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What items in your closet have you gotten insane amounts of use from?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Distinguished Member

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    You may have hesitated buying because it was expensive... but in hindsight, it was a grand slam purchase b/c you wore the heck out of it. Either it lasted forever and/or it was so versatile you constantly had the opportunity to wear it (home, office, travel, etc) In the end, it was worth every penny, and dollar for dollar it was the best money you've spent on clothing b/c you used it so often.

    For me, I think it's my Cheaney FS029 boots. I paid about $290 + $100 VAT, and I wear these 3 seasons a year. I wear them at the office and on weekends. I have gotten more than my money's worth, and they are still going strong. This was a great purchase.
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    The other was my Banana Republic cardigan. I paid $100 and have worn it regularly for 5 years. It is still going strong. This was a great purchase.
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    What about you?
     
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    UnnamedPlayer Senior Member

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    mu underwear, worn at least once every 10 days.
     


  3. Patek

    Patek Distinguished Member

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    My drink shaker.

    Yes, I have a mini bar set up in my closet.
     


  4. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Distinguished Member

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    Maybe these are a little more SW&D but for me three things stand out: Loake Litchfields (beat the hell out of these last winter and they still look great), Barbour Beaufort jacket, and Edwin ED-47 raw selvedge jeans.
     


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    I have worn the hell out of my Beaufort whenever I travel -- from the glacier in the Canadian Rockies duirng early winter, to the city streets in Europe in spring, summer and fall. It used to be my Burberry trench, but I found the Beaufort to be more versatile.

    Also, my rubber soled Ferragamo (not SF approved, I know) loafers which are convenient going thru airports and comfortable walking on cobble stone streets.

    Navy blazer and grey fannel pants also.
     


  6. Cantabrigian

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    Hopsack blue blazer
    White linen PS
    Blue OCBD
    Simple sterling cufflinks
    Blue end-on-end dress shirt
    Brown punch cap oxfords
    Charcoal grey single breasted
    Filson tan duffel

    All thoroughly unexciting things, which I think is the point.
     
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    I have an RL dark navy velvet blazer that I practically wear year round, still looks good though after almost 3 years.
     


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    Anden Distinguished Member

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    Lambswool v-neck sweaters from Lyle & Scott
    Jade green and dark brown cordroy trousers from Nicolai d'etoiles
    Brown chukkas from Ralph Lauren
    Herringbone SC from RL in a silk/wool and linen mix.
     


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    white linen PS
     


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    I guess my Timerland boots and the belt that I had made for myself. Quite a weird combo though.
     


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