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.