I attended a wedding this weekend, out of town. I thought I had prepared properly by trying on my clothes before leaving for the weekend, but I must have grabbed the wrong slacks at the last minute. Needless to say, I created an emergency for myself the day of the wedding.
Well, this was as good a time as any to get fitted for some new clothes to fit my current body shape. I knew from past experience that Men’s Wearhouse has nice clothes and could alter them in a hurry, but I’d leave feeling financially raped.
That’s pretty much how it worked out. It was an evening wedding; had it been a morning wedding, we never would have made it on time thanks to the expansion around my waist area and my poor planning and double-checking. So, how much did I spend in clothing? Read my monthly reports at the beginning of December to find out.
On the positive side, I did walk away with a nice suit that will work with clothes I already own (and that fit).
The next step is to fix my waistline. You can always alter clothes that are too big, but there’s nothing a tailor can do about pants that are too tight.
Updated February 10, 2011 and originally published November 21, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.