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The Contentedness thread

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

  1. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Well-Known Member

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    The last 10 pieces of clothing/accessories I purchased haven't been worn/used once.. :embar:
    Does this happen to anyone else?
     
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  2. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Well if they're all from Lands End, it makes sense.
     
  3. bows1

    bows1 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. I almost always wear SW&D style, even to work, and have few occasions that I actually need to wear a *nice* blazer. I have two blazers I wear casually (cloak and geller) but two very nice, structured wool blazers from N Hoolywood that I rarely wear. But when I get the chance to break them out and wear it a bit more formally, I feel awesome and love. However thats a rare occasion but it is still nice to have them around. I wouldn't wear the casual unstructured blazers that often with street wear.
     
  4. zissou

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    It drives me a little crazy that I even have things that I rarely/never wear. I own one fairly nice suit, which is a necessity of course, but I wore it once about five years ago. I'm starting to feel like I need to get rid of a couple of things, such as my Nanamica duffle, because I hardly wore it. Granted, I did get it during end of season sales, so maybe I need to just be a little more patient.
     
  5. hendrix

    hendrix Well-Known Member

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    Help me.

    I'm lusting after wide legged pants...

    I would wear them all day every day...

    I have bought too many things this year.

    Need to figure out a way of maintaining my love for my clothes without wanting to buy anything new.

    Maybe i'll try tie-dyeing some t-shirts or something.
     
  6. zissou

    zissou Well-Known Member

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    ^I have found that going for a run helps me forget/care less about clothing.
     
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  7. hendrix

    hendrix Well-Known Member

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    something I haven't done in a while.

    Yes. Back into exercise. Maybe i'll play rugby again.

    Thanks.
     
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  8. nomad

    nomad Well-Known Member

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    Feel that, it's summer for me and I've been going for hikes, runs and doing a little gym work. I'm content wearing a pair of slim jeans, t shirts and the same pair of boots everyday, mixing in some linen shirting and light knit every so often.
     
  9. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Well-Known Member

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    Lusting after clothes is like lusting after chicks. Just go to your favorite fashion/style website and jerk off to the item you desire. You´ll want nothing to do with it anymore after you´re done. [​IMG] (6)
     
  10. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    Excellent thread.

    Other than the jeans I've already done to death, I have a few things that make me super happy.

    I love my TOJ baseball jacket. I bought it used after waffling on it for about a month (seriously, I have no idea how it lived for a month on B+S), and it is so fantastic it's unreal. It's not even the sort of thing I would normally like, let alone love - it's super america'd out, and that's not really my deal - but it looks and feels so damn good it's impossible not to adore it. It's quirky, a little eccentric, noticeable, supple, luxurious, well-built, and is pretty warm too. I can fit a middle-thickness sweater under it, like my ervell lambswool cadet sweater, and it keeps me toasty and swagged-out. I didn't actually know people used the word "swag" in real life until the grocery girl told me I had A "swagged out" jacket.

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    My double-rider's jacket was on this same level until it was sold due to not-fittingness.

    I have a Cloak cadet/officer jacket that I bought used from AR_Six for a song, and it's probably my most-worn piece of outerwear. Cloak was pretty much the only reason I ever got interested in "fashion," and though it was absolutely before my time (and the jacket is about 6 years old), this piece is well-cut, well-made, well-detailed, relevant, and quite frankly, bad-ass. I wear it with everything I own, it has been all over the world with me, and I will never, ever get rid of it. Hopefully , my children will get to fight over it.

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    I love white sneakers. At one point, I had three or four pairs of white high-tops - Common Projects, Kris Van Assche, Rick Owens, and stuff I can't remember that I've since gone on to sell . I've gotten rid of all of them, and kept only the first pair I ever purchased, way way back in 2010: Balenciaga, S/S 2009, found them on yoox, never looked back. Jet can take credit for enabling these bad boys. They're part satin, part patent leather, and every time I want to wear high tops I put them on and they make me so damn happy. They're incredibly comfortable. I haven't been wearing them as much over the last few year or so (I mostly wear boots) but they'll sit in my closet forever. They're not even slightly understated, but they're also far from the loudest pair of shoes I'll ever own. In fact, I'll probably wear them tomorrow.

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    These boots were the happiest of accidents. I was trading PM's with Shah in 2010, and said that I was probably going to buy a pair of ivory Dior chukkas, just so I had something to wear with a pair of Petar Petrov pants I had just purchased. He sent me a link to an ebay auction for these, instead, and they have been on my feet ever since. They've been resoled once, made it all the way to china, have been worn in all weathers and in many bars, and though they are not nearly as pristine as they were when I lifted them, hands trembling, out of their plain white box, they are broken in and comfortable and mine, mine, mine.

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    My favorite t-shirt USED to be a sky blue Alternative Apparel V-neck. Sadly, over the years, it got stretched out after I tried to beat the shrink out of it, it got stained, grungy, tight in the wrong places, ripped and re-sewed, and it generally received more love than a 6$ t-shirt has any sane right to. I really really really had to replace it, and searched for years (as in, multiple years) to find a blue t-shirt I liked. I never found an exact match for the sky blue of the original shirt, but I did find this Robert Geller Seconds U-neck, and it has become my new favorite t-shirt. It's slouchy, louche, comfy, light, airy, and a lovely shade of blue that *cough* looks great with my skin and eyes *cough*. The back panel is slightly sheer, so it's a little...grabby, in terms of eyeballs, and it hangs off my shoulders in a way I wish all my tee shirts did. I loved it so much I bought another one in mint green. Most of the time, I wear plain white Hanes shirts, but if I could find more of these in my size, I would buy up a gigantic stock.

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    Although there's more in my closet that I love, I'll just throw this one in here for now, especially since it's pretty different. It's a Bonfire "Sitka" jacket, and it's my ski coat. It's cozy down (550 fill), 20/20 rated (which means it doesn't soak through - at least in my part of the country), tall, beefy, and warm as fuck. I also got it on massive sale, which is, you know, cool and all. It has almost all the technical shit I wanted, and most importantly, I can ski in only a t-shirt and be warm no matter what. It is. fucking. rad. I don't wear it on the street much, unless it's absolutely brutal out, but I wear it every day up in the mountains and every day on the slopes and it is like living inside a toasty blue-and-white oven. Plus, the dog loves it because it feels like a doggy bed.

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    Those are the first things that pop into my head. Other things to write about include: my mother's vintage hermes neckerchief that was "handed down" to me, which I now constantly use as a pocketsquare, my striped DvN blazer, my white levi's 511 jeans, the incredibly soft double-faced shirt my girlfriend bought me from the gap, and flowers.
     
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  11. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Synth that post was pure contentedness. Good stuff.
     
  12. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I'm still in the middle of a hardcore style transition so it's very hard to be content, but this thread is a great read.
     
  13. Razele

    Razele Well-Known Member

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    Yo I love my wardrobe, Im mad content

    My wife said my knits are in the will :embar: :embar:
     
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  14. Zeemon

    Zeemon Well-Known Member

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    after this sale season i pretty much have the feeling that i don't need more stuff for the next months
    i'm using this thread to compile an overview, because i don't want to have too much

    these only items, which i wear mostly outside and not during sports

    2x shorts (dries, givenchy)
    13x T-Shirts(AnnD, Raf, Raf, KVA, Paul Smith, CDG shirt, CDG play, Marc Jacobs, Neil Barrett, NB x Sundek, Jil, Jil, Fujiwara )
    3x Outerwear (Balenciaga, Cos, Cos)
    4x Trousers (Raf, Raf, Cos, Cos)
    1x Hoody (Lanvin)
    1x Knitwear (Fujiwara)
    1x Desert Boots (DH)
    2x low-top sneakers (Filippa K, GATs)
    4x Mid/High-top sneakers (Balenciaga, Raf, Raf, KVA)
    8x Shirts (Dries, Schneider,Hugo, 5x Raf)
    1x Backpack (KVA x Eastpak)
    2x Belts (Raf, random yoox brand)
    1x winter hat (cp company)
     
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  15. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Well-Known Member

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    if i had to hypothetically move into a tiny apartment with almost no space, this would be my barebones wardrobe:

    -toj moto
    -toj duffle

    -white button-down shirts
    -tees (white and grey)

    -trousers (1 navy, 1 charcoal)
    -jeans (1 raw, 1 black)

    -all-white gats
    -raf derbies
    -w+h dayton boots (for really crappy weather)

    -navy suit

    -as many knits as there is room for

    could probably get away with being content with just this, if i had to.
     
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  16. tgaith77

    tgaith77 Well-Known Member

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    This thread could easily be merged with the "Minimalist Thread" floating around here somewhere...
     
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  17. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Well-Known Member

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    just so this doesn't become an offshoot of the 5k Wardrobe thread...

    i'm actually at a good place with my wardrobe right now, don't really feel a burning desire to buy stuff - except for knits. never seems like there's enough, always someone out there releasing a really nice one every now and then (i'm looking at you, schneider). how does one become content with his knitwear collection?
     
  18. Raindrop

    Raindrop Well-Known Member

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    Live in hot places.
     
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  19. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    I got by for the vast majority of my life without a single knit. You can, too!

    Speaking of contentedness, the hunt for a t-shirt that fits right is fucking up my contentedness zen. Halp! Nothing fits the way I want :(
     
  20. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Also, even when you do find a brand that fits well, slight variations in production batches mean the fit might be off in future orders. So I end up being content with specific t-shirts rather than t-shirt brands. It sucks.
     
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