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Spreadsheet for ties?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I remember someone mentioning they had their ties on an Excel spreadsheet. Could someone post a template of that? On my list of really sad things to do, I've thought I might give it a try, but didn't want to reinvent the wheel.

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  2. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    well, idle hands are the devil's workshop i guess. [​IMG] [​IMG] i hope you don't have that list written down somewhere, where people can see it... /andrew - has lots of important things on his list, but does the unwritten, sad, stupid things first anyway.
     


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    Andrew: I think that was the best one yet... On that note BTW, you are at 3 headers...SO early in the AM too [​IMG] i think that today will be the day. Anyway, AlanC... I think that the topic was discussed here... http://www.styleforum.net/cgi-bin....=vc2000 with no resolution and I think on Andy's as well with someone stating that they used Excel not wanting to spend thousands on a program. JJF
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    We had a discussion of my excessively nerdy spreadsheet for maintaining and cataloging by work wardrobe. I can e-mail it now if anyone wants a copy. I've removed most of my information on there, but left enough to get a sense of how I use it (though I'm rarely using it now that I rarely wear a suit to work).
     


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    I'm one of those nerds that would certainly get use out of this spreadsheet. I sent you an e-mail with my e-mail address. Looking forward to checking this thing out.
     


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    I never thought a spreadsheet would help much. Instead, I digitally photographed my shirts, slacks, suits, sport jackets and ties (not individually but five or six together). That way, if I go shopping I can bring a thumbnail printout with me as a reminder.
     


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    FIH, do you happen to make pocket protectors that coordinate with your ties? Maybe with each tie you sell you could make a "tie-vCard" available with a thumbnail pic and some various sorting details and keywords... [​IMG]
     


  8. Kent Wang

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    What woud be the purpose of this spreadsheet? Record what you wore on what days so you can minimize repetition?
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Partly that, but also to get an idea on the best ways to grow/improve my wardrobe. And as a concrete way to show what I did/didn't wear.

    It's also useful in tracking things like changes to my Jantzen order, time between orders and deliveries.
     


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    Wow, I'm using an Excel spreadsheet to track work clothes as well... I don't feel like such a geek now. Only for suits, shirts, and shoes though. Ties just aren't worth the hassel.. I have columns for: item number, brand, color, material, style, size, wear (1-5 scale), grade (1-5); grade being the 'prestige' value of the item. Too nerdy? [​IMG] I think it's mainly useful to curb my purchasing habits by planning effectively.
     


  11. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    If I were to do this, I would break out the relational database. Spreadsheets ain't got nothing on SQL. Now, THAT would be really sad.
     


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    Do it up. The dorkier, the better.
     


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    FWIW, I once put together a database in Access for the same purpose.  Unfortunately, I seem to have lost it.  Wouldn't be difficult, though, and would be much easier to query.
     


  14. faustian bargain

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    oh my god. well, before i cast stones, i have to admit i did make a very small spreadsheet last year when i was in wardrobe-reconstruction mode. but that was only to keep track of expenses. that said, oh my god. this is almost as dorky as having a spreadsheet to keep track of your Magic: The Gathering cards. it warms the cockles of my heart.
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    And that's when I started my nerd-tastic one as well. Though it grew from there.
     


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