The purger in me is daring to sell off about a half dozen things from my closet. They're garments I really don't wear much, mostly Mister Freedom and some EG, but are so unique that I might periodically enjoy pulling them out of the closet to wear. Don't get me wrong, there is some MF, like my midnight denim peacoat, that I'll keep forever. But, I feel like I've moved on from looking like a full-on ship's captain. I'm torn.
In similar news, I was wondering how much I actually like my Nanamica duffle from last FW, until I tried it on over my Mallory jacket. Fuck me, it was a great fit, and it'll be an excellent overcoat this winter.
Sometimes, I feel like I don't appreciate what I have and truly like if there are items in my closet that I'm not sure I want to keep. I'm an all-or-nothing kind of person.
As someone whose closets are completely full, and who has a storage unit full of stuff dating back to about 1996 (I really started getting into fashion in about 1998, so obviously the deadstock I got my hands on only dated a few years further back,) keep it. There are Dirk Schonberger (now designer SLVR) shirts with bibs made out of cut and unfinished strips of poplin fabric. There are a couple of DIY Krones&Kin pieces that were made as essentially an art project, and now seem incredibly current. There are old Jeff Griffin pieces that seem like the precursor of Christopher Raeburn and Greg Lauren's work now. There are, of course, pre-New York move Helmut Lang pieces. and for some reason, protest piece by Raf Simons (I say surprising because I never actually liked him, period. There are Prada and Miu Miu pieces from about 2001, when everyone went full military - and that was when I fell in love with boiled wool - and trust me, wearing boiled wool shirt jackets in San Francisco in early December is a labor of love.
Most of the time, I wear a sweater of some sort, often a cardigan and a tee (I guess going from hoodies to heavyweight cardigans is my concession to being a father of 4 and in my late 30s), jeans that range from slim to antifit saggy, and interesting belt, and hightops or chukkas. But I love having that stuff. Some of it I have no idea why I bought (like the Dirk Schonberger shirts), especially since I was probably never going to wear them, and I bought them on a graduate student budget, but they don't just mark points in fashion history, but parts in my own evolution.
That said, send me a picture of your stuff, and I will tell you what you should sell to me, and for how much. I promise to be fair.