It's definitely difficult to find value on products (i.e., shoes, suits) that are worn. Eventually, each wear causes drops in value. It is true that if you want growth, you invest the $600-$700+ dollar on stocks and not shell shoes. You just can't show pictures of your stocks on SF
Yep - it's a hobby for me, not an investment with the expectation to make money (or break even). It is not all that expensive, as far as hobbies go.
I was simply trying to explain that there is some theoretical benefit to having a good number of shoes in your rotation. Also, in my profession, it pays to be dressed well, so there may be some financial benefit to owning and wearing nice shoes and clothes (that's what I tell the wife anyway! )