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    Hidden cost of weightloss...

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    None of my clothes are fitting right now, and I'm pissed. No, seriously.

    My two new suits are now loose. They represent a $2k investment. My Chip and Pepper jeans, baggy and make me look like a hobo. My OR Parka and winter vests, all loose. My Arcteryx jacket, loose and baggy. FML.

    I'm digging losing the weight, but man, I didn't think the budgetary impact through.

    Yeah, I'm bitching about something good. Sue me. Or add your lamentations and vent it out.
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    Two thousand dollars on clothing... Have you learned your lesson?
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    Get those suits tailored! I have invested in belts.

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    Hope you have a good tailor around! It is very easy to have something taken down to your new size... not so much the other way around!
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    I hauled a couple garbage bags worth of clothes to the Salvation Army last year. My wardrobe is pretty damn small these days. I'm glad I've never owned a suit, man. 2 grand?!

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    Ya'll, $2k is nothing for some suits! Those things are expensive :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bane View Post
    I hauled a couple garbage bags worth of clothes to the Salvation Army last year. My wardrobe is pretty damn small these days. I'm glad I've never owned a suit, man. 2 grand?!
    In the man's defence... depending on the industry or business he is in, a very high quality (~$1000 +) suit would be required to "fit in" and be taken as credible. Anyone who has been made fun of for being fat (me included) realizes that appearances are important. If you agree with that or not... is maybe not as important as recognizing that it matters.

    OP, I feel for you, hopefully you can take those suits in!

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    I'm pretty sure I can, but really, $2k for two suits isn't much. To give you an idea, it's like buying a pair of Lucky Brand jeans after upgrading from Levi or Lee. It's not high end, it's not the housebrand, but it's beginning of the middle of the road.

    Alex, I have, my next suit is going to be once I hit my target and it's going to be a fully custom deal, probably could buy a used car with what I'm going to spend on that. In my industry you are either a startup founder in socks, sandals and shorts, a suit on the biz dev side (me) or one of the unwashed, unkempt developers. Back when I was a designer I was able to do my clothing shopping at PAX and E3 for free.

    Tailors can do magic, but damn, the cost in clothes is ridiculous. Bane - I've been making a LOT of donations. I spent a little bit checking my winter jackets yesterday. I think it's actually a total loss. Small wardrobe is the way to go until you hit what you want.
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    If you can't get them tailored, you could try to sell your suits to a consignment shop and mitigate some of the cost of new suits.

    Also, yeah, what a problem to have! Congratulations!

    Just remember, long term, about the cost savings on not being hooked up to a dialysis machine or having a quadruple bypass. That ought to make a new outfit a little more of a celebration and less of an obligation.

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    You are preaching to the choir buddy. 2 suits, a sport coat, 2 really nice pairs of slacks, leather jacket, belts, shirts, pants, jeans. I am on my 3rd set of everything and I think I am about to sink another pant size. In the past 2 years I have spent a ton on clothes but have kept it to the bare minimum so I wouldn't be throwing money away. Goodwill loves to see me coming.

    I keep telling my wife that the time to buy another suit is coming but she still wants me to hold off. I really need to bite the bullet and get something off the rack just so I have something.

    Enjoy it Dave and carlh is right in the long run you are ahead thousands of dollars.
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