Who hasn’t tried to replace an article of clothing when it finally wears out, only to find that it is no longer available? When I find something I like, I like to stick with it—or at least something quite similar. Increasingly, I am having a harder and harder time finding clothing I like. Is it my age?
Take, for example, long sleeve shirts. I like button-down dress casual shirts, but if you’re looking for a pattern shirt that doesn’t include blue, good luck. Look at the shirt below. It goes well with tan or brown pants, but I can’t find anything like it anywhere! For such a basic style, this really surprises me.
Here’s a close-up showing the pattern:
So, the moral of the story is if you find an article of clothing you like, purchase another two of them right away, because there’s no guarantee it will be available (or of the same quality) in a couple of years when you’ll be wanting to replace it with something comparable.
Unless, of course, it is blue.