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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bobbyreed, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. bobbyreed

    bobbyreed New Member

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    Los Angeles
    Yesterday I bought a Canali for Barneys New York jacket at Goodwill for $9.99. I need another jacket like a hole in the head (I have hundreds; I like to think I'm a collector and not a hoarder), but now it's mine and it's at the cleaners. I could not resist. Perfect fit and condition (Super 120s), pale beige|sand with a very faint brown and red check running throughout, it called to me from the rack. I swear. I heard it. Do any of you have this experience? When a garment just speaks?
    It was so gorgeous and at that price, what was I to do? Spring weight and ready for Los Angeles weather, it had to be mine (a huge market like LA has a wealth of high-end pieces floating around). The world is so full of beautiful clothes, eh? Like all art, it's really infinite.
    Do any of you gents have too many clothes, yet you can't resist one more piece when it comes your way? Thoughts?

  2. JJ Katz

    JJ Katz Senior Member

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    May 31, 2018
    You should move to a city with insane property prices, then you'd have to limit the size of your collection and, at the same time, in all likelihood have more opportunities to wear the ones you do own....


  3. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Distinguished Member

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    New York, NY
    Yes. I have too many clothes and I still buy more. I definitely have pieces I should sell/give away. Thanks for the reminder.

    I get most of my stuff from eBay and Etsy. I find some really good deals that are hard to pass on. Also, I often never find perfect item. I have a navy cotton sport coat that I like, but it’s not perfect. I wish it had patch pockets and was a little longer. I often see other items that are better in some ways, but still imperfect. I probably should just go bespoke and get exactly what I want.

  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    Apr 17, 2012
    It's called impulse buying and women can tell you all about it.

  5. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Distinguished Member

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    Mar 20, 2013
    The name of the thread made me think back to another thread on another forum called 'Is your wardrobe better than your life?' Although I now see the theme of this is slightly different.

    Your 'illness' seems to have been discussed at great length of late over on WAYWRN where some advocate a very tightly-curated wardrobe and others are happy to indulge in a 'food frenzy'.

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