Whats your closet look like?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, May 12, 2005.

  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    This past summer and fall, when my lovely wife and I were shopping for our first house, one of my primary considerations was closet size. The abode we ultimately agreed upon has a master closet that measures 20' by 7', larger than two of our bedrooms. A man must have priorities.
     


  2. Cliff

    Cliff Senior member

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    A picture of my bedroom closet, my dressing room closet holds suits and sportjackets. [​IMG] Not all my shoes are shown in this pic.
     


  3. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    Good job. Organization is good. I am going to show Mrs. Cuffthis that messy is bad, and I am not the only one with an organized, neat closet. Hers is so bad, that when she opens her closet, she throws a shoulder in to catch anything that may fall out
     


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    Dressing room 1? There are more? <Gasp>
     


  6. cl5

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    hm.. well, here's the closet of a college student: [​IMG] [​IMG] sure, it's organized.. but i could definitely use some nicer things..
     


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    Nicely organized, especially for a college student. [​IMG]
     


  8. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Wow. My old dorm at Haggin Hall sure never looked like that. What sort of instrument do you have in there? No pictures, but I finally picked up a Woodlore tie rack at TJ Maxx ($10, not bad). Spiffs up the closet quite a bit, although I still need another one...or two... Â [​IMG]
     


  9. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    this is one of the best threads i've seen lately.....but guys, YOU'RE CRAMMING YOUR CLOTHES... there should really be some 'breathing room' between your jackets, trousers-- not only will this help with wrinkles as the garments hang, but the overall pleasure you'll take when selecting something to wear. now that i'm settled in a house again, i'll take some photos in a week or two to show what i mean-- also, highly recommend trashing hangers for jackets that aren't wood and broad-shouldered, to support the shoulders of your jackets. i use cedar for my overcoat and classic trench, but for suits and sportcoats my favorites are these; I get the clips for trousers seperately from the same source For suits: http://www.containerstore.com/browse....D=68656 For sportcoats: http://www.containerstore.com/browse....D=59707
     


  10. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I agree with foxx. For suits, you definetly need some distance in between suits. I give my suits about 2-3inches in between. Although this number will get smaller as my suit collection grows .. sigh ..

    One comment on rotation. I tried to stick with my rotation schdule, but for me, my outfit really reflects on how I feel in that morning. So, I stick with random order, but I do not wear the same suit no more than once in a week.
     


  11. aybojs

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    You do have to realize that not everyone has that kind of closet space for that to be a realistic option. Spending years in dorms with maybe 5 feet length of closet space can be killer on your clothes.
     


  12. norcaltransplant

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    Well, now there is no way I'm snapping a picture of my closet.  I have about 6' of space in which 40+ shirts, 15 pairs of odd pants, and a tie hangar are squeezed into that area.  I actually smush everything together and leave space for the five pressed shirts and slacks I'm wearing for that week.

    I'm also guilty of using those wire dry cleaner hangars b/c the wood ones take up too much space.
     


  13. Horace

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    I tore out two closets not too long ago -- lined them with cedar and then built shelving for shoes all the way up (the ceiling is high). That takes care of shoes -- and hanging items, so far. I also took a router and made curved shelving in the larger one, so that only one person can walk in to the walk-in closet. A lot of stuff fits on shelves. And I have a few dressers to hold shirts and trousers.

    I'm now trying to persuade the old girl to allow me to fashion what I think what be a very hip "hanging closet" with hardware (from a marine supply store) fastened to the ceiling. I think it would look great and use a lot of space well, but she isn't as convinced.
     


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    I use hangers direct.com If you like, they can even do custom printed ones. I have them doing them for my clothing line.
     


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    This is good inspiration to clean up my built-in I had done last year and get all the trees back in the shoes.
     


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