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    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
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    The Charlie Brown wardrobe

    In the interest of simplifying my life I often think about going with, say plain black t-shirts and jeans and getting rid of most of the rest of my clothes. 99% of clothes suck anyway. I'm tired of participating in the disposable culture of fashion or advertising someone else's crap, and doing laundry would sure be simpler.

    Has anyone else thought about (or actually done) this?

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    Hey I thought you meant this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
    In the interest of simplifying my life I often think about going with, say plain black t-shirts and jeans and getting rid of most of the rest of my clothes. 99% of clothes suck anyway. I'm tired of participating in the disposable culture of fashion or advertising someone else's crap, and doing laundry would sure be simpler.

    Has anyone else thought about (or actually done) this?
    I used to, til work stepped in. Used to be seen in Cargo shorts, tshirts and sandals. Only "swag" shirts were given to me. LIke the hockey tshirts handed out for signing up for a credit card, knowing fully well I would be rejected because I lived off the credit grid.

    Jeans and old 70-80's western shirts from my grandfather are the work attire, the shorts and tee's are for the weekend. And to simplify, MTB shoes for riding to work... Flip flops while at work.

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    I'm kind of doing this. Work messes it up since it's "business casual" (some words/phrases make me shudder, that's one). I'm usually happy wearing a plain white t-shirt and whatever jeans/pants/shorts were within grabbing distance. Though I have started buying black and grey t-shirts to spice things up a bit...

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    *GASP* uhm... NO! fashionista... shopaholic here!!!!!!!!
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    Stay where you are, the crew of What Not To Wear is on the way there for an emergency intervention!!!!
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    Salvation Army?

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    Of course you could just go with Jeans and Grey shirts, then you really would be nattyfabulous!

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    I would be perfectly happy with Jeans and T shirts and sneakers every day. oh, wait, I already do this! for special occasions I put on a hawaiin shirt or bowling shirt on over the T shirt. thank god I don't have a suit and tie type job. yeah, man, simplify.
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    Yoga pants. That's all anyone really needs.
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    what's the difference between yoga pants and regular pants?
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    yoga pants are sometimes stretchy...but most of all they allow for maximum movement. If you can't get into a bridge pose with them, they are not yoga pants.

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    I wear almost exclusively plain t-shirts and carpenter pants. I never cared about fashion and never will.
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    baggy jeans and jersey tops.

    Of course my jersey tops are the type that reveals nothing, so they are work friendly.

    Usually I am wearing Nike or Champion jerseys, plain. I used to wear Starter Dri-star, until they quit selling them...punks.
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    Black shirt and jeans has been my staple wardrobe for years. Artist type. I think I have 5 pairs of jeans and at least a dozen black shirts. They look good with kakis too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    Hey I thought you meant this:

    That would be a killer bike jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    I've been wearing just white undershirts and jeans or whatever I can find lately for school

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    I prefer a kilt! (Kidding!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I prefer a kilt! (Kidding!)
    Kilts are sexy!

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    Dickie shorts + poloish sweatered t-shirt.
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    For a long time all I wore were Dickies pants of various colors and plain t-shirts. Then I met this girl, and this girl loved fashion. Well, "when in Rome" and all that; I now have a huge wardrobe of clothes and while I do like them, now that the girl is long gone I find I don't really care about any of that stuff and I'd rather spend the money on my bike... One hobby to another, I suppose.

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    I buy what is going to last the longest for the buck and seldom have more than a couple of each item. Quite often I buy name brand items at thrift shops for pennies on the dollar. And on more than one occasion they still had the hang tags on them Nothing like a brand new LandsEnd shirt for $1. I usually wear Carhart cargo shorts in the summer with topsiders and a polo shirt. In the winter the Carharts are long and probably lined. I wear uniforms for work, provided and washed by the company I own 1 suit that gets worn about 3 times a year. One pair of dressy kahkis, and 3 passable dress shirts. All of my clothes will pretty much fit in an extra large duffle bag. I own 2 pair of cycle shorts and 3 jerseys. Only wear them on loooong rides. BTW my wife is a bit of clothes horse (goes with her wedding business) My response to her question of "why so many bikes?", I always ask why so many shoes?

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    Well i would prefer wearing kacki shorts/jean shorts year round, have more sports jerseys. I would wear t-shirts with music bands i listen to. I really don't care about what i is "in", i care about what is comfortable to me.

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    My wife says I'm dressed like Charlie Brown anytime I've got shorts and a tee shirt on. Especially if I'm also wearing socks and sneakers.

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    I gotta semi dress up for work. Other than that its jeans and tee shirts.
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