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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post
i have a charcoal prince of wales

a brown textured one

glen plaid light linen and wool blend

charcoal

I feel pretty comfortable saying the charcoal wasn't the one noticed. The others have more memorable features and will stand out. I would add a plain navy to the rotation when you are able to do so. Next I would add a plain light grey.
post #17 of 27
Who cares, as long as it's not two days in a row? I know men who wear (1) the same suit every day or (2) similar-looking black suits since that's all they care for.
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post #19 of 27
I work at a place with over 10,000 employees and you might find 20 people wearing a suit on any given day, usually when a bigwig is in town. It is actually pretty comical to see what some of these guys wear when they do dress up. I bet some dig up the suit they wore 10+ years ago for graduation and it hasn't been cleaned and no longer fits but they just don't care. It is a campus like setting with lots of remote dilapidated buildings and more PhDs than any place on earth. Anyway, we had one guy working at the warehouse of all places and wore a terribly ill fitting black suit with sleeves two inches too short and a white shirt with a non-descript tie EVERY day. I believe him to be a Mormon and for some religious reason had to wear a suit or maybe he was just "dressing for the position he wanted" not the one he had. He was a very quirky quiet guy that always looked constipated and pissed, he looked soooo out of place, it was just weird!

I believe it is acceptable to wear the same suit 1-2 times a week but mix it up with different shirt and tie combos. A sport coat will also help mix it up a little. If you are having to wear a suit to work daily then you must add many more into the rotation over time.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
Just get another suit or sportscoat/pants fit.

This is good advice. Unless you're in an environment where it absolutely, positively has to be a suit, get some SCs and odd trousers to mix and match. You could probably do it cheaper than another suit (or two) and it gives you more rotation options. Plus, I suspect, the alternating odd coats+trousers will help more to shuffle your suit days.

Think of it this way - currently for you every single day is a suit (out of 4). If someone's following along, from one day to the next it's always a suit and with limited possibilities - even just a singe sportcoat and trousers is going to throw a curveball in the mix.

Failing that, get some seriously disruptive socks and on the next comment point to them and say "yeah, but different socks. fuck off."
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by saiyar1 View Post
If you have simple navy and charcoal suits, how did someone notice it was the SAME one?

If you have 100 navy suits and rotate them all I have no doubt many people will think you're wearing the same suit every single day. How close do you think the average person looks? They see blue. They think you wore a blue suit yesterday. Therefore you're wearing the same suit.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
If you have 100 navy suits and rotate them all I have no doubt many people will think you're wearing the same suit every single day. How close do you think the average person looks? They see blue. They think you wore a blue suit yesterday. Therefore you're wearing the same suit.

Exactly, only wear one color. Ever.

Or you can put CVS cloth tape inside all of your suits to ensure they are not getting dirty with wear.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Or you can put CVS cloth tape inside all of your suits to ensure they are not getting dirty with wear.
Shouldn't that already be standard practice in his shirts? I mean, you're not suggesting he go shirtless - or is that another strategy to reduce wear-and-tear from shirt cleaning? Or maybe it's just another added layer of protection, just in case... note to op: ignore this snarky chatter.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by razl View Post
Shouldn't that already be standard practice in his shirts? I mean, you're not suggesting he go shirtless - or is that another strategy to reduce wear-and-tear from shirt cleaning? Or maybe it's just another added layer of protection, just in case...

note to op: ignore this snarky chatter.

yes thats standard procedure everyone knows that.

huh? just in case of what?
post #25 of 27
Seriously now... how did he/she approach you? Like: "Freeze! You are wearing the same suit!" You must be rude to point that out.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post
how would i avoid this problem? i've been sort of "cheating" by having an assortment of ties and never wearing the same tie in a month, but i finally got caught with the same suit in a 3 day stretch.

how do you guys avoid this issue?

Fire them if you can, if not you pretty much have to kill them or commit sepukku yourself.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post
how would i avoid this problem? i've been sort of "cheating" by having an assortment of ties and never wearing the same tie in a month, but i finally got caught with the same suit in a 3 day stretch.

how do you guys avoid this issue?

What does this mean? As others have asked, how were you approached? By a friend/co-worker or by the security guard?



Shit, I thought people didn't notice this. I have been claiming only SF'ers care about such things. But maybe this is cause for a total reassessment of my assumptions.
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