cost benefit

recently, i was lamenting the shape of my current hooded sweatshirt with a coworker. i confessed that i had let it get tattered to the point where it was no longer suitable for “business casual” office wear. i explained to him that i had a strange desire to support a certain usa-based clothing company even tho their hoodies are near $40 and they don’t last a year. i keep buying them, wearing them out, frustrating myself, and breaking down to buy another one.

because, i do enjoy myself a brand new hoodie.


unfortunately, with daily use, these billion-dollar-hoodies don’t hold up. they end up wearing out in the elbow and make me look homeless.


now, every time i see an isthmus


i know the belt or scarf they’re trying to sell me won’t last further than i can throw it.