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Designer underwear
Michael Citak
Age: 27
Hometown: Middletown, Conn.

I was spending $100 to $150 buying clothes every two months. I never worried about going shopping. After the recession hit, I was laid off. I cut back my clothing budget, but I still have to have nice underwear.

I just feel great having stylish, soft brushed cotton or pima cotton carrying me through the tough days while at work. In these tough economic times, it's important to do what makes you happy and to spend money to do those things.

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Last updated October 15 2010: 11:33 AM ET
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