How Creating a Wardrobe Is Like Building A Forever Home

Think of investing in your closet like building your forever home. You must start with a strong foundation and good structure. Once you have that, you can change everything else.

THE ARCHITECT'S PLAN

You need to start with a good plan. Like with any endeavour that you want done properly. This enables you to be methodical about the foundation and the design of your wardrobe. You would never build a house without a plan without expecting disaster, so why do this with your closet. 

Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

 

We can help you with this by coming to your home. Together, we go through your closet. We look at the pieces you like and the pieces you aren’t sure about. We figure out different ways to wear, we decide if it needs a repair or alteration or we decide to donate. The objective: To pair down your closet into a lean, mean fighting machine. From here we make a list of the items you need to augment your collection. When we are finished, you will know the outfits you have, the pieces you need and will have a plan moving forward of how to achieve it. You will also get a document with the plan for building your wardrobe outlined in detail. 

THE FOUNDATION INVESTMENT

A good 3-piece suit can be custom made for your wedding day or your first big pitch or simply because you have never had one made before. Having a suit that fits you properly, that is actually made for you is unlike anything you have experienced.  Add a pair of denim, a white shirt and a t-shirt you have sixteen different outfits -  enough for a 96 hour business trip and they will all fit into a carry-on! This is an excellent investment (for about the same price that your bride spends on her Wedding Dress or a year of shoes.

FIXTURES AND COVERINGS

Now that you have followed the Architect's plan and have built a strong foundation, every time you re-do a room, you want to invest wisely in the Fixtures and Coverings. For instance when you get a good stove, you will have it for a long time while it takes you through many a good meal. This is the same as quality items of clothing. You will have them for a long time and they will represent you through many meals.

A list of must-haves you should invest in for your closet.

  • Denim
  • 3 Shirts that fit like a second skin
  • 3 sweaters
  • Brogues
  • Sports Jacket
  • Overcoat
  • 3 piece suit 
  • trousers 

Getting started is the next step. Get the architects plan. Ask us for a style/closet consult. In the end you will have something that fits you, feels comfortable and is effortlessly stylish.