Originally Posted by The Louche
Yes, a large rotation will inevitably reduce wear on any given piece. But there still has to be some sort of solution for those of us with normally sized wardrobes.
And to your point about heavier suitings - does weight really reduce tendancy to shine? Sure, a heavier suiting will last longer because there's more mass to wear through, but the surface - which is the part that shines - is presumably the same as a lightweight suiting.
I think wool gets shiny when the warp of weft gets exposed (I hope that's the right terminology). A heavier wool just has more stuff on top of the warp, it seems to me. But maybe I'm wrong, and the cloth savants will soon correct me.
The really interesting discussion here, though, is the one about how an excessively large wardrobe ends up making you look worse. I really believe that.