Anyone tried a capsule wardrobe? Is it as satisfying as I expect it to be?
ID on everything:
White dress shirt- Maison Kitsuné - Slim-Fit Cotton Oxford Shirt
Light gray tee- James Perse - Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
Charcoal tee- Alexander Wang - Oversized Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
Black sweater- Maison Martin Margiela - Long-Sleeved Cotton T-Shirt
Wool trousers- J. Crew - Bowery Slim-Fit Prince of Wales Check Wool Trousers
Black jeans- A.P.C. - Petit New Standard Slim-Fit Jeans
Leather jacket- Saint Laurent - Leather Bomber Jacket
Chelsea boots- Church's - Beijing Leather Chelsea Boots
Canvas high tops- Converse - Chuck Taylor Canvas High Top Sneakers
Bauhaus-style watch- Braun x Dieter Rams - BN0032 Stainless Steel Watch
I really like making capsule wardrobes. I'll post a few.
made this one tonight as I'm considering getting a motorcycle
I never heard about this but that's what I've been doing unconsciously, I don't have enough money to buy new entire outfits so every item that I choose is based on what I previously bought and carefully thought out. I just can't afford to buy things I won't wear. And interestingly enough my global outfit looks a lot like this pic. Except cheaper.
I'm doing it because i have expensive taste but not much income.
I generally feel like people think im weird for wearing the same clothes all the time though. But fuck people I guess.
This is me right now. Been thinking about going capsule wardrobe for the last few days and made a list of all the essentials. I could buy like 5x "regular" wardrobes for the price of this one... Still not sure if I'll go for it because I keep thinking people will think I'm weird for wearing same shit everyday
well for one, he didn't want to spend that much money on clothing, so malltier stores were my only option, and two, my dad doesn't really care that much about fashion, and if I got him anything vaguely fashion forward he'd wear it wrong and make it look bad. At least with preppy styles it's cheap and hard to fuck up.
you can get all this (except for the cdbs) on sale for less than 200$ at old navy/hm with a bit of patience, for anybody wondering. more high quality stuff (still pretty cheap tbh) can be found at gap/jcrew/uniqlo.
Tldr "Capsule Wardrobe" = Quality > Quantity
"Building" a "Capsule Wardrobe" for the sake of acknowledging it as a "thing" seems stupid to me
Just take a Quality > Quantity approach to your purchases and it's pretty much the same thing, don't mentally restrict yourself with this infographic bs that makes u think "ok i have to get 1 of x then 2 of y then 1 of z"
For the record I have a small wardrobe but I love every piece and I have a few solid outfits I enjoy wearing regularly
TLDR this fuccass 14 year old tumblr lg polyvore type mentality is stupid stop putting charts together and sht I know it's fun but there are better ways to approach the general idea or spirit of a small and well curated wardrobe than putting pics of clothes together and following it like a "2 buy list"
I once wore the exact same t shirt and jeans 5 days a week to school for 5 months
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With this type of thing you gotta be more patient I know at times it's actually frustrating because you literally do not have clothing to wear in certain situations and stuff but it's more rewarding imo but then again it's not for everyone
if your actually going to buy a bike shell out some cash on some real leathers, that jacket and those pants wont protect you for shit when you fall.
if you've got a decent amount of cash cop a full Daihatsu set, their aesthetic fits that bike better anyway
maybe their good jackets but they arent good motorcycle jackets, ever notice how the pros don't wear straight leather anymore? It's because modern day synthetics blow leather out of the water in terms of protection per centimeter of thickness.
Go ahead and buy it if you insist but when you crash, and if it's your first bike you will, you'll wish you had chosen a kevlar-reinforced Dainese set
more like the pros need something to sew all of their sponsors to and leather is not conducive to this.
leather is still great abrasion protection, just wear some hard armour underneath to protect your bones and shit
Anyone have a business casual version of this style? Curious if it exists.
I've done this. With actual good clothes that I picked out myself. It doesnt really work unless you find yourself only in the same situations all the time. Also your stuff will get dirty so you will have to do laundry, you risk being called out for wearing an item of clothing twice in a week, and your stuff can get ruined if you have no other options for rough activity.
I have like 6 longcoats 10 shirts 6 pants 5 shoes and 2 suits, thats the absolute minimum that you should go imo. Especially if you're exercising consistently or doing outdoors stuff.
>do outdoors stuff
>race my friends
>roll down hills
>general rowdy behavior
>do demolition work
>always fixing/building something at home
>want a minimalist wardrobe
then wear clothes that fit your activities
When I see people wearing expensive designer clothes I assume they don't do anything interesting because they wouldn't want to get them dirty
Unless your capsule wardrobe is really tiny people are not going to notice at all because
a) most people own a lot of clothes but only really wear a few pieces they like
b) a capsule wardrobe is planned in a way that allos you to wear all or almost all pieces together, so you often end up having more options for creating outfits than people with a large but incoherent wardrobe
c) you assume people give enough of a shit about your clothes to memorize what you own, which they don't