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@bourbonbasted

@in stitches

Found some blue windowpane jackets in an old Attolini lookbook. The navy one still rubs me the wrong way

I like this one the most

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Hate
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Meh

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post #15332 of 37392
Bonus green

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First and third rock so hard. I feel meh about the green and the navy with white pane. It would be awesome as a casual jacket though. 

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The shoulders seem so strangely structured in these - why is that?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated.

While I am a known koppaholic, with little to no self restraint, I also keep a pretty tight wardrobe, and I sell a lot. For three reasons.

1. Im not in a financial position to have everything I want.

2. It bothers me to have things that I wear with great infrequency, it feels wasteful. That is partially related to the above.

3. I have limited closet and dresser space.

That being said, my wardrobe consists of the following.

5 suits.

  • Solid navy birdseye - SB
  • Gray PoW - SB
  • Light blue - SB
  • Chocolate brown - DB
  • Gray donegal-ish - DB (in the works)


6 SC's (all SB)

  • Solid navy birdseye (not optimal and probably out at some point)
  • Solid navy perfect SC (in the works)
  • Solid brown (semi-optimal will probably head out next year if I have a better one made up)
  • Solid gray/brown/purple
  • Navy/light blue with orange overcheck gunclub
  • Gray/blue gunclub


Maybe 10 pairs of pants, grays, tans, browns, a navy and a green.

About a dozen pairs of shoes.

10 coats (truly excessive but that is my real weak spot)

But I have a lot of shirts and ties, probably 50 of each, and about 10 PSs

I feel that due to the fact that most of my suits/SCs/pants are solid and pretty much staples, together with the larger sized shirt and tie collection, I can create a lot of different looks. I also have a fair amount of sweaters, casual pants, and SWD ish.

With all that in play, I really never get the feeling that I am wearing the same thing over and over again. More often I actually feel like I have too much.

I have no illusions that for a normal person I have a small wardrobe, but I think for an SFer, I keep it pretty tight. Im in a spot where I dont really feel I need to add anything, and the only thing I think I really want to add is a flannel navy wide chalk stripe peak lapeled suit. Not for necessity but because I want to indulge in one.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share that. smile.gif

Surely you meant to say you have a big wardrobe compared to the average person? I think you really overestimate the amount of money the average person spends on clothes.

Most guys I know have 3-4 suits, no blazers or odd trousers, 10 shirts, 5-10 ties and 3-4 pairs of shoes, and they all make $200k+ without any children or a mortgage. They'll have maybe 2 or 3 pairs of jeans or chinos, a couple of sweaters, t shirts and OCBDs for casual wear, and that's about it.

The realization that I've been spending at least double, if not triple, the amount of my peers, has made stop buying for a while now. Technically, I could afford it, I make plenty of money, but the cost doesn't justify the benefit for me anymore.
post #15336 of 37392
Stitchy it's perfect timing to get in on the Formosa GMTO navy chalk stripe!
post #15337 of 37392
Flannel odd jacket and flannel odd trousers: too much flannel? OK if there's some textural difference? OK period? I'm over-thinking this?
post #15338 of 37392
You can never have enough flannel except in the case of bespoke undergarments.
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Guys guys guys, this isn't CM or very SF-ish, but what do you guys think of these fashion walkway whatever outfits? I'm having a disagreement with someone.

 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

You can never have enough flannel except in the case of bespoke undergarments.

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/42/gowns/windowpane-dressing-gown-in-collaboration-with-budd-of-mayfair


This?

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Guys guys guys, this isn't CM or very SF-ish, but what do you guys think of these fashion walkway whatever outfits? I'm having a disagreement with someone.



The shoes are disgusting.
post #15342 of 37392
They all look like they have just escaped from some kind of asylum, having just stolen only half of a visitor's outdoor clothes.

And plus one on the shoes.
post #15343 of 37392

I think white sneakers are fine things. They are obviously extremely staple on the SW side of the forums, it seems narrow minded to just cast them all as terrible. Obviously not a CM item. I actually find the top three combinations to work surprisingly well in a way that defies general CM thought (black trousers, white shoes and camel trousers). They give a very comfortable/soft fall feeling, seems very harmonious.

 

I'd just bought 3 pairs of sneakers =P No white sneakers, though. I am tempted get some spectators for white trousers in summer, but I mean, if you have to weigh between white sneakers and spectators, surely the latter is more ridiculous.

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Enjoy your tennis, but not in a camel coat. Xx

Also, spectators are wonderful for summer casual. And can be worn with trousers. So there.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Guys guys guys, this isn't CM or very SF-ish, but what do you guys think of these fashion walkway whatever outfits? I'm having a disagreement with someone.



I like the individual pieces in the outfits, might not necessarily wear them in that combination, but I like the clothes.
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