I have written about this before ... back when I was in college I was the quintessential button down Ronald Reagan Alex P Keaton conservative Republican. And I was Todd E Miller. A good friend of mine keeps saying that one of these days they are going to call and make me return my Alex P Keaton necktie. He may be right. Or he may be crazy. (In his case, he may be both actually.)
Anyway, when I was in college most of the guys wore tennis shoes, sweatpants, and t- shirts or sweatshirts to class. I didn't own any sweats. I wore Topsiders (does anyone even know what I mean by that?), Levi's, and a button down shirt. Every day.
I prided myself on going to sales at Lazarus (now Macy's) to buy my clothes. I never bought clothes that weren't on sale and I am guessing all in all that I spent less on clothes than did the guys wearing sweats.
I pretty much do that same thing today as far as seeking out bargains. In the past few days I have bought four shirts and a pair of swim trunks for a grand total of ... $37.
Not much has changed ... except one thing.
Now I truly worry that the clothes I buy are being produced by slave labor.
There goes my Alex P Keaton tie...