BTW, are those salary taxed?
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We're here for the same reason...because we like wasting time on stupid things. I'm not a troll. I meant everything that I said in that post. Esquire said that I should spend $1,500 per suit because of my income. I disagreed and gave me $0.02, and that made me a troll? The only obvious thing here is how much of a sheep you are.post #63 of 1089/26/12 at 7:22pmQuote:Originally Posted by jrd617
For those that are following along, Esquire recommends that you spend about 2 cents on suits for each dollar you earn. So much wisdom! The editorial board did an excellent job selecting suits to stick to this roughly linear relationship.
Salary Suit Cost Percent of Pre-Tax Salary
$30,000 $500 1.67% Kenneth Cole
$50,000 $1,000 2.00% Abboud
$70,000 $1,500 2.14% Hugo Boss diffusion
$100,000 $2,000 2.00% Paul Smith diffusion
$150,000 $3,000 2.00% Zegna mainline
$250,000 $5,000 2.00% RLPL
$500,000 $7,000 1.40% Attolini
Also, it's important to note that one attains "Big Timer" status when one hits the $150k salary mark. At that point, you can start buying Zegna mainline. I myself have been able to make this leap, and haven't looked back since. Can't believe I started out as a scrub with a closet full of KC, Abboud, and Hugo Boss diffusion line suits!!!!
Can't wait to hit $500k and purchase my first Attolini!!!!
This is hilarious! I lol-edpost #64 of 1089/26/12 at 7:25pmpost #65 of 1089/27/12 at 2:25amQuote:Originally Posted by suited
The problem with this article is that it's written with no regard to idea that your profession, not your income, weighs more heavily on how much $ one would need to spend on suits. For simplicity, we need to assume that demand is driven by work requirements, and not style or choice, otherwise it would be impossible to categorize people and write the article in the first place. Most Americans that work in an office do not wear a suit, especially someone making 30k. Therefore, he has the option to, and he should, invest in 2 quality suits rather than buying a handful of 4-$500 suits. A man should not be spending more money on suits simply because he has more money, and he should not be buying cheap suits simply because he has less money (unless he is legitimately poor and desperately needs a suit). If you can afford a $500 suit, you can likely afford to save a little longer and buy a quality suit for just a few hundred dollars more, or you could thrift one. The whole piece is just a big pile of shit, really. There isn't a single applicable or helpful tidbit to be found. It is an advertisement, and a window through which readers can gawk at what others making more than them have access to, although I'm sure they consider it helpful to their readers on some level.
Well said.post #66 of 1089/27/12 at 3:01ampost #67 of 1089/27/12 at 3:04amQuote:
Can't tell if your post is tongue-in-cheek or not... but $150k in NYC or SF is not that much money. In Russelville, Kentucky on the other hand? You're livin' large.
(But, unfortunately, you're livin' large in Russellville, KY)post #68 of 1089/27/12 at 3:50ampost #69 of 1089/27/12 at 5:36amQuote:
Why do you think you can get a few suits that fit better than a $1500 suit? You don't even have a specific $1500 suit in mind, so I'm not sure how you think your $500 suits will fit better. $1500 will get you a nice MTM suit, which will fit way better than anything off-the-rack.post #70 of 1089/27/12 at 7:47am
What's with the furniture in the pictures? One has a sideways table, one has a sideways couch, one has a chair on top of a desk.
I guess the moral of the article is that, independent of salary range, some people are just way too trendy and hip to to be using furniture the way it was intended to be used.post #71 of 1089/27/12 at 7:51ampost #72 of 1089/27/12 at 8:42ampost #73 of 1089/27/12 at 9:10ampost #74 of 1089/28/12 at 8:51pmQuote:Originally Posted by msulinski
Why do you think you can get a few suits that fit better than a $1500 suit? You don't even have a specific $1500 suit in mind, so I'm not sure how you think your $500 suits will fit better. $1500 will get you a nice MTM suit, which will fit way better than anything off-the-rack.
You can get a good mtm for about $500. I have a shxtload of them. They can look just as good as a more expensive mtm. In my post, I meant $1,500 otr's though.
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