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post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
If you were to start your wardrobe from scratch and you can have 10 items in there, what would they be? Mine would be:

1 - Dry denim indigo slim jean
2 - white T shirt
3 - White shirt
4 - Sweatshirt
5 - Baseball style jacket
6 - Pea coat
7 - washed canvas pant
8 - Button up T shirt (Long sleeve)
9 - Plaid shirt
10 - Work wear blazer
post #2 of 31
I'm pretty sure we've done this before, but:

1 & 2: Two pairs of dry denim indigo straightlegs or slight boot cuts, at least 13 ounces. Durable and good fit are my main criteria.
3 - Zip up fleece hoodie (probably dark grey, but wine or another off primary color might tempt me) - needs to be durable and versatile
4 and 5 - Well fitted 50/50's tee shirt - cream, and one in a colour complementary to my hoodie color - orange, or maybe turquoise.
6 - A really cool belt, probably dark brown.
7 - Military inspired canvas jacket, brown or dark olive.
8 - Comfortable and classic sneakers - Adidas Italias, maybe? Or Chucks?
9 - Snap button military or western style shirt, fitted.
10 - Wedding band (or else my wife would kill me.)

Yep, I'm a simple man with simple tastes.
post #3 of 31
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I'm pretty sure we've done this before, but:

7 - Military inspired canvas jacket, brown or dark olive.
9 - Snap button military or western style shirt, fitted.

Yep, I'm a simple man with simple tastes.
what are your preferred choices for these two? (i.e. brand/style)
post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 
For military style I prefer a slightly more formal dress shape, less M65 style. Patch pockets with stand collar and throat tab, single vent. Sounds formal but in a work wear fabric instead.

The shirt I will pass on as prefer more button front styles, UK doesn't have much going for snap fronts.
post #5 of 31
My 10 essential "streetwear" items:

1. A pair of slim dry jeans
2. A pair of relaxed 501style dry jeans
3. Ben Sherman s/s buttondown, preferably one 'made in UK' which has the proper fit/styling that sold in US ones don't
4. Fred Perry polo (again made in UK ideal)
5. Classic slim trainer (Adidas Japan, Italia, etc)
6. A pair of Converse allstars
7. A nice track jacket/zip up
8. A cool denim jacket (Levis type I or II, Nudie conny, ALD etc)
9. Good brown belt
10. A cool tshirt (I'm partial to my Lonsdales)
post #6 of 31
My 10 for the street: 1) Slim straight dry jeans 2) Regular straight jeans, dry or tastefully washed 3) Basic leather sneakers (adidas Superstar) 4) Hi-top canvas sneakers (Chuck Taylor) 5) Light coloured crew neck basic slim tee, 100% cotton (very partial to this) 6) Graphic tee, intelligent design please 7) White dress shirt 8) Striped, more casual shirt 9) Dark coloured hoodie or cardigan 10) Black leather belt, a simple one would do Over here i don't really need warm clothing, hence the lack of blazer or coat.
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by minya
what are your preferred choices for these two? (i.e. brand/style)

Well, if price wasn't a consideration (which it obviously is):

Military style jacket - Cloak, F/W 2004-2005. Shorter (just hits the hip) style. Articulated shoulders and really interesting

Snap button military shirt - my favorite is a Jil Sander one from about F/W 1997-1998, but some of the more subdued DSquared ones are really good. I have one from F/W 2003-2004 which is terrific except that it is a bit too long for my tastes. Olive, two front patch pockets. Burnished silver/pewter snaps. Triple snapped cuffs. Large collar.
post #8 of 31
oooh, do you have any good pictures of the Cloak jacket? I'd like to see if I could get a reproduction made.. it sounds interesting. Think Yoox would be good for those military shirts?
post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by minya
oooh, do you have any good pictures of the Cloak jacket? I'd like to see if I could get a reproduction made.. it sounds interesting.

Think Yoox would be good for those military shirts?

I will see if I can find a pic of the jacket on firstview. And Yoox would probably be good for the shirts. I personally picked mine up at Maxfield Bleu,
post #10 of 31
speaking of military jackets, I have this Nice Collective jacket that I like a lot: but I definitely need some more variety.
post #11 of 31
1. Slim, dry straight leg jeans 2. Poplin, fitted, long sleeve dress shirt (Grey, Grey-blue) 3. Simple, fitted workman's jacket (Neutral color, such as beige) 4. T-shirt, 100% cotton (Natural color) 5. Hardwearing brown belt 6. Hoodie with a Riri zipper (Grey, Purple, Orange, pretty much anything works) 7. Light-weight plain white dress shirt, washed and puckering at the seams 8. Vans slip-ons 9. Cardigan, fitted, cotton/cashmere blend (Medium Grey) 10. Trousers, slim, wool or cotton (Light-medium Grey)
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I will see if I can find a pic of the jacket on firstview. And Yoox would probably be good for the shirts. I personally picked mine up at Maxfield Bleu,

Have you seen the one from this season, tried it on, fits like it was made for me (I like the new cloak sizing, just slightly larger making the smalls look terrific on me ) Cloak has upped the quality in some areas (buttons, construction-now mostly made in Italy or so I've heard...) but still have the same Quality control issues as before. I just don't think I'm ready to pay something like $900 for a canvas military jacket, even if it's a cloak one
post #13 of 31
Top 10 things that I wear are:

1. Slim straight leg or slight bootcut jeans
2. Linen/cotton blend casual pants
3. casual l/s white button down shirt
4. baby blue l/s polo shirt
5. random tshirts
6. converse allstars
7. black cashmere cardigan
8. grey cashmere crewneck
9. cotton field jacket
10. vintage navy wool peacoat

If I could only pick 10 pieces out of my closet, that is probably what I would take.
post #14 of 31
from what i own
1. double rl "authentic" selvage
2. grey tee
3. levis city straight indigo black overdye
4. vintage grand slam polo
5. clarks desert trek
6. vans old school brown leather
7. vintage pea coat
8. vintage adidas track jacket
9. vintage cable car cloithers safari jacket
10. vintage s/s hermes allover rope print button up

i think i could wear combos of these forever
post #15 of 31
Here is the Cloak jacket I liked most out of that collection (and I liked quite a number of them):

http://www.firstview.com/MENfall2003/CLOAK/P023.html

So, I was wrong about the season. Loved the 2003 season though. It was actually the last season that the pieces were actually numberd. I actually am the proud owner of this oversized Cardigan (51 ot 58):

http://www.firstview.com/MENfall2003/CLOAK/P039.html
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