• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 8th auction is for a Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Clothes Organization

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,052
Reaction score
867
I'm finally getting around to re-organizing my clothing (due to utter lack of closet space), and I would like a review of my plan.

Right now I have a moderately sized closet and a quite large two drawer chest. I would like to:

Hang:
Coats (I plan on buying a few more coats this season - peacoat, nylon & an overcoat, not including my current ones some of which I may end up tossing)
Suits (arrival of a spiffy ($$$) new one in a few weeks is what's sparking this project) (2)
Blazers (2)
Dress Shirts (5ish and need about double that)
T-Shirts
Dress Pants (2 now need another 2-3)

Fold away

Sweaters (5ish and plan on working up to 10 this season)
Undergarments
Casual Pants (Jeans, off season trousers)

Anyway, my point is the closet is already pretty strained and I would like (no need) to expand my wardrobe for work, play and everything inbetween. Does the above plan look about right? I can't think of anything I'm missing (except that I will need a few new pairs of shoes). Wow I cant wait for sales.

PS - what're the best ways to store my ties? I want to expand my selection of these also and am not a fan of hanging them,
 

Nataku

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2006
Messages
9,177
Reaction score
16,596
Hey - sounds like a good plan, except I would fold the tee-shirts as well - that'll make more room for dress-shirts and blazers and such. If you don't like hanging them, the best way to store ties is perhaps a tie box that fits in your dresser drawer. All you do is roll them up and put them in there. I personally use this:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3Doff%26sa%3DN

Came in through the donations at work along with one for belts. Both are getting very good use, and I do highly recommend them!
 

gdl203

Affiliate Vendor
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Jun 9, 2005
Messages
39,946
Reaction score
28,579
Originally Posted by Jodum5
THanks for the reply. I actually meant I dont like hanging them on a traditional hanger, but the tie box sounds like an interesting idea, though the link you offered didn't have any. I found this one (about midway down the page) http://www.dann-online.com/Personal%...ccessories.htm

Avoid cedar at all cost when it comes to storing your ties
 

mensimageconsultant

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2006
Messages
4,615
Reaction score
122
Remember to hang your suits and blazers in breathable garment bags. Also, store any cashmere sweaters in garment bags.
 

spertia

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2006
Messages
2,186
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by gdl203
Avoid cedar at all cost when it comes to storing your ties

Can you explain why? Other than perhaps not wanting to smell like cedar all day?
 

BigHandMan

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2006
Messages
521
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by spertia
Can you explain why? Other than perhaps not wanting to smell like cedar all day?
Cedar is prone to drying and splintering, causing snags on less durable materials like the silk used to make (most) ties.

Trust me... you don't want this. I speak from painful experience.

Instead, consider hanging some pre-hung cedar sheaths or strategically place some cedar blocks throughout your closet to keep things fresh. That's what I've done, and it works fairly well.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 30 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 143 17.3%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 272 32.9%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 130 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 71 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 53 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,128
Messages
9,229,594
Members
193,741
Latest member
peaureame
Top