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The Contentedness thread

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

  1. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    I dunno if KMWs are really underrated -- they're very well regarded on the forum. The problem is that their production cycle is a mess so you can't consistently buy the jeans, which makes it hard to talk about them. One of my biggest regrets is not buying a KMW chambray shirt when I worked at Farinelli's.
     
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  2. zissou

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    Fair point. I just don't think they're talked about much on here.
     
  3. bows1

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    My uniqlo black jeans (that shah hates) are like a second skin now. Stretched out so they sag perfectly, I wear these every day. They are super comfortable and look great (imo) the only other pants that I wear are my Rick sweat pants and occasionally my CDGH+ wool pants. But these were 29$ and go with everything I own. After owning these for awhile I went and bought 2 more pairs at Uniqlo so I can always have one on deck when I inevitably wear a pair out. Probably my favorite jeans I've ever had. I used to love my APC's but like Synth, after 6+ crotch repairs they are so tight in the crotch its uncomfortable so I never wear them anymore.

    Owning clothes for awhile makes them much better because you stop babying them like you do when they are new. Just throw them on and wear them around. You look more at ease in them and you feel more at ease
     
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  4. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    Sometime last year I realized I had a bunch of nice tailored stuff that was not getting worn. Mostly because I mentally separated "tailored" from "casual" and would only wear the nice stuff when I had to "dress up" for a special occasion. One day I was like "I need to wear some of this shit more often, it's just sitting there." So I just started mixing the two together (with varying degrees of success). Now I have more choices and most stuff gets into the rotation at some point. I've also stopped compartmentalizing my wardrobe into "suits only for formal occassions / tees only for washing car" and try to think of the whole thing as one cohesive unit. Though as Fuuma put it there is still some "wardrobe noise" that I could edit out and a few things I'd like to add.
     
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  5. LA Guy

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    There are a few things that I wear all of the time.

    I have been wearing a Maine Guide jacket from FW08 since 08. It's been busted, fixed, and right now, I am trying to figure out how I can repair a tear in the actual placket. I may just do a homemade fix and wear it that way, without trying to actually hide the tear. I've gotten innumerable jackets since then, but honestly, excepting my RRL Gambler's jacket, which filled a hole for a Type III style jean jacket in leather, I haven't worn anything nearly as much.

    That RRL Gambler's jacket, which I got myself as an early Christmas present, works as a jacket on it's own, as an underlayer in the dead of winter, and as a top layer in early spring. It is tough cowhide, is incredibly comfortable (I've worn in in a 9 hour plane ride, and it felt both cozy and protective) because the cut is so good for me, and the more wear I put on it, the better it seems to look.

    And I think that of all the belts I own, the one I like best was the Number (n)ine belt that I got on a whim. I think that it gets wear about 3-4 times a week, which is a lot, especially considering that I have somewhere around 5 dozen belts of various provenance.

    There were more than a few times this past winter during which I wore all three items.
     
  6. LA Guy

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    I've seen you do this a few times, and I think that it has worked out pretty well each time.
     
  7. pickpackpockpuck

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    for me it's two pairs of RLBL jeans, one in washed black and one in black overdye. i've never found other jeans that fit me as well. they're a heavyweight denim too and feel like armor, and the more I beat them up the better they look and feel. I would also add my cheap barney's co-op boots. I have one pair in brown and one in black, and I literally owned no other shoes (except sneakers) for years. I just alternated between them every single day and they were perfect for everything.
     
  8. zissou

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    BTW, this is a nice idea for a thread, hendrix. I've actually been reading Walden lately, and HDT rails against consumption of unnecessary 'stuff'. While I try to be content with owning a fairly minimal amount of clothing that I really like, I'm not about to go build a hut to live in.

    I was just thinking about how much I enjoy wearing my Cabourn Cameraman and Mallory jackets, and how they are ideal for most of F/W, and another Mallory in a beautiful Harris tweed pops up for cheap :fu:
    I think about half of my closet is outerwear at this point.
     
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  9. lmaozedong

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    This is a great idea for a thread. I've been trying to be more content with what I already own and only buy things when it's 100% necessary. Probably, spending less time here would help that, heh.

    I've been wearing this cotton Rick intarsia a couple times a week for the last three years when the weather's right. My Bless hoodcoat, I wear multiple times a week during the winter. I've realized I only need three or four pairs of jeans at the most, and anything on top of that simply doesn't get worn. I probably have 20 button down shirts, but I usually pick the same five or six to rotate between. Same with pants.

    I always tell myself that I'm going to sell off/donate everything extraneous that I don't wear all the time, but every time I sell everything off, I end up with $x,xxx more in my savings account... then tell myself I can afford to buy new things, and spend it all again. It's a never-ending cycle.


    How do I stop, Styleforum? I just want to be content.
     
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  10. A Fellow Linguist

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    Lately I've been wearing my Zam B pants a lot. Super comfy, nice cut, breathe well enough to wear in summer. They're so nice I almost feel bad about buying them from artishard.
     
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  11. lmaozedong

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    Inspired by this thread, I made an excel document to categorize all the clothing items I already own. I have so much extra shit and nice things I hardly ever wear, really don't need to buy anything again. :D
     
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  12. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    My TOJs. The 2010 brown calf bomber I've been wearing since 2010 and my VTG. They're my go-to outerwear since I got them and work so well. I thought a lot about finally getting the classic black lamb dr from TOJ in those last weeks, but these 2 do everything I need.
     
  13. surrender

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    It's weird - I've become more minimalist with almost everything else in my life, but I'm still buying clothes. It took me a while to find an aesthetic that I liked and looked decent on me, so at least I'm more selective instead of buying stuff based on brand name or forum hype.

    I'm actually wearing my favorite item right now - a Rag and Bone Oval cardigan that I bought in New York (at Odin IIRC) almost two years ago. It's not the steeziest garment (hell, I'd call it boring), but it's ridiculously comfortable, fits well, and looks OK with anything.
     
  14. mike868y

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    y'all should include pictures!
     
  15. Zeemon

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    I only have very few older pieces which i still like
    one of them is this shirt from HUGO (Hugo Boss) when belgian designer Bruno Pieters was creative director
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. hendrix

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    That's quite a specific hole! most of my holes were 1. need leather jacket 2. Need waterproof winter jacket 3. need nice boots.

    Honestly there are still 2 style of boots that I want to cop, but I feel like I should wait a while. Ive bought so much stuff in the last couple of years. Not buying things for at least 6 months will feel good I think.


    Haha, the Cabourn stuff is just so you, I almost want to enable you right now. But then, you already have a mallory and a cameraman, is there an actual hole?

    At least it's something that would get a lot of wear I guess.
    no. no enabling ITT




    Gotta see a screenshot of this! 20 shirts is a lot of shirts I think. I have like 4, although I don't work in bizcash. that bless coat is amazing.

    I think that sometimes you have to remind yourself:
    a) the item might be on sale, but this is not the first nor the last time items will go on sale
    b) there will always, always be something nicer that you like, probably within a year. People don't just stop designing after you've bought the item.

    I think b) is the big part for me. 75% of my justification to myself is that, hey, that's such a great jacket and I'll never be able to buy anything like it again if i don't buy it now. Just such a bad thought process.


    pics! Do you wear them as SF uniform (raw denim and sneakers/boots) or do you find other ways to wear them?


    nice shirt
     
  17. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    One more piece I want to write about: W+H zip cardigan from 2009. I have one each in grey and navy, and wear them a ton both in and out of the house. I've picked up some loopwheeler pieces and a Cabourn clip jacket in the past year, and these are a significantly lower pricepoint but I just love them.

    Pic borrowed from Johnathan + Olivia.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. zissou

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    Hah, well I keep telling myself that robin has, like, four Mallory's and I only have one. In the end, though, someone else bought it. Just as well!

    Seriously, though, I've been pretty content with my wardrobe overall- so much so that I've only bought five things so far this year. I think I've moved away from the sailor man style to a bit more British explorer. But overall, I have plenty of clothes that I like. I'd say that at least half of my wardrobe are favorites, and the other half I simply like. I'll try and post some photos next week.
     
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  19. povatix

    povatix Well-Known Member

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    buzz rickson's loopwheeled sweatshirt

    softest garment i've ever handled, wear it constantly. one of the few good things that i got out of my short-lived stint with that workwear/denimbro aesthetic.
     
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  20. London

    London Well-Known Member

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    Great sweatshirt. I've worn mine for the last few years and it gets better with age. My favorite piece right now is probably the EG cruiser shirt jacket from s/s 2011 that I found a couple of months ago. I wear it damn near every day. My Unis chinos in multiple colors are also a daily staple.
     

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