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You receive $500, what do you buy?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by worldrunner, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. worldrunner

    worldrunner Senior member

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    Really curious what everyone here would get if given a free $500 and it had to be spent on wardrobe (clothing, shoes, accessories) ?
     
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  2. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    probably shoes - maybe 2 pairs of Allen Edmonds

    at the moment at least..
     
  3. Square101

    Square101 Member

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    I'd spend 100 at a tailors getting a Brooks Brothers GF suit i got at a thrift store this summer fitted and the spend the rest on a pair of Double monk straps.
     
  4. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I would use the money to fulfill a need only and not a desire. If I had no immediate need, I would put it in the bank until a need presented itself, however long that may take. When a need finally arrived, I would make my purchase and again thank the person who had given me the gift.
     
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  5. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    ^^^^ As above, it goes in the bank, and if need arises, would use that money towards a necessary item.

    If the money came with a constraint it had to be spent the day you receive it, I probably would seek out an item I feel would do best on eBay. The money from that would be used as and when seen necessary and sufficient.
     
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  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Maybr some selvedge denim. Or some bespoke shirts. Or put it towards a bespoke suit.
     
  7. hrb

    hrb Senior member

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    1 pair of shoes shoes on here. Or Ebay.
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Easy - it would go towards my new trickers MTO boots.
     
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  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I fully support this. I don't think you have enough of them.
     
  11. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    Well said.
     
  12. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Keep the money because that is probably not going to be enough to get what I want, use it as a surplus when there is a need for stuff.
     
  13. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Bespoke pants, probably flannel given the current season.
     
  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    a couple nice shirts or a pair of carmina or dc lewis shoes.
     
  15. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    A pair of Carmina shoes or a couple ties, a nice scarf or cufflinks.
     
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  16. freedom_fries

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  17. celery

    celery Senior member

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    Probably a pair of Alden boots or Alfred Sargents.
     
  18. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    THAT'S MONEY!!
     
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    Cloth tape.......or maybe a few thousand socks with holes in them............Iroh needs something more to do with his time..........
     

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