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I want to have my cake and eat it too

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This is surely childish, but that's exactly the kind of problem I have: I enjoy nice clothes as much as the next guy here, no question (basic, classic, conservative style). The problem is, I hate taking good care of my clothes - shoe polishing, brushing, ironing, etc. - UGH! Unfortunately, I can't afford a butler, and it ain't 1950 no more to outsource these operations to the missus, so I wonder what to do: 1) Continue treating nice clothes like crap thereby causing their premature death or 2) Think of alternative style options -->if so, what are the options for a lazy bum who doesn't want to look like one?
 

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Who doesn't want to have his cake and eat it too? It can't be done. Wake up.
 

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When Marie Antoinette said, 'Let them eat cake,' did she mean McCain Deep 'n Delicious cake with the see-through dome that seals in the rich moist flavor?
Me personally...I'm still waiting for a delicious slice of pie in the sky!
 

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Originally Posted by SamSpade
This is surely childish, but that's exactly the kind of problem I have: I enjoy nice clothes as much as the next guy here, no question (basic, classic, conservative style). The problem is, I hate taking good care of my clothes - shoe polishing, brushing, ironing, etc. - UGH! Unfortunately, I can't afford a butler, and it ain't 1950 no more to outsource these operations to the missus, so I wonder what to do:

1) Continue treating nice clothes like crap thereby causing their premature death
or
2) Think of alternative style options -->if so, what are the options for a lazy bum who doesn't want to look like one?


if you can afford afford option 1 and have no moral qualms about it thats your best option i dont think youll be happy with option 2
 

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its late im tired why not
 

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You just have to think outside the box a bit.
option 3) Pay a/your kid $1 to do all that for ya and tell them they can buy candy with it.
option 4) dispose of your missus and get one who will.

Should you choose option 4 make sure you do it discreetly and most importantly remove the eyes... and destroy them in the fireplace... because they can still see... trust me... I should know... I made that mistake once.
 

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Sounds like you need a woman in your life. Good thing is they do more than take care of your stuff.

edit: I re-read your poast and saw that you are afraid of having your lady do this for you.
 

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Haha, always a pleasure to get some dose of tough (but witty) SF love

in stitches is pretty realistic - that's kind of what I'm doing now, having a lot of suits, to spread the damage around,although a better solution would be to have fewer suits, more carefully picked and cared for. Maybe one day, after I teach myself calculus.
Thankfully, the super polished look is not for me anyway, and also thankfully, I work in academia where just wearing real shoes, pants and shirts seems to be sprezz, so the bar is pretty low. There is a sweet disheveled spot between polished and standard academic disaster, which I hope will be possible to hit by just stocking up on enough stuff to keep the hobo look at bay
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Love havin my cake plus eatin it too Shit, I got cake what the fuck I'm 'posed to do -- Jay-Z
 

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Originally Posted by landshark
Sounds like you need a woman in your life. Good thing is they do more than take care of your stuff.

edit: I re-read your poast and saw that you are afraid of having your lady do this for you.


Ladies cost more than clothes.
 

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Two choices: (1) hire a housekeeper to come in once every two weeks, which may be cheaper than you think; (2) Learn to love it. We did (1). She irons and steams. It is nice.
 

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In theory I don't mind ironing, in practice w/ three kids, it rarely happens.

I use a shirt laundry service now. This ends up costing something like $50/month.

Shoe polishing I'm going to have to make time for.
 

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Originally Posted by ktrp
In theory I don't mind ironing, in practice w/ three kids, it rarely happens.

I use a shirt laundry service now. This ends up costing something like $50/month.

Shoe polishing I'm going to have to make time for.


Shirt laundry for $50 a month? That is way too cheap for them to be doing a good job.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Shirt laundry for $50 a month? That is way too cheap for them to be doing a good job.

At $2.5-$3 per shirt at regular price, how many shirts do you go through in a month?

Option 1. Live in your clothes, have them laundered, don't worry about it. Polish shoes occasionaly and just buff them when needed. Every once in awhile go to a shoe shine.
 

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