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The Minimal Closet: What are your must haves?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CharlieAngel, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Well-Known Member

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    I use to work with an extreme minimalist. owned a total of 3 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, 5 pairs of socks and underwear, and 2 pairs of shoes.

    I have been working the last couple years to get down to his level. I've found outfits can be quite repeatable BUT you have to pick up something fresh every other month or so.

    Big thing I've done is all socks, underwear and pants are replaced at least once a year. no exceptions, throw out and start new.

    I still hoard shoes, I primarily use them to give diversity to repeating outfits.
     
  2. Meis

    Meis Well-Known Member

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    Minimalism kind of works for me because I always have a few favorite things that I wear all the time, so they might as well be good ones, and because there's a part of me that likes to have everything neat and sorted and in its place. I don't think it's something everyone should aspire to, I like all of Uncontrol's floral shirts and weird jeans and it definitely works for him that he has a bunch of them.
    I'm not a hardcore minimalist, but I go with this for the most part. I realize that I reach for some items far more than I do for others, so it makes sense to buy nice ones. I also realize that if I keep the amount of clothing I have somewhat limited I'm more aware of what I do have and more likely to mix stuff up and get use out of a wider range of pieces (plus I hate having stuff sit around not being used)
     
  3. Desi

    Desi Well-Known Member

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    I just want my closet to look nice. At the moment it looks like a giant orgy of fabric.
     
  4. whatever123

    whatever123 Well-Known Member

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    two words: clean underwear.
     
  5. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    i have gotten rid of 90% of my stuff. i have a ccp suit in grey, a black jil suit and a blue j crew suit.

    i have 2 pairs of drkshdw jeans and a pair of apcs

    about 10 ro tees

    ro leathers

    a ro down jacket and an ro pea coat

    a v and crew cashmere ro sweater and a v and a crew ro merino wool sweater

    have a cloak cardigan and 3 cunky ro tneck sweaters for winter

    a few pairs of ro dress pants and a few pairs of ro sweatpants

    aside from gym clothes, thats all i have left
     
  6. gettoasty

    gettoasty Well-Known Member

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    ^ same but 100x more plebe
     
  7. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Well-Known Member

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  8. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    ITT: jet is an angry asshole

    anyway, damn these are long lists for "minimal" closets. here's mine:

    APC ns
    5-pack of hanes vneck comfortsoft tshirts
    sambas or chucks
    a good hoody

    also, you guys, i used to play yugioh competitively.


    The only person who read the title of this thread. Congrats.
     
  9. kit99bar

    kit99bar Well-Known Member

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    I could live with this:

    Pair of good indiglo jeans - Iron Heart or Samurai
    5 nice thick TShirts
    Alden Chukka
     
  10. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I thought I was minimalist with 34 pieces!!!

    5 pair jeans - all good condition

    5 navy v neck jumpers -2 merino, 2 cashmere, one heavy cashmere

    8 jackets or coats - including leather bikers and winter coats

    16 double cuff shirts - to vary the look

    Plus underwear, brogues, boots both casual and smart

    Seems like I'm a hoarder after all!
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  11. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    hello pre-jet kelvin, nice to meet you
     
  12. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    Wore out 3 TMLewin shirts - cheap but don't last more than a year
    Heavy cashmere donated to mum, who bought me ski thermals!

    So now down to:

    5 pairs jeans

    4 jumpers

    8 coats/jackets

    13 shirts

    Equals 30 pieces

    I can live with that!
     

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