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|>>|| No. 3757
I just spent over £300 on a pair of jeans.
What's the most you /poof/s have ever spent on an item of clothing? (Not counting suits)
|>>|| No. 3760
About £140 for a jacket.
I can never understand people who will spend that much on jeans. They all essentially look the same. I buy a lot of expensive tops and shirts but all my jeans come from Primark.
|>>|| No. 3761
£130 on a wool overcoat (reduced from £700 dontcha know).
I might pay up to a couple of hundred or so on another one or on a good quality leather coat in the future, but that's about the limit.
|>>|| No. 3762
>I can never understand people who will spend that much on jeans.
Me neither. I usually wait until House of Fraser are having a sale and knock down Calvin Klein jeans from £120+ to ~£30 or I'll pop down to TKMaxx and get Levi's, Hilfiger or Wrangler ones for about the same price.
On topic, the most expensive clothing I own is a Lambretta suit, but I can't recall the cost off the top of my head.
|>>|| No. 3764
£90 on a designer leather jacket from TK Maxx that was reduced from £180. It's the most expensive piece of clothing I own apart from my Kilt which was £500 and hand made by equisite boys.
£300 on jeans? I thought £50 was expensive, would I fuck.
|>>|| No. 3768
Probably intended for >>3757. For the record I don't think Stone Island jackets are ever lost, only stolen.
|>>|| No. 3774
>They all essentially look the same.
They do not indeed, lad. If you had a nice pair of selvage jeans made from high quality cotton, you would see the difference.
|>>|| No. 3786
I have a trenchcoat. The cream-coloured, double-breasted kind. I remember being asked to recreate a scene from The Simpsons in it on here one time.
It's by no means my most expensive piece of attire, though, as it was a snip at £25 in a vintage shop. Since we're not counting suits, my most expensive single item of clothing would be my parka, closely followed by my zip-up Chelsea-ish boots.
|>>|| No. 3790
I did put some ice cream in a bowl and make little Union Flags, though. I even printed a Smokester on one of the flags, such was the fashion at the time, but nobody noticed it.
|>>|| No. 3793
>>3792 You probably know a thing or two about dry denim but just in case you don't. DON'T WASH THEM IN YOUR WASHING MACHINE MATE!
If they begin to smell stale get them dry cleaned or stick them in a plastic bag and pop them in the freezer over night. Be careful not to get them wet, Avoid that at all costs.
I'm currently wearing a pair of Nudies I bought about a year ago, they've got that nice worn in look that I was hoping for. The first contact with water they had was when I sat in the bath for an hour wearing them and they shrunk to my fit exactly. It's like these jeans were custom made to hug my legs. brilliant.
Pic's from the Nudie website, they're the same ones that I bought about a year ago. If there's any interest I'll post a picture of what they look like after a year of being worn in.
|>>|| No. 3794
Yes, I'd like to see. I'm rather curious how raws fade in. Denim-loving folks go crazy over that kind of thing.
|>>|| No. 3796
I am aware :3
This is my pair of ED-71s, very similar to the Nudies I just bought in terms of fit. I didn't wash them for a year and they fell apart at the crotch unfortunately. The hole in the right shin is actually due to me spilling sulphuric acid on myself, thus ruining my baby. They've taken a lot of damage, they aren't really wearable from day to day anymore, hence why I got the Nudies. They faded okay, I hoped of it to be slightly better in some places.
Anyway this is about a years worth of wear, I didn't wash them for about 10 months.
|>>|| No. 3804
I am quietly impressed by my £4 jeans from Primark.
They look fine, they are comfy and have lasted a lot longer than a £30 pair from Next.
Cheap jeans for the win lads
|>>|| No. 3805
There is a difference between looking fine and looking dandy.
This is not the fine board, adjust your taste and purchases accordingly.
|>>|| No. 3828
I've got some of the £10 dark variant and they're actually very nice. I like buying slim fit in a slightly too large waist size for me so they are just all trim but don't cling to my legs.
|>>|| No. 3835
No they're not. They're not as nice as mine even if they aren't shit >8(
|>>|| No. 3842
With the exception of my computer that's worth more than everything physical item I own combined.
|>>|| No. 3884
I just spent £380 on a motorcycle jacket.
I DON'T EVEN HAVE MONEY WHAT THE FUCK AM I DOING
|>>|| No. 3885
Is it a belstaff or similar?
Hein Gericke £90 wonder textile jacket all the way for me
|>>|| No. 3886
Aye, good guess. How'd you know? It's a Belstaff panther in 'antique black' leather.
It's drained my bank account, pretty enough to make me weep openly if I ever scuff it, thus it is impractical and largely useless to me. But by God they are pretty jackets. Once my balance has recovered, I'll likely buy a decent looking textile for everyday riding. That is to say, something that I'll be okay with falling over in.
|>>|| No. 3891
Minor update to this: the jacket arrived today and it is beautiful. I mean -beautiful-. Given how much these things actually retail for I'm considering taking out a fucking insurance policy on the thing, but looking at it? I regret nothing.
Expect another post here in a few weeks where I mash my keyboard incoherently because I lose it/ruin it somehow.
|>>|| No. 3971
Nothing wrong with spending money on something that is worth it or makes you that bit happier in the long run (if you can afford it). Likewise there's nothing wrong with saving money by buying something cheap (like the primark jeans) if you're happy with them. Often they look fine too if you pick the right items out.
I've seen great looks that mixed super cheap and expensive. USE YER ED FER SUMFIN ODDER DAN FUMPIN AN GIT DOZE BARGAINZ LADZ.
|>>|| No. 5015
spent 250 on a nazi uniform....
still don't remember doing it, beer's a damn cunt sometimes
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 5017
>The first contact with water they had was when I sat in the bath for an hour wearing them and they shrunk to my fit exactly.
You're a strange one...
|>>|| No. 5018
About £15-20 probably. I buy the majority of my clothes from charity shops.
|>>|| No. 5019
I've spent 200 ish on coats, but I wouldn't really count that either, or anything I've bought to wear while cycling - that shit gets expensive. The most I've spent on normal clothes is probably about 45 on a shirt.
|>>|| No. 5020
Necro-lad is having a field day. Bumping two old threads on /poof/ to say the same thing?
Back on topic, £130 last time I posted, and I believe that is still correct.
TK Maxx is a wonderful shop if you have the patience to mooch around for hours.
|>>|| No. 5021
About £90 on a leather jacket. Jack and Jones if anyone wants to judge. It's reassuringly weighty and has earned more compliments than any other item of clothing I own.
|>>|| No. 5022
>TK Maxx is a wonderful shop if you have the patience to mooch around for hours.
Tell me about it. Although, someone once scared me (either here, or elsewhere), about them selling fake goods. Entirely plausible given the price they're selling them at.
|>>|| No. 5023
The main issue is that you generally don't know what you're getting. Best case is that it's out of season. They also sell second-rate goods - made by the labels but to a lower standard than their 'real' products. Then there's the phantom labels, made to sound like designers but actually the equivalent of an own brand. Chances are that any RRP you see there is misleading. When looking at names you don't recognise work on the basis that you might as well be buying George in ASDA. If you're going to shop there, just be sure you know what you're getting, which is not necessarily what they advertise themselves to be.
|>>|| No. 5024
They also sell "seconds", not necessarily made to a lower standard but can have imperfections such as marking, discolouration, missing stitching etc. The labels sell these fuck-ups on to companies like TK Maxx who then sell them on for significant mark-up on what they originally paid for them.
Other than that, 100% agree with your post.
|>>|| No. 5025
I'm a bit of a poor cunt so maybe £50 on jeans or a new coat. If I had a job, I'd probably go on a bit of a spending spree down the shops (or from my desk). Haven't bought new clothes in ages and I need to update my personal brand. Not sure what to go with yet, trends move so quickly in the last 5 years. Like when you were teenlads, you don't want to be just getting into scene when everyone else has gone hipster.
If you were going to say "b-b-but I don't follow trends! blah blah too cool for that blah blah fashion sux" then don't.
|>>|| No. 5027
Well following the trends is pretty much the only important thing in life. Anyone without the latest "in" brands is pretty much a non-person who should be scrubbed from the earth.
|>>|| No. 5028
I believe a large amount of it is also overstock. Stuff which is either sitting in a store and they want to get rid of it to make room for the new seasons stuff, or goods bought on a long lead time which have just got into the country but have nowhere to go in any stores.
I believe that with a lot of stuff coming from china now, that the latter is becoming more commom, it's easier for large retailers to just buy more than they need on the off-chance that some will be late.
|>>|| No. 5029
This is all very interesting, of all the stuff I've bought, I've been more than happy. It's a pity clothes don't have an indexing system, where you can just whack in a model number and review if they indeed are genuine, last season goods.
I know I know, with some you can do that, but generally 90% of clothes made, the history of their origins is forever lost in the ether.
I saw some 1000 Mile wolverines, for £80 - and I was bowled over seeing as they are normally £350. I did some research, and I could never find the exact model, even when they have a limited collection and range. You know what I mean; They have a set range of products they've stuck to for decades, and rarely introduce a new looking boot to their repertoire.
Definitely makes me thing something fishy is going on.
|>>|| No. 5030
Maybe they're a super-valuable custom model made for a celebrity.
|>>|| No. 5031
These days they can't sell defects without explicitly identifying them as such.
|>>|| No. 5033
It might have been Christian Bale, he's always gaining and losing weight for his roles.
|>>|| No. 5035
Can I do the same with slim fit jeans (A&F) ?
About washing... Well I do not wear underwear so not so sure about not washing at all, I mean the last drop always goes into the pants no matter how much you shake.
|>>|| No. 5037
Use some tissue paper or something. We can smell it on you. You don't notice it, but we do.
|>>|| No. 5038
Just like that, sort of like it now, feels more free. Maybe in very cold winter it's ok.
|>>|| No. 5039
I try my best. I'm not a women to leak.
Anyway, the question was about the jeans in the bath so they get more fitting??
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 5044
in 1995 I paid 150 quid for these. About the same price as a 2 bedroom mid terraced house back then.
|>>|| No. 5045
I bought a Burberry jacket today for £75 I thought it was quite a good deal but then I saw there are tonnes of nice Burberry jackets on Ebay for less than £100.
Come to think of it, the most expensive item I've personally bought is probably a city jacket for not that much more. I'm cheap.
|>>|| No. 5046
18 Sold them a year later for £150.
However, at 28 now, I bought another pair, exact same.
|>>|| No. 5052
I hope those jeans aren't ones that slide halfway down your arse just to show everybody what undies you're wearing.
|>>|| No. 5053
Spent £76 on some Rockports, I hope they'll last a long-ish time.
|>>|| No. 5426
I haven't had any jackets I've liked for ages. Just pissed away £95 on a new one. This thread made me feel better about my relatively not-so-bad spending habits.
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