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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.)

[User Picture]From: columbina
2014-01-23 09:26 pm (UTC)
Wear it more often and immediately begin to look for sources whereby I can stockpile more. I tend to like clothing because it fits well/comfortably/is sturdy/well-designed (as opposed to, say, because of color or pattern), and when I find something that works, I stick with it for a LONG time.

(Clothing that I like for style reasons - like T-shirts which have sentimental value to me, such as my no-longer-available-in-any-way Rocky Horror Picture Show shirt - get worn heavily until they are just on the verge of collapse, and then get stored in a drawer as keepsakes.)
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[User Picture]From: houseboatonstyx
2014-01-25 07:24 am (UTC)
Your first paragraph, me too. The better I like something (especially a purse) the more I look for a spare, or an upgrade.

In general:
If it's something practical and favorite because comfortable, I wear it constantly.
If it's something dressy, and favorite because of appearance, I save it for special.
It it's both, I wear it constantly. Comfort triumphs.
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