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Wardrobe staples

  1. Dec 28, 2009 #1

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    What's the one outfit you can't live without? Here's my basic "uniform":

    white oxford shirt
    black cotton pullover sweater
    pair of jeans
    black loafers
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2009 #2

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    T-shirt (usually with biker silk-screen graphics)
    Blue jeans (flannel-lined in winter months)
    Cotton short in cooler weather, fleece-lined in winter.
    Hats, gloves, jackets as winter dictates.

    As little as possible in summer, except to protect from sun-burn when fishing or gardening.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 #3
    hmmm for winter I usually stick with

    cotton/cashmere blend sweater
    dark blue jeans
    dr. comfort ankle socks
    white puma shoes
     
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  5. Dec 28, 2009 #4

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    I can wear my outfit almost year round here. In the summer I skip the pullover, in the winter, I add a jacket.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 #5

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    I actually thought this thread would be about a new device to hem pants :redface:.

    Ahem...ok:

    My favorite Levis
    Black t-shirt
    Black boots (ankle high, ~2" heel)
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 #6

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    No one would ever actually hem pants with a stapler.

    OK, I did. Once.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2009 #7

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    I have hemmed a skirt with a stapler. I was not the one wearing the skirt, BTW. Once it was marked and trimmed, I had the young lady turn so that I could re-mark it, and crease it with an iron, and then make the quick fix.

    My mother was a master seamstress, and I learned a lot from her. I also maintained her sewing machines (modest though they were) and tuned them to work properly.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 #8

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    Wool crusher hat
    Fleece jacket
    Sun protective shirt
    Shorts (or convertible pants where the legs zip off)
    Sandals

    Colorado has the highest average elevation (6800 ft) in the US and is considered a high risk state for skin cancer, hence the hat (Colorado does have above average skin cancer rates, but isn't as high as one might think - skin cancer rates)

    If there's a chance of heading off the established trails, then the sandals are replaced with at least running shoes and probably with hiking boots.

    In the winter, I'll add a parka to that outfit. (And jeans when the temp drops below 40 - the Colorado state uniform of shorts, sandals, and a parka is only a slight exaggeration. And the less publicized fashion quirk is the lack of tatoos - Coloradans sport mountain biking scars in place of tatoos).
     
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  10. Dec 29, 2009 #9

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    Levi's 501 jeans, t-shirt or a shirt that has bit of collar and three or so neck buttons (What are they called?), sandals in summer and boots in winter.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 #10

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    My multi-purpose outfit (i.e., trying to pack light for travel) is black slacks, a patterned/colored cotton blouse, and black ballet flats or similar casual shoe. I can add a black sweater (one of the ones with a single button in the front that you find everywhere now) if it's cold. It's something I can wear out to most decent restaurants for dinner and not be underdressed, or head to a casual pub and not be overdressed.

    Of course, in reality, I would have the blouses and an assortment of skirts and jeans along with the black slacks (that's why I wear the ballet flats for traveling, because I can wear them with jeans or skirts) and the blouses mix and match with all of them to dress up or down.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 #11

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    I wear my birthday suit everyday, although usually I wear something over it.

    In summer, shorts and T-shirt, but in winter it's jeans and pull-over.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2009 #12

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    I have about 100 flavours of short-sleeve, collared, 100% cotton or linen shirts in my closet.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2009 #13

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    It occurred to me that I have hated button-up shirts since I was a kid - probably because they were required at school and church. I think I own 4 long-sleeve button-front shirts in total, and two of those are fleece-lined for use as light-weight jackets. The rest of my shirts are all T-shirts, with one polo shirt and one sweat-shirt. When I started getting very ill from fragrances and could no longer fly, my consulting days were over and I gave all my jackets, ties, dress shirts, etc to Goodwill.

    Clothing got really cheap for me for a couple of years when I was hosting open-mike jams at a local tavern, because the beer distributors used those jams as a way to promote new brews - Maine is full of micro-breweries. I'd introduce the rep and let him use my sound system to play games with the patrons. Very often, they had T-shirts with micro-brew logos on them to give as prizes, so I'd snag one of those. I had a really nice one with a portrait of Joshua Chamberlain (Hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg) advertising Chamberlain Pale Ale by Shipyard Brewery. I wore it until it practically fell apart.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2009 #14

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    They are called polo shirts. I have several of those in my wardrobe though, at the moment, most of my outfits consist of a button up shirt with jeans (dark or light blue or black), either a coat or a hoody (depending on the weather/occasion), scarf and either trainers or dress shoes (again, depending upon the occasion).
     
  16. Dec 29, 2009 #15

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    Pocket tee, I have about 30 in a rainbow of colors (take the one off the bottom of the stack add clean to the top).
    Blue jeans in the rainy season, shorts in summer.
    Some kind of shoe in the winter, sandals (preferably Berkies) in the summer.

    I have a closet full of Polo shirts and a couple pair of slacks for when I need to dress up.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2009 #16

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    I wish I had one, it is such a struggle every morning to decide what to wear.. I usually like some dress pants, with a v-neck black shirt and some brightly colored cardigan (casual chic).
     
  18. Dec 29, 2009 #17

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    I don't really have a favorite outfit.

    Here are my favorite items of clothing:

    -Cloudveil® moisture-wicking pants/shorts hybrid (Bottom half of the legs come off for summertime.)

    -Mountain Hardwear® GORE-TEX® soft shell.

    -Feet: Caribou Sorels® in winter; 5.10® guide approach shoes in spring/summer

    -T-shirts are my favorite.

    -Levis for jeans.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2009 #18

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    I'm intrigued by the pants that convert into shorts. I don't think I've seen those for women.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2009 #19

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    http://www.cloudveil.com/womens/pants/softshell/inertia+convertible+pant--9461/ [Broken]

    That is the women's version of the style I have. The bottom portion of each leg unzips so you can convert them to shorts. I bought mine at an outdoor clothing/gear outlet for $30.

    Whatever you do, try to find an outlet. I shop at Sierra Trading Post to avoid paying full price for the clothing I like. I also do not like shopping for clothes; hence the reason I try to purchase items which are usable in all four seasons. Saves money as well.
     
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  21. Dec 29, 2009 #20
    Graphic tee shirt, dark blue jeans, and shoes (I've come to really like those casual style Sketchers, thinking of buying an identical pair to replace my current ones once they wear out). Have one or two hoodies for the winter.

    Since I'm colorblind my shirts are almost all black or white, I have maybe six that aren't.
     
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