Author Topic: Do Most of Us take it Too Far?  (Read 11596 times)

little_brown_dog

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Re: Do Most of Us take it Too Far?
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2015, 11:07:19 AM »
In my opinion the only people who take it too far are those who start making silly decisions related to their other life goals because they have essentially become addicted to saving/making money. To me, these are the people who jeopardize happiness in other aspects of their life because they are addicted to their budgets. An example of this would be if a well-off, financially secure couple in their mid 30s continues to delay having a desperately wanted child just because they're afraid the expense will set their FIRE date back by a few years. To me thatís taking it too far. But choosing to ride around in a safe clunker, or wear hand-me-down clothes? Totally fine. Most mustachians are not so pressed for funds, or so painfully frugal as to be socially clueless, that they would wear obviously threadbare outfits to something important like an interview or work event.

Mustachianism is more about value for quality as opposed to finding the cheapest option available - so theoretically you can be a mustachian and still own a couple of beautifully tailored designer suits or outfits if they last for years and make you feel great when you are in them. my husband has a couple of expensive, tailored outfits he wears to important meetings with funders. definitely worth the few hundred we spent on the designer jacket and tailoring the pants just so.

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Re: Do Most of Us take it Too Far?
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2015, 11:15:07 AM »
I often find that inexpensive clothing lines are poor quality, fit my relatively-in-shape body like a tent, or both. 
I have the same problem.  Broad shoulders/chest and narrow waist.
It does exist out there.

You can also look for athletic cut shirts. Hugo Boss dress shirts seem to have the most aggressive V taper. Bugatchi also has a nice taper.   

I don't think I've taken frugality too far IAW name brand clothing. I find discount clothes shopping pretty easy to accomplish, but I did have to calibrate the system in higher-end department stores. I went to Nordstroms and used a sales clerk to find out what sizes and brands fit best. Once calibrated, I use the knowledge to shop ebay. I'm sure Goodwill etc would work, but I find thrift stores confusing and overwhelming.