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Help a 17 year old identify the staples every wardrobe should have

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Simion505, May 12, 2010.

  1. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    To be fair, Moo's grandfather on V-E day looked killer so there is some truth to his quality family members.
     
  2. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    To be fair, Moo's grandfather on V-E day looked killer so there is some truth to his quality family members.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] thank you.
     
  3. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    Suits are a necessary part of being an adult. But most people will only need one or two. Make sure those are good so they last a good while.
    I'm 33 and I've never owned a suit. I've also never been to a wedding that wasn't for a sibling. [​IMG]
     
  4. darkdream

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    I'm 33 and I've never owned a suit. I've also never been to a wedding that wasn't for a sibling. [​IMG]
    What is your career?
     
  5. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    What is your career?

    Internetz mirth-maker.
     
  6. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    I'm going to invest in some black margiela disco leggings next time i get invited to a funeral.
     
  7. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    Let me clarify that it does depend on your social circle's socioeconomic status. Obviously wearing a three piece suit to a farmer's wedding would be overdressed. Likewise, turning up in anything less than morning dress to greet royalty is a major faux pas. We operate here on the assumption that pretty much all members are upper-middle class (doctors, lawyers, bankers, professors, accountants, entrepreneurs) ie everyone they know has their bachelors at the very least. As always, YMMV since not everyone lives in a major coastal city where wearing a suit is part of professional dress.
     
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    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    Obviously wearing a three piece suit to a farmer's wedding would be overdressed.

    I've seen some farmers that would give Manton a run for his money...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Simion505

    Simion505 Senior member

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    I'm surprised about how few of you need to wear suits - I've had to from the age of 16 for 6th form college, and before that blazers from year 7 onwards in secondary school.
     
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    Strombollii Senior member

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    I'm surprised about how few of you need to wear suits - I've had to from the age of 16 for 6th form college, and before that blazers from year 7 onwards in secondary school.
    That's a completely different sartorial circumstance. Do you wear tailored suits to class?
     
  11. pseudonym

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    I'm only a year older than you, OP, but I've been trying to make a few changes to my wardrobe. So far, here's what I have and recommend:

    - Button-downs / flannels / oxfords
    - Clarks Desert Boots (these are pretty much a required)
    - A solid pair of denim (don't go cheap on a pair that can last you years)
    - Some tees
    - 1 or 2 pairs of nice, clean sneakers
     
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    That's a completely different sartorial circumstance. Do you wear tailored suits to class?

    I wore a tie to public school. I didn't really fit in back then.
     
  13. brad-t

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    - Clarks Desert Boots (these are pretty much a required)

    hahahahaha
     
  14. WhateverYouLike

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    Man, these SW&D people are nasty. Come over to Mens Clothing, OP, we'll take care of you. You need:

    1 navy suit, 1 charcoal suit, 1 grey glenplaid suit, 1 mid-grey suit
    5 english made shoes in brown
    20 pocket squares
    20 ties

    There! done.
     
  15. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Man, these SW&D people are nasty. Come over to Mens Clothing, OP, we'll take care of you. You need:

    1 navy suit, 1 charcoal suit, 1 grey glenplaid suit, 1 mid-grey suit
    5 english made shoes in brown
    20 pocket squares
    20 ties

    There! done.


    ballers wear ties and suits with no shirts
     
  16. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    ballers wear ties and suits with no shirts

    Too advanced. Baby steps. Perhaps undo the top 4 buttons first.
     
  17. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Too advanced. Baby steps. Perhaps undo the top 4 buttons first.

    (you didn't list shirts)
     
  18. CharlieAngel

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    I'd be pissed if some dude showed up at my wedding without a suit. Granted, I don't really want to get married but hypothetically speaking it's incredibly rude. Juveniles have more leeway; I'm not going to expect a suited up 13 year old. But once you're an adult, you're a dick if you don't.
    It's rude to you, perhaps. I find it rude that, if you were my friend, you'd *require* me to wear a suit. In the reverse situation, I'd be happy that you just show up and celebrate with us. I'm going to a wedding this weekend. Khakis, button-down oxford, tie, dr. martens (spit shined).
     
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    brad-t Senior member

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    It's rude to you, perhaps. I find it rude that, if you were my friend, you'd *require* me to wear a suit [to your wedding].

    lol are you ten years old?
     
  20. breakz

    breakz Senior member

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    - A solid pair of denim (don't go cheap on a pair that can last you years)

    You're going to be disappointed, since even the nicer Japanese denim will break down after a few years.

    Jeans are not an "investment piece" (ugh I hate that cliche)--you're basically paying for fit, color, and quality. Note that I didn't include durability.
     

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