I have been thinking about my clothing. So instead of screaming into the void, I will write stuff out here where no one will see it 🙂 (hopefully someone will).
Until college or so, I dressed pretty well. Part of that obviously was my parents. But I wore little kid suits and stuff and I assume I enjoyed it.
I didn’t own a part of jeans until college.
Since I generally wore khaki’s and button downs, I learned to iron. That stuff wasn’t going to stay wrinkle free on its own. Not in the 80’s.
Since college, my wardrobe has gotten much more casual. When I started working, it was still khakis and button downs. Then more jeans. Then khakis and button downs but a colored t-shirt under it. These days, it is khakis with a colored polos with my company logo on it. Jeans, t-shirt, and a ball cap on weekends (non SCA ones, anyway). This version is easy and cheap. Very little decisions. But I feel the need to do more again but not sure if I can afford it.
I could go back to khakis, button down and colored t-shirt. I own all that stuff. So that would be easy.
I want to do something a bit eclectic. I own some very nice suits. I have zero reason to ever wear them. I like English cut jackets. Double breasted is a plus.
So my current thoughts are: khakis or neutral pants, bow tie, button down, jacket (preferrably English cut). For shoes, I used to wear dock shoes all the time. Now I wear Keens. Something like a derby shoe looks nice to me. I want something that looks good but is a mix of serious and silly. A mix of formal and casual. I should have been a history professor. I could look like that all the time.
I don’t mind normal ties. Just like regular ones, not the super skinny ones or the stupid wide ones. I don’t like the modern “skinny” suits either.
Not a big fan of “hats”. Or I should say, I kind of am a fan but they are not necessary. I wear a ball cap on the weekends so I don’t have to mess with my hair at all. For every day wear, I would prefer not to have hat head.
The big issue is what I want v what looks good. I have no idea if something looks good on me. And truthfully, I don’t look at myself that often. So I don’t really care all that much. But I want others to think I look sharp.
Then there is where to get this stuff for a reasonable price. In an ideal world, I would have a tailor and anything I had would be properly fitted. Can’t afford that.
Anyway, just some rambling thoughts. If you have thoughts on my thoughts (and know me well enough), drop a line 🙂