Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
It's good to pace oneself. I always thought I wanted a lot of the same immediately. Now I try to get suits, shoes etc, one at a time because I'm constantly evolving with what I want. That way, if I want a bold lining, I can see how that goes, rather than get half a dozen suits made with bold linings, only to realize I should have tried Y maker or color/pattern over X. No matter how nice something I get is and how few great makers there apparently are, there's always something new around the corner.
Even with shirts, I always try to include a couple different levels of casual so that if I ever had to stop, my wardrobe would be diverse enough for any contingency.
Always wait having finished one project or purchase before starting another one...
As we all tend to have definitive favourites or sartoria penchants, you could buy the same suit or pair of shoes instead of adding some variation to your wardrobe.
I try to restrict myself to one or two a yer to avoid to have the same cut or silohouette repeated too many times in my wardrobe...
Also buy the best you can afford instead of multiplying cheaper purchases. If you really want a certain tailor or brand ,wait and o for it instead of trying to curb your obsession with sartorial placebos.