I have made a few posts here, and I am very happy with the suggestions I am getting. Thanks. However, I ran by a few posts where people described themselves as "clothes hobbyists" and I am curious who I am actually taking advise from.
Of course, I have hobbies too...I can talk to death about photography, and I am passionate about it. If I had the money, I certainly would spend $4,000 on a camera lens where a $1,000 or even $200 lens could do an almost as good as a job in most circumstances. Some might think this is crazy. If I had the disposable money, I would want the best camera lenses out there. I imagine most of you have an extensive collection of high end clothes that problably lasts for a decade since they dont have to be used that much consdiering the quantity and quality of what you have. So, is this for a lack of a better word, a hobby? If it is, I am certainly not slamming or attacking it.
Also, I am assuming most of you are professional men being bankers, lawyers, businessmen, or other jobs involving formal wear. Are you this passionate about casualware as well? Or, are most people here simply those who want to look good and nothing more? And while we are at it, what kinds of income do we have? it is nice that people are suggesting $300 dress shirts, but if you are making $500,000 a year, a $300 dress shirt is valued differently than me who makes about $80,000 a year.
If I can indulge in asking you another question--JAB, although maligned often, is running (another) sale for cashmere sweaters for about $55-60 a pop. Obviously, this sale will come back. For the price, is this something to get if you like cashmere sweaters? I know I am not getting a $500 quality cashmere sweater or even something that is truly a MSRP sweater of $300 (the listed price) but for what the price is, is it a good deal? I will be perfectly happy to get 2-3 years of use out of it and then move on if it wears out by then...not looking for a sweater to last a decade.