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A few of your favorite things, in the ragbag [Jan. 23rd, 2014|08:27 am]
Marissa Lingen

Poll #1953348 managing favorites

For something that is likely to eventually wear out (such as socks, T-shirts, etc.), and is your favorite, do you:

Wear it more often! It's your favorite after all.
Save it for special occasions! It's your favorite, after all.
Institute a strict FIFO system so that everything gets equal wear.
Some other kind of rotation you will explain in comments.
Do not have favorite T-shirts/sweaters/etc. so this does not come up.
Any system you have is so completely haphazard and subconscious that you would be hard-pressed to describe it here.
Other, specified in comments.

(I have just this week completely worn out not one but two favorite garments--to the point where there is no point to donating them to any charity, as they would do no one more good than they have already done me--so I am thinking about these things at the moment.)

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[User Picture]From: finnyb
2014-01-24 03:49 am (UTC)
Both wear them more often and, those rare times when I can afford to do so, purchase and/or make multiples of favoured items (clothing, plushies, etc.) so as to have spares if necessary.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-24 12:09 pm (UTC)
I can think of several distinct shirts that you have, so they don't look exactly alike to everyone. Some of them are much darker blue than others, and the fabrics aren't all quite the same. That's leaving aside the Bayeux Tapestry shirt completely, of course.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-24 01:01 pm (UTC)
Well, of course, I can see why.
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[User Picture]From: rosefox
2014-01-25 07:14 am (UTC)
I always opt for "wear it more often", and I periodically weed out clothes-that-are-not-favorites to make room for more copies of my favorites. I just did a big closet-cleaning and am left with pretty much all favorites, which is a lovely place to be.

Within the category "favorites" I wear whatever feels right for a given day, taking into account where I'm going, what I'll be doing when I get there, what the weather's like, what my gender is doing, and what associations I want to carry around with me all day. (Everything wearable that I own has a story that goes with it, of where I got it and who I was at the time and what it meant to me then.) That's not a strict FIFO system by any means, but it does result in roughly equal wear among comparable items. (That is to say, I wear socks more often than gowns, but I treat all my socks equally, and all my gowns equally.)

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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2014-01-25 05:06 pm (UTC)
WIth the comfortable, practical things that are also goodlooking, like fulled-wool sweater jackets and heavy-duty skirts, I always think that I should wear them less, but then I wear them all the time anyway. I need to find more sources for the kind of skirt I like. I really don't know what to do about the sweaters, which I wear out at the elbows (or the yard just starts to go - they stopped making the kind I really like in the early '80s).

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