On a serious note, how do you guys approach dressing during stages of body transition?
To give you some context, I started this year at 92.3kg and am now something like 83-84kgs and will likely shed more weight in the coming months. Naturally, this has impacted on my measurements. Right now, most of my clothes hang. Luckily, in an ad agency I can wear t-shirts and chinos everyday and it doesn't matter. But, on the odd occasion I do have to wear more classic menswear, most of my clothes are a bit too big. Thoughts?
I had this same issue last year. I was diagnosed as a diabetic in Dec 2010 and embarked on a big lifestyle change. In 9 months I went from suit size 46 to 40, shirt 17.5 to 16, pants 41 to 35, etc. Working where I do, I had to keep up appearances, and there was no way I could afford to keep turning my wardrobe over as I dropped sizes.
While being a bit selective about condition, I was able to find most of what I needed in op shops around Melbourne. I put a fair amount of time into it, but was pleasantly surprised at what I was able to find. In some ways I ended up dressing better!
This would have been my response to PoP's post a while ago about op-shopping. I started because I had to, but got aucked into it by pleasure in finding things. I don't need to do so much now, but I still like to take the occasional look.