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Old 11-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Inexpensive clothing for the FIRE's

In the event you are up late at night, wondering how you can dress in style on the budget of a FIRE'd person, here's a link you might enjoy! Paris designers be warned! Thrift store fashion is here!

Thrift Store Runway | Million Dollar Looks. Fifty Dollar Budgets.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Yeah the clothing budget goes way down in retirement...

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Hey....I don't believe I gave my permission to use that 2nd pic! lol
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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My average clothing expenditures in the three years since retirement are under $190/year (under $16/month).

I haven't bought anything at a thrift store or used. I haven't even tried to be frugal. So, I really don't see the point. Honestly, I can afford that much.

It's not like when I was working, and would have to run out and buy formal business type clothing with no time to shop around for it, or clothing for other climates when told unexpectedly that I had to travel to a meeting in snow country. That was a PITA.
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I'm going to have to wait for their new category of "t-shirts, shorts, & rubbah slippahs"...
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I'm going to have to wait for their new category of "t-shirts, shorts, & rubbah slippahs"...
Right!!!

Sounds like exactly what I wear most days, except instead of rubbah slippahs I either go barefoot (indoors), or wear expensive $145/pair New Balance running shoes outside and at the gym.

That $190/year average for clothing expenditures over three years that I mentioned, included a pair of those running shoes. Otherwise, it would have been $142/year or under $12/month.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:27 AM   #7
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Gentlemen, coming soon to a discount store near you (don't all rush now!)...

Attention men: this is what you could be wearing in 2023
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Just more evidence there is no end to dumb things people will do. Good thing I've never dressed to the current fashion.
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Which one go's with a cowboy hat and kickin boots.
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I think MB nailed it.
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Wasn't this done in the 60's.... they look awful lot like twiggy

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I'm hoping for the "Bro-Wear" dispenser like they showed in Idiocracy. That works a lot better!
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No Trombone Al posts here? He should be our FIRE thrift store fashon consultant, some great finds in the past.
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I still remember T-Al's long thread about the zipper cover for his thrift store pants not lining up right and soliciting for suggestions to fix it. Now that was funny!
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Don't think the hemline on those men's dresses - messes for short - is quite long enough to cover the great set of clanking balls it would take to wear them.
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Don't think the hemline on those men's dresses - messes for short - is quite long enough to cover the great set of clanking balls it would take to wear them.
From the looks of the models, no spherical attachments were involved.
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From the looks of the models, no spherical attachments were involved.
But they are eunuch unique...
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The only question remaining is where will we get the men that are willing to dress like that.

It's actually kind of funny cause all through the years this kind of 'fashion' has been pushed to women to encourage new purchases of clothing each year. Retirement is sure nice as I don't give a hoot about this silliness any more.
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I know some guys who wear kilts, and I think it is pretty hot (looking).
But these are ridiculous, really.
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For those that chose not to click on the link, here's a preview...



I had to look...and so do you. I refuse to be the only one to go blind.
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