Deliberately? I do. When I was picking out a shirt this morning, for example, I purposely chose one with a small hole at the collar and some bleach spot at the bottom. Why not choose one in better condition? Well, I knew I had some sausages cooking, and I knew there was a fair chance that I’d get some grease on it within the hour, so why mess up a shirt in better condition?
This sort of thinking has me frequently wearing worn, torn, slightly stained clothing as a matter of course. which has bothered girlfriends in particular who drop in on me and ask about the clothing I’m wearing. My usual answer is a shrug, but a more articulate version would be “I don’t care about the way I dress, especially if I plan to stay at home all day alone.” The counterargument to that is usually “But what if someone stops by, like me? You’re showing disrespect to your guests.”
That usually gets another shrug out of me.
Do you keep a lot of clothing around for knocking around the house, or do you throw things out when they get torn, stained, frayed, etc.?