Since the beginning of 2008 I’ve been on a 5-year project to Build a Gentleman’s Wardrobe. I did not start out with this as a clear intention but discovered that this is what I was doing along the way (How I Got Started on My 5-Year Project was the subject of an earlier post).
Roll the clocks forward to 2012 and I am nearing the end of my 5-year project. My mind is beginning to turn to what comes next. A number of options lie before me.
I could begin again and start a new 5-year project to build an even better Gentleman’s Wardrobe. Whilst this idea is not without merit I can’t begin to imagine the Storage Solutions which would be required by the time we got to the end of 2017, so I think not.
Alternatively, I could treat year 6 and each subsequent year as a development of year 5 and gradually keep Improving the Quality on a steadily reducing budget. I have to say that this sounds to me an attractive option.
However, the idea that appeals to me most at the moment is that of a year’s sabbatical. Not from work (as attractive as that sounds) but from wardrobe building. Having spent the last half decade building up a collection how would it be if in year 6 I didn’t spend anything at all on clothing?
It would be a great change from what I’ve been doing and provide interesting insight into my state of mind over that year. I can even see the possibility of a regular post on All the Cool Things I Have Not Bought This Week or an occasional post on whether I’ve fallen of the wagon.
I haven’t yet finally decided that this is what I’ll do in year 6 but I am beginning to mull it over. Feel free to send me your suggestions.