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Is your wardrobe more expensive than your car?

Is your wardrobe more expensive than your car?

  • Yes, I have proper sartorial priorities.

    Votes: 63 64.3%
  • No, that's stupid.

    Votes: 29 29.6%
  • I live in New York City.

    Votes: 6 6.1%

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Claghorn

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Does the current value of your wardrobe, by what you paid for it, exceed that of the value of your car, by what you paid for it? If you have multiple cars, consider the car you use most.

Maybe you have a stable full of Suit Supply suits, a few grand worth of shoes, a sizable tie collection, and drive a mid-level Civic.

Maybe you drive a Mercedes but have also dropped serious green on bespoke suits, ties, shoes, etc.

Maybe you thrifted a Ford Pinto to afford yet another blue jacket.

Maybe you got a car as a welcome back to America gift, and you own clothing.


Or maybe you aren't a nut and have spent more on your current car than on your current wardrobe.

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Watches count.
 
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Does the current value of your wardrobe, by what you paid for it, exceed that of the value of your car, by what you paid for it? If you have multiple cars, consider the car you use most.

Maybe you have a stable full of Suit Supply suits, a few grand worth of shoes, a sizable tie collection, and drive a mid-level Civic.

Maybe you drive a Mercedes but have also dropped serious green on bespoke suits, ties, shoes, etc.

Maybe you thrifted a Ford Pinto to afford yet another blue jacket.

Maybe you got a car as a welcome back to America gift, and you own clothing.


Or maybe you aren't a nut and have spent more on your current car than on your current wardrobe.
Would a watch count as part of the wardrobe?
 

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Yes. Watches count.
 

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Yep. Today I drove my 2003 Corolla to work with Edward Greens on the pedals.
 
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Never having owned a car, and living on the island of Manhattan, this survey was simple to complete.
 

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Yes, possibly even without watches.

Once the watches are added in, the disparity increases by an order of magnitude.
 

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I do not own a car and am not a nudist, one more for yes.
 

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Yes, possibly even without watches.

Once the watches are added in, the disparity increases by an order of magnitude.
I'm pretty sure it's the same for me, however the watches made it so much easier I didn't even have to think about it. LOL
 

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Yep my winter beater is a $600 1999 Honda civic.
 

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Yep. Today I drove my 2003 Corolla to work with Edward Greens on the pedals.










Murl, I don't know to what extent your values align with those Gen X or with the Millennial generation, but I know many Millennials, myself included, no longer see a nice car as something of an "achievement unlocked" type purchase and instead view cars as more of an annoying necessity.
 
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Murl, I don't know to what extent your values align with those Gen X or with the Millennial generation, but I know many Millennials, myself included, no longer see a nice car as something of an "achievement unlocked" type purchase and instead view cars as more of an annoying necessity. 

That's exactly how I see them. It gets me from A to B.
 

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Murl, I don't know to what extent your values align with those Gen X or with the Millennial generation, but I know many Millennials, myself included, no longer see a nice car as something of an "achievement unlocked" type purchase and instead view cars as more of an annoying necessity.
Although I like to think my car is relatively nice, the problem with most cars are they go from $$$$$$$$$$ to $0.
 

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I drive an 05 Accord with 150k miles (which I love, and have no interest in upgrading whatsoever) and my wife drives an 08 Pilot.

Wardrobe far exceeds both cars without even considering my watches. No contest. Then again, while I love cool cars, I really dont strive to own one.
 

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