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post #27601 of 37428
Self Imposed Limits
Suits: $2,000
Shirts: $300
Trousers: $400
Ties: $150
Shoes: $800

I seek quality over quantity.
post #27602 of 37428
Thread Starter 
Does anyone actually prioritize quantity (for quantity's sake)?
post #27603 of 37428

^^^^

 

Yes.  Everyone who wants lots of crappy stuff please raise your hands ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #27604 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

^^^^

Yes.  Everyone who wants lots of crappy stuff please raise your hands ...

Cheers,

Ac

Just waiting for walmart to start selling suits
post #27605 of 37428

I wonder what Vox's or Foo's limits are... surely they put the pocketbooks of us mortals to shame :worship:

post #27606 of 37428
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Self Imposed Limits
Suits: $2,000
Shirts: $300
Trousers: $400
Ties: $150
Shoes: $800

I seek quality over quantity.

 

For me....

 

Self Imposed Limits: none that I'm aware of.

 

Edit: just to make clear: there are certainly limits, but they are not self imposed :D

post #27607 of 37428
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Self Imposed Limits
Suits: $2,000
Shirts: $300
Trousers: $400
Ties: $150
Shoes: $800

 

 

Beats me on all counts.  A few times I've paid more than 100 USD for a tie (including shipping), but that's the closest I get to any of these in any category.

 

For whatever reason I find myself less excited about things the farther they get from my torso.  By the time I get to my feet I find myself averse to large cash outlays, however much I might admire a beautiful pair of shoes.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

P.s.:  Noodles, you didn't mention belts, which is what started this.  I'm guessing around $10,000?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #27608 of 37428
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

For me....

 

Self Imposed Limits: none that I'm aware of.

I'm not sure what mine would be exactly, but here is what I'm in the process of obtaining:

 

Suits: ~$6,500 (I'd probably draw the line right above here, though)

Shirts: ~$1,150 (same here)

Shoes: ~$4-5,000 (could conceivably spend a bit more)

Ties: $150 (although I could see myself spending more and probably will at some point in the future)

post #27609 of 37428
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Starbucks is the Jos. A Bank of coffee shops.

 

And just like that a Jos. A Bank banner is hovering over this thread.  Next time, let's try "Starbucks is the supermodel of coffee shops."

post #27610 of 37428
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

 

And just like that a Jos. A Bank banner is hovering over this thread.  Next time, let's try "Starbucks is the supermodel of coffee shops."

Totally random, but you're now at 3,333 posts (caught the corner of my eye).

 

You should totally pull an @Manton move and just edit that one post for the next while. 3 is a cool number :slayer:

post #27611 of 37428
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

For me....

Self Imposed Limits: none that I'm aware of.

Edit: just to make clear: there are certainly limits, but they are not self imposed biggrin.gif

Trust fund, eh? Nice.

wink.gif
post #27612 of 37428

Fun game. I mostly lurk because I'm mostly broke and about to start medical residency in a year so here are my current limits and also what I think I'd be willing to pay while in residency/soon thereafter:


Suit: $400 ($600) - I just don't wear suits enough to justify spending more. Would like to be able to purchase fully canvassed eventually. Even when I'm a practicing Psychiatrist I imagine I'll wear an odd jacket and trousers on private practice days more often than a suit. And it's just more practical when bouncing between private clinic and county hospital to be able to take off an odd jacket and not worry about damaging a matching set of pants.

Jacket: $300 ($600) - Most I've spent RTW is around $280 on sale, I usually buy on Yoox or Ebay. Living in TX I would like to eventually have a fresco jacket made and that'll break the budget but I'd still try to shoot for sub-$800. I feel like I have a ton of options in this price range, both new and used.

Trousers: $100 ($100) - Lots of thrifitng and ebaying going on here for pants that usually retail north of $200-250. The most I've ever paid was $70 for a pair of Luciano Barbera gray flannels. Been pretty fortunate. Wear my trousers hard and frequently so I don't want to pay much more as I think regardless of quality I'll be going through them rather quick. Have a big collection already including lots of Corneliani for PRL w/ forward pleats which suits my frame and tastes nicely.
Shirt: $45 ($100) - Basically I'll move up to Kamakura but I'm in TX. It's hot. I know these will get worn out quick no matter what because I'll do quite a bit of walking outdoors.
Square: $30 ($40) - Eh. I like the Drakes squares I've gotten on sale. Don't feel a need to go above that really and don't wear squares that often
Tie: $40 ($80) - Pretty happy with what I can get at these price points on Styleforum/Ebay/places like the Knottery
Shoes: $300 ($450) - The most I've spent is $435 on a pair of NIB cordovan RL Marlow wingtips $460 on new #8 shell Alden boots. I try to buy new and I've generally been happy with options at this price point. Moving away from AE to Carmina because they're just more comfortable for me
Socks: $8 ($15) - Lands End used to have great merino OTCs, looking for another cheap supplier now
Belt: $30 ($70) - I have one AE full grain belt and it's incredible. Willing to pay for more belts like this, it just makes such a huge difference in how things feel as the day goes on.


Edited by losrockets - 7/13/15 at 8:02pm
post #27613 of 37428
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

I'm not sure what mine would be exactly, but here is what I'm in the process of obtaining:

Shirts: ~$1,150

Wat
post #27614 of 37428
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


Trust fund, eh? Nice.

wink.gif

 

LOL. More like someone who doesn't quite trust me handling our funds :embar:

post #27615 of 37428
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

LOL. More like someone who doesn't quite trust me handling our funds :embar:

Does she give you an envelope every month marked "clothes" with a certain amount of money which you have no control over inside? :D

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