I was thinking about how many pairs of shoes I have recently, and realized that I could wear a completely different outfit (defined as a collared shirt, pants, and shoes) every day for over 100 years. Not counting tshirts, jackets, ties, athletic clothing, or any accessories. I'm not sure if I should be amazed or depressed by this.
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How many years of distinct outfits do you have?
I was thinking about how many pairs of shoes I have recently, and realized that I could wear a completely different outfit (defined as a collared shirt, pants, and shoes) every day for over 100 years. Not counting tshirts, jackets, ties, athletic clothing, or any accessories. I'm not sure if I should be amazed or depressed by this.
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Haha, I was literally just thinking of this. I have dozens of shirts and sweaters, half a dozen winter coats, probably 20 or so pairs of shoes, and... somehow, only like six pairs of pants. I think this is too much, but at the same time, really like everything I own and have difficulty trimming the fat. I think I probably have enough permutations, *in theory*, to last for decades, but obviously I favor certain combinations more than others. Also bear in mind that some of it (sweaters and coats especially) are highly seasonal.

How are you figuring it out?
Shirts x Pants x Shoes / 365?
If you had 365 shirts, 1 pair of pants, and 1 pair of shoes, that would be 1 year's worth of outfits.
With that math, I'm at 23.3 years having just done a big purge after realizing Medium shirts are too big for me. I excluded polos but included a pair of sandals. =D
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Yep, that formula. I have 40+ shirts, 20+ pants, and 40+ shoes (eep)
I have a few LEC and Bonobos returns I need to make so that'll reduce it a bit, a couple of things to give away, and possibly a few things to sell. Even still it's a crazy amount, but what's almost as crazy is how little I spent on all of it.
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Last summer I calculated how many different work outfits I could make out of the officeappropriate clothes I owned. The number was big. But, of course, not all combinations would be worthy of wearing out the door.
Plus, you don't exactly need a huge number of items in order for there to be a large number of possible combinations. Let's say you've got 4 pairs of shoes, 8 shirts, 5 pants, and 3 jackets. That's 480 unique combinations  a year and a quarter of different outfits every day. Throw 4 ties into the mix and suddenly you're up to five years.
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I think it means its time to do some spring cleaning. Really, how many blue shirts or khakis do you really need? Started thrifting and I am amazed at how many of these are for sale at the goodwill versus everything else.
However, the one item that I always buy, even though I have enough are white button up shirts. If I see one on sale in my size, I'm probably picking it up.
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