Originally Posted by pejsek
You know, Carey, you just seem to be looking for an argument. I don't think anybody has said that paying full retail price for new things is frivolous and ought to be discouraged. Most posters have been more accomodating of your phobias than is perhaps strictly necessary. The only one who seems to be conflicted is you. If you want to wear only new things and things that look so completely 2006, then please go right ahead. Forgive me for speculating, but looking at your posts together I can't help but think you are somehow deeply offended by the idea of people buying and wearing used clothes--it's dirty (what with those "boys" and all), looks dated, not fashionable, offends the established order of who should wear what, etc. I think you are wrong on each of these accounts--though I won't lose any sleep over it. Apart from everything else, old clothes are part of being well-dressed; nothing like throwing together different parts of the historical vocabulary to bring a look to life.
What motivated me to start this thread was that I looked at the Sellers and Buyers forum. It struck me as odd to look at a suit modelled by the owner, and that someone thinks, "That is just what I have been looking for!" We have a thread dedicated to great finds. I have my own issues with used clothing and I choose only to buy new clothes. So I save or do without until I can get what I want - new. My good fortune is that I have enough clothes to suit my needs. My desires can wait. I don't think that everyone should ascribe to my esthetic, as you say. If you love celluloid collars and high-button shoes
, I won't pass judgement on you. I may not like your look and you may not like mine, but we are free to do whatever we please. I was just enjoying myself today, and probably felt too free to reply to some posts on a thread I started. Please accept my apology if I went over the top.