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What are your most regretted purchases?

etseq

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For me this has mainly involved shoes. Before I knew anything about style, I bought a few pair of Taryn Rose shoes, thinking they looked decent enough and would be comfortable. Before that, I spent $300 on a hideous pair of Mephistos. Oh how I wish I saved all that money and bought one or two pair of really nice high quality shoes.

Also, before I learned the cycle of when items are put out, then go on sale or end up on Gilt, I pulled the trigger on a few shirts at retail prices, only to see them end up on Gilt or on sale elsewhere at drastically reduced prices.

I try not to beat myself up too much though. To a certain extent, bad purchases are necessary for the learning process....
 

dibadiba

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just took the dog for a walk and stopped by at a cafe. what a bad sandwich...it looked amazing but the roast beef had a 1/4" of fat all around the edge of each piece and the meat was just awful. I regret spending money to try out new things that don't work out
 

hendrix

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Originally Posted by JD_May
Things that don't fit anymore. Seriously I should just not spend money on clothes and only drop skrill on shoes and accessories, stuff that doesn't fluctuate.

yeah this is annoying. I'm thinking of only copping shoes and knits for a while, since knits are one of the few items where sizing can be a bit malleable.
 

MetroStyles

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Manuelita from Playas de Rosarito back in 2003. Still paying for that one.
 

AR_Six

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Originally Posted by hendrix
yeah this is annoying. I'm thinking of only copping shoes and knits for a while, since knits are one of the few items where sizing can be a bit malleable.
Yeah next paycheck I think I'm a kop a grail knit.
 

Razele

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Originally Posted by JD_May
Yeah next paycheck I think I'm a kop a grail knit.

Most of my wardrobe is really nice knitwear and really nice shoes. I have bespoke shirting in really good cotton and some well made pants, but all plain jane.

In my weather I can wear a knit most days of the year, except summer and late spring early autumn, I don't really need heaps of outerwear and snow shoes etc

My advice would be to save money at the start and learn all the tricks of the kop trade, save up a fair bit and use that to buy big on sales and when you see grail items pop up on B&S / eBay / Yoox / Yahoo Japan.

Also, don't buy into this middle tier crap - it's really not worth it 95% of the time. Just get high end stuff.
 

mondayc

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Some navy Red Wing chukkas. The leather is great, but they just don't go with my style anymore.
 

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