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post #106 of 527
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

I should look into those Acne tees
I really want to like Everlane at the moment because the fabric kicks ass but the fit so imperfect.

My favorite Acne tee

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post #107 of 527
all my tees are cheap as shit and i wear them to death. most of them are jcrew, but i also like lands end canvas and gap! a tee is a tee, washing it and stretching will make it fit fine IME.
post #108 of 527
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

I should look into those Acne tees
I really want to like Everlane at the moment because the fabric kicks ass but the fit so imperfect.

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I've actually found the fit to be pretty good. Its not perfect, but its close enough (a hair more taper would be nice but its not a dealbreaker). If only the white tees weren't so see-through...
post #109 of 527
Getting a bit off topic, but basically they're cut like a rectangle. So in order to get a nice fit in the torso, the chest has to be tight. To get a comfortable fit in the chest, the torso has to be billowy.

The people who are pleased with the fit are pleased either because they can tolerate a billowy torso or a tight chest. Because it's impossible not to have at least one of those (humans aren't shaped like rectangles)

I don't have that tolerance, so I'm not as happy with the fit as I want to be. Meh
post #110 of 527
I'm a man; I'm shaped like a rectangle.


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post #111 of 527
That dude would fit into so many t-shirt brands. I'm jealous
post #112 of 527
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


That's not really the intention of this thread.
I own a lot of clothes and i don't care to decrease that amount.
I just want my clothing mental state to be based on what I have, not what I don't have; we spend so much time lusting after items we don't have, but how often do we pick up something in our own wardrobe and just really appreciate it?

I hear you...

 

I do really like this thread, there were just a few before mentioning "if these were the only items in my wardrobe I had to live with..." type comments. I suppose there's just some overlap between here and the minimalist thread...

 

It's just interesting that once you begin thinking along these lines, you start wanting to whittle down to just really nice pieces, cut out the wardrobe noise.smile.gif

post #113 of 527
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Originally Posted by Zeemon View Post

after this sale season i pretty much have the feeling that i don't need more stuff for the next months
i'm using this thread to compile an overview, because i don't want to have too much
these only items, which i wear mostly outside and not during sports
2x shorts (dries, givenchy)
13x T-Shirts(AnnD, Raf, Raf, KVA, Paul Smith, CDG shirt, CDG play, Marc Jacobs, Neil Barrett, NB x Sundek, Jil, Jil, Fujiwara )
3x Outerwear (Balenciaga, Cos, Cos)
4x Trousers (Raf, Raf, Cos, Cos)
1x Hoody (Lanvin)
1x Knitwear (Fujiwara)
1x Desert Boots (DH)
2x low-top sneakers (Filippa K, GATs)
4x Mid/High-top sneakers (Balenciaga, Raf, Raf, KVA)
7x Shirts (Dries, Hugo, 5x Raf)
1x Backpack (KVA x Eastpak)
2x Belts (Raf, random yoox brand)
1x winter hat (cp company)

 

this sounds good, and not too boring

post #114 of 527
I'm 100% content with my Made in China Doc Martins. They're shitty quality, kind of ugly, a million people on this site have nicer boots than me, but I just don't care. I like them. And I can spill drinks on them and walk through salt-slush and scuff them up and it matters not at all. WIth black H&M jeans, Docs, and randoms t-shirts / over-sized sweaters, I'm ready for anything.
post #115 of 527
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Getting a bit off topic, but basically they're cut like a rectangle. So in order to get a nice fit in the torso, the chest has to be tight. To get a comfortable fit in the chest, the torso has to be billowy.
The people who are pleased with the fit are pleased either because they can tolerate a billowy torso or a tight chest. Because it's impossible not to have at least one of those (humans aren't shaped like rectangles)
I don't have that tolerance, so I'm not as happy with the fit as I want to be. Meh

 

I don't mind them being tight in the chest, I wore AA tees like that for years, my problem with everlane is that they're about two inches shorter than I'd like.  I actually ordered a linen tee from Mr Porter and the fit is perfect right now, but I'm 60% sure that even if I hand-wash it it's going to end up too short (does knit linen shrink??)

 

On topic - I have a few other things that I'm really happy with, but I wear the same three pairs of jeans constantly (my only three) - indigo APC new cures, black waxed balenciagas, and dior white painted 19cms.  The APCs can take a beating (they're covered in neon tempra paint at the moment from a paint fight...), and the other two are out-there enough to draw comments, but I wear them a couple times a week each anyways.  I really don't need any other pairs of pants.  Someday I might buy a pair of light grey jeans, but it's really nice to get a couple things you like a lot and go ok, DONE, without copping so much unnecessary shit that you don't even get to wear your favorites.

post #116 of 527

I'm not sure to what extent this fits in this thread but the clothes I have for skateboarding are some of the most destroyed, grimiest and beloved clothes that I own. This mostly concerns shirts but jeans are also fun to watch transform. It is like what I imagine denim people love except far quicker. Back to the shirts though, my favorite of which came/come from a company called RVCA, whose cotton I've always found to be really nice. The shirts I have are about 4-6 years old and were worn almost exclusively while skateboarding, which has caused the hems to disintegrate and holes to appear as a result of falls. Basically it is all just sentimental projection onto clothes, which have become little mementos.

post #117 of 527
This is a great thread. I've actually more or less stopped buying clothes because I feel like I've gone as far as I can, or honestly want to, with clothing. I stopped caring about perceived quality and stopped fiending over stupid marketing gimmicks, so most of my favorite pieces are actually some of the cheapest things I own. I've instead started to focus on getting into shape and accomplishing other goals that I have for myself.

Having said that, there are a few pieces that I own that I really love and are my go to clothes:

Muji V necks (white, grey, black) - they're the perfect length and I love the fit in the body, the arms, and the not-too-slutty depth of the V.

Uniqlo extra fine cotton OCBD (blue) - basically fit like BoO for 20 bucks a pop. Great for fall, winter, and spring.

NF X ONI jeans, LVC 501, and KMW rocker - my go to denim. The KMW are 4 years old and still pretty dark.

Cashmere vneck and Inverallen cardigan - vneck has been my go to sweater for a while and its a nice color that falls somewhere between tan and light brown. The Inverallen is just toasty winter armor.

TOJ black 4 zip moto/ brown bomber - such versatile jackets. can be dessed up or down, and looks good with almost everything.

Uniqlo +J puffer jacket - warn, a nice olive color, and looks surprisingly good for a down coat.

St. James navy beanie

MMM GATS/CP court shoe mid - look great beat up, comfortable, and look good with almost anything I wear.

Alden indy boot in both black and brown/Alden cordovan captoe - comfortable, rugged, look good and will last me a long time. I especially like the black indy boots, and find them to be extremely versatile.

Sinn 356, 144, and 756 - a bit of a watch nut and I am just incredibly happy with these purchases.
post #118 of 527
I think Synth proved a point that having the right shoes- and this means different things to different people- pays a HUGE part in feeling content about your wardrobe. It really is the foundation of any fit, and I often forget that. Need to build up my shoe game, then I think I'll be quite close to content
post #119 of 527
when i grow up i want to be just like synthese.
post #120 of 527
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

I think Synth proved a point that having the right shoes- and this means different things to different people- pays a HUGE part in feeling content about your wardrobe. It really is the foundation of any fit, and I often forget that. Need to build up my shoe game, then I think I'll be quite close to content

Very true. Shoes are usually the first item I consider when getting dressed. Great shoe wardrobe has a "multiplier" effect on the clothing wardrobe
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