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If you had to start over tomorrow

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by A Harris, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    pink pantser, great choices, i can definitely see those fitting into your style, judging from the waywt pics.
     


  2. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    ok a slightly more serious answer to this question:

    at this point (end of April 2008) I'm interested in the idea of stripped down. I don't mean naked...but I like the idea Patrizio Bertelli proposes, "the ultimate luxury is to own nothing." I engage in consumerism, but not to the extent I see a lot of other people do...nowadays when I shop it's more out of function than anything else...i can't stand the idea of updating one's look every season and getting into the new guard of designers, since most of it i find quite uninspiring. I take a stroll down shopping areas and am bored to death by pretty much all of what I see. Starting fresh the whole wardrobe would be plain black and white t-shirts, comfortable and loose cotton pants in black and beige, and white sneakers. No baggage, no fuss, just a uniform of quality to move about life without having to think about clothes.

    Not saying I would actually do this, but the idea is quite liberating, non?
     


  3. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not saying I would actually do this, but the idea is quite liberating, non?

    Yes, I'd say so. It is part of the reason I think about this subject on occasion.
     


  4. thepataphysician

    thepataphysician Senior member

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    pink pantster - that hickey donegal suit is on sale for less than $500 right now. a perfect time to move from fantasy to reality.
     


  5. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I don't wear that much casual, so my casual wardrobe is shot. I have learned a lot here that would help if I restarted. Rather than fantasise I've tried to be realistic about what I could afford. I haven't got brands in mind for lot of these.

    Shoes
    RM Williams chestnut ankle boots
    Some light brown wingtips, maybe AE
    Timberland walking boots (the ones I have)
    Sutor Mantelassi black suede bluchers
    Santoni FAM loafers, mid-brown

    Belts
    Don't have many, but I would like two suede belts, black and brown and a webbing belt.

    Pants
    Cotton pants (for ease of washing): Zanella, Incotex, RLPL, Borrelli, Brioni, Zegna. Solid colours: navy, beige, camel, dk. brown

    Shirts:
    This is my weakest area - totally unplanned and all over the shop. Can't be too specific but I would need:
    Linen shirts - white and navy
    Oxford Button-downs - solids - pale blue, pink, butter yellow
    Fancier stripe shirts - I like the look of some of the Jhane Barnes that I've seen. Rather than get a lot, plan them around the pants and coats

    Long-sleeve Ts
    I could be wearing these 6-9 months of the year here, and I only own 2. I'd get at least 3-4 of these, patterned but in a muted way.

    Sweaters/tops
    V-neck or preferably zip collar. Plain colours or muted patterns, navy, chocolate and grey

    Scarves
    A couple of lighter-weight scarves, silk/wool. Heavy wool doesn't get enough use here

    Socks
    Overdafut. Bright colours and patterns
    Rivers (local brand) for robust plain-coloured socks

    Coats
    Black leather jacket, conservative in style
    Navy knee-length topcoat
    Classic navy jacket from Italian designer like Barbera, Isaia, Canali or Caruso
    Plaid sport coat from similar designers (v. happy with the Barbera I have)

    Crumpler messenger bag
     


  6. berlin report

    berlin report Senior member

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    Yes, I'd say so. It is part of the reason I think about this subject on occasion.

    I, too, think about paring everything down to a bare "uniform" but if I do that I may as well close shop. I really love the idea of not having to worry about what to wear but I think I enjoy it too much to give it up.

    And no, I wouldn't want to start over again. And if I did, I wouldn't know where to start. Oh, maybe I can start by making sure every pair of shoes I buy fit properly.
     


  7. Johnny5

    Johnny5 Senior member

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    Diet Slim Skin Butcher , As Venus, Dirain tees instead of Monarchy, Salvage and Afflictions tees which i had [​IMG]

    Possibly Flathead 3001 for jeans

    Common Project sneaks....
     


  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I'm with Jet, I wouldn't change a thing either

    basically it'd be rebuying:

    Fred Perry polos in different colors (both knit and pique)
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    Fred Perry Buttondowns in different colorways
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    Baracuta G9 harrington
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    Fred Perry monkey jacket (in black)
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    The greatest boot in the world, Paul SmithxTriumph Daytona
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    Fred Perry Vneck
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    Fred Perry cardigan of some sort
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    Jeans
    SFx5EP is a good one to start with

    Suit by Spencer Hart
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    Luckily I already have all that, except the Spencer Hart suit [​IMG]
     


  9. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    pink pantster - that hickey donegal suit is on sale for less than $500 right now. a perfect time to move from fantasy to reality.

    Tell me about it - i've had that suit (and the tan twill one and a couple of their overcoats in pearl gray and charcoal) in my shopping basket for over 3 months, its an exercise in will power to hold off. The pros: i've got a Hickey suit and they fit me great and I think are worth it at $500. The cons: I already own a tweed suit and I live in the desert southwest so its limited to being worn about 2 months a year.
     


  10. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    spencer hart is slick, i love his suits and his general vibe...

    i thought about what i posted about the reduction to uniform thing, went out for a walk after dinner weaing just a turquoise henley with just the bottom button done up, loose black pants and sneakers...it really did feel very free, a reminder of why i don't like wearing jeans that much nowadays. With the wind blowing in my face and my hands in my pockets i felt like a serene zen master but with a touch of nonchalant cool...
     


  11. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    jeans:

    1 pair apc new cure ($155)
    1 pair dior mij 19cm ($330)
    1 pair dior sharp notations 19cm ($425)


    underwear:

    6 ck/2xist tanks, 6 t's, 10 pairs boxer briefs

    sweaters:

    1 cashmere v-neck (loro piana)
    1 lambswool crew neck (same)

    shirts:

    2 button-down oxfords, white, pink (steven alan) ($150 or so)
    3 point-collared shirts, white, blue, pink (dior, prada) (@$250-300 each)
    couple of short-sleeved button downs (lindeberg, raf, whatever's on sale)

    sweatshirts:

    2 raf simons sweater/sweatshirt type deals ($300-400 each)

    1 s2a hoodie ($150 or so)

    pants:

    grey and black (raf simons or dior) ( i almost always wear jeans)

    ties:

    raf or dior ($125 or so each)

    belts:

    1 brown, 1 black (dior)

    shoes:

    common projects white achilles low ($280)

    common projects black achilles hi tops ($300)

    suede oxfords (bonora, lobb) ($500-$1000)

    black oxfords (jil sander, church's) ($400 or so each)

    new balance 990 (for the gym) ($90)

    10 hole doc martens ($120)

    suits:

    blue 2 button (prada or jil sander) ($2000)
    grey 2 button (prada or jil sander) ($2000)

    for the gym:

    4 aa tank ($25 total wholesale)
    4 aa t's ($35 total wholesale)

    target brand shorts ($12 each)
    target brand track pants ($20 each)
     


  12. the etruscan

    the etruscan Senior member

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    So, this just happened to me (BA lost both my suitcases a week after I moved out of a house and packed all my clothes into two suitcases) last year. Sadly, BA still hasn't paid (August last year was the date of the loss), so it was done on the fairly cheap.

    Found myself buying basic chelsea and zip-up boots, dark jeans, lots of basic ts, and a good collection of Nice Collective outerwear, and an Un Solo Mondo distressed leather jacket.

    If they'd paid me, woulda been:

    Same jeans
    same basic ts

    These jeans:
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    This jacket:
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    pants:
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    the great falling apart dries van noten cardigan from this season.

    pair of nice black zip up boots

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  13. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    all that Dior but not their suits?!

    IMHO Prada and Jil Sander are better in three buttons.
     


  14. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    yeah, dior suits are just too slim for me. i'm like a 48 jacket, 34 pants, so a 2 button looks better on me than 3 button. it's kind of funny but i pretty much wrote what's in my closet now.
     


  15. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I'd like to think I have that wardrobe if I cut away the excess stuff I bought over the past 2-3 years (i.e. why I do closet cleaning sales).

    I'd break it down to (casual items only, not regarding my tailored clothing):
    Jil Sander cashmere/silk hoodie
    Jil Sander slate cotton pants
    Jil Sander grey wool trousers
    Jil Sander dark, Japanese jeans
    YSL nylon moto jacket
    Jil Sander waffle knit tshirts
    Rick Owens asymetrical seem tshirts (black/white/drkshdw)
    Raf Simons navy hightops
    Jil Sander navy sneakers
    Louis Vuitton brown/orange/black striped cashmere/silk tshirt
    Martin Margiela chinos
    Michael Bastian shearling
    Jil Sander solid color tshirts
    Rick Owens "snowboard" pants
    Jil Sander nylon zipup
    Armani Collezioni black/navy wool/silk pullover hoodie
    Thom Browne oxfords in blue/white/pink
    Thom Browne navy shorts
    Jil Sander patent grey sandals
    Zegna black/brown reversible belt
    Marc Jacobs grey python belt
    Schiesser Revival underwear
     


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