Originally Posted by Taken Aback
Two orphaned jackets I bought on clearance when more naieve and had believed were blazers or sportcoats (one was a cream pinstripe!). Gah, what an embarassment. They saw me coming a mile away.
I made those mistakes early on as well. My sartorial IQ is now only just above par, but early on, I had no idea that blue pin striped trousers were from an orphaned suit and couldn't be worn with anything else.
I jumped on a $260 pair of Cole Haan's that looked awesome in the pictures, but hated in real life. Wore them once for 15 minutes.
My biggest mistake I've made, I made knowing it was wrong; spending money on nice clothes that I liked knowing that they wouldn't fit after loosing weight. I've donated a full wardrobe to the Goodwill and SA that have hardly been worn because of this.