fitted wardrobe

I have this pair of trouser jeans that are just a hair too short.  A friend suggested that the hem was long enough that I could easily get them let down.  Why didn’t I think of that first?  I chewed on that for awhile.  when I first bought the pants they were just a little too snug so I figured that when I lost some weight, the pants would get some length. 
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(Just Pineapple, All bran bran buds, and Just Bunches)
Well, I’ve lost the weight, they are getting baggy and the pants are still not the right length.  I also realized that in my mind clothes are temporary.  My entire life I have cycled either up or down between sizes.  This kept my wardrobe pretty small and meant that whenever a button fell off or I’d like them hem lengthened, I didn’t bother.  The clothes wouldn’t fit in a year anyway.  I don’t own any “investment pieces”  sadly enough the longest living items in my closet are my sweatshirts. 
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(a yummy red grapefruit)
I am bringing all of this up because it is something I am most looking forward to in that mythical maintenance place.  I want to own nice pieces of clothing and build my wardrobe up each year, not replace items that no longer fit. 
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(leftover round tip beef with mushroom ragout)
How about you guys, do you have investment pieces of clothing?  Do you save clothes from each size?
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(more round tip beef)
Cooking Tip:
Never fill the blender more than half full of hot liquids.  It could be a painful experiment if you do!
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(minted spaghetti squash)
Photoshop Tip:
No matter which photoshop you use, don’t let the preset standards stick around.  You can adjust which tools show up on the right hand side of the workspace.  I have added a histogram, a navigator, layers, color swatches, and undo history.  Which tools do you use?
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(a handful or so of rolos throughout the day….Ooops)