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post #46 of 65
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My own personal idea about an appropiate minimum: 1) Ties? 1,255 2) Suits? 202 3) shoes? 192 4) shirts? 517 (including 212 that are 1/2" too small in case you lose weight) 5) cufflinks? 6 6) braces? 29 7) belts? 42 8) watches? 9 9) topcoats? 8 10) macs? 5 (4 Burberry, including two trench) 11) sportcoats? 198
I would triple everything except for shoes just in case. Feet can swell with age, so you need doubles of everything in 1/2 size larger. And you may either gain or lose weight, so everything else should be bought in three sizes, with your current size being the middle.
post #47 of 65
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My own personal idea about an appropiate minimum: 1) Ties? 1,255 2) Suits? 202 3) shoes? 192 4) shirts? 517 (including 212 that are 1/2" too small in case you lose weight) 5) cufflinks? 6 6) braces? 29 7) belts? 42 8) watches? 9 9) topcoats? 8 10) macs? 5 (4 Burberry, including two trench) 11) sportcoats? 198
OMG.... Maybe we do need to start a 12 step group...
post #48 of 65
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My own personal idea about an appropiate minimum: ...1) Ties? 1,255...
OMG.... Maybe we do need to start a 12 step group...
JF. PM me...we need to talk
post #49 of 65
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Brian, That's not enough suits if you are wearing one every day, you run into issues with dry cleaning, etc... and generally you want to take issues with potential food accidents, etc. into account.  I would set 5 as the absolute minimum for someone who is wearing a suit each day. My min wardrobe would be something like the following: 8 suits: 2 navy solid, 1 navy pinstripe 2 charcoal solid, 1 charcoal pinstripe 1 dark medium gray solid, 1 dark medium gray pinstripe 24 shirts: various colors 4 shoes: 1 black captoe, 1 black plaintoe, 1 brown captoe, 1 brown plaintoe 4 belts: (2 black, 2 brown) 15 ties (various colors)
Isn't 15 ties too few and 4 belts too much? Same number of shoes and belts? Are shoes more usefull and gets used quickly than belts?
post #50 of 65
The shoes depend, I was making a list designed for those clients in cold-weather cities, in which they may want to have some shoes with rubber soles for inclement weather. 4 belts may be a few too many, but I like to alternate both design and color with my belts. As for ties, this is a minimum, and I imagine 15 is more than enough for a rotation. Most people have far more, but I think you could easily get away with 15 ties, you would only wear each tie less than once a month...
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oops, that's the combination to my safe, please ignore that reply
post #53 of 65
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(zjpj83 @ Feb. 21 2005,00:34)
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Originally Posted by ernest,Feb. 20 2005,14:01
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Originally Posted by STYLESTUDENT,Feb. 20 2005,22:51
More shoes (at least 10). More belts (at least 3-4). At least 20 shirts (wear once a month-might last 5 years). 40 ties seems excessive-get by nicely with 20).
You can wear them 2 days in a week
ew   You don't clean your clothes after one wearing?
No. I was wearing my business shirts at least twice (business+casual) Now I would wear twice,  wash the collar/cuffs and armpits and wear it again before a full washing.
ewwww...
post #54 of 65
I'm amazed people are so germaphobic they have to wash their pants after every wearing. You're freshly bathed, in a climate-controlled environment most of the time and doing nothing more physically taxing than opening a soda. Who is stinking that badly that they need to clean their business pants after each wearing? OK, if you are commuting by foot or subways in the height of summer or as Ernest said a "worker building highways," well you'll need to launder after every washing. It strikes me as a waste of resources, including the excessive wear on the clothing. And a little bit OCD. Now excuse me while I pick up a piece of clothing to do a sniff test.
post #55 of 65
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The shoes depend, I was making a list designed for those clients in cold-weather cities, in which they may want to have some shoes with rubber soles for inclement weather.  
So shoes are all the more important in this case
post #56 of 65
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Who is stinking that badly that they need to clean their business pants after each wearing?
Those of us suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorders. Heh heh. And I'm sure you're likely to find quite a few on this forum. Personally, I would never wear an item of clothing two days in a row. I used to shower and change my undergarments 3x a day, but thank God I dealt with that little OCD glitch. It was becoming a headache. I also used to brush my teeth a minimum of 4 times daily; once in the morning, after every meal, and then at night before bed. God. What progress I've made, and I didn't even need medicine.
post #57 of 65
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I also used to brush my teeth a minimum of 4 times daily; once in the morning, after every meal, and then at night before bed.  
You should stop. More than 3 time is dangerous for teeth. You should use an hydropulsar instead of a brush for half of your washings. Ask a dentist .
post #58 of 65
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And what about wearing the same watch in a row?
post #59 of 65
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And what about wearing the same watch in a row?
I would take it off for bathing and clean it with rubbing alcohol before putting it back on. Still do, actually.
post #60 of 65
1) Ties? I suppose a minimum would be 10. 2) Suits? 10 3) shoes? 4-6 4) shirts? 20-30 5) cufflinks? They don't wear out but I suppose 5-10 6) braces? I don't wear them so I can't answer that. 7) belts? 4 8) watches? 1 9) coat ? 2 Unfortunately shirts are like crack to me so I have considerably more than 30. I believe I passed the 80 mark late last year. Most of the other stuff I'm close to what I said above.
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