What's your damage?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Lel, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Where could I even begin:
    common projects - $200
    allen edmonds niles - $150
    allen edmonds redding $140
    allen edmonds redding $120
    apc x nike - $60
    vans authentics - $40
    vans authentics - $20
    banana republic sarahas - $40

    so that is close to $800 just on sneakers/shoes and that will only go up as I want a pair of boots this winter and another 2 pairs of allen edmonds
     


  2. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    lets move to denim:
    apc new cure grey - $210
    apc new cure indigo - $130
    dior dauphin 19cm - $390
    RRL Straight Slim - $80
    Flathead 3001 - $220
    R&B 17 - $110
    Lee 101z - $100

    so that is over a grand on just denim too ( i did sell those flathead/R&B/and lee though)
     


  3. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    also my girlfriend thinks i only like to buy things cause they are expensive
    so hard to prove her wrong, it just happens to be that everything i like is expensive [​IMG]
     


  4. korce

    korce Senior member

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    Hmm...well I've been around for about a year but only really started buying SF approved in the last 6 months (other than my APC rescues from about 1.5 years ago, which were a birthday present)

    So (all prices in rough CAD/US including tax):

    APC Rescue - Free (present)
    Clarks DB - $100 CAD
    Filson Mack. Cruiser - Free (present)
    2 X Calvin Klein "fitted" shirts - $100 CAD
    Nagrani and Uomo Socks - $60 US
    Gap Design Edition White Shirt - $70 CAD
    Gap Plaid Shorts - $40 CAD
    Filson briefcase no. 257 - $260 CAD
    Half Norfolk Jacket from Fellow SF'er - $60 + 30 alterations
    Corpus shawl collar oxford - $110 CAD

    Total - $830

    This is not including other items I bought which may not necessarily be "SF-approved", nor is it including the well over $1000 that I spent on hypebeast-type sneakers last summer. Though, some of those are still DS and will be sold when I'll get more than what I paid back.

    As for future purchases - something tells me it will only get worse:

    -TaT suit - $465
    -NDG Shetland Highneck Sweater - $360
    -MJK slim fit pants - $125
    -and on it goes....
     


  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    the stuff I buy I'd be buying anyways even if I never heard of SF

    but the one item that I def wouldnt own if not for the forum are my navy Vass Budapester brogues....oh yea and my 2 pairs of Alden cordovans
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    I've only started browsing the For Sale forum recently, so I havn't bought much yet, a few pairs of trousers and I'm looking at some ties and pocketsquares (even though I don't wear ties to work and I don't yet own a jacket that's really suitable for wearing a pocket square with!).

    I would be tempted by a lot more but unfortunately, with a 34" chest and a size 7 foot, all the shoes, suits and shirts are too large for me. I'll probably be making my first Jantzen order soon though [​IMG]
     


  7. heyheyhey

    heyheyhey Senior member

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    Toman Raw denim £30
    2x Burton Black Label shirts £20 each (Down from £50 each, yay Sale)

    I still don't get how most of the people on the site can afford most of the stuff they wear in the WAYWT thread. You must all be rich, or have no money put away for a rainy day.

    (Not to worry, you probably spent the cash on a Prada Umbrella anyway.)
     


  8. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    It's been almost 2 years, and I don't even want to think about it. Too goddamn much is the short answer - seem my list of denimz 4 sale.

    The worst part is that after about 6 months here, I got into SuFu hardcore, which sort of indirectly got me back into sneakers, so now I have more of those than I know what to do with. The problem is that I used to have a ton of disposable income, but I wasn't working for a long time and now work on the nonprofit side, so...

    [​IMG]


    Point of the story is, buy my stuff...
     


  9. James Gatz

    James Gatz Senior member

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    the stuff I buy I'd be buying anyways even if I never heard of SF

    Same here, but the forum did introduce me to 5EP and Michael J. Krell, so I guess if I were to estimate how much my wallet lightened after discovering SF (and thus those two in particular,) it'd probably be in the neighborhood of a grand.
     


  10. Surfrider

    Surfrider Senior member

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    Approximately $1100. However, I rebuilt my entire wardrobe for that sum (including (edit: new, not used! Dear god...!) undergarments, and one connoisseur denim item!), thanks to eBay, and a few generous and/or desperate sellers here at SF. And while I am possessed of little more than the core essentials/basics (and the number of designer labels in my closet can be counted on one hand), I now have a solid foundation that allows me to dress more tastefully than your average popped-collar, trucker-hat-wearing doucebag. This place has empowered me to rise from my former clueless, sartorially-challenged white guy self, to the stylish, smokin' hot piece of ass (read: nearly-clueless, slightly-not-ugly) I am today! Thanks SF! [​IMG]
     


  11. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    Approximately $1100.

    However, I rebuilt my entire wardrobe for that sum (including undergarments, and one connoisseur denim item!), thanks to eBay, and a few generous and/or desperate sellers here at SF.


    You buy used underwear!?! Other dudes' boys have been in there!

    Yes... but are you still a white guy?

    (Check the back of your hand if necessary.)
     


  12. Surfrider

    Surfrider Senior member

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    You buy used underwear!?! Other dudes' boys have been in there!
    Oh dear god no! [​IMG] Not everything on eBay is used! Yikes; I do believe I should have structured that sentence differently...!
    Like another man has said; I'm not sure because I don't see color. I have been told I am a white guy, but I simply have to take their word for it. [​IMG]
     


  13. steve147

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    I used to spend a lot on my clothes and spend so much time at stores but ive finally discovered shopping online and its definitely saved me a pretty penny and quite a bit of time
     


  14. KBW

    KBW Senior member

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    I don't want to know...I haven't been an active member for all that long but after joining I've started looking WAYYY better but with my build it meant going the custom route for all of my shirts. I've used oxxford, mytailor.com, jantzen, brooks brothers mtm, kiton, and several others. I also asked for advice on watches on here before and of course ended up buying every one I asked about. The thread on the desert boots had me ordering a pair of those. I also have picked up 4 pairs of high dollar jeans now (Somet, APC, Nudie) since reading and they all look much better. Recently picked up a casual pair of aldens and really cool allen edmonds loafers with some crazy punches.

    I've learned a lot on how to care for my clothes and shoes, I've bought items that last longer, and I now wear clothes that fit me a lot better...especially shirts so I don't feel I've wasted any $ since becoming a member.

    As far as things I've picked up (some bought some gifts) that I wouldn't have if I wasn't a member this list takes care of most of it:
    vintage dunhill lighter
    3 bullheads...1 breitling and 2 seikos (one I gifted to my father)
    PAM 177
    Seiko MarineMaster (as you can tell I love watches)
    Tom Ford aviators
    Persols
    3 pairs of incotex trousers
    Somet Slims (i'd still probably eventually have bought the APC rescues)
    Oxxford suit and several shirts
    Kiton shirt (got a wonderful deal from someone who bought it and didn't like the fit...I had it tailored)

    All in all I haven't spent nearly as much as that list makes it out to look like. My mom bought me the Oxxford suit and my other tailored suit as part of my graduation present and all of the watches other than the bullheads were gifts that I asked for. My sister bought me the Tom Fords after I sent her a link asking if she liked them (she is a stylist and owns several boutiques and salons) and several of the others were gifts. I bought the lighter, seiko bullheads (father's day gift and I kept one for myself), pair of persols, 2 of the incotex trousers, and all of the jeans. I just put in a large Oxxford order now that I'm getting into accounting/finance and my business is doing much better than expected (we are relatively young and hired 16 employees in the last 1/4).
     


  15. danyllau

    danyllau Senior member

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    So far, I would have spent around the same amount anyway, but I will consider my spending to be a bit more informed and SF-concious.

    Nevertheless, after joining this forum (all the watch porn, forward to timezone.com, pmwf), I have found my watches to be highly inadequate. I have quickly spent around $600 for a few lower end watches for temporary relieve and have set around a 3k-5k budget for 1 watch (or maybe 2) in the near future. I guess that could be pretty big damage. [​IMG]
     


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