are you a collector or wearer???

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  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    or both? just curious. i rarely have to wear anything dressy, but i still buy and keep some thing that i might never put on, thus i'm a collector. how many of you buy and KNOW you'll wear it a lot, and how many buy just b/c you want it and know you might only wear 3 times?
     


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    designprofessor Senior member

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    Buy it and wear it! Less tolerant of those items that don't allow alot of flexibility and options.
     


  3. wheelerray

    wheelerray Senior member

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    I wear everything. If I buy something a little unconventional or really dressy my wife says; "Why are you buying that, you'll never wear it." I then HAVE to wear it, and often.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    At one point I developed a liking for vintage Versace, so I bought various items by the late Gianni Versace, which I also wear.

    However, I would like a Comme des Garcons archive with Knize Vienna.
     


  5. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Darn. There just ain't enough days in a year to wear everything. However, I really try to everything once a year, but I'm sure that stuff that only gets worn every few years.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Darn. There just ain't enough days in a year to wear everything. However, I really try to everything once a year, but I'm sure that stuff that only gets worn every few years.
    Ditto. There's just too much at this point to wear everything.
     


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    stach Senior member

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    Some things I buy just to have on hand in case I need something like it later on. I dislike having to buy something under pressure.
     


  8. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I'm mostly a wearer but I will admit to some collecting tendencies. I have some stuff that I bought knowing that I would rarely wear it. You can't always be pragmatic about things...
     


  9. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    A little of both at this point. I rarely wear a suit and tie, yet I continue to buy. It really does make me look for opportunities to wear them though.[​IMG]
     


  10. TomW

    TomW Senior member

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    I wear most of what I buy, but like thinman, I don't have to wear a suit and tie often. I choose to wear them often enough though :) and actively seek opportunity to wear everything in my wardrobe.

    Now for the guilty confession part - I have more ties, braces, pocket squares and socks than I can possibly need and most see very rare use. Yet I continue to acquire them, especially pocket squares.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    most of my shoes i buy are worn , different frequencies of wearing for each shoe, but for my higher end shoes (santoni fam, lobb) i am more the collector because i cannot stand anything else for the shoes other than display under some flattering light. [​IMG]
     


  12. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    You've made me think about it and i guess I am both wearer and collector. I definitely buy things that I innately know that I'll never wear "but I must have it"!

    I'm also guilty of occasionally buying the "Bargain"! It was such a good deal that I had to buy it. But I'll never wear it. This differs from buying as a collector though.

    Anyone else familiar with buying the "Bargain"?
     


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    I wish I had as many places to wear nice clothes as I have the desire to buy them. Consider me a wearer that occasionally morphs into a collector.
     


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    tbabes Senior member

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    I have never bought an item of clothing that I don't intend to wear. Granted, some things I will wear more often than others, but I certainly haven't purchased any clothes or shoes just to say "I have them" or for display purposes.
     


  15. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I have never bought an item of clothing that I don't intend to wear. Granted, some things I will wear more often than others, but I certainly haven't purchased any clothes or shoes just to say "I have them" or for display purposes.


    I concur.
     


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