wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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If clothes make the man, they're doing a pretty lousy job.

I ordered three shirts and three pairs of pants today, since two of my work shirts are really thereadbare and raggy looking and one of them is wearable but shoddy looking thanks to a blown-out button in the front. So in about ten days I should have a new short-sleeved black shirt and a couple of zip-front guayaberas, along with some slacks and a pair of "cell phone pants", not to be confused with the "industrial cargo pants" I was also considering. The pants will be replacing the fairly worthless gray work pants I bought at Casual Male back in December, since those are starting to wear out in the wallet pocket already. (The black Harbor Bay jeans already blew out the pocket months ago, to say nothing of needing the fly button replaced after a mere two months. Cheap bastards.)

This is one of the things I really hate about being as fat as I am. It's pretty much impossible to just go out and get clothes that fit decently and last any amount of time without getting severely assraped or confining yourself to work clothes - which I have nothing against, mind you, but it's not real easy to find those at a reasonable price either. Casual Male has everything in my size, true, but the quality of their Harbor Bay store brand is just atrocious, especially considering that I'm laying out $50 for a pair of pants. Maybe if I hadn't developed the bad habit of wearing the same pants for a week at a time they'd last longer, but I haven't. Dickies and Levis endure that kind of treatment, why doesn't HB, considering it costs twice as much as Dickies? So in a few days I get to find out if Haband's quality has gone downhill in the decade since I last bought anything from them. Hopefully not.

In the meantime, entertain yourself with these videos of a guy eating monkey chow for a week. (Via Instapundit.) I think I'm going to go eat a buttload of salad.
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