The Minimal Closet: What are your must haves?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CharlieAngel, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Ha ha. 15!? WTF. So you don't have to do laundry for 2 weeks?

    i'm working up to about the same. Have to wash all my whites together, and if you don't have enough, they never build up to enough to do a full load.
     
  2. scottcw

    scottcw Senior member

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    I would break 25 items down like this...

    2 denim jeans (2)
    1 pair chinos (3)
    1 pair dress trousers (4)
    4 LS BD semi-dress shirts (8)
    2 SS BD semi-dress shirts (10)
    2 SS casual t-shirts (12)
    3 sweater/cardigan/hoodie type (15)
    3-4 various weight coats/jackets (19)
    1 dress blazer (20)
    1 dress suit (21)
    2 pair dress shoes/boots (23)
    2 pair casual shoes/boots (25)
     
  3. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    indigo dior 19cm
    black dior 19cm
    white cp tournament/court low
    crazy rafs
    chucks
    a couple of band shirts
    a few mtm dress shirts
    wool slacks, shades of grey and a dark navy
    knits on knits
    grenson kirks
    rick / julius leather
    white hanes
     
  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    fine i'll play:
    Pants/jeans:
    KMW 1980 (1 pair of jeans is fine, though a black pair would be usefull too)
    linen pants

    shoes:
    white leather chucks lo
    beeswax DBs
    dark brown monks

    Tops:
    white v-neck tees
    white button-down
    light blue button down

    Jackets:
    EG pathfinder (or any other light jacket such as a harrington)
    My TOJ leather.
    A peacoat (on my to-kop list in black or gray)
    light blue v-neck sweater (merino-cashmere blend is fine with me)


    12 items, although there'd probably be multiple white tees.
     
  5. snake

    snake Senior member

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    Julius leather
    KK Attachment coat
    white/black tees
    Julius denim
    DBSS knits
    blazer
    Ann D pants
    BoO OCBDs
    Viridi Anne ls
    F+B boots
    Julius sneakers
     
  6. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    PS. your post is too long didn't read lol

    yeah i love how its minimalism concept and hist post is like 500 words [​IMG]
     
  7. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    wait how fuckin old is this jawn
     
  8. videocrew

    videocrew Senior member

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    1. Imogene + Willie Jeans
    2. Columbia Fishing shorts
    3. Adidas gym shorts

    4. New Balance 993
    5. Alden Indy 403
    6. Russell Moccasin Zephyr
    7. Sperry AO
    8. Alden LHS in #8 Cordovan

    8. Brooks OCBD (White)
    9. Brooks OCBD (Blue)
    10. Brooks OCBD (University Stripe)
    11. Southern Tide Polo (White)
    12. Southern Tide Polo (Pink)

    13. BB 1818 Charcoal Suit
    14. BB 1818 Sack Blazer
    15. Mid-gray wool pants
    16. BB #1 repp tie

    17. Croc belt w/ silver buckle
    18. Filson bridle leather belt
    19. Barbour Beaufort
    20. Underwear and t-shirts
     
  9. bluemagic

    bluemagic Senior member

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    My entire wardrobe this summer:

    1 Thom Browne Suit
    1 hickey Tie
    1 Rugby Blazer

    Some number of Brooks Brothers ESF OCBD
    1 Brooks Brothers Black Fleece OCBD
    Some number of J. Crew OCBD
    2 Uniqlo OCBD
    1 hickey OCBD

    Some number of Brooks Brothers Milano chinos
    1 Martin & Osa chinos
    1 J. Crew chinos

    1 J Crew Lightweight Shirt
    1 Rugby Madras Shirt

    1 Rugby University Chino Shorts
    Some number of Gold Toe charcoal socks

    Some number of Hanes Premium T-Shirt
    Some number of Merona boxer shorts
    Some number of Jerzees sweat-shorts
    Some number of Hanes white socks

    1 J Crew Wingtips
    1 Allen Edmonds Park Avenues
    1 LL Bean Blucher Moccasins
    1 Nike Tennis Shoes
    1 Nike Free

    Still kind of a lot. If I were to streamline it, all chinos would be Milanos, and all OCBDs would be BB ESF.
     
  10. 1969

    1969 Senior member

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    Topic is OCD as fuck.
     
  11. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    Topic is OCD as fuck.
    You must be new here.
     
  12. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    How minimal is minimal?

    Dark gray or navy suit
    couple v-neck t's
    white, blue, pink shirts
    dark jeans
    chinos
    1 pair sleek dress shoe
    1 pair white low profile sneaker

    there you go
     
  13. shootspeed

    shootspeed Senior member

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    minimal with versatility, including work, school, and going out:

    3 pair jeans (indigo, black, gray)
    1 pair khaki chinos

    3 OCBD (white, gray, pattern)
    2 t-shirts (white and black u-neck)

    2 cardigans (navy, gray)
    1 hoodie (gray)
    3 jackets (gray, navy, leather)

    3 ties
    1 suit (charcoal gray)

    1 pair black oxford shoes
    1 pair boots
    1 pair sneakers

    and black underwear / socks to last a week.

    in the process of re-doing my wardrobe, so this is somewhat of a checklist as well.
     
  14. tim_pnin

    tim_pnin Active Member

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    Getting your closet in order isn't about setting some arbitrary numerical ownership quota. It's about owning all and only classic, well-fitting pieces so you can look fresh for any situation that may present itself during the course of your life. To wit:

    dress:
    - 2 suits: navy worsted 3-roll-2, medium gray (not charcoal) flannel two button (jackets and pants should work as separates)
    -2 pairs of slacks (light gray, tan)
    -1 pair of chinos
    -2 polos (dark and light, no logos)
    -4 ocbd: 2 in white, 2 in blue university stripe
    -1 white sailcloth shirt w/ spread collar
    -3 pairs of shoes: black captoes, brown or oxblood bluchers/wingtips, oxblood loafers
    -3 belts to match shoes
    -3 ties (two solid, one with pattern)
    -1 tailored overcoat (charcoal)
    -1 minimalist watch w/ black leather strap
    -1 white pocket square
    -solid socks that match your pants
    -1 six pack hanes white v-neck under shirts
    -2 six pack of hanes dark underwear

    casual:
    -APC NS (relatively narrow leg opening works with low-profile sneakers/wingtips)
    -APC rescue (relatively wide leg opening works with boots)
    -something that isn't indigo (garment dyed jeans, 5 pocket canvas, officer chino, whatever)
    -2 band of outsiders over-dyed button-downs
    -2 short sleeve epaulet button-downs
    -2 three pack of AA 50/25/25 crews (i.e., two each of black, athletic blue, athletic grey)
    -desert boot (clarks or alden chukkas w/ crepe sole)
    -chucks or vans authentics
    -2 pairs of boots (Alden Roy's and Red Wing 6'' classic moc as a work boot )
    -2 tanner goods leather belts (dark and light)
    -harrington jacket (TOJ)
    -pea coat (TOJ)
    -leather (Schott slim cafe racer, or TOJ)
    -1 pair of shorts to wear when it's hot; should be able to be dressed up or down; no cargo pockets.
    -1 pair of board shorts (no skulls, no designs)
    -1 metal band chronograph
    -classic sunglasses (what you buy will depend on the shape of your face)
    -tattoos (nothing on the neck or below the elbow, or on the legs)
    -six pack abs
    -hot chick

    You could have only this stuff available to you, and be fresh to death in any situation.
     
  15. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    That wardrobe is the height of drab. I'd be bored to death. You need to stay away from all-"classic" all the time.
     

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