The idea of duplicating workhorses in your wardrobe makes so much sense. That is until you start running the numbers. I find that I don't wear the duplicate (whether exactly the same style/color or same style/different color) all that often. So all I have done is waste money on a garment I might wear a handful of times. I have proven this with cheap Gap white tee shirts (two of which have never yet been worn) and expensive slacks (that I duplicated in different colors). I wore the original and rarely remembered to wear the duplicate.
This surprises me because the emotional "logic" makes so much sense to me. If I have a favorite, why wouldn't I wear the duplicate as much as the original?
I bring this up for two reasons.
First, I am so happy with my new Kut from the Kloth jeans that I immediately decided that "I should duplicate them ... just in case." Just in case of what? May be I should wear my new jeans more than twice before I make emotional decisions like this?
Second, I noticed on Suz's thread regarding CoH jeans, she had the same issue with a duplicate in another color (taupe jeans). So it is not just me.
Not duplicating something I love is really hard for me because I am a "saver." I love the idea of having a backup in the event the first one becomes unwearable. This seems to be the only way I can give myself "permission" to wear things I love. I am working to overcome this way of thinking without having to buy duplicates to "save in care of ....".
I think this way of thinking goes all the way back to my childhood. My Mother always made us change out of our nicer clothes. Our nicer clothes became "company" and "event" clothes.
I admit I have some work to do to do.