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Esquire's Salary Based Suit Buying Guide

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Joffrey, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    The article is nonsense, it is merely an advertise for those 'brands'.
    BTW, are those salary taxed?
     
  2. VinnyMac

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    We're here for the same reason...because we like wasting time on stupid things. I'm not a troll. I meant everything that I said in that post. Esquire said that I should spend $1,500 per suit because of my income. I disagreed and gave me $0.02, and that made me a troll? The only obvious thing here is how much of a sheep you are.
     
  3. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Well-Known Member

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    This is hilarious! I lol-ed
     
  4. Frankie22

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    x2
     
  5. JensenH

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    Well said.
     
  6. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Well-Known Member

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    The $7k suit is the crappiest looking one in the entire spread, looks like a pimp.
     
  7. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Well-Known Member

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    Can't tell if your post is tongue-in-cheek or not... but $150k in NYC or SF is not that much money. In Russelville, Kentucky on the other hand? You're livin' large.

    (But, unfortunately, you're livin' large in Russellville, KY)
     
  8. sullivan025

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    That is a paid advertising for those brands, although a good collection of suits.
     
  9. msulinski

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    Why do you think you can get a few suits that fit better than a $1500 suit? You don't even have a specific $1500 suit in mind, so I'm not sure how you think your $500 suits will fit better. $1500 will get you a nice MTM suit, which will fit way better than anything off-the-rack.
     
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    What's with the furniture in the pictures? One has a sideways table, one has a sideways couch, one has a chair on top of a desk.

    I guess the moral of the article is that, independent of salary range, some people are just way too trendy and hip to to be using furniture the way it was intended to be used.
     
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  11. Loathing

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    I don't understand people calling this an advert for the brands included. Why would they have ranked RLPL so far below Atollini and BC, when RLPL's marketing strategy is to present itself as the ultimate luxury. And frankly, RLPL shoes are as good as they come RTW.
     
  12. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Well-Known Member

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    the salary scale should be logarithmic.
     
  13. Mute

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    It's actually John Maddenesque.
     
  14. VinnyMac

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    You can get a good mtm for about $500. I have a shxtload of them. They can look just as good as a more expensive mtm. In my post, I meant $1,500 otr's though.
     
  15. MrBluto

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    Yes there was.
     
  16. David Reeves

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    They don't spend enough on suits considering the salaries.
     
  17. David Reeves

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    Retirement?:rotflmao:
     
  18. MrBluto

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    Thousands of years? The Chinese were primitive by European standards 3k years ago. Confucius is only from 500bc and that's like the beginning of their culture. The Iliad by Homer is older. And the Caucasians living in ANCIENT Egypt built the pyramids earlier.
     
  19. MrBluto

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    The average family in the US spends $1500 on clothes which I guess is like 3% of their income for everyone. Another thing,men who wear suits are going to need at least 5 if they wear them to work. Not to mention a lot of other clothing items.I doubt if some kid making $30k even needs to wear a suit.
    And no, 12% would be extremely high to spend on clothes. 2-3% would be normal so if your income is $300k then about $6k on clothes.
     
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    When 'interesting' ideas of race and history start coming out of he woodwork, you know a thread has run its course...
     
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