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

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

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Rusting bands are quite possibly the silliest reason to spend $5000 on a watch.
    Don't you know stainless steel watches can be purchased for $100 ?
    Yes, it's the same kind of stainless steel on a $5,000 watch.
     
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  2. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I'm talking about the watch case. Not the bands.
     


  3. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Senior member

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    Is classic and tailored restricted to 'based on English fashion from around early 20th century"? Couldn't it apply to clothing from China, Russia, Egypt, Cuba, etc. too.
     


  4. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Yes 'classic and tailored', I like blazers, sports jackets and tailored shirts. But not suits and expensive shoes, I have no interest in them. It also has a thread called "WAYWRN: MC Casual Style" ... emphasis is on 'Casual', which I regularly read. Posted a couple of recent 'fits' there a few days ago(including a hoodie), and they seemed to be quite well received.


    TBH I thought SW&D was the more specialised sub-forum.... with it's rather busy "***Finally an Official Baller sneaker thread ($300 minimum)***" and similar.
     
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  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Indeed 'classic and tailored'..
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    ...Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia style. :)
     
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  6. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    I will take your word for it. Most of us only know what we are familiar with. Myself included.

    What is that stringed instrument called?
     


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    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    A morin khuur.
     


  8. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    It was a culture shock for me initially, don't even give it a second thought now. :)
    [​IMG]
    A recent MC WAYWN casual fit.


    Morin khuur which means 'horse head instrument'.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morin_khuur

    Our school head music teacher.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. LaymanX

    LaymanX Senior member

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    I don't think there is ever going to be a logical, rational reason why we spend over $5000 on a timepiece. However, I personally appreciate the craftsmanship and complexity of an automatic watch and place value in the time and effort it took to create it.
     


  10. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Excellent.. 10/10 Probably one of the most important things in Mongolian culture. One's sees and hears the morin khuur everywhere...even at my office. [​IMG] Oh no! double breasted not fastened...sartorial suicide!!
     


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    That shirt is awesome.

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  12. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    you're wearing a white crew-neck under a black shirt under a DB blazer, and the suicide is that it's unbuttoned?
     


  13. Slippybee

    Slippybee Senior member

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    For me it's high end suede shoes/boots.

    No matter how gently I treat and maintain them they look great for the first week and then suddenly like they've been dug up from a muddy field.

    Doesn't stop me buying them obviously :embar:
     


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    tomee Senior member

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    Rolex uses 904L surgical grade stainless steel.
    others use 316L

    at the end of the day it makes stuff all difference lol
     


  15. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I don't quite understand the last sentence :confused: but I think I agree with this post in general.
     


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