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    what happened to buying good quality 19.99 shirts for the lucky ones and if you weren’t lucky you would wear good ol’ hand-me-downs? My wife wants to use our anniversary gift money all to buy one new pocketbook with one tiny letter advertising to the world the brand name. It’s a changing world out there! The kids all need 6 new outfits for the Yomim Tovim, matching of course, and each costing the price of all our groceries for the month! What will become? When I grew up we were happy with the one new set of clothes for yom tov. The gashmius nowadays is extraneous!!!! It’s not normal! Is there anything to do about it?

    #1789112

    klugeryid
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    No

    #1789108

    Lightbrite
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    Shop second hand but in excellent condition?

    I find good brand name stuff on Poshmark dot com
    and EBay.

    #1789215

    Gadolhadorah
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    Many of us have found really great quality products (including kids’ clothing) at very reasonable prices at CostCo. Not for everyone but at a time of online shopping, I still like to “feel” certain items before purchasing. Avoid the temptation to pruchase 2 years worth of toilet paper (because its such a “great buy” and only sold in pallets of 640 rolls).

    #1789205

    Was the word “no” deleted from your dictionary?

    #1789274

    rational
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    You choose to live a materialistic life in a materialistic neighborhood with materialistic friends in the Land of Materialism. Your wife’s gorgeous human hair sheitel and your spiffy Shabbos hat are signs of spiritual bankruptcy and not closeness to God. Wake up, it’s not too late.

    #1789356

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Many of us have found really great quality products (including kids’ clothing) at very reasonable prices at CostCo.

    They actually have very decent dress shirts for less than $19.99.

    Avoid the temptation to pruchase 2 years worth of toilet paper (because its such a “great buy” and only sold in pallets of 640 rolls).

    Toilet paper doesn’t spoil

    #1790445

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    I haven’t seen a decent shirt under 30 in decades

    #1790478

    Sam Klein
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    Be a role model for your family of “Living with what you need and not what you want” and teach them how to hold themselves back from unnecessary things when money is sadly very tight-especially with the upcoming holiday season or upcoming family events that cost a lot of money.

    YOU be the leader and role model and start to live with the minimum and then you and your entire family will start to live with the fact of “OUR CUP IS HALF FULL not half empty” and we are bentched to be a very happy family with everything Hashem has given and continues to bench us with.

    Turn directly to Hashem for all your needs (from shidduchim to health to children etc….) you don’t need middlemen to help you get what you need. Don’t feel like you can be on such a level and have such a relationship with Hashem? Start today and make a daily learning Seder of sefer chovos Halevovos (duties of the heart) and build up your relationship of faith and trust in Hashem directly with Hashem.

    May Hashem help you in all your needs 24-7 and Grant you a year of health and happiness ahead.

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    klugeryid
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    Syag
    Don’t know where you are looking
    But
    Costco used to have an amazing quality shirt for $19
    I haven’t looked recently so I don’t know if it’s still available
    Charles trywhitt, (though I happen not to like their cut, many people love them, and the quality is very good) constantly runs sales for under 30$ just last week they were on sale for 28 or 29 I don’t remember.
    Lands end. Amazing shirts, Often has 50% off sales, comes out to below 30

    #1790502

    jdb
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    There are many great ways to buy shirts for $20-25. From online stores to Cosco, I rarely pay more than $25 for good quality, good design shirts.

    Another great way to live more simply is to live more simply, and among others that chose to live simply as well. It’s very difficult to move, but if you find that materialism in your local community is overwhelming, this may be a worthwhile option to consider.

    This was a major factor in our decision to make aliyah. Our kids don’t ask for the latest and greatest in fashion or tech, because the culture and community we chose to live in doesn’t talk much about fashion or technology. Most people in our neighborhood work hard for their parnassah, but life is just simpler than we had in the US. Simchas are simpler, cars are a bit older, clothing is usually a bit more tsanuah (in the traditional sense of modesty, not just necklines). Moving wasn’t easy, but it has in many ways defined us.

    Bhatzlacha in your journey.

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