Name pre-SF regrettable purchases.

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

  1. freefinancialadvice

    freefinancialadvice Senior member

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

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  2. steffenbp11

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    A black Cacharel suit in Buenos Aires a few years back. Shoulder pads you could land a plane on and extremely full trousers. Very nice sales people though [​IMG]
    Funny thing is, they tried to convince me to buy a beautiful navy suit in a much trimmer cut, but I wouldn't listen...
     


  3. JayJay

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    Jones NY gray twill suit that was 2 sizes to big with TRIPLE pleated pants.
    I hate to admit it, but I once had a Jones New York charcoal pinstripe suit, 4 button.
     


  4. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Shoulder pads you could land a plane on

    Look like this one?

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    Oh ya, speaking of landing strips, in high school I wore a flat top hair cut
     


  5. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    - My suit (x2) and shirt (x3) purchases from Men's Warehouse. Bad cotton-poly blend shirts and a poorly constructed black suit. This was pre-SF and I had barely hooked up a 56k modem to my 386DX. No internet specials.
    - Ecco monkstraps (black and very ugly)
    - Hugo Boss and Armani Collezioni stuff from the San Francisco Macy's. I purchased on sale, but this stuff was still too expensive for the prices paid and the money I should have saved for grad school.

    EDIT: I actually bought some Kenneth Cole shoes in 1997. They were made in Italy, non-square toe, blake constructed, and held up admirably well throughout college given their price (MSRP: $145ish, paid $90ish).
     




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    ohm Senior member

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    A suit from sam's tailor. As punishment I wander the forum, posting in every "hey, I heard about this tailor from HK that made clothes for bill clinton. I know he's cheap but his suit on clinton looks great!" thread.
     


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    babygreenspots Senior member

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    Yours are all nothing compared with mine.

    I had a canary yellow, low gorge, low-buttoning, double-breasted, no-vent sport coat custom made for me.

    Brown, square-toe, faux snakeskin shoes from GBX.

    Jeans with pink velvet and rhinestones on lining the pockets and cuffs (though this was for valentine's day).
     


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  9. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Brilliantly hideous. You wore it and loved it, didn't you?
     


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    bowtielover Senior member

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    Foe me it would have to be ill fitted shirts, before I came here I didn't know I could get my older shirts tailored to fit me better in the waist.
     


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    Claiborne. I keep 'em for sentimental reasons.

    Also:
    Jos. A Bank notch-lapel tux. Still have it, and will wear it until something better comes along.
    J&M square-toe patent leather loafers to go with the tux.
    Other unfortunate but not-as-bad shoes by Cole Haan, etc.
    Various ugly sweaters, some approaching Cosby-sweater awfulness.
    Lots of baseball caps.


    I seriously just lost it laughing. Those shoes are hysterical. Hey, at least you got your $ worth. I have to say my top 3 pre-SF regrettable purchases are:

    1. Hugo Boss Suit
    2. Gucci Horsebit Loafers (Terrbile Quality)
    3. Cole Haan Shoes
     


  12. jhcam8

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    I would just like to point out there is nothing wrong with odd black pants.

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  13. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    Several Hugo Boss suits and Aboud sports jackets. Notwithstanding the quality, the Boss suits actually fit very well. The Aboud sports jackets are like tents compared to what I have bought post-SF.
     


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    Brown, square-toe, faux snakeskin shoes from GBX.

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    Now these we need pics of. [​IMG]
     


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