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Old 08-07-2016, 01:26 AM
 
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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 ...
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:34 AM
 
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Perhaps that is all she has so that is her only choice.
There are any number of reasons why humans do what they do.
I pay attention to my own closet and grocery cart.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:01 AM
 
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Those are called poor people
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:47 AM
 
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Perhaps that is all she has so that is her only choice.
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 ...
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:58 AM
 
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Perhaps she is on a limited budget and chose to pay her bills and buy food instead of clothes
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:04 AM
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If she is wearing the same outfit then that might be all she has.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:10 AM
 
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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 ...
If one has no money $2.99 might as well be a million dollars.
Without knowing specifics about this person and their situation one cannot assume anything.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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Those are called poor people
That was my thought, but some youngens don't care and wear crapy clothes to give the,"I'm confident I don't need name brand to be beautiful".
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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mental illness comes to mind as well.
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:05 AM
 
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Yes, to some an extra $2.99 might as well be $100. Plus, perhaps there is no thrift store in walking or bus distance. Perhaps she has no money for the bus. In the thrift store around here, you can barely get a t-shirt for $2.99. Jeans are closer to $8-$10.

Unless she does have some mental illness, I doubt she wants to wear clothes with holes that she has to keep pulling at to keep herself covered. That goes beyond the comfort-only culture of dressing in PJs etc.

It always amazes me a bit to come across people who do not understand poverty and how for quite a lot of people, there just isn't an extra $5.00 in the budget.
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