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❄ 2012 'SAVE FOR CHRISTMAS' CLUB (NPC NOV-DEC Special Edition) ❄

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MyOtherLife, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These late nights will be the death of me. Had another moment of weakness and almost bought some shoes. I resisted. My goal is the end of November; I get there and we'll see about Christmas.
     
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  2. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Is buying xMas gifts for others out of scope?
     
  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    You most certainly are allowed to spend on others, yes! :)


    I am quietly going mad......since purchasing a nice Zegna down-filled coat last month, I really want a nice pair (or three) of boots. After 2 years of fidelity, it is starting to catch up with me. Still holding strong over here.
     
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  4. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    First battle with temptation - received a Sam Hober pocket square I purchased last month and it's so nice I want to order 5 more. Also, wore my toque for the first time today and decided I don't like it anymore. Help.
     
  5. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    Just go with it, Thelonious.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just make it to the end of November, then try and go from there. If you do break, don't break because of pocket squares!
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    MoL,

    I may have sinned. I purchased a Hober tie which is technically not for me and is a gift...but the main reason I purchased it is so that I would have a basis for future custom ties. The specifications I'm giving are those that I'd want...I doubt the recipient will notice the difference between it and any other tie.

    Have I violated the spirit of the no purchase club? Am I out?

    -C
     
  8. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Currently, I am still one foot in and one foot out of the door. :decisions:
     
  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    We are all a miserable lot. Alright, I will ammend this........and only this one time.

    Camp 1
    For the original members, please continue your challenge as per the original dates, that being:
    Start Date: Tuesday November 06, 2012
    End Date: Sunday December 16, 2012 11:59:59 pm (your time)

    Camp 2
    For the lamers who messed up and need to reboot, or for any latecomers, you will agree to these dates:

    [COLOR=FF00AA]Start Date:[/COLOR] Tuesday November 13, 2012
    [COLOR=FF00AA]End Date:[/COLOR] Sunday December 25, 2012 11:59:59 pm (your time)

    You agree to spend nothing on yourself. You may do your Christmas shopping for others as that is not a part of this challenge.

    Now......whatever you choose, please verify and ring in.
    Any original member who is starting over, please ring in as such.
    Could I have made this any easier? :happy:

    I am still in Camp 1 and holding strong.
     
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  10. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    It's going to have to be camp 2 for me
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I need a ruling on my violation.
     
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    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    I am not buying anything until next July. With the exception of the linen suit I am having made, but that's already in the works. And I still have a few things waiting for me in the UK when I head over in December that I already bought. But they don't count.
     
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    Camp 2 for me as well. I needed some fresh denim.
     
  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Out. Saw some AE factory seconds, Park Ave oxblood, that were too good to pass up.

    I'm sorry. :(
     
  15. bellyhungry

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    As fas as I am concerned, you did not violate da rulz even though your intention was not as noble as you would have prefered. :nodding:
     
  16. FidelCashflow

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    I totally, unofficially rule you are technically right, which is the best kind of right. :)
     
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  17. MyOtherLife

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    Alright, lets try again........we are LOCKED DOWN. No spending. Any weaknesses must be reported. Good luck all.
     
  18. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

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    no spending on clothing, but i have found that i have spent the same, if not more on other goods such as bookshelves, paintings and other type things... methinks i have a different issue...
     
  19. Chase H

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    I wound up not buying the undershirts. Rifled through my closet and decided I can make do with white (instead of heather grey) for a month. I'm still in this, baby!
     
  20. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Donated around 400 dollars (their used value, not purchase value) worth of clothes today, definitely much more than I paid for the AE's.

    I may not be seeing this club thing through, but it's already stopped me from making a number of purchases, which, I think, is its ultimate intent. I will do what I can to keep those shoes the last thing I purchase at least until the end of the month with the clothes donation set against the violation.
     
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