You cant afford them. You just said if they were cheaper you would buy them. You like them, you want them, you do not care if they are made in China but money (or lack of) is standing in your way.
If you need to think about it too hard, or make weird rational justifications, you really cant afford it. No sense in denying it. You know it to be true..
You're really bad at this, and I'm not sure why you're taking these pathetic cheap shots at me. As I've stated before: I don't want the pants. I'm not thinking "too hard," or making "weird rational justifications." But since you're obviously an English professor (psychoanalyst and accountant), I will clarify (again): if I wanted the pants, and they were in my price range, I would buy them. There was no bashing of Chinese-made clothing, nor did I cite "money (or lack of)" as a reason for not purchasing the pants in question. In fact, what I cited was something along moral grounds (and a lack of interest in the pants).
The fact that you're harping on money makes you sound bitter and classless. Some might actually say that you sound childish.
Why do you care if people in this forum purchase things at the outlet or from Silvio? Is it because your hard-earned dollars go towards paying MSRP at brands that produce the majority of their goods in China? Is it because it devalues what you own? (These, if you haven't already guessed, are rhetorical questions, and need not be addressed by your half-witted cynicism.)
I have trouble wrapping my head around your logic. You make all of these unsubstantiated accusations. People can read. They will see exactly what I've said and draw their own conclusions. Some will think my comment on Chinese labor conditions is laughable; others may agree. I won't lose sleep either way. My intention was not to create a stir. I merely came to the forum to share and discuss. I'm not here to pass harsh judgment on people -- well, except maybe you at this point. But that's because you're a bit of a drama queen, and far too combative for a fashion forum. I repeat: far too combative for a fashion forum. So do those of us who want to have drama-free discussions a favor and ease up.
Now that you're not creating drama, you'll want to occupy your free time. Well, you're in luck because I've got just the thing for you. Why don't you go to medical school in my place. And while you're at it, take care of my toddler. Sound good? Thanks, bud.