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What SF approved item is your vote for the biggest waste of money ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Okay, I have the answer.

    What SF approved item is your vote for the biggest waste of money ?

    ANSWER:

    SF
     
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  2. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    This defeats the whole purpose of the thread because it's all subjective. Amiright?
     
  3. kasakka

    kasakka Senior member

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    • Expensive ties.
    • Watches that cost several 1000 dollars. Sure they're nice but come on..you're paying most of that for the brand.
    • Über-expensive Japanese knitwear.
    • $300 sneakers. Plain white or black sneakers from some small brand.
    • $2000+ leather jackets.
    • Expensive "conservative business dress" (read: plain and boring) suits.
     
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  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You sound like a big dope.
     
  5. soxpats

    soxpats Senior member

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    Agreed
     
  6. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    Spending time on the forum is a waste of money based on how much some of you guys must charge on an hourly basis.

    :D
     
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  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    If you only knew...
     
  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Thread winner.
     
  9. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    I have bought a few expensive ties. I feel they were worth it, b/c they are distinctive.
    A few grenadines in the $80 range. Also, Drake's Shatung ties for a casual slubby look ($120/ea)
    Unique texture really stands apart from the crowd, and they are in the width I prefer (3 to 3.25)
    There was no cheaper alternative, so I am a happy customer on these items.
     
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  10. jrd617

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    Strongly disagree. Especially if you can get said high-quality ties for cheap on the B&S or eBay. The quality and durability of silk on a Banana Republic tie can vary greatly from the silk on a Drakes, Kiton, RLPL, Brioni tie, etc. Plus, multi fold construction means less wrinkles and a tie that hangs better (weightier).
     
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  11. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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  12. musicguy

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    no, he's reevolving

    andi hope he doesn't find that it's too expensive to buy a clue
     
  15. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    He's going to extensively survey the forum on the question, then make a thread deriding the Group Think.
     
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  16. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    A pair of nondescript black shoes? Zero style points. ZERO.
    You can't think of a better way of utilizing $1100 to enhance your wardrobe ?
    Sorry, I'm not the one who needs a clue.
     
  17. Pliny

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    I only have a couple pairs black but I appreciate the shape all the more because the color is taken outta the equation. And the EG 82 - along with their 202, the Vass F, Lobb 7000 G&G 06, Carmina Forest, C&J 337 - is one of the outstanding round toe lasts in men's RTW shoes. When u go black- and when u have to go black- in court, banking and many formal occasions it's worth it to have a great shape and line. that is, if u think any expensive clothes are worth it.

    FNB- Black Calf: There is of course the richness of unrelieved black calf. This color is relentlessly serious and the only proper thing for the Public school boys to wear when they start their careers in the City. Black leather photographs poorly but to the naked eye there are immense differences between qualities of black calf. The best black leather has a soft, soothing and compelling allure about it. Cheap black leather looks like cardboard. Apart from some of the English bespoke craftsman, I would not hesitate to advise someone to head right from their custom suit fitting and buy themselves a pair of Edward Green lace ups in black calf.
     
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  18. freedom_fries

    freedom_fries Senior member

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    :facepalm:
     
  19. Ianiceman

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    It always amazes me when looking at say a GQ photo spread and when it lists out the items you see something like 'white linen pocket square - Tom Ford - $175'.

    I could win the lottery every week for a year and I still wouldn't drop that kind of dough on such a basic item purely for the Tom Ford bragging rights.
     
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  20. Reevolving

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    Pocket squares seem to be the clear leader so far...
     

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