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Yes and no. Clearly, clothing is a uiversal human need, and better clothing can satisfy other wants (e.g. aesthetic, emotional, social) in addition to its immediate practical purpose. All of this is irrational, but is probably relatively harmless if kept within reason (e.g. does not consume material resources and time better spent on other activities/causes).
While some lip service to frugality is occasionally paid on SF, I am personally growing increasingly jaded. Our society and the world is so riddled with problems, that the extent of time and money wasted on clothing automatically makes most SF-ers (myself included) turbo-douches. I.e. it is not a matter of whether you can "afford it" at all, but a matter of how could you possibly justify that against the backdrop of over-abundant ills. Grownass men should be devoting their energies and talents to something better than prancing around in overpriced stuff.
Thus, in some sense, the absolute amount of clothing expenditures does also become a measure of douchbagery. If so, Vox is the ultimate douchebag, and you all should be ashamed for sheepishly bowing to this cocksucking poster child of the oligarchy.:fu:


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Yes and no. Clearly, clothing is a uiversal human need, and better clothing can satisfy other wants (e.g. aesthetic, emotional, social) in addition to its immediate practical purpose. All of this is irrational, but is probably relatively harmless if kept within reason (e.g. does not consume material resources and time better spent on other activities/causes).
While some lip service to frugality is occasionally paid on SF, I am personally growing increasingly jaded. Our society and the world is so riddled with problems, that the extent of time and money wasted on clothing automatically makes most SF-ers (myself included) turbo-douches. I.e. it is not a matter of whether you can "afford it" at all, but a matter of how could you possibly justify that against the backdrop of over-abundant ills. Grownass men should be devoting their energies and talents to something better than prancing around in overpriced stuff.
Thus, in some sense, the absolute amount of clothing expenditures does also become a measure of douchbagery. If so, Vox is the ultimate douchebag, and you all should be ashamed for sheepishly bowing to this cocksucking poster child of the oligarchy.:fu:


just for you brah

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Yes and no. Clearly, clothing is a uiversal human need, and better clothing can satisfy other wants (e.g. aesthetic, emotional, social) in addition to its immediate practical purpose. All of this is irrational, but is probably relatively harmless if kept within reason (e.g. does not consume material resources and time better spent on other activities/causes).
While some lip service to frugality is occasionally paid on SF, I am personally growing increasingly jaded. Our society and the world is so riddled with problems, that the extent of time and money wasted on clothing automatically makes most SF-ers (myself included) turbo-douches. I.e. it is not a matter of whether you can "afford it" at all, but a matter of how could you possibly justify that against the backdrop of over-abundant ills. Grownass men should be devoting their energies and talents to something better than prancing around in overpriced stuff.
Thus, in some sense, the absolute amount of clothing expenditures does also become a measure of douchbagery. If so, Vox is the ultimate douchebag, and you all should be ashamed for sheepishly bowing to this cocksucking poster child of the oligarchy.:fu:


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I'm a software engineer. I could never wear a suit to work. I can get away with a sportcoat and jeans as long as everything is kept casual.
 

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It depends on the caliber of the chick that I'm talking to.
 

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While some lip service to frugality is occasionally paid on SF, I am personally growing increasingly jaded. Our society and the world is so riddled with problems, that the extent of time and money wasted on clothing automatically makes most SF-ers (myself included) turbo-douches. I.e. it is not a matter of whether you can "afford it" at all, but a matter of how could you possibly justify that against the backdrop of over-abundant ills. Grownass men should be devoting their energies and talents to something better than prancing around in overpriced stuff.



I wanted to reply to this, but I think other people have taken care of it.

I feel that some of my friends who I talk to about my interest in clothing have a thought in this vein. Having a pair of $500 shoes seems excessive to people, yet if I were to say I have a $1000 computer, tv, or camera, nobody would think twice.
 
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consulting - biz casual.

i'd also love to have a job where id have to wear a suit everyday
 

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God, I hate you plebs.


We know. Still, I remain grateful for your spiriting me away from Bosnia in your helicopter back in the day. The fact that you made me go back and change into proper clothes first still irks me however. :fence:
 
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I am retired. During my first six years of involvement in this forum, I was the editor of Gun World magazine. In all I spent almost 31 year editing and writing for firearms magazines. At 70 I am one of the older members of the forum. I still like to dress up every chance I get--often wear an ascot and sport coat to walk my Japanese Fighting Dog (Tosa-Inu).
 

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I would love a job where I would have to wear a suit everyday!

Yes and No. It reminds me of being in my early teens and wanting to be able to have the growth to shave daily.

When your actually in that position, its not quite as rosy. As a consultant Im constantly bumping into clients at airports, restaurants, or even grabbing a drink downtown.
My latest nightmare was a flight to Australia wearing a three piece suit (jacket off of course), and not being able to change into my sleeping gear as a prospective client
was sat opposite me and wanted to talk shop.
 

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Design engineer. Most days I'm by myself in the office all day, but I never know when I need to meet a client or go to a public meeting with elected officials. Mostly I try to dress nice as a matter of self respect, comfort, and to uphold the image of the profession.
 

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