Addicted to Clothes

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    I buy way too much clothes. Whether it's a shirt (Tee's, polos, long sleeves etc), a new pair of jeans (I like all kind of brands, not only Nudies), pullovers, sweaters, shoes, belts you name it. There is almost no week where I don't purchase at least one new Tee. If I see something I like and I have the money I need to have it. I have so much in my closet I really don't know when I should wear it all but I can't stop buying new shit. I know that many females have this problem but I seldom hear that males have it as well. Kinda sucks. Any other male fashion addicts here?
     
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    I have the same old crap as always, because i can't find anything I like. I can walk around in a bigger city all day without finding anything at all. And when I do it's always some kind of jeans I don't need.

    I can find alot of stuff online, but I won't buy clothing unless i have tried it on.
     
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    I had something like that, but just with shirts (T or button-down). If I found something cheap, I'd go ahead and get it. I then lost my job, and bought nothing but food for the rest of the year (and this started in July). In January I did finally get the Levi's jacket I had my eye on, but even that was because I had some money from Christmas, and it was on sale for $34. Still, I'm purchasing basically nothing but food. So, perhaps if you have something better to spend your money on, or reach a point where you physically have no more room for more clothes, you'll do better.
     
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    yes sadly.

    i reckon i've bought about 15 new tee's since christmas....

    i've got loads already.. trainers and stuff.. i don't even wear it all just buy it.. really need to stop.

    i just bought some grim tims today, i've got some slim jims and a pair of edwins still unworn yet aswell, and a pair of slim jim dry black coated worn twice.. thats 4 pairs of raw jeans brand new :(

    trainers are bad aswell. i must have about 20 pairs.. and always wear the same one pair.. and i don't even like the one pair.

    its ju8st because i think my cool stuff, if i ruin it i won't be able to get it again, so i dont wear it.. but then why do i have it :confused:
     
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    I hear ya, Craiggg.
     
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    I buy far too much. Every time I buy a $60.00 t-shirt I tell myself "this is the last one.. This one is the very last one.." Than I go and buy myself a V2 wallet on the same day, even though I've been saving up for a black coated Conny and decided that there was no way I could be spending any more money on anything until I had bought it.

    Gad.
     
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    "Cycle" your stuff!

    I tend to buy a lot of clothes ...but I also tend to "cycle" stuff and clean out my closet a few times a year. Dude, I sell it on Craigslist or eBay! That's how I justify getting new stuff. Another thing you can do is donate stuff and take the tax advantage. Hey man, donating expensive designer clothing could add up!

    I'm pretty militant about keeping my belongings somewhat slim. Getting rid of stuff on Craigs or eBay is a good way to capitalize on pretty cool stuff you no longer need and justify getting new stuff.

    On the other hand, I also tend to buy stuff that is fairly "classic" -- I stay far away from stuff that's ultra trendy. I'm just not that cool. :) I spend money on things that will last a long long time. Denim is a great example. Jeans basically never go out of style and, if you're lucky like me, you work in an environment (I'm in technology & graphic design) that allows casual attire -- I wear jeans all the time. And I do actually have boots and shirts that are 10 years old. I got this 'ol pair of brown nubuck leather doc martens that look pretty beat up...perfect.



     
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    A quick follow up to my post.

    Another thing I do to justify all the spending is I do a reasonably healthy amount of freelance work outside of my normal job. If you can, pick up a skill that allows you to make a little extra dough on the side. The $900 or so I spent on raw denim in the last 6 months or so didn't even come out of my paycheck -- it's all little web design and brochure design jobs I did on the side!

    Like I said, I'm a graphic designer and there are all kinds of opportunities out there -- everyone needs something to look good. Or better. I am also a semi-pro concert and music photographer. I photograph a lot of local bands, live and also promo shots. I don't make as much money there and I do a lot of that for fun, but hey, after one show or promo session that took me all of an hour or so, I earned myself a $60 T-shirt.

    I actually haven't ever bought a $60 T-shirt. $40 yes. $60 no. :)
     
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    I'm adicted to shoes/sneakers! I can't get enough of them!
    Sorry to go completely off topic but, Ghostmeat, its cool to hear off some graphic designers on here, I thought I was the only one! (I'm not a "fully qualified" designer as i'm only 19 and still studying it at university.) I've done a bit of freelance stuff for my University (prospectus layouts, a Christmas card) and my tutor receives "live briefs" from real clients which is cool and I get payed for it all which is cool, although its only a small amount of money it goes on clothes/shoes so I dont have to spend my loans on new stuff!:cool:
     
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    You know, in the guitar world there's a term called G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)
    You guys are clearly suffering from C.A.S. :p

    Btw, I didn't post in this thread if I wasn't addicted. I've been saying to myself that I should stop buying clothes and I was pretty clean the last couple of weeks, but now it starts again. I just bought myself a Flat Head shirt and a Two Moon hoodie :oops:
     
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    I have heard of this term before since I know a lot of musicians.

    You are absolutely right, some of us are clearly CAS's :-D
     
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    I too buy a lot of clothes, though mostly jeans! I am a true denim head. I presently own 45 pairs! My boss, luckily I work in laxed environment where I can wear them daily, says that they all look the same.
    What does he know..?
    ;-)
    I would love to get some more really cool grey or black ones though, as I primarily have different shades of blue.
     
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    Yup, I'm in the same boat -- leather jackets, selvedge denim jeans, nice shirts, belts, etc. My wife tells me I have issues =)

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