best deal of 2010 (so far)

As many of you know, in our preparation to move overseas we have been purging our lives of almost all of our belongings.  Save for a few sentimental and useful items stored with our parents, we have managed to get rid of almost everything.  The idea being, that we won’t need it too much in Oxford, and that when we come back we can start again with all nice new stuff.

There are a few exceptions to that rule – one of them being new clothes.  With reports that clothing is MUCH cheaper here in the States than England, we decided to get rid of some of our poor-fitting and out of style clothes, in favor of some flashy new ones.  One new shirt takes up less space in a suitcase than 3 old shirts anyway.  Or at least that is what I tell myself.

I picked up a new shirt this week from The Men’s Wearhouse.

I’m not normally one to show off fancy clothing, or brag about my nice stuff.  And I certainly am not the kind of guy that would spend 70 dollars on a simple button down shirt.  That makes no sense for a guy in my line of work.  BUT, I put this picture in to prove a point.

All of the men in our wedding were outfitted with tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse.  In the process of creating an account with them, I signed myself up for their Perfect Fit program.  This is a rewards program based on the money you spend at the store – not too difficult.  I have been fortunate to get a designer suit and a couple of fitted shirts for dirt cheap based on their promotions, but none of them top this latest one.  Here is what I paid for that shirt:

Pretty hard to beat that deal.  The funny thing is, I don’t really like Men’s Wearhouse that much.  Their selection is less than stellar, and for the most part they are overpriced.  But if I continue to get deals like this one, I might have to keep shopping there.

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