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post #16 of 91
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Originally Posted by wmb View Post

I look at clothing like food -- consume it and, well you know the rest

Is that why so much in WAYWRN looks like shit?

Sorry couldn't help myself.
post #17 of 91
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

Has anyone on this board ever thought that what he has (or will have) in suits, shirts, shoes etc. are sufficient at one point in time? Simon Crompton wrote an article on things in which you put your fine clothes and shoes once you have enough of them. But does this ever happen? I have a plan/list of what I want and need, I want suits in several forms and designs, same goes for shirts, shoes, ties, coats... I can't possibly imagine that I could own more than 20 suits at the same time, even if I was a millionaire. Sure, I've had lots of suits, though most plain sucked and got replaced, once I could afford the next level of qualtiy and fit.

Does one actually reach the point where one just doesn't need any more stuff? Where to go from a closet full of Rubinacci or SR suits?

Looking at closets like Vox' (sure, an extreme example) seems to suggest there will never be an end to it.


See related thread: Bespoke Overload
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post #18 of 91
There's a definite evolution on this forum (and, really, with any other hobby):

1. See something (outside forum)
2. Become interested
3. Look for/ask people who you think know what they're talking about (join forum)
4. Begin learning for yourself
5. Formulate your own opinions
6. Defend your own opinions
7. Opinion becomes law for those in step 3
8. Boredom/disinterest (leave forum)

The above cycle can take months or years, depending on level of interest and the luxury of time and disposable income. For some they'll realize "Okay, I just need X, Y, Z" and they go out and buy it or have it made. However, make no mistake, to even approach "having enough," you need to go some iteration of the above evolution (assuming you actually care at all).

There are very few people in the 8th step that are still on the forum. They either graduate from the i-Gent circle or begin shifting their attention elsewhere. Personally, I decided to learn about clothes with the full intention of acting on my education down the road, when I have the money and/or the job to truly embrace what I've learned.

So, for me, "having enough" is less about tangible items and more about gaining insight and understanding. And to that end, there is certainly a point when I'll reach the "enough is enough" point. I'm likely not that far.
post #19 of 91
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

There is something to be said for self-imposed constraints. With fewer things, you are forced to be more thoughtful and use them to greater effect. Hence, it is possible to be more expressive with a less expansive wardrobe. The OneShoe was an idea partially born of such thinking.

Agreed. There's a certain masculine romanticism with a wardrobe that is carefully curated and broken-in (as opposed to worn-out) that is identifiable with an individual. I think that is the pinnacle of good style for me.
post #20 of 91
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

There's a definite evolution on this forum (and, really, with any other hobby):

1. See something (outside forum)
2. Become interested
3. Look for/ask people who you think know what they're talking about (join forum)
4. Begin learning for yourself
5. Formulate your own opinions
6. Defend your own opinions
7. Opinion becomes law for those in step 3
8. Boredom/disinterest (leave forum)
 

That's a very interesting idea. I think that I went through each of those 8 steps fairly quickly. I was gone for about a month or two, and I recently popped back in because I had PM's. In all honesty, the few posts that I've made since then have been more fluffy than substantive, so I'll probably be gone again soon. I think that I've reached the point of "enough" knowledge and "enough" clothing.

post #21 of 91
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I feel more or less done. Virtually anything I want now is only what would be fun to have, not what I need to put together a good outfit.
And of course, the legendary green Hermes breast wallet!

Otherwise I agree. I make the average salary of an American and have assembled an extensive wardrobe that suits my needs and brings me regular compliments from elegant women. (I love the flattery.) I will of course need to replace things as I ruin them (yes, there is a reason I favor tweed) and upgrade some of my cheaper, less-than-perfect items, but all-in-all it is the fun to have things like this that I am currently interested in:



(Yes to both the Patrol Jacket and Kelly Reilly.)
post #22 of 91
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Surely there is a great philosophical quote someone can input here regarding the endless wants of man?

A great philosopher once said:

"Saying you are done buying clothes is like saying you are done receiving blow jobs"
post #23 of 91
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

A great philosopher once said:

"Saying you are done buying clothes is like saying you are done receiving blow jobs"

Socrates?
post #24 of 91
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

A great philosopher once said:

"Saying you are done buying clothes is like saying you are done receiving blow jobs"

Quality not quantity. Stay out of airport bathrooms.
post #25 of 91
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Surely there is a great philosophical quote someone can input here regarding the endless wants of man?


The more things you own, the more things own you.

post #26 of 91
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Socrates?

Fellatius, he was associated with the Erecturean school of thought.
post #27 of 91
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Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post


The more things you own, the more things own you.

Tyler Durden: We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.
Narrator: Martha Stewart.
Tyler Durden: Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha's polishing the brass on the Titanic. It's all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and Strinne green stripe patterns.
post #28 of 91
I hate proverbs. Even fellatious ones.
post #29 of 91
One of the first threads I started on SF:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/249121/satisfaction

Right now...I definitely feel less overwhelmed than at first. I don't think I'll ever lack for a desire for new things, but I feel like I have more of a handle on the universe. I will always find new things to want, but I don't fear being disappointed with what I have.
post #30 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

There's a definite evolution on this forum (and, really, with any other hobby):

1. See something (outside forum)
2. Become interested
3. Look for/ask people who you think know what they're talking about (join forum)
4. Begin learning for yourself
5. Formulate your own opinions
6. Defend your own opinions
7. Opinion becomes law for those in step 3
8. Boredom/disinterest (leave forum)

 

I think I'm somewhere between 5 and 6, though more for myself as I don't write as much on the forum. I can imagine leaving the forum at some point, but probably because I won't have the time to visit, not because I've lost interest. I'll always strive to look good mwink[1].gif Though I agree, some probably "graduate" from the forum and lose interest, as there's nothing new to learn for them.

 

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

"Saying you are done buying clothes is like saying you are done receiving blow jobs"

 

Ha, I see this has already spread all over tumblr.

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