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post #76 of 85
At a very young age it was iron on t shirts and nothing else. Star Wars being my favorite.

Nothing special until break dancing hit. Then it was Adidas. And Michael Jackson Jackets. And Coca Cola shirts... umember those?

At age 12 I started mowing neighborhood lawns to get a pair of original Air Jordans. The 'rents woudnt fork over the $65 which at that time was very expensive for a pair of shoes. I could never afford the $180 Sergio Tacchini sweat suits my betters were wearing. Also at that time a dude in my city was killed over a pair of EK sunglasses.

Around 14 I became obsessed with having a pair of Calvin Klein and Girbaud jeans.

At 16 it was all about college football hats and Champion sweatshirts. When college started I was wearing doc martins and flannel.

At around 21 I shopped at Urban outfitters.

At 25 I longed to own a Zegna. At 26 I bought my first Zegna sweater.

At 38 I chop wood in Zegna.
post #77 of 85
At 25 I longed to own a Zegna. At 26 I bought my first Zegna sweater.

At 38 I chop wood in Zegna.[/quote]

I pick up the leaves in the garden in Canali..

My neighbours think i'm bonkers...
post #78 of 85
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At a very young age it was iron on t shirts and nothing else. Star Wars being my favorite. Nothing special until break dancing hit. Then it was Adidas. And Michael Jackson Jackets. And Coca Cola shirts... umember those? At age 12 I started mowing neighborhood lawns to get a pair of original Air Jordans. The 'rents woudnt fork over the $65 which at that time was very expensive for a pair of shoes. I could never afford the $180 Sergio Tacchini sweat suits my betters were wearing. Also at that time a dude in my city was killed over a pair of EK sunglasses. Around 14 I became obsessed with having a pair of Calvin Klein and Girbaud jeans. At 16 it was all about college football hats and Champion sweatshirts. When college started I was wearing doc martins and flannel. At around 21 I shopped at Urban outfitters. At 25 I longed to own a Zegna. At 26 I bought my first Zegna sweater. At 38 I chop wood in Zegna.
At 45, you went back to wearing jorts made from the Girbaud jeans from when you were 14. And daisy dukes to show off those moobs and the hairy beer belly to go with it all.
post #79 of 85
As a school age child ... I recall getting most of my clothing in the boy's department of a traditional clothing shop. It was what latter came to be called preppy.
post #80 of 85
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I pick up the leaves in the garden in Canali. My neighbours think i'm bonkers...
One day not too long ago I picked up a spade in the yard and began to turn over some soil. After about a minute I noticed I was wearing Cleverleys. It was then and there I realized I must commit to taking greater care about matching the task at hand with the appropriate wardrobe ... and digging while wearing Cleverley shoes ain't a match.
post #81 of 85
Early ages (0-3): Dayton's & Sears stuff. My grandma got me lots of stuff from Woolworth's & Montgomery Wards. Had a lot of OshKosh B'Gosh overalls.... 4-7: Gymboree, Children's Place, Sears/Carson Pirie Scott/ Dayton's Stuff 7-13: Lots of plain color pocket T's from Lands End, Levis 501 Slims and Addidas Sambas. 14-16: My mom was nuts for the Lands End catalog (before Sears sold them). Lands end jeans, shirts, jackets. Patagonia fleece. Vasque dark brown hiking boots with the red laces that went all the way to the toes. 17-19: Beat up flannel shirts & T-shirts, slimmer cut jeans (Lots of Wrangler with the leather patch on the back pocket), old Levi cords, Vietnam-era military shirts/jackets. Shoes were a beat up pair of New Balance 574s.
post #82 of 85
As a young child, I wore short-pants suits in the fashion of the times for dressy occasions.

For day-to-day wear, I commonly wore T-shirts and jeans (alternated with shorts in the summer). Sneakers were my most common footwear, as I recall.

I remember having an alpaca lined leather jacket. It came with a letter from "Joe Alpaca." I can remember much more of my pre-pubescent attire.

By the time I went to prep school at age 14, my attire wasn't all that much different from what I wear today: sport shirts and khakis for day-to-day casual wear, sport coat and slacks for dressier occasions. I did not have a proper suit until the latter part of my undergraduate days in college. As I recall, I bought it at Harris & Frank on Wilshire Blvd. in LA in the company of my uncle.
post #83 of 85
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This was when I was three.

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post #84 of 85

I grew up 'poor but proper' (my dad was in the army, so the house always smelled of wool uniforms, leather and boot polish. I still love polishing shoes and the smell of shoe polish...). When I was really young my mum used to make almost all my clothes (and hers too). This being the 70s, some of them were pretty crazy: I have pictures of us out, with me in what looks like a jacket made from blue and red shagpile carpeting, and my mum wearing an almost floor-length purple fake-fur-trimmed cloak...

 

These day my wife makes some things for my son (who is two), but because kids of this age grow so quickly they hardly have time to wear clothes out, so we get most of his stuff from Value Village (a Canadian thrift store) - so he tends to wear second-hand Gap, Oshkosh etc. The only unusual stuff he has is either home-made or Japanese (from my wife's family or our occasional trips back there) - I like Japanese kids' Ts with amusing or inexplicable English slogans. The coolest thing my wife has made for him was a 2-piece vest and trouser 'suit' made from an old pair of my suit trousers in midnight blue herringbone Super150s!

 

Anyway, this is my little boy last fall (with my wife in the background):

 

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post #85 of 85
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I'm the 'baby' on the left.
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