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I really feel like there is nothing to buy!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Styleman, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    Well, it may sound a little stupid, but when it come to tailored clothing in particular, I really think there is nothing to buy. Even though I dont have a lot by any standards, I feel like I have all that I could need, at 17. (I wear a suit on a daily basis to school). I have;

    1 Medium Grey Suit Ermenegildo Zegna Su Misura (I really hate grey suits, but I though it could be nice to dress a little conservative once in a while, and it add a bit of individuality, as most of the guys in school wear charcoals, navys, or blacks). SB 3 Button 'average' stance no vents

    1 Charcoal suit with barley visible stripes by Gerald Austin of Bond Street. SB 2 Button, low stance. dual vents

    1 Black/Dark Charcoal Versace Classic Suit SB 3 button, high stance. dual vents

    1 Navy Zara Suit, fit is amazing, I really like this suit - the fabric colour and the fit. 3 button SB 'average' stance. single vent

    1 Zara light grey micro-houndstooth, SB 3 button, average stance with tickect pocket dual vents

    1 Dark grey pinstripe Zara, SB 3 button, av. stance, dual vents

    all above have notch lapels

    1 Black suede blazer by Gucci, 2 button SB low-ish stance.

    1 Black Karl Largerfeld blazer

    1 Black Dior Homme blazer

    a lot of trousers in various colours, mostly no pleats, and not turn ups

    about 10 blue shirts by 2 by Charvet, 1 by YSL, 1 by Gucci, and 1 by Brioni, and 5 by Cotonifico Ablini for Marks and Spencer.

    3 White shirts, 1 Dolce & Gabbana (mainline), 1 Cerutti Black Label, and 1 Ermenegildo Zegna.

    2 Pink shirts, 1 Charvet 1 Cotonifico Ablini for Marks and Spencer.

    1 Gucci loafers, black

    1 Gucci brown semi-brogues

    1 Ceaser Paciotti black lace ups

    1 Salvatore Ferragamo Studio black lace ups

    1 Gucci Boots black

    1 Frattatelli Rosetti black lace ups

    A black Versace Classic overcoat.

    A ss Cartier Tank

    A ss Rolex Submariner

    A yg Cartier Tank

    A ss Bvlgari-Bvlgari

    The question is what to buy???
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    style,

    and I say this with love, man, you don't need anymore shit, at this point in your life. If you are 17 and you have all that stuff, take a breather and wait a while. even if you have the money, for your souls sake wait a while before you buy more stuff.
     
  3. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    The thing is I havent bought anything for a long time, so I feel like getting something new, but there is nothing in the shops that I really like (in terms of suitings, okay theres a lot of causal stuff I like, Dior etc. but way too expensive.) - I have just had a long 'breather', about 6 months.

    Although I would agree, I may grow out of it, so it might be a bit wastefull.
     
  4. spatten

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    I didn't see any brown suit on the list. Browns can be a lot of fun and certainly more casual. Try some patterns. There is a lot of area for exploration here. If you are wearing a suit daily, I would add a few to the rotation to spare wear on the others.

    There are many people here who really enjoy English shoes - perhaps you should explore these. Check out some of the slick Edward Greens - much better than Gucci, Ferragamo in my opinion.

    I've never had your problem - I could easily walk into to somehwere like Neiman Marcus and spend upwards of 10K per day on items that I would truly enjoy - if the funds were available. Somedays I wish I had your problem.

    Browse through some catalogs, find some looks you like -
    Scott
     
  5. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    What sort of brown suit would you suggest, maybe a darker less reddish tone I would think?

    I am sure that English shoes are of a higher quality, but I don't like the very classic designs, I preffer the more pointed Italian stlye shoes. I think a Oxford on a 17 yo looks pretty silly. Perhaps there are brands which make a comprimise with the styling and quality (Lobb is a bit too expensive, I would have thought)

    Thanks for the advise.
     
  6. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Bah, don't sweat it. I know buying things is great, but you sound like you have a pretty solid wardrobe already.
     
  7. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    LOL, the pains of withdrawal from retail therapy.
     
  8. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    It can be a pretty dangerous trap, though. You're 17, and there will be bigger things to buy when time goes by, things like health insurance and tuition, hlhhlhglhgh.
     
  9. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    yea
     
  10. spatten

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    I just purchased a darker brown fish eye suit by Isaia (350$ at NM last call). I think it would look great on a 17 yr old. At your age I would tend towards solids and smaller patterns - but in nice fabrics. I think darker browns are more versatile than the lighter tan suits.

    I understand your sensitivity to oxfords at 17. I didn't wear them but rarely at that age myself. I was thinking more along the lines of a nice brown/cordovan loafer.

    Have fun,
    Scott
     
  11. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  12. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    This made me lol
     
  13. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    eh?
     
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    Styleman Senior member

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    Do you have a pic of the Isaia?

    Yea, a loafer might be good.
     
  15. cuffthis

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    If you get tired of buying clothes, start buying vintage cufflinks. Some of the best antique ones are right in your area of England.

    That will keep you busy for a while. And you can acquire a whole heck of a lot of them and not take up too much room in your home/apt.

    And they hold their value really well.
     
  16. Styleman

    Styleman Senior member

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    Sounds good.

    However, I don't want to stop buying clothes, I just don't know what to buy. I am perhaps too young to apriciate suitings, and the subtle variations.
     
  17. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Jeans and sneakers, and tee-shirts and hoodies. And a pullover here and there. You can never have too many of these staples. C'mon man, you're 17.
     
  18. Styleman

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    Don't get me wrong, out of school that is what I wear, and I can never get tired of a new pair of Dior Homme, Richmond, or McQueen Jeans. But for school I have to wear a suit.
     
  19. dietcookie

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    Who cares about health insurance and tuition when you got some good looking suits.
     
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    You could always buy me something. I'll put together a wishlist and get back to you. For now, just some C&J Weymouths in US 10.5D would be fine. One in every color.
     

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