I got my eighth wearing for the month of April and a new record month in the books!
I found a few places to go. There’s always a place to go. But there were some errands to run. So I wore my charcoal medium altered AA disco pants with a gray turtleneck, a longer puffer jacket and white Converse high tops.
The weather was ideal for disco pants today temperature-wise. It was in the forties. Other than that it was a pretty rainy day and I did get my spandex jeans a bit wet from the precipitation. But I’ll take dozens of these days over the really hot and humid weather of the deep summer.
So going forward what are my goals? Of course I want to make May another record month. And I almost feel compelled to do so. May is really the last month that I can pair some jackets with spandex disco pants. June is not usually or consistently a jacket month. Thus, if I don’t work towards setting a record for number of wearings in May I probably won’t do so until September or October. Sure I can try to battle the heat and my own insecurities during summer weather and go for the gold. But I think that is more unlikely. I don’t want to force myself to be even hotter when it’s already hot outside. I do try to wear lighter and thinner clothing in summer so it’s unrealistic to think I would set any records during those months. Of course, no one knows how the summer will be, nor does anyone know how the month of May will turn out. But I will try to start May off on a strong note.
I’m really into numbers and statistics but I want to emphasize that it’s not that important to me to try making each subsequent month better than the last in terms of disco pant wearings. It’s not just numbers for the sake of numbers. Rather, a lot of wearings shows that I am making good use of what I have. I’ve never cared for having stuff just for the sake of having it. Collecting stamps and coins is great and there’s nothing you can really do with them but look at them. And that can provide for wonderful enjoyment. But in the case of an article of clothing you can not only look at it but, more importantly, wear it! (Provided of course that it is in wearable condition). For me that is the greatest thing about disco pants—wearing them. So keeping track of my wearings and examining the numbers tells me that I am either utilizing them well or just hoarding them. I’ll never understand sneaker collectors, for example, that have hundreds and hundreds of brand new sneakers but never wear them. They’re just for having and looking at! I don’t have a gripe with buying multiple pairs of sneakers you really like and wearing one of them. I used to do that myself. In fact I even have some brand new, extra pairs of Converse and those plain canvas women’s sneakers I bought a few years ago. They’re meant to replace any that get too worn out or unwearable. But you have to wear one of them!
So that’s what it’s all about for me. I’ve got to make sure I am wearing these pants at least on a regular basis. Otherwise, what’s the point?
I guess it could be argued that I have a lot of other colors that I don’t or have not worn out in public yet and I’m not making good use of them. That is something I have to work on but at least I do use them for photo shoots.
So wear clothing that’s fun! That is what it comes down to. The only thing worse than a job-related dress code is one that we impose on ourselves in our free time based on what society at large thinks we should wear.