I need a place to record that on July 2nd I purchased the pieces for a tuxedo and took my lady out to the opera. At that point, and even before then, I’ve been realizing that I have _enough_ clothes, shoes, jackets, socks, underwear. There is nothing that I _need_ or am missing in my sartorial life. I’d like to spend less frivolously. I’d like to not contribute to the sweatshops that make a lot of our off-the-rack clothes. I miss thrifting outfits and I should really support the good causes that run thrift stores. For those reasons and others, I am going to try and make it one year without purchasing any more new clothing. I’ll unsubscribe from some of my favourite haunts so as to not get taunted by sales and new items. I think it won’t be that hard but we’ll see. July 2, 2013 was the last time I purchased a new clothing item. One year, here we go.
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Any update on how this is going?
It’s been remarkably easy so far. A few times I’ve had to remind myself of this commitment but it hasn’t been too difficult to enforce. We’ll see as the year goes on and I get more bored with my outfits 🙂