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    Quote Originally Posted by HankScorpio View Post
    with the cable knit pattern? that would be my favorite pick up this year as well
    Yes sir.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent k View Post
    Allen Edmonds Surrey Chelsea boot 9EEE had my size for once ever at Nordstrom Rack. $159 and they are amazing. Only downside is not made in the USA. My first pair of boots/shoes not American made in ages.


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    Okay, "amazing" is amazing no matter where they are made, no? And that's quite a great price.

    I don't have any doubt that well-trained people in the DR can make shoes as well as people in the USA.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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    Th it's is such a great question. It is either my Redwing iron ranger in Amber Harness, or my Gustin Olive Twill Duffle. No wait my Hardwick suit I bought on a new year's Eve sale that fits better off the rack than my made to measure suits at half the price.

    It's been a big year of shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    What was your best sartorial purchase of 2018?

    For me it was picking up a 1997 Rolex Submariner. The watch has quickly become my go-to and pretty much a daily wearer. While I do have some other nice watches, I find myself reaching for the sub more and more.
    Mine was a watch too - my Seiko Presage Baby Snowflake. It is understated, but has a truly mesmerizing dial. Plus it is readable with the tiniest bit of ambient light, since the dial reflects light completely differently from the hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Okay, "amazing" is amazing no matter where they are made, no? And that's quite a great price.

    I don't have any doubt that well-trained people in the DR can make shoes as well as people in the USA.
    At $159 at the rack they are worth it but I stick to generally buying MiUS if I can. I also support some European countries of manufacture but will not support Chinese made goods. It does erk me when a brand touts themselves as an American heritage brand but then goes else where when convenient for the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent k View Post
    At $159 at the rack they are worth it but I stick to generally buying MiUS if I can. I also support some European countries of manufacture but will not support Chinese made goods. It does erk me when a brand touts themselves as an American heritage brand but then goes else where when convenient for the company.
    Dominican Republic is a long way from China.
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    My best purchases were a pair of black horse bit loafers from Ferragamo and a black Sanyo dressy rain coat.

    2018 was the year of a long challenging job search for me. I bought both of these at the amazing new Nordstrom Mens shop in NYC about halfway through the search. Both of these pieces are super versatile, and express a little bit about my personal taste. They’re more versatile than I was thinking and I get so many wears out of them. They boosted my confidence on the search.

    Both on the expensive side but well worth it for me.

    Nordstrom price matched from a sale I found at Saks on Google shopping:
    https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/sanyo...incoat/4972630

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    I'd say my best was picking up a Gustin waxed trucker jacket. I got it in summer when I found a nice deal and couldn't really wear it until October. But then I wore it for the rest of the calendar year and was very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac10sim View Post
    Th it's is such a great question. It is either my Redwing iron ranger in Amber Harness, or my Gustin Olive Twill Duffle. No wait my Hardwick suit I bought on a new year's Eve sale that fits better off the rack than my made to measure suits at half the price.

    It's been a big year of shopping.
    Buddy sounds like you had a pretty good year of shopping! Nicely done.

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    Pretty sure 2016 my New Years goal was not to buy clothing. I sold about 2000$ worth on the forums and eBay, sold my house and moved and traveled down the worm hole of buying a new house.

    Ever since I bought and started working on the house I really stopped buying clothing besides very specific items which were planned out and all rationalized though. Replacement sweatshirt to replace a destroyed hoodie, AE Surrey to replace my destroyed Clark’s. Two polos for work from Polo outlet.

    2019 I also see as not being a big clothing year again. Hopefully sell some stuff again with a big eBay purge. Maybe sell a couple watches since the market is prime to sell.

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