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Show Of Hands January 9th, 2013 12:00am

Do you own any piece of clothing that cost you more than $500?

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EarlyBird Portland
01/17/13 6:29 pm

Lut - I think the people who say its stupid are the people who can't afford it.

moderndoubt
01/16/13 6:08 pm

I bought a diamond & leather strap on dildo. Does that count?

moderndoubt
01/16/13 6:05 pm

Have you wore that more then once?

LaraAshton
01/15/13 5:55 pm

Senior Homecoming Dress:
$560

dollyskid
01/14/13 9:25 pm

no. i own a 300 pair of shoes, though. not fancy heels but ugly orthotics!

kRaZyXmAn Voluntaryist
01/13/13 5:47 pm

I don't think my whole wardrobe is worth $500.

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madeit Houston Area
01/13/13 5:39 pm

I love to resale shop. People say I always look good, even at work. Oh, what I can buy with $500.00. Of course, we have more buying power here than in some parts of the country.

susanr Colorado
01/12/13 9:53 pm

That seems like a different point entirely, to me. That seems just fine to me. In many parts of my life I DO invest more in things so they'll last. Clothes haven't been one of those things for me, but I do treasure things like the sweaters my grandma made. They last, and are truly priceless.

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susanr Colorado
01/12/13 9:49 pm

I've never wanted to own any piece of clothing that expensive, in anybody's economy, but it doesn't matter to me at all what you, or anyone else, want to buy with your money.

Lutang
01/12/13 8:36 pm

If I'm in sales, make six figures, and want to buy an $800 suit WHY is that being looked down on? The device you're on right now is either almost $500 or more than that so why is it looked down upon to own some expensive clothing items?

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Lutang
01/12/13 8:33 pm

What kind of car do you drive? What brand is your television? What device are you on right now? Just curious since you like wearing the "Awesome American" brand on your sleeve.

Lutang
01/12/13 8:32 pm

Agreed. I own quite a few things over $500. I'm not rich or whatever but I used to make a ton of money and had more than I needed so I wanted to own nice things because I grew up poor. I now own a business and re-invest any extra money back into the business now.

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Lutang
01/12/13 8:29 pm

Why is it "stupid to own a $600 suit if you're a professional or have money?

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Lutang
01/12/13 8:28 pm

Oops. Sorry for the double post. I didn't see it right away and though there was a filter on "damn". Lol.

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Lutang
01/12/13 8:27 pm

I'm surprised the NO is so many. No one owns a nice suit, purse, watch, golden guilted cod piece?

Darn you, Bush/Obama economy!!!

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Lutang
01/12/13 8:26 pm

I'm surprised the NO is so low. No one owns a nice suit, purse, watch, golden guilted cod piece?

Damn this Bush/Obama economy!

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CAR Texas
01/12/13 7:36 am

People, obviously someone is spending more than $500 on clothing items, otherwise NM, Saks, Barneys, etc would go out of business.

A high end Men's suit is anywhere from $800 - $6000 and there is no shortage of people to buy them

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aglo1338 Saint Peters, MO
01/12/13 7:07 am

Right, but investing in a high quality designer coat for example, or jeans, or a handbag...things you can wear almost every day for years and years. I'm not justifying an overpriced T-shirt, just timeless classics that will last much longer than their cheaply made counterparts.

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HGolightly California
01/11/13 9:39 pm

Nope and I never will. I cannot justify that.

twotired
01/11/13 7:57 pm

Bought my wife $500 Chanel sunglasses in Paris a couple years ago and I have a suit from Brooks Brothers that was way more than $500.

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jiffymix
01/11/13 5:34 pm

Wedding dress

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CtrlAltDelete
01/11/13 4:34 pm

Most expensive thing I've bought was $40 Obama socks

thehopedivision Atlanta
01/11/13 1:45 pm

Hand sewn, made in America. I'll have them for the rest of my life.

thehopedivision Atlanta
01/11/13 1:41 pm

Got a pair of Red Wing's late last year. Love em.

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susanr Colorado
01/11/13 1:17 pm

But which in the meantime can be used for hours a day and is a virtual computer in your pocket which can be used for hundreds of purposes. I'm not anyone you addressed your message to; just saying that it's hardly a reasonable comparison.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/11/13 9:16 am

Wait, I said I "have" bought clothes that cost that much. Does this mean I really haven't? ????

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EarlyBird Portland
01/11/13 8:53 am

Calling people stupid because they don't spend their money the way you spend yours?
I might be stupid, but I'm better dressed than you :-)

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EarlyBird Portland
01/11/13 8:49 am

I shop at Nordstrom and they have plenty of $500 things to buy.

aglo1338 Saint Peters, MO
01/11/13 7:25 am


Tall the people bitching about spending "outrageous" money, how many of you are doing so from a phone that's worth hundreds? A phone that will either break, die, or otherwise be replaced in a couple years? Just saying...

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mama3
01/11/13 5:40 am

If wedding dress counts than yes. Can't think of anything else. I think $350 is prob the most I've spent on one item.

slytherin Los Angeles
01/11/13 4:08 am

I own one dress that was $87 dollars on sale. That is the most expensive clothing piece I own. My most expensive shoes cost $46 dollars.

I must be lying, right?

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tdaddy diversity
01/11/13 2:14 am

It was the 1970's, and had nobody to bitch at me for spending $160 (over $500 in today's dollars) on shoes, so i did. That's one of the few bad things about being married, not being able to indulge to my heart's content. One of the good things is saving together for things that are really nice.

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KudosToYou California
01/11/13 12:51 am

Never mind, forgot about a stupid jersey I stupidly bought of a stupid player on a stupid team...

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hazhap1 Las Vegas
01/10/13 11:43 pm

This explains so much! It's "The people of Walmart" who vote here! Ahhh! I need a shower!

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AMCG a Hoosier in E TN
01/10/13 11:12 pm

But, average that out to a daily cost, vs the one time use of a wedding dress, and jewelry ends up a better bargain =)

AMCG a Hoosier in E TN
01/10/13 11:10 pm

Mine too, and it's damn beautiful. Blows my mind that women pay that much for something they wear once. Once!!

AMCG a Hoosier in E TN
01/10/13 11:07 pm

Plus you can resell a diamond and make a good amount of money, you won't make crap selling a used pair of jeans =)

susanr Colorado
01/10/13 10:30 pm

...since she did it all in her personal time. If I make a cake at home for $3 worth of ingredients plus 50¢ of gas, instead of buying it at a bakery for $12, what did it cost me? I like to cook & that's how I chose to use that time. I figure it cost me $3.50.

susanr Colorado
01/10/13 10:25 pm

I don't know, jfljoe; I wasn't there. There were some intricate parts. The bridesmaids' dresses used a simple pattern & didn't take long - I went back for a fitting over Thanksgiving weekend & I know they went together fast. I don't know if labor should be figured into the cost or not...

ceej Michigan
01/10/13 9:51 pm

Wedding dress. Bought it with my Bush tax cut check :)

jfljoe The Greenhood
01/10/13 9:07 pm

@susan - but how many hours did it take her to make them? The cloth isn't the only component to the price.

susanr Colorado
01/10/13 8:28 pm

Oh, wait... ALL the women? Both those who said no AND those who said yes? That's hilarious. That qualifies for Extra Special Silly!

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Obie
01/10/13 7:59 pm

Not even my wedding dress cost that much

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susanr Colorado
01/10/13 7:38 pm

Oh, man. I claimed in another comment that I don't judge people for whom expensive clothing is a priority. I am so busted.

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