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Source? Unless you're counting individual socks, I have a hard time believing this.
I’m silently citing my 60 number from an academic article on evolving notions of waste, which I can’t immediately recall the title of, but this figure (or a higher one) is available in multiple sources. Indeed, it’s apparently gone up to almost 70 since whatever year the article I was thinking of was published. This is according to Dana Thomas’s book, “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes.” Apparently this number is 5x what it was in 1980.

(And, anecdotally, if you think this is inconceivable, then go spend an afternoon watching people shop in an H&M.)
 

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This aesthetic may be the last way for a suburban middle-aged guy (a group in which I find myself) to wear any kind of tailoring in my hyper-casualized milieu. In the Dallas 'burbs, a tailored sport coat is nowhere to be seen and I'd be considered ridiculously overdressed wearing my well-fitting unworn ones, even over jeans. But I may be able to pull off a vintage, slubby, sack-styled tweed jacket worn over a denim shirt or frayed OCBD.
 
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Source? Unless you're counting individual socks, I have a hard time believing this.
I don't know the number of garments per year (not sure how anyone would know this). But the BLS shows the average American household spends about $2,000 a year on clothes. I imagine this is mostly cheap clothing, so the number of units must be relatively high.

 

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I don't know the number of garments per year (not sure how anyone would know this). But the BLS shows the average American household spends about $2,000 a year on clothes. I imagine this is mostly cheap clothing, so the number of units must be relatively high.

Average household vs. average person (which, I think, is what zenos referenced) is quite a big difference, though. $2k spread across 3 or 4 people isn't a stretch at all in my mind.
 

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Average household vs. average person (which, I think, is what zenos referenced) is quite a big difference, though. $2k spread across 3 or 4 people isn't a stretch at all in my mind.
Yes, although I don't think it's true that "most people don't buy a lot of new clothing." This may be true for middle-aged and older men but not true for women and younger people.
 

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This is purely anecdotal, but I personally would get a lot of reading done on my bus ride to work. I imagine working from home plays at least a small part in this stat.
Yeah, but it’s a great kick bait title!
 
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Smittycl, here is it January and I've already bought half my 12.6. Most are about politics. I was thinking I need to get back to fiction. But politics today can read stranger than.
 

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