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post #31 of 49
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One needs AT LEAST 48 shirts?

I think he just left off the 0
post #32 of 49
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One needs AT LEAST 48 shirts?

That was last count in my closet. Some never see the light of day though

Okayyyyyy..... at least 3 dozen, dress and casuals inclusive.
post #33 of 49
All I know about men's fashion I've learned it in the past 7 months I been visiting this forum. In other words - I don't know jack. However, here's my opinion.

I voted for ties because in my professional and social circles a "cool tie" is a conversation piece. For example, I wore a Talbott penguin print tie to work today that quite a few of my co-workers gave positive comments on. One comment resulted in a long discussion about "The March of the Penguins" which spinned off into an Al Gore debate, whereas I doubt if anyone in my circle could distinguish between a Kiton and a Merona shirt. Sad but true.
post #34 of 49
I voted "shirts" largely because my tie wardrobe is comparatively far superior to my shirt wardrobe. I like ties much better than shirts--consequently I have a lot of good ones. I think I have 20 Canali ties alone, maybe 10 or so Brionis, 4 Charvets, a Kiton, a Bizzocchi, a Battistoni, a bunch of Zegnas and Talbotts and a passel of other quality ties.

By way of contrast, the majority of my dress shirts are Costco button-downs, currently selling for $14.99. The only halfway really good dress shirts I have are five custom made for me by Chan, and even these are from some of the cheaper Italian fabrics offered by Chan in the recent past.

In brief, I am much more a tie man than a shirt man. Hence, I voted for the shirts for some balance.
post #35 of 49
I voted for shirts. I only wear a tie once or twice a week for work (my choice), but I have to wear a shirt everyday. I like the choices of picking out a new shirt over a tie. A tie I pick out the fabric and pattern. I do that with a shirt, plus cuff, buttons, collar and such. More stuff for me to have fun with on a shirt, than a tie. I get compliments on both actually. Today I wore a nice paisley Talbott tie and recieved numerous compliments on it. I also had on a solid gray Paul Stewart shirt, which I also received compliments on. This just happened to be a day that I wore the nicer quality items from my homeless closet. No matter what I can never get enough shirts in my closet (homeless or home). I have not counted recently, but I am around 4 dozen and that is after donated 30 this past January. I only have 2 dozen or so ties I would wear (I have another 100+ that I have saved because they are just so ugly and hideous).
post #36 of 49
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Not really, when you think about it.

*My sole assumption would be that you have enough clothes to at least fill up a washing machine. If not, then yeah, you'll be doing laundry more often, simply because you run out of clothes before you fill up the machine.

Edit: ok, there's a second assumption here - that by saying "I do laundry", you actually mean you are doing the laundry, and not giving them to somebody else to do. Although, quite frankly, I would never let dirty shirts sit around for two months like the guy above.

Actually you're wrong, when you think about it.

Making two trips to the laundromat with 10 shirts each is not easier than making one trip with 20 shirts.

If you have your own washer, killing one Sunday every four weeks on all your laundry is invariably easier than making time for a "laundry day" every two weeks.
post #37 of 49
Shirts. There are many, many occassions when I wear a shirt with no tie. I have yet to encounter the occassion that required a tie without a shirt!
post #38 of 49
Definetly shirts...

However reviewing your answers, many of you said that more shirts lead to less laundry effort.

In my case is the opposite. I launder and iron myself, and I use to do it one a week.

In a normal week I wear probably 7 to 10 shirts, so I do them at sunday...

But with my moving last month I couldn't do it for 2 weekends so now I ended up with more than 20 shirts to iron... and this is way too much for a sunday...
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
Edit: ok, there's a second assumption here - that by saying "I do laundry", you actually mean you are doing the laundry, and not giving them to somebody else to do. Although, quite frankly, I would never let dirty shirts sit around for two months like the guy above.

I don't get this. How dirty do you people get your shirts just by wearing them for one day? So dirty that the shirt can't sit around until you bring it to the cleaners?

Man, we have it too good in this country if people think that wearing a shirt once to the office makes it so dirty that you have to bring it to the cleaners immediately and that you can't even let it sit around until you get around to bringing it to the cleaners.

I try to be environmentally conscious as much as possible, and that means bringing all of my shirts to the cleaners on one trip, not making a trip every single week to bring them to the cleaners.
post #40 of 49
Shirts.

I own a set number of ties (not including bolos and bows), and every time I get a couple of new ones, I pitch an equal or greater number of old ones. Even so, I only wear a fraction of the ones I own. Maybe my tie-rack explains this -- it's one of those made like a hangar with clips suspended such that the ties are arrayed one behind the other. I guess I only bother looking at the first handful or so when I choose one.

I am always looking for more and better shirts. Like JLibourel, my ties are of better quality than many of my current shirts, though I am replacing old RTWs with custom shirts a few at a time.

I also cycle shirts out of the work set into the casual set before I finally (and reluctantly) let them go.
post #41 of 49
I'm loaded up on ties and shirts are far more versatile so this was a very easy question for me.
post #42 of 49
Shirts, gimme' shirts lots and lots of em'.
post #43 of 49
I'll buck the trend. TIES. I tend to get plain colored shirts and then wear patterned ties. I have about a 110 ties and maybe 15-20 shirts that I wear with them. It would be nice to have a few more but I'd still rather have more ties than shirts.
post #44 of 49
Seriously, I wear a tie maybe a dozen times a year. Wedding, funerals, speeches. If I wear a different tie each time, that lasts me two years, easily.
post #45 of 49
I enjoy my shirts *much* more than my ties. I like a nice tie as much as the next guy, but to me a nice shirt that fits well is so much more important. That being said, I voted for ties.

The problem with ties is that I get tired of them and I find that I need a much larger selection to still be interested in them. Whereas I love each and every one of my shirts and am always excited to wear them.
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