Originally Posted by robin
Shell cordovan is overrated.
Can't understand the appeal of cordovan - looks crap. Almost every shoe pic at Andy's is cordovan. Very boring
Originally Posted by RJman
- No one can afford a Knoll sofa for his foyer on a first-year lawyer's salary.
So what? Is that referring to the sofa mafoo has in one of his pics? Looks great, lots of cheaper versions of that sort of thing around, if that's what you want. Can't begrudge someone spending what they have, otherwise where will it end? There will always be people better-off and worse-off than yourself, so comparisons in either direction are not helpful for a contented disposition and healthy outlook on life.
Originally Posted by rach2jlc
For me, the most "uncomfortable" truth is just to realize that in the grand scheme of things, getting worked up about clothes, accessories, etc. is a really hilariously dumb thing to do. For all this posting, think of the great books we could be reading, places to which we could travel, meals we could eat, friends we could make, or exercises we could do.
... but you don't need to swear-off fun things and hobbies, do you? One of the probs with forums is that you only see one facet of a person's life and interests, which can make people seem one-dimensional and obsessive, when in reality i'd say only about 2/3rds of the people on SF are obsessive...
Originally Posted by mafoofan
Hell, I dress the way I do despite the fact I could more easily afford to dress in a far more appealing way to my real-life peers. So, who knows what complex underlies my desire to dress well? All I can say is that I am aware it does not make me more physically attractive to others.
Good on ya - do what you want to do. Choices are an outlet for self-expression and individuality, and an exercise of freedom. No point having a boring conformist unhappy life when you could have a boring non-conformist unhappy life...
Originally Posted by Gherkins
Furthermore: "style" isn't a way of dressing, but a state of mind. One that you have to define for yourself, to make things even more complicated.
Good call. It's not about copying what other people do, although it's interesting to see how other people find their own way / approaches to things, however apparently misguided some attempts are