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post #75406 of 98249
This whole new-agey "spend your hopefully considerable amount of money to gather soul-enhancing experiences" is such ahistorical bullshit. You think the landed gentry was sad about slowly spending money on more land instead of bikram yoga, trips to Goa and personal trainers? The strong personal and symbolic ties that linked them to their ancestors, immediate and even extended family, social class and community gave meaning to what they bought. A bunch of whiny yuppies in their 30s and 40s are crying over their meaningless buying of random shit they saw on tumblr because they have no one to share it with and no one fucking cares about their $500 dollars sunglasses so they create an entirely fictional relationship to a holistic universe and globalized world by taking pilates class in Katmandou, fuck these people!
post #75407 of 98249
Ha, that's an appropriate as I'm continuing my minimal wardrobe experiment. So much of my wearing stuff habits are based on what's at reach so paring down to just a few things was actually pretty easy--It just basically involved pushing all the rest of my shit to the back of my closet.

It's going well, though I'm running into the issue of finding a pair of casual pants that aren't my APC's which means that all I really wear are my APC's, which isn't really a problem but sometimes I tuck in my shirts and so I'd like to wear trousers because jeans-tucks are awkward.

I keep looking at the pair of khaki chinos in my closet but i never feel like putting them on because I don't like the way the color looks with all the black. I think I need something a bit more tan and less brown. Or straight up off-white. Or olive. Or just dark gray/black (which I don't own).
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 3/11/13 at 8:59am
post #75408 of 98249
Commercialization of personal growth/ spirituality makes me want to puke. And that's not a defense of consumption.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

This whole new-agey "spend your hopefully considerable amount of money to gather soul-enhancing experiences" is such ahistorical bullshit. You think the landed gentry was sad about slowly spending money on more land instead of bikram yoga, trips to Goa and personal trainers?

Why is it ahistorical? People have been practicing giving up or limiting possessions for a long time, especially in the east. And not sure what the landed gentry has to do with any of this. You think people on here are accumulating stuff for the sakes of their families, that the ancestral family home has been supplanted by the ancestral collection of Rick leathers?
post #75411 of 98249
that's an awesome tee. i want one.
post #75412 of 98249
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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post


I also like the concept of minimalism, but I get frustrated when millionaires begin preaching that "all you need is love" (or 400 square feet). It's an appealing idea, and it's hard to argue against from an ecological standpoint, BUT I'm suspicious of minimalism's supposed status as a panacea for the ills of consumerism. Quite often it seems to be couched in an unacknowledged assumption that you can defer or relocate your sites of consumption. For example, in this article, this gentleman talks about how he spends much of his money on travel, how he likes to throw large dinner parties, etc. Are these just different ways - which are largely inaccessible to people of lower socioeconomic status - in which consumption is instantiated?
I cleaned and organized my bookshelves the other day, and, perversely, it may be the happiest I've been in months. Maybe Mr. Hill feels happier now, because his modes of consumption are not just monetary transactions (buying/selling), but are now also transactions of time, emotional content, etc. ("doing")

Minimalism isn't quite anticonsumerism... rather it focuses on getting rid of secondary thing so you can focus on the things that matter the most to you. So for example, if I really like reading but not a huge fan of cooking, I don't need a full chef set and can instead get another bookcase or something.

 


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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Ha, that's an appropriate as I'm continuing my minimal wardrobe experiment. So much of my wearing stuff habits are based on what's at reach so paring down to just a few things was actually pretty easy--It just basically involved pushing all the rest of my shit to the back of my closet.

It's going well, though I'm running into the issue of finding a pair of casual pants that aren't my APC's which means that all I really wear are my APC's, which isn't really a problem but sometimes I tuck in my shirts and so I'd like to wear trousers because jeans-tucks are awkward.

I keep looking at the pair of khaki chinos in my closet but i never feel like putting them on because I don't like the way the color looks with all the black. I think I need something a bit more tan and less brown. Or straight up off-white. Or olive. Or just dark gray/black (which I don't own).

Are you planning on doing a writeup on how it goes? I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes.

post #75413 of 98249
yeah. i've been taking pictures/documenting what i've been wearing.

My main issue is that i messed up my feet while running and my boots are the only shoes that don't kill my feet. That, and the APC issue means that it's mostly rotating upper-body stuff and then the same shit from the waist down.

I actually might extend the length of the experiment, as it's going fairly well.
post #75414 of 98249
I am going through a similar thing on the MC side. A few sport coats, several shirts, a few pants, and several ties, and a few pairs of shoes. I like it.
post #75415 of 98249
i'm actually going to put up a bunch of the clothes i don't wear anymore on b&s. a bunch of them are old LEC shirts, but if I can get $20 out of each i'd be happy and my tiny closet would have more room.
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I'll just leave this here

 

post #75417 of 98249
lollolloollol
does he have a website/blog?
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post #75419 of 98249
Damn, that's a cold ass honkey.
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