Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My capsule wardrobe for asian men on the planning

Capsule wardrobe is a concept to keep life simple and cheaper by limiting our wardrobe to a certain size. There is no hard rules on the number of clothes that consider a capsule wardrobe but Project 333 is the first to re introduce this concept to modern lifestyle in 2010. Her concept is 33 pieces for 3 months as they are off seasonal country. Some T shirt just couldn't pass of as winter wear. Hence this doesn't applies to asian country. Below is 2 sample of a capsule wardrobe for men and women respectively.



I am creating a version of capsule wardrobe with my own existing clothes now. Hopefully I just need not as much as 33 pieces (excluding garment and sport wear). For my nature of work which requires formal shirt and pant, I will be planning a tiny 7 formal work wardrobe separately. Its fun and a lot of benefit to keep a simple wardrobe. Less to think and buy and still able to wear your signature staple with confident.

To help us construct the wardrobe I shall share the definition of capsule in this context.
  1. a collection of clothes and accessories that includes only items considered essential
  2. a person’s basic collection of coordinating clothes that can be used to form the basis of outfits for all occasions
  3. a set of clothing, normally around 24 items, which can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of outfits.
Also I could like to state some rules to assist your wardrobe for construction
  1. 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.
  2. Not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewelry that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, workout clothing and job related attires.
  3. Choose your 33 items, box up the rest of your wardrobe, seal it with tape and put it out of sight.
  4. Lastly 33 is not of any standard, feel free to adjust to your own liking.
For my planning stage its wise to break down them into categories before I go shopping in my own wardrobe. It also help to empty every single piece out of the closet and pick out your "must have", "maybe" and "never". Start from zero.

My list of break down for your reference (33 pieces). This capsule closet will be my off work, pleasure wardrobe. I will construct another job based corporate tiny wardrobe in the future to wear for my 7 days work rotation. 

8 shirts
7 pants and shorts
2 formal function
3 outer wear
5 shoes
6 accessories
2 jewel

You know about the quote often about "less for more", minimalism is the new "IN" thing. Furthermore a colorful wardrobe do not translate to colorful life anyway. 

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