Buying Clothes

Hey man, Have you ever noticed that we wear the exact same clothes Every day? We don’t… We don’t wear any clothes What if we’re both just a cartoon character, and that’s why our clothing’s the same? That’s impossible. Cartoon characters’ mouth’s move We just open our mouths and words start coming out. *GASPS* Hey guys, did you see my brand new Rolex? Heh heh! He-he Are ya jealous? Doesn’t your phone tell the time? Maybe he never noticed that his phone has a clock in it phffft No one buys a Rolex to tell the time I can’t even read this! People buy Rolexes to indirectly tell everyone how much money we can throw away on useless objects. James: Hey, look at what my watch can do Ring ring. Hello? You’ll never believe what Brian just bought. What’d he buy? A WATCH! REALLY?! Phffft What a nerd. Ohh, Brian. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t really care about my outward appearance. A lot of times in high school, we talked about having a healthy self image of ourselves, and teachers would say stuff like… Don’t listen to the people who call you ugly… You’re beautiful. And all I can think was… There’s people saying I’m ugly? For the most part, I haven’t really tried to even learn anything about fashion. Most of the time when I get dressed in the morning, I wear just whatever’s the cleanest. Like… I don’t even know my pants size because
Like… I don’t even know my pants size because I wear basketball shorts all the time. I think… I’m a medium. My parents taught me the value of hard work by making me pay for ALL my clothes. And I am 100% on board with that parenting technique. I think even the super, SUPER rich parents should still make their kids buy their own clothes… …because if you just buy your child anything they want, then they’re gonna turn into A-holes who just expect everything without having to work hard. Those are the types of kids who grow up to flex all their money on people, and who leave their basketball cards all over the cramped dorm. And also, buying your own clothes makes you think harder about what you’re going to spend your precious dollars on. You don’t wanna waste your money, so you have to pick clothes you REALLY like. Except my mom told me I couldn’t buy anything with skulls on them. She said they were… She said they were… “TOO EDGY” And you know what? Fair enough, mom. Looking back, I’m glad I skipped that emo edgy phase. But why didn’t you let me express my true self, mom?! Thank you for not letting me do that. In the 7th grade, I went through an… “I-Need-To-Look-Cool” phase. And one time, I saved up quite a bit of money, so me and my mom went on a shopping spree at Cole’s. #NotSponsored I was gonna impress everyone! I was gonna look so cool with my brand new two pairs of jeans! “I’ll get this normal blue pair, and then the same exact paiir just in case I spill ketchup on the first pair!” That’s another reason why I’m pro “Have-Your-Kids-Pay-For-Their-Own-Clothes”. So that way, they learn how expensive clothes shopping IS! Seriously, two pairs of jeans was 70 DOLLARS!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY POKEMON CARDS I COULD HAVE BOUGHT?!!! PROBABLY ENOUGH TO MAKE MY OWN PAIR OF POKEPANTS!!! And that’s when I learned about the magical land… …of Goodwill. At Goodwill, you could buy mediocre, questionably stained looking jeans for a fourth of the price of Cole’s. And since I had to buy all of my clothes, and I was unemployed, I was at Goodwill every other Saturday for that half-off deal. You’re at Goodwill, AND everything’s half-off! That’s like a DOUBLE SALE people! Here’s the thing. Typically, clothes stores have a certain style they specialize in. Tilly’s, you know you’re gonna get that hip, L.A. style clothes. At Old Navy, you know you’re gonna get that “White Boy, White Boy, Ohio” look. At H&M, you know you’re gonna get… …demonetized. But when you step inside your local GoodWill, you don’t know what you’re getting! You get every style of clothing, all in one place! I got my favorite T-Shirt from GoodWill! I even wore it to this panel at VidCon! (low mic volume)
You know, the panel where I didn’t even talk into the microphone, so you couldn’t hear half the words I said. AUGH!!! BUT JAMES, I DON’T WANNA WEAR CLOTHES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN WORN BY OTHER PEOPLE!!! THEY’RE GROSS!!! RGGH…COOTIES, AND HERPES… RGGH! Yeah, yeah, that’s true, that’s true. You don’t know who else has worn your clothing. But then again, you could be wearing something that was also worn by… …TheOdd1sOut. Yeah, that’s right! I donate my clothes to GoodWill! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle baby!! Why would someone make a pair of pants out of Pokemon cards? And give it AWAY??!!! I’m not saying “Don’t buy expensive clothing.” Buy whatever you wanna buy. Buy whatever you wanna buy. And…can afford. If there’s two shirts, one is 40 dollars and one is 5 dollars, and you really, REALLY like the 40 dollar shirt, and hate the 5 dollar one, you should get the 40 dollar shirt because you’ll end up wearing it more often! So you get more use out of it. In economics, there’s a term used to measure how much happiness a product will give you. And it’s called “Utils” Sometimes, buying more expensive things will give you more utils of happiness, so it’s worth it to buy expensive clothing. BUT, for me, I get way more utils buying a shirt that is for 5 dollars. You can not put a price on all the oodles and oodles of utils I get for wearing a shirt I like for 5 dollars! You could wear your Supremees, and your Abercrombos, or whatever all you want, I just don’t think it makes a lot of sense spending that much money on a white t-shirt with an ironed on logo. There’s no material in that shirt that makes it as expensive as it is. Oh, nevermind. What you’re really doing is paying for the name brand. So you might as well staple two 20 dollar bills to your shirt, and write in sharpie, “Look everyone, I got 40 dollars!” But again, if you like the design of a white shirt in a red rectangle, then you be happy wearing it. I’m not telling you what to wear. But I will tell you this. Don’t judge someone based on their clothing. That’s like the most shallow thing a person can do. Even if someone is wearing old “hand-me-downs”, or a really expensive name brand t-shirt, don’t treat people differently because of their clothing. There’s a certain YouTuber going around, I’m not gonna say any names… …but I will draw pictures, who’s teaching kids that their value as a person is correlated to the amount of money they spend on clothing. Don’t do that. Okay, “Real Talk” over now. SCHOOL UNIFORMS!!!! People who support school uniforms say that uniforms are better because then the students don’t have to think about what they’re gonna wear the next day, because everyone has to wear the same outfit, but like… I already don’t think about what I’m wearing. That’s probably why I’m naked right now. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’m not just gonna walk outside wearing a… I don’t know, a pink poncho. I have standards! I just buy all the cheap clothing I think looks nice. In high school, I mostly wore solid color V-neck t-shirts, and one time, a kid on the very last day of school told me… A kid: James, you always wear solid color V-neck t-shirts! You’re like a cartoon character! That’s what I’m GOING FOR. I’ve ALWAYS WANTED to BE a cartoon! High School James: I don’t think you realize how much I LOVE CARTOONS! One time, I bought those shoes with the really fat tongues. I thought they looked cool, but they certainly didn’t FEEL cool! They didn’t have ANY support for my sole! I couldn’t go running in them, so what was even the POINT?!?! And apparently, you’re not supposed to tie the laces of those shoes. I’m not sure. Someone just told me… Emo kid: Hey man, you know you’re not supposed to tie the laces of those shoes, right? Cool James: So I had to bury the laces inside my shoe, and I was constantly stepping on the sharp AGLETS!!!!! *elevator music* And all the cool kids saw my shoes and said… Hey James! Those are some pretty fat tongues you got there! Do you wanna come and sit at our lunch table? And I said: NO, BEING COOL SUCKS! So now, I wear tennis shoes everywhere. Some of you watching are in 7th or 8th grade right now, and you might be going through your own “I-Need-To-Look-Cool” phase. And I just wanna say to you little youngins, you don’t need to impress or prove yourself to anyone. Wear whatever makes you happy… And that…you can afford. And you’d still have to follow the school’s dress code, which is a whole other can of worms. I’m not encouraging anyone to break the rules, okay? All I’m saying is, at the end of the day, what really matters is that… …you’re in 7th grade. Nothing you do will make you cool. I-I’m sorry, everyone regrets 7th grade, okay? Just start putting on deodorant, do the homework, you’ll get through this! Aww man! What a neat video that I made! Sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve done an end card. I’ve been traveling… and speed running. The moral of this video is that you shouldn’t judge people based on their clothing. And you should make your kids pay for their own clothes. That’s, uh…that’s a really good parenting technique. I think my parents were very smart doing that, especially since they had five kids. How do you pay for the clothes of five children, and give them all an allowance? The answer is, you don’t. So I just wanted to reiterate the real moral of this video, and that is don’t judge someone based on their clothing. And that goes for both sides. Like, don’t think someone is automatically really cool for wearing super nice clothes, and don’t think someone is lame for wearing, like, old “hand-me-downs.” Thanks again to the wonderful people who colored the pictures in this video. Everyone, check them out. Link in the description. Now, I can’t make a whole video talking about clothes without plugging my MERCH STORE!!! All this talk about t-shirts have made me realize I should probably update my merch store. And as of recording this, I have NOT made any new designs yet. But if I make some before this video comes out, then, WOW!!! Look at those! So be sure to check out the merch store cause I’m gonna be adding designs…at some point. And remember, that no matter what you wear, you should always wear your seatbelt.

100 thoughts on “Buying Clothes

  1. Everyone regrets 7th grade
    I just finished it and you actually are right xD
    I regret it a lot

  2. I don’t care about what I wear, I just grab the first shirt I see in my closet (always a theatre shirt) and the same 2 pairs of shorts

  3. My mom Never Made Me Pay For My Clothes Well I Cant Count Money… But I Still Understand If My Mom Cant Buy Me Something I'm Not A Spoiled Brat

  4. This is how many times James spelled wrong btw look at the green board in the class room it said fashèon

  5. Parents: honey you don't need to look cool

    Kid: yes I dooooo

    James: kids u don't need to look cool

    Kid: hey I guess he's right I don't need to look cool I am cool

  6. @ that wack puppet; that's why every time you buy new clothes (especially thrift store clothes) you wash them before you wear them, that's just common sense

  7. 3:22
    replace H&M more like Forever 21 will get you demonetized (cuz they have nothing but see-through clothes)

  8. Hey James, so do you know how Goodwill employs old people that have disabilities? Well, I'm sorry to say this but i hate Goodwill because of how much they pay these people. A loophole in the minimum wage amendment lets the owner pay his disabled employees BELOW minimum wage. So yeah, and BTW the owner is a millionaire so f*** him.

  9. James in 2018: don’t judge someone based on their clothing

    James in 2019: it’s their fault they decided to wear anime!!!

  10. stranger:nice shirt
    stranger:its my old one
    james:*mind exsplodes*

  11. I don't care what I wear to begin with so at school, I always wear my marvel shirts ( I have like 50).

  12. My mom has/had 7 kids and she afforded us by hard work but now she’s working off her own bad life choices 🗿

  13. Anyone else notice that Brian’s shirt changed from “supreme” to “soup”

  14. It’s fine because my school has a very uncomfortable uniform so when I go home I just wear trackies (sweatpants) and my brothers old baggy hoodies! But nobody can judge me because I never leave home

  15. 4:17 James is holding the shirt but there in no hand coming back to his body

  16. You made a mistake when you mentioned pokepants. Guess what’s my next project.

  17. So like I’m going into grade 7 so do I have to like, y’now eat a stick of deodorant every day?

  18. I get nerf guns for 2 dollars at goodwill.

    I got a 50 dollar gun for only 10 dollars

  19. I really love this video!!! You are really funny, and I have seen a lot of your videos. I'm in 8th grade and I am not a cool kid. I have my
    "gang" who hangs out with me. Though I don't have to pay for my clothes, I do go to good will and other second-hand stores a lot.
    I agree parents should teach ids life lessons like that!

  20. I’m going into 8th grade, but I’m in a private school so I mostly wear a uniform.

  21. two bro's sittin in a hot tub five feet apart 'cause theyre not gay

    no i didnt copy this, i thought of it when i first opened the vid , hahaha

  22. I'm in seventh grade 👌 👌 Cant wait for more regret down the road ^^

  23. Honestly, there is only one thing I can remember from 7th grade, meeting a really good friend of mine (I only have 2 :/) and I don't regret it one bit.
    If I had to relive 7th grade again to keep that friendship, sign me up

  24. My schools dress code legit, I promise you, and I quote……… “Acceptable Clothing” and that’s it.

  25. In my life all i wanted was just a plain white shirt BUT I DONT HAVE ONE

  26. James: Some of you in 7th or 8th grade are in your I-need-to-look-cool phase

    Me, going into 8th grade: I can give 2 sh*ts what I where

  27. ….WHAT….THE ACTUAL…..FLIPPING V#EM* IN LIKE 5 DAYS IM GOING TO BE IN 7TH GRADE AND IM GOING TO HAVE HECK AT THAT SCHOOL AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AND WHATS WORSE IS THAT IM GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THESES GIRLS FROM MY 5TH GRADE YEAR AGAIN AND I DONT WANT TO HAVE TO FIGHT THEN JUST TO TELL THEM TO LEAVE ME THE W#OM* ALONE?! (It happened 2 years ago in the fifth grade and they were bullying me cuz I liked anime, and that I was the best student in our gym class…so they tried to pick a fight with me and it was just….I’m sry for the language…ABSOLUTE HELL?!)…ok enjoy your life James

  28. Two bros chilling in a hottub five feet apart cause they're not gay

  29. I never had the i need to look cool phase i mean i never Carel and i Will do

  30. Actually I'm going in third grade and you're the coolest YouTuber ever

  31. I like Abercrombie cause they have cute stuff and good quality clothing not cause I want to flex. Ew. :p

  32. yeah one time I am a kid in my class called me and I was never friends with him one of my friends was friends with him but I wasn't cuz I didn't like him he was mean I hope he's not in my class in first grade

  33. sadly i go to a school that everyone ACTUALLY has to wear the SAME clothes. R.I.P me and my soul

  34. Odd1sOut: (he says this at 7:33 ish)
    All I'm saying is,

    At the end of the day,

    What really matters is that..

    yOur iN 7tH grAdE.

    NOTHING you do will make you cool.

    I- I'm sorry, everyone regrets 7th grade, ok?

    pulls "us" in

    Just start putting on deodorant.

    Do the homework.


    Me: Thank you, I'll trust you in this one, I'm not gonna failing 7th grade! Hopefully… 😅

  35. I love how james can say that you're paying for the brand and I understand it but when my dad tells me I'm paying for the brand i get all sad and defensive.

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