What's the first component you start with when picking out an outfit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr Engineer, Aug 7, 2012.

First Component?

  1. Blazer

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  2. Pants

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  3. Pocket Square

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Socks

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. Tie

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. Dress Shirt

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  7. Shoes

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  8. Other

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    This is how I do mines from first to last:

    1.Tie
    2.Dress Shirt
    3.Blazer
    4.Pants
    5.Shoes
    6.Socks
    7.Pocket Square
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on the day. Sometimes I feel like wearing a certain item. And sometimes the weather decides -- lately it's been so hot that I'm inclined toward my coolest stuff.
     


  3. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Same as Doc. But you know what - I only have a few jackets/suits that I rotate through, so the first consideration is the jacket.
     
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  4. Smoochy

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    Dress shirt normally. Occasionally I'll base it around a tie though.
     


  5. hpreston

    hpreston Senior member

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    Pretty much the same as Doc. Sometimes I have new shirt that I want to wear, so I build around that. Today, I wanted to wear a new PS, so I went super basic for everything else after picking the square.
     


  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Most often, its whatever I bought the day prior.
     


  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I also concur with Doc. In cooler weather I usually start with a jacket selection and work from there
    Welcome to Styleforum Mr Engineer.
     


  8. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    That's baller talk. :slayer:
     


  9. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Suit first...
    Shoes/socks.
    Shirt and tie to complete...
     


  10. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Sometimes shirt. Other times tie. Still other times shoes. All depends on how fat I'm feeling that day.
     


  11. Rich0116

    Rich0116 Senior member

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    Suit first, whichever comes up next in the rotation. Or if it's a blazer day, then that. Almost all my shirts are blue anyway, so picking that is simple. Shoes are more about style than color, since they're all black or brown. And the tie comes last, especially as I get more and more solids in my collection.

    The square is the only thing I leave up to whimsy.
     


  12. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Shoe/Pant combo
    Jacket
    Shirt
    Tie
    Socks

    If I am wearing a suit, then of course I pick the suit first
     


  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Yep, same here. It's day-dependent rather than a definite routine.

    The one thing I'd add is that when I have time, I lay out a few different outfits, chopping and changing items between them to find a combination I like. This takes about 5 or so minutes to settle on a combination so I don't do this every day, but when I do, I'm invariably more pleased with the final result than when I just match on the fly. If you have a more efficient wardrobe than I, then obviously this step is unnecessary as most of what you own will tend to pair well enough with everything else (assuming you applied thought when buying/ordering).
     


  14. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    From the list:
    Jacket (+ Tie if applicable)
    Trousers
    Shoes (& Socks)
    Shirt
    Pocket square
     


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