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Your Best & Worst Purchases of 2008

PinkPantser

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My favorite purchase are the Aldens I wear pretty much every other day now
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Worst purchase was this jcrew jacket. Item isn't bad, but doesn't fit me at all but I bought it anyways because it was cheap - on occasion the 'its way marked down, must be a good deal' way of thinking still sucks me in.
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Oh, and I also bought this ****** urban outfitters canvas duffle bag. Looking back, I don't know why I didn't just buy something similar from ebay for less money and better quality.
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robbie

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best- Kmw rockers or fishtail parka... its tough because both were amazing deals.

worst- 15.5 x 34 cotton/poly wrangler chambray, 35 bucks and even after having it tailored it looks godawful
 

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PC New Standards, best and worst purchase. I got a 29, but I should have got a 28. They have sort of stretched a bit, fortunately only in the waist and not where I really care.
 

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best - crate route, unlucky wallet + belt
worst - 2 american apparel v-necks...the v is stupidly low on those things, i need to find a replacement for spring
 

bdeuce22

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Best

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or
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i love both equally

Worst
Probably 2 EG 19th Century BDs. I couldn't pull off the look.
 

erbs

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Best- Barbour Bedale or Red Wing GTs. The J Crew Spencer Jersey shawl-collar cardigan is pretty good too.

Worst- All the jeans that didn't fit after I lost 40 pounds (Samurai, SDA, Sugarcane, Eternal).
 
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I think I got a lot of good use out of every clothing product I picked up this year. I'm not particularly into the green Docker's Urban Chinos I got for Christmas, but I can still get some use out of them.

My personal favorite item has to be the Henry Pollak Tally-Ho sweater I commandeered from my dad.
 

SoCal2NYC

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You tell me.
 

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Best - Sugar Cane Okis (from someone who bought them from that one place that liquidated them) & Barbour Coat. I pretty much wear both of them everyday. Also a wallet and chain from unlucky.

Worst - This pair of driving sunglasses from STP. They are very functional, but pretty ugly. They were only like $40 though.
 

KitAkira

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Best & Worst: KMW 1980's... in hindsight I should have gone 1 maybe 2 sizes down (and/or have gone with Rockers) and gotten it in a 34in inseam also should have waited for sales, either way I love em
 

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Originally Posted by free man
APC New Standards, best and worst purchase. I got a 29, but I should have got a 28. They have sort of stretched a bit, fortunately only in the waist and not where I really care.
+1. My New Cures are great, but they'd be better a size smaller.
Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC
You tell me.
Your best was probably those $900 Rick sneakers that Kodiak was giving you **** about.
 

jet

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No bad purchases here since each one is planned out for awhile to ensure this.

Best hmm I can't really decide but jil cashmere, junya blazer, prorsum blazer, red pierre hardys and others.
 

AR_Six

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Hmmm.

Best - Wings + Horns shawl blazer, maybe, or a late entry for my Apolis Vandeberg jacket which I'm wearing pretty much every day now.
Honourable mention to my Helmut Lang suit. Really any vintage Helmut Lang purchase, actually, I snagged a shirt and jacket I wear frequently as well.

Worst - Probably a khaki coated wool burberry prorsum blazer which I paid a fairly hefty sum for (in an attempt to abruptly end the search for a really good summer jacket), and haven't found a way to wear usefully since. Might have worn it twice.
Honourable mention to kmw 2010s only because they have not seen the use they really deserve, they're great jeans.
 

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Worst? Who cares. I just got into clothes this summer. Absolutely everything before that time.

Best: Nudie Slim Jim Dry Japans, easily. They brought me into the world of dry denims.
 

GY!BE

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Originally Posted by Listi
Worst? Who cares. I just got into clothes this summer. Absolutely everything before that time.

Best: Nudie Slim Jim Dry Japans, easily. They brought me into the world of dry denims.


awww mah furst pairz 2
 

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