Pricey fashion items?

Demon Hunter

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This is sort of an online confession. I just bought a pair of boots. The price of these boots? $498.

How did this happen? I'm not sure. As the stereotype goes, Mac users are fashionable individuals. Maybe I'm an extreme case.

Anyone else? We can start a support group. :)
 

Koodauw

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Yeah I agree. I am not really a boot wearing type of guy, but i've found myself trying on some rather expensive jeans from time to time. Sometimes I bite, sometime I realize, what I am thinking... that could go towards a new Mac!
 

Doctor Q

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I guess I'm not much of a Mac user. I'm happiest in an old T-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. :eek:

But maybe I can buy more Apple toys instead of dressing better.

I wish you luck with your support group.
 

The Mad Kiwi

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I've got a nice pair of Dirk Bikkemberg Boots (not big boot, ankle height), they were $980. I got them a few years ago, they still look like new. But they were a tad on the expensive side.
 

true777

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Living in Silicon Valley, I have quite a few friends with enough money to splurge. $12k couches, $20k watches, $200+k cars, $700 cashmere sweaters, Prada sneakers, etc.

Looking at them, I've found that if the person is generally a happy, well-balanced person to begin with, then yes, those things will probably make the person a little happier even. However, if people who are generally grumpy and unhappy in life try to make themselves happy with buying a new car every 6 months, and a new house every 2 years, that never works, and they are just as unhappy inmidst all their luxury items as they were before.

For myself, I love nice things, but try to buy them at discounted prices (store sales, outlet stores, etc.), and would probably still do that if I had a lot of money.
 

CorvusCamenarum

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Why is it you can take a $30 pair of <insert item of clothing here>, slap the name of some loopy designer on them, and suddenly they're worth their weight in platinum twice over? Maybe I'm too pragmatic but that makes no sense to me at all, along with paying a huge markup just to give Frumpy McFashion some free advertising.

Someone who equates price to quality bought me a pair of "designer" jeans once. Inside of six months they were useless (a giant hole in a naughty area had formed). The $30 pair of jeans I bought out of the Land's End catalog three years ago still look like the day I got them. They fit better, too.

I care about quality. I could care less about whose name is on it.
 

Abstract

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I hate people who used to wear Calvin Klein t-shirts where his name is printed rather large on the front of the shirt in plain sight.

If your name isn't Calvin Klein, don't wear shirts with his name on it. It's weird, weirdo.
 

clayj

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Lately I've been upgrading my wardrobe a bit... bought a couple of nice Lacoste shirts, a couple of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts, some other stuff at the new Ralph Lauren store here in Charlotte. We just got a Neiman Marcus store here, too, and I really like some of the Burberry polo shirts they have.

I guess my one big fashion purchase lately (this year, anyway) was my Buzz Rickson's bomber jacket... $550, but worth every penny.
 

Abstract

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clayj said:
Lately I've been upgrading my wardrobe a bit... bought a couple of nice Lacoste shirts, a couple of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts, some other stuff at the new Ralph Lauren store here in Charlotte. We just got a Neiman Marcus store here, too, and I really like some of the Burberry polo shirts they have.
Wow..... *cough*
 

yoak

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I think to tend that you get what you pay for (not always though). So most of my more expensive clothes I still have, and wear a lot.
 

Sesshi

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Demon Hunter said:
Mac users are fashionable individuals.
I guess that's why I've ended up preferring Windows for everyday use :eek:

I'm not a fashionable guy. But I do buy decent stuff although most of it tends to be rather 'old school'. Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Jaeger, Zegna and Armani are my default makers, and I have some suits from Oswald Boateng.

The likes of Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Burberry are a little too White Nerd for me ;)
 

clayj

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Sesshi said:
The likes of Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Burberry are a little too White Nerd for me ;)
Coming from a Brit, that means a lot. ;)

Given that I usually wear black Levis and a polo shirt with some sort of Microsoft or other corporate logo on it, for me to buy shirts with nicer branding is a pretty big deal. :)
 

mpw

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I have a habit of being fashionably late for flights, that can turn out quite pricey:rolleyes:
 

Sesshi

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clayj said:
Coming from a Brit, that means a lot. ;)
Ah you see... that's where you're wrong. I'm not a Brit. Although you can argue these days as to what true Britishness constitutes. The most rabidly British person I know is Indian, who has an American passport.
 

iGav

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Not really... though two that spring to mind are £150 for a pair of Adidas and Bathing Ape Super Ape Stars, the other was a wool coat from Muji (of all places) for about £250 (hey I thought this no brand stuff was supposed to be cheap? heh).

Though usually I have a hawk like eye for a bargin. ;)
 

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The Mad Kiwi said:
I've got a nice pair of Dirk Bikkemberg Boots (not big boot, ankle height), they were $980. I got them a few years ago, they still look like new. But they were a tad on the expensive side.
I could not image spending almost $1,000 on a pair of boots.

Wow! :eek:
 

Abstract

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clayj said:
Coming from a Brit, that means a lot. ;)

Given that I usually wear black Levis and a polo shirt with some sort of Microsoft or other corporate logo on it, for me to buy shirts with nicer branding is a pretty big deal. :)
Shall I point you back to that other thread, sir?


Sesshi said:
Ah you see... that's where you're wrong. I'm not a Brit. Although you can argue these days as to what true Britishness constitutes. The most rabidly British person I know is Indian, who has an American passport.
Come on, everyone knows you can't meet real Brits in London. ;)