The TFL Effect

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Superfluous, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    That pretty much sums up my experience. Just wanted some information and ended up getting sucked in
     
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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Oh come on loungers!!!
    There’s ALWAYS a silver lining in.....wait one...errr... a silver lining???.....i gotta go!!!
    B
     
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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    C477DDD7-2986-4B4F-A0EB-7B0602E86ED9.jpeg A38294A4-5287-4AE4-BA2A-07BF55AAC6D1.jpeg Ok...to finish the thought. The silver lining thing harkened me back to the summer of 74’. Guantanamo, Cuba, USMC, 6 months.
    I hand drew pics of a suit i wanted made from a tailor to the Generals. Gave him my 3x5 spiral notebook pics of every stitch, pocket, scallop etc etc and presto...white suede silver satin lined 2” cuffed elephant bell bottom pants and jacket. Heavy as can be tough as nails suede that could really take a punch. Lol
    I think i prob had the TFL Effect...a little early.
    B
     
  4. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    What is this TFL Effect that others talk of? Never experienced the problem myself, but then, my jacket is straight.

    straight jacket.jpg
     
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  5. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    My name is sweetfights and I am a leather addict.
    2 years and about 10 jackets bought and sold. Current stock: 2 leather jackets and 3 pairs of boots.
     
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  6. Bern1

    Bern1 One of the Regulars

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    Ha, good one. Before I came here, I didn’t even know there were this many kinds of leather jackets....and that I seemed to need a lot of them!
     
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  7. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Makes me wonder if someone will develop a 12-step plan for us! hahaha
     
  8. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    More like a 12- jacket plan!
     
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  9. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I fell victim to the TFL effect almost three years ago now. I had just celebrated my 40th birthday and decided to treat myself to a real quality leather jacket. My initial search took me to the US Wings website where I saw some jackets that looked pretty damn good to me. If only I had bought one there that might have been the end of it, however I decided to keep searching...
    I could go on, but we all know how the story ends
     
  10. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I remember stumbling on TFL a few years ago and seeing pictures of jackets standing by themselves and thinking.....who the hell wants something like that!? So stiff and uncomfortable. If only I had followed my first instincts and walked away then lol

    But no, something about it intrigued me and it ate away on my subconscious for a few weeks and I came back and it’s been downhill for my bank balance ever since....
     
  11. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    If that was the case I’d be cured by now!
    There’s no escaping this rabbit hole, we’re all doomed here.
     
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  12. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    More like how the story continues... there is no end to this story in the horizon my friend.
     
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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    The only solution
     
  14. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    My thinking is you’re going to spend your money on something so why not get something durable that brings you some joy in owning? And I can stop any time.
     
  15. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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    I do not have TFL Effect.

    I can stop buying outerwear, hats and/or vintage items any time i want to.
    I do not have 22 jackets.
    I mostly only buy used outerwear, hats and/or vintage items.
    I pretty much stopped reading online about outerwear, hats and/or vintage items in the mornings, and don't go online until after 5 PM.
    I usually only buy outerwear, hats and/or vintage items on weekends and not during the week.
    Instead of buying high end outerwear, hats and/or vintage items, I sometimes buy cheaper knockoffs.
    I hardly ever shop for outerwear, hats and/or vintage items alone.
    I can see beautiful outerwear, hats and/or vintage items in my size for a great price and say to myself, Nah you have enough and turn off the computer.
    My friends and family have never expressed concern about my hobby/collection of outerwear, hats and/or vintage items.

    I do not have TFL Effect.

    :)
     
  16. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Fonzie get outta my head, I was thinking the exact same thing! lol
     
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  17. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Addict minds think alike. :p
     
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  18. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    My wife says I have about 60 jackets... I stopped counting... Am I a victim of the TFL Effect
    Jacket addiction 2.jpg jacket addiction1.jpg
     
  19. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    Oof!
     
  20. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Wow! :D
     

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