Let’s get to fixing that wardrobe and messy closet, fellas! This week we’ll talk about items you need to remove from your life and why you should replace some of those items with suits, suit pieces, slacks, and more! Don’t forget that Rose Tuxedo offers options to purchase suits, shirts, and more!
The One Year Rule
All over the internet, you can find people coming up with ways to tell if you’ve worn an item for a year, or telling you to get rid of anything you haven’t worn in a year or more. This is a great way to clear out space in your closet. If you can’t remember the last time you wore an item—get rid of it. This goes for things that don’t fit, are out of style, or you shouldn’t have bought in the first place!
Take everything out
Spread as many of your pieces of clothing out as possible. Seeing how much you have can help you realize what you do and don’t need. Seeing it in a drawer or hanging in your closet doesn’t really make you realize HOW MUCH you have.
If you have 3 of a nearly identical shirt (and it’s not a staple like white or solid colors) maybe it’s time to remove some. You don’t need 3 of the same sweater, or 6 pairs of sweatpants, or 3 t-shirts with lame jokes on them.
If you’ve kept a shirt, jacket, or some other item of clothing for sentimental value, maybe it’s time to take it out of the closet. If it’s that important to you, you can put it in a shadow box or find a more useful method of storing it (primarily if you can’t or don’t wear it anymore).
When to Donate
If you have an item of clothing that you don’t wear anymore but it’s still in good shape maybe you can donate it to a thrift store or to a friend or family member who’d wear it.
When to Toss
Items with major stains, holes, or structural damage do not need to be donated. Consider cutting them up for scraps and rags or tossing it in the trash (or to a recycling center if you can find one that deals with clothes and fabrics).
If you have a shirt you can’t wear or jeans that aren’t appropriate for daily wear you can get creative. Make a shirt into a pillow or turn some old jeans into a purse or bag (these ideas may require the help from someone who knows how to sew, but it would make great gifts or home-décor).
Some Suits never go out of style
Suits look great on nearly all men! You also can’t go wrong with having a couple 3-piece suits you can piece out and use creatively. Owning a couple different suits, ties, dress shirts, jackets, and slacks means you’re ready for just about anything. We’re not saying to get rid of your jeans, but help make your wardrobe more mature by replacing some of those t-shirts with collared shirts and those tattered jeans with slacks!
The internet is crawling with storage ideas from how to use shoe trees to hanger hacks to storage hacks. Don’t be afraid to experiment with storage ideas.
If you love an item in your wardrobe, don’t listen to anything anyone says. If you wear it, keep it. Just remember that there is always a better option. But never stop being you!