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Where do you draw the line?

Discussion in 'Style' started by imported_Tesseract, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Where do you draw the line?

    Discussion started by imported_Tesseract - Dec 20, 2004

    I guess this thread doesnt reflect the whole atmosphere of the forum but anyway. I've been looking at this stack of shoes i have and i realise i still have pairs that i bought even 4 years ago. I buy about 5-6 pairs everyear when what i concider logic for my needs would be three. Then i get into phases where i'm totally digging a particular pair and wear non stop for a month maybe more, sometimes i get completely unmotivated from some buy and i never wear a pair at all. All these means that none of my shoes reach the point of use where you just throw them away, so i keep'em..same goes for clothes in general..the thing is that i always feel much more comfortable wearing older shoes, jeans that have been shaped on me, tshirts that are a bit faded/torn. I dunno why, but i could never wear more than two brand new items at once and go out without feeling weird and i always like my shoes more after some dirt/wrinkles find their way on them.
    All this is fuckin weird since i do enjoy getting new stuff but wait for them to go older to fully enjoy.
     
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    seeking - Replied Dec 20, 2004

    when you were a kid and you'd get new shoes, the laces would be all super white and would look ridiculous so youd have to get them dirty. ha. i buy 1, maybe 2 pair of shoes a year. i want to buy more, but most shoes are just gross to me.

    yeah, i called them 'gross', what?!

    seeks/"were like kids, we get new shoes and run faster"
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 20, 2004

    I get a new pair of dark shoes every fall and a new pair of light shoes every spring.

    beyond that..... my ffet dont grow so boots and summer footwear
    stick around untill they are worn out. Sneaks get worn out quickly.
     
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    WRECKONIZE - Replied Dec 20, 2004

    damn im all about waiting for the closet wear and tear to arrive. i put shit in there for like half a year then finally end up wearing it like every 2nd day that week! maybe im just getting comfortable with thhe idea of something new haha i dont know. but then i also get stuff that i rock straight outta the store and thats always nice.
     
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    InnerCityRebel - Replied Dec 20, 2004

    i have 14 pairs of shoes and i rotate which ones i wear.It really just depend on if they go with the clothes i am wearing.So it takes me at least 2 years to wear out a pair of shoes...
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Dec 20, 2004

    when i moved back to australia from dublin i almost cried at the excess amount of damn-near new clothing/shoes i had to throw out. my collection is growing again. currently i'm sitting on about 12 pairs of shoes. i know exactly how you feel tesser
     
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    seeking - Replied Dec 21, 2004

    god, i have 5 pairs of shoes that i wear regularly, and everyone has a 'purpose'. i dont know what i would possibly do with 14 pairs of shoes.
     
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    rick flair - Replied Dec 21, 2004

    i envy you dude.... i got a shit load and i only wear like 2 pair regularly....

    but when i do crack one of the other pairs out.... people do jock!!
     
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    sneaker ruined my life!
     
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    seeking - Replied Dec 21, 2004

    ha.
    it probably helps that i dont wear anything too 'fashionable' or with logos or colors or anything. if i did, i could see how it might get out of hand. i just dont have the dedication it takes to floss like that.
     
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    wiseguy - Replied Dec 22, 2004

    i have workshoes and hiking boots, other than that i have one pair of sneakers that i wear out.
     
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    MANOWAR - Replied Dec 22, 2004

    3 pairs of shoes, 2 holes and 5 pairs of laces. And i still floss hard.
     
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    MESTHREE - Replied Dec 22, 2004

    hah tesser you think you got it bad? I have shoes reaching as far back as from when I was 14...filas & ewings and they are still in good condition. I can't get rid of them.

    I have maybe arround 23 - 25 pairs of shoes which is completely excessive. I only wear about 5 regularly and the rest are either too fancy or are only brought out for speacial occasions.

    I rationalize my shoe problem by telling myself that it is a collection.
     
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    seeking - Replied Dec 22, 2004

    i use that same 'collection' excuse with porn.
    you're familiar with porn, yes?



    seeking/everyone sucks (but me)
     
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    MESTHREE - Replied Dec 22, 2004

    porn?
     
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