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post #301 of 527
I'm putting away nothing. The winter does not deter my floral shirts from blooming
post #302 of 527
if i had floral shirts i would wear them all winter long fuck the haters.
post #303 of 527

Even though it´s been cold or chilly for the most part this past months, I´ve worn all sorts of items, except one thing, and something I´m looking forward to wearing all summer long again, my prorsum leather sandals. One of my best purchases ever. It made me realize that other ugly sandals, flip flops or espadrilles are not the only thing o wear while just being around in the summer.

post #304 of 527
I wish I had a decent camera so I could post some of my stuff. I've become really happy with what I have, mainly my outerwear. It's kinda weird though, if you look in my closet it just kinda looks like I'm all over the place; florals/crazy printed shirts, Nonnative, WM, bunch of beat up levi's + danners and on the other side is like Bless, Schneider, Margiela, Plokhov, etc. I can't seem to define a specific "look" or "style" but I'm happy to be able to put on two completely different outfits if I wanted.

Reading this thread makes me really look back one when I first started coming here like 5 years ago and all of my spending habits back then...everything had to be on sale and cheap and new new new and I had such a high turnover rate. I still have a shit ton of clothing from back then (J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, thrifted shit) that I really should donate but it's kind of cool to look back at what I thought was good quality/cool or what I believed I liked because of all the hype in threads (hi, like 3 pairs of clarks).

I still occasionally make mistakes or impulse buys that end up poorly, but ultimately those have really tapered off. I think a lot of it is just reconciling the fact that if you really, really want something that's kind of expensive, there's no real substitute for it.
post #305 of 527
Apk's post is solid gold.
post #306 of 527
Just pulled out my Alden 403 Indys. Also waiting for temps to be appropriate to pull out my Barbour International.

Have an SNS v-neck sweater that I snagged off ebay and love to death. Just too warm outside of FW to deal with, even on cool spring days. Probably have to illustrate w/ photos.

Also, FW my denim rotation picks up pace. In the SW it's been too hot most of summer to wear denim unless I know I'll be inside all day.
post #307 of 527
i refuse to put away my white pants
post #308 of 527
Thread Starter 
yeah i wear white pants and floral through winter too.

For summer I'm gonna be putting away my cords, my woolen pants, my knits, my green boots and my cordovan shoes. sucks.

But i'm getting out all my ervell pieces, my linen pants, my sneakers. It's nice.
post #309 of 527
Mostly changes in outerwear - not wearing plimsolls anymore, but get to wear my boots. Slowly transitioning from no jacket/denim jacket/harrington to harrington/faux leather/peacoat. And obviously I get to wear knits again. smile.gif
post #310 of 527
Hey - I had been lurking here a long time and this thread is what finally inspired me to jump in. It is such a great idea and there has been some seriously good posts here. So, yeah, well done all. 
 
Now ... 
 
I've had two black AA 50/50 tees for about five or six years nows. I first got them when I was in University in NY when a girl I was dating worked in a screen printing place that purchased AA in bulk. Needless to say, we had a lot of AA tees. I had a bigger collection of greys, whites and blacks, but these two are all that is left. 
 
Standard favourite t-shirt spiel: they've been to a few different countries, they've been washed and dried countless times and so on. They've also served every function in my wardrobe - from everyday wear to gym clothes to the PJ pile and now back to everyday wear. 
 
They've taken on a very pleasing knobbly, pilly feel and have somehow retained their length. Perfect in absolutely every way. 
 
I've also got a well-worn AA "summer tee" with a u-neck. It's also been around the block as well and is now paper-thin. It's so comfy and I so love the look of the thing that I honestly prefer it to my RO tees (to which my fiance always raises an eyebrow). It's my go-to tee for Fridays at the office, gigs, bar crawls and hungover Sundays on the couch. 
 
I bought my favourite leather about 3 years ago(?) in a small shop in Oxford - a town I hate and hate thinking about. It's from Bolongaro Trevor - a brand I don't like very much at all. Despite this combination of badness, from the minute I popped it on, I was in love. The fit was so spot on and the leather is gorgeous. I paid £250 cash for it, which felt like a scary price at the time because I had just quit my job to start an MA course. 
 
On and off, I've been lusting after a leather with a bit more character, something like a low-neck Intarsia, but I can never actually make myself do it.  
 
A few months back my absolutely perfect and tough-loved Levis (one of the premium, made in the US lines, don't remember the model) disintegrated in the wash after years of service. My girl had to very gently take the scraps from my hand and bin them. It was emotional.  
post #311 of 527
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giving this a bump with a quote:
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There's some nice stuff in there, but there's something underwhelming about gigantic collections of clothing/shoes that look like they were assembled during a relatively brief period. There's just something impersonal, maybe even hollow, about it. Those Tumbler fashion bloggers have ruined the word, so I won't use "curated" here, but I get more out of seeing wardrobes that contain items that seem more carefully selected. I'm thinking of something such as Fuuma's footwear collection, which isn't enormous for someone who's been into fashion for so long. Yet you see it, and everything seems to have its place. There's nothing excessive about it. These gigantic, box-fresh wardrobes bankrolled by some guy's sweet gig in finance usually lack that quality.

 

Seconded. This is well-said and it echoes my sentiments exactly.

post #312 of 527



w+h dayton service boots purchased on b&s for $400. definitely content.
post #313 of 527
I was in Philly for a conference this week, and made sure to stop by a couple of shops that sold some of the brands I like. I saw some nice FW Gitman shirts, and some other things of interest. While I was tempted to buy a couple of things, feeling content with what I have won over. I'm looking forward to sweater weather coming soon, and picking up my new Cabourn jacket and trousers when I get home. I just might remodel my closet soon, so my clothes fit in there a little better. And, I need to take a few photos of some of my favorite pieces for this thread..
post #314 of 527


Alden Modified last boot in color 8, $200 on the shoemart seconds list

this boot has too much leather on the upper left inside part, so it was dropped from $400 to $200 since that's considered a major defect. Indeed, the leather started to crack a bit at the very top of the boot. Fortunately, you can't tell anything is wrong when I wear pants, so I'm totally happy with this pair - comfortable for long periods of time, warm, and good with all kinds of other clothes. Color 8 is definitely versatile.



Uniqlo Twill shorts - best $12 shorts ever - really comfy, great pockets, easy to wear with anything. These were perfect all summer



this bag is simpler than the filsons, and I think it is just as well designed. I really like the feel of the material and the zipper is really solid feeling. it's also more understated than many canvas bags.



Barbour ToKiTo bicycle jacket from 2010

this jacket is my favorite from the ToKiTo line, though the 2011 horse riding jacket comes close. It has a nice amount of pockets and the felt on the buttons looks good. always a great jacket for the fall, though I haven't actually ridden a bike with it on

finally:

the original teardrop altadena works backpack. this is just a great bag and the altadena people sent me a bunch of leather zipper pulls free when one broke. Mine currently smells a bit - probably should wash it - but it's held up for almost 4 years really perfectly and looks great. perfect size for a laptop without having a ridiculous, big bulge on your back.
Edited by husbands - 9/20/12 at 6:20pm
post #315 of 527

+1 My Altadena bag is the best, had it for 3 years, bottom ages so nicely, If only my 17" laptop would fit in itdozingoff.gif

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Alden Modified last boot in color 8, $200 on the shoemart seconds list
this boot has too much leather on the upper left inside part, so it was dropped from $400 to $200 since that's considered a major defect. Indeed, the leather started to crack a bit at the very top of the boot. Fortunately, you can't tell anything is wrong when I wear pants, so I'm totally happy with this pair - comfortable for long periods of time, warm, and good with all kinds of other clothes. Color 8 is definitely versatile.

Uniqlo Twill shorts - best $12 shorts ever - really comfy, great pockets, easy to wear with anything. These were perfect all summer

this bag is simpler than the filsons, and I think it is just as well designed. I really like the feel of the material and the zipper is really solid feeling. it's also more understated than many canvas bags.

Barbour ToKiTo bicycle jacket from 2010
this jacket is my favorite from the ToKiTo line, though the 2011 horse riding jacket comes close. It has a nice amount of pockets and the felt on the buttons looks good. always a great jacket for the fall, though I haven't actually ridden a bike with it on
finally:

the original teardrop altadena works backpack. this is just a great bag and the altadena people sent me a bunch of leather zipper pulls free when one broke. Mine currently smells a bit - probably should wash it - but it's held up for almost 4 years really perfectly and looks great. perfect size for a laptop without having a ridiculous, big bulge on your back.

 

 

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