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post #64321 of 124492
I didn't pick this up due to a stain, but wondering if this was real?


post #64322 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Just curious.

My wardrobe has gotten bloated to the point that I can go months... MONTHS! Without wearing the same thing twice.

What do you guys do to help limit personal pickups? Or do you do a cleaning every now and then and sell some of your personal stuff?

My fiance and I will be moving soon and I am dreading hauling all of this stuff.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I have a few rules as I current;y take up 3/4 of our walk-in closet. The wife has no objections but I can't stand clutter. If it doesn't get used, it needs a new home.

- If it doesn't get worn once in a season (Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter), it gets sold/traded/whatever. If it's not worth selling/trading, then re-donated.
- If it doesn't fit well and I'm not crazy about it, it goes.
- If it is similar to something I already own and doesn't get worn to the point where I need more than one, I keep the nicer one and get rid of the other.
- My style has changed quite a bit and fluctuates fairly often. If it doesn't fit my current aesthetic, it goes. Who knows if I will ever go back to that style.
- If it isn't comfortable, sell it. Some people take style over comfort. I'm not the complete opposite, I'm more like the happy medium. Style and comfort.

For starters, a big +1 to what Nat said.

It's a widely held belief that things picked up on impulse, deep discount or, in this case, in a thrift shop, won't be things that have a lot of thought put into them. They'll be things you didn't know you wanted/needed until it presented itself. I completely believe that and know that all of us are guilty to some extent with filling a good portion of our closets with one-off items...things that only fit into one particular outfit or can only be worn so often. I suppose there isn't any real problem with that if you have the space and money to keep everything around.

I try to consider each thing I buy and whether or not it will be something that will go into regular rotation. I'll ask myself whether I have something similar, and if that's the case whether it will "cannibalize" the other piece's use.

I'll try to decide whether it's something that I can wear often or not. If I can't, I should really be in love with it if it's going to take up valuable real estate in my closet.

Take shirts for example. Without directing this completely to an ebay thought process, shirts have a terrible profit margin and can be hard to flip. Rarely would I see a shirt in my size that was so interesting and unique that I had to have it. Late last year, I found a local bespoke shirtmaker that I really like. Having something so essential fit me perfectly is worth the money, so I'd rather put whatever I was going to spend on a shirt from a thrift into a bespoke shirt. Again, it comes down to what will get the best use of my money. I'd rather have 10 perfect shirts than 50 shirts that fit me just okay.

As far as getting rid of things, it's best to keep up with it rather than wait until your closet is full. If I own a tie that hasn't been worn in 6 months (unless it's something incredibly seasonal), it's sold/donated/traded. If I have two cord jackets that are similar but I catch myself preferring one or the other, the other is gone.

I have a pants rack in my closet that holds 18 pairs of trousers. I switch it out for the season, but if it fills, then I know I probably have too many trousers.

I'm still guilty of bringing things home that I probably won't use often but were picked up due to the price. I am also a sucker for a clearance sale. However, I'm getting better at leaving something behind. It's rare that I would leave something and 6 months later still think about it or regret it.

One last trick I often do is consider the price + tailoring when I'm holding onto something that might work. Sure it's an €10 jacket that would work, but I'm going to spend €30 or so tailoring it. Would I buy it if it were marked at €40 instead of €10?
post #64323 of 124492
Thanks guys, all great advice. I know I scoop things up knowing I have something similar but not exact. Also those one off pieces that don't get much use.

HansderHund, I have considered the Bespoke route but must admit that I am a brand whore. It will be difficult to leave behind the Kiton that doesn't fit quite right for something with no brand recognition, even though fit is more important.

Maybe the move is a blessing in disguise and allow me to move things that dont get enough use or don't fit perfectly.

Thanks guys, a lot to consider.
post #64324 of 124492
Picked up a few things this morning... Patagonia (USA made) Micro Puff Vest, 49ers jersey (Steve Young), Amati Kraslice ACL 201 student clarinet ($460 retail). All at "thrift prices". I passed on a pair of Levis vintage 1955 jeans priced at $399 (obviously, someone thought the were actually made in 1955... I even showed the clerk the same pants on EBay for $127.).




Edited by Fueco - 2/24/13 at 2:09pm
post #64325 of 124492

I like this wardrobe discussion because I have gone through a huge amount of purging lately to end up with what I believe is probably is one of the most pared down wardrobes on the forum. the place I probably got rid of most is shirts just like hanserhund. most are now either mtm or michael bastian (dude knows how to make clothes for tall skinny swedes).

because I am bored I will now list my current wardrobe...

 

 

be warned very basic bitch content (Click to show)

 

dress shirts:

light blue-mtm

dark blue-mtm

pale pink-mtm

gingam-michael bastian

blue bengal stripe- bruli

 

casual shirts:

ginagham-michael bastian

plaid flannel-michael bastian

plaid cotton- michael bastian

white ocbd-mtm

blue ocbd-mtm

yellow ocbd-PRL

ikat shirt-RL denim and supply

madras shirt-vintage gant

grey long sleeve polo- kent wang

navy long sleeve polo-kent wang

navy western shirt rrl

 

sweaters:

grey crewneck-uniqlo

cableknit crewneck black- vintage cashmere lord and taylor

navy v neck- rl purple label

linen orange crewneck- rl purple label

sweater polo tan- rl purple label

sweater polo black- rl purple label

fairisle- prl

heavy gauge turtleneck- uniqlo

extra fine merino turtleneck- bb golden fleece

crew neck sweatshirt- j crew

zip hoodie- uniqlo

 

jackets:

flannel shaket- gant rugger

vintage denim jacket- levis

leather jacket- ralph lauren (for jcp...)

belstaff type motorcycle jacket I am in the middle of waxing- rl denim and supply

rain parka- vintage frostline

grey wool down vest: lands end but looks like cucci

 

suiting:

grey 1/4 lined southwick suit 2 piece

navy linen blazer 3 roll 2- prl made in italy

navy mtm flannel blazer with crombie fabric

tan chino 3 roll 2 blazer prl

mtm andover shop blazer in a cool olive stripe color thing that looks solid grey from far away

3 roll 2 vintage daks herringbone tweed in grey with hacking pockets and a ticket pocket

vintage no name cord blazer with patch pockets with no flaps

 

pants:

navy loro piana bb trousers

grey flannels bbgf

dope plaid bb deadstock pants

tan chinos- uniqlo

navy chinos- uniqlo

olive chinos- uniqlo

lvc 501s still crispy and dark

apc new standards super faded

 

shoes:

black captoes alden

tan captoes ae

dark cordovan shell loager ae

tan suede loafers j crew

suede chukkas ae with danite soles

chelsea boots a la rm williams- j crew

cream chuck taylors

navy supegas

 

belts:

tan belt hickey freeman

black belt coach

 

scarves:

navy cashmere scarf

 

ties:

solid navy silk, solid black 3 in knit, navy pindot, navy foulard, green pindot, cotton stripe bb, madras j press, cashmere blackwatch no name, navy and white rep silk unlined

 

watches:

automatic seiko that looks exactly like a rolex explorer

bulova gold dress watch with black alligator band

 

pocket squares:

white linen pocket square

silk foulard pocket square

 

t shirts

white crewnecks

black crewnecks

post #64326 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I like this wardrobe discussion because I have gone through a huge amount of purging lately to end up with what I believe is probably is one of the most pared down wardrobes on the forum. the place I probably got rid of most is shirts just like hanserhund. most are now either mtm or michael bastian (dude knows how to make clothes for tall skinny swedes).

because I am bored I will now list my current wardrobe...

 

 

be warned very basic bitch content (Click to show)

 

dress shirts:

light blue-mtm

dark blue-mtm

pale pink-mtm

gingam-michael bastian

blue bengal stripe- bruli

 

casual shirts:

ginagham-michael bastian

plaid flannel-michael bastian

plaid cotton- michael bastian

white ocbd-mtm

blue ocbd-mtm

yellow ocbd-PRL

ikat shirt-RL denim and supply

madras shirt-vintage gant

grey long sleeve polo- kent wang

navy long sleeve polo-kent wang

navy western shirt rrl

 

sweaters:

grey crewneck-uniqlo

cableknit crewneck black- vintage cashmere lord and taylor

navy v neck- rl purple label

linen orange crewneck- rl purple label

sweater polo tan- rl purple label

sweater polo black- rl purple label

fairisle- prl

heavy gauge turtleneck- uniqlo

extra fine merino turtleneck- bb golden fleece

crew neck sweatshirt- j crew

zip hoodie- uniqlo

 

jackets:

flannel shaket- gant rugger

vintage denim jacket- levis

leather jacket- ralph lauren (for jcp...)

belstaff type motorcycle jacket I am in the middle of waxing- rl denim and supply

rain parka- vintage frostline

grey wool down vest: lands end but looks like cucci

 

suiting:

grey 1/4 lined southwick suit 2 piece

navy linen blazer 3 roll 2- prl made in italy

navy mtm flannel blazer with crombie fabric

tan chino 3 roll 2 blazer prl

mtm andover shop blazer in a cool olive stripe color thing that looks solid grey from far away

3 roll 2 vintage daks herringbone tweed in grey with hacking pockets and a ticket pocket

vintage no name cord blazer with patch pockets with no flaps

 

pants:

navy loro piana bb trousers

grey flannels bbgf

dope plaid bb deadstock pants

tan chinos- uniqlo

navy chinos- uniqlo

olive chinos- uniqlo

lvc 501s still crispy and dark

apc new standards super faded

 

shoes:

black captoes alden

tan captoes ae

dark cordovan shell loager ae

tan suede loafers j crew

suede chukkas ae with danite soles

chelsea boots a la rm williams- j crew

cream chuck taylors

navy supegas

 

belts:

tan belt hickey freeman

black belt coach

 

scarves:

navy cashmere scarf

 

ties:

solid navy silk, solid black 3 in knit, navy pindot, navy foulard, green pindot, cotton stripe bb, madras j press, cashmere blackwatch no name, navy and white rep silk unlined

 

watches:

automatic seiko that looks exactly like a rolex explorer

bulova gold dress watch with black alligator band

 

pocket squares:

white linen pocket square

silk foulard pocket square

 

t shirts

white crewnecks

black crewnecks

LOL dude, you may need an additional hobby.

post #64327 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Picked up a few things this morning... Patagonia (USA made) Micro Puff Vest, 49ers jersey (Steve Young), Amati Kraslice ACL 201 student clarinet ($460 retail). All at "thrift prices". I passed on a pair of Levis vintage 1955 jeans priced at $399 (obviously, someone thought the were actually made in 1955... I even showed the clerk the same pants on EBay for $127.).




For your sake, I hope you understand how to tell whether a clarinet is playable or not. Student model anything really isn't worth picking up (especially to flip) unless it's really cheap AND in perfect adjustment.
post #64328 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I like this wardrobe discussion because I have gone through a huge amount of purging lately to end up with what I believe is probably is one of the most pared down wardrobes on the forum. the place I probably got rid of most is shirts just like hanserhund. most are now either mtm or michael bastian (dude knows how to make clothes for tall skinny swedes).
because I am bored I will now list my current wardrobe...

be warned very basic bitch content (Click to show)

dress shirts:
light blue-mtm
dark blue-mtm
pale pink-mtm
gingam-michael bastian
blue bengal stripe- bruli

casual shirts:
ginagham-michael bastian
plaid flannel-michael bastian
plaid cotton- michael bastian
white ocbd-mtm
blue ocbd-mtm
yellow ocbd-PRL
ikat shirt-RL denim and supply
madras shirt-vintage gant
grey long sleeve polo- kent wang
navy long sleeve polo-kent wang
navy western shirt rrl

sweaters:
grey crewneck-uniqlo
cableknit crewneck black- vintage cashmere lord and taylor
navy v neck- rl purple label
linen orange crewneck- rl purple label
sweater polo tan- rl purple label
sweater polo black- rl purple label
fairisle- prl
heavy gauge turtleneck- uniqlo
extra fine merino turtleneck- bb golden fleece
crew neck sweatshirt- j crew
zip hoodie- uniqlo

jackets:
flannel shaket- gant rugger
vintage denim jacket- levis
leather jacket- ralph lauren (for jcp...)
belstaff type motorcycle jacket I am in the middle of waxing- rl denim and supply
rain parka- vintage frostline
grey wool down vest: lands end but looks like cucci

suiting:
grey 1/4 lined southwick suit 2 piece
navy linen blazer 3 roll 2- prl made in italy
navy mtm flannel blazer with crombie fabric
tan chino 3 roll 2 blazer prl
mtm andover shop blazer in a cool olive stripe color thing that looks solid grey from far away
3 roll 2 vintage daks herringbone tweed in grey with hacking pockets and a ticket pocket
vintage no name cord blazer with patch pockets with no flaps

pants:
navy loro piana bb trousers
grey flannels bbgf
dope plaid bb deadstock pants
tan chinos- uniqlo
navy chinos- uniqlo
olive chinos- uniqlo
lvc 501s still crispy and dark
apc new standards super faded

shoes:
black captoes alden
tan captoes ae
dark cordovan shell loager ae
tan suede loafers j crew
suede chukkas ae with danite soles
chelsea boots a la rm williams- j crew
cream chuck taylors
navy supegas

belts:
tan belt hickey freeman
black belt coach

scarves:
navy cashmere scarf

ties:
solid navy silk, solid black 3 in knit, navy pindot, navy foulard, green pindot, cotton stripe bb, madras j press, cashmere blackwatch no name, navy and white rep silk unlined

watches:
automatic seiko that looks exactly like a rolex explorer
bulova gold dress watch with black alligator band

pocket squares:
white linen pocket square
silk foulard pocket square

t shirts
white crewnecks
black crewnecks

start posting fits (again) if you want to see that wardrobe shrink even more
post #64329 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I like this wardrobe discussion because I have gone through a huge amount of purging lately to end up with what I believe is probably is one of the most pared down wardrobes on the forum. the place I probably got rid of most is shirts just like hanserhund. most are now either mtm or michael bastian (dude knows how to make clothes for tall skinny swedes).

because I am bored I will now list my current wardrobe...

 

 

be warned very basic bitch content (Click to show)

 

dress shirts:

light blue-mtm

dark blue-mtm

pale pink-mtm

gingam-michael bastian

blue bengal stripe- bruli

 

casual shirts:

ginagham-michael bastian

plaid flannel-michael bastian

plaid cotton- michael bastian

white ocbd-mtm

blue ocbd-mtm

yellow ocbd-PRL

ikat shirt-RL denim and supply

madras shirt-vintage gant

grey long sleeve polo- kent wang

navy long sleeve polo-kent wang

navy western shirt rrl

 

sweaters:

grey crewneck-uniqlo

cableknit crewneck black- vintage cashmere lord and taylor

navy v neck- rl purple label

linen orange crewneck- rl purple label

sweater polo tan- rl purple label

sweater polo black- rl purple label

fairisle- prl

heavy gauge turtleneck- uniqlo

extra fine merino turtleneck- bb golden fleece

crew neck sweatshirt- j crew

zip hoodie- uniqlo

 

jackets:

flannel shaket- gant rugger

vintage denim jacket- levis

leather jacket- ralph lauren (for jcp...)

belstaff type motorcycle jacket I am in the middle of waxing- rl denim and supply

rain parka- vintage frostline

grey wool down vest: lands end but looks like cucci

 

suiting:

grey 1/4 lined southwick suit 2 piece

navy linen blazer 3 roll 2- prl made in italy

navy mtm flannel blazer with crombie fabric

tan chino 3 roll 2 blazer prl

mtm andover shop blazer in a cool olive stripe color thing that looks solid grey from far away

3 roll 2 vintage daks herringbone tweed in grey with hacking pockets and a ticket pocket

vintage no name cord blazer with patch pockets with no flaps

 

pants:

navy loro piana bb trousers

grey flannels bbgf

dope plaid bb deadstock pants

tan chinos- uniqlo

navy chinos- uniqlo

olive chinos- uniqlo

lvc 501s still crispy and dark

apc new standards super faded

 

shoes:

black captoes alden

tan captoes ae

dark cordovan shell loager ae

tan suede loafers j crew

suede chukkas ae with danite soles

chelsea boots a la rm williams- j crew

cream chuck taylors

navy supegas

 

belts:

tan belt hickey freeman

black belt coach

 

scarves:

navy cashmere scarf

 

ties:

solid navy silk, solid black 3 in knit, navy pindot, navy foulard, green pindot, cotton stripe bb, madras j press, cashmere blackwatch no name, navy and white rep silk unlined

 

watches:

automatic seiko that looks exactly like a rolex explorer

bulova gold dress watch with black alligator band

 

pocket squares:

white linen pocket square

silk foulard pocket square

 

t shirts

white crewnecks

black crewnecks

You got pics for that RL made for JCP? I'm curious to see that. You got any other accessories like tie bars, cufflinks, and lapel pins?

post #64330 of 124492

I am new, and have within the last few weeks began thrifting. I have been having a blast! I'm not sure if my stuff if worthy of posting, but here we go anyway!

 

A couple pairs of Bally's (not in pictures is a suede pair of Bally Continentals)

 

 

 

 

Versace

 

 

Kenneth Cole made in Italy

 

 

I have also found a couple Hermes ties, some "skeet" shirts, Hickey Freeman suit, Armani rain coat, Brioni dress shirt, Stefano Ricci tie, a few Zenga shirts and ties, a couple John Varvatos shirts, and more. I enjoy reading, hope to share, and continue finding awesome stuff!

post #64331 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

You got pics for that RL made for JCP? I'm curious to see that. You got any other accessories like tie bars, cufflinks, and lapel pins?

 

only photo I have of my self wearing it and I only have one pair of monogram silver cufflinks and I just use silk knot cufflinks as lapel pins

AppleMark

post #64332 of 124492
I'm at wardrobe stasis: I was out today and was meh about much of what I saw that could fit me. My new rule though is 1 in, 1 out. So if I see something I think I need I need to do a quick mental calculus about what I'd divest.

The other tip - and I think a few have mentioned this - is split wardrobes into summer and winter. Voila, you free up half your closet space by simply putting it into a box for a few months.
post #64333 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I like this wardrobe discussion because I have gone through a huge amount of purging lately to end up with what I believe is probably is one of the most pared down wardrobes on the forum. the place I probably got rid of most is shirts just like hanserhund. most are now either mtm or michael bastian (dude knows how to make clothes for tall skinny swedes).
because I am bored I will now list my current wardrobe...

be warned very basic bitch content (Click to show)

dress shirts:
light blue-mtm
dark blue-mtm
pale pink-mtm
gingam-michael bastian
blue bengal stripe- bruli

casual shirts:
ginagham-michael bastian
plaid flannel-michael bastian
plaid cotton- michael bastian
white ocbd-mtm
blue ocbd-mtm
yellow ocbd-PRL
ikat shirt-RL denim and supply
madras shirt-vintage gant
grey long sleeve polo- kent wang
navy long sleeve polo-kent wang
navy western shirt rrl

sweaters:
grey crewneck-uniqlo
cableknit crewneck black- vintage cashmere lord and taylor
navy v neck- rl purple label
linen orange crewneck- rl purple label
sweater polo tan- rl purple label
sweater polo black- rl purple label
fairisle- prl
heavy gauge turtleneck- uniqlo
extra fine merino turtleneck- bb golden fleece
crew neck sweatshirt- j crew
zip hoodie- uniqlo

jackets:
flannel shaket- gant rugger
vintage denim jacket- levis
leather jacket- ralph lauren (for jcp...)
belstaff type motorcycle jacket I am in the middle of waxing- rl denim and supply
rain parka- vintage frostline
grey wool down vest: lands end but looks like cucci

suiting:
grey 1/4 lined southwick suit 2 piece
navy linen blazer 3 roll 2- prl made in italy
navy mtm flannel blazer with crombie fabric
tan chino 3 roll 2 blazer prl
mtm andover shop blazer in a cool olive stripe color thing that looks solid grey from far away
3 roll 2 vintage daks herringbone tweed in grey with hacking pockets and a ticket pocket
vintage no name cord blazer with patch pockets with no flaps

pants:
navy loro piana bb trousers
grey flannels bbgf
dope plaid bb deadstock pants
tan chinos- uniqlo
navy chinos- uniqlo
olive chinos- uniqlo
lvc 501s still crispy and dark
apc new standards super faded

shoes:
black captoes alden
tan captoes ae
dark cordovan shell loager ae
tan suede loafers j crew
suede chukkas ae with danite soles
chelsea boots a la rm williams- j crew
cream chuck taylors
navy supegas

belts:
tan belt hickey freeman
black belt coach

scarves:
navy cashmere scarf

ties:
solid navy silk, solid black 3 in knit, navy pindot, navy foulard, green pindot, cotton stripe bb, madras j press, cashmere blackwatch no name, navy and white rep silk unlined

watches:
automatic seiko that looks exactly like a rolex explorer
bulova gold dress watch with black alligator band

pocket squares:
white linen pocket square
silk foulard pocket square

t shirts
white crewnecks
black crewnecks

It feels good to pare things down. I wouldn't call this list especially minimalist, though...that's still quite a bit of stuff.
post #64334 of 124492
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Picked up a few things this morning... Patagonia (USA made) Micro Puff Vest, 49ers jersey (Steve Young), Amati Kraslice ACL 201 student clarinet ($460 retail). All at "thrift prices". I passed on a pair of Levis vintage 1955 jeans priced at $399 (obviously, someone thought the were actually made in 1955... I even showed the clerk the same pants on EBay for $127.).




For your sake, I hope you understand how to tell whether a clarinet is playable or not. Student model anything really isn't worth picking up (especially to flip) unless it's really cheap AND in perfect adjustment.

I played clarinet for a couple of years back in the day, and the guy who was my best man is a master of all thing woodwind. I'm going to visit him in the next couple of days to see what he thinks of it. I can return for store credit if it's worthless. It seems good to me though.
post #64335 of 124492
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


It feels good to pare things down. I wouldn't call this list especially minimalist, though...that's still quite a bit of stuff.

it sounds like way more than it actually is considering it all fits in a 3x5x6 closet

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