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itsstillmatt

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So, a nice thing happened to me today. I was annoyed, because I didn't have casual sweaters for summer, and was moaning about it to my wife. She mentioned that downstairs she had boxes full of sweaters I had tossed out of my closet for one reason or another. I sent her down to find them (I don't know where anything is) and she came up with loads. Not much for summer, a couple of Zanone and Cucinelli cottons, but I rediscovered a boat load of Agnona cashmere sweaters and cashmere-silk turtlenecks (from the late 90s when they still made for men,) my old pair of jeans cut orange cords, and some other bitchin' cashmere sweaters. God only knows why I banished them in the first place, since I like them more than what is currently stocked. I still needed to grab a couple of linen sweaters, but it was nice finding old friends. Maybe the stuff I am deporting to make room will seem nicer some day...

Do you guys ever rediscover old stuff and wonder how you ever did without it?
 

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a nice read along with my sunday breakfast and the answer is: yes
 

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I'm actually more likely to find things I bought a just couple months ago, and wore for a couple times and completely forgot. I guess that's more like rediscovering acquaintances than old friends.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
So, a nice thing happened to me today. I was annoyed, because I didn't have casual sweaters for summer, and was moaning about it to my wife. She mentioned that downstairs she had boxes full of sweaters I had tossed out of my closet for one reason or another. I sent her down to find them (I don't know where anything is) and she came up with loads. Not much for summer, a couple of Zanone and Cucinelli cottons, but I rediscovered a boat load of Agnona cashmere sweaters and cashmere-silk turtlenecks (from the late 90s when they still made for men,) my old pair of jeans cut orange cords, and some other bitchin' cashmere sweaters. God only knows why I banished them in the first place, since I like them more than what is currently stocked. I still needed to grab a couple of linen sweaters, but it was nice finding old friends. Maybe the stuff I am deporting to make room will seem nicer some day...

Do you guys ever rediscover old stuff and wonder how you ever did without it?


Heh- sounds like you need to mafoo your wardrobe... or maybe start a clearance sale in B&S.
 

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Although not as charming as your story, every season when I bring out the previous season's clothes, it almost always happens that I find substantial amounts of cash left in jacket or trouser pockets.

Why this is I have no idea, so I just accept this phenomena as the conservative part of my investment strategy.


- B
 

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I do this mostly with ties. I get really tired of some of them and can't imagine that I would want to wear them again. In the past, I have given them to my father-in-law. Then, I will see him in one and think, "That's a really nice tie. I wish I had one like that."
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
So, a nice thing happened to me today. I was annoyed, because I didn't have casual sweaters for summer, and was moaning about it to my wife. She mentioned that downstairs she had boxes full of sweaters I had tossed out of my closet for one reason or another. I sent her down to find them (I don't know where anything is) and she came up with loads. Not much for summer, a couple of Zanone and Cucinelli cottons, but I rediscovered a boat load of Agnona cashmere sweaters and cashmere-silk turtlenecks (from the late 90s when they still made for men,) my old pair of jeans cut orange cords, and some other bitchin' cashmere sweaters. God only knows why I banished them in the first place, since I like them more than what is currently stocked. I still needed to grab a couple of linen sweaters, but it was nice finding old friends. Maybe the stuff I am deporting to make room will seem nicer some day...

Do you guys ever rediscover old stuff and wonder how you ever did without it?


Does a 3/4 length sleeve Judas Priest concert t-shirt count?

I actually came across a few things recently, including an original LL Bean Norwegian fisherman's sweater, that worked their way back into my closet. To a certain extent, I limit my ability to friends from the past by donating anything I no longer want the minute I decide I don't want it. I am an "order" freak and can't stand knowing that the suit and pair of shoes I will no longer wear are taking up space somewhere, so I don't even wait for a critical mass of clothing before dumping em' at the Goodwill dumpster thingy.
 

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good thread idea. i was going to start a very similar thread this morning before i read this.

yesterday i got into an argument with my wife at NM because i wanted to pick up a light purple Borrelli shirt - she was dead set against the idea because i have some MTM shirts coming and she felt i was going overboard again (i am usually doing this at one point or another)

so off we go, with me pouting all the way home


last night as i was continuing the sulk fest, i was hanging up a bunch of shirts that just been washed for the first time in ages when i came across the exact same Borrelli purple shirt.


i am still debating whether i should tell her.....


Originally Posted by Cary Grant
Heh- sounds like you need to mafoo your wardrobe... or maybe start a clearance sale in B&S.
looking forward to this...
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Although not as charming as your story, every season when I bring out the previous season's clothes, it almost always happens that I find substantial amounts of cash left in jacket or trouser pockets.

Why this is I have no idea, so I just accept this phenomena as the conservative part of my investment strategy.


- B


Your problem is that you use cash. Haven't you been indoctrinated by the VISA commercials that make fun of all us neanderthals that insist on using cash at convenience stores and thus impede the pace of progress?
 

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I have a BB herringbone sack sport coat (you've seen it, Matt) that I retrieved from the back of a closet earlier this winter. Before that, it had been left in my parents house for years (it's old), and I almost told my mother to toss it when my parents moved several yeras ago, but in the end I retrieved it, only to put it in the back of my own closet until a few months ago. It's a coat with many lives, and right now I can't understand why I ever disdained it.
 

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Happens every time I visit one of my brothers. I give them a lot of things and forget, or they sometimes take things. They swear they don't though.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Not only do I do that, I will sometimes buy something, have it never really make it into the rotation, then rediscover it later only to wonder how I ever lived without it.

This happens to me - things I buy and almost regret, then finally start to wear months later and find that I love. With the things that get banished from the closet, I almost always sell or give those pieces away. I've tried to stick to a pretty strict regimen of discarding things that I don't wear.
 

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This happened when I moved, but I mostly found stuff from high school, most of which got donated.

Side note: Maybe we should start a new thread, since I've been looking in vain for some linen sweaters as well.
 

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This happens with me too. In most cases, I got frustrated because I was doing it wrong in the first place. For example, hanging a purple sport shirt in my closet through the winter & never wearing it. Sick of seeing it one day --> storage for a few years --> rediscovery some late spring on a sunny day --> profit
 

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