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    Where do your pre-loved suits / blazers / ties / shoes go?

    I'll prefect this post with the note that I run www.TailoredConsignment.com so have a vested interest in your replies and thank you for the input.

    I always wonder where other men are sending their pre-loved clothing to make room for new items each season.
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    Charity Thrift Store (Goodwill / Salvation Army / big metal box that collects clothes)
    63.16%
    12
    Non-Profit type org that helps men with interview clothing (aka [url]www.CareerGear.org[/url])
    0.00%
    0
    Sell them myself somewhere like eBay, Dappered B&S, etc
    31.58%
    6
    Send them to a local or online consignment store/seller
    0.00%
    0
    Other (please explain in a post)
    5.26%
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    #2
    you forgot about hoarding stuff in your closet for all eternity

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      #3
      Originally posted by flatbear View Post
      you forgot about hoarding stuff in your closet for all eternity
      This.

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        #4
        First off I want to thank the OP for being honest about who he was, there have been a bunch of spam posters on here lately trying to promote things so this is a welcome change.

        Regarding what I do with my old clothes? I'll echo [MENTION=14142]flatbear[/MENTION] and [MENTION=14682]Leanderthal[/MENTION] on this- my old stuff tends to stay in an extra closet and collect dust.

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          #5
          Blazers and shoes I've sold on eBay/Grailed/StyleForum/Dappered/r/Frugalmalefashion/r/Goodyearwelt.

          I have yet to sell a suit or tie. But I do have a bunch of ties I should let go, but probably won't because it would kill me to let them go for pennies on the dollar. I also have a bunch of old suits that I should donate, as I don't think I could sell them for very much.

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            #6
            Sell or donate. Depending on the value.

            Maybe it is just me, but I find the term preloved weird. Especially when used in the context of the first user.

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              #7
              Since I started with cheaper items I tend to just donate them. The most expensive items I have are SuitSupply suits which I continue to wear and shoes which I continue to wear. The brands I tend to donate were cheap in the first place so I would not make any money reselling and I always forget about that NFP to send clothes to.

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                #8
                This is going to sound nuts, but there's a J Crew Factory shirt I bought six year ago that I have a sentimental attachment to. It's been with me to Peace Corps and a whole bunch of other places where I have made treasured memories. A few months ago I noticed that the fabric was starting to fray at the edges, so I don't wear it anymore because I don't want it to get completely worn down, but I don't donate it because it's a reminder of all the good times that I've had.

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                  #9
                  Donate to goodwill, etc. and the career advancement type places (not those specifically). I wouldn't really wear 2nd hand clothes and selling clothes online seems a bit too much of a hassle for me. Note, I also don't buy a lot of brand heavy items that would hold a decent 2nd hand value, etc.

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                    #10
                    I donate and give away.

                    Originally posted by Brianpore View Post
                    ... have a vested interest in your replies and thank you for the input....
                    I'm curious how you plan to use the poll results and our replies. I doubt that we are a representative sample of customers or suppliers. Maybe you just wanted to plug your website? I have nothing against that, but I think you should say so if you did.

                    Originally posted by ryn View Post
                    ...Maybe it is just me, but I find the term preloved weird. Especially when used in the context of the first user.
                    It's not just you. It's marketing talk for "good enough condition to sell and make a decent profit."

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                      #11
                      Charity. I donate all of my stuff to Goodwill, usually through those big metal bins. What happens to them after that is anyone's guess.

                      Running shoes though are a different story. Those I take in to the Running Room. Because I go through my running those fairly quickly, they generally still have a lot of life left in them for someone who isn't training or running any races. I know the RR has a good program for sharing them with others in need, I like taking my old running shoes in to them.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by mmgfarb View Post
                        First off I want to thank the OP for being honest about who he was, there have been a bunch of spam posters on here lately trying to promote things so this is a welcome change.

                        Originally posted by Alex1 View Post
                        I'm curious how you plan to use the poll results and our replies. I doubt that we are a representative sample of customers or suppliers. Maybe you just wanted to plug your website? I have nothing against that, but I think you should say so if you did.
                        Hi, actually I was new here (but have almost 7,000 posts on Styleforum) so wanted to be up front about it, that's all. I could have left that part out as the first poster said. It is actually just a general question as I am curious as to how many people donate vs sell them selfs etc. I put up the same poll on SF as I am curious.

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