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Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby bels » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:09 pm

It's time to imagine you're moving to another city for 2 years (can't relate personally, all places are the same to me, I only travel internally) and post the generic list of clothing you would take (don't list exact items from your own wardrobe that's useless). My list is below! Items that are bulleted and bracketed are optional.

Shoes
- three season flat soled trainer (eg vans slip on, Adidas samba)
- "leather" "formal" shoes (eg black derby, boot etc)
- (activity shoe that is useful eg running shoe, hiking boot)
- (extra outdoor (not slippers) shoe eg sandals, summer shoe, boots, winter shoe, "fun" shoe)

Socks
- winter socks
- summer socks
- (normal socks)

Leg wear
- 3 season pair trousers (slash pockets)
- winter trouser (eg heavy wool Japanese archival)
- summer trouser (eg lightweight Maharishi Sno pant)
- shorts (non sport )

Next to skin upper
- 2x long sleeve collared shirt (1x date appropriate)
- 5 - 10x t shirts
- (thermal t shirts, linen shirts or shirt sleeve shirts depending on climate)

Mid layer upper
- Winter jumper (eg thickest jumper you own)
- Midweight jumper (eg Uniqlo Merino wool)
- Layer with a fastening that can be worn under outerwear (eg overshirt, cardigan, hoodie)
- (extra midweight or winter jumper depending on climate)

Outerwear
- Winter coat (warmest coat you own, must go with 3 season trouser and winter trouser)
- "weather proof" coat (must go with all three trousers)
- lightweight jacket (eg Chore jacket, casual blazer, harrington, North Face) (must go with all leg wear)
- (extra insulation eg insulated gilet, jacket liner)

Accessories
- winter hat
- summer hat
- scarf
- (extra hat or scarf)

Housewear
- winter house suit (eg blu du chine plus extra layer, sweats)
- summer house shorts
- slippers

Suit
- One casual suit

Sportswear
- not included in this list
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby deadkitty » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:22 pm

what city are you moving to?
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby bels » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:57 am

I'm not moving anywhere. Probably it would be most useful if you did it for your own city or a city you know I guess.

But if you want to imagine moving to another city go ahead! It's important to dream!
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby kickingthefly » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:28 am

this is way too vague. list dorks need parameters. is the city provincial or a capital? are you going to write python on a business park or curate a biennale? (i guess both of these come down to personhood vs non-personhood)
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby bels » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:45 pm

I already told you you can use your own city or in my case, town. That tells you everything you need to know about personhood.
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby maj » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:14 pm

you people are being silly, the clothing and aesthetic you adopt via personal brand surely tells everyone exactly what politics and social conventions you ascribe to :^)
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby odradek » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:03 pm

I would simply take all my clothes.
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby INNIT » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:46 pm

this thread has been a rousing success
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby bels » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:30 pm

Please...someone....post a list....it's such a fun exercise....pplEas
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby kickingthefly » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:27 am

also what is this 'collared shirt on a date' thing
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby bels » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:09 am

Date appropriate is just shorthand for a boring shirt that you could wear to funeral, job interview, dinner date, etc.
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby titkitten » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:54 am

i pretty much did this exercise when i moved to princeton but that was six years and one phd ago, and if there's anything to know about me it's that im mecurial

mostly the biggest change is that i've gotten into skirts (because i hate pants) and leaned more into the leather so i'd say
  • shoes: one pair sandals (leather), one pair sneaks, one pair "professional" shoes (leather and high heeled so i can assert my right to be among the Office-Weary Workers), one pair winter shoe (leather????)
  • suit, for the Office-Weary Worker-Occasions, but also to be worn as separates: one pair pants (wool), one blazer (wool)
  • bottoms: one pair denim, one pair summer pant (linen), one pair shorts (denim? linen?), two summer skirts (silk??? corduroy? denim?), one professional/winter skirt (wool or LEATHER) (all skirts knee-length or longer -- skirts that are too short cause me too much anxiety plus they don't flow or twirl)
  • tops: one turtleneck (wool? cashmere?), two long sleeves (WOOL? CASHMERE?), two Professional shirts that can go with the suit (collared? silk? mmm), one graphic tee, two plain tees, one sweater just pick one and stick to it
  • dresses: one Occasion dress, one casual dress
  • outerwear: one winter coat (woooooooool), two transitional jackets (leather? denim?), one rain jacket
  • bags: a Professional Bag, a backpack, a small crossbody purse
  • practicalities: tights, thicker tights, merino base layer, big scarf
i've taken the liberty of making some outfits:
  • going on a hike: sneaks, shorts, tee
  • going to eat ice cream during the summer: summer skirt, sneaks, plain tee
  • going to the library: turtleneck, winter skirt, sandals, backpack
  • getting an annual checkup: summer pants, sandals, long sleeve, sweater (for chilly waiting room), backpack
  • walking to the convenience store: tee, casual dress, transitional jacket, sneaks, backpack
thanks for reading

edit: for clarity, i am not claiming i am one of the office weary, just that i do not want to stand out among them. deeply apologise
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby kickingthefly » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:47 pm

good list but i think the 'thread police' will have something to say about princeton academics self identifying as office-weary drones.
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Re: Post Imaginary Capsule Wardrobe Lists

Postby hharrissonn » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:12 pm

T-Shirts:
Uniqlo U Airism, Black, x7
UCSC Bookstore, Grey, x1

Shirts:
Gitman Vintage LS Oxford, Grey, x5
Jacquemus, Sunflower Print, x1

Sweats:
Noah Tonal Core Logo Hoodie, Black, x1
Haider Ackermann Perth Crew, Sage, x1

Outer:
Issey Miyake Cotton Blazer, Black, x1
Arc’teryx x BEAMS Plus Beta SL, Patchwork, x1
Craig Green FW16 Workwear Jacket, Black, x1

Pants/Shorts:
Momotaro Jeans (Slim Straight), Black, x1
Homme Plisse (Straight), Black, x1
Issey Miyake (Straight), Black, x1
Patagonia 5” Baggies, Purple, x1

Shoes:
Rick Owens Ramones Low, Black/Black, x1
JW Anderson Loafer Mule, Black, x1
Prada Leather/Neoprene Chelsea Boot, Black, x1
Crocs, White, x1

Socks/Underwear:
Uniqlo Color Socks, Black, x10
Calvin Klein Hip Brief, Black, x10
Bike Classic Jock Strap, White, x2

Bags/Accessories:
JW Anderson Pierce Bag (Large), Black, x1
Hermés by Jean Paul Gaultier “Shadow” Birkin 35cm, Black, x1
Amoeba Records Tote, Black, x1
Cartier Santos de Cartier, White Gold, x1
5pt Miracle Set Tennis Chain, White Gold/VVS Diamond, x1

This is my Capsule Wardrobe for when I move to Undisclosed Bay Area Pacific Northwest Tech Idiot City to be a house husband thank you for your time
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