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£1,300 for a belt - How flush are you?

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  1. stevegreen

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    In today's papers it is reported that Coleen McLoughlin (Rooney's Mrs) tried to buy a belt for £1,300 but had her card rejected.

    £1,300 for a belt?????

    The most I have ever spent on an single item of clothing is about £45 for a t-shirt (branded: PING), this obviously excludes the one suit that I bought for work, but that still cost less than £200.

    Whats your most expensive item of clothing and would you pay £1,300 for a belt even if you had the money??
     
  2. alexs2

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    Personally,I'm surprised that anything so cheap could possibly grace a celebrity like that,but then again she may have been bargain-hunting.
     
  3. Madders

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    I wonder if it was in my shop :cool:
     
  4. stevegreen

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    T'was in Milan apparently
     
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    I bought a belt for £10 reduced from £20 and i thought that was a lot for a belt.
     
  6. Steven

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    how flush is your boyfriend/husband you mean?

    after granny "incident", if boyfriend wasn't a rich footballer, what self respecting girl would stay with them?
     
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    cheapskate :thumbsdow
     
  8. Gary D

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    Come the revolution.......up against the wall.....pop....pop....pop.

    90 quid for a pair DKNY trousers for wok.

    and ..... err........ no! for that money it would require sat nav or hd dvd on the move :D the belt would certainly require charging are some reason.


    Gary
     
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    I saw sommat on the telly which said that older people boasted more about how cheap their clothes were. My best pair of jeans cost 4 quid. :thumbsup:
     
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    I spent £200 on a suit once. :rolleyes:

    My most expensive belt cost £12.99 and has had an awful lot of wear and I still wear it regularly. The belt I wear for work is a leather police belt which cost about £10 from Silvermans. :)
     
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    Hmmm- I spent 600 quid on a suit- but I felt I'd get some use out of it which seems OK to me :). As I own about 1500 quids worth of cable I can't get judgemental over a belt that cost less.
     
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    You know its funny.

    I find clothes to be very expensive and will not pay over £20 for shoes/trainers and shirts and trousers/jeans no more than a tenner. and yet, I find no problem in spending £2000 on a plasma. £30 on dvd box sets ect. Strange where you prioretys can lie isn't it?
     
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    To take the point even further, I would be very surprised if she'd planned to buy the belt as something functional to hold her trousers up like normal people do. £1500 is a lot of money for jewellery that will only be worn once or twice, let alone a belt. :rolleyes:
     
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    A mate of mine damaged his suit one morning so when he came back from lunch he was wearing a new suit.

    He told me he bought it for £4 :eek: , amazed I asked him how the hell did he manage to buy a suit for £4? His response was....because it was half price. :suicide:
     
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    £300 on a suit...all my work suits are from Next clearance or George :D

    I have spent £40 on a T Shirt and £60 on a shirt though but I was in shock for days afterwards and don't think I could do it again.

    I like to have a laugh at lunchtimes by looking in the window of Frank Birds near where I work at the 'Sale items' like shirts for £150 and ties for £40 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    i like spending money on quality clothes rather than designer, i like buying decent shoes, Oliver Sweeney , Loakes etc unfortunatley these can be quite expensive but you can definitley tell the difference and i have a pair of laokes that have lasted me 6 years and are still going strong so in the end the shoes work out quite cheap becuase of how long the last. i will also spend good money on suits and shirts and i think it reflects , a Thomas Pink shirt is definitley well worth the money in my eyes, my most expensive item of jewellery was my Dunhill lighter. but again a Dunhill lighter is a timepiece which hasnt changed its design in decades. Tons of Fun and Dave-s raises a brillaint point though , some people would think im ridculous for the amount i spend on my hifi or DVD collection equally some people would think shes ridiculuos for spendng so much on a belt
     
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    My wedding ring :rolleyes:
     
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    literally? or everything else that comes with it? :D
     
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    Clothing - probably a pair of boots for £180 or £300 leather jacket, but I tend to look at the item first then the price tag. If it's a reasonable amount, then I'd probably get it, but if it's something daft, then it can stay looking nice.
     
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    Clothing, that would be a suit at 450 quid in the sale reduced from 800 I think. Does that mean it's 800 then ?! :)

    Shoes, a pair of Nike basketball boots for 130 quid. Bought them 4 years ago and still going strong.....only wear them twice a week though.

    The most extravagent (sp?) item I wear but I didn't buy (It was a present from the in-laws) is a 130 quid belt. A snip of Colleens belt !!

    Richie.
     
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    I had a suit made a couple of months ago - cost me £500. Well worth it though.

    When I was in the army, my Mess kit cost me £650!! :eek:
     
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    the prices in the army are ridiculous , a good freind of mine is a Officer in Black Watch and he had to spend hundreds on the kilt, and for some reason he couldnt claim it as an expense
     
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    Depends on who you could belt... £1300 might be money well spent... PJ :D
     
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    Its all relative to the amount that you earn or have available to spend. £1300 is a fraction of what she has to spend so to her it seems the same as £13 does to me!!! I wouldn't spend that much on any item of clothing at the moment but if I won the lottery (millions that is not just a tenner on 3 numbers!!) then my view of what was expensive and what wasn't would change and maybe I would.

    Oh if only :D
     
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    Well 11 year old kids in China need full-time employment too.
     
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    Spent £99 on a new WAF (weddings, anniversary and funerals) suit about 12 years ago and £60 on a leather jacket about 3 years ago. I start to feel faint when 3 tenners are in me hand....:rotfl:
     
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    If you won the lottery, I'd open a hat and shoe shop next door to where you work ;)
     
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    Mine was 15 quid from Spitalfields market :cool:
     
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    Do you find that £20 shoes are robust and comfortable?
     
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    Well, I recently went to Tescos and bought jeans for £20..........5 pairs ....thats only £2 a leg... :D
     

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