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The Minimal Closet: What are your must haves?

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

  1. Cheweh

    Cheweh Well-Known Member

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    1 white OCBD
    1 blue striped OCBD
    1 plaid shirt
    1 black AA cardigan

    1 pair of raw denim
    1 pair of charcoal dress pants
    1 pair of khaki shorts

    1 pea coat

    1 pair of chuck taylors
    1 pair of black dress shoes
     
  2. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    1 Hanes White T
    1 Levis 501 STF
    1 Pair of cool socks
    1 Pair Black Chucks

    all i need
     
  3. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    1 Hanes White T 1 Levis 501 STF 1 Pair of cool socks 1 Pair Black Chucks all i need
    And a lot of laundry detergent.
     
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  4. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Seriously considering taking just this when I move:

    2 Pairs of Denim (Dressy and beat up)
    Bomber Jacket
    AA T-Shirts (White, black and Olive)
    3 AA Henleys (Blue, Gray and Olive)
    2 OCBD's (white and gray)
    Brown Derbies
    Military Surplus Boots (Black)
    AE PA's
    Black Chucks
    Suit (pants double as slacks)
    3 dress shirts from H&M (2 White, 1 Dark Green)
    A couple Ties
    2 V-Neck sweaters (Black and Olive)
    1 Gray Hoodie
    Black Belt
    Brown Belt

    Socks+underwear+gym shorts
     
  5. daruma

    daruma Senior member

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    bottoms:
    chambray/linen shorts
    khaki shorts
    blue jeans
    khaki pants
    charcoal wool trousers
    navy blue wool trousers

    tops:
    short sleeve blue linen
    short sleeve royal blue poplin
    short sleeve red chambray
    long sleeve yellow ocbd
    long sleeve white egyptian cotton dress shirt
    long sleeve black poplin
    blue madras/plaid
    red madras/plaid
    white tees for lazy days

    jacket:
    suit jacket to match wool trousers as listed above

    shoes:
    brown casual captoe
    black loafer/boat shoe
    brown leather sandal
    black dress shoe

    accessories:
    brown belt
    black belt
    watch
    swiss army knife
     
  6. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    I feel like you guys are listing out your Yugioh decks LOL
     
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  7. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I feel like you guys are listing out your Yugioh decks LOL

    fucking lol

    i have no interest at all in having a "minimalist" wardrobe; it turns clothing from what i enjoy (a hobby, a collection, an art, an expression) into considering in which situations you need which "tools" (situation-appropriate clothing) and really, who gives a fuck?
     
  8. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    ITT: jet is an angry asshole

    anyway, damn these are long lists for "minimal" closets. here's mine:

    APC ns
    5-pack of hanes vneck comfortsoft tshirts
    sambas or chucks
    a good hoody

    also, you guys, i used to play yugioh competitively.
     
  9. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    And a lot of laundry detergent.

    naw fades.

    Thinking about it I would be down to do that for a little while. Upgrade the white Ts to American or Alternatve Apparel, swap out the denim for a really good worthwhile pair of denim ($300 denim level) and swap those sneakers out for like a pair of CPs or something.
     
  10. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ITT: jet is an angry asshole

    anyway, damn these are long lists for "minimal" closets. here's mine:

    APC ns
    5-pack of hanes vneck comfortsoft tshirts
    sambas or chucks
    a good hoody

    also, you guys, i used to play yugioh competitively.


    I gotta live up to my title.

    Is peanut an unironic nickname?
     
  11. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    I gotta live up to my title.

    Is peanut an unironic nickname?


    i have no idea, it's been my go-to screen name since 1999 when i was 8. i now use a variation of my last name, but this account is old.
     
  12. Mr. J.B.

    Mr. J.B. Member

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    I don't own all of these yet, but here's what I'm after, at the least. Minimalist, or not?

    Hats (a personal hobby of mine):

    -3 fedoras, one light grey, one dark brown, and one tan
    -1 Panama fedora
    -1 flat cap/ivy cap, or newsboy, perhaps a brown or grey tweed
    -1 western or outback style hat

    Suits/Coats/Jackets:

    -1 medium or charcoal grey suit for dressy functions
    -2 sport coats, one grey and brown
    -1 brown G-1 type leather bomber jacket for casual wear
    -1 light tan/khaki trench coat for smart casual, to dressier wear
    -1 cotton windbreaker
    -1 wool grey waistcoat

    Pants:

    -1 pair of wool slacks
    -3 pairs of chino pants
    -1 pair of nicer jeans
    -1 pair of work jeans
    -1 pair of khaki shorts
    -1 pair of swim shorts

    Shoes/Boots:

    -1 pair of black oxford shoes
    -1 pair of brown oxford shoes
    -1 pair of brown casual leather shoes
    -1 pair of suede hiking boots
    -1 pair of white tennis shoes

    Shirts:

    -1 light blue oxford shirt
    -1 white dress shirt
    -1 blue-on-white checker patterned dress shirt
    -1 dark blue dress shirt
    -1 white dress shirt with pinstripes
    -1 dark blue denim work shirt
    -1 pale blue, rather slim-fitting work shirt with "railroad" stripes
    -6 serviceable plain white t-shirts, mainly to serve the function of undershirts
     
  13. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I think my closet is fairly minimalist as it is:

    shirts:
    5 chambray workshirts (indigo x2- one SS, one LS, dark indigo, white, red)
    3 OCBDs (white, red/blue tattersall, red banker stripe)
    3 flannel
    1 denim
    1 black linen
    1 french cuff OCBD for the suit

    jeans:
    2 indigo
    1 khaki
    1 natural

    sweaters:
    2 high collar merino fishermans sweaters (natural, charcoal)
    2 lambswool shawl neck popovers (navy, grey)
    1 SNS Herning Naval sweater
    1 Cabourn funnel neck (red)
    1 Cabourn sweater vest (navy)

    sweatshirts:
    1 Self Edge x Buzz Rickson crew (red)
    1 Left Field crew (grey)
    1 Garbstore crew (blue)
    1 EG hoody (charcoal)
    1 National Anthem shawl neck (navy)

    outerwear:
    MFSC denim pea coat
    Nigel Cabourn cameraman
    MFSC shore jacket
    EG corduroy Andover (black)
    MFSC signal vest
    EG wool shawl collar vest (grey)

    suit:
    1 charcoal nailhead wool
    3 ties

    shoes:
    1 pr brown wingtips
    1 pr black captoes
    1 pr brown boots
    1 pr black boots
    1 pr SeaVees
    1 pr PF Flyers
    1 pr black dress shoes for the suit

    Things I'd like to add:
    1 slate blue OCBD
    1 pr nicer brown boots
    1 heavy knit (Inverallan or cowichan)
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Clearly, you need 2 stacks of tops, 3" high each (I rearranged stuff yesterday), in addition to a closet full of jackets, and closing in on three dozen belts. Also, about a dozen pairs of sneakers and a few pairs of proper shoes and boots.

    I do see the utility of a minimal closet, but it's not something I aspire to. I think that if you need to go on a trip though, it's a very useful exercise.
     
  15. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Here are my pokemon:

    white button-down shirt
    3 white pocket v-neck tees
    5 colored pocket v-neck tees

    1 pair raw black jeans
    1 pair raw indigo jeans

    mid-grey 2-piece 2-button suit w/white pocket square & black tie
    black double rider jacket

    2-hole black leather belt
    black leather dress belt

    white Keds
    white CP lows
    black beatle boots

    stainless steel stud earrings
    original Swatch
     
  16. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Minimalism kind of works for me because I always have a few favorite things that I wear all the time, so they might as well be good ones, and because there's a part of me that likes to have everything neat and sorted and in its place. I don't think it's something everyone should aspire to, I like all of Uncontrol's floral shirts and weird jeans and it definitely works for him that he has a bunch of them.
     
  17. jet

    jet Senior member

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    This is an excellent list. Add schiesser Ts and boxers and boots.

    The more things change the more they stay the same, well for me at least can't say that about anyone else in this thread.
     
  18. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Luxe underwear and nice boots to anchor the fit, my summer uniform.
     
  19. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^welcome to my world

    threw a couple more luxurious knits, dope button ups, ill pants and shoes into the mix and my shits been refreshed
     
  20. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    schiesser and sunshine only for me.



    (btw Schiesser revival vs. Zimmerli ? )
     

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