Posted on March 9, 2010 by Colin

All 51 Things I Own

Express button-down shirtPenguin poloBanana Republic long-sleeved t-shirtKenneth Cole v-neck t-shirtCalvin Klein v-neck tshirtExile Lifestyle logo t-shirtBig Bird t-shirtSelf-Reflection t-shirtCube Rat t-shirtAmerican Apparel t-shirtCalvin Klein t-shirtExpress jeansPaper, Denim and Cloth jeansPatagonia pantsFossil jacketDiesel jacketCalvin Klein hoodieExpress and Banana Republic boxers and boxer briefsSocksDiesel shoesBanana Republic flip flopsBeltVibram Five Finger workout shoesNike workout shirtsNikeFIT Dry workout shorts/swim trunksTimbuk2 messenger bagVictorinox carry-on bagSunglassesSlim Slimmy wallet, passport, driver's license, cards, immunizations, cashMoleskine notebook and sketchbookPens and pencilsLumix LX3 Camera and caseGorillapod tripodUnlocked Razr and SIM cards for different countriesUniversal adapter13Incase Macbook Pro caseSeagate external hard drivesiPod Touch, armband and headphonesTrimmer and shaverGlasses and caseToothbrush, toothpaste, floss

One of the most popular posts ever here on Exile Lifestyle was All 72 Things I Own, wherein I took a photo of each and every object I owned in the world and was shocked to find that I had only 72 items.

Well that was back in November when I was living in Buenos Aires – a lifetime ago! – and seeing as how this is the 100th post here on Exile Lifestyle, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this concept and see how much I own now.

I had a vague notion that I wanted to be down to 50 items by the time I moved to New Zealand, and it looks like I met that goal. In fact, until today I was at 47 things…not too shabby!

But this morning a magical thing happened: 4 t-shirts arrived in the mail. T-shirts that I designed for Exile Lifestyle, my audience and myself. Yay! Oh wait. Guess I should have only ordered 3 shirts. Drat.

It’s okay, though. Because you know what? Rules were meant to be broken (especially rules created by you for a competition against yourself as part of a project also created by you).

I’ll continue to reduce as I stop using things (I imagine some of the other shirts I own will be on the cutting block soon), but at this moment I’ve got 51 and that’s just fine with me.

Below is a list of what you’re looking at in the photos above (in the same order). Click on any of the photos to be taken to it’s Flickr page where there is a more detailed description (including brands where applicable) and larger photo.

*It should be noted that I count some things together (the glasses and their case, for example) and I haven’t photographed the small tangle of cables I have to power the objects on the list. I also don’t include anything that is consumable (food, toilet paper, etc) or anything that I’m currently renting (my apartment in Christchurch, the furniture in it).

My 51 Things

  1. Button-down shirt
  2. Polo
  3. Long-sleeved shirt
  4. V-neck t-shirt
  5. V-neck t-shirt
  6. Graphic t-shirt
  7. Graphic t-shirt
  8. Graphic t-shirt
  9. Graphic t-shirt
  10. T-shirt
  11. T-shirt
  12. Jeans
  13. Jeans
  14. Pants
  15. Jacket
  16. Jacket
  17. Hoodie
  18. 3 pairs of boxers/boxer briefs
  19. 4 pairs of socks
  20. Shoes
  21. Flip flops (jandals!)
  22. Belt
  23. Workout shoes
  24. 2 workout shirts
  25. Workout shorts/ swim trunks
  26. Messenger bag
  27. Carry-on bag
  28. Sunglasses
  29. Wallet/contents/passport
  30. Notebook and sketchbook
  31. Pens and pencils
  32. Digital camera and case
  33. Tripod
  34. Phone and SIM cads
  35. Universal Adapter
  36. Laptop
  37. Laptop case
  38. 2 external hard drives
  39. iPod/armband/headphones
  40. Trimmer and shaver
  41. Glasses and case
  42. Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss