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Number of shirts in rotation?

Poll Results: Number of shirts in rotation?

Poll expired: Aug 28, 2011  
  • 15% (26)
    Less than 10
  • 34% (59)
    Between 10 and 20
  • 20% (35)
    Between 20 and 30
  • 14% (24)
    Between 30 and 40
  • 14% (25)
    Bigtimer; over 40 (and wear two a day)
169 Total Votes  
post #1 of 72
Thread Starter 
Time for an updated poal (if anything, hopefully this can serve as an excuse for me to increase my #): how many shirts do you have? And how many do you have in actual rotation?
post #2 of 72
I've got 10. It's not much, but they all are MTM or fit really well.

Four white, four blue (two ocbd, one stripes, one checks), one pink ocbd, one orange and white stripes.
post #3 of 72
I try to keep them under 75
post #4 of 72
For those of you that use a professional shirt laundry, I advise the Rule of 7: 7 in the closet, 7 in the laundry hamper, and 7 at the cleaners.

How did I come up with this?

About 20 years ago, I had a client with 2 custom shirts in his closet. Every evening at around 5:45 (we close at 6:00) he'd show up, strip off one shirt and collect one freshly laundered shirt. One day he showed up and his shirt wasn't ready....a large transformer had caught fire in our area and the power was off for the better part of the day. He threw a fit that his shirt for the following day wasn't ready.
post #5 of 72
More then 30 is actually unnecessary. If we not speak about duplicates.
post #6 of 72
even if i was not in the trade i would have over 40 shirts
you need shirts for work
casual shirts for both summer and winter
as well as all season casual shirts

who want s to wear the same few shirts over and over again
post #7 of 72
Per week? Per month? It's 6-8 in week, so about 25-30 a month. I wash them with my own hands so I have little time to spare for more than that.
post #8 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

even if i was not in the trade i would have over 40 shirts
you need shirts for work
casual shirts for both summer and winter
as well as all season casual shirts

who want s to wear the same few shirts over and over again

I would assume he means business/dress shirts.
post #9 of 72
wow. I really thought there would be some high numbers. I recently bought all new hangers for my shirts...I bought 80 hangers and have a few left over..so ive got about 75. I guess i should slow down or thin the herd. About half of them are ermenegildo zegna, the rest a nice mix of borrelli, charvet, and turnbull.

theres still a few empty slots for a new kiton or attolini. wink.gif
post #10 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

wow. I really thought there would be some high numbers. I recently bought all new hangers for my shirts...I bought 80 hangers and have a few left over..so ive got about 75. I guess i should slow down or thin the herd. About half of them are ermenegildo zegna, the rest a nice mix of borrelli, charvet, and turnbull.

theres still a few empty slots for a new kiton or attolini. wink.gif

ya...I'd say in the 50 range. I'm long and lean so almost nothing fits me OTR. 95% of them are custom made.
post #11 of 72
I couldn't begin to guess how many I have. But I have five or so per season that typically make up the core rotation.

Lately I've found I need fewer and fewer as my tastes slip back toward the simplicity of solids, simple blue-and-white stripes and blue gingham.
post #12 of 72
Over 150, I lost count.
post #13 of 72
+/- 80
post #14 of 72
In regular rotation ~40, but they get swapped out with their variations (usually color) ever so often.
post #15 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubloom View Post

For those of you that use a professional shirt laundry, I advise the Rule of 7: 7 in the closet, 7 in the laundry hamper, and 7 at the cleaners.


I follow roughly the same rule biggrin.gif
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