Jealousy over 50 grand wardrobe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by christian, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. christian

    christian Senior member

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    There was a recent show on one of those cable networks, where they gave somebody 50 grand to spend in Paris for clothes. And, on that station's web forum, everybody hated it and was increadibly jealous.

    We've got a wide range of different incomes on this site. Yet, nobody here has ever begrudged nobody's success.

    But, in the real world, how common is this jealousy? Has anybody ever encountered such hatred because we spend money on our clothes?
     
  2. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    OK, so they gave him enough for the shirts. But what about suits, ties, and shoes? What's to be jealous of?
     
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    Tom Senior member

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    lol. Good one Alex

    -Tom
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    That's only one vicuna overcoat and four suits from Brioni. [​IMG]
     
  5. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    I'd be willing to bet that nearly every poster has been teased at one time or another for something like working buttons on a suit cuff, a pocket square in the breast pocket, or a monogrammed shirt.

    I wouldn't necessarily consider that hatred.

    Bic
     
  6. STYLESTUDENT

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    I've been guilty of the first two offenses on numerous occasions, although lately I've been buttoning the working buttonholes (as a result of "hatred" from forum posters as much as anything else). I honestly can't remember, in 20 years, any comments about any clothing eccentricities or admiration (I was told to button my buttondown collar once when I thought I had turned into Gianni Agnelli-everybody assumed I had forgotten). Anyway, it's remarkable how few people notice and how much of this is a secret hobby. Or, maybe, I don't dress quite as well as I think I do. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    I don't necessarily know if I'd characterize them as "offenses."

    I have one particular acquaintance that has made a big deal about my working suit cuffs, and has pretended to blow his nose in my silk pocketsquare on more than one occasion. He may suffer from jealousy unrelated to my choice in clothing

    Another fellow asked me if I were going to a wedding because I had a linen pocket square in my breast pocket.

    Bic
     
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    I've been guilty of the first two offenses on numerous occasions, although lately I've been buttoning the working buttonholes (as a result of "hatred" from forum posters as much as anything else). I honestly can't remember, in 20 years, any comments about any clothing eccentricities or admiration (I was told to button my buttondown collar once when I thought I had turned into Gianni Agnelli-everybody assumed I had forgotten). Anyway, it's remarkable how few people notice and how much of this is a secret hobby. Or, maybe, I don't dress quite as well as I think I do
    I don't necessarily know if I'd characterize them as "offenses." I have one particular acquaintance that has made a big deal about my working suit cuffs, and has pretended to blow his nose in my silk pocketsquare on more than one occasion. He may suffer from jealousy unrelated to my choice in clothing Another fellow asked me if I were going to a wedding because I had a linen pocket square in my breast pocket. Bic
    Well, there are stupid, ignorant people everywhere; that's humanity for you. Jon.
     
  9. gorgekko

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    She did good with her money. She got 14 basic outfits out of it plus potentially dozens more with mixing and matching, a great selection of shoes and a bunch of nice coats. Heck, some of it was haute couture.

    I get comments all the time (Why are you dressed up? Just coming from work? etc.) but I mostly just smile and ignore them. Life is too short to think about haters...particularly when you could be planning future purchases.
     
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    I just spent ~25000 dollars on my wardrobe, and it is extremely modest by almost any standard. 50000 dollars is not that much.
     
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    Oh yes, completely modest by almost any standard. I'm sorry, but that's absolute and complete bs. In 2002 the average annual wages in the US were $36,764. What you've spent on your wardrobe is not modest at all, and $50,000 is a whole lot of cheese.
     
  12. The_Foxx

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    The show, "What not to wear," is a must-see for my wife and I every Friday. The two hosts trash the nominatee's current wardrobe train-wrecks, give the person some "rules" of what might work for them, and issue them a visa card with $5000 to spend in NYC. This special episode, a young woman rec'd $50,000 and a trip to Paris-- it was pretty much so over the top, that I don't think anyone could identify with it-- and the person was basically a starving fashionista, so she bought a few truly high end items, really didn't get a large quantity of clothes. Jealous as I was (I quickly converted the sum into how many Brioni suits, topcoats, and borrelli shirts I could get), at least I could bid on the promotional money-suit...........were I so inclined; maybe I could wear it to the office Xmas party?? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW
     
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    That's false. Some people attacked me because I was buying clothes despite I have been unemployed for 2 years...

    In France when somebody is well dressed, seems to be rich, people are jalouse and tend to critisize him. Often they could buy the same stuffs but prefer spending on other stuffs like car, house or holidays.

    Many people do not dare spend on clothes beacuse of their education which says that they have to save up money in case of...
     
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    Huh? Ernest, we don't begrudge you your "success."
     
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    If you have been unemployed for about two years, why haven't you done anything about it? I mean, that is a long long time to be unemployed. Think of all the clothing you could get when you have a job. You could maybe even afford a bespoke suit every once in a while...
     

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