Custom Suits and Dope Shoes: Save Money by Spending Money

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Custom Suits and Dope Shoes: Save Money by Spending Money

When I posted this, Undefeated Gucci Loafers, a lot of people asked me, “But what if I don’t have the money for Gucci Loafers and Custom Suits?”

Here is the thing most people don’t realize: Custom Suits and Dope Shoes actually save you money.

Let me break it down:

You throw down 5 G’s for a Custom Suit.

If you take care of it, you can have it for minimum 10 years (if not a lifetime and hand it down to your little baby G’s if you go that route).

$5,000 / 10 = $500 per year.

Pretty damn cheap.

Now ask yourself, what would you rather have, a Custom Suit, or some crappy off-the rack job by Hugo Boss for $500 where the buttons will pop off after a heavy night?

Same thing with Gucci Loafers, let’s break it down:

Gucci Loafers will easily last you 5 years, if you take care of them and hit up your shoe cobbler on a regular basis.

$500 / 5 – $100 per year.

Now ask yourself, what would you rather have, a dope pair of Gucci Loafers or some weesh Kenneth Cole’s that will fall apart in 6 months?

Side note: It’s a little harder to pencil out handmade shoes, but they are worth every penny.

And here is the kicker.

With all the money printing that Bernake is doing, investing in Custom Suits and Dope Shoes is investing in real assets. So you are actually hedging against inflation.

Trust me, when the apocalypse comes, you are going to want to have some silver, some gold, some emeralds, some diamonds and shooting it out with an AR-15 and taking Thorozine while Custom Suited Down.

For Style Points, of course.

International Playboy of The Apocalypse.

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

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10 Comments on "Custom Suits and Dope Shoes: Save Money by Spending Money"

  1. The G Manifesto
    samseau
    08/06/2011 at 10:47 am Permalink

    “With all the money printing that Bernake is doing, investing in Custom Suits and Dope Shoes is investing in real assets. So you are actually hedging against inflation.

    Trust me, when the apocalypse comes, you are going to want to have some silver, some gold, some emeralds, some diamonds and shooting it out with an AR-15 and taking Thorozine while Custom Suited Down.”

    anhhhhhhhhhhhahaha

    This is the best god damn argument I’ve ever seen for custom suits and gucci loafers.

    But you know what, you’re right.

    You also left out the fact that looking good and dressing good will score you more business opportunities in the long run, making you even more money. And after the dollar dies, your suit will be worth a shit-ton in whatever new currency is created, so the material can always be traded in for something else if the need arise.

  2. The G Manifesto
    Eamon
    09/06/2011 at 7:11 pm Permalink

    This is real talk, G. Many people don’t understand that value is not just what you pay upfront, but what it brings in over time. For example, I have some hand-made leather wares passed to me by family members.

  3. The G Manifesto
    Johnny Walker
    10/06/2011 at 3:23 pm Permalink

    Correct. Plus an expensive custom suit forces you to stay in shape.

  4. The G Manifesto
    Seph
    12/06/2011 at 3:31 am Permalink

    A blessed few know that real key to wearing a killer suit is wearing one that really fits your body, hence the custom suit

  5. The G Manifesto
    Fade
    13/06/2011 at 12:58 am Permalink

    Trust me, when the apocalypse comes, you are going to want to have some silver, some gold, some emeralds, some diamonds and shooting it out with an AR-15 and taking Thorozine while Custom Suited Down.

    sheeeeeeitttt thats what ill be doing.

    Just bought a custom suit in Bangkok for 143 U$D. solid tailor job. Pure cashmere.

  6. The G Manifesto
    Capital of Peru
    15/06/2011 at 6:21 am Permalink

    That’s definitely a good justification for buying quality clothing. However, I don’t think it would be hedge against inflation. A ten year old used suit is going to cost a lot less.

  7. The G Manifesto
    John Smith
    15/06/2011 at 12:53 pm Permalink

    Custom made in the third world for the same price as a regular suit in the US. Is that ok?

  8. The G Manifesto
    Boris
    20/06/2011 at 4:13 am Permalink

    “With all the money printing that Bernake is doing, investing in Custom Suits and Dope Shoes is investing in real assets. So you are actually hedging against inflation.”

    “Trust me, when the apocalypse comes, you are going to want to have some silver, some gold, some emeralds, some diamonds and shooting it out with an AR-15 and taking Thorozine while Custom Suited Down.”

    I see we are 110% on the same page.

  9. The G Manifesto
    Boris
    20/06/2011 at 4:14 am Permalink

    “With all the money printing that Bernake is doing, investing in Custom Suits and Dope Shoes is investing in real assets. So you are actually hedging against inflation.

    Trust me, when the apocalypse comes, you are going to want to have some silver, some gold, some emeralds, some diamonds and shooting it out with an AR-15 and taking Thorozine while Custom Suited Down.”

    I see we are 110% on the same page: http://www.singledudetravel.com/2011/06/now-is-the-time-to-move-abroad/

  10. The G Manifesto
    Kane
    18/10/2011 at 4:57 pm Permalink

    Go to Latin America and get the custom suit for less than half that price. Do your research and find the right tailor. I see Latin America vs East Asia because they’ll know Western style better.

    geoarbitrage

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