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January 2, 2009 @ 08:12 AM
Isaac Trump

Post: 26

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Columbus, OH

If I NEEDED to go bare minimum? white am1's, levis, white tee. But that's out of the question.


haha... nice.
January 2, 2009 @ 09:06 AM
Isaac Trump

Post: 26

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Columbus, OH

shirts:
4-5 comfortable t-shirts
(i like to wear obey t's as undershirts due to comfort level)

jeans:
2-3 pairs (1 raw, 1 regular wash)

sneakers: 2 pairs

1 black takashi dunk low (my dress shoe =)
1 white air max 1 (all purpose sneak)

a belt (one side black, one maroon)

express wool jacket (its cold in the midwest)

black skull cap (nautica)

2 hoodies

2 button downs (one plain white express, one blue/grey/black CK)

this would be if i just needed casual clothing

obviously work is another beast (nice pants, ties, shoes, etc)

I'm 26 years old.. I feel like disclosing age is important
January 2, 2009 @ 10:35 AM
dots...

Post: 1073

Join Date: Aug 2007

Buy things according to how much you need them.

I buy alot of cheap sneakers cuz i kno i'll always want more sneakers,i have 3 main pairs right now,none costing over $50.

I jus um "splurged" on an $80 polo jacket cuz i kno i'll wear it alot,and for a long time.

I'm thinking of spending on some very nice jeans soon,cuz i only wear 2 pairs which are both nautica,one light,one dark.

I got alot of suit stuff,but i want more,cus...i like suits.

Buy according to need.Don't buy $5000 sneakers that'll last 3 months
January 2, 2009 @ 11:24 AM
chex

Post: 2464

Join Date: Oct 2008

I don't make money since I'm still at a young age, so I'm kind of forced to work with this minimalistic style. But I can still live life and look okay even if I don't have name brands. I live on:

Plain T's (White, Black)
Vans
Levis
&
Plain Hoodie's
January 2, 2009 @ 01:03 PM
pnsho

Post: 6871

Join Date: Jan 2007

What timeless shoes would you guys recommend?


I'm thinking of buying just 2 solid pairs that go with anything and everything. Most of the time, I wear slacks (for school) and I just throw on beaters while going to school (and then changing to Sebagos from my locker).

Currently on my mind are Half Cabs and ________.
January 2, 2009 @ 05:50 PM
grimlock

Post: 29

Join Date: Nov 2008

i am actually looking to minimize my wardrobe to just essentials. mainly because i always wear a suit to work and really only wear casual clothes on the weekends. im thinking:
2 jeans- blue, grey/black
2 pants- grey, khaki
2 polos- black, white
3 solid shirts- black, navy, white
1 crew sweater- navy
1hoodie-black
1 jacket north face
1 converse all star
1 vans authentic
1 nike gym shoes
1 clarks
January 2, 2009 @ 11:12 PM
hausen47

Post: 63

Join Date: Sep 2008

Location: hbc

3 Pairs Denim
1 Pair Khaki slacks
4 pairs shoes
3 white tees
3 black tees
3 ash tees
peacoat
hoody
sweater
1 leather


as minimal as i could go, not including accessories
January 2, 2009 @ 11:22 PM
XionGlydius

Post: 424

Join Date: Mar 2008

5-10 graphic tees
5-10 blank tees/v-necks/raglans 3/4th sleeves
2-3 pairs of jeans
1-2 pairs of khakis
2-3 pairs of bdu (so cheap, so awesome.)
3-5 pairs of shoes
2-3 Hoodies
1-2 jackets
5-10 hats/beanies
and belts, socks, w/e.

Nothing flashy, lots of Whites, greys, blacks, and some red/blue, and some camo.
January 2, 2009 @ 11:26 PM
Shanklin

Post: 9596

Join Date: Nov 2006

^Thats more than what I own o_o

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

January 2, 2009 @ 11:32 PM
XionGlydius

Post: 424

Join Date: Mar 2008

^Thats more than what I own o_o


Yea but I get my crap on sale, and for cheap. and alot of cheap stuff from military surplus stores, that plus my government discount. haha nice.

There are soo many sick military clothing pieces. OMG I love being a cadet. haha.

Pretty much the only thing that I spend alot on is shoes, hats, and some t-shirts.
January 3, 2009 @ 12:46 AM
pnsho

Post: 6871

Join Date: Jan 2007

What timeless shoes would you guys recommend?


I'm thinking of buying just 2 solid pairs that go with anything and everything. Most of the time, I wear slacks, corduroys, and khakis.

Currently on my mind are black Half Cabs and ?????.
January 3, 2009 @ 10:06 AM
bakebean

Post: 1133

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: District of Columbia

^Clarks wallabees, desert Treks etc./Vans chukka/authentics/era's all white/ black
January 3, 2009 @ 01:49 PM
pnsho

Post: 6871

Join Date: Jan 2007

^ That's what I was thinking. Either Wallabees or white authentics.
January 8, 2009 @ 09:35 PM
DynoMutt

Post: 33

Join Date: Jan 2009

Location: Atlanta

This is something that has really come to my attention as of late. I've had a lot of decisions that I feel are important at a critical time in my life. Do I want to go this way or this way with style? Most of it is trying to individualize myself but at the same time become more mature and clean with the way I present myself.

At the current moment, this is my philosophy. I'm basically done with the graphic tee, the senseless purchases, and impulse buys. To me, sneakers have always been something more than the clothing I wear. I'll rock a blank shirt with a nice pair of denim and high-tops all day long. To me, that is much more mature and I'm really trying to get away from graphic tees, and move more towards button downs, zip-ups, longsleeve shirts, and minimal tees. When it comes down to it, I think somebody who has knowledge of sneakers and bases their wardrobe off that is what wins.


I agree with this 100%

I'm going for just a few high quality staples and jeans. And when it comes to purchasing shoes, it's what ever I like because like TCP said they're little more special than any other piece of clothing.

My take on being a minimalist is not really low budget shopping or low priced substitutes (levi's and hanes t-shirts) But saving up and just investing some good pieces.

And no bold graphic tees
January 8, 2009 @ 10:06 PM
Nasty Nate

Post: 450

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Pleasant Kill, Ca

1 pair of shorts
1 pair of pants
2 white shirts ( gotta have one to wear when the other is being washed)
1 sweatshirt
2 pair socks
2 pair underwear
1 pair shoes
January 10, 2009 @ 03:21 PM
Razors Edge

Post: 264

Join Date: Sep 2007

for me, its kinda what i wear everyday.

5 T-shirts = AAA shirts, dont care about graphics. Mostly rogue status tho.
2 Jeans = 1 dior slim raw, 1 kr3w CM (same fit, LOVE the fit)
2 pull-over hoodies = anything, long as its heavy
2 pairs of shoes = 1 gucci dress shoe, 1 supra
1 belt = anything.
1 jacket = m65 from H&M

thats about it.
January 10, 2009 @ 03:24 PM
pnsho

Post: 6871

Join Date: Jan 2007

What timeless shoes would you guys recommend?

I'm thinking of buying just 2 solid pairs that go with anything and everything. Most of the time, I wear slacks, corduroys, and khakis.

Currently on my mind are black Half Cabs and ?????.


Bump.
January 10, 2009 @ 06:48 PM
ThePepperSkull

Post: 1277

Join Date: Feb 2007

Location: Northwest Saigon

I'd go with one pair vulcanized/thinner sole; Probably chucks or jacks. I'd probably lean towards jacks more because of a bias (grew up around some honger kids who always wore that shit lol). And then one pair with a thicker sole. some sort of runner, white preferrably. AM1's come to mind simply cause they're comfy as fuck. I saw a pair of all white adidas ZX's before that I thought had a clean aesthetic to them. if ever i find a pic of them I'll post a pic.
January 10, 2009 @ 09:42 PM
Joweee

Post: 3667

Join Date: Jul 2008

Woah, cool, the topic I made in July has risen from the grave. Interesting to see how in around five months your outlook can change. When I made this topic I was obviously struggling to determine what I needed in my wardrobe, and these days I think I've decided, or at least I know what I'll be wearing for the next few months. It turns out the direction I ended up taking was indeed minimal, but more mature as well. I dress like an old man, to be honest. I suppose it's inappropriate for me to stay a member of a forum dedicated to streetwear and hawt new sneaker jawnz, but hey you guys are pretty alright.

Sonic's entire wardrobe for January-April 2009:

Shoes: 1 pair Clarks Wallabee Boots, grey suede, 1 pair Vans Half Cabs, orange.
Pants: 1 pair Levi's 501XX
Tees: 2 white, 2 black, 2 grey, 2 blue, 1 red.
Shirts: 1 Ransom collared (white), 2 Nove collared (1 grey 1 plaid)
Sweaters: 1 Matinique black V-Neck, 1 Converse by John Varvatos cardigan
Hoodies: Wings + Horns
Misc: boxers, wool socks, 3 knit ties (black, tan, burgundy, all vintage), scarf, Ransom toque.
Jackets: Matinique grey wool sport coat, Eddie Bauer peacoat.

There we go, my entire wardrobe. No graphic tees, two pairs of shoes, 1 hoody, not only 1 pair of jeans, but only 1 pair of pants total. Wow. God help me if I throw up all over them or whatever. But hey, I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out.

Looks like your set.
For me, all i need is
1 pair of classic black/white adidas superstars.(OhSnap, this is my timeless pair)
1-3 pairs of vans authentics(red, navy, black, etc.)
I just get a shit load of Levis(don't care to much about jeans since i usually rip 'em when i skate)
plain t's(i prefer AAA)
and supreme tee's when i wanna look fly i guess.
January 11, 2009 @ 12:52 PM
Food

Post: 863

Join Date: Jan 2008

I'm set with
1 American Apparel Hoodie Flex Zip in Black
black vans w/ white sole(the ones everyone wears)
7 AA white tees
2 pairs of Cheap mondays
January 11, 2009 @ 10:01 PM
wallychamp

Post: 727

Join Date: Apr 2007

Location: Los Angeles

Levi 501's (the darker deniums)
Hanes/Fruit of the Loom White t-shirts (or those costco kirkland tees)
a pair of black low top sneakers (Vans/Supras)
January 12, 2009 @ 09:25 AM
DUNCAN99

Post: 973

Join Date: May 2007

Location: Netherlands

some good denim
couple of tees
a hoodie
a jacket
neutral sneakers

all you need
January 12, 2009 @ 10:55 AM
Shin.1973

Post: 505

Join Date: Sep 2008

Location: Sin City

im just like u...very minimalist

i have 4 pairs of jeans

1 pair of LVC for work
1 pair of raw dior 19cm
1 pair of Acne Black Patched
1 pair of Uniqlo black washed for regular days

I only have like 20-30 tees and most of em r just cheap tees that i only like the design.

I own ZERO supreme.

I own some yohji, ann d, cdg.

my everyday sneakers is a pair of white canvas chucks

i wear my old military boots for work.

im a minimalist.
January 12, 2009 @ 12:10 PM
htowndood

Post: 43

Join Date: Nov 2008

i was thinking about shit like this when i did some serious shopping this weekend. almost all the stores i went into were full of stuff that will look so corny next season. all over prints on some dusty ass earth tone shirt that feels like consistency of toilet paper. then some jeans with obnoxious stitching on the back pockets that are $200+. going to the club is embarassing seeing some of these outfits.

i always keep some clean tee shirts and v-necks in white, black, grey.

clean jeans with good cuts (IMO) like nudie, edwin, levis, dior

streamlined shoes like vans, clae, rockport, s***r.

flashy sneakers once in a while that will " make an outfit"

quality, long lasting accessories like belts and leather goods from louis vuitton. costs a grip but will last longer than some people live.
January 12, 2009 @ 03:54 PM
Cali Agent

Post: 304

Join Date: Mar 2007

Location: San Francisco

I went through this phase as well back in 00 up until 03 I stopped buying alot of clothing. Back then I was buying up all the Triple 5 Soul, TRIBAL, Ecko (at the time when they made more decent clothing), LRG(also when they made better clothing) and GOORIN Brothers hats. Before I knew it I had too much and not enough space. I started to sell of alot of my LRG because of the mass prodution that had started and Triple 5 Soul was bought by Ecko in 03 and from there their designs went to shit so I had lost alot of interest in clothing/ fashion. I started back up with the whole clothing and all that again in 06. Its hard not to get back into it but I can feel you when you want to go minimalist. Because in the end is it really worth all the money you paid? Or maybe as individuals we just have to take a break from all the hype. Whatever it may be I think its good just to stand back and breath, just live and take things easy.
January 12, 2009 @ 08:17 PM
Jim301

Post: 12

Join Date: Jan 2009

THE ESSENTIALS:
Top Siders:


Grey 501's:


Haynes Tees:


Cmon Wealth Fitted:
January 12, 2009 @ 08:22 PM
dvidguy08

Post: 9

Join Date: Jan 2009

1 pair of zathan, 1 diesel vneck tee and a pair of puma.
with a nice guess belt..
January 12, 2009 @ 11:43 PM
Urban

Post: 12

Join Date: Nov 2007

Alot of my wardrobe is sort of minimalist. Two light and dark pairs of jeans. Two pairs of sneakers (light pair/dark pair), two jackets... It keeps things simpler.

I NEED all the tops in the world though. I get bored with my wardrobe if i wear the same stuff for too long.
January 12, 2009 @ 11:55 PM
almost1

Post: 979

Join Date: Dec 2008

Location: NYC

you should have enough clothing to be able to mix and match outfits..couple different fitteds and shoes to match whatever your wearing..idk im pretty simple though..

basisny.com

January 13, 2009 @ 07:24 PM
m83

Post: 343

Join Date: Jan 2009

Hmmm i wouldnt describe myself as a minimalist when it comes to clothes but i do understand where it comes from

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