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The Contentedness thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Hmm, I entered feeling content but will leave with a newly-protracted must-have list.

    Damn you, interenets!

    *shakes fist*
     
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  2. jeromecd

    jeromecd Senior member

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    ^^I think having a list is better than having none at all because it helps in the planning of purchases and helps us mull over them, ultimately leading to better kops. For example i frequently change the order and items in my kopping list and so far have been happy with the purchases i have mad. Contentedness is not about not buying, it's about buying in moderation. There's definitely an endless amount of cool stuff out there, yet we have limited resources, so what we should do is aim to allocate those resources efficiently.
     
  3. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Hendrix those gloves are great. let me know if she ever wants to make another pair :eek:
     
  4. MS007

    MS007 Senior member

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    You should look into nomos glashütte. Very high quality and a similar aesthetic.
     
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  5. Wes Bourne

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  7. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    I realized this weekend while buffing them that my Alden #8 chukkas are totally in this category.

    I bought 'em at Leffot in New York in May of 2011. At first, I was not that happy with them. The leather's got some weird color spots (that of course only I could notice) and I needed to size down b/c of my narrow feet. I was, as many shell wearers are at first, totally afraid to get them wet, and the minute I walked out of Leffot with them on, it began to rain. They didn't feel that good for a while, and the creasing is asymmetrical. I was afraid, thinking they were gonna last forever but never be that comfortable. I just kept wearing them because they were and I guess still are my most attractive shoes, despite whatever else was going on.

    Now, a year and a half later, I wear them all the time for work; they are always beautiful even as they slowly change; they get constant compliments; have recovered from all sorts of scratches, scuffs, and rain; and they feel, specifically in the toes, like a different shoe than the one I bought. I buff one shoe and go "this one is developing so much nicer than the other shoe" and then pick up the other shoe and say "no, this one's best." This happens every time I buff them. I want to wear them with any outfit, which is the sure sign you love a piece. I can't imagine having a different shoe fill this one's role my wardrobe, while a year ago, I was thinking I'd made the wrong choice.

    I'd post pics, but they basically just look like anything in the Alden thread, probably not even as good as most in there. I'm not some Alden nut, but I love these.
     
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  8. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I'm starting to feel that way about my cigar shell LWBs, and am looking forward to wearing my #8 capote boots a lot this fall. Shell looks so good as it ages.
     
  9. Todd V

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    I did the same thing with a pair of LL Bean bluchers. I think I paid about $30 from a SF member and they had been worn only a few times. I have beat the daylights out of these and they are going strong. (The ones in the photo are not mine.) They get more wear than any other shoe. I've toyed with the idea of getting them in suede from Yuketen or Rancourt but....once you've been satisfied at $30 it is tough to step up to $300. Funny how that works...

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  10. KingJulien

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    On a similar note, there was an Ann D interview where she explained how she sometimes designs garments with aging in mind, so that the pockets (for example) will fall in a certain way as the years go by. I think that's genius, even if it may have been more ad copy than anything. I'm curious whether anyone owns anything like that.
     
  11. VLSI

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    I'm starting to realize that I'm content with raw denim, white v-necks, and a rotation of shoes and outerwear. Seriously it's all I need.
     
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  12. smashwindow

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    My go to Summer Outfit.

    Maison Martin Margiela Muffa Wash Boots
    I own too many shoes. None have gotten as much wear over the last six months as these. The dusty white coating wore off revealing supple worn looking leather. My go to outfit is these boots, white tapered jeans and a dark grey AA loose summer crew
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    Oliver People's Bernardo
    A modern minimal and very sharp wayfarer, that works perfectly with my face. Plus the lenses are slightly photochromatic so I don't have to take them off indoors.
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    Uniqlo t00
    I lost some bodyfat and these are constantly falling off my ass, but for the price there are no better white jeans. I've tried industrial dryers, boiling, but nothing will shrink them. [​IMG] Thought about replacing them with levi's the idea of arcuates drives me insane, fuck pocket details. Will wait until uniqlo restocks
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  13. lineate

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    Love your Uniform Wares, smashwindow. This is mine, I wear it pretty much every day:


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  14. MS007

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    UWares are really well designed, a 250 will be at my wrist soon.

    I like those margielas except for the soles. And why don't you let a tailor take in your jeans?
     
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    as soon as i get a spare minute i really want to take some photos and make a contribution to this thread. maybe this weekend.
     
  16. hendrix

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    smash just get some levis, pocket arcs aren't that big of a deal.
     
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    +1 the arcs aren't a big deal
    That said, IMO the T000 is a better cut than the 511
     
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    kind of surprised they haven't put out a model that has navy arcs on a basic indigo cut.
     
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    Posted this in the RRL thread a few days ago, no time to take real photos yet but as a result of this pair I've sold off all my denim so this is the only pair I have:
     
  20. lineate

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    Smashwindow, if you're dead set on those white jeans rather than another, why not just have the waistband nipped slightly by a tailor? that would at least get your through until uniqlo restocks.
     

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