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Old 03-20-2012, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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150$(about) blouse at a macys....checked the seams and started laughing. I had to take the thing to the girl at the counter as it looked like someone was drinking when the finished the seams on it. I have been noticing this too and it annoys me.
I had issues like that with Macy's inventory, in particularly an overcoat the basically fell apart within a season and a half. I began pointing these things out to my mother who especially sympathized (she always said that I was lucky, as men's stuff is better made), and we began shopping the sales at Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor without increasing our budget. I've never been impressed with Macy's prices in my region, and most of the inventory is no better than JC Penney's. The wardrobe upgrade was nice. Not spending additional money was better.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I splurge on:
handbags
running shoes
boots (or shoes that I will be walking around the city in)

Otherwise I buy things on sale, though I'm still particular about quality and how well the brand/fabric holds up
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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This is the kind of stuff I love splurging/bargaining on. A random day in the wardrobe life of the crocodile. It's a Hugo Boss.

I love that pair of socks more than the shoes coz they speak well with my suit pants.

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Old 03-23-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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^^ One of my good friends is like you. He shows me his fancy socks everyday.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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^^ One of my good friends is like you. He shows me his fancy socks everyday.
I hope your friend's socks at least aren't as clownish as those above.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I hope your friend's socks at least aren't as clownish as those above.
Ha. You have no idea. He is quite the character...
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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We wouldn't have to spend so much on specialty sizes if more women would find their true size and demand it from manufacturers. That's how the 28 band came to be and I sure am glad.
That's the truth!

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I know! I have a friend who *swears* she is a C cup. Even when the bra is too small. She picks a different bra. Because she doesn't want to be a D. :P

It seems to me you'd rather be smaller in the band and bigger in the cup. But you know, people are confused.
Idiotic! I wouldn't care if I was a 18ZZZ if the bra fit and it was comfy and did it's job ya know?

I want what fits, not what someone thinks will fit me.

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Same, but a lot of people have it stuck in their head that anything D and up is ginormous stripper territory. I hate the looks people give me when I say I'm a 28E, it's this slight sneer and look like I'm delusional because these modest puppies can't possibly be E cups. These people think Victoria's Secret is the only place to buy good bras.
Reminds me of the time hubby and I were at the casino (late at night/early in the morning) and we were quite buzzed and playing blackjack. The whole table got around to talking about boobs and bra size, and some guy swore I was not a 32DDD and bet me 1k that I was wrong. SO of course me being me; I took my bra off (under my shirt, nothing was flashed, BTW) and showed him he was wrong, he was a man of his word and paid up, but requested that he keep the bra. Hell, for a grand I didn't care, lol! He though I should have been a 36C, and just didn't understand how I was smaller and bigger at the same time, lol!


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The crocodile collection.
Very nice. I love cufflinks and wished more men would wear French cuffs to show them off. Hubby has about 15 pair and I love them all, even though some of them are really geeky, lol.

Here's a few of his. The NES ones he did buy off of etsy.

Geeky Cuff Links

Star Wars cufflinks

http://foolishgadgets.com/files/2009...ufflinks_1.jpg

Halloween cufflinks
People who have favorited Jack Skellington Face Cuff Links - Nightmare Before Christmas - Skeleton - Head by CsCharms - Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74095215/jack-skellington-face-cuff-links/favoriters - broken link)

Gr0glmann's Retro Classy Cufflinks by Cufflinks on Etsy

Plus he has a few nicer pair like the ones you posted earlier.

Here's a decent place to get nicer cufflinks as well.

Cufflinks - Designer Mens Cufflinks - Cufflink Storage - French Cuff Shirts

Last edited by Cav Scout wife; 03-24-2012 at 01:00 PM..
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Very nice. I love cufflinks and wished more men would wear French cuffs to show them off. Hubby has about 15 pair and I love them all, even though some of them are really geeky, lol.

Here's a few of his. The NES ones he did buy off of etsy.

Geeky Cuff Links

Star Wars cufflinks

http://foolishgadgets.com/files/2009...ufflinks_1.jpg

Halloween cufflinks
People who have favorited Jack Skellington Face Cuff Links - Nightmare Before Christmas - Skeleton - Head by CsCharms - Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74095215/jack-skellington-face-cuff-links/favoriters - broken link)

Gr0glmann's Retro Classy Cufflinks by Cufflinks on Etsy

Plus he has a few nicer pair like the ones you posted earlier.

Here's a decent place to get nicer cufflinks as well.

Cufflinks - Designer Mens Cufflinks - Cufflink Storage - French Cuff Shirts
You just managed to befriend your first and the best crocodile EVER. You get free ferry rides across the river, any time.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Time to update the crocodile neck tie collection, again. This what he calls "bargain".

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ike-Behar-Floral-Woven-Tie-Pink-/00/s/MTUwMFgxMjAw/$%28KGrHqNHJBUE8e7z,CI+BPLF1Tzuf%21%7E%7E60_57.JPG (broken link)

Ike Behar Floral Woven Tie, Pink | eBay
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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I am a person who definitely loves a good sale, but I do care about quality. Just because an item is on sale or clearance does not mean that it has equal quality as something you might spend a little extra for. So now I look at the materials used in clothing that are on sale to get the best with my money. Sometimes I do find thick jackets and nice, designer like jeans for much less, but not always.

So I am willing to spend money on:
-Good quality, lasting jeans
-Weather specific shoes(I don't live in a snowy climate, but if I did I'd make sure to stock up on nice, warm boots)
-Handbags(I've had my fair share of cheap bags and bad experiences though there are some decent ones in the $30 range)

Willing to bargain for:
-Many casual tops(I can typically search out ones with decent quality and cheap prices)
-Sandals(Don't mind paying $10 or even less for them)
-Athletic wear (Don't get me wrong, I love some comfortable clothing to jog in, but for some reason I don't mind spending less on them)

We all have our personal tastes and reasons for spending on certain items and saving on others. What are yours?
Organic cotton is the most comfortable for jeans, the only problem is that they don't last as long.

If you focus on quality, then brand should not matter. Get custom made jeans tailored to your body...but you'll need to goto a 3-d scanning tailor
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