What Are Your 10 Menswear Essentials?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. hpreston

    hpreston Senior member

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    Fantastic thread PSG!

    Here's what I have been wearing a lot lately, mostly inspired by this forum:


    1) Blue Blazer- mine is a cashmere one from Oxxford, acquired on B&S

    2) J Crew chinos - khaki in urban slim fit

    3) End on end blue spread collar shirt- RLBL from B&S

    4) Grey wool flannels - Incotex (B&S)

    5) Levis - standard 501's

    6) White linen pocket square - Kent Wang

    7) Brown belt - Nordstrom, going to get a Narragansett Leathers one soon

    8) Navy Cashmere cardigan Sweater- Saks Fifth Ave house brand

    9) Suede PTB - Dark brown suede from Alden

    10) Omega 44mm Planet Ocean
     
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  2. athletics

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    1. Levi's 501
    2. Caruso Navy Twill Blazer (with red lining and horn buttons)
    3. Sid Mashburn Dress Shirt - Royal Oxford Blue (my current go-to)
    4. Sid Heather Grey Flannel
    5. Ralph Lauren Brown Monk Strap (best shoes I have ever bought)
    6. Filson Brown Belt with Bronze Buckle
    7. Boglioli Grey Suit, dress it up or down
    8. Navy and Green Tie
    9. Pocket Square - Blue and Pink
    10. Caran d'Ache Neon Pen
     
  3. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Current top ten essentials are:-
    1) Tempco down filled cold weather coat.
    2) Erdos cashmere jumper.
    3) Dekelong fleece lined jumper, not sure of composition.
    4) Guangdong Sheng Hong blue thick cotton trousers.
    5) Adidas? knitted hat.
    6) Mongol 9 hoodie and Mongolian style short jacket.
    7) Dekelong long sleeved thick cotton shirts.
    8) Rong Heng scarf, probably wool.
    9) Dekelong thermal long-johns and t-shirts.
    10) Camel? boots.
    :slayer:

    may post a picture later.
     
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  4. guymac12

    guymac12 Senior member

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    sharing my basics here:
    1. navy suit
    2. watch
    3. silk ties
    4. monk strap
    5. trench coat
    6. boots
    7. levi's
    8. chinos
    9. belt
    10. white dress shirt
     
  5. FlyingMonkey

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    My top ten most worn items in current use in the Ontario winter (very different in the summer, of course).

    First, for university use:

    1. Tailored midnight blue herringbone wool jacket from Raja;
    2. Vintage 1960s blue-grey tweed jacket;
    3. Mid-grey thick moleskin high-back trousers (Vauxhalls from Old Town);
    4. Pale pink and striped tailored fit dress shirts from CT;
    5. Various waiscoats and vests (vintage dress and modern knitted - in blue, brown, red and silver);
    6. Various 1960s vintage knitted and tweed ties;
    7. Screenprinted silk and cotton Japanese pocket squares;
    8. Chunky black pebbled leather vintage Florsheim Imperial longwings with rubber soles;
    9. Black lambswool overcoat;
    10. Black felt fedora.

    However, for non-office wear:

    1. Black Helly Hansen goosedown jacket
    2. Shetland wool v-neck sweater in silver;
    3. Various casual shirts from CT;
    4. U-T T-shirts
    5. Thermal underwear from Mountain Equipment Co-operative;
    6. Naked & Famous Nep selvedge jeans;
    7. Plain Italian-made leather belt from H&M;
    8. Italian wool hat in olive, also from MEC;
    9. Serious ski gloves;
    10 Loake 1880 tan brogue boots or massive Sorel snow boots for when there's thick snow on the ground.
     
  6. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    My 10 essentials are the things that I wear almost to the point of uniform:
    1) Alden Kudzu chukkas
    2) Alden chromoexcel derbies
    3) Rider Boots cordovan chukkas
    4) Somet 003 jeans, by now faded
    5) Equus Leather belt in Baker oak tanned leather
    6) Brooks Brothers Black Fleece OCBD, in blue
    7) RRL OCBD, in blue
    8) Cucinelli heavy cashmere navy v-neck sweater
    9) Engineered Garments Bedford corduroy jacket
    10) Ralph Lauren Polo barleycorn hacking jacket

    By default, I grab these: getting dressed is usually the matter of deciding why I'm not going to wear one of these today.
     
  7. Jamesgatz

    Jamesgatz Senior member

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    1) navy MTM suit by Pal Zileri 'abito privato'

    2) blue Borrelli shirt with faint brown stripes

    3) burgundy Borrelli tie

    4) navy Canali 'Kei' sport coat

    5) gray corneliani slacks (wool and mohair)

    6) russet v-neck vest by Canali

    7) John Lobb suede brogues

    8) Raymond Weil watch (will be replaced by entry-level Patek in due time)

    9) Canali wool overcoat

    10) A. Testoni briefcase
     
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  8. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Great thread! Here's my list -- I've not listed brands because I have many versions of the following from one or more brands:

    1. Charcoal gray suit
    2. Navy blazer
    3. French cuff white shirt
    4. Light blue shirt
    5. Burgundy grenadine tie
    6. Croc leather belt
    7. Dark brown monk straps
    8. Silver barbell cuff links
    9. Dress watch with brown strap
    10. White linen pocket square.
     
  9. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Awful lots of "Levi's 501" choices for denim here.... :uhoh:

    (not that I don't have a pair of LVC myself...)
     
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  10. MikeDT

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    It's good classic jeans that one can't really go wrong with. Wore them myself for years.
     
  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ahmen to that :slayer:

    The rep for Kiton in the US told me his favorite jeans were STF Levis 501 that he bought at Sears.
     
  12. ibitegirls

    ibitegirls Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread. here we go..

    1. Grey Wool Coat - JCrew
    2. Indys Burgundy wax style - Alden
    3. Grey Pants - International Concepts
    4. Black Wool Pants - Calvin Klein
    5. Selvedge Blue Jeans - WESC
    6. Loafers - ECCO
    8. Charcoal Sweater - IZOD
    9. Polo Shirts - Club Monaco
    10. Black Belt - Fossil [​IMG]
     
  13. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I'm not saying they're not decent, but on Styleforum I would have thought there'd be a bit more variety/flair
     
  14. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    But this would be getting into SW&D territory wouldn't it? I think I know what 'selvedge' or 'raw' denim is, can't say I've ever worn it though. I just get my jeans from the local supermarket now, in the absence of real 501s.
     
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  15. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I don't understand the animosity between each side of these forums.

    And how might anyone who favors and appreciates Kiton, Alden, etc. really resort to supermarket for something that serves as such a wardrobe staple as denim does?

    Not wanting to provoke anyone, but really wondering outloud.
     

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