Oh, I done did it. $150 in silk/cotton blend material for four scrub tops with a half a yard of rayon/poly/whatever blend. It's all shades of blue from midnight to sea foam green. All four colors mix and match well and the extra half yard had all four colors in it. They'll come out very seaside, very relaxing, very chill. I'll sacrifice a $20 Dickies top for the pattern and probably another $75 in labor to get them sewn, but I'm happy with that.
In the end it's going to set me back about $60 a top. Fair enough, I want some top quality clothing.
While I was digging around in the fabric store I found some really cool Pendleton wool material that was about $22/yard that would make some FLY scrubs for the winter. There was some very nice Italian wool suit jacket material that I might have sewn into a double breasted style scrub top with a white silk hanky in the pocket with kind of a Hugo Boss take on a scrub top. My wife thinks I'm nuts, but I don't care.
Now hold on to your seats cuz we're about to take this rollercoaster right over the drop and into the twisties. There was some very sharp old gentlemanly brocade fabrics with layers of texture, fabric, color, and reflectiveness. Think an 1890's gambler vest with duelling pistol pockets left and right. Some of it had an Asian style to it, which I can't use. Sometimes I work on a military unit that has vets from Korea and Vietnam, and they have a problem with that kind of thing. That's OK, I just need to work around it. Lots of it has cherry blossoms or bamboo or something like that in it that I can't use. But there's some that's just ornate paisley brocade, and that might make some very cool sleeves or neckline accents.
I've always bought clothing off the rack so maybe I'm too into the idea and it'll come off as looking stupid. Oh well, I've blown $100 on dumber things.