You know you're clothes-obsessed when...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Thracozaag, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    ... your wife simply doesn't want to hear anything more about vents, pleats, turn ups, lapels, gorges, worsted wool, or planning a trip to Hong Kong. And you can't imagine why.
     


  2. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    1. You find yourself editing conversations with your significant other, not for references to a relationship with another woman, but a relationship with your tailor.

    2. Your significant other comes in holding a shirt and looking angry. She points out not lipstick on the collar, but the price tag.

    3. You yearn to gain a couple pounds so that 44R Brioni jacket you found in Filene's will fit.

    4. You're lost when your roomate brings up a column on ESPN.com's page 2, because instead you spent your 'net leisure time perusing Japanese shoe sites that you can't read, nor explain in this situation.

    5. At 24, you find yourself trying to wear older clothes to dinner with your parents, so they don't realize how much new stuff you've been buying and ask for that college tuition back.

    6. Your significant other sits on a couch and looks bored while you shop, instead of the other way around.

    Alright, I have a problem...

    You realize that despite all this, you're not done shopping.
     


  3. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    a fire breaks out in your house and you make a mad dash for your stockpile of Edward Green shoes to carry them to safety instead of... (insert-wife, child, dog, mother, etc.)
     


  4. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    lol, great lists guys.

    add a few more:
    1) you know your neck, sleeve, shoulder, wrist, chest, waist, hip, and inseam measurement by heart.
    2) you can name your shoe size in half a dozen makers.
     


  5. Lomezz

    Lomezz Senior member

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    1. You actually have a use for the pharse "I'm going to see my tailor" 2. You find yourself looking at other men on the street just because they're well dressed (or badly dressed, even more entertaining) 3. You know more than most clothes salesclercks about the merchandise they're selling 4. Your female friends (or your mother in law.) ask you for style advice 5. You go through the mail quickly just to get to the clothing catalogs 6. You know more about laundering and ironing techniques  than your wife 7. When an uninitiated friend shows you his latest shoe purchase and asks for your opinion, you don't even know where to begin... 8. It suddenly seems normal to you to spend more than $300 on shoes, something your uncle, who's net worth is in the high 8-figure range, wouldn't dream on doing...
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Your wardrobe is insured.
     


  7. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    by Lloyd's of London.
     


  8. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    When making plans such as a night out with friends, business trips, etc., the first thing that comes to mind is "what will I wear"?

    When you come in contact with a person, your eyes go straight from their face to their shoes, whether male or female.
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    You plan trips to Europe around shopping and visiting tailors rather than sightseeing, visiting friends, or relaxation.

    When in London, you'd rather go to Savile Row than tour the British Museum or a catch a West End show.

    You're dying to go to Naples, but couldn't care less about seeing Capri or the ruins of Pompeii.

    It never entered your head to visit Budapest until you learned about Vass bespoke, and now you've already bought tickets.
     


  10. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    You spend more money on clothes than you do on wine.
     


  11. arvi

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    when you would rather shop/buy than have sex because it lasts longer [​IMG]
     


  12. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    You know you're obsessed when . . . You walk into your closet, look around and feel a sense of calm and comfort.  The worries of the world slip away, especially when you're giving a good shine to your shoes (which may not really need a shine, but were just a bit dusty since you hadn't worn/shined them in a week or so).  In fact, you wish the closet were big enough for a comfortable chair and ottoman (and stereo, bar....), so you could spend even more time with your clothes and shoes.  Almost daily, you pull out one of your pairs of shoes and, after admiring the way the light shines off the exquisite leather, you gently caress the skin, as if it were your child's cheek.
     


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    It's nice to know there are other people in the world like me...
     


  14. gamelan

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    you search for eBay seller IDs on the SF to see if they've gotten any postive/negative feedback.

    -Jeff
     


  15. oscarthewild

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    Would anyone add mother in law to the list towards the end?
     


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