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Topic: No Buy 2019
Posted By: Daniel
Subject: No Buy 2019
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 11:56am
I’m doing this weird thing for the new year where I don’t buy any new clothes... I’m aimingfor the whole year but if I make it six months then I’ll be happy. Has anyone ever tried such a thing? I figure it’ll give me more appreciation for what I’ve already got to wear, and it gives me a nice new pair of jeans to look forward to at the end of the year.

I’m making exceptions for necessary clothes if needed... like socks, underwear, t-shirts, but I’ve got loads of those already, so... I should be good. I didn’t have a rain jacket up until last week in preparation for this.

I’ll still be splurging on other things if I want them, but nothing crazy.

Wish me luck.



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Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 12:11pm
Daniel, my wife got triggered by an acquaintance who works in fashion, who's doing the same thing. The acquaintance is fed up by the industry , especially the fast fashion, and wanted to make point.
I did a long stretch in 2016. And going to try and do it again this yr. I don't need anything, just want stuff.
So in this smooth sailing house hold no more new clothes for a while


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 12:12pm
Good luck Daniel

I did it last year...in fact i'm pretty sure the last item of clothing i bought was a SunSurf shirt from Naoki back in S/S 2017.
I just repair my old shit nowadays as it becomes increasingly threadbare... I'm quite enjoying the process

I will have to buy some more CSF at some point but im hoping to make it to the 2yr mark in the coming months.


Posted By: shredwin_206
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 12:18pm
Yea I’m planning to do the same.
Only buy necessities as needed. Socks and underwear.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 12:51pm
Great thread idea. Coincidentally I’ve just been reading various articles on minimalism for the last half hour or so and was going to post up something similar in the “Post something here...” thread. I tried this last year, started well but failed miserably. I’ll try again this year and will attempt to extend it to material possessions beyond clothing although there will be exceptions - the odd CD and running shoes, as long as my knee isn’t completely f*cked (suspected meniscus tear to get checked out). I can’t think of any necessary clothes I don’t already own so can’t really justify any new garments. My Achilles heel is when I see stuff on sale at a good discount or being sold cheaply on the forums. Must be strong, got to resist....!

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Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 1:10pm
I think I'm in on this. let's go!


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 2:31pm
Glad to see some folks who feel like doing the same. Who knows maybe I can go longer...

I think another exception would be *necessary* work related clothes (like if you just strted a new job and need a uniform or something) and/or shoes if they are in bad need to being replaced


Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 4:32pm
I should get on board with this. Probably won't....Embarrassed


Posted By: deaner33
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 6:04pm
I plan to do the no shoes purchased in 2019 and at the end of the year send in a couple of pairs of boots to get the Role Club treatment. Of course like an addict, I bought a pair of boots yesterday. 😳


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 7:10pm
CSL if I had your collection I could go a few years without purchasing, no problem...


Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 5:19am
It's winter in Canada.  That means I have no choice but to ditch RTW fashion acquisition and wear my snow pants and spot-me-facedown-in-a-snowbank-neon-orange parka.  Continuously.  Until late March, possibly April.

Doesn't matter.  I am finding solace in sewing my way through a towering fabric stash.  Today's project will be a pair of Kermit the Frog-green velveteen trousers.  Or, as little Jack Flash suggests, Grinch-Green trousers...

Smile


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Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 5:26am
he must have asked me 20 times " why he not like Christmas "

Funny you mentioned sewing , I've been looking for a sewing machine today on a local listings site .... never sewn before but I've had the urge to try it for ages and this year I'm going to try and make a good go of it


Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 5:53am
Originally posted by Flash Flash wrote:


Funny you mentioned sewing , I've been looking for a sewing machine today on a local listings site .... never sewn before but I've had the urge to try it for ages and this year I'm going to try and make a good go of it


Sewing has kept me sane, Flash.  My work can be super-stressful and being able to change my state of mind by focusing on drafting, cutting and stitching has been a lifesaver.

As a bonus, you can find some great instructional videos, blogs and books out there.  The online sewing community is also incredibly supportive. 


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Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 6:24am
Cool I'll hit you for some links once I get sorted


Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2019 at 3:47am
Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

... My Achilles heel is when I see stuff on sale at a good discount or being sold cheaply on the forums. Must be strong, got to resist....!

With you on this one Maynard! 


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 9:16am
Almost halfway through January now, who’s caved in and who’s still going strong?

I remain in the resistance movement!

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 10:17am
1990’s 1 wash 501’s- your size $35.00 only 1 available
USA made- offer only applies to the people already on this thread.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 10:20am
Originally posted by Sansome Sansome wrote:

1990’s 1 wash 501’s- your size $35.00 only 1 available
USA made- offer only applies to the people already on this thread.




Posted By: b_F
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 11:43am
I caved in but I never participated so that good, eh?! Tongue


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 12:03pm
if thrifting and wool socks are safe, I am still 'in' -- but buying nothing,  would kill the only hobby I really have.


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 12:23pm
still strong.

Didn't you start something similar Bob? a few yrs ago


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Posted By: Iron Horse
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 4:45pm
I've failed already.

Then again, I can't condone something like this, out of principle.


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Posted By: Inimitable N!
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 6:17pm
I'm literally afraid to purchase anything since losing weight, granted I like the way some jeans feel now but I've had to part with some stuff that really hurt... although putting on a pair of what I'd consider "Mr Rodgers" jeans (aka worn after the day) only to have them completely fall off is enough to make them a necessity to go to someone who can actually wear 'em...

does this mean I'm cheating if I'm doing it out of fear instead of intending to?


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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 11:40pm
Still going strong. Like I said, if I can go six months I’ll be happy, but I want to make it the whole year. Trying to actually wear the clothes tht I own that I love. It’d be nice if I had to repair a few things over the year! I’m looking forward to that.

Im going to save for a new pair of jeans and possibly a leather jacket for 2020..

Thrifting, for me, doesn’t count. I will definitely be looking forward to thrifting in the new year.

And I also mentioned that if Work clothes/shoes are needed this year then that’s allowed... but I don’t think I’ll need those, unless I change jobs? Who knows. I could see myself getting new work shoes later in the year if the ones I have give out, but maybe I can repair those too.

As for not wanting to buy clothes because of fluctuating weight... I fully understand, if it were me and I needed new clothes at that point I’d just buy cheap workwear or thrift until I felt my weight was stable.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 1:18am
Holding steady so far, but I note the approach of the end of January sales with a certain amount of nervousness. The first big test surely?


Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2019 at 4:42pm
hopefully the tear, if confirmed, will be sorted with a debridment and neatened up. You should be back to jogging in no time :)


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 1:52am
Thanks Wasim, seeing the doctor tomorrow and should get referred for a scan to begin the process. Ironically, my knee hurts least when I’m running and most when attempting to sleep!

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 1:58am
Good luck!

Both my achilles tendons really hurt when i get out of bed in the morning, i hobble to the bathroom and clean my teeth but by the time i get downstairs only 5mins later they're perfectly fine and don't bother me in the slightest either at work or even while hiking, running, cycling ect just that initial wake up period.

What's all that about?


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 9:04am
I also feel that tightness, maybe we’re not stretching enough


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 5:31pm
I’ve had my first really challenging moment in my year of not buying any clothes this year, and we’re not even a month into it. I was walking around a Goodwill waiting for my girlfriend to arrive to the train station nearby and I went into this Goodwill thinking that I’d just look at the jackets Incase they had any hidden gems... I found a black leather Golden Bear jacket on the rack and it fits me, only $39. I left the shop and ever since I left yesterday I can’t stop thinking about it. I keep trying to justify the purchase in my mind... like oh, I’ll just put it on Grailed and if it doesn’t sell by the end of the year I’ll keep it, and oh it’s so cheap and I’ll never find a GB leather jacket this cheap again... but I didn’t buy it. I’m proud of myself, but wow, it’s very bad how negative I feel about not buying a thing. I didn’t expect that. Anyone else ever felt this way?


Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 6:54pm
You shouldn't beat yourself up. There's a difference between a lucky find & a pre-meditated high $$ purchase.


Posted By: genYDbag
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 7:38pm
awesome new years resolution Clap


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 1:07am
I had a close shave over Christmas, i have two pairs of black gloves, one pair are a thin yet warm possum fur merino blend (from Ray Mears) the other are 400g Woolpower mitts, i wear the possum/merino all the time at this time of year and pull the mitts on over the top as over-mittens when the temps plummet.
I lost one of the possum gloves before Christmas, i searched everywhere....
Come the new year i was going to have to get a new pair to stop my hands freezing while cycling to work... but then...while loading up the car up with our Christmas decorations (which i store in my folks attic) i spotted the glove on the road, it was wafer thin (like an after eight mint) and about 3x its original size where traffic had been driving over it for the last 2 weeks, i pealed it up, hand washed it and its shrunk back perfectly, good as new, albeit its now charcoal in colour rather than black.
The last time i used the car was to do the Christmas food shop, i must have dropped it while unloading the goodies...Big smile


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 1:19am
Great story Neal, quiet around your way is it?

Well done Daniel - although in line with what CSL said above, you could make it a 1-in/1-out policy so you could buy the jacket but something else (preferably a similar item, ie a jacket) has to go to make way for it.

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 2:25am
Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

Great story Neal, quiet around your way is it?


Yes! i had a choice between buying something from the internet or typing something into it.

I think i made the right decission


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 5:17am
I meant the glove! Still there after all this time, wouldn’t have lasted that long in my manor. You definitely made the right decision.

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Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 10:40am
Daniel, even thoUGH I commend your intentions, you should've picked that jacket up! Wink


Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 10:42am
Double 0, it could be you get out of bed too quickly? Where there is underlying pain or scarring in the body, the quick rush of blood to the feet can induce pain. Also, the pressure from lying down to standing means usually with patients we get them to sit up for a few mins before putting weight onto their legs. Maybe try this and report back any findings? Also, agreed with Daniel, try stretching before sleeping and upon waking up. Hope that helps Smile


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 11:52am
It’s good to know we have a real medical professional on the forum. Perhaps we should start a thread for aches, pains and gripes or similar?

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Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 1:35pm
Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

It’s good to know we have a real medical professional on the forum. Perhaps we should start a thread for aches, pains and gripes or similar?


Thank you sir, although I am still just a student and not fully qualified just yet Wink


Posted By: Iron Horse
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 11:32pm
First fail of No Buy 2019, a 1970s Navajo sterling silver bangle:



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Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 11:37pm


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2019 at 1:17am
Originally posted by Wasim Wasim wrote:

Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

It’s good to know we have a real medical professional on the forum. Perhaps we should start a thread for aches, pains and gripes or similar?


Thank you sir, although I am still just a student and not fully qualified just yet Wink


We don't mind.. we'de rather have a student Dr with appointments today than a qualified Dr with appointments in 3 weeks time.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2019 at 1:30am
I haven't bought anything, but I've not been able to stop myself from compulsively checking ebay or browsing the racks in charity shops: concerned it's only a matter of time before something goes awry...


Posted By: Iron Horse
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2019 at 7:17pm
One of us! One of us!

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2019 at 12:25am


Bryan, you weren’t seriously attempting to follow my/our lead on this “no buy” thing, were you? That post was made in jest, right? Sorry that’s a little hard to read for me


Posted By: Iron Horse
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2019 at 1:02am
No, I wasn't planning on "no buy", it was just my joke Embarrassed However from last year into this year I've certainly been buying less for myself and looking more at acquiring vintage pieces for reference. Though there are a few new items that tempt me, says the little Devil on my shoulder: Evil Smile

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Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2019 at 8:43pm
started the year in good faith (true story). but ran out of socks in recent trip to the uk, so got emergency 88 percent cotton made in portugal socks from primark that, because they were thinner than my boot socks, finally forced me to admit how uncomfortable my new blunnies were. had got them last year in my old size (last pair i had was in the mid-2000s) but they now come with thickish plastic insoles which made them too tight. so removed them but the footbed is so thin i feel like i can feel the outline of the outsoles on my feet and hence they never feel bedded in. so this happened: :D

https://flic.kr/p/2dgxZGq" rel="nofollow">

just in case hoggreaser is still here, we had a long chat about cairngorm sizing many blue moons ago and it turns out i'm an 8.5 uk and i'm generally an 8.5 or 9 us (shoes, not trainers). 


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2019 at 10:30pm
Ive got a theory re-this Ooms..

I found a drawstring bag at my folks house some years sgo with a few pairs of boots & trainers inside which i haven't worn for 20+ years and every pair was at least 1/2 size too tight.

I reckon when you're younger, springier and generally more gazelle-like, you're arches are higher therefor your foot is shorter in length.

Any takers?


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 12:11am
Ooms, I had some Blunnies (Aussie made circa ‘06) that had removable insoles virtually identical to those on most trainers (running shoes) - coloured fabric on top and flexible polystyrene/foam beneath. Why not try a pair of those or failing that, some thin leather insoles from the local cobbler/shoe repair shop?

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Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 6:41am
pretty sure both of you are right. but i was just trying to justify spending millions of rupiah on these cheaneys! :D

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Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 9:58am
no justification needed
look nice....
from the jermyn st or from elsewhere?
[i live in my cheaney's - stupid comfy and well made]


Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 2:40am
i am surprised at how comfy these are out of the box. light as a feather in comparo to my rdt and the sole feels sturdy but flexes in all the right ways. 

got them at the spitalfields shop. did go to the jermyn st shop and the one on bow lane tryin to convince myself not to get them then caved in on my last day in lun dun. spitalfields was closest to where i was stayin. 

https://flic.kr/p/2ejd8QS" rel="nofollow">

p.s. no i'm not tryin to turn this thread into Yes Buy 2019!


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 3:24am
Well, I got through January and past my birthday in Feb with no relapse. I’m enjoying this

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Posted By: shredwin_206
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 4:55am
I’m still going strong but it’s getting tough. I see a bnwt pair of FW 1947 on eBay that are tempting me.


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 5:45am
be strong Edwin

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Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 4:39am
Haha thanks so much 00 😊


Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 7:10am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

I take it back Wasim, that post was nearly 3 weeks ago! the bedside
manner is impeccable but where's the duty of care for your patients?
one of us could have been in real trouble here, Duke could have had a fall,
Doc_H could be terminally bewildered and don't get me started with Maynards
knee...


My only fall was from grace - I thought it was the done thing given your antics

But it’s great to know Wasim has this skill and maybe the forum should be named Dodderybro


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 8:41am
Originally posted by Duke Duke wrote:


My only fall was from grace - I thought it was the done thing given your antics

But it’s great to know Wasim has this skill and maybe the forum should be named Dodderybro

Or denimgilf?

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 12:42am
Why has my post been deleted again?

This place is like the flippin Twilight Zone


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 1:17am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Why has my post been deleted again?

This place is like the flippin Twilight Zone




Sorry Double0, l was trying to delete my post but l accidentally deleted yours, then l didnt know how to get it back.



Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 1:25am
You're forgiven my son...say three Hail Marys...ect ect

Why on earth are you deleting your posts?, one thing we don't need here is less posts around the place.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 1:37am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

You're forgiven my son...say three Hail Marys...ect ect

Why on earth are you deleting your posts?, one thing we don't need here is less posts around the place.





..because half the time l talk alot of shit, but only realise 24 hrs later. Plus, nobody wants to hear about my feet problems    


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 2:07am
We don't mind Chaz, it's all part of our personalities, i often forget what 'bollocks' ive posted till i log in the next morning Embarrassed

The forum has numerous 'off on a tangent threads' and as long as that doesn't happen in the 'key' threads i don't see a problem, take this thread for example, if we all adhere to its principles its longevity becomes a self defeating prophecy, the fact that it has had 62 posts isn't down to us not buying goodies.


Posted By: shredwin_206
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 8:07am
So who caved? What did you buy?


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 8:49am
I still haven’t bought anything... 😁


Posted By: genYDbag
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 10:51am
i failed purchased some discounted rw 9268. may return them if fit isn't good tho...


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2019 at 11:04am
I’ve really bought into the No Buy concept, does that make me a failure?

...Or is it simply every other aspect of my life that makes me a failure?

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Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2019 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Why has my post been deleted again?

This place is like the flippin Twilight Zone


sorry sir, duty called ;)

how is everyone doing?


Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2019 at 6:10pm
I’m doing pretty well so far this year. I’ve only put down a deposit for the John Lofgren S&S horsehide engineer boots. The new Roy’s are tempting me, though what else is new.


Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 1:41am
If I can exclude the things I buy for ‘archival’ purposes and ‘consumables like socks and underwear then I’m definitely in ...


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 2:06am
What do you buy for ‘archival’ purposes if you don’t mind me asking Duke?

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Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 3:43am
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 ...

Freewheelers



Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 11:53am
Seriously though, I collect - and although that’s done by spending money and making purchases, I don’t see this as needlessly buying clothes.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 12:15pm
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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Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 2:10pm
But I wear my collection


Posted By: HerbRockwell
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2019 at 6:50am
I have to admit I loled on that one ... or lolled


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2019 at 3:29pm
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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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2019 at 11:52pm
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^

Did you ever manage to get those size 11 Lofgrens on the first rung of the property ladder?


Posted By: genYDbag
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2019 at 10:52am
fail #2, ended up buying some iron heart denim from their outlet sale to go with the new 9268 rw engineer boots Clown


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2019 at 9:54pm
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

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^

Did you ever manage to get those size 11 Lofgrens on the first rung of the property ladder?

I'm replacing a lot of crappy modern fixtures in my house with very pretty antique ones (from roughly the same time period as the clothing styles I like), I've tried posting about this infatuation here before but it didn't really seem to catch anyone else's fancy (but rest assured I will try again).

My footwear roster has been pretty stable for years now with Lofgren Engineers, White's Bounty Hunter, Danner hikers, and a few years back I added some Bedrock sandals for summertime. Every now and then I'm tempted by Moto and Lofgren, but not enough to reach for the wallet so far.




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Posted By: Iron Horse
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2019 at 10:08pm
Please post jappaned/copper flash hardware stuff, love seeing it. I'm looking out for some of my own but it's hard finding the right pieces at the right price.

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Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2019 at 11:31pm
Yes. I like to see that kind of stuff.


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2019 at 10:15am
Thanks for the encouragement, gents. Have a look at the now-bustling http://www.denimbro.com/vintage-interior_topic2779_page1.html" rel="nofollow - Vintage Interiors thread!




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Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2019 at 6:44am
Failed!

Bought some NOS late 60's/early 70's Wrangler coveralls


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2019 at 3:58pm
I’m still good.

Though I may need new Work shoes at some point this year, which I said doesn’t count, but I’m still good with not buying anything so far. My girlfriend forgot I was doing this and got me a $100 gift card to Cotton Sheep so there will definitely be a Kapital purchase at some point this year... which I don’t really feel bad about considering I got a gift card toward it... it will be a really fully thought out and intentional purchase. Might try to wait until my birthday, but that’s in november, heh.


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2019 at 4:12pm


Like I said in my last post, my girlfriend got me a gift card to Cotton Sheep here in SF and they carry Kapital- absolutely one of my favorite brands... I went in a few weeks ago wearing my IDGxIDG Ringoman jacket and the shop owner Eiko told me they would be getting this denim variant of the Ringoman, and it came in just a few days ago.

My silly little idea is done. For now. If I continue to make no purchases from this point on, I may set a new goal, but for now I can move on having learned a little about valuing my luxury items.

Thanks to those who showed support and made positive discussion.


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 11:42am
still going strong here, the longer it last the easier it is

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 May 2019 at 2:31am
I have finally broken my self imposed 'No Buy' i consider ive done pretty well with almost 2yrs under my belt, the last item of clothing i bought was a SunSurf shirt from Naoki back in June 2017 ive even repaired £18 gloves rather than replace them.



After my CSF recently fell to rags i 'needed' another pair of jeans or at least that's what ive been telling myself.
Over the last couple of years Ive been through a period of lets say cognitive dissonance regarding consumerism, i love this forum and the people who take the time to post here but it relies heavily on rampant consumerism to thrive and as much as i know its fucking us up its a more enjoyable place because of it and the more unbridled the better the forum is... but it can't go on, well it can't for me at least.
Ive bought a pair of jeans from JP last week which ive coveted since the day they dropped.. regarding overseas purchases ive always appeased my nagging brain by telling myself that my drastically reduced washing schedule 'no dryer' ect is enough to offset the fact that i'm vain enough to import a pair of jeans from the other side of the world so i can feel better about what i cover my legs with.... Otherwise i live as humbly as possible... Its not like i'm one of those Instagram pricks with 10 Rolex's wrapped around the steering wheel of a Lambo, i use my car once a month (if i have to) i only take 1 flight/year, i recycle, i compost i'm even building a flippin wormery for goodness sake!
I'm not saying i'm part of the solution because my lifestyle is far from sustainable but i think i'm happier not being part of the problem. We're fucked unless we halt ecconomic growth but paradoxically if i had a million quid i'm sure i would want to enjoy some of the trappings which it brings just like others do unless.. whats the fucking point.
Anywho.. ive got some new jeans but i feel kinda bad about it, i honestly think this will be my last overseas purchase.
I'm not like some here who cen wear a pair of jeans to a 'perfect' stage and then rotate them for the next year or two, for me that perfect stage is only a few weeks away from being rags so they need replacing..
I'm not sure what the future will bring, i don't have that many shirts, sweaters, jackets, pumps ect but i'm sure i have enough to last me a lifetime, i just need to replace jeans every 2yrs.. maybe i can eke it out buying from the secondry market.. ebay, UK based forum members, vintage shops ect.. only time will tell, i'm going to try my best.



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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 May 2019 at 2:50am
Well done Neal, the secondary market is definitely where it’s at as far as I’m concerned but that’s for price as much as anything else. I have a new pair incoming as I sold my TCBs (one in, one out is allowed in my book) but I think that’s my last pair for the foreseeable future.

I like sustainable lifestyles and try to do my bit but in truth I don’t think they’re anywhere near enough to redress the damage done and drastic changes are required globally from the top-down to make any kind of difference.

Anyway, which pair of CSF have you bought?

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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 10 May 2019 at 2:54am
I've failed miserably. I console myself with the fact that i've sold quite a few bits and in some cases, purposely bought stuff with a view of selling at profit to cover costs of what i'm buying. So far it seems to be working.


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 May 2019 at 7:41am
Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

Well done Neal, the secondary market is definitely where it’s at as far as I’m concerned but that’s for price as much as anything else. I have a new pair incoming as I sold my TCBs (one in, one out is allowed in my book) but I think that’s my last pair for the foreseeable future.

I like sustainable lifestyles and try to do my bit but in truth I don’t think they’re anywhere near enough to redress the damage done and drastic changes are required globally from the top-down to make any kind of difference.

Anyway, which pair of CSF have you bought?


Much obliged Martin, it was a piece of piss once i broke the cycle

I'll get some photo's up if this drizzle ever stops...


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 10 May 2019 at 8:01am
At least you’re a talented, professional metalworker, so if you break the cycle you can fix it yourself. If I break a cycle I’ll have to buy another one and compound the problem!

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