Originally Posted by mafoofan
I've been interested in simplifying my wardrobe for a number of years--since high school, really. I didn't always have the means to afford what I wanted, and didn't always know what I wanted. I've just remained welcome to the idea of picking a few things I really like as I come across them. Will I never see another pair of shoes I like more than these? Who knows, who cares? I like these enough, and don't want to think about shoes too much. Whatever other shoes I see, these will have the advantage of being mine.
I'm not just trying to streamline my wardrobe. I think simplification and developing a uniform are ways of fostering style. I plan to wear my jackets, suits, shoes, shirts, etc., for many, many years. Decades, even. I think my style will naturally grow with their (and my) age. I may never get to the point where I don't want to talk or think about style anymore, but it is a sort of unreachable ideal nonetheless.
I genuinely believe that people over-emphasize the importance of choice and variety in life. Sometimes, direction and limits actually make us more free.
Fair enough. Thing is, what usually happens is that you wake up one day, look inside your closet and realize you've got 10 of the same item since you keep buying the same stuff over and over again because you just love it so much. Also could be because you heard something awesome will be discontinued and you stocked up. Don't skip a step. Anyhow, I'll knock off $5 for your reply. You still owe me $10 mafoo.