Have you ever?

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    Jun 19, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    Spent $100/£100/€100 or more on a shirt...

    I wanted to impress at yet another job interview and came very close to that mark the other day, but have never actually gone over it...

    I was just wondering icon_lol.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 19, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    Never. I can get a great shirt tailored here for about $20, so why bother spending that much?
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    Jun 19, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Not on a shirt...but on pants, shoes or blazer, yes.......
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    Jun 19, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    Before I was earning a regular salary (20+ years ago) I once was very tempted by a Kenzo - shirt at the exorbitant price of EUR 200. No way I could have worn this to work with all the embroidery, this would have been just for going out. Heroically I resisted and only bought his EDT instead.

    Now I own a few designer dress-shirts that were more expensive than $100 and some are worth it, others aren't.
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    Jun 19, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    Never and I could afford to if I wanted. No shirt is worth that kind of money (I don't care whose name is on it) especially when they pay some poor Chinese peasant 25 cents per piece.
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    Jun 19, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    Nope! I'm all about the clearance rack.
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    Jun 19, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    Nope.
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    Jun 19, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    not on a shirt but I spent $200 on a pair of shoes before. icon_confused.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Jun 19, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    Yes i have,
    There was this bad ass valentino shirt in barneys window and i just had to have it for an event during fashion week.....Everyone loved the shirt and would you believe i was actually offered a job styling windows for a chain,,all because of this shirt...icon_lol.gif
    The shirt was $179.00..............
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 19, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    The most expensive shirt I've ever bought was a Burkman Bros. shirt from Barney's, on sale for $88. But I had to return it, it was way too snug.
  • calibro

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    Jun 19, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    only after is was marked down from its original price
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    Jun 19, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    If I like something, can afford it, it looks good on me, and is something I can wear again and again, why not? It is only money.

    Back in a past life when I wore suits and ties to work, I had some really nice threads. Appearance was important for my career. It helped me get to a point where I could leave the company for a higher paying job where I can get away with just wearing jeans and a t-shirt. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 19, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    Gawd no!
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    Jun 19, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    Absolutely not.

    But I don't begrudge those who can afford a shirt like that. You should only pay that for a shirt if you have the money to justify it.
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    Jun 19, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Yes I have. I buy carefully and not often, choosing good classic clothes that are well made and last a long time. Some favorites are from Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Ermenegildo Zegna, Calvin Klein, Hilfiger, YSL, and those made for me specially. If you buy carefully, in the long run you look and feel great, no matter what it is you're buying.

    Remember - fashion passes, but style remains. It is better to choose fewer really good selections than continuously wasting money and time on disposable things you get sick of - or that fall apart.
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    Jun 19, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    Hell no! Whomever you are trying to impress will not be impressed by your need to spend more money than is necessary for a shirt. Don't know who you were interviewing for, but I've never hired anyone because they dressed with expensive clothing. More than likely, if I knew how much the shirt cost, and the interviewee walked in wearing it, I'd be less likely to hire him. I'd be wondering if he wasted that much money on a shirt with his own money, how could I trust him to guard our corporation's assets.
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    Jun 19, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    Not on a shirt, but on a dinner, shoes, hat, music and new sheets =D Romance, the only thing money can actually aid you with.
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    Jun 19, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    scottishwarrior saidHell no! Whomever you are trying to impress will not be impressed by your need to spend more money than is necessary for a shirt. Don't know who you were interviewing for, but I've never hired anyone because they dressed with expensive clothing. More than likely, if I knew how much the shirt cost, and the interviewee walked in wearing it, I'd be less likely to hire him. I'd be wondering if he wasted that much money on a shirt with his own money, how could I trust him to guard out corporation's assets.


    Gee thanks icon_confused.gif

    FYI, there's many a corporation run by stuffed shirt bureaucrats that would instantly write you off for being inked even if you showed up with a 3 doctorates and a noble prize
  • jgymnast733

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    Jun 19, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidYes I have. I buy carefully and not often, choosing good classic clothes that are well made and last a long time. Some favorites are from Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Ermenegildo Zegna, Calvin Klein, Hilfiger, YSL, and those made for me specially. If you buy carefully, in the long run you look and feel great, no matter what it is you're buying.

    Remember - fashion passes, but style remains. It is better to choose fewer really good selections than continuously wasting money and time on disposable things you get sick of - or that fall apart.

    I agree totally,icon_exclaim.gif
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    Jun 19, 2010 7:37 PM GMT
    What's $100 for a shirt when lunch can cost that?
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    Jun 19, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    n8698u saidI was very tempted to spend $250 on a beautiful Versace shirt.

    It was the most gorgeous cobalt blue with small, vertical black greek key stripes. A tallish collar, and it suited my torso PERFECTLY. The buttons were silvery medusa head Versace logos. If I wore it untucked, it hugged my butt so nicely…. OOOH!

    But…$250…ON SALE!!! There are people without food. I couldn’t do it.

    Benjamin Franklin dressed like a schlub…he was pretty impressive.

    Your mind and abilities will get ya the job!

    Best of luck on your interviews Drew. Knock ‘em dead!


    Thanks man...icon_biggrin.gif

    I know mind and abilities get you the job but there's so much competition out there right now... that you think any little thing that will push you above an equally qualified person is worth it.


    If one of you makes the effort to be super sharp and polished at the interview

  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jun 19, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidSpent $100/£100/€100 or more on a shirt...

    I wanted to impress at yet another job interview and came very close to that mark the other day, but have never actually gone over it...

    I was just wondering icon_lol.gif


    No I have not. The closest I've ever paid for a (dress) shirt was roughly $45... and that was more of an emergency because all the other stores had closed, and I needed that shirt ASAP. As for T-shits and collared shirts... ~$28 at the maximum (and that is a very, very rare occasion).
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jun 19, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    Good luck btw! I hope you land that job! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 19, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    After i got out on my own and was making my own money, one of the first things I did was buy a couple silk shirts that were approx. $160 a piece.
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    Jun 19, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    $30 for an Underarmour shirt is about the most I've ever spent.