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Wardrobe buying strategy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

    Feb 2, 2005
    a fine country
    Since you use the same data several times a database would be more suitable than a spreadsheet. Do you have to enter the same information several times?

  2. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

    Nov 7, 2003
    Heart of America
    Now that I already do. Part of the problem is my temptation to go buy another three or four ties when I have 60 of them. I need to develop some direction that says, no, I need a pair of Aldens instead.
    You could use a variation of one of the other ideas. Set a tie maximum of 50 or 60 or whatever. If you add 3, you need to sell 3. Then, when you sell the 3 ties, the money goes into a savings account. When the account hits the magic number, you move on your shoes. Not as good as, "suck it up and save you spineless muppet.", but I too understand the sirens call. Love the Kermit, btw.
    I've been doing that some. In fact I have several ties I need to list on ebay soon. I'm trying to keep the tie collection from getting too out of control. Lately--it's probably cuffthis's fault--I've also been bidding on cuff links like no tomorrow. What do you mean obsessive? [​IMG] (Thanks on the Kermit.)
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Nov 5, 2004
    (chorse123 @ April 22 2005,01:09) Happily. I'll need to find a way to bring it from home to work though, which may take a while under current new apartment circs. In the meantime, this is how it's laid out.. A page each for: Current wardrobe Wardrobe by month Order history (useful for Jantzen changes.) and future orders Daily tracking Random notes
    Since you use the same data several times a database would be more suitable than a spreadsheet. Do you have to enter the same information several times? Mathieu
    Probably, but it would take much more time to develop. The spreadsheet grew from humble beginnings. It's not perfect, but it works.
  4. Mr Checks

    Mr Checks Senior member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Regarding ties: I'm in the same situation; looking here for advice on how to move away from the obvious and, yes, Johnny Cash looked good (and I marked his passing with a night of playing everything I could find)
  5. christian

    christian Senior member

    Sep 22, 2004
    Honestly, to really reign in spending, I'll hold off buying the item I covet for a couple of months. Usually, I realize that I didn't even want it that much. It makes me feel better that I could then donate that money I would have spent to more worthwhile causes.

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