approximately how many of each item of clothing do you aim to have in your rotation at any given time?

approximately how many of each item of clothing do you aim to have in your rotation at any given time? I’ve gotten to the point where I have too many shirts and laundry is a nightmare

31 thoughts on “approximately how many of each item of clothing do you aim to have in your rotation at any given time?

    • Anonymous says:

      …yes…

      is this not normal? I just really don’t want to smell bad. and I feel like if I put a worn t-shirt that I don’t realize stinks back in the drawer with the clean ones it’s gonna make them all smell

      am I just paranoid? it’s not like I’m doing heavy exercise in these

      • Anonymous says:

        im kind of ocd, like i have exactly 3 white t tshirts, 3 black tshirts, and 3 navy t shirts. is anyone else like that? like you have to have an equal number of everything

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        see this is the shit that gives me anxiety

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        going to the laundromat sucks ass and costs money anon

        The absolute state of /fashion/, a bunch of obsesive autist who are deadly afraid of meme bacteria

      • Anonymous says:

        >wear my base layers for two days
        You are a hecking pig.

        see this is the shit that gives me anxiety

        stupid. Just do laundry when your hamper(s) is filled to the max your washer will take.

        going to the laundromat sucks ass and costs money anon

  1. Anonymous says:

    im kind of ocd, like i have exactly 3 white t tshirts, 3 black tshirts, and 3 navy t shirts. is anyone else like that? like you have to have an equal number of everything

  2. Anonymous says:

    I own 2 jackets for every conceivable task or weather condition, 5x identical dress shirts for work, the same number of chinos but in different colours and multiple pairs of tees in different colours and a few pairs of jeans for the weekend, I also have midlayers that can be applied to either clothing system but I don’t keep strict inventory of these and just wear as needed.

    I wear my base layers for two days at a time before throwing them in the laundry basket and do my washing only on the weekends, I don’t wash my jackets or jeans until they are visibly dirty.

    Washing immediately after every wear is both high effort and really wasteful in terms of water and energy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i only wear t-shirts as undershirts. so i have a week’s worth of plain undershirts, and then everything else i wear (button-ups, sweatshirts, rugby shirts, sweaters, etc) doesnt need to be washed after every use since they were protected from sweat

  4. Anonymous says:

    Underwear, socks, undershirts worn once and then washed.
    Generally I have 5 or 6 each of longsleeve and short-sleeved merino Ts for this. Then flannel or other button up shirts get worn twice, maybe three times (hung up to air, not worn back to back) generally I feel I can smell the pits by 3 wears. Jeans/trousers spot cleaned if needed, I try avoid washing them for as long as possible, I have dirty work pairs if I’m doing anything other than walking around.

    I have about 5 flannel shirts, 5 button up shirts, and 5 pairs of pants, as many socks and underwear that will fit in the drawer

    • Anonymous says:

      I should add that I have a bunch of midlayers and jackets and these almost never need to be washed. The only exception being my down jacket where the outer collar seems to show oils really easily (light grey, nylon maybe? don’t have this issue with any thing else) so maybe once a year or 2nd year it wants dry cleaning.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got 11 of the same beige short sleeve shirt, 3 pairs of jeans and 2 pairs of green pants and thats basically all i wear most of the time unless im wearing a dress on the odd occassion

      • Anonymous says:

        if theyre in your region, i get my pants from ascolour (i think they have a us site) and uniqlo
        https://www.ascolour.com.au/wos-utility-pants-4927/

        they have a mens version too
        https://www.ascolour.com.au/mens-regular-pants-5914s/?sale

        or else something like this from uniqlo
        https://www.uniqlo.com/au/en/products/E450606-000?colorCode=COL53&sizeCode=SMA002

        • Anonymous says:

          thanks for the recs anon, those both look pretty good. shopping for pants is always hard

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          […]
          The absolute state of /fashion/, a bunch of obsesive autist who are deadly afraid of meme bacteria

          it’s just wild to me that this issue is so polarizing. opinions are literally split down the middle ITT and both sides think the other is completely nuts

          if 50% of people think you stink when you reuse shirts, that’s way too many. I’d rather people think I’m neurotic than smelly

          • Anonymous says:

            my opinion is wear a new shirt every day, pants can be 2 days though, never wear undies or socks more than 1 day.
            even with deoderant and perfume. its still weird to me.. and sheets too, minimum once a week to clean then and shower before bed

            i do wonder how much climate affects opinion, like how brazillians shower 4 times a day

          • Anonymous says:

            I wear my pants way more than 2 times before washing. I’d like to say 4 but it’s honestly more than that. I live somewhere cold though and don’t move around a lot which probably helps some

            10 tees , 5 tops including baseball jerseys, 4 pants, 5 shorts including exercise shorts, 5 hats

            only 4 pants feels limiting but I respect the commitment to minimalism

          • Anonymous says:

            I usually wear my base layers twice in winter and once in summer. Honestly its not like you can’t smell it/see sweat stains hard rules seem stupid. Much like there are people that throw away food the day before it expires and others that don’t give a heck if it’s expired and just taste/smell/see if it’s still good.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I wear mostly wool, so not a lot of laundry to do, just the base layers every week or so.
    never wash the sweaters or pants, only spot clean.

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