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Peter Som's Closet Inspires Us To Get CRAZY-Organized

Photo: Courtesy of Clos-ette.
Clos-ette’s Melanie Charlton practically invented the idea of a custom closet, so it’s only natural that she’s always peeking in everyone else’s. Follow along every week as Clos-ette taps some of our favorite ladies (and gents!) to find out their favorite boutiques to cull, what’s at the top of their wish lists, and, of course, how they keep their own wardrobes in tact.
Peter Som has built a reputation as a master of eminently chic, feminine clothing. Need proof? See First Lady Michelle Obama frequently stepping out in his designs, or check out his latest collection (it’s to die for). But when we visited the San Francisco native at his West Village home, we found that in his own wardrobe, a sort of sporty simplicity reigns supreme. Classic oxfords are arranged by color, smart sneakers fill up an orderly cabinet, and a pair of well-loved L.L. Bean boots have their own nook. And, all of these wares are hidden behind custom, mirrored doors off Som’s elegant bedroom — proof that he might also add "master of smart storage" to his long list of accolades. Here, the designer gives us a tour.
Clos-ette: How would you describe your personal style?
Peter Som: "Classic and functional, with a few flourishes."
What’s your daily uniform?
"A.P.C. jeans or Levi’s Made & Crafted chinos with either J. Crew white oxford button down shirts or Martin Margiela sweaters."
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What do you tend to collect or buy in bulk?
"Uniqlo cashmere crew neck sweaters in every color, Todd Snyder v-neck t-shirts, and J. Crew socks."
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What would we never find in your closet?
"Anything with huge logos."
What would your dream closet look like?
"A walk-in big enough to fit a couch!"
What do you splurge on?
"Michael Bastian, Margiela, and Dries van Noten."
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What’s at the top of your wish-list for spring?
"A Dries van Noten color-blocked sweater and Burkman Brothers shorts."