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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Techno-Elf, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    At a cursory examination, your proposed wardrobe looks pretty good, except that I would suggest that you need more shoes. Do you propose to wear casual shoes or athletic shoes for routine day-to-day wear? (My stepson and his peers overwhelmingly wear sneakers for this purpose--I believe the lad doesn't even have what I would term "casual shoes.") Whatever sort of footgear you choose, you need several pairs (I would recommend three at a minimum) of the type you expect to wear daily so that the shoes can rest and refresh themselves between wearings. You should be sure to get shoe trees for your leather shoes. Wearing a single pair of shoes day after day quickly "kills" the shoes. They will become very gamey in short order, and you will be much more likely to have athlete's foot or similar maladies.
     
  2. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Actually I will probably wear either Flip Flops, Casual Shoes, or Athletic Shoes most of the time probably Athletic Shoes and Flip Flops so Ill go ahead and add another pair of all three.

    01 Sandals
    02 Flip Flops
    01 Dress Shoes
    02 Casual Shoes
    02 Atheltic Shoes

    Hows that? Thanks Anyone else?
     
  3. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    The extra pairs of athletic and casual shoes are a sensible idea. I don't know if you need to rotate flip-flops that much...maybe the leather kind. The rubber kind probably don't need the same care. I tend to regard flip-flops as appropriate for the beach, pool parties and ultra-casual wear around the house and little else besides but then I'm probably a stuffy old-timer about these matters.
     
  4. Quirk

    Quirk Well-Known Member

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    Heres what I have come up with, what do yall think?!

    21 Socks
    21 Boxers
    21 Undershirts

    03 Ties
    01 Dress Belt
    01 Casual Belt

    01 Sandals
    02 Flip Flops
    01 Dress Shoes
    02 Casual Shoes
    02 Atheltic Shoes

    03 Swimsuits

    01 Blazer
    01 Windbreaker or Fleece
    01 Tan Unconstructed Jacket

    05 Polo Shirts
    07 Plain T- Shirts
    05 Long Sleeve Thermals
    02 Dress Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
    05 Casual Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
    07 Casual Short Sleeve Button Down Shirts

    03 Jeans
    03 Khakis
    03 Capris
    03 Board Shorts
    02 Dress Pants

    05 Sleep Shirts
    03 Sleep Pants

    05 Athletic Shirts
    03 Athletic Pants
    03 Athletic Shorts


    This is okay, but I would recommend an even number of socks.
     
  5. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, anyone else?
     
  6. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, anyone else?
     
  7. lawyerdad

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    The extra pairs of athletic and casual shoes are a sensible idea. I don't know if you need to rotate flip-flops that much...maybe the leather kind. The rubber kind probably don't need the same care. I tend to regard flip-flops as appropriate for the beach, pool parties and ultra-casual wear around the house and little else besides but then I'm probably a stuffy old-timer about these matters.
    What's with the "about these matters" qualifier?
    [​IMG]
     
  8. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    What's with the "about these matters" qualifier?
    [​IMG]


    I suppose you're right. "Stuffy old timer" alone no doubt would have sufficed![​IMG]
     
  9. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks anyone else?
     
  10. muelleran

    muelleran Well-Known Member

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    My advice would be to get a minimum now and then slowly buy more. Otherwise you might be sorry for some of the items you bought. As you start wearing what you bought you'll learn more about what suits you and what you like. Sort of like buying furniture for a new appartment.
     
  11. Soph

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    My advice would be to get a minimum now and then slowly buy more. Otherwise you might be sorry for some of the items you bought. As you start wearing what you bought you'll learn more about what suits you and what you like. Sort of like buying furniture for a new appartment.
    Excellent advice. One aspires to an ever more refined taste so don't put yourself in the position of regretting those half dozen powder blue leisure suits you bought in bulk back when you were sure they were the apogee of elegance. Not that I speak from experience or anything... [​IMG]
     
  13. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, anyone else?

    Honestly - I think you have plenty of stuff to start with. Bear in mind, there's not a heckuva lot of storage in a dorm room.

    At this point, I would wait until you get on campus to buy anything else. That way you can take a look at how other people are dressing and decide what else you need.
     
  14. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Would it be bad for me to limit my clothes to just like 4 colors for example like Red, Black, Blue, White. And not have any opther colors or is this a bad idea?
     
  15. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Would it be bad for me to limit my clothes to just like 4 colors for example like Red, Black, Blue, White. And not have any opther colors or is this a bad idea?
     

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