Variation on a theme keeps the perfect uniform fresh. There's the authentic french fisherman shirt and then there is Trovata's cool, cotton pullover with contrasting red striped sleeves. Both are essential. One is authentic and timeless, necessary because it's the real thing. The other is a modern iteration of the classic, giving the uniform timely relevance and flexibility in choice. In a recent New York magazine interview with the Trovata design collective they framed up their "preppy" approach to style like this: “classic pieces that have never gone out of style.” Not particularly earth shattering in it's insight, but still the goal as far as I'm concerned. Here's Trovata's take on the henly rugby shirt which I totally love.
I think that's a great way to think about the perfect uniform: a classic look (to each person) that never goes out of style because it's the signature expression of that particular individuals style. The mix of classic and iterative keeps us from getting stuck in a rut. As well as shopping for new stuff, which is part of the fun of the perfect uniform, though it's not necessarily cool to admit.