From the Charles Gray Dept.:
I think my greatest accomplishment of 2011 – certainly the one Thoreau would most approve of – is not purchasing a single article of clothing – no coats, no hats, no gloves, no shirts, no underwear, no socks, no shoes, no belts, nothing. ”Beware any enterprise that requires new clothes.” Honesty requires me to admit that someone gave me a (used) t-shirt and someone else gave me a (used) scarf, which last I seem to have lost. I’ve never purchased many clothes – I really don’t even know where a lot of my clothes have come from, they just seem to be in my life by no agency of my own – but I doubt I’ve gone through a year where I was the cause of no activity in the textile industry. I did plan on buying a pair of shoes, but not finding any I liked I forewent the footwear and found that I could get another year out of the ones I had.