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The Contentedness thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    no worries. thank you for posting.
     
  2. dmwalking

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    Nothing too fancy considering my weak budget...nothing super vintage or rare.

    But these are the best wallabees I've ever purchased. They're from the people over at oi polloi. They're my first elk skin shoes of any kind. I've only had them for about 9 months but I've put a beating on them and they barely show it. The leather is so breathable that I never wear socks with them. They've got a unique nap to them....rough like fine grain sandpaper but velvety at the same time. Lucky for me, I got them for close to retail since I got them on a free shipping weekend. .

    Pardon the horrible pic.

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  3. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    Outerwear and shoes, am I doing it right?

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    Barbour, W+H, TOJ, TOJ, florsheim lol

    CP
    CP, Blanc&Noir, Buttero
    MMM, MMM, Alden in Buttero box​


    Just want some white and gray t-shirts and a few well fitting OCBDs and I'll be doing alright :nodding:
     
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  4. hendrix

    hendrix Well-Known Member

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    nice.

    I hate seeing shoes in shoeboxes though.
     
  5. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    Just moved, that's all I've unpacked. Can update the pic in a few :)
     
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  6. kashmir

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    my contribution:

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    Tan cotton twill Topman jacket bought at a discount. My only piece from Topman and so far the only item from the brand that caught my attention. The rest don't even remotely come close in construction, etc. I figure that for brands like this the general rule is that the less complicated the construction is, the harder for them to mess it up. This jacket is versatile enough to be worn over tees and shirts, open or closed; breezy enough in the hot Singaporean weather except for long walks on extremely hot days. When its time has come I would look for a way to replicate this. Actually is there a specific name for this design?


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    Raw jeans as a bottom staple. This particular one is Uniqlo MIJ, also bought on a discount. Actually I went for one size up in slim fit.... Ended up having a tad loose waist but I like how the rest fit. Also back then I didn't even know that this is raw denim etc and washed them after 3 days.

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    Alfred Sargent premier from AFPOS during clearance, since they're shutting down that line. I know I am gonna wear the hell out of these so I went for snuff derby.. I think it is one of the safest and most versatile to be worn with casual pants (mine are: indigo denim, off-white linen-cotton, tan PoW corduroy, brown corduroy, grey herringbone). No-nonsense, minimalistic but with a bit of character with the little brogueing, hard-wearing, and double-soled to top it off.

    Edit: lol didn't realize there's a reflection of my ugly sandals in the jeans pic
     
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  7. Simplicio

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    Hello all. I have really enjoyed this thread. I feel very content with some of the items I have on today, so I thought I'd share. First:

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    The main thing I wanted to show was the belt. Its a Kenton Sorensen natural leather belt, via Context. Its about two years old, but has seen only moderate wear. I've never treated it. I really love it because it looks great with denim and it seems to go with just about any shirt I would wear with denim. The color change has slowed, but I think it will continue to darken. I expect that I will only like it better. I think it is a great thing to feel content about because it is the kind of thing you acquire in order to have and love for a long time. I look at it and think about what it will be like 10-20 years from now.

    For the record, I also love this shirt. Cranberry madras from Epaulet. I wear this all the time. It will be a sad day if I have to part with it. OK, second:

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    Tag Heuer watch. I've worn this every day for the last ten years. I wear it with suits, I wear it with denim. I'm completely happy with it.

    Now that I see the picture, I might also have included that carpet in this post. I plan to own that for a long time. Finally:

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    Alden LWB, natural chromexcel, commando sole, courtesy of (now defunct) Winn Perry. I've only had these for about a year and a half, but they have really proven themselves. Very natural to reach for on a denim day. I have abused them a little, and I often wear them in the rain. But I think they'll go some distance yet.

    These jeans are still too new (six months) to include in the contented category. But they'll get there. Warehouse. Love them.
     
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  8. zissou

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    I just found a fantastic Danish bed and dresser for cheap, helping me get very close to having a comfortable home for me and my daughter. They both needed a lot of work, but look great now. After many years of feeling unsettled in my old house, it's particularly nice to be content and stable in my new house...

    The only furniture needs left to fill are a bookcase for my daughter's room and an interesting kitchen table to go with my HM Eames shell chairs (that need bases).
     
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  9. Hampton

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    Sure looks good.
     
  10. VLSI

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    Hendrix! Most of my shoes as follows...

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    MMMs need to be worn more. Just came by the boots, sneaks have just been put on the back burner to the other pairs :embar:
     
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  11. thatoneguy

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    want those blanc & noir sneakers
    great collection
     
  12. skintight

    skintight Well-Known Member

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    I picked up this ring from Lavish & Squalor in Toronto the other day and I can't wait to rock it all through Autumn.
    It's by Vitaly design.
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    Here's a shoddy webcam pic of it on my hand:
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  13. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    is that as uncomfortable as it looks
     
  14. hendrix

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    Nice!

    Very Styleforum, too - but in a good way.

    I might post up my collection in a bit.
     
  15. snake

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    I thought I'd contribute and post a few things...


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    First is my Julius leather from SS10. I remember sitting in my chair at home looking through the first runway photos when my eyes caught this jacket. It was stunning and exactly what I was looking for. I knew I had to have it. This was back in '09 when I had just slowly become comfortable with proxying Japanese goods. I ordered it the moment it became available and wore it to death the following season. While Julius pieces has always had that industrial and punk feel to it, it was very easy meshing this jacket into my current wardrobe. Of course, I've never kept the gun holster attached. :embar: And even though my style has evolved since then, I can't bear to part with it, even it does seldomly see any wear.


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    Next up is my pair of flight pants by Cloak. Cloak was one of those brands that really caught my attention and what really sparked my interest in fashion. I purchased this some years ago and I can safely say that I've put it through its paces. I've worn this through the pouring rain in Paris and hiked up the trails through Amalfi wearing these and they haven't let me down yet. I remember walking around for so long one time with my Krane messenger bag by my side, that I realized that much of the wax from my bag had transferred onto the pants. Now every time I see that waxy sheen I think about my journey and the experience that it encapsulates. Never could I have imagined a pair of pants to be so versatile, comfortable, and have the ability to piss off so many TSA agents.


    More later...
     
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  16. thenanyu

    thenanyu Well-Known Member

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    Like CodPiece, I went into full Pitti mode at one point, and I am sure there were occasions where I looked like a complete clown, but at least in NYC, it's a pretty ok thing to do. I gradually moved into the realm of sanity though and now that I live and breath clothing for my job, I see things from inside the industry and the kinds of crazy spending that companies and magazines are constantly pushing (mostly to women still).

    I have accumulated an unreasonably large amount of clothing, like many people here, but the pieces that continue to deliver are the simple ones that everybody recommends. I have like 5 pairs of Aldens, and 2 EG, and a few nice watches, but here's what I wore to work for the past month:

    - T-shirt (you can guess the company)
    - APC New Standards
    - Jack Purcell
    - Fred Perry Harrington Jacket

    I am content with a wardrobe that cost less than 1 pair of my EGs.

    Edit - someone posted this article earlier linking to a pay site. I found the free PDF - If money doesn't make you happy, then you probably aren't
    spending it right
     
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  17. hendrix

    hendrix Well-Known Member

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    I like some of my expensive things too!

    whether cheap or expensive, the point is the clothes should be enjoyed. They should be worn and you should love them.

    I love the way the leather insole becomes compressed and molded in a good pair of shoes. I like how the welt can become scuffed, and you can leave it like that or you can apply some edge dressing to make them look new again. I like polishing a pair of shoes after they've seen some abuse.

    I like when it's pissing down with rain I look forward to going outside because I get to wear my nice jacket and stay dry.
     
  18. zissou

    zissou Well-Known Member

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    At the moment, I am wondering if there is a form of content whereby one such as myself might accept the fact that he likes buying clothes and, as long as it is in good moderation, might just feel comfortable with that.
     
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  19. thenanyu

    thenanyu Well-Known Member

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    I have always treated buying clothes as solving a problem - like, "Oh, I need a (some item of clothing) because of (insert justification here)"

    The trouble with this approach is that you start making up justifications to yourself about stuff that you "need", especially after the low hanging fruit have been picked. You can see this with MTO shoes (and TOJ Jackets) quite a lot - the reasoning becomes, here is one variation that I am missing, I MUST HAVE IT.

    If that item is chucks or something, whatever get them in all colors, but when that stuff becomes more expensive, you end up with a crazy amount of spending before you know it. I sold a bunch of stuff the other day, for a pittance really, and it felt really good to have it out of my closet and off my mind. A lot of this stuff was bothering me because I was constantly looking for excuses to wear it and coming up empty. Now I don't have to think about it.
     
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  20. skintight

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    it's actually not uncomfortable at all. i can even type when i'm wearing it.
     

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