I’m a pretty simple guy and my personal aesthetic remains consistent from year to year. While I’m not into the Steve Jobs uniform look, I do have a handful of items that I wear constantly. In fact, after years of refining my closet, I rarely acquire anything completely new; if I’m buying something, it’s probably a replacement. If I do splurge on a new item, it will be for a classic, high-quality piece that makes the price-per-wear less expensive than any disposable, fast-fashion item. As part of a New Year’s clean out, I’m working on replacing some of the go-to items in my closet. After wearing my Common Projects sneakers so many times, they were starting to look like Golden Goose sneakers, but Julia just got me a new pair for Christmas. Next on my list is a new pair of Rag and Bone jeans, since the five-year-old pair that I reach for multiple times per week has holes in both the knees. Here are a few more of the items that spend more time on me or in the dirty clothes pile than they do sitting in my closet.
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