Thrifty Thread Advice… From Spencer?!
In my last post I talked about my fall wardrobe, but I think you will learn more from Spencer on this one.
When I first met Spencer I thought he was pretty high-maintenence. He wears a lot of khakis and polos from brands like Abercrombie, AE, and Hollister… and he NEVER buys used. How could someone spend so much on clothing?
As I got to seeing him more often I noticed he repeated his clothing pretty frequently. In fact, he wore about seven different shirts and five pairs of pants. As the years wore by he did very little to replace his clothes unless they were truly worn out.
Spencer recently went on a clothes trip and bought several shirts and shorts from expensive brands. He got good sales and spent less than $200. This the first time he spent much money on clothing in two years… excepting a t-shirt here and there.
Have I spent $200 on clothing in the last two years? Much more!
Although I buy most of my clothes used I buy a lot of them. I rotate my wardrobe out frequently. Sometimes I buy something because it is an expensive brand but never get around to tailoring it. Other times I buy something because I think it’s vintage-awesome, but it is not practical for my life.
And there is always that clog addiction…
Spencer is teaching me a lot about how people can be frugal without fitting the tightwad mold. I used to think used clothing was the only way to go but now I see Spencer has a much better strategy. He is always dressed well and looks quite handsome :).
Now, imagine if I had Spencer’s habit of wearing clothes until they are truly worn, and kept my habit of buying used. I would not have to buy new clothing for the rest of my life!
That kid is so much cooler than I give him credit for.