Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stugotes, Jan 24, 2013.
Do you ever tire of linking to your own stuff? Ha
Had to quote you, Ed. 115 notes in like 30 minutes. Don't worry though, I included a link to Panta in the citing.
and my worries have evaporated
Nice to see that "mantigay-o", "fairyglockmother" and "californianwhores" liked it.
I thought the "OneShoe" (trademark?) was born from not wanting to do much thinking. In fact, to me that was the one redeeming element of the whole idea. Sort of like Jeff Goldblum's character in 'The Fly' where he owns a dozen of the exact same outift and shoes. That way he gets dressed every day but doesn't have to think about what he's going to wear. Are you saying there is some subtlety in the OneShoe idea? I'm missing it entirely.
I remember when I realized that after years of collecting, coveting, and collecting some more, I had all the guitars, amplifiers and effects that I needed or would ever want.. Despite the triumph it was a terrible day. As for the OP's question, you may have slowdown's in buying for your wardrobe, but I don't think it ever really ends until someone finally selects your least favorite suit to dress you for your funeral.
Speaking of which, I don't think I've ever shared here my idea that all men should be buried in a Dracula costume. Walk with me: Once in the grave, the only way you're ever coming out sentient is:
A) some sort of religious resurrection or
B) the Earth is bombarded with a bizarre interstellar radiation which causes the dead to rise again and seek the blood of living humans for nourishment.
If it's B, you're already dressed for the occasion. If it's A, just lose the high-collared cape and and Translyvania medal and you can meet up with God in white tie and tails - again perfectly appropriate.
I think I am pretty well sated for the present: I am retired, so I don't feel a need to dress well every day. Also, I don't know how many more years I have to live. If I am still spry and gadding about a decade or so for now, then my wardrobe might need replenishment. If the occasion ever comes up for me to dress in black tie, I would like to purchase a good ensemble (probably from my friends in Kowloon).
Otherwise, as far as dressy apparel goes, I feel rather well set: I've got 20 sport coats and six suits; about 85 shirts; a decent assortment of outergarments; about 115 neckties; 31 ascots; 40 pairs of dress and and dress casual shoes. There is just a point where further wardrobe building becomes kind of crazy.
I'll be getting some more good shirts, mostly from Mercer and perhaps some from Chan. I might like to get a couple pairs of really nice bespoke trousers from Chan (but I'm undecided about this), and I may get some more good casual shoes for walking the dog and such, but that's about it.
It may sound odd, but I really resent the thought of buying a lot more good stuff, then dying and having all my barely worn finery end up in a thrift shop!
I feel pretty satisfied with my wardrobe - a few suits and a few sports coats for a teacher. Learning about and appreciating clothes is enjoyable so I'll continue to add more things at a reasonable pace.
The question "does it ever end" iis self-defeating. I don't think it ever should end, but the pace is different depending on the person.
I sometimes imagine a man who gets a list of "things he needs" - which for example might be something like five suits, 10 shirts, 10 socks, 3 pairs of shoes - and then he buys them all at once, and never looks back at the list. I always imagine he would need to replace them every 10 years, so even then it never ends. But anyway that guy probably doesn't really enjoy or appreciate his clothes, which is totally fine (in fact, you might say it's better than fretting about them all the time).
The "how" is up to you.
The "why" is what must come first.
If you understand "why" then how and when take care of themselves.
It is always about the why.
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to the OP, i think i have too many shirts and i still want more.
As a highly respected member of SF, we can only assume that your assortment of outergarments includes a number of capes.
If I ever get to the place that JLibourel seems to have reached, I plan to step up my lifestyle so that all my current clothing is inadequate for my new snooty environment. Then I'll have to start all over again.
Notice that Spoo never comments in these kinds of threads....
No capes, I'm afraid: A couple of overcoats, one in cashmere, the other tweed; a trench coat; a Ralph Lauren pea jacket; and a heavy quilted car coat I bought for a wild boar hunt in Vermont about 30 years ago. Of course here in SoCal, the need for outergarments is less pressing than in more chilly climes.
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