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post #1 of 9
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This is my first post to the forum after lurking for a couple of years. What would you say is your most memorable piece of clothing or accessory? If you were to attend a party or event, what would a random person remember you by?
post #2 of 9
While it's kind of a cool idea for a thread, I find the idea of someone remembering your clothes more-so than your personality or presence quite awful. Dress to blend in, act to be remembered.
post #3 of 9
I'd go with my cream DB linen cotton blend odd jacket from Brooks Brothers that I wear during the summer. It's rare to see someone in an off-white jacket, so this probably wins. I have a few bold shirts and ties but so many people wear bolder shirts and ties that I don't think they come across as particularly memorable. My suits tend to be solids and most of my odd jackets are solid or not particularly loud patterns.
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While it's kind of a cool idea for a thread, I find the idea of someone remembering your clothes more-so than your personality or presence quite awful. Dress to blend in, act to be remembered.

I generally agree with this, though sometimes I think it's okay to be remembered for both. Everything in moderation of course.
post #4 of 9

I'm a big fan of GTH pants so I might be remembered for those. On the other hand, because I live in California, just wearing a suit is quite uncommon, so that might be another possibility. So I'm either the guy in the brightly-colored pants or the guy in the suit.

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While it's kind of a cool idea for a thread, I find the idea of someone remembering your clothes more-so than your personality or presence quite awful. Dress to blend in, act to be remembered.

Although I certainly could be wrong, I have serious doubts about whether anyone who reads this forum actually dresses to blend in. 

post #6 of 9

I read this first as a piece of clothing YOU remember the most. That's a good idea, I think.

 

I'll answer my own question. I have a leather Emporio Armani jacket I got 7 years ago when I got a huge job (for me) at 19 years old flying around at HP, kind of like a congratulations to myself. It's also when I moved in to the second place I lived at. So a big point in my life (as the first place was a frat-house basically)And it still fits. I need to sneak it in some SF approved fits in the winter.

 

Streetwear didn't like it at all. Said it was plain and boring. Sorry I didn't want black leather with pointless things hanging from it to make it look shredded and cool, right? :-P

 

 

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Dress to blend in, act to be remembered.

teacha.gif Monumental wisdom right here. Beautifully stated and not one word wasted.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I totally agree that you should act to be remembered. I also believe that you should try to be memorable in as many ways as possible (tasteful of course). Our choice in clothing is one of the few ways where we can express our personality and style.
post #9 of 9
My most memorable piece of clothing is the blue window-plate Ted Baker blazer. In 6th form, students are allow to wear 'conservative' suits or blazer. This was a present from my girlfriend, when I was in upper 5th. The jacket had served my best school days. I sold this jacket a few years ago, I miss it so much. Currently I have a length of Reid & Tailor heavy tweed in the same pattern, waiting to be made.
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