Originally Posted by Brian SD
Yea, I'm starting to think that I should just completely eschew buying anything mid-market and stick to discounted high end stuff, so I never look back on the previous year's purchases (which becomes current year as the season changes) and feel like I've wasted my money on something that doesn't look anything special.
Don't you have a couple of brands that you feel are "favourites" by now and have felt so for a while? Maybe it's best to only purchase from those if you often experience that kind of remorse. I do know there are some mid-range and mall brands that feel that way to me so it's not even about high end. I never regret buying a new Uniqlo white tee, I get exactly what I want and merely feel I need to replace them when they're worn out. My fashion thought: I keep having these slight change of direction every couple of months or so. By now they don't really detract from the overall direction of my wardrobe but give it more depth, or so I like to think. I had a suiting phase where I got a couple of TB and shirts. Also sold a bunch of shoes and got more elegant/menswear ones. Nowadays: - I'm really feeling white garments (shoes, jackets, shirts) - I wear more light sweaters than I used to (not big on sweaters, prefer tee+jacket) - I tend to be more casual and hardly wear suits - I added some colours - I need some "fun" designers like De Castelbajac and wear more Junya/CdG. Next phase will probably be a return to suiting and dress shoes.