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Barney's warehouse sale

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lomezz, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Lint Brush

    Lint Brush Senior member

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    Stopped by the sale today as well--shoe selection was very much as Lomezz described, and I picked up some nice house label brown loafers for $89 (from $225). I tried on some Magli Platinum monk straps . . .but for $300 they needed to be much more comfortable.

    Lomezz--that nice Kiton cord shirt is still there, as I couldn't rationalize it. Not much of interest in the suits (mainly Boss and house label)--did try on on a nice Isia, marked down to under $900 from $2300, but alas it didn't fit so well.

    Some very nice Ruffo leather jackets, but they seem to be cut small. I found a very nice Barneys label tobacco-colored suede coat for $199 (from $650). An amusing aside--I tried it on in front of Carson of "Queer Eye" fame, who was shopping nearby. He adjusted my sleeves and thought it was a little big, but when I told him the price he said "why are we even having this conversation?" Nice guy.
     
  2. norcaltransplant

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    Hit the penultimate day of the New York Sale.... pretty picked over selection. I found a couple of nice Kiton ties, but they were still $70. I would consider biting at $50. A fair selection of casual shirts remaining priced at around 75% off MSRP (some tasteful Zegna for $50). The shoes, if you found anything in your size, were an absolute steal...75% off as well. The aforementioned Bruno Magli Platinum monkstraps were knocked down all the way to $150 + tax. Even though I'm not Catholic, I decided to curb my spending for Lent. I settled for a pair of leather sandals in anticipation of spring... 30 bucks... cheaper than an Ambulance Chaser date (I thought lawyers were big money guys not ghetto-style grad students. Damn girl, I got you TWO hot dogs from Gray's Papaya).
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Just to clarify: because most first dates do not lead to second dates (if more than half of them do, you need to set your standards higher), I generally limit a first date to lunch, which at a downtown D.C. establishment usually runs between $20 and $30.  If the date is going particularly well or the woman is someone I definitely want to see again (which I can generally tell within the first 5 minutes of the date), I am not averse to spending more; my last first date was in the neighborhood of $60 to $70 (dinner + bottle of wine + movie).
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    This can't be right, or you know about deals I don't. Let's say that you go to a relatively inexpensive retaurant, and don't have any appetizers, dessert or coffee. Two entrees is about $20 apiece, minimum including tip (x2=$40 total). Any given bottle of wine is going to cost at least $30, including tip. You're at $70 already. Movie tickets are at least $8 apiece (x2=$16). So that's $86, and you are still being pretty stingy. I think that a "full date" like that rounds out to at least $100 a shot. That's not including transportation, parking, and other incidentals.
     
  5. vero_group

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    Wow. Marriage is a lot cheaper...
     
  6. Ambulance Chaser

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    my last first date was in the neighborhood of $60 to $70 (dinner + bottle of wine + movie).
    This can't be right, or you know about deals I don't. Â Let's say that you go to a relatively inexpensive retaurant, and don't have any appetizers, dessert or coffee. Â Two entrees is about $20 apiece, minimum including tip (x2=$40 total). Â Any given bottle of wine is going to cost at least $30, including tip. Â You're at $70 already. Â Movie tickets are at least $8 apiece (x2=$16). Â So that's $86, and you are still being pretty stingy. Â I think that a "full date" like that rounds out to at least $100 a shot. Â That's not including transportation, parking, and other incidentals.
    The "deal" I know about is to date slender women who don't eat a lot. Â We went to a pizzeria (a nice one with a wood-burning stove, not Pizza Hut) and split an appetizer and a small pizza. Â That totalled around $20. Â The bottle of wine added another $25 to $30, resulting in a a total bill of approximately $45 to $50. Â Two movie tickets (she paid for drinks) added another $18. Â That's how I arrived at my $60 to $70 figure. Â I forgot to add cab fare, which was $10 to $15, resulting in a total of $70 to $85.
     
  7. LA Guy

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    Wow, I *am* impressed, especially by your self-control. I would be all over that small pizza like a fat kid on fresh-baked cookies. She'd be lucky to get a slice, especially since I could easily make a sandwich from two slices and doublefist a third. I call foul. What you describe as a meal I call a snack before a meal. Also, since she paid for drinks, your date was subsidized.

    Fair enough though - more power to you.

    Truthfully though, I like a girl with a healthy appetite. Maybe I'm a primitive man, but there is something nice about a girl who isn't afraid to kick back a steak with the fixin's and wash it all down with a few beers. I have to say that I prefer athletic women to really skinny ones.

    More to the original point, I received my boots today. Great bargain for $48.
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

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    Ironically, the woman was from L.A. -- maybe that's why you had to move. Â [​IMG] I too like a woman with a healthy appetite. Â My dream is to find one who can finish a 72 oz. steak in one sitting (and not just because the meal would be free). Â Unfortunately, I imagine such a woman would look more like Rosie O'Donnell than like Ashley Judd.
     

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