Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie
I'm very close to the point where I have everything I need, and everything I might want would be redundant given what I have.
It would be a big accomplishment to be "done" buying clothing, shoes, belts, etc, and rerouting that cash to vacations and entertainment will be awesome. Right now the previously overlooked "knitwear" category is all that is getting attention.
Obviously, there are caveats, such as replacing worn out things, but this happens very slowly. And for me, there is also some functional limitation that helps: limited closet and drawer space in an NYC apartment. But even if I had a big walk-in, endless variations of sport-coats (etc) really wouldn't add anything after a certain number. I wouldn't functionally have any more options, since any additional item would be pretty similar to another.
Does anyone here feel like they have "finished," or even may finish? Of course, those that do may have left the forum.
Here's a quick (estimated) description for a sense of scale. I don't think I have tons of stuff, but I think I have every box/variation checked with only this number of items, which is likely very small compared to what a lot of people on here have:
1 cashmere bomber jacket
4 suits (no longer wear suits to work)
25 shirts (1/3 pure business, 1/3 mixed use, 1/3 pure pleasure (linen / patterns etc))
10 pants (2/3 work)
12 shoes (work)
3 shoes (pleasure)
15 underwears (identical)
15 undershirts (identical)
3 pocket squares
30 pairs socks (mostly identical, wool)
2 heavy cashmere sweaters
4 light cashmere sweaters / shirts
1 heavy knit cashmere suede front button front jacket thingy
1 cashmere hoodie
Oddly enough, the one thing that I am still on the look-out for is what many on this forum suggest as one of the first to acquire - a navy blazer/sportcoat.