I’ve never bought a piece of clothing with the intention of wearing it once every three weeks.
I just think that it’s a very strange concept. I saw a picture of this guy’s closet last week, and he had at least thirty-five pairs of pants hanging in a row. It kind of startled me. I’m just now realizing that a lot of people have a lot of clothes, and that is, most of the time, a cause and result of wearing things infrequently. I don’t understand how a guy could buy a pair of pants and wear them only once every two or three weeks. Do you have that many pairs of pants? Am I missing something here? Is this a real life thing?
I’m a student, not even a grad student or a senior; I’m smack in the middle of my undergrad experience. Therefore, I don’t always have the most robust figures on my bank statements. During the school year, I’m broke as shit. I’m in an expensive major, and I have the unfortunately costly desire to drink beer that tastes a hell of a lot better than Keystone Ice (there is a point here, believe me).
That being said, a clothing purchase is an investment to me. I have to plan it out, weigh my options, and make the right choice. At times, this sucks. It does. However, I’ve just recently come to appreciate this more and more. When I buy a piece of clothing or a pair of shoes, I wear the shit out of it. I mean I really wear the shit out of it. My shit-kicking loafers have holes in both soles, and I had three crotch blowouts in the first week of Summer. My clothing fades, it frays, it changes shape, and I love it. I know that it’s mine.
There’s a difference between me and the dude rolling in his mountains of chinos. He has the liberty to wear a different pair of pants every day for a month. On the other hand, I might wear the same pair of pants three times in one week. I’m not saying having pants on pants would be terrible, but I feel as though I really own my clothes, while he just purchased them. I think clothing should be something that lives with you, not sits in a closet.
I’m not urging you to go and throw out any of your clothes (I will take them though if you decide to), but I just think that people should return on the investment they made a little more. Sure clothes are expensive, and sure they have to be taken care of. If you can’t wear the shit out of a blazer or a pair of pants though, what the hell’s point? If you have thirty-three blazers and fifteen white shirts, are you really that connected to any of them?
I don’t know. That’s just what’s been going through my mind lately.