Buzz Bissinger’s confessions of a (maybe) shopaholic

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Buzz Bissinger, the author of the book “Friday Night Lights” and a new GQ piece on his shopping addiction, isn’t the quiet sort. And he’s finally dressing the part, in studded leather jackets and high-heeled boots. Bissinger writes from a Milan fashion show:I see the collection, and the pheromones of hot clothing defeat the part of the brain that rations rationality—there is the deliciousness of desire overcoming, shall we simply say, overdoing it. I have to have it. I don’t have to have it. I need it. I don’t need it. I can afford it. I can’t afford it. It is the cycle familiar to anyone who fetishizes high fashion.The writer’s look has, until recently, not been particularly eye-catching: he mentions in his piece that he’d until recently worn “khakis from J.Crew and blazers and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Hickey Freeman and Jos. A. Bank.” But something snapped in him when his youngest child went to college and his wife moved abroad for work, leading him to order off the Internet boxes and boxes of designer gear from “Gucci, Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Vince, Shopbop, ShopStyle, and, later on, Mr Porter and Moda Operandi.” From 2010 to 2012, he says, he spent $587,412.97 on clothing. (Mr. Bissinger is the author of several books, sold the rights for “Friday Night Lights” to film and television, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His wife is a college administrator.)Continue Reading…

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Buzz Bissinger’s confessions of a (maybe) shopaholic

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