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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby Syeknom » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:16 pm

Those linen coats are the absolute bane of your no-cops aren't they bela?

You can beat it be strong

No no-cop for me until the new year, I've got needs
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:41 pm

Linen is so awesome because you can just layer whatever you want and never overheat.

AS we all know menswear is 90% being able to layer excessively without looking like you're sweating.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby teck » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:02 pm

I've been trying no cop (is it too late to join?).

its only been about a week or so but im surprised how much I've noticed having a bit of extra cash.

went to Tokio 7 and found some awesome shit but realized I really wanted them because it was more collectable pieces and not because i had a gap in my wardrobe.

i got a lil annoyed because as part of no cop i wanted to dress more simply but then thought 'oh i really need some black t-shirts then' but that would break no cop AKFJEWFJLGGLK$

When you live in a capitalist world and you stop buying stuff, do you continue to exist?

Does getting tattoos count as cops?
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby charybdis » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:38 pm

teck, what sort of tat?

Does it count as a cop if you don't really spend any money on it? I had like $30 in Twice credit so I bought a pair of black J Brand skinny jeans. (They are technically a neutral color though.)

That said, I also faced my own mortality when I just got them since the waistband was tight enough to give me a bit of stomach flab. I think they'll stretch out with wear, although I think I also need to go do crunches or something.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby maj » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:30 pm

if the money you're saving from not buying clothes is paying for that tat then it's a win in my book.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby teck » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:45 pm

dwindles i got a few tatts but there's several big pieces i'd like to finally get done. i estimate each large piece will be in the 550-700 range.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby can- » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:46 pm

make a tattoo thread
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:25 pm

Teck if you've been going for a week you're in No Cop Club 3: No Rulez

No rulez because there's no rules to this no cop club and you can basically do whatever you want. Personally I stick to my own rules which I laid down in my first post.

There are no holes in your wardrobe that need filling; It is as finished now as it ever will be.
You are not refusing to buy new stuff as a punishment, you are refusing to buy stuff because you don't need new stuff.
You don't need to buy any Uniqlo, you don't need to buy any second hand bargains, you don't need to buy any plain white t-shirts.
Browsing sales, classifieds and eBay are not worthwhile for you.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby germinal » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:16 pm

Going for Oct no cop no rulez + selling a bunch of stuff i never wear any more. Aiming for pure profitability
The first big hurdle is that i'm going to COS tomorrow
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby midvh » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:24 pm

germinal wrote:Going for Oct no cop no rulez + selling a bunch of stuff i never wear any more. Aiming for pure profitability
The first big hurdle is that i'm going to COS tomorrow


what/where are you going to be selling?
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby germinal » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:54 pm

bunch of jil and raf stuff, my toj, and some trainers; probably ebay or styleforum
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:56 am

Godspeed, my child.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby charybdis » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:47 am

Sorted out my closet since my mother's visiting, realized that I don't wear over 70% of it. In fact, upon seeing my pile of clothing my roommate said, "I don't think I've seen you wear most of these."

Selling things is such a hassle though.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:28 am

Donate them. I try to donate stuff because it's less hassle and makes me feel more aware of how much money I'm wasting.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby sknss » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:33 am

Donate them to me and I'll sell them >(smiling)
Selling stuff is fun!
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby germinal » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:13 pm

@ryce sorry bud

@smiles i will be selling a damir doma weird structureless coat that extends below the upper thigh, though i doubt it's your cup of tea tbh

@sknss you can have one for free
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby teck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:47 pm

went to Tokio 7 this weekend. i usually end up going on Fridays after work because my GF has a late shift and I have a few hours to myself. Found some real interesting CDG and yohji pieces. tried them all on.

but didn't buy anything.

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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby teck » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:58 am

for those of you who don't know (check the random fashion thoughts) i went to the Black CDG store and now im really hankering for a piece. maybe these weird drop crotch pants, run about $300. ive been on no cop for about three weeks.

talk me off the ledge. tell me to jump. whatever.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:06 pm

I say hold out for another week then you'll have done the month.

But if you jump, don't convince yourself that you did a no cop. If I've ever made a mistake it was convincing myself that I was constantly no copping whilst buying whatever I wanted. If you're going to do some sort of "less cop" you have to set yourself a hard budget per/time and stick to that. It's no good being on a "No cop until I see something I really want" that's just kidding yourself.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby charybdis » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:10 pm

I actually haven't bought anything and I don't feel that different, minus occasionally wearing something and thinking "this could be much better if I had X."
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby maj » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:22 pm

cop freeze is getting a pain in the arse, just looking at stuff and going 'well that really isn't a lot and quite justifiable' trouble comes when you start saying that about 2/3 things and that £60 one off has turned into £180 over the month.

made even worse by the fact i spent the other day watching 'the real football factories' and listening to kasabian intensifying want for some sambas and a brightly coloured parka. #holdstrong #onemonthin #youarestrongandbeutiful
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:34 am

Congrats all who've made it to the 24th. That's another successful cop freeze month. Two different chesterfields that had been sitting in the Jigsaw online store at bargain prices suddenly disappeared at some point this month which sort of makes me sad. I dunno.

Anyway who is up for the next round of no cop club from oct 24th to nov 24th?

The sudden £200 discount on http://www.yoox.com/uk/41349608PN/item? ... N&sizeId=2 is giving me pause.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby charybdis » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:35 am

I thought I would break my cop freeze, but I actually haven't bought anything it was nice. I need some winter clothes: otherwise I would go another round.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby Syeknom » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:23 am

That's a great coat, bela

Congratulations to everyone who made it!
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby bels » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:36 am

I'm sticking to the no cop for the next month who is with me? Good time to no cop. If you do November December you'll have the funds to hit the January sales hard
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby germinal » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:50 am

i failed to sell anything but never mind

yeah i'm in for nov, almost certainly dec too, hopefully jan, feb, march, 2014, the decade, the rest of my life, look upon my restraint ye mighty and despair
also doing no book cop, because last three weeks i've channelled unnecessarily large amounts in that direction
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby Syeknom » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:53 am

Planning to spend in HK so no-go for me. Come Feb I'll join in.

Good on you, germ!
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby odradek » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:03 pm

i'm gonna do 1 cop club. does that count?
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby RycePooding » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:05 pm

Depends. What's the cop.
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Re: Desire Is Suffering

Postby odradek » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:07 pm

secret cop, but big cop. secret, because big. don't want the internet judging me.
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