I get it. I rarely buy my twins new clothes. I never dress them alike. My boys have different body types and although they are VERY close in size, I still have one boy bigger than the other. So, when relatives send me 2 identical brand new outfits, we don't get total use out of them. For one, because I choose to not have the boys wear the same exact things together and because most clothes styles either fit one body type or the other better. So, one boy ends up with both shirts or both pants that are alike. My kids usually outgrow their clothes so fast that I feel like I don't get enough use out of those clothes. When my bigger boy outgrows some pants, I can pass them on to the thinner boy. If the pants are both the same, I can't do that. Also, if the pants are a bit snug at the waste (some styles are), then my bigger son can't wear them at all and my thinner son gets 2 of the same pair of pants.
I feel we get more use out of clothes if relatives send 2 different kinds of pants. We can do the hand down method. I have requested family to do this when buying the boys' clothes, so we can get more use out of clothes.
I was just trying to clarify what I thought the other poster was saying. I feel my situation may be like hers.
We also made a choice to not dress our children the same, so that may have something to do with this "way of thinking". My boys tend to pick out a shirt and it becomes "his" shirt. If I try to put the same style shirt on my other son, it causes some problems. So, one boy ends up getting 2 exact same shirts if we have 2 and the shirts get outgrown before they both get worn that much.
This is very hard to explain, so thanks for reading. I'm trying to share my point of view on this, but it's challenging! All to their own!