As per the suggestion of ylkim30, this is a new thread for the the discussion of a new frugal clothing-exchange system inspired by the tie-swap box. The basic idea is to create a relational database of all boxes/items and an open file (with Google Docs) for checking in / out of the various box lists so that you can have boxes mailed to you as needed. What we need first are some good MySQL database hackers and other web-devel programmers who might be up to the challenge. From a programming perpsective, the program is not more than an intermedia challenge, I'm thinking -- but the level of complexity is going to require some thought as to exactly how the database is going to be created to give it room for expansion and growth.As I said in another thread, the idea is to craft a quick, efficient clothing-exchange network that will increase our wardrobes, open us up to new items/styles and give a great new frugal way to make a huge impact on our personal wardrobes.The relational database with box lots for all particular items and measurements -- eg a 15.5 shirt box, a 32W pant box, a 12C shoe box, trad tie box, etc. I haven't got quite a handle on 'trad' yet to determine whether this is going to be specifically a 'trad' system or if other fashion subgenres would be included or if it's just general menswear; I suspect that the actual style favored by the system will be the one favored by the early adopters, but this is up for discussion. Once the software is streamlined and as expertise and interest demands, adding further granulation and categories is absolutely trivial: so then there can be a 32W 31L pant box, trad repp tie box, 15.5/33 OCBD shirt box, etc. Eventually the dream is to make (say) the 15.5/33 yellow OCBD box, trad repp (red primary) tie box, 12C gunboat box, etc.Everyone who joins enters the items they 'seed' the box(es) with into the database, x number of 'seeds' = y number of active 'borrows' and the whole thing is kept into postal circulation with the idea that no items are truly for an individual's 'keeps' but just for shortterm/longterm borrow from the pool. In this way we can all have a huge wardrobe but almost all of it at any one time is out there in the mails, not in our closets...In fact I think a good tagline for the project might be something along the liens of "Get rid of your closet" or "Your mailbox just became your new walk-in closet"...I'm picturing, too, a specified time limit for each clothing 'borrow' from any of the boxes. But none of this need be rigid: if it turns out you enjoy and use a given pair of chinos (eg), or need a seasonal borrow,there should be a way to extend the loan. There should also be a schedule-support, so that you can (eg) request a particular sport coat for a particular evening or weekend or day. All of this and much more is possible with the right planning and design. What I'm proposing is an 'in the clouds' model for clothing storage, and a general group-tagging clothing supply network, and when taken at the microcommunity level (like here) I think this model could be the wave of the future.