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Conspicuous Consumerism / Christmas Cashflow Considerations

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    I wear the same pair of shoes everywhere, all the time.

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Chucks used to be dirt cheap. And I liked the way they looked so it was alright that they weren't constructed too well.

    But then they got really popular, and they doubled in price. So they went from $20 or less to $40. Without any corresponding increase in quality. Some of them are even $80.

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    Man, I need new walking shoes :/

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Peccavi wrote:
    I kinda want to buy BF3, but I've already got my next three big game purchases planning out, and really should be saving money.

    Speaking of games I'm waiting on, I started looking at GW2 info after 2 months of not really following it. Goddamn, that game needs to come out now.

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    101101 Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote:
    I wear the same pair of shoes everywhere, all the time.

    Yes hello this is me.

    Except I have an old pair I wear on the rare occasion I play football.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Rolo wrote:
    I wear the same pair of shoes everywhere, all the time.

    3 pairs of work boots, two pairs of dress boots, and around 12 pairs of shoes.

    I think I might have too many shoes.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    1 pair of tennis shoes, 1 pair of dress shoes, 1 pair of brown funk loafers and 1 pair of yellow crocs.

    That is my foot attire.

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    Big Red TieBig Red Tie beautiful clydesdale style feet too hot to trotRegistered User regular
    i have one pair of shoes

    they are kind of ugly tennis shoes

    adding shoes to list of things to get

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited September 2011
    I like this suit.
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    But I already have a nice suit or two.

    I'm not very good at consumerism.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    ugh

    that is a suit that just screeches fashion victim

    like it might be cool right now but in a year it will be a joke

    this is why, coincidentally, it's a bad idea to buy shirts with epaulets on them

    jackets/coats, fine

    shirts, not so much

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    I keep only one pair of shoes at a time
    I bought this last pair around christmas for $20
    I noticed last week that the sole was had eroded down to the point of a breach

    will probably continue to wear them past this christmas

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Man, I think when I save up enough money I really want to buy myself a crazy suit. Like a really nice, formal suit but in all red.

    Something maybe like this:

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    man I have like

    maybe 15 pairs of shoes

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    FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    #pipe wrote:
    man I have like

    maybe 15 pairs of shoes

    ... I have one.

    And I've worn a suit only once in my life, at my dad's wedding.

    Flay on
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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    I want my next suit to be a medium-blue pinstripe in a slim British cut with side vents

    get some brown wingtips to go with that

    mm-hmm

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Flay wrote:
    #pipe wrote:
    man I have like

    maybe 15 pairs of shoes

    ... I have one.

    And I've worn a suit only once in my life, at my dad's wedding.

    I wore a tux to my own wedding and that's about it.

    And I own a pair of black boots for work, some shoes, and some leather sandals, that's all.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    well
    I wanted to quote the bit from shawshank redemption about how often do you look at a man's shoes
    and I started typing the quote into a new tab in chrome, to make sure I got it right
    got to "how often do you"
    and one of the autocomplete results was "how often do you feed a puppy"

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I picked up my new work shirts. I got a blue one with white checks (the material looks amazing) a simple paterned white one and a nice wintery olive coloured one. Plus a couple of cufflinks.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    cufflinks

    yes

    I need some of those

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    My goal, should I ever make it big, is to attend a huge movie/industry premier in a flashy-colored suit.

    And when I am asked who I am wearing I will respond with, "It's a Bruce Timm original."

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    Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    Making the button holes something other than white would go a long way to improving that suit.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote:
    well
    I wanted to quote the bit from shawshank redemption about how often do you look at a man's shoes
    and I started typing the quote into a new tab in chrome, to make sure I got it right
    got to "how often do you"
    and one of the autocomplete results was "how often do you feed a puppy"

    regardless of the quote

    yes people look at your shoes.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    yes I am mostly okay with the cut (though I'm not a fan of long jackets)

    but the double buttons and white buttonholes are just

    bwaagh

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    So I got Heroes of Stalingrad.

    It's good times. Shootin' nazis.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I wish I could wear nice shoes to work but I just wear right through them. Like a nice pair with regular soles will crack after three months with me.

    I think the pair I have now cost me over two hundred dollars but at least they have lasted for six months (still have some slight wear on them now). I literraly said what is the hardest wearing dress shoe you have in you inventory and bought them.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I mean they look nice enough.

    But they don't look great.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    I ain't too worried about people taking stock of my crummy shoes because they'll generally look at the rest of me first and man I ain't no looker

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    FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    I spend almost zero dollars on clothing; basically everything I wear is a birthday/christmas gift from family or friends. It's not that I don't appreciate nice clothes, but I don't really need them.

    Flay on
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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Pipe talk me out of buying that camera we talked about the other day.

    Because.

    pretty

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    Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
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    Want these glasses so bad.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I have a pair of cufflinks belonged to my grandfather
    Black circles with a chrome skull and crossbones in the center of each one

    It is so awesome to wear them with an otherwise fairly traditional tux and see people react when you raise your arm to drink or something

    Apparently granddad was quite the flashy guy

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I need to get a suit.

    Mum wanted to buy one for me from this outlet mall.

    Buuut I want to save up and buy a nice, tailored suit.

    Of course part of why I want a suit is for job interviews.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote:
    I have a pair of cufflinks belonged to my grandfather
    Black circles with a chrome skull and crossbones in the center of each one

    It is so awesome to wear them with an otherwise fairly traditional tux and see people react when you raise your arm to drink or something

    Apparently granddad was quite the flashy guy

    Or a member of the Skull&Bones?

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I have batman cufflinks that get noticed also.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote:
    I have a pair of cufflinks belonged to my grandfather
    Black circles with a chrome skull and crossbones in the center of each one

    It is so awesome to wear them with an otherwise fairly traditional tux and see people react when you raise your arm to drink or something

    Apparently granddad was quite the flashy guy

    Or a member of the Skull&Bones?

    Maybe, but I'm pretty sure Granddad didn't go to Yale

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I wonder how he was able to stay undercover while chasing Nazi spies in South America if he was flashing chrome skulls all over the place

    (no part of that is an exaggeration)
    (oh god I will never be as cool as any past member of my ancestral line)

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Artreus wrote:
    I need to get a suit.

    Mum wanted to buy one for me from this outlet mall.

    Buuut I want to save up and buy a nice, tailored suit.

    Of course part of why I want a suit is for job interviews.

    this is the right thing to do

    your first suit should really be either charcoal grey or navy blue

    because those are the two most versatile colors

    and, for the record, black suits are silly

    they are for insurance salesmen and politicians

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote:
    Grey Ghost wrote:
    I have a pair of cufflinks belonged to my grandfather
    Black circles with a chrome skull and crossbones in the center of each one

    It is so awesome to wear them with an otherwise fairly traditional tux and see people react when you raise your arm to drink or something

    Apparently granddad was quite the flashy guy

    Or a member of the Skull&Bones?

    Maybe, but I'm pretty sure Granddad didn't go to Yale

    Let us move on to the next logical conclusions:

    Was he a pirate?

    Was he German?

    Was he a pioneer of some field?

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Talking to my tailor.

    His top line suit sells for about 4200.


    so tempted.

    Like if I win lotto, that's the first place I will go to.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote:
    Pipe talk me out of buying that camera we talked about the other day.

    Because.

    pretty

    It really is a very expensive camera. For the same money you could get a nice SLR and learn how to use it, which would be more fun and a valuable skill!

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