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Buying Frenzy - Is it worth it?

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Okay, so I am completely new to this forum and the world of fashion. I think because of this (and the fact that I started out with like two acceptable articles in my wardrobe) I have gone a little crazy during this Saks sale. My most recent purchases are (all dress shirts):

Breuer Shirt - $67.50

Brioni (2) - each $90

RL Black Label - $100

Ferragamo (made in italy) - $40.

Are these good buys? I know that prices are expected to be slashed further, but can a Brioni shirt really be found for less than $90 in a decent color? Should I slow down?
 

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you're not likely going to find a Brioni in your size and a style you like for half of what you paid. If you want to bet a particular item is going to get cheaper, you also take the risk that it won't be available because someone else will pick it up first. To save a few additional dollars isn't worth that risk to me.

As far as slowing down, that's your own decision. You only bought 5 shirts. Seems reasonable for building a decent rotation. now if you said you bought 38 shirts, 30 of which you don't even need, then I'd say re-examine your priorities. but you're fine.
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
you're not likely going to find a Brioni in your size and a style you like for half of what you paid. If you want to bet a particular item is going to get cheaper, you also take the risk that it won't be available because someone else will pick it up first. To save a few additional dollars isn't worth that risk to me.

As far as slowing down, that's your own decision. You only bought 5 shirts. Seems reasonable for building a decent rotation. now if you said you bought 38 shirts, 30 of which you don't even need, then I'd say re-examine your priorities. but you're fine.


I figured as much with the Brioni, but I hear all of this speculation about Saks and how cheap things are going to be after Christmas and start to wonder if I have been getting carried away. I should also mention that although I just bought these five shirts, I also bought another six last week. Four of those shirts are specifically for going out / bars, but still... for a guy who used to think Ralph Lauren blake shirts were the top of the line, this is a little overwhelming.

I should also mention that prior to these purchased I had only three BB shirts (and a bunch of Jos A. Bank one's I have retired for good) that I wore to work.
 

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Originally Posted by KaiserSose
I figured as much with the Brioni, but I hear all of this speculation about Saks and how cheap things are going to be after Christmas and start to wonder if I have been getting carried away. I should also mention that although I just bought these five shirts, I also bought another six last week. Four of those shirts are specifically for going out / bars, but still... for a guy who used to think Ralph Lauren blake shirts were the top of the line, this is a little overwhelming.

I should also mention that prior to these purchased I had only three BB shirts (and a bunch of Jos A. Bank one's I have retired for good) that I wore to work.


I'm assuming you're a grown up and a big boy, so you can determine whether you've over-extended yourself.

I don't know if your items are returnable, but if you bought them because you like them (and I'm not going to tell you whether $100 is too much for a shirt or whatever), why don't you hold on to them (don't wear them just yet), and see what is available after x-mas to see if the deals are better for you, then return what you bought. If you must wear certain things you just purchased, then what you paid for them is what you paid for them, and whether there is a better deal later is irrelevant. But in my experience, you never find anything you want when things get marked down even more.
 

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Sounds like you got some nice deals, save some for the rest of us.
 

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If they are NWT you can place them on the B&S section and you might break even, who knows.
 

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I'd be less concerned about whether you might be able to save $10 if you postpone buying a shirt for a month, and more concerned with finding clothes that fit you well. They are good buys if you are likely to enjoy wearing them, otherwise they're lousy buys - regardless of what you might have paid for them.
 

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Originally Posted by KaiserSose
Okay, so I am completely new to this forum and the world of fashion. I think because of this (and the fact that I started out with like two acceptable articles in my wardrobe) I have gone a little crazy during this Saks sale. My most recent purchases are (all dress shirts):

Breuer Shirt - $67.50

Brioni (2) - each $90

RL Black Label - $100

Ferragamo (made in italy) - $40.

Are these good buys? I know that prices are expected to be slashed further, but can a Brioni shirt really be found for less than $90 in a decent color? Should I slow down?


The prices are not so cheap but if they are good quality, this is a good deal. What were the discounts in % ?

In the last weeks, I have bought :

- SaB handmade attachÃ
case = £675 (tag price = £ 1 350)
- Dunhill Mulanne document case = 220 euros (tag price = 900 euros)
- Dunhill confidential document case = 300 euros (tag price = 750 euros)
- Dunhill cityscape document case = 150 euros = (tag price = 900 euros)
- Dunhill cityscape laptop case = 200 euros (tag price = 1 100 euros)
- Lock Homburg = £190 (full price)
- Lock cap = £90 (full price)
- Rolex submariner = 3 150 euros (tag price = 4 170 euros)

So don't stop buying.

Just buy better, for exemple buy H&k shirts instead.
 

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Ted: Aside from the big boy comment, thanks for the advice. I guess since they are NWT I can likely come close to breaking even if I hold on to them and they become unreturnable.

Chrome: If you need dress shirts I would hit up Saks in NY asap. While I found some good deals, there are as good if not better ones out there in different sizes (even common ones like 15.75-16.5)
 

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Originally Posted by manouche
The prices are not so cheap.

In the last weeks, I have bought :

- SaB handmade attachÃ
case = £675
- Dunhill Mulanne document case = 220 euros
- Dunhill confidential document case = 300 euros
- Dunhill cityscape document case = 150 euros
- Dunhill cityscape laptop case = 200 euros
- Lock Homburg = £190
- Lock cap = £90
- Rolex submariner = 3 150 euros

So don't stop buying.

Just buy better, for exemple buy H&k shirts instead.


...I don't know why you decided to troll a random noob
 

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The after-Xmas sales are less than 30 days away. You can probably get an adjustment if you pay attention to the sales and get them for less without waiting to buy.
 

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Originally Posted by KaiserSose
...I don't know why you decided to troll a random noob

You ask a question, I reply and give you evidences that you don't buy enough.
 

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Originally Posted by KaiserSose
...I don't know why you decided to troll a random noob

because you seem to have your head on straight. Let manoouche show you the error of his ways.
 

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Of course it was worth it! You ended up with some good stuff for good prices. No worries Valdima
 

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