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May 14, 2021Liked by David Coggins

The travel part is so true. I used to be a horrible packer — stuff *anything and everything* we may need into the suitcase! — but I spent a month away from home last year and realized I reached for the same five or six items throughout the week. I’m away for a month again and fit everything into two small bags. Well, except for one superfluous item — a linen sport coat, go figure.

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May 14, 2021Liked by David Coggins

Ahh! Linen and seersucker don't fear the wrinkles. Although - while not proud of it, I know this from experience - don't sleep in it.

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Ha! I think it’s good to sleep in seersucker the first night then wash it and then it’s ready for action!

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May 14, 2021Liked by David Coggins

Call it crisis packing; preparing for every social eventuality. I’ve never under-packed, but I’ve certainly overpacked to extremes. It’s not sustainable. In so many things, less is more. That also seems to be a recurring theme in the podcast. A few pieces from our wardrobe get well-worn for good reason. I think good style comes from this somehow; being at ease in your clothes that at some point were carefully and/or meaningfully chosen.

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Came back to this one as I recently counted up my outerwear (just coats, jackets and vests, excluding cardigans, sport coats and blazers) and discovered I have 23 pieces. Dangerously close to that hyper niche scenario jump off point.

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