Online Shopping - Clobber



  • I'm a bit of a tragic at the best of times but during the lockdown one of the few indulgences / distractions available to me has been online shopping. This lack of sport, work functions & social activity in general has seen me turn to online shopping - domestically and internatioanlly - even more than normal. Whilst I'm now pretty much all shopped-out, I'm always on the look-out for sites that offer combinations of cool or unique gear, bargains, loyalty offers, easy shipping and as a bonus but certainly not a pre-requisite the option to use afterpay or laybuy schemes. I just scored both a cool and unique tee from a store called The Sporting District in San Antonio, Tx which we visited last year, on sale for USD10! (NZD17). I have to use NZ Posts' youshop facility to get it shipped back here, but it's still a sweet deal on a cool product. Link as follows https://www.sportingdistrict.com/ The TSD range has some cool prints and the price is reasonable. I've now got three of them.

    Anyone got any recommendations that are off the beaten track? When I say that, I'm precluding ASOS, ssense, Mainline Menswear, The Iconic, mainstream brands and large recognised department stores.



  • if ever there was a thread to invite Mrs Mariner in to my Fern world (which she acknowledges is a real and essential thing) then this is it. She is the motherfucking queen of online shopping.

    The shear number of packages that arrive (mainly to her work) leading up to something like a race day is a sight to behold. And she has the whole system sussed.



  • I use Mr Porter more than I should.



  • @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    if ever there was a thread to invite Mrs Mariner in to my Fern world (which she acknowledges is a real and essential thing) then this is it. She is the motherfucking queen of online shopping.

    The shear number of packages that arrive (mainly to her work) leading up to something like a race day is a sight to behold. And she has the whole system sussed.

    Just this morning, Mrs Hooroo asked which hat I liked the most for a series of hats online. I picked one and she agree it would be good for when we are at the races.

    I asked where from, and she said the UK. Of course the hat needs the 'somethingorrather' think around the neck of course.

    I politely asked the cost and left with a polite smile wondering why she needs to spend that on a damn hat.



  • Of course I'm a hypocrite though as I will happily spend that on a good driver.



  • @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    if ever there was a thread to invite Mrs Mariner in to my Fern world (which she acknowledges is a real and essential thing) then this is it. She is the motherfucking queen of online shopping.

    The shear number of packages that arrive (mainly to her work) leading up to something like a race day is a sight to behold. And she has the whole system sussed.

    Just this morning, Mrs Hooroo asked which hat I liked the most for a series of hats online. I picked one and she agree it would be good for when we are at the races.

    I asked where from, and she said the UK. Of course the hat needs the 'somethingorrather' think around the neck of course.

    I politely asked the cost and left with a polite smile wondering why she needs to spend that on a damn hat.

    If one doesn't buy one's hats from Lock and Co one is quite obviously a peasant.



  • @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    if ever there was a thread to invite Mrs Mariner in to my Fern world (which she acknowledges is a real and essential thing) then this is it. She is the motherfucking queen of online shopping.

    The shear number of packages that arrive (mainly to her work) leading up to something like a race day is a sight to behold. And she has the whole system sussed.

    Just this morning, Mrs Hooroo asked which hat I liked the most for a series of hats online. I picked one and she agree it would be good for when we are at the races.

    I asked where from, and she said the UK. Of course the hat needs the 'somethingorrather' think around the neck of course.

    I politely asked the cost and left with a polite smile wondering why she needs to spend that on a damn hat.

    Mrs Mariner's awesome one from Derby Day last year was custom made by a dude in London, all organised over instagram.

    I never, ever ask the price. That's foolish. I just assume it gives me carte blanche to spend what i want on piss and gambling



  • @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    if ever there was a thread to invite Mrs Mariner in to my Fern world (which she acknowledges is a real and essential thing) then this is it. She is the motherfucking queen of online shopping.

    The shear number of packages that arrive (mainly to her work) leading up to something like a race day is a sight to behold. And she has the whole system sussed.

    Just this morning, Mrs Hooroo asked which hat I liked the most for a series of hats online. I picked one and she agree it would be good for when we are at the races.

    I asked where from, and she said the UK. Of course the hat needs the 'somethingorrather' think around the neck of course.

    I politely asked the cost and left with a polite smile wondering why she needs to spend that on a damn hat.

    Mrs Mariner's awesome one from Derby Day last year was custom made by a dude in London, all organised over instagram.

    I never, ever ask the price. That's foolish. I just assume it gives me carte blanche to spend what i want on piss and gambling

    🙂 Good call.



  • @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?



  • @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    fuck!!

    I get all my shit from Politix, because i know it fits perfectly straight off the rack.

    @shark have you checked out Chunk t-shirts from the UK? They have good ones.



  • @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    if ever there was a thread to invite Mrs Mariner in to my Fern world (which she acknowledges is a real and essential thing) then this is it. She is the motherfucking queen of online shopping.

    The shear number of packages that arrive (mainly to her work) leading up to something like a race day is a sight to behold. And she has the whole system sussed.

    I think this might be one of the last bastions to be broken down on TSF, partially inspired by the amount of us who clearly love a good cook-up on the food thread, and in part attributable to boredom.

    Mrs Shark is also an online shopping queen. She's able to do it a little less obviously than me normally because I'll be at work when most of the packages arrive. As a result I'd taken to having some stuff delivered to work, prior to the lockdown. But when she gives me grief, I have a rough enough idea of what she spends on her expensive make-up, skin care and perfumes that I can retort in kind. Plus to be safe every now and then I'll order her something to keep her off my back.



  • @mariner4life Politix fucked me off recently when a jacket never arrived. Got refunded eventually.



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life Politix fucked me off recently when a jacket never arrived. Got refunded eventually.

    shit, i have never had a problem with them! that's unlucky mate.

    They have incredible sales too.



  • @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life Politix fucked me off recently when a jacket never arrived. Got refunded eventually.

    shit, i have never had a problem with them! that's unlucky mate.

    They have incredible sales too.

    Have you seen the 'Zealand' jacket?



  • @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life Politix fucked me off recently when a jacket never arrived. Got refunded eventually.

    shit, i have never had a problem with them! that's unlucky mate.

    They have incredible sales too.

    Have you seen the 'Zealand' jacket?

    no. i have not

    just checked it out. Wow. It's like a casual dinner jacket.

    Not really my thing. Nor do i have too much use for it, living where i do. I alread have more jackets (blazers) than someone who lives in the tropics has any right to own



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    dunno, i would have to think. It wouldn't be much i don't reckon, i don't pay full price, and i don't buy many items that are overly costly, simply because i don't have the reason to wear them



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    When I lived in London, once a month I would buy a new shirt from Interno8 which was the distributor for https://angelogalasso.com/collections/shirts.html Most comfortable and amazingly styled shirts.

    I never paid 1000 quid for one but remembered spending more than I should have.

    Every now and then I will order one if a horse gets me a good collect



  • @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    Guessing they were Lobb Oxfords? They're very nice. Get them resoled and they'll last decades.



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?



  • @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400





  • @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.



  • Not really wanting to interrupt all you hipsters but not that expensive but indulgent. I had a cashmere suit made in Singapore for about $800.

    Why is it indulgent? Because I wear it one day a year during Art Deco festival. The tailor kept on checking with me that I really wanted 500mm wide trouser cuffs...

    Also had a 30's blue pinstripe suit and some vintage shirts made in Hanoi from photos I found online. They were cheap as though.



  • I bought a Gieves and Hawkes white cable knit jumper this time last year in Hong Kong. Still haven't worn it.



  • fucking lol, the courier just dropped off a package for the wife. Dress for the races we aren't even allowed to go to yet!



  • @shark It is closed for sales at the moment but every now and then it is worth looking at TK Maxx.
    It may be a clearance store but they get some pretty good stuff to clear sometimes.

    I have brought £150 John White Chukkas for £40 there. A £300 Deisel denim jacket for £70. I used to buy Ben Sherman jeans that I knew where a great fit on me from there at half the price of at BS.
    Some of the best bargains are in the socks and undies where quality branded stuff is at crazy prices.

    You can pick up some real quality if you search enough. Trickers shoes, Trench Coats from the likes of Hackett and Dunhill at crazy prices (like £1,000 off), Timberland, Geox….all sorts of brands that you would expect and all guaranteed as the real McCoy.



  • @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I used to work round the corner on Bishopsgate from G&H in Spitalfields (?) Market I think it was. I remember purchasing my first ever pink work shirt from there. Only biffed it a couple of months ago so it was nearly 15 years old!



  • @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I used to work round the corner on Bishopsgate from G&H in Spitalfields (?) Market I think it was. I remember purchasing my first ever pink work shirt from there. Only biffed it a couple of months ago so it was nearly 15 years old!

    I've got a few of those, they are quality



  • @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I used to work round the corner on Bishopsgate from G&H in Spitalfields (?) Market I think it was. I remember purchasing my first ever pink work shirt from there. Only biffed it a couple of months ago so it was nearly 15 years old!

    I've got a few of those, they are quality

    Also got a Hugo Boss and Armani suit from them. Neither were in the realms of @JC's cost. (Which I love that you paid that much for quality!)



  • @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @Hooroo said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I used to work round the corner on Bishopsgate from G&H in Spitalfields (?) Market I think it was. I remember purchasing my first ever pink work shirt from there. Only biffed it a couple of months ago so it was nearly 15 years old!

    I've got a few of those, they are quality

    Also got a Hugo Boss and Armani suit from them. Neither were in the realms of @JC's cost. (Which I love that you paid that much for quality!)

    i wear suits to the races and no where else. So i don't pay much for them.

    Would love to get a good one, but for no real reason.



  • I have 1 suit, worn it half a time...I say half a time as when I got it, the leg needed to be adjusted, so got that done...

    Went to GC last year for work, took suit for an event, as I got dressed the pants were so fucking small, I was like WTF...looked at label and they had a low number...both wife and I had some adjustments done to pants (same colour) at same time, so I had packed hers instead of mine...

    No one else had any to fit me, so I wore jeans to the black tie event, luckily lighting was low, so no one actually noticed, even when our CEO called me out when he was on stage, everyone thought he was talking about the other guy with same first name as thats the kind of thing he might do....

    So am yet to wear the pants to my suit, hence the half time wear!



  • Jeez, we really need some sport to start soon



  • Got a nice suit from Hackett London when I was abroad last. Reasonable price and a snazzy look, sort of grey with blue window pane pattern, about $800 Kiwi on sale



  • On suits, I'm the same as many of you ie wearing one is a rarity. Typically it'll be once a year to a regional House of the Year dinner (I hire a dinner suit for the national event) and historically I would wear a suit to the races. But these days I'm more inclined to mix up chinos and blazers with an open collar shirt at Riccarton for the Cup because it just doesn't feel all that formal there these days even in the members'. So I wouldn't have spent more than $700 on a suit normally, but the last one I got from Working Style cost me around $1300.



  • @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I have a jacket problem. Not suit jackets but the likes of trench coats, leather jackets, moto jackets etc. I'll spend up to $1,000 on a jacket (Boss, Scotch & Soda, Belstaff, Allsaints etc), but the worst of it is I'll only wear it a handful of teams in a season and then flick it off on trademe for a fraction of what I paid for it. Only very occasionally will I regret moving a jacket on and only because I realise in hindsight it was quite unique.

    Back when tax and duty were never included in the price of an item coming from overseas and they were typically added to products coming into NZ, I got stung a couple of times, inflating the price beyond what I'd expected. I bought a Scotch & Soda 'gentlemans' coat' from a joint called Probus NYC. It was on sale so down to something like USD250. The conversion wasn't ridiculous but I ended up paying something like another NZD250 inflating the total price to around $700 for what was supposed to have been a good deal. Same thing happened with a Belstaff jacket but it ended up being around $900 and wasn't even a leather one!



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I have a jacket problem. Not suit jackets but the likes of trench coats, leather jackets, moto jackets etc. I'll spend up to $1,000 on a jacket (Boss, Scotch & Soda, Belstaff, Allsaints etc), but the worst of it is I'll only wear it a handful of teams in a season and then flick it off on trademe for a fraction of what I paid for it. Only very occasionally will I regret moving a jacket on and only because I realise in hindsight it was quite unique.

    Back when tax and duty were never included in the price of an item coming from overseas and they were typically added to products coming into NZ, I got stung a couple of times, inflating the price beyond what I'd expected. I bought a Scotch & Soda 'gentlemans' coat' from a joint called Probus NYC. It was on sale so down to something like USD250. The conversion wasn't ridiculous but I ended up paying something like another NZD250 inflating the total price to around $700 for what was supposed to have been a good deal. Same thing happened with a Belstaff jacket but it ended up being around $900 and wasn't even a leather one!

    check out fucking moneybags over here!

    Mine used to be sneakers, but i have resisted for ages. I am down to half a dozen pairs of Onitsuka Tigers, and just a couple of others.



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    Same thing happened with a Belstaff jacket but it ended up being around $900 and wasn't even a leather one!

    Waxed cotton jackets are their thing...



  • @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @mariner4life said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @JC said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @shark said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @nzzp said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    @antipodean said in Online Shopping - Clobber:

    I use Mr Porter more than I should.

    Dropped in there to look at some shoes. Thank fark they don't have my size - GBP1500 for a pair of shoes?!?

    OK on the bakc of this: most expensive item of apparel ever purchased?

    Oh don't ask that. Do you mean the actual cost or the price I tell Mrs JC?

    i just asked Mrs Mariner, and it's really not much. She buys it all on sale. Less than $400

    Suits. I had a suit habit (possibly an addiction). Gieves and Hawkes, at least one per year, all of them north of 5 grand (Sterling). One Ozwald Boateng one that was a work of art. Now they're all in storage as I have absolutely no reason to wear them. So I've started on Armani jeans. Always J26 cut because I know they fit well. Different colours and fabrics. Maybe 15 pairs? I need an intervention probably.

    I have a jacket problem. Not suit jackets but the likes of trench coats, leather jackets, moto jackets etc. I'll spend up to $1,000 on a jacket (Boss, Scotch & Soda, Belstaff, Allsaints etc), but the worst of it is I'll only wear it a handful of teams in a season and then flick it off on trademe for a fraction of what I paid for it. Only very occasionally will I regret moving a jacket on and only because I realise in hindsight it was quite unique.

    Back when tax and duty were never included in the price of an item coming from overseas and they were typically added to products coming into NZ, I got stung a couple of times, inflating the price beyond what I'd expected. I bought a Scotch & Soda 'gentlemans' coat' from a joint called Probus NYC. It was on sale so down to something like USD250. The conversion wasn't ridiculous but I ended up paying something like another NZD250 inflating the total price to around $700 for what was supposed to have been a good deal. Same thing happened with a Belstaff jacket but it ended up being around $900 and wasn't even a leather one!

    That's the risk of offshore clothes shopping. And if you use a freight forwarder like NZ post it becomes complicated if the item isn't right and you want costs to and it back



  • @antipodean Either way. This was just a lightly padded moto jacket. Not leather OR waxed.


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