Originally Posted by drizzt3117,07 Dec. 2004, 5:53
I think it depends, I'm tending to agree with Dr. Bresch, I think my usual spending on clothing/accessories per year is around $30-50k, give or take a few thousand here or there... I don't replace that many items though, I like to hoard things, I think I've bought about 15 suits this year, about 20 pairs of shoes, 50 ties, 50 dress shirts, 3-4 leather jackets... I don't think it would be difficult for me to spend $50k on clothing, but all at one time would be a bit more than usual. This is almost nauseating actually, to be honest. 50K is by no means unreasonable for a wealthy man that invests in bespoken garments. However, I just don't get why you budget 50K for clothes and you show us these wretched Corneliani blazers on Ebay from 1985. If you are spending 50K, why don't you head over to Orange County's version of Louis Boston and buy Kiton and Brioni off the peg? I don't mean to start a flame here, I'm just curious what your thought process is.
I post random stuff that I buy on ebay on here mainly because I'm not sure when it's from and don't know much about it. If I buy a NWT Brioni, Isaia, Barbera, etc. suit, I know it's brand new and don't need to ask people when it was made etc. The majority of my wardrobe was purchased NWT or like new and is purchased from B&M discounters or NWT/like new on ebay. I have bought probably 10-20 older items on ebay, many of which I've donated for tax purposes. The few older items i've kept have been a couple Corneliani Linea Sartoria navy blazers, the Belvest overcoat, a Brioni suit probably from the mid 90s, and a couple other random items. My current rotation of suits (bought this year) consists of: Brioni navy pinstriped suit (NWT on ebay) Brioni navy solid suit (like new on ebay) Brioni charcoal solid suit (NWT on ebay) Brioni charcoal chalk stripe suit (NWT on ebay) Belvest black pinstripe suit (like new on ebay) Belvest navy windowpane suit (NWT on ebay) Belvest charcoal solid suit (NWT from B&M source) Belvest black solid suit (NWT on ebay) Isaia navy chalkstripe suit (NWT on ebay) Oxxford blue shadowstripe suit (NWT on ebay) Oxxford blue pinstripe suit (like new on ebay) Oxxford dark medium grey suit (NWT on ebay) Barbera solid charcoal flannel (NWT on ebay) I have probably 3-4 other used suits I've bought that may leave the closet, including a couple zegna suits that were bought in "excellent" condition that are probably a couple years old, but most of the older suits I've bought aren't worn. Odd jackets on the other hand, I have probably 5-7 jackets I've bought off ebay in the last 6 months that I wear from time to time, the most common are the BB jackets I've bought and the Brioni vintage blazer I got, which I like quite a bit. BTW, the money i've spent this year for clothing/accessories includes the ~12k I spent on my two Breiting Crosswinds, IWC Pilot Chrono, and F1 Chrono.