- Aug 4, 2007
a) Looking at shoes is easier than looking at suits. I used to have a really hard time relaxing enough to look at shoes, but suits is a whole step and a half above that. In the two shoe shops I went into I didn't have a very hard time aside from realising I don't actually know what I need to be looking for to get something that would go with this hypothetical suit.
b) As time went on, I was able to get a bit further out of my head and into looking at stuff. I spent about an hour across maybe 8 different shops - that post was 45 minutes into it but it did get a bit better after that. The first was crazy difficult even though it was just a skate shoes/clothes store (not what I needed to get but I needed to start somewhere), but by the end of it I actually touch-looked (like the type of looking where you pull something out to get a better look at it) at a blazer even though it wasn't something I'd get for the party and there wasn't a proper 'suit section' of that store so it wasn't as hard.
c) I found one store that was a little bit bigger than the others and less intimidating where it might someday be easier to get something off the rack and try it on.
d) Some of the mens clothing stores had only women working there. Which theoretically shouldn't be as intimidating.
But I don't know how I'm going to get from here to trying-on-suit-items-and-buying-one-and-then-probably-getting-pant-hems-and-sleeves-tailored-so-they-don't-look-silly within 4 weekends (one of which is unavailable because my parents will be here).
Psych recommended keeping my parents out of it because it's none of their business, but I really think I'm going to need some shopping help if I want to get it done in time for the party.