Originally Posted by mike868y
i also agree that i enjoy wearing and owning nice things but lets not try and pretend that styleforum doesn't tend to value overconsumption of said nice things
. in uni you really can get away with (and this is disregarding formalwear) one nice pair of jeans, some nice boots, some nice shoes, a bunch of uniqlo oxfords, some mid weight jackets and 1-2 heavy winter jackets. if you're on a limited budget, IMO, anything more than that is more than you really nee and you'd probably be better served using that money on something else. again, just my experience and what i'm starting to realize. que synth's post about dressing in college.
But why are you here if you're just trying to "get away with" certain clothing? I mean people here are cool and everything, but the reason why I post here a lot is because people are interested in the same things as I am, not that they want to dress in the lowest common denominator. Synth's post is a lot for beginners who just happen to stumble upon SF, not people who already show that they're genuinely interested in design. For 3 years now I have slowly built up a wardrobe that I'm very, very happy with it, and I honestly did not spend that much. Big purchases take longer, but B&S, sufumarket, and ebay are all very useful for building an amazing closet for a lot cheaper than one would expect.
What does the bolded part even mean
? We value overconsumption? It's a hobby, one that a lot of us are heavily invested in. Just because you're buying
things doesn't mean that it's overconsumption (or rather that all the negative connotations of the word apply).