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post #16 of 92
Thanks to eBay and the B/S forums I have been starting to build a SF-approved wardrobe for next to nothing.
post #17 of 92
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Originally Posted by ghulkhan View Post
my must haves:

vb houndstooth cotton sweater spring 07
ccp paper derbys spring 07
vb "show stopper" cardigan
ccp overlock fall 07
ccp spiral zip boots
jil sander blue marbled cashmere v-neck fall 08
jil sander blue metallic v neck fall 07
vb tweed grey dress pants fall 07
white vb button down shirt
lanvin black one button blazer fall 07
dior homme 21 cm indigo and black

2007 was a good year

This is an excellent list. Add schiesser Ts and boxers and boots.
post #18 of 92
Interesting plan, Charlie... I totally agree with simplification... I'm working on this myself at the moment, not only with clothing.

Also think that the only way a minimalist wardrobe will work if you focus on quality -- things that are designed specifically for harder wear/longer lifespans, in terms of fabric/hardware/construction.

I've gotten into chambray/denim workshirts in the last few years, for example... partly because the well-made ones will far outlast any normal casual button-downs. Charlie, I'd recommend you look at some shirts like this. Or for jeans, 21 oz. Iron Heart. I wore through the crotch in a pair of Diors after only 4 months... I plan on moving on to Iron Hearts in the future. For boots, I think the Red Wing Gentleman Travellers, or Aldens would both long out-live Dr. Martens.

In sum, good philosophy... I think maybe 50 items is more realistic though, while still being pretty impressive from a simplicity perspective.
post #19 of 92
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Originally Posted by CharlieAngel View Post
BLAH blah blah blah blah blah

It sounds like you've got a lot of must haves. Not really minimalistic. I'm thinking like one shirt one pair of jeans one pair of shoes one jacket.
post #20 of 92
Got many a jawn, but I could live for a year with: (and I pretty much did) 6-pack of white v neck tees (Hanes or AA if I'm fancy and ballin) APC NS APC black stretch Cure this one PRL charcoal grey cardi I have, with black lambskin elbow patches. $30 pickup and it fits and looks cool. salt and pepper grey hoody. I have a $20 Uniqlo one but someday would like a W+H or something. Slim white button up, don't really care but preferably APC or something MMM black 5-zip leather rider's MMM white german army trainers Raf Simons 05-06 long SB wool coat Jil Sander side-tab beltless trousers Jil Sander X Church's laceups in black Super bland, but I really pretty much did wear just this for the past year. Anything else is nice, but additional.
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post #22 of 92
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Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
It sounds like you've got a lot of must haves. Not really minimalistic. I'm thinking like one shirt one pair of jeans one pair of shoes one jacket.
I sweat a lot. Can't wear the same thing every day, otherwise I'd have to wash my clothes every-day. Granted, I've also played with the idea of having, say, 5 of the exact same shirt, we'll see. Be more like Einstein and his 5 identical grey suits, but geared towards more streetwear. I misnamed the thread a bit, this is more of a "necessity" not "must-have" I guess. What are the minimum pieces you need to feel not necessarily deprived, but well enough.
post #23 of 92
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Originally Posted by CharlieAngel View Post
I sweat a lot. Can't wear the same thing every day, otherwise I'd have to wash my clothes every-day. Granted, I've also played with the idea of having, say, 5 of the exact same shirt, we'll see. Be more like Einstein and his 5 identical grey suits, but geared towards more streetwear.

or like that short asian dude who bought 5 pairs of the same shoes
post #24 of 92
Crude visual of my ideal closet...



1) Cropped gray trench
2) Krane Officer's Coat
3) Apolis Activism Vandenburg Jacket
4) Flathead Flannel (blue)
5) White OCBD
6) Navy OCBD
7) Epaulet Light Gray Chambray
8) Topman denim tie
9) 3Sixteen dual-band bracelet
10) Leather Purcells
11) Fingerless winter gloves
12) W+H Dayton Service Boots (brown)
13) Kicking Mule Workshop 1980
14) Gap tee (charcoal, black, white)
15) Clark DBs (brown suede)
16) Black/gray check scarf (not pictured)
17) Uniqlo S-002 black denim (not pictured)
18) Slim wallet (not pictured)
19) Gap sweater (not pictured)
20) Gap thermal (not pictured)

Some of these I already have, others I don't. I'm not going into a job field that really calls for non-SW clothes. I also don't find myself in many situations calling for formal wear, so I'm not too interested in stocking up in that department.

I'm also more into outerwear, so jeans + Purcells + tees on warm days suit me just fine. When the colder weather comes, I'd rather have nicer outwear and pair it with decent thermals or sweaters.
post #25 of 92
3 T-Shirts 3 Polo Shirts 6 Long Sleeve Button Down 5 Undershirts 4 Sweaters 1 Light Jacket 1 Heavy Jacket 2 Suits A few ties 5 Chinos 2 Jeans 1 Shorts 2 Pairs of blutchers 1 Pair of tennis shoes
post #26 of 92
7 pairs of underwear
7 pairs of socks
a pair of shoes
2 shirts
a pair of jeans
a belt
a coat
post #27 of 92
indy boots j crew red chambray lvc 1947
post #28 of 92
What kind of dirty hippie has like 3 tee shirts, c'mon guys, have a pile of 15 white tees is not going to bring clutter into your life. You can have like three jeans and two pairs of shoes but switch tees.
post #29 of 92
Ha ha. 15!? WTF. So you don't have to do laundry for 2 weeks?
post #30 of 92
i probably have even more than 15 plain white shirts for days when i'm not going anywhere, or when its really hot outside (gets above 100F where i live in the summer regularly) so i do laundry like every two or three weeks.
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