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What's it worth to you/ how much would you pay....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Distinguished Member

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    I'm surprised at how much I'm willing to pay for things, if they are "just right." Can't believe I was willing to pay $105 for a pair of damned shoe trees, but I just got a second pair of Lobb shoes at an extreme discount, and hate to not have the nice trees for them. I'd like to have a lobb belt, but they are $345 in black calfskin-- not sure i can justify that one..

    YET....I refuse to pay $10.99 for a pack of vaccuum bags, and I bitch and moan about packs of toilet paper that cost more than $6.
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I know what you mean having paid almost as much for Lobb shoe trees as for a pair of Lobb -- new -- from a Lobb store -- a year ago.  Truth be told, they don't really seem worth it.  I will pay the full price for Green trees as they supposedly duplicate the shape of the last.

    So do you buy the 48-roll "ass pack" of toilet paper from Costco?

    You are paying an incredible markup for the Lobb name on any Lobb leathergoods. They might be made in France and rebadged as Lobb, I believe that was the case with a Lobb agenda that sold for over $400 on ebay. Cleverley or Green can make you belts of similar quality for much, much less.
     


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    On a similar, non sartorial related matter - I refuse to buy wine (that I really like and drink at home) at certain restuarants in town that are so overpriced ($12/glass, when the retail price per bottle is $13).

    But I will drive 10 miles each way to a store in town that sells Riedel glasses (the cheapest) and use those glasses to drink the above wine.

    Inconsistent, yes. But...............................................
     


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    I'm not too happy with myself when I might pay $250 for a pair of shoes on sale and then wince when we buy our kids school clothes that combined will approach that figure or be less.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Crappy clothes build character in kids. When they stop growing, you can get them nicer stuff - or they can get jobs and get it themselves.
     


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    Dakota rube Stylish Dinosaur

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    Now, where is that thread about cleaning laptop screens.?.?.?
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    (j @ Mar. 23 2005,14:15) Crappy clothes build character in kids. When they stop growing, you can get them nicer stuff - or they can get jobs and get it themselves.
    TFF Now, where is that thread about cleaning laptop screens.?.?.?
    TFF? (An abbreviation I don't know? Will they cut a corner off my Net Nerd ID card?)
     


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    (Dakota rube @ Mar. 23 2005,13:31)
    Crappy clothes build character in kids. When they stop growing, you can get them nicer stuff - or they can get jobs and get it themselves.
    TFF Now, where is that thread about cleaning laptop screens.?.?.?
    TFF? (An abbreviation I don't know? Will they cut a corner off my Net Nerd ID card?)
    whenever I see an acronym I don't know, which is quite often, I just go to acronymfinder and search for it so I can pretend like I knew what it was all along.
     


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    Makes perfect sense really. You try to save money on some things so that you have more money left over to buy the things you really want (for me, that's shirts).
     


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