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Whats your closet look like?

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

  1. cl5

    cl5 Member

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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..
     
  2. vista

    vista Active Member

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

    AlanC Senior member

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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]
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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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.
     
  7. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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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.
     
  8. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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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.
     
  9. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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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.
     
  10. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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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.
     
  11. 16520Man

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    To resurrect an old thread, here are pics of my closet, before and after its recent makeover:

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  12. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I keep finding ed in it.
     
  13. lasbar

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    i keep mine partly underground to avoid my wife noticing frequent new arrivals....
     
  14. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    dem: why hang your tees? Isn't that a waste of closet hanging space?
     
  15. TCN

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    Those shoe boxes could bring a tear to the eye.
     
  16. texas_jack

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    I don't know if keeping your suits in plastic bags is a good idea. They need to breathe.
     
  17. alliswell

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    Well, now there is no way I'm snapping a picture of my closet. Â I have about 6' of space in which 40+ shirts, 15 pairs of odd pants, and a tie hangar are squeezed into that area. Â 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.


    For 6' read 8'; for 40 shirts read 50, for 15 pants read 30, add 10 suits and 12 sportcoats, and 15 pairs of shoes (not counting the 20 under the bed). On the other hand, the commute to Wall Street from Galveston or Wilmington would be longer than 15 minutes. [​IMG] - and you guys still want me to buy your 38Rs, right?
     
  18. contactme_11

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    Aside from the picture below, I built a tie rack and shoe platforms shelves along the walls.

    [​IMG]

    Beat that.

    Damon


    You have a leather chair and booze in your closet. That's awesome, now all you need is a tv and you'll never have to leave
     
  19. 16520Man

    16520Man Senior member

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    I don't know if keeping your suits in plastic bags is a good idea. They need to breathe.

    The bags are backed with canvas, and the plastic doesn't smell. I carry my suits around a lot, so it makes a good compromise.
     
  20. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    Aside from the picture below, I built a tie rack and shoe platforms shelves along the walls.

    [​IMG]

    Beat that.

    Damon


    I imagine if something does not fit right you just take a sip of that Johnny Walker and the clothes adjust themsleves immediately...
    BTW, how long does it take you to dress every morining?[​IMG]
     

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