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Where do you draw the line?

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

  1. 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.
     
  2. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    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"
     
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    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.
     
  4. WRECKONIZE

    WRECKONIZE Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 15, 2003 Messages: 1,282 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  5. InnerCityRebel

    InnerCityRebel Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 19, 2002 Messages: 8,297 Likes Received: 117
    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...
     
  6. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    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
     
  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    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.
     
  8. rick flair

    rick flair Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jun 18, 2003 Messages: 1,381 Likes Received: 1
    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!!
     
  9. rick flair

    rick flair Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jun 18, 2003 Messages: 1,381 Likes Received: 1
    sneaker ruined my life!
     
  10. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    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.
     
  11. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    i have workshoes and hiking boots, other than that i have one pair of sneakers that i wear out.
     
  12. MANOWAR

    MANOWAR Member

    Joined: Jun 18, 2004 Messages: 307 Likes Received: 0
    3 pairs of shoes, 2 holes and 5 pairs of laces. And i still floss hard.
     
  13. MESTHREE

    MESTHREE Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 2,902 Likes Received: 35
    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.
     
  14. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    i use that same 'collection' excuse with porn.
    you're familiar with porn, yes?



    seeking/everyone sucks (but me)
     
  15. MESTHREE

    MESTHREE Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 2,902 Likes Received: 35
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