To Stylestudent: I have never kept a record, and I have been buying MTM for the last 8 years and bespoke for the last 2 years. Thus far I have worn out two MTM suits, both Alan Flusser by Coppley (not the Alan Flusser Custom line which he personally oversees). One was a hopsack which pilled-up after 5 years of use. The other was a Barberis flannel of 6 years which still had some life in it, but I would have had to spend $300 to alter it after a weight loss. Both suits had Italian cloths. My English cloths hold-up better. The higher the count, such as 140, the more delicate is the cloth. The super 140's and higher are beautiful, but they don't have the body to last a full day, and they are more fragile than a cloth with a count under 100. I would say that a cloth with a count over 120 has a life of about 4 years. In comparison, a count of 80 to 120 has a life span of 7 years. These are very, very estimates. If you're looking for a long life for your clothes, go English, go with weight, and go with a reasonable count, such as 100 or lower. For example, I know a salesman who wears English bespoke which are typically 15 years old. Some are older. They look smashing. He favors Dugdale cloth which is a very sturdy, hard finished cloth. Hard finished cloths last longer than flannels. The issue of whether a suit is worn out depends upon your personal taste, etc. I have heard from some Turnbull & Asser personnel that Prince Charles wears some clothes that are falling apart. He can get away with it whereas a T & A salesman has to look spiffy and spruce. I also knew a millionaire who dressed very, very poorly in virtual rags. I am "rough" on my suits on the forearms because I'm usually sitting at a desk. That is where my suits shine. Some techniques to making your clothes last: 1. Give your clothes a rest. You cannot wear the same suit everyday and expect it to last 10 years. It will wear out in 1 to 2 years. Rotate clothes. 2. Follow care instructions in the leading mens clothing books, such as Flusser. 3. Buy two sets of pants with your MTM or bespoke suits. All the greats did this. (E.g., the Duke of Windsor, Astaire, Menjou, etc.) In more frugal times, such as the 1930's and 1940's, many RTW suits came with two sets of pants. Rotate use of the pants, and clean the ensemble at the same time. 4. Order heavier cloths for the fall/winter seasons. The heavier cloths last longer. Good luck.