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What are you going to buy during this new year?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    More jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, and probably a few outerwear pieces. A belt if I can find one I really like. Some more sweatshirts. Any piece that really jumps out at me and that I can actually afford at the time.
     
  2. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    As brown shoes, suede shoes, whangee umbrella handles, sock garters, brown suits, tweed suits, white shirts, Windsor knots, camel(-colored) coats, covert coats and various other things of which I can't think off the top of my head have all been derided as declasse in Town, I think I'll be OK with my llama coat although it'll take balls to wear it to work given how flamboyant it is. I don't plan to make any trips to London in the near future except to exact painful revenge on Darren should my suit and sportcoat not be awaiting me at the RJ bolthole when I return from Mumbai tomorrow.
     
  3. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Well-Known Member

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    The distinction between country and business clothes is most apparent in the larger cities (and certainly not in midwest America small towns, where suits are most often seen in court (if you are paid for your appearance) and some few remaining banks and large professional firms who require the appearance of steadiness to inspire confidence (often, never mind the content). If you don't live in London, you may well be able to function professionally even if you do wear brown suede shoes to the office (have never hear a negative comment about mine). Anyway, how many of us really have a country home in which we change into our corduroy and tattersall after leaving the city or, if we do have one, engage in the social activities that require a separate country wardrobe?
     
  4. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    - a turtle neck sweater in cashmere

    Got it at 150 euros instead of 514 euros
    Dark grey, 2 ply.
     
  5. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    But it is too large. I guess I will bring it back.
     
  6. linux_pro

    linux_pro Well-Known Member

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    This year I am replacing my wardrobe with:

    1) Navy DB blazer
    2) Brown blazer
    3) 3 or 4 pairs of trousers (Kiton, Icontex or the Carlo Franco line)
    4) Charcoal SB 3-button (Brioni, Zegna, or Canali)
    5) Gray / Lt. Blue SB 3-button (same as above)
    6) Brown / Beige / Green SB 3-button (same)
    7) Charcoal DB (preferrably Zegna, I like their fit, but might try Brioni)
    8) Grey or Lt. Blue DB (same as above)
    9) Black Martegani wingtips from Franco's (ordered)
    10) Brown monk-straps (still deciding)
    11) Brown wingtips (checking out the Alden cordovans)
    12) Looking for nice light brown bowler
    13) replacing all dress shirts - have picked one up from Carlo Franco to try out.
    14) Have picked up about 20 ties in the last few weeks, will continue to binge until wallet screams for mercy. I now have over 250 ties in my collection.
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Well-Known Member

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    Let's see...

    - A pair of C&J Radstocks
    - At least 5 tropical wool trousers, bespoke
    - At least 3 cotton trousers, bespoke (basically your rich man's khakis/chinos/whatever)
    - At least 5 "aloha" shirts (gg Hawaiian business dress code)
    - 2 tropical wool bespoke suits (as in, 9 oz or lighter)
    - 6 white dress shirts, button cuffs (Jantzen)
    - 3 blue dress shirts, button cuffs (Jantzen)
    - A better wallet
    - A better belt
    - Maybe a pair of glasses since contact lenses can be inconvenient to pop in for such emergencies that require me to drive (food, beer, fire, etc.)

    The bespoke stuff will run cheap. <3 tailors here.
     
  8. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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  9. Alias

    Alias Well-Known Member

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    Is it a very thin wallet? I've had it with thick ones.
     
  10. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    What is thin for you? Leather? Or size?
     
  11. Carlo

    Carlo Well-Known Member

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    Suits and shoes.... the former due to getting back in shape (expensive.) the latter is the fault of you damned shoe fans around here making me feel inadequate with my 'cheap' shoes. THere are some Vass, EG and Lattanzi's I simply must have over the next 12 months.

    Fortunately, I am well stocked on ties, though I will buy a few thousand here, few thousand there.
     
  12. Alias

    Alias Well-Known Member

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    Size. Thick wallets look bad when I'm wearing a suit.
     
  13. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    indeed but a too thin is useless as you can put just a card in it.

    What width do you want?
     

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