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If I can exclude the things I buy for ‘archival’ purposes and ‘consumables like socks and underwear then I’m definitely in ...
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What do you buy for ‘archival’ purposes if you don’t mind me asking Duke?
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

What do you buy for ‘archival’ purposes if you don’t mind me asking Duke?


Of course I don’t mind you asking ...

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Seriously though, I collect - and although that’s done by spending money and making purchases, I don’t see this as needlessly buying clothes.
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Some (not me of course!) might say that collecting with no intention to wear is the most needless reason for buying clothes
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But I wear my collection
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I have to admit I loled on that one ... or lolled
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If buying a lot of things is the same as buying nothing, I think I'm excelling at this challenge LOL

Jokes aside, I haven't bought many new garments in the last year or two, I'm very happy with the stuff I own and look forward to extracting the maximum lifespan out of what I've got. If I live to be 300 I might accomplish that.

Now my spare money goes towards other extremely durable/useful/beautiful things that are just as superfluous as the clothes I was buying ~5yrs ago. 

I'm not sure this qualifies as a victory of any kind, I am in no way "freed" from consumer impulses, the objet d'covet is just different now. I usually manage to convince myself that I'm "being the change I want to see" in some way through these purchases. It's a funky balance, and I don't think anyone* is really immune to the prevailing patterns of consumption. I try to purchase carefully (in accordance with ethics first, tastes second) and focus on gratitude for what I have, and that seems to be about all you can do without renouncing the material world.

*For 2020, let's do the full blown ascetic mendicant challenge. Of course we won't be able to post about it, someone will have to volunteer as documentarian for the denimmonks.
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Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

Now my spare money goes towards other extremely durable/useful/beautiful things that are just as superfluous as the clothes I was buying ~5yrs ago. 


Care to elaborate^

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fail #2, ended up buying some iron heart denim from their outlet sale to go with the new 9268 rw engineer boots Clown
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