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post #121 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
When it comes down to it, the OneShoe isn't an absolute OneShoe--it's really the concept and approach behind it that distinguishes.

And of course, because came up with it.

I'm thinking of doing the OneBoxer. Literally, one. Should be good for a 7-day cycle, particularly in the cooler weather.
post #122 of 278
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But it's in the OneSpirit. The point is to get away from collecting clothes and get closer to thinking about clothes that you look good in and feel comfortable with. When it comes down to it, the OneShoe isn't an absolute OneShoe--it's really the concept and approach behind it that distinguishes.
agree with mafoo, and I'm trying to do something similar. once I find a pair of flannels I like, I will just buy a couple pairs of them in perhaps 2 colors each. done and done. part of it is that I just want LESS stuff, part of it is that's a much easier way to live. but I still want to look good. none of these are contradictory to each other
post #123 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Oh, and first to guess the exact cloth wins a prize.


Ahhhh... Winter: Dormeuil 15.5 whipcord from the Casuals book? Lightish mid grey?
post #124 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
So, I have a new OneTrouser planned. Five pairs. Same cloth, same color. That is all.


But seriously, it will look as though you are wearing the same pair of trousers every day. This will gross people out.
post #125 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
But it's in the OneSpirit. The point is to get away from collecting clothes and get closer to thinking about clothes that you look good in and feel comfortable with. When it comes down to it, the OneShoe isn't an absolute OneShoe--it's really the concept and approach behind it that distinguishes.

I have always really loved this idea/spirit behind the one shoe, and really behind the general thoughtfulness of your wardrobe expansion. It's just the execution that kills me. I think you do shoes (and perhaps even trousers) a disservice when you don't branch out and enjoy a bit of variety. Of course I know we disagree on this point so please continue with your medium gray flannel onetrouser.
post #126 of 278
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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
But seriously, it will look as though you are wearing the same pair of trousers every day. This will gross people out.
If it does, he could argue with them and change their minds through dialectic. Well...monolectic. The key point is that the situation could serve as the basis of intellectual combat and a test of wills.
post #127 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
But it's in the OneSpirit. The point is to get away from collecting clothes and get closer to thinking about clothes that you look good in and feel comfortable with. When it comes down to it, the OneShoe isn't an absolute OneShoe--it's really the concept and approach behind it that distinguishes.

Yes, that expresses it perfectly. Of course I don't have six identical navy suits, blue shirts, blue ties or black shoes.
The point for me is that while I wear something different every day, the items are all within a specific subdued range and I probably look more or less the same most days to my colleagues.
I'm no James Bond or Cary Grant but people rave about their dress sense - yet if you look at them they rarely ventured beyond solids, mostly in blue and grey.
For me it's more about the quality of the materials and the cut and fit than about lots of different colours.
post #128 of 278
Fuck the 1Trouser I say.!
post #129 of 278
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Originally Posted by Diavolo View Post
Yes, that expresses it perfectly. Of course I don't have six identical navy suits, blue shirts, blue ties or black shoes.
The point for me is that while I wear something different every day, the items are all within a specific subdued range and I probably look more or less the same most days to my colleagues.
I'm no James Bond or Cary Grant but people rave about their dress sense - yet if you look at them they rarely ventured beyond solids, mostly in blue and grey.
For me it's more about the quality of the materials and the cut and fit than about lots of different colours.

I have fourteen or so solid navy odd jackets, but in different fabrics and several buttoning styles.
post #130 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
~2-3 cm around the waist. They still button, but uncomfortably.

Serious question, is there no place left in NYC to have pants sponged and pressed? I thought that in such a great city there would be a few places left? Also, is 2-3 centimeters really that much that they don't fit? They must have been pretty tight in the waist to begin with, no?
post #131 of 278
seriously maf, you're insane.
post #132 of 278
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Originally Posted by landshark View Post
Almost none of this can be considered oneanything You have 4 sport coats for winter? How can it be a onesportcoat? HOw can you have a onetie if there are solids and patterns in various colors? That all sounds like a regular wardrobe to me.

only by forum clothes horse standards can that be considered in anyway minimalist.
post #133 of 278
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Originally Posted by Diavolo View Post
I have a OneTrouser for winter which is a grey wool/cashmere flannel (two shades, charcoal and dark grey but no-one notices)
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OneSportcoat? More variation. Winter is navy, two grey and one brown.
Diavolo, I agree with your approach, but I'm curious about your grey sport coats. Are they solid? Do your wear them with the grey trousers?
post #134 of 278
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Originally Posted by Diavolo View Post
The point for me is that while I wear something different every day, the items are all within a specific subdued range and I probably look more or less the same most days to my colleagues.

This is what I was saying too ... but Foo thinks otherwise.
post #135 of 278
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post
I have fourteen or so solid navy odd jackets, but in different fabrics and several buttoning styles.

Are any of these blazers, or do you consider that to be an entirely different category?
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