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Old 05-29-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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I've got two boys who we're preparing for graduation. So we went to the mall.

(all sale items)

Dress shirt $25
tie $12
dress slacks $20
shoes $59
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$116.00

x 2
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$232 ..... but they look very handsome.

Does it get any easier, guys?
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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nope lol congrats.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
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I just hope that when my girls graduate, they will just pull something out of the closet and slide on a pair of sandals. Having to buy two of everything at the same time is a bear! On a brighter note, I think there is some sort of assistance for families with two children in college at once. I hear it gets better ... someone please tell us so!
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Wow. My dad musta loved me. All he had to do was spend $25 at the Fabric store and I made my own graduation dress.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Good for you for finding a good deal & being a smart consumer. I always wait for sales, or if I come across a great bargain I buy it & save it until it is needed. This is how I do gifts, clothes for my son, etc.
Forget buying EVERYTHING full price....forget it.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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Being as these are "jeans & t-shirt" boys, dressing them up is pretty costly. If I hadn't shopped for sales (aka "this display rack on for shirts") it would have been well over $300. They are so-to-be 8th grade grads.... I can only imagine the prices when they get to highschool.

collected_eve, it's a good thing the "baggy look" is still in for boys, everything we bought was a half size larger.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
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Oh gracious, I was thinking HS graduation here! Guess you have a few more years for that.

Kuharai -- I'm so jealous! Sewing machines I swear are out to get me. Funny thing is I love to sew, but the machine will do all sorts of funny things but never what I want it to do. I am good at hand sewing, and would like to be able to make mine and my girls clothes and not spend an eternity with the needle and thread because of the time it takes. And time is something I don't have.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I thought we were talking about HS graduation, as well!

As for sewing, I love my machine. It used to be my grandmother's. Before I received it, I did it all by hand. Or if I was lazy, I'd just use stitch witch.

And congrats on your boys graduating, FedupWNY!!
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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I haven't sewn in years, boys clothes are harder to make though. I went through a vest stage and made for myself many

In about 3 weeks they will be officially graduated, we just got a head start on the shopping.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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Aw, I bet they look so handsome! Congrats!
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