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post #16 of 108
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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post

What nonsense! They just put numbers together, I could have done that within 30 mins.
Honestly, are we surprised though?

 

I think it only took the pro's at Esquire 15 minutes to come up with that advice.  Keep practicing to get your time down and maybe there is a job at Esquire in your future.

post #17 of 108

You can make damn good money and still be broke teacha.gif

post #18 of 108
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Originally Posted by Owen Meany View Post

I should be spending a lot more than I am, I wonder if I can sell this to the wife....

Seriously... apparently I am running a serious deficit of $3,000 suits.

Edit: Apparently I owe myself a bunch of even more expensive suits... I didn't read past the ad that popped up after 150k!
post #19 of 108
Well, I have to admit I endorse the article, only because it is the only written source I've seen that says I am not overspending for suits. Indeed - better yet - I may be actually be underspending. Surprised the clothing obsessed such as myself wouldn't be more welcoming to articles such as this.

Rob, whose frivolity if not vanity may now be justified
post #20 of 108
Okay wait guys, I've really been struggling to understand this but I think I finally get it.

Is Esquire trying to say that if you make MORE money, you consequently have MORE money to spend on stuff you like?
post #21 of 108
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Originally Posted by NotoriousMarquis View Post

Okay wait guys, I've really been struggling to understand this but I think I finally get it.
Is Esquire trying to say that if you make MORE money, you consequently have MORE money to spend on stuff you like?


No, you've completely misinterpreted the piece. Go back and read it again but consider Swiftian satire in the back of your mind as you do so.
post #22 of 108
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

No, you've completely misinterpreted the piece. Go back and read it again but consider Swiftian satire in the back of your mind as you do so.

Goddamn it, i completely forgot about satire. This Comparative Literature BA really is worth nothing after all.
post #23 of 108
The guy in slide 8 is spot on.

I actually thought this piece was fairly well put together. It is roughly true.
post #24 of 108
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I have to wonder how many guys making $30K or less buy suits, period, much less are constrained to wear them by business necessity.

 

Mormons.  They could get the black suit, white shirt, and a bike for the budget.

post #25 of 108
Is that the SF price or the listed price?
post #26 of 108
For what it's worth, I believe in the pre-war period of America, men used to spend about 12% of their annual income on clothes (I believe I have the figure right). Just because they've now decided to take on other expensive purchases, rather than spend the money on clothes, doesn't mean that someone making $50k a year can't afford a $1k suit (should they decide to forgo the mortgages, cars, and whatever else, of course).
post #27 of 108
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

For what it's worth, I believe in the pre-war period of America, men used to spend about 12% of their annual income on clothes (I believe I have the figure right). Just because they've now decided to take on other expensive purchases, rather than spend the money on clothes, doesn't mean that someone making $50k a year can't afford a $1k suit (should they decide to forgo the mortgages, cars, and whatever else, of course).

 

Men including colored people and immigrants?

 

p.s., there were no income tax, social security, medicare back in those days, ya?

post #28 of 108
I assume they took men as national aggregates, as people seem to be doing in this thread.

And yes, they had income taxes and social security in the mid-20th century.
post #29 of 108
According to this guide, I should be making more money. Ha.

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post #30 of 108
No shoes for the 100K guy? puzzled.gif
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