The Essential Closet

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    Sep 02, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    No, this is isn't about not being out.

    What do you consider as the almost-bare-bones wardrobe? How many jeans? Pants? Shorts? How many shirts? What kind of shirts? Suits? Ties?

    Personally, I'm trying to unclutter mine down.

    What's in your uncluttered closet? Hopefully not you.
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    bryanc_74 saidNo, this is isn't about not being out.
    Uhhh...ok... icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    Basic staples are pretty...basic. I know the theory but I'd be too depressed to live just with that. White long sleeve button down shirts, a tailored 2-button flat front pant 2-piece suit in black and or dark gray and or dark blue, tailored dark wash jeans, black and brown dress shoes, casual (non sneaker) shoes such as a driver or a loafer, a good quality athletic shoe. I'm already sad just typing this out!
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    I'm currently purging from a hodge-podge of about 20 dress shirts to 10. Picked out my favourites, and got them all altered to fit. The rest are going. I can't imagine needing more than 10 dress shirts.

    T-shirts are next I think, but they're the hardest to let go of.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    I just purged a bunch of T-shirts, and yeah, it's hard. The only way I was able to do it was take about 10 that I thought I could live without missing, and set them aside in a storage trunk. If I ever missed a shirt and wanted it, I could go rescue it. After six months, any shirt I hadn't gone for had to go. I learned this from a book on organizing for right-brained people and it is the only way I can let go of things without succumbing to "but I might NEED that/want to wear that!"
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    bryanc_74 said
    T-shirts are next I think, but they're the hardest to let go of.

    Are those t-shirts of races or events you attended? JMO here, but anything older than 2010 will make you look really old. And nobody else cares that you did the Turkey-trot in Middle-of-nowhere 1997.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    No, they're not race shirts (I abhor running, unless it's to safe my life).

    I basically live in t-shirts though when I'm not at work. And even at work, I'm almost always in one, but they're scrub shirts and hospital issue.

    I like the idea of the hideaway box though.
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    Sep 03, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    One white dress shirt
    One light blue dress shirt
    One black dress shirt
    Thirty ties
    Ten t-shirts
    One custom fit designer suit
    One cheap suit off the rack
    One black belt
    One brown belt
    One pair of dress shoes
    One pair of casual sneakers
    One pair of running shoes
    Ten pairs of athletic socks
    Five pairs of dress socks
    Ten white undershirts
    Ten black undershirts
    One pair of khaki shorts
    One pair of urban camo cargo shorts
    Three pairs of khaki pants
    Four sweaters
    One sweater vest
    Five polo shirts
    Two pairs of basketball shorts
    Ten pairs of boxers
    Three wristwatches
    Two hoodies
    North Face Denali

    With the exception of the ties and wristwatch I am very sneaky-generic looking.
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    Sep 03, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Ariodante said I'm already sad just typing this out!


    Sad? You don't even need clothes to begin with

    Nobody would mind if u were naked.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 03, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    If I had to skim down my wardrobe I would be devastated. I don't even have space in my current room and I refuse to get rid of any of my clothing.

    If I had to choose, though...

    15 button-ups
    10 tees
    5 wife beaters for under button-ups
    15 sweaters (I'm a sweater queen)
    3 jackets (dressy, casual, and rain)
    3 pairs of jeans (2 skinnies, 1 slim fit)
    2 pairs of shorts (denim, cotton)
    1 pair of sweatpants
    3 ties (black, gray, and silver)
    3 pairs of shoes (dressy, casual, and for going out)
    2 bags (nice, casual)
    14 pairs of socks
    14 pairs of undies

    and the literal necessities:
    1 tuke
    2 scarves (thin and chunky)
    1 winter coat
    1 pair of winter boots
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    I now wonder how many clothes I actually have, so I'm going to count them...

    14 short sleeve button-ups
    61 long sleeve button-ups
    44 short sleeve tees
    7 long sleeve tees
    10 short sleeve polos
    5 wife beaters
    75 sweaters (told you I was a sweater queen lolol... and that's not counting the ones I left at home for the summer)
    7 jackets
    13 blazers
    9 coats
    2 capes
    17 pairs of jeans
    8 pairs of pants
    7 pairs of shorts
    5 pairs of sweatpants
    14 ties
    19 pairs of shoes
    5 pairs of boots
    6 bags
    8 belts (a couple are at home though so maybe more)

    I'm not going to bother counting my socks and undies but I have at least 14 pairs of each.

    Number of hats, scarves, and gloves currently unknown because I left them at home during the summer too.