Sunday, November 28, 2004

36 pair of jeans

Who needs 36 pair of jeans?

What kind of weak-willed shopper would keep buying jeans until there were two shelf-to-ceiling stacks of them in his closet and another stack on the floor next to his closet because there was no more room for them in his closet?

What kind of ineffective penny-pincher would keep buying jeans he didn't really like because they were on sale for under $20 instead of just shelling out $60 or $70 for a couple pair he really did like?

What misguided fashionista would own 36 pair of jeans—which amounts to more than one pair a day for a month—but just keep wearing the same three pair in rotation?

My name's Jake, and I'm a jeanoholic.

(By the time 3:30 rolls around today, though, I'll be down to 24 pair—I spent the morning identifying 12 of the I-never-wear jeans as I-really-really-really-will-never-wear jeans, and they're currently in a giant bag to drop off at the Brown Elephant before my 3:30 rehearsal. That's a 33% reduction in inventory, and I still can't close my closet door. But it's a step in the right direction. A baby step, but a step nonetheless.)

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Well, the first step is admitting you have a problem, and as addictions go, there are worse ones to have....

Will said...

"My name's Jake, and I'm a jeanoholic."

Hello, Jake!

My problem is vests--all kinds, but mostly interesting ones made of ethnic fabrics, tapestry or leather or cut in new and different ways or older styles from different periods. I wear them instead of suit jackets to theater, concerts and opera. They've become my trademark. I'm up over four dozen now and have no intention of giving up a single one!