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Old 08-07-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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She is probably homeless.
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If she is wearing the same outfit then that might be all she has.
Depending on the area, that's due to drug abuse. Even the homeless have access to new clothes through outreach programs. Too much drugs or untreated mental health issues they either don't bother getting the new free clothes or forget to put them on.

You can't tell whether someone is homeless by the way they are dressed. Services provide clothes, showers etc...
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:58 AM
 
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Depending on the area, that's due to drug abuse. Even the homeless have access to new clothes through outreach programs. Too much drugs or untreated mental health issues they either don't bother getting the new free clothes or forget to put them on.

You can't tell whether someone is homeless by the way they are dressed. Services provide clothes, showers etc...
I've been homeless before and never got any of those services. A lot of times those places can only do so much for so many. Funds and contributions are low, expectations high, sometimes even proof that you're needy is required. There's rich and well off people who will dress poorly so as to get free stuff just so they won't have to spend their own money.

Now I'm sure in big cities it's different but in small towns there's a limit to what people can and will do
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: PNW
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I'm not really fashion police, I like to wear comfortable things (mostly jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops).

But last week I saw a young woman in her 20s in our local supermarket. Wearing a faded, holey black t-shirt, some sort of pajama pants (totally worn out and falling off her) and a pair of totally trashed ballet flats.

Not only that it looked very tacky, it obviously wasn't exactly comfortable. She had to pull up her pants every few steps and was struggling keeping her broken shoes on her feet.

Saw her a few times now and she always wore the same "outfit" ...

Why do people dress like that? I can't understand it ...
It's possible that she was mentally ill or possibly a druggie or street urchin.

No poor person has to dress that way. Not with all the used clothing stores, cheap stores, and social services where clothes can be obtained, although I'm sure some of it depends on where one lives. I have a friend who is homeless (by his own choice) and he always looks very clean and his clothes are not ripped.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Do you really think so? Clothes are cheap nowadays. I know cause I'm quite frugal when it comes to clothes. Last pair of jeans I bought was 2.99 second hand ...
She could be homeless or close to it.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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This is called the new Kanye West Clothing Style, look it up..
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I'm not really fashion police, I like to wear comfortable things (mostly jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops).

But last week I saw a young woman in her 20s in our local supermarket. Wearing a faded, holey black t-shirt, some sort of pajama pants (totally worn out and falling off her) and a pair of totally trashed ballet flats.

Not only that it looked very tacky, it obviously wasn't exactly comfortable. She had to pull up her pants every few steps and was struggling keeping her broken shoes on her feet.

Saw her a few times now and she always wore the same "outfit" ...

Why do people dress like that? I can't understand it ...
Maybe she doesn't have any other clothes .May be she is poor, living in an abusing home. Who knows.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Lol...i replied before reading the thread. And everybody says the same thing and here I come leaving my own original answer.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Lol...i replied before reading the thread. And everybody says the same thing and here I come leaving my own original answer.
Happens all the time.

People sometimes get irritated if you don't read the whole thread before you post, but, man, I spend too much time here as it is. Sometimes they're just too long.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:06 PM
 
Location: san gabriel valley
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She probably doesn't have the money to dress nice..don't be so quick to judge
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:29 AM
 
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Wow, didn't imagine to get so many replies.

Just wanted to clarify: I don't judge. About a year ago I had a very minimal wardrobe myself. Wore flip-flops in winter, and so on. It was not because I couldn't afford something, I was just experimenting with a minimal lifestyle. Now I have more stuff again, but not much. As said, normally I just wear t-shirt and jeans (all second hand), flip-flops or cheap canvas shoes.

Also, I don't care if people wear pj pants for grocery shopping. Why not? In university I even saw people coming to lectures like that. Wearing slippers. I wouldn't do that but I like it when people don't "conform" to what is considered "normal".

I was just puzzled cause her clothes are not only worn out but totally unpractical (the pants and shoes). If I would be in her situation I would at least get some cord or elastics to keep the pants up and try to repair my shoes somehow (with tape or whatever).

By the way: she didn't make the impression to be under influence (some people assumed drug abuse) and except for the clothes she looked quite neat.

I just couldn't image that someone couldn't afford even a cheap pair of pants and some cheap shoes or flip-flops. But perhaps I'm wrong.



That's really sad, but I don't really know what to do about it. Would like to help her somehow, but I also don't want to embarrass her.
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