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Everyone's 2009 Clothing Plans / 2008 Insights ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yfyf, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Senior member

    Oct 14, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I am almost a complete shut-in every winter & gain up to 30 lbs due to inactivity.
    By the end of June I'll have my weight under control again,
    and can then start to enjoy my summer clothes.
    I do more combinations than suits so my own plans will include more colour/texture play.
    I'll also enjoy my hats until it gets too warm to do so.
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

    Feb 1, 2009
    I'll also enjoy my hats until it gets too warm to do so.

    Sounds like you need summer weight hats [​IMG] Just saying [​IMG]
  3. Bellum

    Bellum Senior member

    Jan 22, 2009

    We're halfway in to 2009!

    I plan to get a couple of sportcoats with 2 patch pockets and swelled edges, thinking of Oxxford.

    I'd like to find a good source for boxer briefs. I'm not paying $75 for Zimmerli.

    I should add some more patterned shirts. I'm wearing white, blue, white bengal stripe.

    A summer hat.
  4. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

    Oct 31, 2008

    Altea is underrated

    Navy blue ties are something everyone should have (I now have four)

    Agreed sir. In fact I'm wearing a navy blue Altea tie right now. They are quite the bargain.
  5. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Senior member

    Oct 14, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sounds like you need summer weight hats [​IMG] Just saying [​IMG]

    You are 100% correct! It's true! I do. [​IMG]

    My dad endlessly critisizes my thrifting as 'buying dead mans clothes', [​IMG]
    and anything I pay retail for, I am 'wasting money on foolish things'.

    When he saw my recently thrifted Panama hat however,
    he immediately deemed me unworthy and took it for himself,
    leaving me with only some old baseball caps, bandana's & straw hats for summer.
    What could I do? He's my dad.

    With my luck I'll find another panama hat just in time for ...winter [​IMG]
  6. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Dec 10, 2004
    In the not too distant future
    I'm starting thinking ahead for next year as I have to spread my projects due to the current economical climate...
    -Austerity brogue by Gaziano or Delos
    -My first DB flannel by Anderson &Sheppard (groupthink )...

    Groupthink + drape = gang drape?

    You have to say bonjour to Delos and A&S for me...
  7. LexSenthur

    LexSenthur Senior member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Well I just started getting interested in dressy clothing around Christmas, getting my first non-second-hand suit since I left college, so I'm playing a bit of catch up. Right now I'm working to get my professional wardrobe up to a passable level before I start getting into bespoke territory.
  8. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Los Angeles

    Calf/Suede combo oxfords
    Navy blucher boots


    Chan Navy Linen 1B peak lapel with extra "belly"
    Chan 2 button herringbone - undecided


    GO Senator Week Calender
    IWC Portugese
  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut, Austria
    Shoe fit is much more hit and miss than suits

  10. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Rjman , I 'm thinking more and more about Delos for the Amiel ...He knows very well the Paris bespoke lines/aesthetics and it is more in my veins to create such a model than Tony...
    For the tailors ,I'm getting there in July,ready for my wet long winter...
  11. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

    Jul 10, 2007
    Neopolitan soft shouldered sport coat made out of dark green Harris Tweed:


    with hacking and ticket pockets angled like this:

  12. pabloj

    pabloj Senior member

    Jan 15, 2007
    After discovering bespoke ... and retirement of tailor [​IMG]

    - Keep flying the bespoke flag (if I can find a good tailor at reasonable prices), which means a couple of suits and an overcoat

    - First pair of MTO shoes (and no other shoe purchases for the next 12 months)

    Plus other minor purchases ... [​IMG]

    I think I did it!
    Got a lovely pair of boots from Cliff and thinking about the next order ... got a new suit, looking forward to another one.
  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Princeton, NJ
    i would like to be double breasted in 09, and a few more tweed sportcoats also.

    years not out yet, but I have more tweed and still no double breasted sportcoats or suits.
  14. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Nov 5, 2004
    So, how'd you do guys? Did you stick to your plans? Any new insights? What's in store for 2010?
  15. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Apr 25, 2007
    Funny you resurrect this thread, I was just thinking about it the other day.

    1. Draped jacket, didn't like it in the end.

    2. Did a 3 button thin lapel but not as thin as DocHolliday's. Wasn't as exciting as I hoped.

    3. 1 button - I got three one button three pieces, two of which I like very much, one of which is pretty ok. It's fun in a peak lapel configuration.

    4. I have a few pairs of bespoke shoes on order with various different people, now awaiting delivery.

    5. Did it on one or two suits, didn't really notice a difference.

    6. I ended up getting a shorter raglan pocket overcoat, which I guess you could call a long peacoat. I like very muchy.

    Personal style is an ever-evolving state. Since we've just crossed into 2009, has anyone started making their plans for what they are looking for for their wardrobes 2009 and any useful insights gained 2008?

    2009 will be my year for:

    jackets with more drape a la the Manton - I have one jacket done in that style which wasn't completely satisfactory, but the drape was an interesting, old-school feature which I appreciate.

    3 button thin lapel, somewhat short like DocHolliday - I'm a biter

    1 button - details I have yet to work out

    more discerning about comfort of footwear - I'd say only 25% of my shoe purchases last year were comfortable for extra long periods of time. I do a lot of walking, I want to try and take care of my feet.

    straight pockets instead of hacking pockets on some jackets

    long peacoats/scooter coats

    better buttons (Must get to Tender Buttons in NYC at some point this year)

    2008 I learned:

    Comfort is overrated but tightness is overrated as well

    Shoe fit is much more hit and miss than suits

    Altea is underrated

    Navy blue ties are something everyone should have (I now have four)
  16. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Jun 25, 2007
    2008 was a good year, I filled in gaps, upgraded accessories, and increased my rotation of items. For 2009 my plan is to focus less on clothing.
    I can't say I bought less as I stated that I would, but I did make better choices on what I did buy, especially with the accessory upgrades.
  17. Gherkins

    Gherkins Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    So how did we do?

    First of all: lose some weight. It is simply not acceptable that my MTM suits from last year don't fit around the belly.
    To do:
    green Grenadine tie from David Hober
    couple of cufflinks from Kent Wang
    black Shannons with a simple captoe and black suede around the ankle
    Malvern in Bauxite

    and yes - white shirts. I retired all but one and that's really not enough.

    I just hope that the economy permits to realize at least a few of these ideas. [​IMG]

    Success on losing weight, ties from David Hober and the mentioned EGs.
    Near success on the shirts - I stopped after buying one.
    Fail on the cufflinks. Complete fail.

    Will have to try again next year.

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