The rule has to do with when to replace clothing.
And the rule is this: Wear it until you get a hole in it.
It's the hole rule.
That's how I wear and buy clothing. I wear things until they get a hole in them and then I replace them. This goes for shoes, socks, jeans, pants, shorts, shirts, and most scandalously for my wife, undergarments.
(I know ya'll don't come here to learn about my underwear. But still, the hole rule is very much in effect for them. Drives Jana crazy. Particularly when we go from the singular hole to the plural holes.)
Sharing this isn't to pat myself on the back. In a world where people don't have enough to eat this all seems pretty trivial. I mainly just wanted to tell you about my underwear.
But seriously, I do think wearing things until they--literally--wear out is a good practice. In fact, I'm wondering about pushing this a bit further and recovering that old practice of mending. That's right, Richard, get out the needle and thread. I'm going to start trying to sew some of these holes up and keep the clothing a bit longer.
Though I think, upon reflection, I'll not do this for the underwear.
I can hear Jana breathing a sigh of relief...