I think I’ve mentioned before that Tim is underweight. If not, well… Tim is underweight.
It’s a long story, but the point is that most of his pants don’t fit. He uses the frugal solution — a belt — but it’s kind of ridiculous at this point. He has exactly four pairs of pants (all shorts) that actually fit.
That wouldn’t be so bad but a) we’re coming up on cooler weather (good god let us be coming up on cooler weather!) and b) he can’t wear anything more than once before it goes into the laundry. Even jeans.
As it happens, we haven’t been able to schedule a trip to the outlet mall in Tempe until this weekend. Which means we hit Labor Day sales.
Tim’s go-to store for — well, anything actually — is Mark Ecko. So that was our first stop. We walked out with 4 pairs of shorts and 6 pairs of jeans for $163 after tax.
Nearly all the jeans in the store were $15.99. Really can’t argue with that!
Unfortunately, we also both needed shoes. Skechers have been good to us in the past — very durable, nice looking, etc — and they were having a Buy One, Get One 50% off deal. Even so, two pairs ended up at $90 after tax.
To recap: 10 pairs of jeans, $163; two pairs of shoes, $90. Ugh.
But you don’t skimp on shoes or bad things happen. (Especially when you appear to have early onset arthritis, like Tim.)
And we still left with, as I may have mentioned, 10 pairs of jeans and two pairs of shoes for just over $250. So I’m counting this as a win.
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