➲ 2012 SEPTEMBER NO PURCHASE CLUB

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MyOtherLife, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Perhaps start with this: On your single barrel, button cuffed fitted shirts, remove from the cuff any buttons that are unused. If you are using the second button to make the wrist area tighter, the shirt is most likely ill-fitting, i.e., the sleeves are too long. Some dress shirts come with only the one button, so no worries there.

    If there is one area where many (most?) men err it is on this aspect of the dress shirt. Take a look around. A very high percentage of men wearing ties are doing so with a shirt that has sleeves that are too long.
     


  2. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I'm in. I think I will need the moral support to get through.
     


  3. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Stitchy, were are you. This thread is for you [​IMG]!!!
     


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    habanos Senior member

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    Where does dry cleaning fall into the rules? Maintenance via spending money on clothes.
     


  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    It is a necessity, and must continue.
     


  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    It falls under 'you have this weekend to get it done.'
     


  8. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    How often is it really necessary? Stock up on the Febreeze and Dryel before the end of the month.
     
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  9. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    As often as needed, but should not be overdone.
     


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    wumingde Well-Known Member

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  11. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Just one question before I sign up.

    How about if I vow to conduct maintenance on what I already have, can I go ahead and get more items?


    This way maybe I'll eventualy have so many items to maintain that I won't have time to purchase so much in the future.
     
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  12. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    To the bolded, you want to join the NPC but buy more items at the same time? Seems contradictory to me...
     


  13. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    If you maintain/inspect/clean/repair/iron 1-2 garments a day, with full effort, you'll need 30-60 pieces before all is said and done (i know, easy math). Ideally in the form of pants, jackets, shirts, and shoes. I imagine you have very near this number if not more, no? And don't forget that maintenance can go beyond just the clothes. Have you cleaned out your washer lately? Maintained your dryer? How about the leather in your car? Your breifcase need conditioning? Brass hardware need some buffing? How's your couch looking, has it been conditioned in a while? You still checking your appearance in a mirror with splashes and smudges on it? Your running shoes still smell like a dead animal? That book you've been putting off, how's it end? Just thoughts.
     


  14. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    Did I miss the policy on tailoring? I dropped a suit off last week and will pick it up (and pay for it) last week of September. And I have another suit I was planning to leave with him in a few weeks....

    May I still play? :D

    AHS
     


  15. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Hmm, I think you have to go one way or the other - you can pay for items you already dropped off, or you can drop off items you will pay for in October, but you can't be paying for items and dropping off new ones in September. I don't make the rules however.
     


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