Just as an aside, I am always amused at the 'wife gave me approval' so now I can buy 'X' threads.
Really, you need approval to buy things? I have been married 30 years and I would never expect my wife to ask approval to buy anything. She has come home with a new car and I think it's great. She works, has a career, why would she need my approval?
We completely trust each other in our money sense and neither of us would make a purchase that would jeopardize other monthly expenses.
I guess that is why we have been married 30 years...