As a man with a decent sized wardrobe of shirts, I have experienced bouts of looking at my shirts and realise that they are no longer wearable. Here are the following reasons:
The collars show a white fray…
Ring around the collar?
The cuffs are the victims of the same treatment as highlighted above.
Getting your shirt destroyed by a leaky pen.
Buttons are also victims…
…but more so from threads that go awry from many washes and domestic help that forgets to retrieve the missing buttons. Some tailors (the good ones) will have a spare sewed near the hem of the shirt at the tail end. If for some reason you have a zipper on your shirt then you could lose it all with a faulty zipper. Rare but worth a mention.
A disposable attitude. Men suffer a lot from that because they are not such detailed persons in general. SO they don’t look after their shirts and they don’t do visuals on early warning signs. It’s hard to change attitudes unless it affects their bottom line. A favourite shirt is still a favourite shirt but loses its value with a disposable attitude. Learn to like your favourite shirt.