Over the years I've been fortunate enough to slowly build a foundation of clothing that will last me for years to come.  While I'm satisfied with my current wardrobe, I'm certainly not content.  There is always room for improvement and gaps to fill.  I thought I'd run through some of them to see what you think.  You may be surprised by some of the items, but hey I'm only perfect six days a week!Denim jacket - Our most recent infatuation.  I've come across several options in the last few weeks but I have yet to pick one up.  You might ask what would I want with a denim jacket? Am I trying to look like a cowboy?  Not in the least.  A denim jacket is as essential to casual wear as a navy blazer is to formal.  It is versatile, comfortable, rugged, refined, and iconic all rolled into one.  Some friends recently wrote about the advantages of denim jackets.  Just be sure to avoid the all the denim suit look.

Turtleneck - If you know anything about me you know I love sweaters and more specifically cardigans.  I've amassed a great collection of sweaters but winter after winter I find myself wearing scarves to protect my neck when I could just as well get the job done with a turtleneck.  As a younger man I thought turtlenecks were uncomfortable and binding as many young boys do.  Now that I know they come in fabrics like cashmere, merino, cotton, alpaca and other extremely soft and sumptuous materials, I'm inclined to add one or two to my collection.  The turtle neck is manly, classic, studious and laid back all at the same time.  Look for the same fit in the body as you would with a  v-neck--slim with high armholes and a short waist.  With thinner fabrics the neck can be rolled several times.  With thicker, heavier fabrics one roll is enough.

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Dessert boots - I have several pairs of boots ranging from business to casual but I have yet to pick up a classic pair of dessert boots.  They've been on my list for awhile but I always seem to find something else more pressing.  I like them in brushed suede, unlined for casual comfort on the weekend and more structured for a date night.  Most guys are familiar with the beige and/or brown versions but I recently found a pair in a lovely red merlot wine color that would look great under a pair of chinos.  There's nothing wrong with the classics, but don't be afraid to step out of the norm every once in awhile.

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White denim - I have to make a distinction here.  I own a pair of five pocket pants in cotton but in my opinion they don't qualify as jeans.  They are paper thin, gleaming white and great for visits to Miami in the summer, but there is no way I could wear them in the winter as I could a good pair of denim jeans.  I'll have to add these to my wardrobe to spice up my jean collection.

Double breasted suit/jacket - This has been on my wish list for the last several months.  Every jacket I own save a peacoat and/or trench is single breasted.  I'd like to add a DB sportcoat and/or suit to my rotation.  I think it will add another level of stature, class to my closet.  For a sportcoat I'm thinking 4x2 in a lightweight cotton with  a natural shoulder, peak lapel, trim waist, a bit shorter, and double vented.  I have several navy coats so I'm thinking gray.  Something like this.  In a suit I'd like a year round durable wool.  6x2, roped shoulder, shorter, jetted pockets including the ticket, double vented in some shade of brown with slim, flat front trousers and no cuff.  I don't have a brown suit and it would be nice to have the option.

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Linen suit - Summer is coming and I unfortunately had to get rid of the one hot weather suit I had.  I have a linen sport coat but I'm missing a suit.  Most of you are familiar with the cotton/khaki suit.  Unfortunately, these suits have become ubiquitous and I'm in search of something a bit differnt but still sharp and business like in a breathable weave.  I'd like it in a dark solid to conceal most of the creases and wrinkles.  Most of my suits aren't soild.  They vary from pinstripes to glen checks among others.  A gray flannel is my one solid suit.  I'd like my linen suit dark navy, peak lapel, one button, double vented, soft shoulder, trim trousers and no cuff.  J.Crew offers a pretty good version.

Mannequin - During my vintage store hopping on U street in DC I came across an awesome mannequin I'd like to stick in the corner of my apartment as a conversation piece and something to play dress up with.  I like the look of this one.

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Shoe last - I found these in the same vintage shop in DC.  Lasts are molds of a person feet made to create bespoke footwear.  I've had my feet measured but my pockets aren't deep enough for custom shoes just yet.  I love the look and feel of these structures.  It would be nice to have a few of them around to help me day dream about custom footwear and someone might get a kick out them when they visit.

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What's on your sartorial wish list?

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