This question might seem obvious, but when do you retire a suit? I have a suit by Emporio Armani, which I purchased four years ago as my first suit. The suit has gotten alot of wear; for a few months, it was the only suit I had, and thus, it got worn quite heavily. The suit still fits me very well, but I have noticed that the sleeves are starting to fray a bit. Also, a small patch of fabric on the trouser leg, just above my knee cap, is starting to wear thin. An area down by the trouser hem is also starting to fray. Shall I retire it? I only have two other suits right now (excluding the custom I have on order), so I am trying to build my suit wardrobe. I wear a suit five days a week, and given the infancy of my suit wardrobe, I can't really afford to retire it too early.
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10/8/06 at 12:07am