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justridiculous

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To the extent that one gives thought to what they wear, and unless they have crafted an identity based upon a uniform, the lack of choice leads to boredom in its redundancy. For me, it also leads to anxiety, as I panic in thinking "I don't have anything to wear that is appropriate to X activity I am doing", but that's an outcome of my how I was raised.

By contrast, I can see how a panoply of choice can itself lead to decision paralysis. In my case, I conveniently overlook what I have in the constant pursuit for novelty and the next "better" thing, so the anxiety is more in the obligation I set on myself to seek out that next thing. Once you get into customizations, as I've recently found, that anxiety is only amplified.
Yeah, I feel ya. There's a middle ground in there, somewhere. But there's also the process of figuring yourself out and moving in the direction of doing what makes you happy and helps you reduce anxiety, whether that's decision paralysis or a lack of choice.
 

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All of my shoes are for 10D brannock, but lately my left foot has flattened out to be more of 10.5 :(
Let me just chop off my toes and I'll be with ya shortly.

Solid Steel was great
Indeed! I'm a bit of a purist in that I am primarily interested in shows from '98 and before, but any shows where Jon Moore, Matt Black, Strictly Kev, PC were present are worth a listen. I also appreciate DK's contribution to the series.
 

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AITA question for yall

I just emailed a shop asking for measurements on three shirts totaling about $650. I was told they don't "have the measurements on hand" and I should just buy and return if they don't fit.

I am not impressed with that reply. That is a lot of fussing around and inconvenience involving a possible trip to the post office for a return and credit refund a month later.

I figure someone should be able to go take the measurements and get back to me, or say "thanks for asking, we will get back to you in a day or two with measurements once someone can get a minute to help. We are slammed/operating without a lot of people in the shop right now/on vacation for a few days, etc." I won't be making the purchase.

So AITA for expecting different customer service? Or is this how it is supposed to be and my expectations should be different?
 

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@gettoasty did you post those in recent purchases? I forgot
@gettoasty Out of curiosity, how often do you find yourself wearing this



I ask because I have a similar full-jacket of wool fleece that I waffle about.

I hope you don't mind me digging this up. No bro-mo.
 

whorishconsumer

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AITA question for yall

I just emailed a shop asking for measurements on three shirts totaling about $650. I was told they don't "have the measurements on hand" and I should just buy and return if they don't fit.

I am not impressed with that reply. That is a lot of fussing around and inconvenience involving a possible trip to the post office for a return and credit refund a month later.

I figure someone should be able to go take the measurements and get back to me, or say "thanks for asking, we will get back to you in a day or two with measurements once someone can get a minute to help. We are slammed/operating without a lot of people in the shop right now/on vacation for a few days, etc." I won't be making the purchase.

So AITA for expecting different customer service? Or is this how it is supposed to be and my expectations should be different?
Stop having expectations. The world is falling apart.
 

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I'm always pairing down my wardrobe into a reasonable group. My main trouble was being uptight about things fitting me perfect, so it would result in me not holding onto something for its lifetime as my weight fluctuated. But now that I'm more relaxed about how things fit, I'm wearing this to the ground, getting them repaired, and wearing them more.
 

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do you have to dry clean after every wear ?
The secret is simply washing your ass haha. Also like I tell everyone stop sanding down your asshole with toilet paper and get you some nice aloe vera infused wipes....the great run on toilet paper of 2020 had no impact on me

Note to self: don't buy secondhand pants from @RegisDB9
....well shit :)
 

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Anybody else making purchases for the...hopefully soon....post rona life? I’ve been getting incredibly good deals everywhere. $600 Margiela trousers...$132. Tom Ford Swimshorts...$120, Denim, Knitwear all at sub $200....I’m even going to try a pair of Christian Louboutins
 

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Anybody else making purchases for the...hopefully soon....post rona life? I’ve been getting incredibly good deals everywhere. $600 Margiela trousers...$132. Tom Ford Swimshorts...$120, Denim, Knitwear all at sub $200....I’m even going to try a pair of Christian Louboutins
Where you seeing these deals? I'd love to try some tom ford at those prices
 

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Anybody else making purchases for the...hopefully soon....post rona life? I’ve been getting incredibly good deals everywhere. $600 Margiela trousers...$132. Tom Ford Swimshorts...$120, Denim, Knitwear all at sub $200....I’m even going to try a pair of Christian Louboutins
Bruh. Too many.
 

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