The Minimal Closet: What are your must haves?

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

  1. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    ^^What, are you actually reading peoples posts in this thread? If there was ever a thread not to read people's posts outside of CE, it's this one.
     
  2. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    Shoes
    1 pair Vans Authentics
    1 pair Clarks DBs
    1 Pair Redwings
    1 Pair Black Oxfords
    1 Pair Brown Captoes

    Denim
    1 pair faded APC NS
    1 pair Levis STF
    1 pair 3Sixteen Straight Leg

    Chinos
    4 pairs (Tan, Navy, Olive, Brown) of either BB Milano, JCrew Classic, Incotex

    Wool Trousers
    3 Pairs (Light Grey, Dark Grey, Navy) of either BB Milano, JCrew Classic, Incotex

    Work Shirts (Brooks Bros Extra-Slim fit or Lands End Slim Fit)
    1 White Semi Spread Collar
    1 Blue Semi Spread Collar
    1 White OCBD
    1 Blue OCBD
    1 Yellow or Pink OCBD
    1 University Stripe OCBD
    1 Tattersol or Checked BD

    Casual Shirts
    1 Short sleeve BD
    1 JCrew Madras BD
    2 Fred Perry Polos in Navy and Grey
    1 Flannel

    Sweaters
    2 V-Necks in Navy and Grey

    Suits
    1 Charcoal Grey for job interviews

    Sportcoats
    1 Navy Blazer
    1 Tweed Jacket
    1 Linen Jacket
    1 Wool Jacket

    Casual Jackets
    1 Tan Barracuda Harrington
    1 Fjallraven rain jacket

    Coat
    1 Dark Grey Topcoat
    1 Navy PeaCoat
    1 Ski/Snowboard Jacket

    Accessories
    1 Repp Tie
    1 Solid Tie
    1 Dotted Tie
    1 White Linen Pocket Square
    1 Casual Brown Belt
    1 Dress Brown Belt
    1 Dress Black Belt
    1 Stainless Steel Watch
    1 Army Surplus Knit Cap
    1 New Era Baseball Cap
    1 Grey Wool Flatcap

    Indefinite amount of boxers

    Indefinite amount of white v-neck undershirts

    Indefinite amount of white Kirkland t-shirts from Costco

    Indefinite amount of Navy Socks

    1 pair of tan chino shorts

    1 pair of swim trunks


    Damn, I'm probably waayyy over the limit. Either way this is enough to last me forever, for any type of situation that might arise. I certainly couldn't carry this on my back, or even in my car, but this is probably a wardrobe where every item would get used.
     
  3. dinogj

    dinogj Senior member

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    "indefinate amount of costco white t shirts"

    I have lurked here a long time, but i just has to register to second this sentiment...i love those goddam costco t-shirts. so nice and heavy.
     
  4. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    threak should be DT'd
     
  5. word

    word Senior member

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    My wardrobe is already fairly minimal. This is the core of it that I go to every day. Even if I were to buy a lot more I wouldn't wear it all. I do have many other shirts but simply don't wear them. Not really anal about having specific brands. But some are listed because it's just what I have now. Not listing accessories, just clothes.

    Daily Clothes:

    Blue Jeans, somets
    Khaki Chino, uniqlos
    White Chinos
    Gray wool pants
    Navy Suit, tat
    White button up shirt
    Blue button up shirt
    Navy gingham button up shirt
    Pink button up shirt
    Undershirts v and crew neck (gray, white, navy, black) hanes or aa
    Underwear & dress socks
    Navy tie w/ small white spots
    Family tartan tie
    Brown oxfords & matching belt
    Black oxfords & matching belt
    Desert Boot & matching belt (wider than dress belt)
    CPs & white leather belt
    Zip hoodie
    Gray v-neck sweater
    Navy v-neck sweater

    Not much color, yea. I just really like to wear white and navy. [​IMG]

    Active clothes for trail running, hiking and mtn biking:

    Inov-8 trail runners
    Capilene 1 shirt
    Capilene 3 thermal underwear/shirt
    Patagonia shorts
    gym/running shorts
    Smartwool Adrenalines
    2 cycling jerseys leftover from the teams I was on
    pair of cycling shorts
    Integral Designs rain jacket
    Patagonia houdini
    Patagonia down vest
    Mechanix stealth gloves, cut-off fingers for biking and shooting
     
  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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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.

    WTF, that's not minimalist at all. that's like twice what i have right now.
    Shoes

    Damn, I'm probably waayyy over the limit.


    yeah...
     
  7. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    Shoes
    1 pair Vans Authentics
    1 Pair Redwings
    1 Pair Black Oxfords

    Denim
    1 pair faded APC NS

    Chinos
    4 pairs (Tan, Navy, Olive, Brown) of either BB Milano, JCrew Classic, Incotex

    Wool Trousers
    1 Pair (Dark Grey) of either BB Milano, JCrew Classic, Incotex

    Work Shirts (Brooks Bros Extra-Slim fit or Lands End Slim Fit)
    1 White Semi Spread Collar
    1 White OCBD
    1 Blue OCBD
    1 University Stripe OCBD

    Casual Shirts
    1 Short sleeve Plaid BD
    1 Fred Perry Polos in Grey
    1 Flannel

    Sweaters
    1 V-Necks in Navy

    Suits
    1 Charcoal Grey for job interviews

    Sportcoats
    1 Navy Blazer

    Casual Jackets
    1 Tan Barracuda Harrington
    1 Fjallraven rain jacket

    Coat
    1 Dark Grey Topcoat
    1 Ski/Snowboard Jacket

    Accessories
    1 Repp Tie
    1 White Linen Pocket Square
    1 Casual Brown Belt
    1 Dress Black Belt
    1 Stainless Steel Watch
    1 Army Surplus Knit Cap
    1 New Era Baseball Cap

    Indefinite amount of boxers

    Indefinite amount of white v-neck undershirts

    Indefinite amount of white Kirkland t-shirts from Costco

    Indefinite amount of Navy Socks

    1 pair of tan chino shorts

    1 pair of swim trunks


    Alright, I've paired it down as low as I can go. This is much harder as someone with a job. If I was in school, this list could be halved.
     
  8. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    Needz me Raf Semens.
     
  9. JaPo

    JaPo Senior member

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    White canvas sneaks
    Suede boots

    Black jeans
    Grey jeans
    Cut-offs
    Shorts

    Various old t-shirts

    Burgundy BD
    Gingham BD

    FP cardigan
    Navy cardigan
    White/Blue breton knit
    Blue sweat

    Burgundy harrington
    Track jacket

    Drooping cockbibâ„¢

    This is essentially my entire wardrobe. As one might guess, I tend to borrow when winter/formality beckons.
     
  10. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

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    dior jake, umc, black clawmark, blue clawmark

    dior leather

    dior wool jacket, preferably with hood, for the winter

    couple black vnecks, couple white vnecks

    underwear

    pair of dior derbys, pair of dior sneakers
     
  11. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Dior 19cm Indigo Raw
    Dior 19cm Indigo Raw

    White Crewneck T's x 5

    Raf Metallic Graphic Neck Knit

    MMM Tweeded Grey Crewneck Knit

    MMM 5 Zip in Black / Grey / Charcoal

    MMM White and Grey GAT Lo's
    MMM White and Grey GAT Hi's

    Black Vass Cordovan Slim Plaintoe Boots

    Black Handgrade Crockett and Jones Single Monks

    MTM Suits x 2 - Light Grey, Medium Charcoal, each with two pairs of pants, both with side tabs. Suits are cut slim but within classic limits. Notch Lapel, Welted pockets.

    MTM Shirting x 4 - White Buttondowns with hidden collar buttons, hidden placket x 2, White spead collar with hidden placket x 2
     
  12. gotlighters

    gotlighters Senior member

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    I know I am still new but I don't understand why dior is so popular here.
     
  13. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    changed Senior member

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    1 pair Levi 501 1 pair HM cords 4 AA crew neck (assorted colors) 3 Hanes v-neck (2 white, 1 black) 1 slim j crew button down 1 pair converse chuck taylor all star slim (white) 1 pair katahdin boots 7 pairs socks 7 pairs underwear sterlingwear pea coat 1 AA hoodie woolrich rain coat 1 pair rayban aviators [​IMG]
     
  15. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    4 AA crew neck (assorted colors)
    1 AA hoodie


    What does "AA" stand for?
     

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