I never considered myself much of a clothes horse. In fact, I waffled for a few weeks: do I just give up, like most people and dress down – like I’m at the cabin or bumming around on Saturday errands; or, do I strike a blow for decency and professional attire, and actually buy some more nice dress slacks, a nice dress shirt and tie or two – and how about shoes while I’m at it. The question was answered yesterday when I dropped a cool few hundred at Men’s Wearhouse.
I always get a sick feeling in my stomach when I spend money like that – though I probably shouldn’t since the last time I did it was 2002. Come to think of I haven’t purchased a sport coat or suit in this century – or this millennia to make it seem more dramatic. But I’ve got a new job – one where I meet people outside my department on a regular basis, and will sometimes even travel and meet (gasp!) customers. So it’s time to spiff-up. Can’t wait to get my cool new pants back from alterations (not to mention all my old ones being taken in and up – losing weight and growing older – really make you change shape.)