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How many suits do you own?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I just purchased a new suit for my 40th birthday bringing my tally to 13. How may suits do you own?

I have several different suit makers as for colors and patterns:
2 - Navy
1 - Navy with pinstripes
1 - Blue Steel or as I would call it blue charcoal
1 - Charcoal with blue windowpane
1 - Lighter shade of Charcoal
1 - Light Gray
1 - Black with chalk pinstripes
1 - Black
1 - Khaki
1 - Olive/Tan
1 - Brown with small houndstooth pattern
1 Tux
post #2 of 24

I own five or six and honestly don't feel the need of having more for the moment. 

 

They're all made by Aquascutum/Reiss/Tm Lewin/Tyrwhitt, all quite heavily altered by my tailor (as all my trousers and most of my shirts are! Sad world for skinny guys).

post #3 of 24

1 - Gray

 

The next one will be navy.

post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Half of my suits were purchased in the last three months. I don't know if I have hit my limit, but I do wear a suit 5 days a week so it seemed a necessity. I am one who loves wearing a suit.
post #5 of 24

10 solids in different shades of navy/blue. 

5 solid charcoals 

1 navy pinstripe 

4 tuxedos

 

(You can never own enough navy suits) 

post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

10 solids in different shades of navy/blue. 
5 solid charcoals 
1 navy pinstripe 
4 tuxedos

(You can never own enough navy suits) 

You can never own too many navy suits...but can you own too many tuxedos?
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post
 

10 solids in different shades of navy/blue. 

5 solid charcoals 

1 navy pinstripe 

4 tuxedos

 

(You can never own enough navy suits) 

 

Nor Tuxedos, apparently.  Well done!

post #8 of 24

I just bought one more, bringing my total to 19. The latest addition was a bit of an impulse purchase - a blue oxford cloth suit from J. Crew, and was actually the first thing that I've bought from J. Crew in over 20 years. The idea of a suit of oxford cloth just sounded to interesting to pass on. And to my great surprise, it turned out to actually fit me perfectly and was well worth the $250 or so it cost (including tax and shipping). 

 

That actually makes the sixth suit that I have that really counts as an impulse purchase. The others include three RRL suits that I picked up on business trips to NYC, a J. Press York Street casual cotton suit that I picked up at the YS store in NYC and a fairly expensive Zegna model that I bought at the Tyson's Corner Nieman Marcus basically to kiss up to a potential client when I was doing financial consulting.

 

When I was in my 20s I had sort of a mental list of the various suits that I wanted to have one day. I actually have all of them now, so I may actually never buy another suit again. So unless I see something really exceptional, I don't ever see going from 19 suits to 20 suits.

post #9 of 24
Lets see

1Navy hopsack
Mid gray flannel
Black n white birdseye
Airforce blue flannel
Charcoal worsted 2
Gray worsted
Gray pow
Blue pow
Light gray fishbone
Gray pinstripes 2
Black worsted
Taupe worsted
Navy pinstripe
Brown pinstripe

Thats 16? I think

Plus 6-7 sport coats and odd trousers
post #10 of 24
Twelve in active use - reduced as I no longer work 5 days a week.
post #11 of 24
For those with 10 or more, do you have a bunch of year-round suits, or do you try for a more seasonal wardrobe?
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

For those with 10 or more, do you have a bunch of year-round suits, or do you try for a more seasonal wardrobe?

Seasonal.
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
11 of my suits are warm to moderate weather suits as I now live in Florida. I kept one winter suit and gave my brother 6 of my heavier wool suits. I love living in the warmer climate. For instance on Tuesday I have a meeting in Miami and I am wearing a khaki suit with two toned Allen Edmonds Broad streets (walnut and bone). If I was still living in the Midwest I would question the outfit mid-summer let alone November. But down here its all good.
post #14 of 24
About half are seasonal (3-4 winter) (2-3 summer)
post #15 of 24
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