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➲ 2012 SEPTEMBER NO PURCHASE CLUB

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

  1. Cambric

    Cambric Member

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    A great theme for avoiding the temptation to buy and to maintain what exists. We often do not wear what we have as it is lost in the wardrobe. More creative maintenance could also mean changing buttons (ordinary to mother of pearl etc), or even stitching the button in a new way. Perhaps women are good at circulating the wardrobe. Thanks for the idea. Lastly, re-engineering clothes to enhance life need not be ruled out.

    Thanks.
     
  2. doughie

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  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Did everyone get through the weekend alright? ....I am still 'spend-free' over here. :slayer:
     
  4. Maximus Mark

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    Just bought a pair of AE Rutledge during lunch.

    See ya next month.
     
  5. justinkapur

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    I placed 3 Bontoni orders during trunk show but didnt pay a dime.

    I did need 2 tshirts from BR because I gained a bit of weight and my shirts did not fit and were attacked by a rodent while being pilled up from not wearing them. I think that does count as an emergency as my undershirts are wife beaters and i cant wear those out in public unless i live in Miami.

    NPC'ers let me know if i am still eligible or if I fail.
     
  6. Ianiceman

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    I accept the judge's decision!

    Still spend free here and can't think of anything I desperately need I the next two weeks.

    Thirteen days to go fellas. Come on now!
     
  7. msulinski

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    I think you might be out for placing the Bontoni order. I believe the rule is that you can pick up/pay for orders already placed, but that you cannot place any new orders.
     
  8. MyOtherLife

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    Agreed.
     
  9. Jakezero

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    Reporting in, I'm still going strong, but I almost lost. I walked into C&J at the Burlington Arcade, intending to take a look at the Skye 2 boot in cordovan. Unfortunately the shipment was delayed from the factory, but I tried on the original Skye and the pleasant manager almost managed to convince me to put down payment for the Skye 2 boot. I stayed strong and gave them my phone number instead of my credit card. They expected delivery in the beginning of October, so I just might get them once this no purchase month is over.
     
  10. Putonghua73

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    I'm going strong, although after viewing my Charles Tyrwhitt midnight blue tie in a mirror, I almost wanted to order a midnight blue woven fine rib reppe tie and a green untipped woven wool solid - both from Drakes.

    No! I've just noted the beautiful lilac shirts on the Drakes website. Must. Hold. Fast. My credit card has taken a whack this month, from taking out my Chinese language partner to dinner and drinks for weeks and weeks, and then taking out a Taiwanese girl for drinks and dinner the other night.

    In truth, I'll be fine until October. Then I'll need to purchase those ties, think about finding a dark olive Sports Coat, and a lilac and a lavender shirt.
     
  11. AHS

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    Good news: September has only 30 days.

    (I'm looking forward to October.)

    AHS
     
  12. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    damn :-/

    now the decision is to try from the sidelines as im out or just start buying stuff??? I want to order a few belts from equus
     
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  13. habanos

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    We still have a few members from the sign up period that we have not heard from since. I wonder how those guys are doing?
     
  14. Ianiceman

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    Yup. Got my eye on a shirt, a tie and a belt but I can hold on another nine days!
     
  15. MyOtherLife

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    Surely September prepares you to continue into the October club? :)
     
  16. msulinski

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    So when are we allowed to buy stuff again?
     
  17. Ianiceman

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    I don't possess your level of willpower MoL, but I have all the staples and then some in my wardrobe so I don't NEED anything. I've slowed down my buying a lot in recent months and unless I see ridiculous bargains etc. I'm operating on a fairly strict one out one in policy now.

    I'm gonna finish strong this month. You can probably count me out in October but I shall return again!:)
     
  18. MyOtherLife

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    We've run month-by-month clubs and multi-month clubs and most are more comfortable taking a single month challenge so it is good either way. When ever I feel like spending I wear the oldest crap I can to punish myself until my better stuff looks good to me again.
     
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  19. Ianiceman

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    So when was the last time you caved MoL? Do you have the patience of a Trappist monk, or have you had moments of weakness, or do you have a big enough wardrobe that you really don't need anything at all and can resist temptation.

    There was an interesting thread on here maybe a couple of years ago along the lines of 'when do you have enough?', i.e. do some people reach their goal while others will continue accumulating till they are in the grave?
     
  20. Vovan

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    Apparently, I've mistaken the last year Sept no purchase club for this year - LOL
    Anyway,
    [FONT=verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif]does paying your tailor for altering previously purchased clothing item count?[/FONT]
     

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