What Are Your 10 Menswear Essentials?

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear some combination of these on most days. They are truely my essentials. What are yours?



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    1) Blue Blazer- this one is a cashmere herringbone from Napoli Su Misura

    2) White Oxford Cloth Button Down shirt - Brooks Brothers

    3) End on end blue spread collar shirt- My Tailor

    4) Grey wool flannels - Salvatore Ambrosi

    5) Levis - 1947 LVC 501XX

    6) White linen pocket square - A Suitable Wardrobe

    7) Croc Belt - Polo Ralph Lauren

    8) Silk Knit Tie - Luciano Barbera

    9) Navy Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater- Borrelli

    10) Suede Cap Toe - Crocket & Jones
     
  2. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I'm really still a bit too much all over the place. Having thrifted so many fun things, I rarely repeat anything over a two week span (not including outerwear). I swear that sometimes I get as big a kick out of wearing some of my better fitting no name sc's as I do wearing my navy 3 roll 2 Loro Piana BB blazer.

    I think I will need for my true style to emerge and mature before I will be able to define essentials. You've given me a target to shoot for, in the meanwhile.
     
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    I can't believe this thread didn't get more replies.

    Pocketsquareguy, that photo is now in my 'clothes porn' folder.
     
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    Man this is one of those threads I wish had 100 pages...
     
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    Yeah. "Threadkiller" is my middle name. Wait...maybe it's my other screen name. No...aww.
     
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    Yea I keep meaning to do a similar pic for my tumblr and didn't get to, then was out of town for a bit...but here's what I'm planning on putting in said picture:

    1. Gray flannels from Howard Yount
    2. Navy grenadine from Sam Hober
    3. Brown windowpane cashmere SC (Attolini, surprisingly versatile)
    4. Brown wingtips (bought pre-SF on Gilt, but have done me good service)
    5. Brown belt from Equus leather
    6. light blue end on end spread collar shirt from CEGO
    7. Blue with navy pindots wool socks
    8. Navy cardigan from Armani
    9. Brown and blue PS from E.Marinella
    10. Black and white herringbone cashmere chesterfield overcoat (Attolini)
     
  7. porcelain monkey

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    Probably because it has been done several times before, but what the hell, I'll bite. In no particular order:

    1) Blue Blazer - the one I am wearing the most is BB patch pocket, three button.
    2) Brown Herringbone Tweed Jacket. Mine is Polo (Made in Italy - Corneliani, I think).
    3) Grey Flannel Suit - Again my go to is BB Fitzgerald.
    4) Blue and White Striped OCBD - BB
    5) White Spread color shirt - BB Slim fit
    6) Rep Striped ties - Atkinson for Sid Mashburn
    7) APC New Standard jeans
    8) Levis 514 five pocket cords.
    9) Jackets are a tie - Filson Mackinaw Cruiser (Winter) Barbour Beaufort Jacket (Spring and Fall)
    10) Longwing Gunboats - Florsheim Imperial vintage brown pebble

    There is more I would want to list., but it I had to strip it down, and forgetting things like snow storms and nor'easters, this is what I would likely gravitate towards.
     
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    what type of buttons are on your blue blazer?
     
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    -Blue Blazer (bespoke)
    -Brown Houndstooth SC (bespoke)
    -Mid Grey Flannels (bespoke)
    -Alden Ultimate Jumpers #8 (LS)
    -APC New Standard
    -Cigar Shell NST (Shoemart)
    -Navy Cashmere VNeck (JCrew)
    -Navy Fisherman Sweater (Herning)
    -Epaulet Rivet Chinos Khaki (Epaulet)
    -Indigo 50oz silk tie (Epaulet)

    I'd probably include in this my grey cashmere cardigan sweater (BR), grey merino v-neck (Jcrew), and a brown dress and brown casual belt (CK and Epaulet) as well. But if I had to have only 10 clothing items in my wardrobe, these would be them.

    I think an "If you could only have 25" question would be cool too, but I guess that says a lot about how I dress....

    **edit, jeez I didn't include shirts (one white spread collar one blue chambray spread collar)
     
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  10. acridsheep

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    My top ten:

    1) PRL spread collar white shirt
    2) Levi's 514 jeans
    3) Navy blazer (either my BB or my new Faconnable yet to make its debut)
    4) Navy grenadine tie
    5) AE Strands
    6) Grey milano fit BB trousers
    7) PRL shawl collar sweater/jacket combo (new to me this Christmas, and already a favorite)
    8) Purple gingham check shirt from Kent Wang (love the fit)
    9) Rust colored cotton/linen sportcoat from HSM
    10) LE Canvas polo for the hotter months
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For strictly MC stuff, this is all I would need. Minimal but goes a long way:

    1. gray flannel suit
    2. light blue point collar shirt
    3. white semi spread collar shirt
    4. black knit or midnight navy print tie
    5. navy cotton sox
    6. dark brown suede belt
    7. dark brown calf cap toes
    8. navy cashmere sweater
    9. white linen square
    10. fresh undies
     
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    1. Charcoal Suit - Bespoke
    2. White spread collar shirt - Bespoke
    3. Medium Grey/Dark Grey silk or wool textured 6 fold tie - Bespoke
    4. Charcoal braces - Albert Thurston
    5. White linen pocketsquare - Wang
    6. Charcoal wool patterned socks - Brooks Brothers
    7. Black Oxfords - Gaziano & Girling
    8. Boxer briefs - Polo
    9. Black framed glasses - Cutler & Gross
    10. Hair cream - Lush
     
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    That's about as fun as a fresh shaven face...:)
     
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    I don't understand this thread. Someone explain.
     
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