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The longest time you've spent at a store

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stylingazn, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. stylingazn

    stylingazn Active Member

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    So yesterday, I went to the mall with my friend. I didn't plan to buy much. I really needed a dress shirt, and dress shoes. It was like my 2nd time walking into club monaco. So I walk in, and I walk right to the clothing rack. I have honestly never spent a lot of time in a clothing store. How long do you guys usually take to try on clothes? I was in there for many 30-45 minutes, which is a LONG time for me. Me and my friend just took a bunch of clothes, went into change rooms next to each other, and just chilled while trying on clothes (sounds funny LOL) but yea, it was pretty cool. I hardly ever go shopping with guys. I never knew he was into clothes like me. I'm surprised ,because he was more of a skater type, and he was in club monaco. It was pretty cool lol...then some girls who worked there gave me some clothes they thought would look good on me, like 2 military styled dress shirts. Who here is into those? They look kinda weird with the strap on the shoulders. I ended up purchasing 3 items, totalling $320 Canadian. I got a white dress shirt with black pinstripes, a black dress shirt with white pinstripes, and a black zip-up sweater with a mockneck. I honestly never spent so long in a store. It really shocks me. How about you guys?
     
  2. High_Roller

    High_Roller Senior member

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    Uhh, I've spend upwards of two hours in Winners. When it's a store where you have to sort through a bunch of stuff to find really neat items, that's when I tend to take lots of time. In a store like Club Monaco, if I was actually interested in what they had (which I wouldn't be in Monaco's case), I could spend an hour trying different things on. I take awhile trying items on, because I like to walk around in them and check every possible area to make sure it's not ill fitting. I also don't like shopping with anyone. I like to at my own pace and do my own thing.

    I do like military styled dress shirts.
     
  3. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior member

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    Last time I was in London, I spent almost an entire day (about 11-6:30) in Selfridge's.  Of course, that included a lunch at one of their (excellent) restaurants, as well as a late-afternoon cocktail.  I would imagine it's easy to spend an entire day at any of the large department stores in NY, London, or Paris.
     
  4. Classic

    Classic Senior member

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    Not counting the time that I was being measured for a bespoke suit, which turned into a family visit which included lunch and an afternoon snack, the most I have spent in a clothes store is two hours. The net result was the purchase of three shirts, a tie and a set of cuff links.
     
  5. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Brioni store in Rome - you can watch the tailors work through the glass until security throws... I mean until they close.

    3 hrs?
     
  6. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I have 2 that are the same. I think they cost me $8 for two from the Sportsman's Guide. I have now had two people ask me where I got them because (I guess) they look oh-so-trendy. Well, they are just real military shirts from Italy or Croatia or something, and no they didn't cost $80 each. Silly fashionistas. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Selfridge's is HUGE...... I could easily see one spending hours and hours there, and still not see everything.

    I remember spending hours in the Ralph Lauren store, shopping for school clothes while in high school. I went to a private school, so I dressed exactly like you see in the RL adds (Blue blazer, button down collar, tan khakis, rep tie, etc.)
     
  8. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    I like visiting the huge department stores around here, just to look. However, the salespeople always manage to scare me away with their overeagerness to "help." Of course, sometimes I get the salesperson who pretends I'm not there, and I breathe a silent sigh of relief, because that means I'm free to check out the goods on my own time.
     
  9. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    2 military styled dress shirts. Who here is into those?
    I have 2 that are the same. I think they cost me $8 for two from the Sportsman's Guide. I have now had two people ask me where I got them because (I guess) they look oh-so-trendy. Well, they are just real military shirts from Italy or Croatia or something, and no they didn't cost $80 each. Silly fashionistas. [​IMG]
    Sportsman's Guide has some raw deals on outdoor gear, used/new military supplies and surplus, and clothing (though most of it gets a thumbs down). Glad to see another subscriber here.
     
  10. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Alias - Wear the skimask buddy - that and keep one hand inside your jacket - the salespeaople will be too terrified to come near you :)

    ...I know what you mean about the over-aggressive sales people over there. :)

    Chuck
     

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