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#1 2007-12-29 22:35:19

eg
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From: Burlington, ON
Posts: 1498

Wardrobe deletions?

I'm getting rid of my dark odd slacks except for my charcoal ones, so now I'll only have charcoals, mid-greys and tan/olives -- I usually have to dress in relative darkness and I am tired of straining my eyes to figure out what colour I am getting http://www.world-of-smilies.com/wos_sonstige/55j.gif


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#2 2008-01-09 19:09:38

Marc Grayson
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Re: Wardrobe deletions?

What comes to mind...

Three 3/4 length cotton Turnbull & Asser winter jackets
Leather Borelli coat with cashmere lining
Etro down parka
Etro suit, to Etro sport jackets
Various and sundry bespoke suits, sport jackets, and coats made by different tailors
Davide Cenci safari-type shirt jacket
Few dozen Ascot Chang shirts
Barbour jacket
Several Hermes and Charvet neckties
JM Weston brown suede brogue shoes
Two Paul Stuart wool coats
Davide Cenci bear coat


"‘The sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inner tranquility which even religion is powerless to bestow." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not."  Oscar Wilde

 

#3 2008-01-10 06:25:40

longwing
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Posts: 198

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Too many shoes.  I would like to have more focused lineup.
I bought J Crew ties for a while.  I now think the colors are too vibrant for Mr. Middle Aged.
There are some checked sport coats that I don't seem to wear.

 

#4 2008-01-10 10:06:15

Brideshead
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Posts: 417

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Its a New Year thing perhaps.

I have been giving some of my older pieces a new lease of life (where possible) with a little re-tailoring.  You know, that shirt where the sleeves were always just a bit too long or the trousers that were not quite right around the arse.

Still been chucking out some pieces.  A couple of ties that lacked style or too vibrant colours.  Some knitwear, a sweatshirt and some 'designer' jeans!

 

#5 2017-01-14 11:57:27

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1407

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

longwing wrote:

There are some checked sport coats that I don't seem to wear.

Sounds so familiar. Whenever Cordings had their sales, I bought just another one. Pointless.

 

#6 2017-01-15 10:13:43

4F Hepcat
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Posts: 14333

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

You have to be ruthless with your species deceases, there comes a time if it ain't being used and won't be used again, or something that was at the extreme of fashion, or that special event isn't ever going to happen to get rid.


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#7 2017-01-15 10:43:56

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1407

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

I have a tweed jacket from Cordings which looks as if it is striped rather than checked ("Zetland" is the model), so a winter version of a boating jacket.

 

#8 2017-06-10 12:28:51

Horace
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Posts: 6207

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

For a second I thought ol' Grayson was back!

One thing I can't part with is ties, though I probably should.  Since I've often (and almost always -- save a few failures) had very good taste, I find myself not getting rid of many.

Grayson soared high -- when you were on Grayson's level, you're bound to have made a few more blunders and thus more to toss.


""This is probably the last Deb season...because of the stock market, the economy, Everything..." - W. Stillman.

 

#9 2017-06-11 01:20:49

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1407

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

White shirts have to go when they turned grey.

I also noticed that having to many items of the same kind, it doesnt make sense.

 

#10 2017-06-11 17:50:53

Chévere
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From: Baltimore
Posts: 834

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Beestonplace wrote:

White shirts have to go when they turned grey.

I also noticed that having to many items of the same kind, it doesnt make sense.

Curiously, when I only have one of something I tend to use it LESS than I would otherwise out of an insane fear that I'll wear it out or ruin it too soon. Thus I get to enjoy it less often.
So the things I like, I get a few of. For example, something you might understand is T&A's signature collar white shirts for work. I own several, and find myself wearing them frequently. Other particular striped shirts that I like I use less often, afraid that once I wear them out they're gone.

Now going through a thing with blue suits. I have a few "representative" types in gray, black, brown, tan, stripes, etc.; but a bunch of blue ones. For some reason blue suits go well with bow ties, God knows why.

And BTW, shout out to Horace. I came here after you took your extended sabbatical, but always loved your avatar and comments.


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#11 2017-06-11 23:18:07

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1407

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Maybe a navy blue suit de-clownized the bow tie?

 

#12 2017-06-11 23:45:04

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10786

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Horace wrote:

... One thing I can't part with is ties, though I probably should.  Since I've often (and almost always -- save a few failures) had very good taste, I find myself not getting rid of many. ....

I hear ya ... I've got a ton of great J. Press, Brooks Brothers, and Andover Shop ties for all seasons, bought over a long period of time, they're old pals by now ...

most of the ties I ditched were ones that I ruined,  ... I know I chose well, even as a youth, the batting average was high, and I can only think of two out of say a hundred that I really won't wear but I have them and they still make me mad at myself .... had 'em for years, really should get rid of them but I know if I do I'll somehow come to miss them ....

but I'm going to donate some stuff to charity this year, so maybe they'll be out of here .....


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#13 2017-06-28 04:53:31

Chévere
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From: Baltimore
Posts: 834

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Beestonplace wrote:

Maybe a navy blue suit de-clownized the bow tie?

You should wear a bow tie once in a while, for your own good. Blue suit optional.


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#14 2017-06-28 13:35:30

Beestonplace
Member
Posts: 1407

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Just a bow tie, no suit, naked?

Tempting.

 

#15 2017-07-03 18:32:15

Chévere
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From: Baltimore
Posts: 834

Re: Wardrobe deletions?

Beestonplace wrote:

Just a bow tie, no suit, naked?

Tempting.

Tomorrow is US independence day. Make it a stars and stripes bow tie. Trust me, you won't look like a clown naked with a bow tie


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