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Outrageous (according to sf standards) purchases you have witnessed others make

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sho'nuff, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    The other day I saw a young couple buy two dark micropinstripe Hugo Boss suits and a couple of ties for a total of 1200+ dollars. I saw it rung up on the register. Barney co op outlet store. They were debating whether to get it and after a good 20 mins they purchased them. the girl was like you should really get it, let's just do it, treat yourself, and the guy was like ok, let's do it. they looked nervous, and elated at the same time.
    Wow, I guess people still do purchase some things at or near retail for these types of items.
     
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    not clothing but fits into the lifestyle part of this forum:

    I saw a limited edition Blue Lable cask strenght bottle go for about £2500 retail in the shop.

    this is just cask strength, no actual blend difference.
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    not clothing but fits into the lifestyle part of this forum:

    I saw a limited edition Blue Lable cask strenght bottle go for about £2500 retail in the shop.

    this is just cask strength, no actual blend difference.


    i dont know anything about alcohol, but i can imagine the [​IMG] factor
     
  5. Glados1984

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    [​IMG]


    - B



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  6. Glados1984

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    i dont know anything about alcohol, but i can imagine the [​IMG] factor

    normal blue lable is £160

    keep in mind, it tase exactly the same, one is just a higher alcohol content and a 'limited' run.
     
  7. sho'nuff

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    normal blue lable is £160

    keep in mind, it tase exactly the same, one is just a higher alcohol content and a 'limited' run.


    doh!

    perhaps some celebrity allegedly manhandled it? thus the price?
     
  8. MyOtherLife

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    Want to read a really outrageous purchase now? 2 ladies in a store (unnamed). One to the other, 'You should get that scarf. That's 100% Cashmink you know.' She bought it.
     
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    doh!

    perhaps some celebrity allegedly manhandled it? thus the price?


    nope, it was retail, so straight from the manufacturer.

    it was made for the Asian market and it was an Asian who bought it.

    they get a hard on for JW
     
  10. lasbar

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    Watching two Asian guys buying for £5000 pounds of Tom Ford suits.

    It took me a few hours to recover from that car crash.
     
  11. sho'nuff

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    Watching two Asian guys buying for £5000 pounds of Tom Ford suits.

    It took me a few hours to recover from that car crash.


    that depends though on what you mean 'suits' if only 2 then [​IMG]
    but if they bought 15, then [​IMG]
     
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    Several years ago I guy I work with dragged me to look at a Rolex Submariner. He's full of shit to begin with, so after trying it on he says nonchalantly to me in front of the salesman, "So ya think I should get it?" I say "sure, why not" to which he pulls out a new credit card and puts $4300 on it.

    He already owes a ton of money and has no business buying it, but he did it anyway. About a year later he declares bankruptcy.

    flash forward several more years and he drags me shopping again. His wife immediately destroys any credit cards sent in the mail, but one slips through. we are at borelli and within five minutes he has two white shirts on the register and the total is around $900. He catches a break because Borelli doesn't accept Discover.

    Sure, he's a moron-but he keeps me in stitches.
     
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    that depends though on what you mean 'suits' if only 2 then [​IMG]
    but if they bought 15, then [​IMG]


    I didn't stay long enough to see how many suits they were buying but I was amazed by the lack of basic tailoring understanding displayed by Harrod's staff.

    The jacket the guy was trying was minimum a size too big and the SA was banging on about how great the fit was on him.[​IMG]
     
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    I didn't stay long enough to see how many suits they were buying but I was amazed by the lack of basic tailoring understanding displayed by Harrod's staff.

    The jacket the guy was trying was minimum a size too big and the SA was banging on about how great the fit was on him.[​IMG]


    Harrods staff get treated like absolute shit. the 'master/slave' mentality is alive and well there from what i was told by an ex employee.

    no surprise they dont have a clue, even if they did they probably wouldnt give a shit.
     
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    I didn't stay long enough to see how many suits they were buying but I was amazed by the lack of basic tailoring understanding displayed by Harrod's staff.

    The jacket the guy was trying was minimum a size too big and the SA was banging on about how great the fit was on him.[​IMG]


    yeah. that is all the SAs i run into. i think there is some sort of some push to have them sell something a size bigger than something fitted or the other way, because of in terms of suits, most people out there wear them out of necessity, not out of enjoyment like us. so they would be inclined to make a return or complaint in the comfort area (fitted can perhaps be translated as too tight for most people who would rather wear casual slouchwear) rather than visually incorrect looking.
     
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    Harrods staff get treated like absolute shit. the 'master/slave' mentality is alive and well there from what i was told by an ex employee.

    no surprise they dont have a clue, even if they did they probably wouldnt give a shit.


    Harrod's staff were mainly lovely looking post teen Eastern European girls flirting with their customers in order to increase their commision.

    The staff is clueless about the articles they're selling and they don't look bothered by customer care.

    When you pay peanuts ,you get m.....
     
  17. archetypal_yuppie

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    i just watched myself drop $1200 on edward greens. crazy.
     
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    Over the past month I have helped a buddy of mine pick a nice Borrelli suit, Fiona Rae cufflinks and sent him to Charles Nahkle for a bespoke shirt, all for his wedding.

    I show up to wedding, I spot his shoes and think to myself, those are definately not the C&Js I picked out for him. Comes up to me says 'you like the D&G shoes I bought instead?' ... [​IMG]
     
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    I have to admit I bought 10 years ago a Gucci and a Paul Smith suits and I have never worn once any of them.

    I think they still have the tags on them.
     
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    Watching my friend write out a cheque for $48K for a 2 carat VSI diamond...when he had bought a 1 carat a year ago for $10K, then traded it in. [​IMG]

    Dude, she's not going to love you 5 times more.
     

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