An exercise in restraint. What if you were moving to Paris for a year? How little could you pack?
This may not be minimal. I'm having a hard time cutting back on tops, since you can't re-wear them (IMO) like jeans and a perfect pair of black wool pants. Plus, it would be hard for me to not have an ample selection of t-shirts for layering, warmer days, and lounging. But since they do sell t-shirts in Paris, maybe I would bring less. Maybe.