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What are some of the clothing items that y'all have held onto the longest and are still wearing? It's been about 10 years now since I actively started caring how I look (which meant cropped Paul Smith peacoats and True Religion jeans at the time, but that's beside the point...) and I still have a couple items that still see weekly use. Shrink the time scale to five years and there's a lot more. Do you guys think about how long you can wear a given item, or is it all about what looks good right now.

I got into the game late 2009. For about 2 years I bought a lot Epaulet, BoO, Rogue's Gallery, etc. None of that lasted, so my oldest clothing pieces now are probably around 3 years. It matters a lot to me how long things will last, one of my problems with Schneider shirts was that I felt like they were going to disintegrate in a month with my lifestyle. My oldest piece is probably W+H x Dayton boots I bought from Farinelli's (lol I loved that store so much back then) and an Our Legacy shirt I bought at Mr Porter's first sale that has faded about 10 shades lighter. Love that thing.

At this point, I don't think my tastes will change too dramatically so I always buy with the intent of keeping it for a long time. I feel like after 5 years of experimenting through many looks, the only aesthetic change I can see myself having is towards MC due to work stuff, but otherwise I think I'm set
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I got into the game late 2009. For about 2 years I bought a lot Epaulet, BoO, Rogue's Gallery, etc. None of that lasted, so my oldest clothing pieces now are probably around 3 years. It matters a lot to me how long things will last, one of my problems with Schneider shirts was that I felt like they were going to disintegrate in a month with my lifestyle. My oldest piece is probably W+H x Dayton boots I bought from Farinelli's (lol I loved that store so much back then) and an Our Legacy shirt I bought at Mr Porter's first sale that has faded about 10 shades lighter. Love that thing.

At this point, I don't think my tastes will change too dramatically so I always buy with the intent of keeping it for a long time. I feel like after 5 years of experimenting through many looks, the only aesthetic change I can see myself having is towards MC due to work stuff, but otherwise I think I'm set

 

Did you get the Daytons resoled? How'd they turn out? 

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Best pho ever, mama's in san mateo California

My parents are friends with the family that owns Mama's (they own a few other restaurants as well), but the best places to get pho are in Milpitas/San Jose.
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Did you get the Daytons resoled? How'd they turn out? 

Yes, just last week actually. They had been sitting in my closet for a year with a ruined leather sole that I had been too lazy to get resoled. I just said fuck it and did a full resole, replacing the leather with this corded rubber sole and heel. The leather soles weren't nearly durable enough for what I wanted to do with the boots-- fuck them up hiking, running around, not caring, etc. They're still kinda uncomfortable after a day's wear, but I like the silhouette too much
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Enough with the food talk, use the random food thoughs thread instead.

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What are some of the clothing items that y'all have held onto the longest and are still wearing?

I have Paul smith sweater in chunky cabelknit from aw07, I wear weekly during the colder month.

I have a was once black Lacoste polo, which is at least 10 years old, if not more, that I wear from time to time in the summer time.
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Anyone know sizing for Balmain sneakers?
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New SW&D challenge that I want everyone to partake in:

 

DO SOMETHING

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pho is the best hangover chaser. true story.

and mae oon ttang.
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The @nicelynice question: I have one thing from 2007 I still wear, one thing from 2009, and then it slowly ramps up from there, with 2011 being where I can look back at pictures and go "this is what i'm doing in 2014." Of course, there's also lot of other stuff back then I don't wear anymore. But those things from way way back, I'm not seeing anything that connects them, nor are they "man, everybody shoulda bought this, it's still so good" grails or something. It seems to be just chance that they still work with what I wear. Plus my purchases have slowed down since 2012, and I've been taking stuff out of the rotation that I was wearing then.

I'm finding it interesting to consider the arc of one's style with specific dates involved (looking at old photos and such) because you learn what you were actually doing as opposed to what you just remember yourself doing. Like I don't dress today like I did 4 years ago, and only some days how I did 2 years ago, and the story the pictures tell of that progression is not how I would have recalled it. so thanks for posing that question, i guess.

/self-involved navel gazing

I would not be surprised to find that we're all wearing shit we mostly bought in the last 3 years. I wouldn't be surprised if that's how styleforum's worked for some time now. Let's ask this question again in 3 years.
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Im so boring I wear same stuffs from 2010, and 2010 me can probably wear the clothing I bought last week
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I think I had my dior 19cm and raf derbies for about 4 years now. I have pieces that are much older but I'm not the first owner.
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I can think of a few things that I have had for awhile, but going back before 2007 it gets tricky... well, actually, I can say that I have had a pair of black Gap jeans for over 10 years. I think I bought them in 2003. They are straight leg but they feel exceptionally roomy. I wear them whenever I work on cars, so they are about 50% oil and brake fluid by now. I also have a navy polo from American Eagle that is roughly the same vintage (and is only worn with the aforementioned Gap jeans).

 

Once I started to really invest in fashion, or have the slightest clue what I was doing, that was happening around 2007. But at first that meant doing stuff like having three pair of Allen Edmonds (under the theory that, "wow, quality!" these will last 10 years or more!! -- they were ebayed within 2).

 

Stuff I've still got that gets regular rotation:

 

1. APC New Standards. Purchased in Fall of 2009. Have worn and washed countless times since. Got them tapered at some point mid-2011. Bleached them in 2012. Still going strong; just now starting to fray around some stress points.

 

 

2. Navy tie. On the more CM side of things, I picked up a navy tie at a small shop in Verona, Italy in February 2008. It has a texture to it, sort of like a grenadine, but it also has a self-colored stripe pattern too. It basically serves the same function as the CM guys talk about with their navy grenadines as it reads as solid from more than a couple feet away. It's my oldest tie (unless you count ones inherited from my dad) and has probably seen the most wear, and it is still the one tie I would grab if my house were on fire and I could grab only one.

 

 

3. SNS Herning Stark. Purchased in October 2011. Not the oldest item, but easily my best knit, and it has become somewhat part of my uniform in the colder months. And I wasn't by any means the first guy on styleforum to get one, but I'm given to understand quite a few that followed did so after seeing my fit photos.

 

 

4. H&M 100% linen suit. Purchased Spring 2010 for $90 plus tailoring. Was meant to survive at least one wedding; has now survived several more plus regular wear (including even to court). Also I get a ton more wear out of the pants on their own without the jacket.

 

 

Oh, and my RRL chinos. But there's already a whole goddamn thread devoted to those. In closing, these four were the stand-out items that I can trace back to more than just a couple years ago but that are still getting consistent wear today. I certainly bought a lot of stuff from around 2007 to the present that I have either sold or donated, and apart from the aforementioned "mechanic clothes" I don't think I have a single item that I can think of that predates 2007.

 

I think a large part of that is not that I disliked the style of what I was wearing back then but that nothing was the right size. So once I got sizing figured out and learned about brands that worked for me, it didn't make sense to keep around all the stuff that was way too big, even if it was otherwise inoffensive aesthetically. Now, I'm notoriously hard to fit as I am pretty much "outside the pattern" of any mass-market clothes in the US and to some extent even elsewhere, but I think no matter one's size, a lot of guys were buying stuff that was too big back around 5-10 years ago and before, so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of stories are similar to mine.

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Yeah, when I get a bit of motivation today, I'll transport a bunch of the food posts over there.  

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