The change in my wardrobe has been one of the most significant lifestyle changes that came with moving from Manhattan to The Main Line. I went from wearing a suit, or at a minimum ‘business casual’ five days a week,
to just casual five days a week…
The fact that for over two years I was only wearing my casual clothing on the weekend and am now wearing it seven days a week has exposed numerous inadequacies in my casual winter wardrobe. A problem that I know will persist into my spring/summer one as well. A rather depressing and stress inducing thought for a man so conscious of his wardrobe like myself.
I have identified the root of the problem as such: for over two years I was spending my clothing budget on acquiring suits, ties, dress shirts, dress shoes, suspenders and the like. Luckily, I was able to get by on a few good items of casual clothing on the weekend and on vacations. Furthermore, it was in the period before I started scrutinizing how things fit that I amassed a sizable casual wardrobe. But now, as I try things on I repeatedly find myself exclaiming: “This shit doesn’t fit!” True, some items can be altered, but a majority either can not, or it is not worth it. Leaving me with two options, because we all know I don’t plan to waltz around town in ill fitting clothes. First, scour the local thrift stores for some good buys. Second, acquire new goods. I have decided that both methods will be implemented. But now to finance this mission… I wonder if I could do a Kickstarter for this? All is not easy in the ‘burbs.
Justin L Jeffers