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Doorman inquired about my style. How do I break it to him?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HighSociety, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. crpz32

    crpz32 Senior member

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    Just tell him it's a Ralph Lauren and skip the purple label part. Next day he will tell you he purchased a similar "Lauren" suit!
     
  2. GoAussieGo

    GoAussieGo Active Member

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    Im making $345,000 a year. Purple Label purchasing is like Christmas.

    How can you afford a bentley, doorman building, and nice clothes on 345k?
     
  3. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    How can you afford a bentley, doorman building, and nice clothes on 345k?

    The bentley is a toy car, the "RLPL" suits are just thrifted Lauren RL that he's stapled purple fabric onto, and the doorman is his dad (he lives at home in a modest ranch house).
     
  4. excellrec

    excellrec New Member

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    While it is obviously awfully big of you to consider the plight of the lower class and try to spare them from knowing they cannot afford nice things like you I think you could just break him the truth and try to be a good shoulder for him to cry on.
     
  5. Captain.Kia

    Captain.Kia Well-Known Member

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    The bentley is a toy car, the "RLPL" suits are just thrifted Lauren RL that he's stapled purple fabric onto, and the doorman is his dad (he lives at home in a modest ranch house).

    LOL
     
  6. Luddite

    Luddite Senior member

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    Was coming home from a great dinner dressed in my finest Purple Label suit. He commented positively and I accepted it with the pride of the greatest. Then his next line stopped me short. He said what is that? I haven't been shopping in a while and I like what you have? My phone rang and I had to politely dismiss myself, but I know tomorrow we will meet again. How do I break it to him? That he cannot afford Purple Label? Should I give a cheaper alternative and lie and suggest him some Tom Ford or Borrelli?

    You...you...I think you...have a very small...penis. Very small.

    So sorry.
     
  7. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Why is this guy not banned yet...
     
  8. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Im making $345,000 a year. Purple Label purchasing is like Christmas.

    Wow, quick to throw out the salary. Yup, there is nothing like openly discussing your salary with strangers to instill legitimacy and respect. Besides PL you can afford a Rolex with no dusts.
     
  9. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Wow, quick to throw out the salary. Yup, there is nothing like openly discussing your salary with strangers to instill legitimacy and respect. Besides PL you can afford a Rolex with no dusts.

    I would think he would go bigger than that, that's not really that much money, and I am sure 10% to 25% of people posting here earn that! It certainly is not Bentley money, that's for sure..
     
  10. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    In the old days, the filthy rich would give their castoff clothing to their servants...pay it forward!
     
  11. brewstafari

    brewstafari Well-Known Member

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    High Society - your posts continue to be the most obnoxious things I've ever had to read in my entire life...just for the record. I promise, Style is not bragging about why people can't afford the things you can.
     
  12. r_fine

    r_fine Senior member

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    Was coming home from a great dinner dressed in my finest Purple Label suit. He commented positively and I accepted it with the pride of the greatest. Then his next line stopped me short. He said what is that? I haven't been shopping in a while and I like what you have? My phone rang and I had to politely dismiss myself, but I know tomorrow we will meet again. How do I break it to him? That he cannot afford Purple Label? Should I give a cheaper alternative and lie and suggest him some Tom Ford or Borrelli?

    How convenient; like in a movie.
     
  13. mdesq

    mdesq Member

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    How do I break it to him? That he cannot afford Purple Label? Should I give a cheaper alternative and lie and suggest him some Tom Ford or Borrelli?

    You seem to think you're flashy and rich; tell him what it is, how much you like it, and then buy him one. Call the store and tell them he'll be in to buy a RLPL, and to put it on your tab.
     
  14. antirabbit

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    Yes the return of Mandouche....Please start talking about rolex?
     
  15. designprofessor

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    You seem to think you're flashy and rich; tell him what it is, how much you like it, and then buy him one. Call the store and tell them he'll be in to buy a RLPL, and to put it on your tab.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    I love this guy!

    I don't think it's manouche though, manouche was more sophisticated and interesting, this guy is just a typical simpleton with no imagination.

    And obviously someone out of touch with reality - RLPL + bentley + doorman building in NYC on a $345K? Don't make me laugh.
     
  17. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    I bet he is wearing a Rolex that looks just like yours! [​IMG]
     
  18. suited

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    And obviously someone out of touch with reality - RLPL + bentley + doorman building in NYC on a $345K? Don't make me laugh.

    Another reason NYC is perhaps the most overrated thing in America.
     
  19. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love this guy!

    I don't think it's manouche though, manouche was more sophisticated and interesting, this guy is just a typical simpleton with no imagination.

    And obviously someone out of touch with reality - RLPL + bentley + doorman building in NYC on a $345K? Don't make me laugh.


    It's like being an actor on a TV series like Seinfeld or Cheers. Your next roles and shows just come up short, you won't repeat with the same success. The smart ones call it quits.
     
  20. iyorito

    iyorito Senior member

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    I used to own an apartment in a prewar building in the Upper East Side until 2005, and I had the best staffs in my building. From doormen to handymen and a great concierge. The concierge was commuting to the building from north of Westchester in his Merc, so he must be making enough money to maintain that type of lifestyle(my wife just spoke to him yesterday and all is well with him) God I miss living there. I chattet with everybody in the building all the time. There was one real Billionaire resident in the building, part owner of a prominent boutique investment bank. But she never went for flashy Bentleys or Rolls. She always had the S500. She was very classy. I hope she is still around.
     

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