I'm not a clothes horse in any way, I'm happy as a clam in shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops in summer; in winter, jeans, sneakers, long sleeve t-shirt, and a jacket or coat as applicable. Been that way most of my life, am happy with it. OK, so my loving, and lovely wife, works in the community college system in my state, and has to dress in "business attire", her pay is commensurate with that requirement, and she's happy to be this way. Which is just fine with me. Now, she has to attend fundraisers from time to time and wants to bring me along. I have told her that within reason, I would be happy to do so. There is one this coming week and I told her that I would attend, so this afternoon, we went shopping for "proper attire" for me to do so. Mind you, in earlier years, for various reasons, I have owned and worn suit & tie type outfits (very much against my will, mind you), so I'm not completely unfamiliar with this type of attire, I just choose NOT to wear it EVER at this point in my life, because I find it highly uncomfortable, and pretty silly. ...back to today... We go to a national chain "discount" suit retailer, walk in, and I begin to get fitted. At first, I am not paying much attention to things like...oh...prices...just gritting my teeth, and trying to put up with this silly piece of cloth on my body that has no real purpose (I'm not cold, I do NOT need a jacket or coat ). After a few of these are slid on and off my shoulders, I notice the price tag. Mind you, I'm not broke. I'm not cheap. This is a DISCOUNT shop. @#$^#%^& $250-300 for a JACKET?!?!?? That I will wear maybe once or twice in a YEAR'S time? **** that. I thanked the sales guy, and walked out. I have been profusely apologizing to my wife, but I refuse, ABSOLUTELY REFUSE, to spend what would have amounted to $500-600 for an set of clothes to wear one or two times in the next year. What the HELL is wrong with a society that nearly demands this type of "uniform" to be taken seriously????? I'm actually ANGRY about the cost. That is a pretty decent bass guitar, used. Or a new cab. Food for a family of 4 for a MONTH. A year's worth of gasoline for a reasonable vehicle. For a SUIT OF CLOTHES? If your job, your function, your wedding, or your funeral require me to wear more than a decent pair of jeans or khakis, and a nice shirt with collar, I'm already RSVP'ing that I will NOT attend, and you need to get over it.