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We are pretty much at the end. Even though I lost my interest in continuing a few weeks ago, my total expenditure on clothes in the past two months was less than $50. If you take out athletic socks and underwear it was less than $20. I found that I had about as much fun with my clothes during the last two months as I usually do, although I missed the trolling for bargains and overlooked gems- I really enjoy the 'treasure hunting' aspect of shopping ebay and thrift stores....
I'm out. Have not spent any money really ($8.50 on thrifted ties) but I am definitely not in abstinence mode any more and I'm going to buy whatever I want to between now and the end of February.
I was walking in San Francisco Chinatown today when I passed a tailor shop that looked intriguing. I went in and talked the the clerk for a while. Later I read some reviews on Yelp; some of this is based on what they told me, and some on information from Yelp reviews. The clerk is young and speaks English, the tailor is older and only speaks Cantonese. The tailor worked his whole career in Hong Kong, only recently moved to the US. The family still owns a tailor shop in...
Count me in for dinner both nights.
I'm in for dinner.
I think these are pretty minor: bought some athletic socks- I was down to zero pairs (my wife's aunt, who does our laundry, keeps losing them) and I need them for running in. Got a $20 gift certificate from Brooks Brothers that expired on 2-28. Terms did not allow purchases less than $20, so I bought three pairs of boxer shorts on sale. Total out of pocket expenditure with shipping and tax $15. Punish me as you see fit.
I will be there on the 9th and I would be happy to meet with Niidawg when he is here, too.
TO avoid temptation, I am not going to stores, looking at catalogs, or visiting clothing websites. I imagine most others in the NPC are doing the same. Unfortunately, it doesn't give us much material for discussion. How about we make bets on who falls off the wagon first? I vote for Fidel.
Quote: Originally Posted by WorldTraveller When you can get a pretty high quality tailored shirt for $15 "better" tailors can't compete (and most wouldn't be caught dead in Shanghai where all their hard work would be copied on day 1). You can't get a "pretty high quality" tailored shirt for $15 in China, or anywhere else. I go to China every year and I am familiar with the clothes for sale there- they are often overpriced relative to what you...
I'm late but I would like to get on the list. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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