my philosophy -- I'm not endorsing it, I'm just saying it works for me -- in general is: This stuff is meant to be worn. Especially if it's been thrifted. Who gives a crap? There will be more. There will be replacements down the road. Live in the moment, enjoy your finds. That really helps when I see my kid splatter ketchup on a cashmere sweater my wife's wearing. I get less angry/disappointed/whatever, and get back to enjoying the night out at dinner, faster. Also, I've thrifted several cashmere sweaters for my six-year-old daughter (which begs the question, who in their right minds, even if they were filthy rich, would buy something like that? Doomed to failure) and this philosophy has really come in handy with that.