totally RFT: I feel (once again) like I need to get rid of half my stuff. I don't have 3 closets worth or anything, but I feel like I have too much. But I also have a bunch of things that I rarely wear but can't get rid of. Like I own a tux, a cream linen suit, and you're all familiar with the plaid pants from Epaulet.
I also have like 10 pairs of shoes and there's a reason for each of them. Looking at them I can't think of any I could get rid of. But in the abstract I'm thinking "why don't I just have 1 pair of boots, 2 pairs of dress shoes, and one pair of sneakers." That kind of stuff.
Do I need more than 10 dress shirts? More than 5?
I have like 30 ties. I could probably do with only 5.
I hate to use the word "versatile" but I feel like I ought to be able to make do with far less if I were really careful about the choices of what to buy.
And so I feel like I need to get rid of half my stuff, but I also feel like I need to buy a bunch of new things in order to have the few perfect pieces I need. .
I would say that when I 1. decided to only buy from a couple brands and 2. only wear what I really really enjoy, this fashion thing has become a lot more fun and enjoyable to me. These days I spend maybe a week looking and asking around for each piece I buy and when I do receive it I just look at it for about a day and compare to what I have, if I REALLY like it then I keep. I can honestly say I have maybe 2 or 3 things I am selling and I will be done for the foreseeable future. I don't like having too many options, I like great things in small numbers. I have in rotation a total of 50 pieces (with another 45 just for certain occasions) that I won't ever give up. Might sound farfetched or romanticized but I truly think I can do it. I am pretty stubborn and hard headed though
Maison Martin Margiela- General Clothing/Accessories/Footwear (2 Lanvin pieces-shirt and low tops as exception)
Orlebar Brown- Anything Beachwear
Sunspel- Q14 Deep V-Necks/Sleepwear