A short rant from a new member

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by TheMarriedHermit, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. TheMarriedHermit

    TheMarriedHermit One of the Regulars

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    I posted it as a reply to another post, but it was not relevant to the subject matter, so I'm re-posting it here for the edification of some and grim amusement of others:
    Dammit, man. I haven't even been hanging out here all that long, and already am going garmental--reading irrelevant posts with great interest; ebaying at the moon and seriously thinking about buying things I don't need with money I don't have; and in general turning into some kind of a jackety-jack drooling fool. Is this how it starts with everyone here?


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  2. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yep!
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  3. lina

    lina Practically Family

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    Starts there, and ends when your wallet is empty.

    What am I saying, it doesn't even end there!
     
  4. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    It's all horribly, horribly true.
     
  5. danogun

    danogun New in Town

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    Just like a drug addiction! Once your hooked you can't think of anything else and there goes all you money!


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  6. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    That's pretty much how it worked for me. Came here looking for reviews and ended up a jacket junkie.
     
  7. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    Yes, that's how it pretty much strated for me too.

    Without TFL I would have probably couple of medium quality leather jackets and a Fjällräven jacket in my closet and I would be obsessing about cars, boats or watches. Come to think of it, my other potential obsession could be much more lethal for my bank account.
     
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  8. 31 Model A

    31 Model A A-List Customer

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    I came here as a Newboys cap wearer...I now own three Fedoras!!!! It's just not fair!!! o_O:D Once the ladies go bonkers over me with a fedora, I'll forgive everyone!!!! ;)
     
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  9. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    It's not healthy to hold a grudge against us for the rest of your life.;)
     
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  10. 31 Model A

    31 Model A A-List Customer

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    No grudge...…….just waiting patiently to being taken advantage of by the ladies while wearing fedora!!! ;):D When that happens, I'll retire half of my newsboys/Peaky Blinders...……..;)
     
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  11. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I started with just one fedora and then allowed my eyes to stray to other categories......then just a few jackets, then just a few vintage items.......it is indeed a slippery slippery slope
     
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  12. ton312

    ton312

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    By the time you realize it...it's already too late. Welcome home.
     
  13. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Depends on your age. I was complimented by an attractive much younger woman. I was well pleased until she spoiled the moment by adding that I reminded her of her grampa!
     
  14. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs A-List Customer

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    I've been trying to manage my addiction by setting clear ambitions. Round 1, need the essentials. That's a 1) cross zip biker, 2) café racer, 3) a2, and 4) long driving style coat. I've already got 1, 2, and 4 (Aero Hooch Hauler, newly acquired Aero Cafe Racer, and Alexander Leathers Montana). 3 will come soon enough, I'm sure.

    But here's where I'm feeling the disease take root. I'm thinking, well I've got this beautiful Russet cross zip, why not get a classic Schott Perfecto, for a great price on ebay of course? Then I'm sure I'll add a highwayman or another straight zip in there. And so round 2 begins.

    And then the distinctions become more and more precise...
     
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  15. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    There are worse addictions, like coke and hookers.

    You're in good company here.
     
  16. 31 Model A

    31 Model A A-List Customer

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    I'm the mother of all Baby Boomers, we'll never age!!!!! :D
     
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  17. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You are in the right place, among like minded, similarly compulsive, equally deranged individuals. Your adventure has only just begun. Buckle-up and enjoy the ride.
     
  18. Colin G

    Colin G One Too Many

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    Stay off the internet and you will save money.
     
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  19. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I'm now in therapy :)
     
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  20. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Definitely
     
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