Then the question is which weird colored and patterned blazer I should wear to my bungee. Would stripes elongate the activity visually and make it look like I'm bungeeing more than I actually am? Would checks make me look more substantial and visible?
On a serious note: (Click to show)
Your observation is fair, and I don't mind it. I am definitely compulsive, but I enjoy indulging it sometimes, even if I end up buying stuff I don't need. In the end, if I am happier having spent the money, then I am doing better than all the people who apparently can't buy happiness with money, so it's not so bad.
But I do occasionally try to keep it in check. With the stripe blazer, I am so stricken by the idea, I know I will never stop thinking about it unless I gave it a try, so I'm willing to risk probably wasting money (well I argue that I'll wear it as a suit anyway so it won't be completely wasted) to indulge. With charcoal trousers, I don't have as much of a temptation, so I have more incentive to make sure I am not just being frivilous, and obviously charcoal trousers are such a respectable item here that I have reason to think I'm not definitely making a stupid purchase.
Cliffs: I know I buy stupid shit, but I try to only buy stupid shit that I have a strong infatuation with. Keep it in control so to speak.