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post #16 of 25
Stains are a death sentence. Anything stained gets trashed. And I'm ruthless about items that no longer fit and can't be reasonably altered -- they have to go. But a little wear and tear just adds to the item's character. I have shirts with frayed collars and sleeves that I can't bear to part with, a heroic tweed overcoat that has been repaired numerous times, an ancient Burberry cashmere/wool scarf that sports a couple of subtle moth holes, etc.

I'm also surprisingly lenient about jackets whose lapels are a little too wide or whose gorges are a little too low.
post #17 of 25
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How does one get from the former category into the latter?

J

I am still trying to figure that out myself but I think I am onto something.
post #18 of 25
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I am still trying to figure that out myself but I think I am onto something.

My plan was to do it via marriage, but it's looking like I'll need a plan B.

J
post #19 of 25
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How does one get from the former category into the latter?

J

Switch time spent on clothes to time spent being financially productive. Happiness may suffer.
post #20 of 25
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Switch time spent on clothes to time spent being financially productive. Happiness may suffer.


I'd say those SF members selling stuff now to other members are having quite happy doing it.

post #21 of 25
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If I go a couple of seasons without wearing an item, then I tend to donate it.

I do the same.
post #22 of 25
When I am wearied at them. Rarely is anything 'worn out' and I don't do high fashion.
post #23 of 25
I have just recently gotten rid of half of my clothing & shoes, a byproduct of my early style mistakes and over ambition.

I expect what's left to last a good while, with only my chinos showing some premature wear and color variation. That's what i get for buying BB dye garment chinos, fit me so well though...
post #24 of 25
I moved recently, and got rid of a goodly amount of stuff. Not as drastic as half, mind you, but finally admitted to myself that the things that hadn't been worn in a while probably wouldn't.
post #25 of 25
When they're worn out:)
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