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Suggestions and opinions about a new dressing room

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    I second the motion for open racks and shelves. Closet doors and drawers don't really do much to keep out dust and moths anyway, so you might as well be able to see and more easily access your clothes. I believe this will also make the room feel more spacious.

    My wife and I recently converted an extra bedroom into a dressing room (on a much smaller scale than your project), and we have two regrets about the final result. First, our mirror area is too small and rather poorly lit. Second, we don't have a large enough flat surface anywhere in the room on which to fold sweaters. Something to consider as you plan the details.
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What was your profession?

    He had a small animal husbandry business in New Hampshire.


    I set a goal to not have a serious job until I reached 45, so far I am on track.
     
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    Moths are an exterminating issue. They are smart and wait for you to open the door and then enter the dining room.

    Don't they make computerized laser guns for targeting insects now? That could be a fun addition.
     
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    ^Are those converse seconds?
     
  6. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Niles had a fireplace.
     
  7. adagio

    adagio Senior member

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    Vox, don't know if you are looking for suggestions regarding the fittings/closets etc. How about these bespoke by David (Lord) Linley? [​IMG]
     
  8. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    I would not want to look at storage while dressing. It does not matter how pretty the cabinets are, I don't see why they need to be in the room that it used for getting dressed. There was a good story in Esquire I think about a father who had his 100 suits on a dry cleaner's belt; it snaked through the attic to touch down behind a closet door.

    I suggest one room for storage, another for dressing. Dressing room should have abundant light and fresh air, for feeling the weather and later, after undressing, for hanging things to breathe. Also whatever furnishings are convenient for dressing and undressing. Ironing board, flat surfaces, places to sit, mirrors, speakers, computer, whatever. And I'd want the dressing area to connect to a bath.

    Also, sorry I missed the pictures that appear to have been deleted from the threak.
     
  9. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    that was quick.

    who hurt Vox's feelings to have him yank the pics?
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    that was quick.

    who hurt Vox's feelings to have him yank the pics?


    [​IMG] You're first mistake is to assume that I have feelings.

    - B
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Also, sorry I missed the pictures that appear to have been deleted from the threak.

    Great suggestions, and mostly already incorporated into the room. The OP was lengthy and well illustrated, and I'm sorry that you missed them since you have good thoughts on the subject.

    - B
     
  12. forex

    forex Senior member

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    This is the worst thread in the history of StyleForum,hell it is in the history of interwebz.
     
  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    This is the worst thread in the history of StyleForum,hell it is in the history of interwebz.

    Thank you. I work hard to inhabit the world of superlatives when I can, and it is nice when that effort is recognized.


    - B
     
  14. Doxe

    Doxe Senior member

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    If you're retired, are you still going to go to the effort of putting on a suit everyday?
     
  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    If you're retired, are you still going to go to the effort of putting on a suit everyday?

    I'm busier, so far, than I was before. I expect that I'll be in coat and tie for about the same number of days each week, but with shorter days.


    - B
     
  16. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    I expect that I'll be in coat and tie for about the same number of days each week, but with shorter days.


    - B


    If you get elected to public office, will you bother wearing pants? [​IMG]
     
  17. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    [​IMG] You're first mistake is to assume that I have feelings.

    - B


    lol ... come on Vox ... you hurt my feelings with your use of you're.

    but in all seriousness, it would have been nice to see the pics. Care to share again?
     
  18. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You've been to a Banana Republic store, right? Now imagine you take all the people out and all the clothes off the racks and shelves, shrink it to 150 sq ft, sketch it on a cheap CAD software... Here you go [​IMG]
     
  19. Dewey

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    The dressing room could also connect to a balcony.

    A widow's walk might do, but I think a balcony that is partially covered would be better for hanging garments to air.

    Banana Republic does not sound much like I'm daydreaming about. Perhaps it is good I did not see the pictures.
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    You've been to a Banana Republic store, right? Now imagine you take all the people out and all the clothes off the racks and shelves, shrink it to 150 sq ft, sketch it on a cheap CAD software... Here you go [​IMG]

    375 sq ft, but otherwise, yes.

    I hope to have a clerk who folds and has an earpiece.


    - B
     

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