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Name pre-SF regrettable purchases.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. bmulford

    bmulford Senior member

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    Pretty much everything I had prior to SF was donated. The only relic I have is a pair of Bruno Magli's that I reserve for those rare occassions when I expect to walk in mud, oil or the like.
     
  2. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    spent about $1500 on Prada and Bruno Magli shoes about a month before i joined the forum. argh.
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    General Motors stock.


    - B
     
  4. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    I had a 5 button Kaspar suit in high school. I am 5'8".

    I also used to wear exclusively Aldo shoes.
     
  5. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    Emanuel Ungaro, Jones NY suits from S&K. 4 Joseph Bank suits, some at $500 a piece, at least those were "signature gold." Ebayed them for about $100 a piece a while ago. Bachrach shirts and ties. Florsheim, Nunn Bush, and Johnston and Murphy shoes. Weird polyester blend Riley collar shirts that I used to think were cool, including one that was lime green.

    good call on ungaro. I used to think it was hot sh!t b/c it was italian.
     
  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    500 dollar Mani suit.
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I had a 5 button Kaspar suit in high school. I am 5'8".

    I also used to wear exclusively Aldo shoes.


    It sounds like you might have had more sex in high school.


    - B
     
  8. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Banana Republic, way too much Banana Republic.
     
  9. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    2 Joseph Abboud suits
    1 Nordstrom House brand suit
    1 Macy's Alfani suit

    They are not egregious, just mediocre. I overpaid for all of them. I could have bought two (or perhaps three) good suits from Chan had I known of them back then. I might give a couple of them to Goodwill pretty soon.

    1 Ralph Lauren jacket that is from a 65-35 wool-rayon blend. It was a fine-looking, good-fitting jacket when I bought it, but today it is pilling like hell and just looks shabby.

    1 Nordstrom house brand jacket (shortly before I discovered SF). This only cost me $150 and is okay for bumming around the neighborhood, but the fit doesn't compare with my Chan coats, predictably enough.

    A lot of the shoes I bought in the past were pretty second rate--Clarks, Rockport, low-end Ralph Lauren, but I had gotten into better shoes (A-Es, Ferragamos) before discovering SF.
     
  10. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    Horrible black rugby shoes. I wanted a "dressy casual shoe." [​IMG]

    A Green Label herringbone sportcoat. Luckily, I bought this at Marshalls for $100. Still, it was a waste of money. Still has the tags and is sitting in my closet.

    Way too much stuff a size or two larger than I needed.
     
  11. Meursault-

    Meursault- Senior member

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    About a year ago I bought 2 pair of Cole Haan's on the same day for $200/each. I'm actually quite pleased with the styling, but I now realize that I overpaid. Consequently, I am wearing the hell out of them in an effort to get my money's worth. When they wear out, I'll upgrade.
     
  12. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    -Ventless sportcoat with a fabric pattern I have never seen on here;
    -Shoes from Aldo;
    -Lime green dress shirt (this was a little while back, thank God).
     
  13. rkw5000

    rkw5000 Senior member

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    Fake Armani suit off ebay.[​IMG]
     
  14. cannan

    cannan Senior member

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    -Kenneth Cole and Aldo "Dress" Shoes
    -Express clothes (especially those ugly 1MX shirts)
    -Unfitting clothes (generally shirts to big)
    -Really bad selection of dress socks
     
  15. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    It would be really excellent if you guys posted pictures of this stuff. Namely the shoes.
     
  16. micbain

    micbain Senior member

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    - Aldo shoes
    - Moores (like mens wear house for you yankees) suits
    - Monogramed shirt cuffs
     
  17. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It would be really excellent if you guys posted pictures of this stuff. Namely the shoes.
    I've gotten rid of mine, at least most of it.
     
  18. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Well, I should start at the beginning.

    When I was 13 (and Miami Vice was rokken) I bought this getup:

    White, white pants
    No socks
    White braided imitation leather shoes
    White suspenders with gold colored clips
    Bright, bright yellow button up shirt

    Ouch.

    Problem is the girls at school loved it. That sent me careening for years after but I have since found sartorial salvation and all is right with the world again.
     
  19. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

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    Black Michael Kors suit
    Navy pinstripe Kenneth Cole suit

    Both ill-fitting, especially the pants, even after spending so much getting them altered, so I probably spent $400 on each suit.

    I still wear them every now and then...[​IMG]
     
  20. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    far too many trips to kenneth cole thinking their shoes were "really good".

    +1
     

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