How Well Can You Control Your Urge...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TyCooN, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. 9403

    9403 Active Member

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    I'm not good at it, that's for sure.
     
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    I handle my urge to buy clothes almost too well really should cop more, and control my urge to gamble much more
     
  5. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    The problem is the smaller, dumber purchases, which are easier to justify, harder to resist, but generally aren't as satisfying overall as picking up a grail-level item, even if the latter is at a hard-to-swallow price point.

    ugh yes
     
  6. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    +1

    Also depends on what it is. I have a few items that would be definite purchases if I came across them but otherwise, I can generally let things slide.


    i'd also cite your level f intoxication
     
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    The problem is the smaller, dumber purchases, which are easier to justify, harder to resist, but generally aren't as satisfying overall as picking up a grail-level item, even if the latter is at a hard-to-swallow price point.

    Yep

    These days I take back like 3/4 the shit I buy

    Really thinking about limiting myself to one to two purchases a month
     
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    Master Milano Senior member

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    ^ lol were you the dude with the problem of buying dumb shit and "never learning"?
     
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    Pretty damn well. I have plenty of $ but hold it very tightly... Otherwise I would not have plenty of $.

    I have a process where at each step every prospective cop might be aborted or stalled. At first we have the incubation phase. This can take anywhere from 1 day to 5 years.

    - discovery (sf.net, all the stupid blogs I read, music videos/movies, street)
    - admiration (appreciating the item from afar)
    - desire (wanting the item for myself)

    even if the item is a pair of vans I think very hard about buying and if I actually need it.

    - research (who the maker is, history of the item)
    - justification (why the item is worth the $, how it will make my life better. I actually up-sell myself during this process)
    - assurance (part of justification, but moreso confirming that the shoe fits IRL/other reviews have been positive)
    - shopping around (getting to know the price point)

    and at this point I'm ready. Just catch me in the right mood, put the right sale on; if there's a real functional need for it, I throw down no problem.
     
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    westinghouse Senior member

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    I just spent $2k on myself in January.

    Will do likely do another $2k in February.
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    good sale = insta kop, regardless of everything
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Dropped 4.5K in Jan for things I 'needed:'

    Shoes:
    Cordo Alden LW x2
    Cordo Alden SW x2
    Pebble Alden LW
    Alden Officer Boot
    Cordo Alden Chukka
    Alfred Sargeant Boots
    Tricker's Stow, special makeup
    Grenson Sharp boots

    Dress Shirts:
    BB
    BBBF
    Thom
    Ervell
    BoO

    Accessories:
    RL Deerfield Leather Duffle
    Filson 256
    RRL Belt
    Cordo belt
    Socks

    Outerwear:
    W+H Blazer
    RL Knit Card
    BBBF overcoat
    Ervell Knit x2

    Denim:
    RRL x 3
    N & F

    So, to answer your question...
     
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    good sale = insta kop, regardless of everything

    That can backfire on you...[​IMG]
     
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    ^ lol were you the dude with the problem of buying dumb shit and "never learning"?
    According to Pat Benetar yes
     
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    i'm pretty good with most things, but i have a problem with outerwear/blazers, because i feel like u always need good jackets/coats and they last forever, i end up buying a lot of them that fill similar voids.
     

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