Hiking has caused big changes to my body. My feet are longer, and wider; my leg muscles are bigger, at the expense of my arm muscles; and somewhere in there I lost a hundred pounds. As a result I basically had to get rid of everything I owned, and rebuild my wardrobe from scratch.
Hiking has also caused me to better understand my body. And to understand clothes – quality, material, design – history – utility.
This has been an incredible opportunity to select a small, high-quality wardrobe for all occasions. I think that I am well on my way.
-SuitSupply three-piece in slate-blue linen (summer)
-SuitSupply three-piece in charcoal pinstripe 120 (winter)
-SuitSupply tailored white buttondown, for when suited
-Peter Christian Classic Tattersall shirt, in white
-Peter Christian Colorful Tattersall shirts, one each in blue, green, and yellow
-Epaulet Chainstitched Selvedge Denim, in slate gray
–Goodthreads 5-pocket skinny-fit chino, in black, olive, cognac, and stone
-Naked & Famous Elephant 3 jeans, 19oz denim, zero washes, fit: skinny guy
-Naked & Famous summerweight 7oz jeans, zero washes, fit: baggy
-Black cashmere pea coat (my maternal grandfather’s)
-Burberry trenchcoat (my paternal grandfather’s) – approximately the Kensington Long
-Barbour Ogston, in olive
-Icebreaker Venturous bomber jacket, in light brown
-Suede field belts, in blue and green
-Walnut-brown buffalo-hide belt, silver buckle
-Black belt with white contrast stitching, silver buckle
-A drawer full of DarnToughs :-)
The question is: do I need anything? For business or pleasure, formal or casual or anything?
The answer is: …not really. And that’s a happy mood, really.