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mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
waterproofing spray maybe? I used that on a pair of Timbs I had years ago but I dunno if it made a difference. I'm not sure any sort of spray is gonna make trainers last longer than their kinda built in obsolence?
 

griftert

Well-known member
Where should someone who doesn't want to look like a hobo get their clothing if they have the warewithal of said hobo? I'm kind of fed up with h&m and I'm not sure if I can stomach primark...
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
Where should someone who doesn't want to look like a hobo get their clothing if they have the warewithal of said hobo? I'm kind of fed up with h&m and I'm not sure if I can stomach primark...
Good tip is go to the posh areas charity shops. Some can have insane prices for second hand things but also some ridiculous brilliant stuff for next to nothing that isn't 'hobo' stuff, just cos people only worn it once.
 

griftert

Well-known member
That's a really good idea I always forget that. Sorry if my use of hobo was in poor taste, I should probably not be so crass! Poorly dressed skint person. :)
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I read Robert Elms' The Way we Wore. It's a deeply weird book, almost mentally ill. After the final chapter I was seriously considering paying £2000 for a tailor made suit, and wearing two pairs of 501s (one authentically ripped to shreds, over the other) and paying £60 for a white cotton t-shirt to rock the 'Hard Times' look detailed in a 1982 edition of The Face, while listening to Sade and Spandau's 'Chant No 1'.

I mean, it was a mad week.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
There is an even better one in the Elms book, where he claims that the English civil war was basically about hair styles.
 

Leo

Well-known member
I'm not a clothes horse but do enjoy getting a new pair of shoes or jacket from time to time, just dawned on me I have not spent a penny on anything this year. with no social outings and no in-person client meetings, there's not much incentive. recently unpacked a bunch of summer clothes from our storage closet and realized I probably won't even wear much of what I already own, so why buy more?

between that, not going out to dinner or traveling to UK on holidays, it's a great way to save money but unfortunately also probably wrecking the economy and causing some of my favorite stores and restaurants to go out business.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Me either... when I have spare money I like to spend money on clothes... but then I kinda forget and don't spend anything for years... I'm in one of the latter periods right now.
 
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