I can't believe you jerks are again leaving it up to me to lay out a space where we can all gab about our best and worst purchases of the year. Let's not dwell on the collective laziness, though, and instead, focus on the topic at hand. What purchases did you make this year that gave you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside long after the new car smell that comes with any purchase had evaporated? You know, the piece that made you wonder how you ever got yourself out of bed before you had that piece in your life. The one that allowed you to say, "Well, everything else is terrible, but at least I still have ___." Conversely, what occurrences of bank account drainage this year were nothing short of a disaster? That item you eyed and longed for over the course of many weeks and months, only to be completely underwhelmed (or even heartbroken) once you had it in your possession. Maybe that piece that you just couldn't get rid of, no matter how many times you took a cyber hatchet to that son of a bitch in the B&S forum. I had an unremarkable 2011 in the way of new jawnz acquisitions for various reasons. Few purchases happened and those that did weren't terribly notable. I had some bad ones, but most of those weren't expensive and subsequently not something I lost any sleep over. And like last year, update us on your entries from the 2010 list. Mine: - Krane jacket: So good. One of the few non-casualties from me putting on some size in 2011. The thing is so warm but trim enough that it doesn't look out of a place at the bar. The fur collar is, I suppose, a bit jarring in that you don't see that sort of thing around here. But it's still low key enough where people aren't calling me "Superfly." - Epaulet shirt and trousers: Loved both, but got too snug in the wrong places. Sold the shirt and will be listing the trousers for dirt cheap whenever I can tear myself away from making stupid threads like this one. - W+H boots: Ah, loved the look of these things, but I sold them in April because I needed the money. Still, I wouldn't have parted with them if they had fit better. Even with insoles, the boots just never got along with my feet and any time I wore them out, I could be sure that borderline agony was going to be on the agenda by the end of the night. - Uniqlo grey denim: Same deal as the Epaulet stuff. Loved these, but they just couldn't contain my thighs after a while. Kind of heartbroken they didn't release them again this year, because a size up would have been perfect.