Friday, April 11, 2008

Clothes make the guy

My approach to clothes may be described as stereotypic "guy" approach to clothes. As evidence:

- I have a five-drawer dresser for my clothes. I use only two for clothes. One I throw loose change into, and two are empty (and I've had this dresser for 5 years).

- I came home last week announcing that I have finished my 2008 clothes shopping for only $40. I buy really nice, $4 t-shirts at a surplus store + new socks. (Note: For variety, I bought both black and white t-shirts).

- I think of wearing Hawaiian shirts as suitable for dressing up for teaching (and they probably are about the nicest things I wear).

- I buy one new pair of shoes a year (athletic shoes, of course) every fall--demote the previous pair to yardwork).

- For birthday gifts from family, I ask for t-shirts with funny slogans. One of my favorites: "Some mornings it's not even worth chewing through the restraints."


3 comments:

Mike said...

I'm with ya! I hate going to buy clothes - what a waste of time. Hawaiin shirts are out of my league man. A t-shirt, jeans and flip flops - keep hope alive!

Ben said...

My kinda man. Kenyan formalism has forced me into nicer-looking black jeans & a collard shirt. Otherwise . . . Christi still buys all my clothes at Toi market.

Brad Wright said...

I think we see clothes the same way, Mike.

Ben, if Toi Market sells even cheaper clothes, than I may have to figure out a way to get to Kenya!