3 Oxxford suits at Salvation Army

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  1. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    All right, this is driving me crazy.

    Last weekend I went to my favorite Salvation Army and there they were. $20 per, two very nice/new-looking, beautiful pinstripes and one not-as-new-looking (still pretty nice and wearable) window pane.

    And of course they didn't fit. Not even close. So I called a few friends from the store I thought I could buy them for, but there was no way the suits were wearable for them either.

    I've got other (not to say better) things to do besides being a clothing entrepreneur, so the thought of selling them on ebay held no appeal whatever.

    So why do I feel bad? Should I? Here are some reasons.

    One: I could have paid the $60 and just looked at them. But that's stupid, not serious.

    Two: I could have paid the $60 and sold them to one of you myself, at cost. That would have been a nice thing to do, but I'm lazy and selfish. A bad person.

    Three (and this one is really bad): I could have told you all where this Salvation Army is, and let the first man to get there take them. But (can anyone out there understand this, crazy as it is?) I didn't want to broadcast the location of my favorite Salvation Army to a crowd of clothing sharks like yourselves. Then every one of you, every size of you, would be hanging around the place like a bunch of carrion birds ready to swoop down on the really good crap before I can get at it.

    Anyway, they're gone now, no doubt. I am in/going to hell.

    --writing from an undisclosed location

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  2. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    Your Lordship has a very nice user name. Don't feel bad; flipping clothes on eBay is for the commoners... [​IMG]
     


  3. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    To my knowledge, Alanc is the only ordained minister on this forum so we may need a ruling from him.

    Alan- correct me if I am wrong but can't you go to hell for what he did?

    Next time, give me a call, collect... I'll help you figure out how to solve the problem
     


  4. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    "Don't feel bad; flipping clothes on eBay is for the commoners..."

    And hanging around certain Salvation Army stores as if they were my own private preserve is the behavior of true peers and aristocrats such as myself.

    Carlo, you're right, I should have informed somebody like you who could have turned them to good account. I've learned plenty from people like you on these forums, so...next time I'll know what to do.

    ...bad Bad BAD Lord Foppington.
     


  5. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Only if they were 40/41Rs. Â [​IMG]
     


  6. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    For a true aristocrat, there's nothing like a little "slumming".
     


  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    If it's any consolation, the last fellow I can remember who stumbled upon some irresistible buys, bought them, and then offered them at his cost to other Style Forum members ended up losing his girlfriend. I don't think you'll go to hell, AND you get to keep your s.o. Unless the suits were, oh, I don't know...say a biggish 42 or a snug 43? If they were, then you're definitely up for a trip south. [​IMG]
     


  8. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Yeah well... send'm to me and you can call me a commoner... heck, send me three Oxxfords and you can call me a beeeaaaatch and accuse me of rolling on supple fabrics with other men. Wow, I hope anyone who reads this read the thread herein referenced.
     


  9. StagRaven

    StagRaven Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, otherwise you've got some 'splaining to do. [​IMG]
     


  10. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Just out of curiosity, what size(s) were these suits? I have GOT to start hanging around stores like that more often. Hell, I'll do Carlo one better: I'll actually roll around in supple fabrics with another man if I can get my hands on these babies and they fit me. Now, whether or not I'm in a state of disrobe is another matter entirely....
     


  11. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    "Just out of curiosity, what size(s) were these suits?"

    They were all 42 short.
     


  12. gregl6981

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    Hey, that's my size. One word: argh.
     


  13. PITAronin

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    My size too. And - to get the real "texture" of the reaction - it would have to be more along the lines of AAAAAARRGGHH ...(followed by the faint sound of whimpering)
     


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