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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

KaleidoscopicK

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Some reflections after going a little nuts buying clothes/shoes from March to September:

- I barely followed The List, if at all.
- In hindsight, I regret almost all of my impulsive purchases. Virtually all of these involved a heavy discount (50%+).
- The clothes I spent time deliberating on and had the opportunity to try in person were real winners, whether it was on The List or not. I need another short sleeve camp collar floral shirt like I need a fork in my year, but I bought a Norse Projects one on sale from Uncle Otis last season after thinking about it for a week. When I tried it on, it just felt right.
- It's amazing how we can try and convince ourselves that something works for us, even if it may not.
- I wish that Kaptain Sunshine bomber wasn't so baggy in the sleeves. :violin:

The above, coupled with other factors like the second round of lockdowns in my area and weight loss, have allowed me to rein in my clothes spending considerably this season. (We'll see for how long.)
 
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I was being extremely good for almost all of quarantine, buying a handful of things in the start then chilling for a long time but this last month I just fucking lost. I have savings but knowing that I was close to going back to work made me jump at so many things.

Luckily everything except one shirt, I deliberated for months. That shirt ended up not fitting me due to all the working out I've done in quarantine so it went to my wife.

Trickers Bourtons from the sample sale
Ravello LHS that had been sitting around for months on reddit GYW BST
Rios of Mercedes nile croc boots
Role Club boots invoice that had come due
Nicholas Daley wool/mohair pants and cardigan
Kapital Tie dye western shirt

That was just this last month. Absolutely atrocious. But I fucking love it all.
 

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Mainly this year I bought boots (carefully at low prices):
- 2 pairs of nice lined winter boots (I was fed up with my boat-like Sorels): 1 pair of Rancourt Freeman in black: and 1 pair of Moma distressed brown boots;
- 1 pair of Fiorentini + Baker black boots (sort of Carpe Diem Jr.);
- 1 pair of Dries snuff suede chukkas;
- 1 pair of sunflower yellow Wallabees (why not?).

Apart from that, just some linen shirts and a Plato suit from Rosen; a couple of interesting tops from CdG and Yohji; and an overdyed loose-knit sweater from Avant Toi. I guess I was thinking about adding a bit more sophistication to a wardrobe that had become overly workwear.

At the same time, I've got rid of a lot of stuff, mainly more generic Classic Menswear shirts and suits and jackets but also some EG, ts(s), OrSlow, Kapital etc. things which I know other people would be happy to have and make more use of than me. I still have quite enough of each, but just the things I actually want to wear.
 
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Great topic for folks to jump in on, I looked at my purchase list to start 2020 and I bought more pieces but am currently under the budget for the year and I consider that a win.

- My best value purchases were my Needles track pants and Needles x Troentorp clogs. I reach for them almost everyday, they're easy to wear and can fit into a wide variety of outfits
- I still purchased from Kapital this year, one piece was the drunk stripe jacket and the other was a pair of side zip boots that were still new in the box
- Most expensive things I purchased is a tie between my Needles star cardigan and my Wesco Engineer boots
- I'm pleasantly surprised that I purchased the most from Needles this year. I always wanted to own some pieces from the brand and I think the current WFH situation encouraged me to explore their universe
- By that token, my overall style hasn't changed much. I appreciate Japanese Americana and know what my core wardrobe looks like
- I'm riding and spending more money on my motorcycle and that's encouraged an adoption of a uniform which has curbed my spending on clothes
 

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You know the two brands I kept coming back to this year even through quarantine was Story MFG and Nicholas Daley. I feel like a lot of it has to do with the same kind of happy vibes and comfy feels it gives me when I wear it. We all need some comfort and whimsy in these times.
 

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Thankfully I limit my clothing purchases to two brands, but still managed to do a little damage with the spring and now fall seasons.

Otherwise, paid the balance for my White Kloud boots back in October (thankfully made a larger deposit when ordered) and just ordered another pair of Whites. I'm basically done for the year at this point. Also managed to sell off the last bit of clothing/items that no longer fits in with my wardrobe or current style direction.
 

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Random Fashion Question: does anyone here use nate? (The app)
 

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Anyone have a good experience with a non-shawl neck cardigan warm enough to wear alone with just a tee?
 

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Thankfully I limit my clothing purchases to two brands, but still managed to do a little damage with the spring and now fall seasons.

Otherwise, paid the balance for my White Kloud boots back in October (thankfully made a larger deposit when ordered) and just ordered another pair of Whites. I'm basically done for the year at this point. Also managed to sell off the last bit of clothing/items that no longer fits in with my wardrobe or current style direction.
Styleforum Member: “ Yeah theres just about 31 days left this year, think I’m all set for purchases.”
 

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Realized for all my browsing the piece I wear most religiously is a plain white stand collar shirt from Muji, and so have gotten rid of mostly everything that does not put me in a similar headspace. I'm now down to ~30 pieces inclusive of shoes. Between meditation, my dance practice, and always being on the go I'm pretty fixed on airiness and cleanliness in what little I am actually buying, which is to say I am on track to be brand ambassador at Goop by the end of 2021.
  • 90s Amiparis Japan frames from Front General
  • a bit of +J/UU/Lemaire
  • actually wearing the shit I buy
Music taste has been pretty reflective of this; i've been listening exclusively to amapiano, jazz, and deep house. Also pissed at Nate Robinson.
 
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