talking about that but... now considering it. Wimmenz only. [​IMG]
     
  8. mrjester

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    Asking for an emergency fund of $22-23.

    Ordered some shirts from Luxire last month and Therese said they will be shipping tomorrow or Friday. I compiled a list of swatches for her to include in the package. $1 per swatch.

    If I don't get them now, I need to wait until the next order, or wait another few weeks for her to send them. I view it as something I need now, for later. I'm not commissioning anything.

    It's 110 here and I have no linen. Here's the swatches I'm requesting, they're nearly all linen. My work from home job is coming to an end and I don't have a good enough wardrobe to get through the week. Picking from here will help, and needs to get done as soon as July is over.

    I am relatively low on cash and would rather not donate $22-23. At least not at this moment in time.


    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/tan-linen-pant
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/khaki-linen-pant
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/white-linen-pant
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/linen-grey-chambray
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/ecru-linen-pant
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/light-tan-cotton-linen-pant
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/pure-linen-tan-14
    http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/brown-cotton-linen-pant
    http://luxire.com/products/white-blue-stripes-linen
    http://luxire.com/products/blue-end-on-end-linen
    http://luxire.com/products/green-blue-gingham-linen
    http://luxire.com/products/linen-blue-white-pencil-stripes
    http://luxire.com/products/white-linen-cotton
    http://luxire.com/products/blue-chambray-linen
    http://luxire.com/products/blue-tape-stripes-linen
    http://luxire.com/products/green-chambray-linen
    http://luxire.com/products/sky-blue-linen-cotton
    http://luxire.com/products/heavy-white-linen
    http://luxire.com/collections/whites/products/ivory-white-herringbone-100-2
    http://luxire.com/collections/whites/products/luxire-gold-white-with-blue-stripes
    http://luxire.com/collections/whites/products/white-blue-dress-stripes
    http://luxire.com/collections/whites/products/cool-white-linen-cotton
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    I want to say nay.

    I realize that this would not constitute an impulse purchase, but you also fell off the wagon last month (IIRC) and are planning some pretty hefty (though nice!) purchases at the end of this month. Being hot sucks, but swatches before you buy is definitely a luxury...as is having linen shirts as an alternative to cotton. However, I'm willing to leave this up to the masses.

    If three members...not including you...give this post thumbs, I'll consider that the clubs approval of emergency funds. Please note that the last time emergency funds were well spent, a member had lost so much weight that his belt no longer worked. That was pants falling down; this is swatches.

    SO WHAT SAY YOU? IS THIS A VALID USE OF EMERGENCY FUNDS? Thumb for yes.
     
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  10. mrjester

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    I understand having swatches is a luxury but its a valid idea to buying shirts you find out you dont want after having them made. And linen over cotton is a luxury buy I have only four shirts. In the interest of variety and good taste, more would be better. And soon, which is why I request swatches now more than later.
     
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    That was a cellphone post. Excuse the typos and formatting.
     
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    So, uhhh, after all that, I realized that I actually bought something on July 1. I guess I have to wait til August now??
     
  13. Betelgeuse

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    I voted yes... but still not conviced totally. [​IMG]
     
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    The man is suffering through triple digit weather. Live on I say.

    EDIT: does my vote even count?
     
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  15. mrjester

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    Bless you both.

    Well, to rephrase what I meant, while on a computer..

    I have 4 shirts, and two are pink. This is for workwear. I do need other shirts. Luxire has my measurements so I love ordering from there. If I'm getting shirts because I need them (which I do), it might as well be linen-cotton mixes. Interview on Friday but it's just a formality as two of the four people interviewing me gave a recommendation for me. Two weeks, I get a position there hopefully. Which is the delivery time for Luxire. I'll still be late to the show but I'll have shirts worth appreciating if I ordered sooner than later.

    If I don't get swatches, I'll have to wait two weeks after NPC. Then two or more weeks after that to get the shirts. By then my potential coworkers will have been wondering why this guy wears so much pink and blue with no patterns (they may not really care but I will, which is the point of StyleForum).

    If it makes you feel better Clag, I just made a WantsAndNeeds xls that has $5000 worth of clothing on it. It's fun to look at it over and over and see what I really need, what I really want, and what I don't need at all, then cut it down.

    Edit: I haven't mentioned at all that I only have like 4 pairs of pants. Brown houndstooth, Green that needs to be tailored, brown pinstripe and tan 4 seasons. These will work but 2-3 extra pairs for variety (grey, plain brown, khaki linen) rounds out the wardrobe nicely. That's why all those swatches are there.

    Edit v Conundrum: Clag.. What if I don't wear these linens and I wear my heavy shirts and pants, then lose so much weight from the sweat, I need a new belt to hold my trousers up? Is this not a more viable option?! :) (Kidding)
     
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  16. archibaldleach

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    Jester, I'll vote yes with my yes being contingent on you coming up with and posting a thought out wardrobe acquisition plan. Reflection on what you want / need and why in a careful manner seems to be in the spirit of the NPC.
     
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  17. mrjester

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    Here's the start. I start with this, then a numbering system. The plan is at the end of this month, to have something set. To have the crap off of that and the necessities at a higher number. Then start buying.

    Ties are not on there. They're low priority as I won't really be wearing a tie for a few months. But there is the one from Panta I just HAFTA HAFTA have.

    Note: I've added multiple shirts that are alike. I did that on purpose. After I get the swatches, I can delete what I don't want that's similar to other shirts. Same for the pants. So the $5000 total is really false. It'd be more truthful at the end of the NPC.
     
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    Some of those are real big needs. Grey pants are big needs. Blue and white shirts are needs. Khaki linen trousers are wants but for a casual weekend, I would like to have those. So the numbers could be higher.
     
  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alright alright. Swatches are approved.

    But bah humbug

    Also, ftw, the grace period extends through the 2nd, so you're fine.
     
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