Remedies for "compulsive coppers," and the debut of N.O. C.A.P. Mindset
“It’s simple zero-sum math that owning more jawns = having fewer opportunities to flex on these hoes (in the enlightened gender-neutral sense) in each of them. “ this is such a sick line. Loved this one, appreciate all the knowledge you bless us with.
I like to tie purchases to specific, anticipated, (few and far between) good occasions. That way if I am acquiring something new I have a memory link for its arrival in my wardrobe. It’s not that I need something new for every occasion but those fetes deemed worthy of a beautiful new vestment always have a little more sparkle in my memory, as do their accompanying procurements in my wardrobe and my copping becomes not about the acquisition or their effect on others or what they say about me but instead about the shared experience when I wore it. Because you’re right, unless you’re careful the things you own can end up owning you — even that desire to own can. Great read, BBSP
Reading Spyplane has really changed my life, true talk. This one really spoke to me though. I'd already realised that I was unintentionally becoming a jawnz collector. I love Junya but his reworking of similar themes feeds this - whilst it is satisfying to see different iterations of the classic blazer / Levis trucker jacket / pathcwork / etc next top each other on my clothes rail, it started to become more difficult to put an actual fit together due to too much choice. I've already started thinning out the collection and my ultimate aim is to go down to a capsule wardrobe and wear the sh*t out of each piece so that they patina and become more unique to me. Thanks Spyplane!!
Great piece and a problem I think we all struggle with. When I decided to cut booze out of my life entirely (a not dissimilar challenge), I leaned hard on taking up hobbies that didn't a demand a lot financially or otherwise but paid out huge on dopamine release, namely running in the morning and baking the odd loaf of minimal effort, non-fussy bread.
Definitely think you have a strong point of letting clothes get to the point where they look lived in and not fresh off the rack.
I enjoy Andrew Matson's "fantasy fit" series on the Finals blog for this.
Find it, love it, post it - instead of buying it
A great post. One more trick I accidentally discovered that is maybe whack but it 100% works: saving photos of cool stuff somewhere instead of compulsively buying it. Pinterest/are.na is good for that, makes you feel like you’re collecting.