I’m a Rick Owens fanboy. It’s true. If you know me or have met me, chances are it’s all I’m wearing. Everyday. This wasn’t a lottery winning situation where I fell into some cash, walked into a store and did some big dick swinging. It’s something that has been built up, ever since FW08 dropped. Over time you find an aesthetic that not only summarises your interests beautifully, but also fits your body shape and for me that has been Rick.
Over the last couple months, I’ve been contemplating the decision to slim down my wardrobe to being only Rick Owens, Julius and Carol Christian Poell. Rick for 80% of what I wear, Julius for the slim/cut look and well, you can never sell your CCP unless your really need the cash. Is this an easy thing to accomplish? For guys, definitely. Especially when you look at how little these labels have changed over the years. You can wear 5 year old Rick with the current season and you wouldn’t even notice. For women, that’s almost impossible. I’m just cleaning my closet of all the brands I’m not wearing that often. Most of it is stuff that aesthetically I appreciate, but my body shape does not do it justice like it would a 140lb skinny kid.
How long will I be able to do this for? I really can’t say. Some may say it’s easy because you do less shopping, but I believe it’s actually harder to resist the temptation of buying other brands, that you have just as much appreciation for. I’ll probably keep this up until it stops fitting my age. Thankfully, Rick is 50+ and looks great rocking his shit.
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