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Styleforum Gives 2015 - Our annual holiday charity auctions for the Ronald McDonald House.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. diadem

    diadem Senior member

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    2250.
     
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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    This is so good.

    Remember, right now, the total is $9580. So, if someone can bid this up just $170 more to $2420, to $2 we'll start today with $12K in the bank. That would really be awesome.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    anyone? Surely, @PartagasIV , you don't want to lose now.
     
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    PartagasIV Senior member

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    $2300.
     
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  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Takes it! Thanks for the very generous bid and congratulations on taking this. Please email me at styleforum.net@gmail.com for further instructions, please.

    Yes. I apologize for that. I was working out so that I can eat copious amounts of rich food and still look okay (with clothes judiciously chosen and being worn. Or heavily photoshopped.)
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Don't worry about that. We have an advanced thread on oversized clothes that you can read up on. Style forum robot should have posted it as a joke holiday special
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    So, today, we'll be doing some Equus belts. In fact, a pair of unlined belts and a watch strap (non-exotics, not precious metals). The total retail value is approximately 300 GBP, with some variance, of course. @Equus Leather has graciously offered to allow substitutions, like putting the retail price of one item towards a more precious item, so there is quite a bit of latitude here.

    Here is the schedule of auctions starts until Christmas.
    Dec 16: Equus Watch Strap and 2 belts (non-exotics)
    Dec 17 Kent Wang – Duo of watches http://www.kentwang.com/misc/bauhaus-watch-v4-white.html (http://www.kentwang.com/misc/bauhaus-watch-v3-black.html)
    Dec 18: Yellowhook neckties - A bottle of Four Roses "La Brigantessa" Bourbona beautiful red tie in honor of Four Roses new Master Distiller Brent Elliot in a lovely cotton/linen/silk blend, and Rob's choice of another one of our Holiday Plaid ties
    Dec 19: Drinkwaters: Four (4) MTM Individualized Shirts in the fabric range of A thru L. Over 500 fabrics
    Dec 20: Pediwear Loake Aldwych shoes
    Dec 21: J Fitzpatrick A free pair of shoes to the winner's choice.
    Dec 22: Notre Viberg Boots of the winner's choice.
    Dec 23: Gaziano&Girling – MTO belt 3.0 or 3.5 cm, suede or leather, (note: no exotics)
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Auction 14: Equus watch strap and 2 unined belts!
    Ends Wednesday, Dec 17, 12 p.m.. or 10 minutes after the last bid, whichever comes later (or apparently, when I finish my workout).
    Let's start the bidding... now.

    Today, we have an auction for any two unlined belts and a watch strap (non-precious metal or special edition buckles, no exotic skins) from Equus Leather. As some of you may know, I have over 60 belts - probably closer to 70 now, andboth of my Equus belts make are in the half dozen that find their way into my regular rotation. The leather is terrific, workmanship precise, and the special buckles, in particular, are really special. In fact, I asked for another Equus belt for a Christmas present from my wife.

    Approximate retail value of 300 GBP, or $450 USD

    Bidding starts at $225, and the minimum bid increment for this auction will be $20.Bid generously and often! It's for the kids.

    Good luck, everyone. Happy Holidays.

    Please bid often and generously. What better way is there to spend money and get some great loot at the same time?

    Here are some pictures to whet your appetites:

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  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Tally: $9580 + $2300 = $11880.

    Boom. Let's blow this up to over $12K with our very first bid for this next auction.
     
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    $450
     
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  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    lol. Welp. I was going to bid, but you outdrew me. Serves me right for talking to my wife and stupid things like that.
     
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    Sorry, man. I figured I'd just cut to the chase instead of waiting a day.
     
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    Crap.
    Missed the end of the auction
    Oh well.
    I love mine from last year.
     
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    and he starts the bidding out at retail!

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    Congratulations!

    And welcome to the club.......you'll never leave.....
     
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  17. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Time to learn the secret of the F5 button.

    There will be many more chances to both contribute to an awesome cause and get some great loot at the same time.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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  18. 997CTSurg

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    Was operating. No way to hit that button
     
  19. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Always with that excuse. "Oh, I was saving lives". Whatever happened to accountability? What happened to pee breaks during a long operation? [​IMG]
     
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  20. venividivicibj

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    Nurse - bid on that item for me
     
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