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Have you rotated seasonal clothing yet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Shirtmaven, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Well-Known Member

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    It is cold this morning IN NYC.
    Time to pull out a flannel suit. and where is that midweight winter coat?
    do I pull out the wool socks and put the lightweight cotton ones away?

    linen suits and shirts are in the second closet, but lightweight suits are still in place hoping for more 60 degree weather.

    how many of you switch your wardrobe in your closets.

    Carl
     
  2. P-K-L

    P-K-L Well-Known Member

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    Together with the winter wheels on my car I changed to winter clothing [​IMG]
    However, it will get a whole lot colder here, so I got some winter 'jokers' left...
     
  3. radicaldog

    radicaldog Well-Known Member

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    I'm in England and I'm still on the lighter tweeds. Or a heavy one but without an overcoat/trenchcoat.
     
  4. zarathustra

    zarathustra Well-Known Member

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    I keep one light grey suit for those random days in the city where it hits 70 degrees in the middle of winter. Other than that, I switched out my wardrobe a couple weeks ago, as my summer items are too summery to hang on much passed the middle of September. The wool ties are getting their first wear of the season today...

    My coat will not make an appearance until at least December. I really do despise a winter jacket on the subway...
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Dropped all of my cotton and linen stuff off at the dry cleaners this weekend so that I can bag them up and put them away till next year.
     
  6. gladhands

    gladhands Well-Known Member

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    I've swapped out the clothes, but I'm loath to unpack the hats gloves and scarves yet. If I start wearing those with lows in the mid 30's, I'll be screwed when it really gets cold.
     
  7. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Well-Known Member

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    Did this a couple weeks ago. Thankfully, I don't have a very extensive wardrobe, but madras shirts and polos were packed away and the sweaters were brought down from the attic. Winter jackets were also pulled out of storage.
     
  8. Montauk

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    I do a staged rotation.

    Light colored cottons and linens get put away first, usually at the end of September. I just put away the darker linens, linen/wool blends, and wool/mohair blends. At this point the tweeds and flannels are out in full fuzzy glory.

    Doing this has really forced me to confront what an unseemly amount of tailored clothing I own. The challenge increasingly seems to be trying to wear everything at least a couple times in order to justify keeping it another year.

    I think this is what they're warning about with that old "don't let your possessions own you" chestnut. And don't get me started on shoes.
     
  9. Nicola

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    . and where is that midweight winter coat?

    Trench coat came out a few weeks back but it's still too warm for a midweight coat.
     
  10. bigbris1

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    Don't have enough clothing to warrant teh swap. They just stay in their respective places and don't get worn 'till it's time.
     
  11. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    I rotated the closets a while ago. Of course, much of the stuff I have waiting for winter will be too heavy for what is slated to be a warm New Orleans winter, but I am not concerning myself with that.

    Mike
     
  12. ajv

    ajv Well-Known Member

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    I've done some rotation already, but still keep some lighter stuff at hand in case we have some warming before it really becomes cold.

    Adrian
     
  13. Geoff Gander

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    I've put away the linens, and will have my summer suits dry-cleaned before storing them.
    Summer shoes (spectators and anything lighter than chestnut) have been stashed after a good polishing, and I'm wearing black shoes about 30% of the time now. My straw panama is also being put away.

    I've pulled out the covert coat for the daily commute, and my black homburg is seeing some action again. No scarves yet, but today was cold enough to require gloves.

    I can't bring myself to put away the brighter ties yet - the sky is often grey, and I need colour.
     
  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Did most of it around Labor Day, though I was still storing summer stuff as late as last week.
     
  15. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Did this a few weeks ago when the weather started to turn. Though today was uncommonly mild. With the variable English climate, there's usually there's a need for occasional "bridging" items in autumn, and again in spring, so it helps not to move off-season items anywhere too inaccessible. So I use the wardrobe in the spare room for off-season stuff rather than packing them away.
     
  16. alliswell

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    Don't have enough clothing to warrant teh swap. They just stay in their respective places and don't get worn 'till it's time.

    I've got enough clothing, just not enough space - and putting my stuff in storage would give my wife ideas. I'll just have to stop buying stuff.
     
  17. gdl203

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    Just did last night. And as always, I put on the side a whole bunch of stuff I'm going to get rid off - either because I didn't wear it all spring/summer, or because I don't want to wear it this winter.

    I've got this interesting set up with non-current suits/stuff high above the current stuff - so it's a whole exercise in ladder climbing to rotate seasons.
     
  18. Dewey

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    I dress out of a closet with about four feet of bar. It holds about two weeks' worth of clothing and eight pairs of shoes.

    I rotate a few items in and out from storage as the weather changes, every week or two. And I am always editing to make room for new things. This makes for a steady, gradual rotation, which I enjoy.
     
  19. MyOtherLife

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    How timely for this thread. I'm taking a coffee break from doing exactly this as I type.
    Here in Toronto we deal with what is called 'Indian Summer' or 'False Summer' where we have a last brief stretch of summery temperatures before it snaps cold for the winter, meaning my later rotation.
    Yesterday we received snow flurries and the summer stuff is now going into storage this very day.
     
  20. Slewfoot

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    I've got enough clothing, just not enough space - and putting my stuff in storage would give my wife ideas. I'll just have to stop buying stuff.

    I'm in the same boat. Just re-arranged closets this weekend actually and still not nearly enough space. Sigh.
     

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