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A uniform for the rest of your life...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TonioKroger, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. TonioKroger

    TonioKroger Well-Known Member

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    If you were forced to choose one set of clothes that you'd have to buy multiples of- and then wear for the rest of your life- what would it be?

    I ask because for some time now I have felt that the continual search for new things doesn't appeal to me. I like to distill things down- to a color, a company, a fabric- and then stick with them.

    I am seriously considering creating a "uniform" for myself. At least for my day to day wear. I'm not sure if I want it to be very specific (the same color, fabrication and company for each garment), or more general (all pants of a similar color, all shirts of a certain type, e.g.)

    Probably, this isn't going to happen. But if I had to choose right now, it'd be a white oxford cloth button down shirt, khaki/tan denim jeans, and tan chukka boots.
     
  2. AssassunSB

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    A pair of raw denim, a dark blue hoodie, a pair of German Army Trainers and any cap.
     
  3. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Light grey flannel pants, SB navy coat, white linen PS, light blue BD, mid-brown Jodhpurs.
     
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  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Chambray shirt, Alden Plaza last longwings, rubinacci tweed SC, grey flannels
     
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  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I was all onboard with GC's suggestion, but that is a pretty strong argument there, jrd.
     
  6. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    Navy tropical wool pants, White BD shirt in cotton-linen, captoe oxfords in a dark brown.

    Too hot where I live to need a jacket :)
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Welcome to Styleforum TonioKroger.
    I would like to know what climate & season(s) (if applicable) you are considering for this uni-formed wardrobe.
     
  8. TonioKroger

    TonioKroger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. As I have actually conceived of this for myself, I was actually thinking of a "uniform" that had a cold season and warm season version. Probably the white oxford cloth shirt would remain, but in winter I'd add an undershirt. The khaki/tan denim would become corduroy, and so forth...
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tropical weight wool gray trou, blue spread collar oxford shirt, navy fresco jacket with patch pockets, white linen ps, brown shell park aves, brown tie.

    As it gets colder, throw in a gray-brown tweed overcoat, perhaps windowpane, and uniqlo heattech
     
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  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Tonio...do you have a budget or is price not a concern? Also, your approximate location would help (example- Austin, Texas)
     
  11. chinesealpha

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    Red white and blue boat shoes, critter pants, and a yellow vintage brooks brothers ocbd.
     
  12. Ianiceman

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    You forgot the cream silk PS :D:foo:
     
  13. celery

    celery Senior member

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    Hey if it works for you, go for it.
     
  14. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    airforce blue jacket, candy stripe ocbd, dress cotton/linen khaki, mid brown semi brogue, navy socks. no pocket square, no tie.
     
  15. emiristol

    emiristol Senior member

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    Junior navy jacket, white OCBD, light grey wool trousers, brown suede oxfords, white pocket square
     
  16. Balfour

    Balfour Senior member

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    This is probably the best resource you're likely to find:

    http://thesilentist.com/post/15351832275/adopting-a-personal-uniform

    Here are some other threads worth a look:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/98968/one-shoe-wardrobe-why-not/0_50
    www.styleforum.net/t/71198/the-amazing-blazer-suit/0_50
     
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  17. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    navy flannel trousers, brown herringbone SC, white check shirt, oxford semibrogues.
     
  18. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    navy flannel trousers, brown herringbone SC, white check shirt, oxford semibrogues.
     
  19. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Some blogger once suggested picking out a uniform for each month, and wearing it once a week. That's an idea I could get behind

    I'm not sure I like this idea, but in the liner notes for Stop Making Sense, it does say "People will remember you better if you always wear the same outfit." It also says "Space People read our mail," so there's that to consider.
     
  20. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    This is not something I would consider at all until I can afford to have someone like Davide Taub as my tailor..
     

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