But it turns out that if you don't feel like you're saving towards something, you tend to forget what you want and then randomly spend money on something else impulsively, only remembering what you really wanted later on when there's no money left. I usually end up with some pointless new shirt, whereas what I really needed was some blue trousers that would go well in several complete outfits and, thus, would ultimately be more satisfying.
I mean obviously new clothes are new clothes, but this is about variety, a Mod characteristic that reigns supreme above all others.
Ok without wanting to sound sexist, this is all sounding very feminine, so let's get to the threads.
1. Black suit trousers from Adaptor (£60)
These feel and look better quality than most sta-prest trousers (which I have gone off in a big way since I realised all of my black ones had gone shiny). Not cheap, but then to look the best you need to buy the best.
2. Chelsea boots from IKON (£60)
Classics in every sense and I'm a strong advocate of their drama-free practicality. No laces, no tassles, no fuss. Mine are a bit small for my feet at the moment so it's time for a new pair.
3. Navy suit from Adaptor (£220)
Adaptor do some high quality suits for a low price. I have a black mohair version for work, but for variation I'd like a second. Assuming I can eventually afford it obviously. This will probably have to be more of a long-term aspiration.