Yeah, I read it, and although the information presented was fascinating, I couldn't help but feel absolutely NO connection with the author at all. Bragging that he "only" spent $145 for a pair of stupid jeans? I get most if not all of my clohes at thrift stores. My last pair of jeans cost me less than $5. My shoes cost less than $10. That same thrift store had the proper shirts, pants, shoes and jackets to enable me to build two nice, classy tuxedos (for when I photograph weddings) all for under $20. I even bought a vintage tuxedo made in 1895 off Ebay for about $15, and it actually fits me. I'm proud of being frugal.
Sorry, but as a man who has lived in poverty for most of my life, I've become very good at stretching a buck. I buy food that's usually on sale or discontinued, with a few exceptions. I buy most of my DVD's when they go on sale at Target at $10 down from $24.95, or in the $5 bin at WalMart
Yeah, I know there are plenty of people who will sniff disdainfully and brag, "I only buy NEW clothes. I wouldn't wear (or own) something used!" Well bully for them. The burgeous elite has always been a mainstay in the Gay community, but it's one of the areas where I and my Gay brothers are at polar opposites. Even if I get rich someday, I'll still haunt those thrift stores, garage sales, and Target.