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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    unlined gloves sound absolutely terrible, but if you must pick, chamois gets my vote
     
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    Feel like you won't get much wear with unlined gloves, especially as we get into December and it starts getting to the real cold temps.
     
  3. sipang

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    Lined gloves absolutely suck unless it's fur. I'd take well fitting unlined leather over cashmere/wool/silk lined any day.

    Also carpincho.
     
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  4. baltimoron

    baltimoron Senior member

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    My go tos are a pair of rabbit fur lined ones that I picked up from Greg. Hell yes on fur.
     
  5. FrankCowperwood

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    What's amazing about that is the average salary (taking your number) is quite high, but maybe, what, 2x the national average? But the housing prices are maybe 5x or more the average. Just spit balling those numbers, but point being that there are a lot of places where housing prices seem to be substantially decoupled from incomes. And that's just the purchase price. You can bet it's not cheap to make repairs either. I suppose Calif. has the whole Prop 13 thing going so that the property taxes maybe aren't that bad? I don't know how well that holds for new construction or when properties change hands. I can say our property taxes here in the Land of Lincoln are plenty high. Of course, the state has not had a budget for going on two years, too... :facepalm:

    But I digress substantially.


    I'm not going to **listen** to them...

    They're actually pretty nice when they fit well.


    True enough. I have lined gloves, so this is more just a whimsy. I guess I could wait until next year. That's a sound financial choice.


    I have to try fur. Haven't yet. Wool fleece is nice.

    I'm sort of inclined to the chamois because I like the color and it's a little different it seems to me.

    I'll think on it, and probably move on to something else I need to buy.
     
  6. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    @FrankCowperwood Prop 13 was for people who bought their house prior to a certain year which I believe was in the early 80s so that they would not pay more than 1% of the value they paid.

    It sucks with the inflated housing prices in the Bay Area if you're not protected by prop 13 you will pay tax on the assessed value of the house. My parents bought their house in 1995 for around $750k. Now the value is assessed at around $3 million. In these 20+ years their property tax has increased to $28k a year, this price also includes some city bonds to fund schools. My parents retired in the early 2000s and have been living off savings, stock investments, and 401k but will probably have to sell their place soon because property tax is too damn expensive.

    Right now property tax for my area is around 1.1 or 1.2%.
     
  7. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Santa Clara County checking in here :embar:

    At the end of the day, the bay area is still a pretty awesome place and worth the price of admission/lack of certain other freedoms (for me).
     
  8. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Senior member

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    WTF 28k a year in taxes for owning a home?
     
  9. MickeyPunch

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    And here's me planning to save until I can pay for a house upfront.
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

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    Wow, yes. That's completely untenable in my opinion. I can see eventually getting property tax priced out of where we live now as well. Tax rate is around 2% around here.



    It's seems to be assumed that there will be substantial financing to buy a house. Only way the pricing works IMO. Unless you can earn/save a lot in a higher income area and then are willing to purchase where the cost of housing/living is lower. And those property taxes are never going away, only going up.

    OK. I'm giving myself agita and I'm completely off thread... :)
     
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  11. MickeyPunch

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    That's exactly what I'm doing.

    Edit: just realized this is not the RFT thread.
     
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  12. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    @FrankCowperwood i have a pair of unlined carpincho gloves (at least, they look just like carpincho. i can't find any indications that they are or aren't.) though I love how they've aged since I got them 5 years ago, they are not warm enough for serious weather. i guess there's room in life for gloves worn only above freezing though.
     
  13. Timbaland

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    Yea $28k a year is fucking ridiculous. That's the price of a car.

    @cyc wid it I didn't know you lived in Santa Clara County, thought you were in SF. I live by the stadium.
     
  14. cyc wid it

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    A lot of my friends are in SF (and a few in the East Bay), but I grew up/work/live down here. Work in Mountain View, live at the SJ/Cupertino/Saratoga border.
     
  15. oulipien

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    "Work in Mountain View" is the new "went to school in Boston".
     
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  16. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Not where you think. At least not currently :eek:
     
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  17. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Huh? Prop 13 applies to all houses in the state. You pay on the value of the house at the time of purchase, and it increases a fixed amount (well less than actual inflation - limited to 2%) every year. The only reason your parent's house could have been re-assessed is if they did a major remodel. In that case the assessment is increased by the value of the improvements, as indicated by the building permits.
     
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  18. FrankCowperwood

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    It's "near" Boston. Isn't it?
     
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    oulipien Senior member

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    The relevant school is merely near Boston but I think I've always heard the mock-modest report with "in". Either way, I suppose.
     
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  20. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Anyway, in the spirit of the thread... Geller garment dyed bomber is still available for a stupid good price. :foo:
     

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