The blogger’s new clothes: a self-reminder

Two years ago, it was all about headphones and vintage video games. A year ago, it was about soap. Recently, it has been all about clothes.

I find that I’m still quite an impulsive person driven by compulsive behavior at times. Despite this, however, I am seeing an improving trend. I am shifting towards items that offer more use to me in my day-to-day activities: whereas vintage video games and vintage soap aren’t very useful in the circadian rhythms of man, a well-chosen and fashionable wardrobe is quite important and beneficial to most people. I do agree that there is some truth in the aphorism, ‘Clothes make the man,’ because I frankly see it in myself as well. Two years ago I was content to wear shirts and pants that were one or two sizes too big. But when I made the effort to dress sharply, I also found myself to have increasing confidence. When one is in command with what he desires to wear, one tends to feel more confident: he has chosen that specific shirt for his wardrobe, and he is wearing that shirt precisely because he is comfortable with it.

I have purchased shirts left and right for the past three months; it has taken a toll on my savings. Unlike my previous obsessions, however, my pursuit of well-made shirts has an advantage: I actually use the shirts daily. While it is, of course, no excuse to purchase them profligately, as I have done, I find myself being drawn to the variegated choices of the tees that are all around me. I’m quite partial toward Adidas tees, however.

I’m writing this post because I want to stop myself from purchasing more shirts: I think what I have right now is enough. Since my Internet connection has finally returned, I am telling myself that there are tons of anime to watch. Aside from the newly released UN-GO and Last Exile 2, I’m sure there are still more hidden gems lurking around. That way, I can enjoy myself and still save the money I have used up these past few months.

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7 Responses to “The blogger’s new clothes: a self-reminder”

  1. Angelus Says:

    Shirts? I get them at Walmart whenever I visit the US 🙂

    As for hidden gems, I can’t see all that many this season. C3 hasn’t quite settled into its stride yet (or maybe it never will), and Mirai Nikki hasn’t really hit it off as I’d hoped it would. Try Chihayafuru – it’s early days yet, but it’s shaping up very nicely so far.

  2. Michael Says:

    Currently downloading Chihayafuru. I’m sure I promised you I would watch Madoka, and I haven’t forgotten that. It’s just that I haven’t watched much anime lately, but I’ll do that within the year. I promise.

  3. Angelus Says:

    How could I have forgotten about Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam? I’ve just managed to watch the first episode and it’s almost like I’ve woken up after being asleep for 8 years – which considering how it opens with some aerial somnambulism seems quite appropriate! I don’t know if they can sustain the pace and the quality, but if you’ve seen the original Last Exile or even if you haven’t and you like Range Murata’s design work then I would thoroughly recommend giving it a try.

  4. Michael Says:

    I’ve been waiting for the subs to come out ever since I saw it on Animax last Saturday. I couldn’t understand Bahasa Indonesian, so I kept on checking for its subs. That’s a series I will most definitely follow for this season.

  5. Ryan A Says:

    Fashion, style, and yes. I went into my tailor to purchase a wool jacket, and the first thing I asked was, “how well would this hold up if I were to accidentally fall from a moving vehicle?” I like durable clothing, I like utility clothing, but also stylish clothing; I think Bond’s tuxedos were pretty much invincible (in theory). But you’re right.

    I’m not sure what brands are available to you, but Columbia, NorthFace, and LLBean all make pretty solid and stylish clothing for men, although they do cater more to sportswear. In any case, I like the idea of spending a little extra on something that is going to last more than a year, is comfortable, and looks good.

  6. Ryan A Says:

    …and I forgot to mention. Did you checkout Mawaru Penguindrum? I’d be interested to read your thoughts if it’s something that catches your attention.

  7. Michael Says:


    I agree with you. That’s why I’m trying to purchase original Adidas tees if ever I do have money. I like utility clothing that’s quite stylish as well. I like sportswear, too, because they fit this hot climate and they look good.

    Yes. I’m watching it right now. I’m still quite behind it, but I’ll catch up in due time. 🙂

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