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What's been ur most extravagant purchase ever
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inner thigh wibble
Posted - 09 January 2017 18:36
Excluding homes and cars.

I bought a leather jacket for £1,200 last year because I saw Ryan Gosling wearing it in a magazine and he looked cool as f*ck. I bought it but did not look cool at all. By the time I realised that, it was too late to return it and now I'm stuck with it. I did try to flog it on eBay but bids reached no higher than £85.
Chambers
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:16
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A guitar in America. The music shop asked me what amount I would like on the card receipt, knowing I was bringing it back here. The rest in cash obviously.
King Canute the Great
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:42
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I bought a year's supply of Venapro for my wife and me. I had it imported from Australia and the shipping and import duty alone was over 13,000 pounds sterling. I also had to refurbish and insulate the garden shed (as well as to hook it up to the cebtral heating) so that I could store it and preserve it in accordance with the prescribed conditions.
Faoilleach99
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:46
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Is extravagance measured by cost or niceness?

Either way, a hotel at some point
Siegfreid
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:48
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I spent a lot on an engagement ring

That was the most hmongen thing I have ever done, tho I don't regret it. A plumber's O ring would have done the job just as well.
Chambers
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:13
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Actually that (maybe somewhat dubious) guitar receipt helped in two ways. Firstly import duty. They had a sale on guv, the Heathrow people didn't really have a clue.

Secondly I avoided a WTF incicident from the Missus.

She found out eventually, hence my current blanket ban on buying any more.
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:27
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In terms of absolute cost, or wastefulness? Former: law school; latter: I bought a packet of tissue once when I could have just nicked some napkins from Starbucks.
in the ningwangnong
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:38
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Apart from homes and cars? Probably a holiday or the wedding. Siggy it helps with eng ring woe if you recall how much woolfie spent on his
The Real Anna
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:39
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Siegfried, are you still married to the lady in question?
FondantFancies
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:47
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A watch as Mr FF's wedding present.

On myself probably a handbag, so not massively extravagant.
rogermellie
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:04
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Watches
Holidays
Flights
SumoKing
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:05
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Emily Blunt's silence
The Darce
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:09
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Probably tom ford cologne
minkie
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:12
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Made to measure long shearling coat
Elphi
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:13
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Yacht
Keith Nearing
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:43
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Art probably. I remember spaffing £50k on a painting I thought Mrs K would like as an anniversary present.

Tbf she still pretends to like it.
student05
Posted - 09 January 2017 22:07
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Holiday in Africa for three weeks or the £35k I've just spent on an extension
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 09 January 2017 22:38
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Chambo old son you're beginning to make a habit of admitting your tax evasion on here
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 09 January 2017 22:40
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To answer question - wedding, engagement ring, honeymoon in cost order.

Bespoke suit and a completely impractical car as an NQ given financial circs the time and relative cost of each
Jethro the Fat White Duke
Posted - 09 January 2017 22:50
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Heh that has to be about the 10th time that Chambo has admitted breaking the law on here. He's a proper bandit.
GHF
Posted - 10 January 2017 07:14
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My horse. And he continues to be an extravagance.
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:05
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Tell me about Woolfie, Wanger. If our car dies I may rue that ring

Anna, still not closed the deal with the recipient.
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:07
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The THIRD cheapest bottle of wine on the list.

I was foolish and trying to impress someone.
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:07
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extension to what, student?
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:08
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polished copper looks better than gold or that stainless steel they pass off as platinum
unpresidented
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:21
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'admitted to breaking the law'

what planet are you from?
🐝 buzz
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:21
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For a a website allegedly populated by fairly well educated people it's surprising how few know what extravagant means.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:35
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I bought a "coffee" at Starbucks once.

I know, I know. I was young and foolish and flush with cash. Look, say what you like, you can't condemn me more than I condemn myself.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:37
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There was me thinking you were Halifax. Turns out you are strutter.
Jethro the Fat White Duke
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:40
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Alright cookie you old fart. Cool your boots. I was just talking in a way the kids would understand. You should try it.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:43
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Buzz: Strutter has never been to a Starbucks - they're too edgy for him.

Much as I regret my lapse in going to one once, at least I'll be able to tell my grandchildren that I've lived a little.
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:53
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He's right you know - assuming that 'edgy' means an affront to every parsimonious bone in my body
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:01
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You've had a parsimonious bone in your body?

My God, you little trollop you. I hope he was at least High Church.
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:10
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Well obviously.

I may be an atheist but by god I'm a high church Anglican atheist
Fosco
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:15
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This has made me realise that I am actually not very extravagant at all \ /

I just buy things that, while not obscenely expensive, most would consider fvcking retarded. Like embroidered velvet slippers.
The Thomas Pink Sale
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:21
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A pushbike. Mrs Pink thinks it cost significantly less than it did. Then again, I have really really enjoyed it and done thousands of miles on it, so perhaps not too extravagant,
☠ Rufus Youngblood
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:26
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I was about to say my watch - but then, I guess, on the basis that we're excluding essentials such as houses and cars, I guess watches don't count?

In rational terms - probably the frequent flyer cards in my wallet - or rather, the travel which has earned them.
☠ Rufus Youngblood
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:28
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Although tbf my gak and high class hooker habit has been expensive to acquire and maintain.
Brother Mouzone
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:41
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Probably a Rolex, bought the year I got my largest ever bonus while in PP. Wasn’t one of the most spenny ones, but still expensive and still extravagant. It doesn’t even keep particularly good time, but it still looks lovely and they’re said to hold their value well. I’m not by my nature extravagant or into expensive things so that one stands out.
Fosco
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:53
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Buy a decent vintage Rolex and you can sell it at any time at no loss or even a small profit if you acquire a desirable model.

It's basically free.
aviator
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:58
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This summer's holiday in Africa for six of us.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:58
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strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:10
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Well obviously.

I may be an atheist but by god I'm a high church Anglican atheist

In an ever-changing world, the one certainty I've always been able to cling to is that you are a sound chap.

You've proved it yet again.

Did the two of you have tea at Fortnum's afterwards?
Testarossa
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:02
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His watch
Montagueh
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:11
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Most expensive - wedding, engagement ring, honeymoon, in that order...

Most extravagant - nothing much on myself and, until recently, when we had a ridiculously extravagant hotel stay, probably handbags for Lady ...

Actually, in terms of the implications, the most extravagant (yet misleadingly inexpensive) purchase has to be my marriage licence...
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:14
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Brendan Behan "sex for free is far more expensive than sex that you pay for."
Montagueh
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:15
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What is this sex of which you write...?
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:37
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Proper high church Anglican SotO - we got quite drunk on Fino in a nice little Spanish place round the back of the Abbey
Parsnip
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:38
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treasure chest in mahiki is up there - and totes not worth it
not in terms of cost
but in terms of pointlessness
danobo
Posted - 16 January 2017 21:56
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Managed to spend £13.5k on two guitars last year, within 4 months of each other. But I'm figuring it's not that extravagant as I love guitars and they're worth nearly double that. The insurance is a bugger though. Other than that (and audio gear related purchases generally) my financial restraint borders on their weirdly an*l. Not a Starbucks in sight.
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:16
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nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:19
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So far this year I have bought:

Tom Ford:

http://www.tomford.com/superfine-cashmere-turtleneck/TFK120-BLK00.html?cgid=men -ready-to-wear&dwvar_TFK120-BLK00_color=K09#start=22

-----------------------------A ND ALSO

Reiss:

https://www.reiss.com/p/rollneck-jumper-mens-blackjack-in-black/?category_id=1112

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SSSS


https://www.reiss.com/p/funnel-collar-coat-mens-rocky-in-navy/


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The Kooples

http://www.thekooples.co.uk/needlecord-biker-jacket-with-faux-fur-collar-1175803.htm l

Yeah....it's better than it looks

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cxj4B4aXEAAshKF.jpg

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Loakes

https://www.stuartslondon.com/loake-mitchum-brown-suede-leather-chelsea-boot-p853 9?gclid=CKu6nIDfxNECFY0aGwod0eIOew

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Loakes 2

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_084011773460_- 1

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Barbour

https://www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk/barbour-international-quilted-ariel-jacket.html ?Black&gclid=COy6jrvXx9ECFccV0wod75MLUg

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New Look

http://picvpic.com/men-coats-jackets-jackets-blazers/duck-egg-faux-fur-trim-denim -jacket

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Nudie

https://www.nudiejeans.com/product/thin-finn-black-ring

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Russell & Bromley

http://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/boots/portobello/invt/567963

And a bunch of other stuff.


Hope this worked.
Fosco
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:21
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Fosco
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:23
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Hugey you are just too much.

Nice tactalneck tho.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:24
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So aside from letting us know you dress like a tit and don't know what extravagant means, anything useful to contribute?
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:24
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Hey it's not as bad as it looks....it's fashion forward...


This is basically what I look like.

Bet u feel stupid now.
misshoolie
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:30
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Fosco that's not hugey.

Matty I saw a bazza in that jacket last week
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:31
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Which jacket? Barristers can't afford the jackets I've posted including the £39.99 new look borg denim one.
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:32
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Also I don't think I can take the kooples one back. Apparently I have to post it back to france for a refund. Please tell me it looks sexy hoolie. You're a woman. A woman with needs. What do you think?
misshoolie
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:35
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heh!
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:40
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H.E.H.

Hugely erotically hot.
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 23:30
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question: which of the above should I try to take back?
nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 23:52
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QUESTION QUESTION QUESTION

Should I buy these:

https://www.oliversweeney.com/pullen-navy?fo_c=381&fo_k=21fe64d7da07ea19e4a604697d3 6b2e8&fo_s=criteo&utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=retargeting

AND TAKE BACK THESE:

PLEASE ANSWER:

VERY IMPORTANT:

[a]https://www.stuartslondon.com/loake-mitchum-brown-suede-leather-ch elsea-boot-p853 9?gclid=CKu6nIDfxNECFY0aGwod0eIOew[/a]

nernernernerner
Posted - 16 January 2017 23:53
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well they're the loake mitchums above...whatever
Lord of War
Posted - 17 January 2017 00:07
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1954 Mortlach £1,700
1976 Glenfarclas £1,100
1965 Glen Mhor £2,200


Briefs
Posted - 17 January 2017 01:41
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Over time it's probably my insistence on only flying Singapore Airlines for trips home.
Mufcsan
Posted - 17 January 2017 02:04
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Apart from hotels, my handbags
Ceiling Cat
Posted - 17 January 2017 04:27
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Suite in the George V on our honeymoon. We had an ace time tho...
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 06:17
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Suggest you take most of it back so that people don't know you are a bellend until you open your mouth and that high pitched girly voice comes out.
Fosco
Posted - 17 January 2017 06:54
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Jesus wept where do you find this fvcking stuff?

Do you just get it all in TK Maxx and then find the equivalent page on the original manufacturer's website?
HelmutK
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:37
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What itw said. Wonder if we bought the same jacket. Mine serves its purpose those, I feel like a million bucks ever time I put it on.

Watches don't count.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:50
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So that would be not wot itw said then.

Some quite hard of reading (and thinking given Matty's arrival) people on this thread.
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:52
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28 grand on a Porsche 997 convertible. TCO (inc. deprectiation) over 18mths was about six grand per year tho, which isn't that extravagant and was well worth it, though on balance the Boxster is probably a better car.
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:54
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Also a pair of super shiny finished oxblood double monk shoes that I will wear three times a year and cost GBP400
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:57
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Holidays staying in 5 star hotels.

*flicks hair* Coz I'm worth it
nernernernerner
Posted - 17 January 2017 08:56
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"Suggest you take most of it back so that people don't know you are a bellend until you open your mouth and that high pitched girly voice comes out."

1. Sees amazing products posted
2. Is jealous
3. Buys them
4. Pretends they're rubbish to put down the superior man
5. Colours in his bald spot with a grey felt tip pen
strutter
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:01
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'Amazing'

uh huh
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:02
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Yes matty very good. I realise you have the intellectual limitations of a kumquat but surely even you must realise that references to my alleged slapheadedness look a little deranged on a thread where a dozen of the previous posters know me in real life.
nernernernerner
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:05
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Do they know you colour in your bald spot with felt tip and cry in the toilets before work?
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:06
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Sorry was that a dolphin making that noise?
Fosco
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:15
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As much I would like to dwell on Matty's failings all day, can be please now turn to Laz's post at 07:54.

Laz spent 400 of his well earned pounds on some a.) binder leather b.) oxblood c.) double monk strap shoes.

Where on earth did you get them? The only place I can imagine selling such tat would be Church's Hong Kong shop.
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:25
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Russell & Bromley. Oxblood shoes are great, I have burgundy oxfords that I wear with my navy suits all the time. Monk strap shoes are also good. The combination of the two with a mega shiny finish is however quite niche - it looks the bollocks with crisp grey trousers and a somewhat dandyish jacket, but it is not something one could pull off more than, say, three times a year. They were actually closer to GBP300.
Trigger Warning
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:28
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3 nights in a five star hotel in Paris on our honeymoon is probably most extravagant. Not in terms of cost but in terms of being a completely unnecessary luxury. It was veh nice though.
nernernernerner
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:30
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Sounds gr8. R&B shoes are awesome.

However, my Loake purchase does outshine them:

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_084011773460_- 1
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:30
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Tricky, you should have been a balla like Catto and gone for a pub in Gillingham:

http://www.kinggeorgevpub.co.uk/
nernernernerner
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:31
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Thinking of taking these back though

https://www.stuartslondon.com/loake-mitchum-brown-suede-leather-chelsea-boot-p853 9?gclid=CKu6nIDfxNECFY0aGwod0eIOew

I just think they look prettier as a shoe than they do actually on me
Fosco
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:31
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I'm just projecting my own shame onto you tbf m7.

I am the happy owner of some similarly heinous tassel loafers in shell cordovan from Alden.

T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:34
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Heh those are truly bogus!
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:35
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Outshine them? That's because of the corrected grain leather matty. Lol.
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:36
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These are they

T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:38
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I quite like those Loake Chelseas matty posted
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:38
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I reqally like those, Laz.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:39
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I once bought a pair of loubies on the basis that Clubbers gave them the seal of approval on RoF and he is a man of taste.
KeithCurle
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:40
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Voted Brexit in the knowledge it would cost me loads of money because I don't like the look of the foreign chap down the street from me.
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:41
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I've got a pair of these, too, straight out of the era of swing but they cost of GBP25 on Amazon. I've worn them once but I'm going to crack them out next time I go black tie.

🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:41
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Clubber seal
nernernernerner
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:41
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the monks above are wonderful
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:42
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Thanks Judez
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:43
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You need to pair them with a very wide lapelled chalk stripe suit in brown for the full George Melly Laz
Trigger Warning
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:43
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Heh @ the pub. I actually looked it up and I lied. Catters wins with the George V. Ours was only a four star hotel but the fact that we booked a suite made it effing expensive. And the location too at place des Vosges.
Siegfreid
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:46
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You are chaps talking about shoes on the thread for extravagant purchases

You might all want to think about that
Trigger Warning
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:47
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Shoes or handbags are never extravagant.
T. Dan Smith
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:48
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I love shoes. I've got twice as many pairs as my wife has. I've got most colours of Adidas Gazelles that get made, several pairs of Tigers, and loads of smart shoes in all colours and styles browns, black, oxblood, even one dark blue pair, brogues, oxfords, wholecuts, chelseas.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:51
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Laz's diamante Givenchy tote bag was a pretty extravagant purchase.
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:51
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Has to be marriage.

The analogy is Russian Roulette, except that the loaded chamber is the humungously extravagant divorce bill. Yet you can never know until too late when the trigger will be pulled.