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If you had to start over tomorrow

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

  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    good call on the fred perry. i forgot those, but i'd make sure to have a black one and a red one.


    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]
     


  2. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here are my picks:


    Ironheart 634S x2

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    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=205


    1 pair olive moleskin trousers. Preferably jean-cut. Not sure who I'd buy those from

    Trim-cut flat front khakis

    Earnest Sewn washed jeans in the "Hemingway" cut, probably:

    http://www.barneys.com/b/browse/prod...egoryId=522264 or

    http://www.revolveclothing.com/Displ...rnest+Sewn&d=b



    Vintage Belstaff Trialmaster

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    Easily found on ebay


    Aero Hercules in brown horsehide

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Aero-Leather-HER...2em118Q2el1247


    Nice Collective Bedford jacket, preferably in olive green or tan.

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    Don't have a current link for this one, but they have done them for successive seasons so it will probably be back.


    And hopefully I'd be able to dig up another YMC shirt jacket:

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    Buzz Rickson chambray work shirt x 2

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    http://historypreservation.com/hpass...ugarcane_2.php


    Sugar Cane denim work shirt

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    http://historypreservation.com/hpass...ugarcane_2.php


    Michael Bastian x Gap roll-up shirt. Just got one of these today and it is a great shirt for the money

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    Shirt with the same cut and detailing as the Gapstian but in dark tan cotton twill. Couldn't find a link for that one.

    American Apparel t-shirts in black,dark blue,brown,army,olive and heather grey

    Henleys in the same colors

    Medium grey ribbed wool vneck sweater with plain (not banded) bottom and cuffs



    JB Hill shell cordovan cowboy boots

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    http://www.jbhilltexas.com/classics/style_2k5.html


    Frye Brando Lace in tan

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    http://www.fryeboots.com/subpages/c[email protected]=5



    Vass black shell cordovan boots

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    Purcells in white and dark blue

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    Chucks in black and brown monotone

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    The best B-Uhr style watch I could afford:

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    http://www.qahill.com/tz/b-uhr/b-uhr.html


    Glycine Incursore

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    Alden shell cordovan card case

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    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...d_Case_189.htm


    Strider SNG pocketknife

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    http://truenorthknives.com/tnk_gallery-p-STR7807.htm


    Mosley Tribes Enforcer Aviators in gold with tan lense, also in gunmetal with green lense

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    Flat Head silver key hook

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    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=237


    Solesu double ring cinch belts in black, brown and tan

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    http://www.leatherbelts.com/cinch_belts/C02.html


    Filson brown bridle hide field satchel

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    http://www.filson.com/sm-leather-fie...i-2092389.html

    Medium grey cashmere beanie

    Olive green ribbed cashmere scarf with plain ends

    Lightweight navy wool socks
     


  3. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    Nice choice on the Strider!
     


  4. breakz

    breakz Senior member

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  5. datasupa

    datasupa Senior member

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    "the ultimate luxury is to own nothing." I take a stroll down shopping areas and am bored to death by pretty much all of what I see.

    I'm with you. In fact I recently joined the no new purchases of any kind whatsoever club. Soon after this I joined the give away one item every month club.
     




  6. Goblin

    Goblin Senior member

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    This has been on my mind as well, as I recently had something of a style crisis. It has been resolved without undue expenditure or butt-hurt.

    If I had to purchase a casual wardrobe from scratch tomorrow, I'd stay very minimal and inexpensive. These are all items available within walking distance of my apartment.

    - 5 Gap v-neck t-shirts, black.
    - 1 pair Converse high-tops, black.
    - 1 pair Levi's 501 STF, raw.
    - 5 pairs Wigwam socks, black.
    - 1 Dickies leather belt, black.
    - 1 pair Dickies work pants, black.
    - 1 Jerzees zip-front hoodie, black.
    - 1 pair Doc Marten boots, black.
    - 5 wifebeaters.
    - 5 drawers.

    This would get me through 3 seasons of the year. If I had to pick up winter wear as well, I'd get a black Dickies sherpa-lined work jacket, 5 black thermals, and a pair of black gloves.

    About the only other stuff I'd pick up would be occasional t-shirts at local shows.

    I realize this is a boring, monotonous, stereotypical anti-fashion wardrobe, but it's kind of where I'm at right now. Obviously, since I'm not starting from scratch, I have more clothes than this, but not that many, and getting fewer as I jettison non-essential pieces.

    A nice clean black t-shirt, classic dark jeans or Dickies, and boots or Chucks is appropriate for everything I do in my off time, and it's what I dig out 75% of the time anyway.

    A year from now, who knows?
     


  7. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    good style philosophy Goblin

    i also like the fact you use the word 'drawers'

    "I done fell in love with a stripper y'all/all i do is flirt with her then i get them drawers..."
     


  8. Goblin

    Goblin Senior member

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    good style philosophy Goblin
    Thanks ... it may just be some weird-ass experiment, but I'm pretty comfortable with it right now, as I really am moving in that direction. I spend less money, I do less laundry, and I don't pay attention to seasonal trends. Everything is something I would have been comfortable in and could have afforded 20 years ago, 10 years ago, and 5 years ago.

    The only drawback is that I feel like the Minimalists on "Absolutely Fabulous."
     


  9. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    nah it's not a weird experiment at all. i'm pretty much heading in the same direction.
     


  10. Davis Tecula

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    Thanks ... it may just be some weird-ass experiment, but I'm pretty comfortable with it right now, as I really am moving in that direction. I spend less money, I do less laundry, and I don't pay attention to seasonal trends. Everything is something I would have been comfortable in and could have afforded 20 years ago, 10 years ago, and 5 years ago.

    The only drawback is that I feel like the Minimalists on "Absolutely Fabulous."

    im doing this right now actually. been seeing more graphic tshirts than usual everywhere, i started just wearing white and black tees and the same pair of jeans (im one of those people) day in day out. though, im been wearing this one perfect fit, blue tee for a couple of days now.

    minimalism feels great.
     


  11. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Senior member

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    good thread! hard to pin point exactly, but at the moment, my perfect basic wardrobe would be something like:

    boots:
    red wing 875
    red wing 866
    bean boots

    shoes/sneaks:
    timberland classic boat shoe
    new balance 574 (gray)
    white high chucks
    some kind of plain toe shoe, Alden perhaps
    basic penny loafers in brown or burgundy (bass? Or say Qouddy for a more casual vibe)
    Birkenstock Boston and Zurich in brown leather.

    pants:
    lvc 501 33
    lvc 501 55
    carhartt b11 duck pants (carhartt brown)

    jackets:
    carhartt duck chore jacket
    a couple of vintage denim chore jackets
    Filson mackinaw jacket in grey or loden

    vests:
    patagonia fleece
    carhartt duck
    filson mackinaw (grey/black plaid)

    button down shirts (hard to say exactly, since its what I wear everyday, ut..):
    a bunch Brooks brothers classic oxford BD in blue and university stripes (burgundy and blue)
    a couple of vintage chambray work shirts, or say EG
    Levis denim western shirt
    Field and stream buffalo plaid flannel shirts (black/red and blue/black)

    Sweaters:
    Grey cotton hoodie
    blue cotton hoodie
    grey thick wool cardigan
    dark blue wool cardigan

    wool watch caps (dark navy and green) and some chunky wool scarfs.

    I could probably be a lot more luxorious, but this is pretty much what I wear now, and what my wardrobe could (should?) be reduced to. Very easy to wear and easy to match.

    What I really would do is get everything in the RIGHT size, and not buy a lot of practically the same thing just because I like it (which i guess is somekind of collectors mentality)
     


  12. Studio27

    Studio27 Senior member

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    I like a minimalistic wardrobe, but being in college it can give the connotation of "wow, he's wearing the same thing again. I wonder if he does laundry?" [​IMG]
     


  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Is this because you guys regret your current collection?
     


  14. Goblin

    Goblin Senior member

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    Is this because you guys regret your current collection?
    For the most part, I don't think so ... I still have stuff besides what I listed, just much less than I used to. There are definitely things I've bought that I wouldn't buy again, and that's what's been getting edited out over the last couple years. When I first got into clothes, I went on the typical orgy of spending and ended up with a lot of superfluous stuff, and since then have been gradually contracting to what I realistically get a lot of use out of.
     


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