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post #70531 of 99928
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

We need a closet photos thread.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/122761/show-us-your-closet
post #70532 of 99928

I am in serious need of a closet purge.

During 2011, I had a well-paying job, and I decided to spend on clothes.  I splurged on designer labels and went out of my way to pick up clothes that I felt were built to last, and timeless in style.  I thought of it as a long-term investment.  I also took care of the clothes I bought.  I was also a bit on the overweight side and everything I bought fit me was carefully selected to fit me then.  I even paid full retail to get my size on some grail items.

Over the course of 2012, I lost 50 lbs and my body shape changed drastically.  I tried to convince myself that I was merely toning my body and that my suit size would not change.  Over the holidays, I tried on a lot of my stuff and everything hangs and drapes way too large.  I can wear it, but it looks borderline ridiculous.

I need to come to terms that with weight loss comes size changes and that my long-term investments of 2011 are a wipe-out.

post #70533 of 99928
BS is your friend smile.gif
post #70534 of 99928
Statistically, you're far better off keeping the fattie clothes.
post #70535 of 99928
Are you fairly slim now and your too-big clothes are still in the 50-52-54 (US 40-44) range, or are they multi-XL? If the former, you may still get quite good resale value, but almost any given selection of eBay listings is a testament to the difficulty of off-loading plus-sizes.

I can sympathize, though. I have hung onto a Dunhill suit in a nice windowpane pattern that I bought before I lost about 20 pounds a few years ago and it is totally unwearable but I think I need to hear a tailor tell me it's a lost cause before I can part with it.
post #70536 of 99928

My clothes are 44.  Pants were 36-38.  

I get so depressed when I go on ebay and see what the going rate for this stuff is.  Frankly, the clothes resale market is a buyer's market.  I have a couple of suits (Tom Ford, Brioni) that ran me a small fortune.  When I bought them a slick salesman talked me into having alterations done to the waist and sleeves to drape and fit perfectly over my March 2011 body.  They fit me like a sack now.  It makes me sick thinking about what I'm going to do with them now.

 

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Originally Posted by noob View Post

Statistically, you're far better off keeping the fattie clothes.

Statistically, the chances of me getting an intelligent reply here, rather than a snide and embittered remark, are pretty small.  I knew that, and you just proved me correct.  Having trouble losing weight, are ya?

post #70537 of 99928
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

Statistically, the chances of me getting an intelligent reply here, rather than a snide and embittered remark, are pretty small.  I knew that, and you just proved me correct.  Having trouble losing weight, are ya?

 

Look at your, now back to his, now back to your post.
Sadly, your post isn't his, but if you just chill out and understand he didn't mean anything with his joke, you can also make jokes.
Welcome to styleforum smile.gif


Edited by kindofyoung - 1/1/13 at 5:04pm
post #70538 of 99928
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Well Brad, you have to keep in mind that for some of us we need a separate wardrobe for work clothes. That's still a lot though.

This. Everyone has different needs. If you can wear casual stuff to work and have a pretty focused aesthetic you can get away with a very small amount of clothes. Kind of the same if you have a job where you have to wear a suit everyday - you can get away with a small rotation of suits and then some casual stuff for nights and weekends. But if your work dress code varies, you live in a place with disparate seasons, and aren't quite as focused with the styles you wear the # of pieces will add up - Suits / biz casual / casual / heavier stuff for winter / lightweight pieces for summer

Also, what Master-classter posted pales in comparison to something like that guy who had 50+ pairs of Epaulet pants, and is fucking nothing compared to some of the guys over in MC some of which I think probably have enough clothes & shoes to fill my entire apartment.
post #70539 of 99928
being a long time member is not a good excuse to be mean. Although i dont think what n00b said was heinous, if a little insensitive. And someone being mean isnt a reason to be mean in return. smile.gif
post #70540 of 99928
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

being a long time member is not a good excuse to be mean. Although i dont think what n00b said was heinous, if a little insensitive. And someone being mean isnt a reason to be mean in return. smile.gif

noob was hardly mean though, and I don't think my post was very mean either

post #70541 of 99928
i was referring to the OPs reply, not you bud
I think we all use sarcasm to be pointed and while not veyr bad its certainly mean spirited
post #70542 of 99928
It's really difficult to tell how well something fits from first person view, a mirror isn't as good as a picture. Now to make sure no one borrows my camera and sees many pictures of me in different clothes.
post #70543 of 99928
Whoah, I wasn't being mean. Never sell stuff for an astronomical loss simply because you've recently lost weight -- I'd tell that to anyone.

Actually, that is some solid grandmother wisdom right there. I would explain her highly-evolved Two Closets Technique, if I was sure it wouldn't be taken the wrong way. biggrin.gif
post #70544 of 99928
Threw this up in the Official Sales Alert Thread, but I created a Google Doc spreadsheet for people to input sales codes and notifications. The spreadsheet can be found here.
post #70545 of 99928
thatoneguy meet thatoreoguy
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