Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. The Noodles

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  3. The Noodles

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    ...but it's my turn!
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  4. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    I don't mean give your gift to her, I mean use your gift on future gifts for her that you would otherwise have paid for with cash...cash you can now spend on yourself on something you want from somewhere you like (calling Greg). Net expense is the same.
     


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    Shabam, thats what I would do. Good call, j.
     


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    I just might do what JRD suggested.
     


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    @noodles , last time that happened to me, I gave it to my wife and told her I was going to go buy something for myself out of separate funds. Got no argument from her on that.

    Another thought is that I've used the gift cards on a few occasions to buy something, returned it and gotten the value of the gift card on my credit card so that I could spend it as I saw fit. Not sure if Saks is the same way as other retailers on this.
     


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    Someone recently said he doesn't understand the point of black bluchers. I think they're perfectly at home in gray-based odd-jacket fits or even gray suits in cozier fabrics like flannel.
     


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    Fudge...Walmart gift card would have been way better.
     


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    I much prefer TF Tobacco Vanille to Tobacco Oud. I realy like TF Italian Cypress as well.

    Anyways, I wouldn't sell the giftcard, Noodles. You only get 83% of the value. Much better to use it for a future gift for your wife, and then save the $500 for a BNT suit.
     


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    Fair points. I think I'd do black monks before bluchers / derbys, but that's just me. I feel like one would get more use out of a similar shoe is brown, so it may be a bit lower on the priority list.
     


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    Same, when I am lucky enough to have fabric for this.
     


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