• 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 7: Castangia from SARTORIALE

    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 6th auction is for a Castangia Suit or Sportcoat from SARTORIALE 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!

Iconic Clothing and footwear

Jmca1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
87
Reaction score
0
So this might be a bit of a contentious starter, but I am wondering what items of clothing or footwear are icons or timeless? If you had to put together the timeless wardrobe for all occasions, what would it be? I'd love to get everyones thoughts.

Some people might say the LLBean duck boots, others might say the Mackintosh in a fawn color, others might say Turnbull and Asser shirts with their multibutton cuffs. Any and all will be appreciated!

I want to know what you all think!
 

porcelain monkey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,820
Reaction score
23
I'll bite. I am generally thinking of iconic American style. Also, these are not necessarily clothes I own or even like, but what springs to mind.
Footwear: Timberland boots, Sperry topsiders, Converse Chuck Taylors, Bass Weejuns, wing tips (straightforward broguing)
Pants: Levis jeans, Flat front khakis (not sure about a brand, but the simpler the better).
Shirt: Brooks Brothers oxford cloth button down, Lacoste polo, Pendleton work shirt
Jacket: Leather bomber, Levis jean jacket, Nylon windbreaker
Suit: Brooks Brothers Sack
 

Zenny

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2008
Messages
1,845
Reaction score
2
Timeless would be different from iconic. Tuxedos are timeless, Converses are iconic.
 

Jmca1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
87
Reaction score
0
Fair enough but some items can be both. I am looking for timeless, or iconic, or both. I just want to know, what the all star team is (for lack of a better term) for everyone.
 

dopamine

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2008
Messages
283
Reaction score
0
I think porcelain monkey hit it spot-on, especially brand-wise, although I might argue now that Ralph Lauren's Polo shirts are far more iconic than Lacoste, despite Lacoste being older and better made. I would also add Onitsuka Tigers and some classic Adidas sneakers to the mix. I agree, however, that Converse Chuck Taylors are by far the most iconic/timeless sneaker.
 

acidboy

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
21,169
Reaction score
1,750
Jantzen shirts are SF icons
Seriously, footwear: Clark desert boots, Red Wing GTs
 

izlat

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2008
Messages
265
Reaction score
0
some randoms here (not mentioned yet, that come to my mind):
  • Doc Martens
  • Burberry coats
  • fedora + panama hats
  • rugby shirts - not sure which brand
  • Aero leathers
  • Armani suits
  • argyle and cable knits (not together)
  • tight leather pants
too late to think about more
 

embowafa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2008
Messages
6,552
Reaction score
113
Sperry Topsiders
RayBan Aviators
White OCBD
Bass Weejuns
 

Sprezzatura2010

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
765
Reaction score
2
Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Iconic stuff, not all of which I can endorse:

Persol sunglasses/Ray Ban Wayfarers
Tod's driving mocs
Gucci bit loafers
Brooks buttondowns
Berluti Andy loafers
Brigg umbrellas
Belstaff jackets
Barbour waxed jackets
JLC Reversos
Hermes ties


Good list, though I can't think of anything by Berluti as "iconic." I'd add the following:

Burberry DB trench
Alden 405's
JM Weston 180's
JL Williams
Hermes briefcases, in calf or croc
White linen pocket squares generally
RLPL Keaton in white
Tiffany's plain sterling money clips
 

James Bond

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2005
Messages
1,089
Reaction score
1
Crocs
Uggs
Trucker hats
 

vitaminc

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2008
Messages
2,407
Reaction score
3
nike airforce one
paul smith stripe shirts
lv trunks
globetrotter suitcases
prada nylon bag
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 29 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 141 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 265 32.7%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 51 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,985
Messages
9,226,755
Members
193,677
Latest member
lamar48
Top