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post #67081 of 109053
So I've been mulling it over a lot lately, trying to come up with a sort of go to uniform that involves only a little rotation between a few pieces but retains a basic coherence. It'd make it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning, and I think it'd finally get me feeling really comfortable in my clothes. The basic scheme is black outerwear/white or gray shirt/black pants/black boots or white sneakers. Would work like this I guess:

Bless hoodcoat/Black MDR/MA-1
CKC hidden placket/Schneider Kilim hidden Placket/Slutty tees
+J black wool trousers/Zam DNA trousers
MOMA combat boots/Margiela black side-zips/Margiela GATs

Obviously I still need to obtain the MA-1, side-zips and slutty tees, but I feel like this is an outfit I could wear for nearly all occasions, and would feel pretty comfy in
post #67082 of 109053

^ i like grey or white pants better than black almost always with black shoes, am i the only one?

post #67083 of 109053
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

So I've been mulling it over a lot lately, trying to come up with a sort of go to uniform that involves only a little rotation between a few pieces but retains a basic coherence. It'd make it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning, and I think it'd finally get me feeling really comfortable in my clothes. The basic scheme is black outerwear/white or gray shirt/black pants/black boots or white sneakers. Would work like this I guess:

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post #67084 of 109053

I almost always prefer dark brown navy to black.

post #67085 of 109053
is getting dressed really that much of a chore?

That's some impressive laziness, especially coming from someone who posts on a fashion forum.

Also, the secret to being comfortable in your clothes is to...be comfortable in your clothes.

Deliberately choosing boring/conservative colour palettes in the name of comfort doesn't make sense to me. Sure, if you know that you just prefer black and white maybe you'll be more comfortable in it, but that seems like too much of a conclusion to leap to.
post #67086 of 109053
<3 me some black
post #67087 of 109053
shockingly reedo's proposed wardrobe is almsot entirely composed of pieces which are en vogue on SF right now.
post #67088 of 109053
Bless hoodcoat has been cool for the entire history of online fashunz
post #67089 of 109053
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

So I've been mulling it over a lot lately, trying to come up with a sort of go to uniform that involves only a little rotation between a few pieces but retains a basic coherence. It'd make it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning, and I think it'd finally get me feeling really comfortable in my clothes. The basic scheme is black outerwear/white or gray shirt/black pants/black boots

This is basically me, but if you're doing it because it's "easy" that's weird to me. Just buy and wear what you like.
post #67090 of 109053
I was chatting with simon at inventory the other day and he told me he basically wears the same shit all the time.. the jeans he was wearing were 14 year old LVC 47's..

EDIT.

Why is it okay to wear all black, but all navy is weird?
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is getting dressed really that much of a chore?

I know Reedo said he wants to zero in on a uniform to make getting dressed in the morning easier, but for me a uniform isn't really about that.

It's about coping with the sheer number of aesthetics there are to choose from. It's about dealing with our dizzying postmodern condition where aesthetics aren't forced on us by social roles or tradition, leaving us as the sole judge over what we wear.

If SWD is about breaking/questioning the rules written by the old dudes who came before us, then this is the result we have to deal with. Moments where all sartorial possibilities threaten to have equal value. Where clothing that was previously separated by social or economic barriers is suddenly on the same level. And for all the creativity this gives us, it can also be confusing to the point of numbing my poor little brain.

Uniforms are like grocery lists, basically. The world is big and confusing, so sometimes it's best to create walls around ourselves, no matter how weird and arbitrary.

post #67092 of 109053
Guys, color isn't hard.

Try purple. Go on, try it.
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I know Reedo said he wants to zero in on a uniform to make getting dressed in the morning easier, but for me a uniform isn't really about that.
It's about coping with the sheer number of aesthetics there are to choose from. It's about dealing with our dizzying postmodern condition where aesthetics aren't forced on us by social roles or tradition, leaving us as the sole judge over what we wear. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If SWD is about breaking/questioning the rules written by the old dudes who came before us, then this is the result we have to deal with. Moments where all sartorial possibilities threaten to have equal value. Where clothing that was previously separated by social or economic barriers is suddenly on the same level. And for all the creativity this gives us, it can also be confusing to the point of numbing my poor little brain.
Uniforms are like grocery lists, basically. The world is big and confusing, so sometimes it's best to create walls around ourselves, no matter how weird and arbitrary.

This is a good point and I agree. I don't think there's anything wrong with seeking conciseness.

I was more responding to the "comfort" part of the argument:
"It'd make it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning, and I think it'd finally get me feeling really comfortable in my clothes"

Getting dressed in the morning is pretty much knowing which parts of your wardrobe mesh together. Most of us have specific elements that make up outfits and wouldn't work with certain other pieces. When you understand how each item works - through learned intuition or trial and error - you become comfortable in your clothes.
post #67094 of 109053
For winter purple, plum, burgundy, wine etc are very cool for outerwear -- then you can throw in Jaguar green, royal blue, camel -- black is cool but too much black day after day is boring.
post #67095 of 109053
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This is a good point and I agree, but I was more responding to the "comfort" part of the argument:

"It'd make it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning, and I think it'd finally get me feeling really comfortable in my clothes"

Getting dressed in the morning is pretty much knowing which parts of your wardrobe mesh together. Most of us have specific elements that make up outfits and wouldn't work with certain other pieces. When you understand how each item works - through learned intuition or trial and error - you become comfortable in your clothes.

wire.artist aka yoda of yohji doesn't even look in mirror just picks the ensemble and heads out the door

i will one day achieve that level of zen

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