Tools of the Trade...Today's NY Post

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Beckwith, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    You guys ever hear of Ebay???

    He could of gotten better shoes, shirts, and suits on Ebay.
     


  2. scruff

    scruff Senior member

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    You guys ever hear of Ebay???

    He could of gotten better shoes, shirts, and suits on Ebay.


    This is exactly how my soon-to-be-a-first-year-corporate-lawyer-in-new-york is operating. Look just as good at 1/30th the price.

    Granted, I have loans up to my eyeballs, but still...
     


  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    The guy who cleans the toilets on his trading floor deserves more money than the guy who enters numbers all day into an Excel spreadsheet. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It's not that I don't respect banking...ok, yes it is.
     


  4. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    This is exactly how my soon-to-be-a-first-year-corporate-lawyer-in-new-york is operating. Look just as good at 1/30th the price.

    Granted, I have loans up to my eyeballs, but still...


    Exactly. Ebay gives poor people like me the chance to look like a million bucks. [​IMG]
     


  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    The guy who cleans the toilets on his trading floor deserves more money than the guy who enters numbers all day into an Excel spreadsheet. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  6. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I like the idea of this bar.

    I have no game, but I am so fuckin' good looking it is ridiculous. The no game part always messed me up in the past. If I can't talk, I win!

    Too bad I am married.


    I too am a gorgeous piece of ass, but also share your lack of game. It's disheartening.
     


  7. skalogre

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    I am late to this but that is one hell of an odd bird. $125 for a HF tie? I seriously don't see myself dropping the money he does even if I made that much. I would just be an even more enthusiastic bargain hunter than now.
    190k a year is so much damn more than what I make that it is insane. Oh well. I woulk never want to do something that teious and ungratifying anyway. Engineering/research 0wn3zz IB, even if you don't make as much ironically. If I could redo it, I would probably take some different choices but the general idea would still be there.

    Wow... comes out to approximately $112k a year in my area. Crazy.
     


  8. odoreater

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    I too am a gorgeous piece of ass...

    Dude, I've seen your picture...

    [​IMG]
     


  9. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Dude, I've seen your picture...

    [​IMG]


    You mean the one in the Electronic Music Appreciation trhead? Yeah, scary. The dog helps a bit though [​IMG]
     


  10. chorse123

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    The article doesn't say he paid those amounts. That's the "retail" price.

    Also, this talk about $190K not being much in New York is ridiculous.
     


  11. zjpj83

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    I know a girl who is a scientist working in a lab and living in Manhattan who makes like $30,000. I know a few teachers who make similar money and live in Manhattan. No, they aren't buying bespoke clothing and eating at Jean Georges every night. But they get by. Yeah, New York is full of money, but there are "normal" folk too, and not necessarily north of 96th street either.
     


  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    The article doesn't say he paid those amounts. That's the "retail" price.

    Also, this talk about $190K not being much in New York is ridiculous.


    Well, maybe it is not much if he has the self control of a starving wolf that snuck in a room full of fresh venison steaks...
     


  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I too am a gorgeous piece of ass.


    Jeez, do you believe everything guys tell you?
     


  14. zjpj83

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    Well, maybe it is not much if he has the self control of a starving wolf that snuck in a room full of fresh venison steaks...

    *raises hand sheepishly

    I would be a serious competitor in a Most Impulsive Person on the Planet competition.
     


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    On a slightly unrelated note, this article was in one of the links someone posted...

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    Apparently, after being examined, he found out more of what had happened.

    His kidneys were stolen. They are worth 10,000 dollars each on the black market.

    Several guesses are in order: The second party was a sham, the people involved had to be at least medical students,and it was not just recreational drugs he was given. Regardless, he is currently in the hospital on life support, awaiting a spare kidney. The University of Texas in conjunction with Baylor University Medical Centre is conducting tissue research to match the sophomore student with a donor.

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