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How many shirts do you own?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by madaboutshirt, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've got a good selection to cover all occasions!!

    I'd like 20- 30, but only have 13 and on a clothing ban as I've spent a lot recently...shearling jacket, lots of jeans etc!
     
  2. Hirsh

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    Still on 13 but some wearing out

    2 year ban is just never going to happen as I love clothes so much!:)

    Will probably go to Richard Anderson on Savile Row for next batch...
     
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    Sean O'Flynn???

    He is very very good.
     
  4. spang

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    Do you guys differentiate between shirts you wear with and without suits, with and without tie etc?
     
  5. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    The most recent batch I had from him shrank, so no! :)
     
  6. Isolation

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    Well I separate my casual and formal shirts and that's pretty much enough. Some outfits straddles both though, like linen suits can be worn with more casual shirts and blazer flannel outfits can be quite formal with shirts.
     
  7. Hirsh

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    I don't separate, I have 13 in total and rotate about half a dozen ar a time
     
  8. Hirsh

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    My last S O Flynn wore out so I'm down to 12...

    Think I'll need to shop soon:)
     
  9. Hirsh

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    6 bespoke /6 rtw but I tend to wear the older rtw ones as pyjama tops as well

    Not sure whether to buy a bundle of rtw or a few bespoke and try a new Shirtmaker...

    Rtw much cheaper but don't last that long as they shrink or the cuffs go..
     
  10. Tried and True

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    Or you could have a value priced shirtmaker like Luxire copy your bespoke. Better fit than RTW at a much lower price point. Fabric being the wild card. Just an idea.
     
  11. Hirsh

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    Found bargains at Thomas Pink Sale!

    Ordered 4 shirts

    Now total count is 16 which is much better:)
     
  12. Hirsh

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    Ideally I'd like another 4 bespoke shirts, bringing me a to a total of 20 :)
     
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  13. powerkicker

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    About 20 dress shirts. 4 whites, 4 blues, the rest are a mix of checks, stripes and bolder colored solids.
     
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    Looks great, all neatly pressed hanging like that - it's exactly how I store my 16 shirts!

    I'm hoping in the autumn to add 4 more bespoke shirts, but I prefer summer shirtings so may wait until next spring
     
  16. Tried and True

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    I just got a call from my daughter who is staying at my place in New York. She found buried in a closet an unopened shipment from Turbull & Asser post marked 1998 which contains a dozen brand new shirts. :embar:
     
  17. Hirsh

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    Oh wow - you lucky thing!

    Bespoke or rtw?

    More importantly, do they still fit you?!

    I think I'm going to hang on for 4 new shirts until next spring, as 16 shirts is enough to get me through the winter:)

    Today I'm wearing a greatly reduced (£79-£29) Thomas Pink pink end on end shirt, but I would like 4 more bespoke shirts, which I can't manage this year :-(

    I love going through fabric swatches but it's an expensive hobby!:)
     
  18. Tried and True

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    They are bespoke and should fit as I occasionally wear others from that era. They are all stripes, which I don't wear much these days. My daughter said that she would take them if I don't want them.

    Those shirts reminded me of the bespoke process that the T&A NYC store used back then. They would measure you, make a pattern from the measurements and then fax the pattern to London where the shirts were then made.
     
  19. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    All bespoke?

    Your collection must be worth enough to buy a small car!:)!

    Unless I love something in the AW collection, I'm sticking at 16 shirts ATM!
     
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  20. Tried and True

    Tried and True Well-Known Member

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    My shirt fetish can be traced back to the shirt scene in 'The Great Gatsby' which I saw as a kid.



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    "I've got a man in England who buys me clothes".
     

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