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Featured Does anyone wear the same clothes over and over?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Kalinychta, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. LateBloomer

    LateBloomer New Member

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    Old , worn out T-shirts ( tags removed ) are my fave . I've had some of them for 20 years . Jeans in cold weather an Khaki shorts in warm . No exceptions , just ask my children :sunglasses:
     
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    :sunflower:Happy Birthday, Late Bloomer! :tulip:
     
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  3. stringer

    stringer Active Member

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    I also have a very limited wardrobe of clothes that I wear for years, until they are falling apart. Once they have become too ragged even for me to wear in public, I reassign them as house clothes only, and then for DIY jobs around the house or garden. Some eventually become car repair clothes. I've never taken any old clothes to a charity shop because by the time I have finished with them, the shop wouldn't even consider them, I suspect.
     
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  4. Kalinychta

    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if this is actually the result of executive dysfunction?
     
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    I think of it as compensation for executive dysfunction but not executive dysfunction in the act itself.
     
  6. stringer

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    I suppose what one person calls dysfunctional behaviour, another may call functional. To me, it makes perfect sense to maximise the utility one gets from clothes, or any other purchases, and keep using them for as long as possible. From that standpoint, discarding perfectly usable clothing and buying new ones because they are considered to be the latest in fashion, looks pretty dysfunctional!
     
  7. LateBloomer

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    I am uncomfortable with thinking about dressing in such a way as to impress or in some way influence the way in which other people perceive me . It's probably not to my advantage to be this way but I struggle with it and I don't know if it's an executive function thing or about low self esteem .
     
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    yep, all the time. i do have a closet full of clothes but i just like wearing the same of my extra comfy t-shirts and sweatshorts, sweatpants and camo shorts. i really don't like tight clothes or jeans (i have 2 pairs that i don't mind wearing around the winter but most of my pairs are never worn). that's kind of the reason why i hate the winter sometimes. i actually have some pairs of some sweatshorts that i own multiples of and once in a while someone will probably think that i don't change. if i find something extra comfy then i'll definitely try to get multiple pairs. i may be picky with lots of things in life but i know what i like.
     
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    Once I find a particular item of clothing that I feel comfortable wearing, and that fits well, I usually buy multiples of them.
     
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    I dated someone with a different sort of autism experience than me. He had a wardrobe of the same shirt and pants, even socks and underwear. Multiple pairs, mind you - but all exactly the same style and brands. In the winter he had one single hoodie and one single jacket. One single hat. One set of gloves. I joked with him that he dressed like a cartoon character (since they always wear the same clothes unless there's some gag involving clothing) which he found extremely funny and accurate. Unfortunately he would wear them until there were holes between the legs/crotch big enough to put your hand through (this is not an exaggeration) and did not clean them often. Brilliant guy, adored him.