Five Exact Copies of Jeans? Oh Why Not?

Multiple Copies of Clothing

My clothing choices have changed a lot over the years. Before I moved to Australia, I was often seen in colourful T-shirts with logos, colourful skirts and jeans. While I’m still living in jeans, gone are those colourful T-shirts. They’ve been replaced with dark colours like black, charcoal, grey and blue. Black is, after all, a typical Melburnian colour and given that it doesn’t make me look too big, I’m more than willing to comply. 😉

Up to a few years ago, I wouldn’t contemplate the idea of owning multiples of the same clothing and accessories. I already had that T-shirt in the same colour, why would I buy the same one in the exact colour that I already have? But as my clothing choices evolved, I realised that when I like one particular item of clothing, I tend to wear that piece often. So much so that right after I’ve washed it, I’d wear it again. The best way to go about this and not wearing my favourite clothes out so quickly was to get multiples of the same clothing, in not just the same design, but also the same colour.

To date, I have 3 T-shirts from ASOS that are exactly the same. I have 2 denim shorts that look very similar to each other that I bought from the same shop. I love the black sleeveless shirt from Sussan so much that I bought 3 of them in black in the space of a month. I own 5 pairs of my favourite jeans that are from the same shop, same range, same model and same colour. I also have about 5 pairs of running tights that are the same brand, range, model and colour.

So while it might look as though I’m always wearing the same clothes and that I never wash them because I’m always wearing them, trust me, they’re copies and I do launder my clothes regularly. 😛 I’m very happy and comfortable with my style now and to be honest, I don’t foresee it changing in the next few years or so. The only colourful items in my wardrobe now are activewear as they look much better when they’re colourful.

I believe I’ve found my “uniform” and I couldn’t be happier. 😀

What about you? Undies and socks aside, do you own multiples of the same clothing in even the same colour? Or is that not an even fathomable idea?

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25 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    JEANS! It’s so bloody hard to find jeans that fit, flatter, lift and leg-lengthening. So, when the opportunity arose for me to overhaul my jeans-wardrobe, I went on a shopping rampage. I literally bought 5 pairs of jeans in a span of 2 weeks. I’d forever be a Jbrands fan because as pricey as they are, the quality is amazing. I have 2 pairs of the same jeans when they went on sale. And 2 ancient pairs of 811s that can fit 1 1/2 me now. So yes, I’m all for multiples if they work. I wish I’d thought of buying multiples from Popbasic – their tank tops are to-die-for!

    1. Tine

      Oh I know right? When you find the right pair of jeans that not only make you look good but is incredibly comfortable, you’ll get multiple copies. I adore the jeggings from Sussan and I was devastated when I thought they had discontinued the range because I couldn’t find it anymore. When they finally brought it back, I went and bought another 2 more pairs.

      I should have gotten more Le Breton tops from Popbasic when the opportunity came. They’re so good.

  2. Paris B

    I’m actually starting to do it now, because I’ve reached that stage when I’m a) can’t be arsed to shop for clothes and b) can’t find anywhere that will sell me decent, classic, simple cuts that aren’t made for skinny minxes. You know how it is here in Asia – if you aren’t stick-skinny, you can’t find anything in the stores. I don’t buy them all in the same colour though. I may sometimes buy a same item but in different colours. I tend to do this a lot in Uniqlo, which is why my wardrobe is now slowly evolving into a 1 brand wardrobe LOL! 😀
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    1. Tine

      Shopping in Asia was a mighty pain in the ass for me. Imagine going to international brand stores like Levis and having the sales assistant tell you oh very smugly “sorry miss, size 30 is the biggest, we don’t have anything bigger”. Grr. When I stepped into a GAP store in the UK and tried on my first pair of Long and Lean jeans that made my bum and legs look so good, I almost wept for joy because I finally found jeans that worked for me that I don’t have to suffer smug SAs for.
      Hahaha I know what you mean by evolving to a 1-brand wardrobe! Mine predominantly consists of Sussan and Target. 😛

  3. Asha

    Guilty! Black Zara jeans (yes the same ones Fleur de force goes on about!), have at least two pairs at all times. What can I say they fit like a dream! Right fit and hug in all the right places and as a petite plus size, that’s hard enough to find!

    1. Tine

      I’ve never tried those black Zara jeans FDF goes on about! Which range is it from? I see a lot of jeans from Zara and I’m confused as to which one she was talking about. 😛

      1. Asha Eapen

        Its the Z1975 Denim range, look out for the ones with the double zips below the front pockets, they’re slightly different every season but the double zips seem to be consistent.

        1. Tine

          Cool, thanks! 😀

  4. Dawn

    I’m a creature of habit! When I like a certain cutting of an item, I’ll purchase it in different colours.
    My 3 jeans are the exact same style and wash from Uniqlo. I have 2 pairs of work heels, which I wear to death… and when its time to get a new one, I’d repurchase the exact same brand and style. My mum, who absolutely loves shoes finds me incredibly boring in that aspect 😀

    1. Tine

      Hahahahah she calls it boring, I call it practical. 😛 If it works, why the heck not? 😛

  5. BebeTaian

    I have the worst time with clothes. I always felt so disproportionate because of the nearly 10″ difference between hip and waist size, then if I got something to magically fit both of those, often my thighs don’t fit into anything comfortably, and now skinny jeans have become a trend and there’s no way in hell I’m getting a calf past the thigh of most pants now… ::le dramatic sigh:: But I don’t like skirts nearly as much, and effeminate stuff I love never looks good on me. If I find one thing that actually WORKS and fits, it’s mine! And if I can afford it, in multiples!

    The only question is- how do some of you prevent boredom? I wear black to work, but also a lot of black at home. So now nearly no black clothes at home. I want to like black again.
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    1. Tine

      You’d think I’d be bored out of my mind wearing the same clothes in the same colour but funny enough I don’t! I have brightly coloured bags to counter all that black. 😛

      1. BebeTaian

        The thing is, most of my clothes were black before getting a job where I wore all black… and I loved it. Black and shades of deep grey where most of what I wore, with some bright things like a plain red scarf, or some interesting earrings my dad sent from Bolivia. But now that I’m wearing it for work every day, I … I really hate it. I feel like I’m getting dressed for work. For a job I don’t even like. I’ve particularly started to hate burgundy and black because of my job. x.x But… black still looks best on me… bleh. I wish it weren’t so hot so I could wear kimono on my day off more often! It takes more effort to get dressed, but once on, I’m so comfortable that I don’t want to take anything off!
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  6. Grace-melody Moo

    Haha! I do this too. I prefer to have different colours of the same version instead of same colours though. Otherwise, I’d freak out my practical and money-conscious husband who thinks that multiples of the same thing is not worth it. 😛 But yes, I have my moments of wearing a favourite top and thinking, “Gosh, wouldn’t I love to wear this tomorrow…and the day after tomorrow, and etc. The colour and cut is just perfect!”
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I thought the same too when it came to buying the same coloured, same type of clothes and that I should get them in different colours instead. I did that for a few years and realised that I typically preferred a certain colour and ended up not wearing much of the other colours. So now, I just get the same boring ol’ colour with the disclaimer to people who wonder if it’s the same clothes as yesterday or last week “YES I WASHED IT!” 😛

  7. I do the same thing these days – especially with my casual gear. I’ve also read sooooo many articles recently about having a ‘uniform’ and how not having to think about your outfit in the morning frees up your creativity for other activities during the day – so you’re demonstrating the behavioural traits of successful people Tine!
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    1. Tine

      HAhahahahaha I was thinking the same when I wrote this blog post Bel! Successful entrepreneur Michael Hyatt does this too. He has the same “uniform” daily even though he works from home. Still, it would be nice to change things up every now and then. I mean, he’s a dude after all and I’m not. 😛 😛 😛

  8. Cecilia

    Since I moved to the US two years ago, I’ve developed the dangerous habit of bulk-hauling. If it fits, I need it in every color possible.

    I have the Uniqlo Supima cotton t-shirt in five colors (black, white, grey, green and orange), and I didn’t buy more because pastels are not my jam. I love the fabric, the shape (not loose, not tight), the length, the v-neck that is deep enough to make my almost inexistent neck look longer without being revealing, everything! They look awesome with jeans, with shorts (although I don’t, lol), with a chunky necklace, with a leather jacket, with boots… You name it, they can handle it. I cannot find these t-shirts anymore, only the cotton modal version is available and that’s a more sporty fabric so it’s not that versatile (sad face emoji). I have the same approach to jeans. It’s so hard to find one that fits me so when I do, I don’t let go.

    Have a great weekend!
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I have the same Supima tees too! I bought a black and a pastel pink but ended up wearing the black so much more than the pink because pastels just weren’t my thing (why I bought it in the first place is beyond me). They’re so comfortable. I should have gotten more because like you, I don’t think I could find them anymore, at least not in my local Uniqlo store.

  9. MonicaP

    I agree with Cecilia – if it fits – I buy multiples. I don’t often buy multiple tops except for this brand called Caslon (Nordstrom) each year I buy two long sleeve white fitted shirts .. because I always ruin one and then I have a back up 🙂

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    1. Tine

      Hahah yes! I bought my jeans from the same store, the exact one I already had because I over-wore my old one and it was started to show a lot of wear and tear. I bought a few more as backup. 😛

  10. Jennifer

    Haha, I thought I was the only oddball with my “uniform” stash. I could have the exact cardigan, same colour, same size in multiples. Or the elusive peplum skirt, never mind that it will be soon out of fashion. I find it a rare opportunity to find something that fits, decently priced with quality to boot. So yes, life is short and nobody probably remembers my carbon copies of black cardigan because that’s really essentially my wardrobe staple 🙂 So yes, a big high 5 to you 🙂

    1. Tine

      Hehehe yay! Like you said, it’s so hard to find something that fits so well, looks good on you, good quality and don’t cost an arm and a leg. When you find it, you get multiple copies! 😛

  11. Mel

    Love it! Nothing worse than when you’re favourite clothing item breaks and by the type that happens its no longer being sold!
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    1. Tine

      Right? Hence the need to buy multiples as backup! Heck, if we buy multiples of our favourite beauty product, what’s wrong with doing that with our favourite clothing too? 😛

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