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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    I stopped doing the t-shirts under shirt thing during high school. I cannot remember why, but not wishing to look like a dork may have something to do with it.
     
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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    thats very conservative - i doubt people buying MTM pjohnson suits are all buying $70 ties and $100 shirts either? more likely $100-150 per tie and $150-250 a shirt.

    also this excludes knits, scarves, underpants etc!

    But this is ok .. clothes are not free, everyone appreciates this. Just like you pay rent, car etc ...
     
  3. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Agree with this.

    Cost per wear is a great metric. I'm always aware of how long a piece of clothing will last. Then again, I have a couple of suits that are 10 years old and still going strong!
     
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    Hong Kong. Pretty low end stuff.
     
  5. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Man - I'm holding off until blah completes that shoe making course.

    Can't wait for my first pair of blahman wombat shoes. Handmade, handstitched, Good (bad?) year welted, perfect fit and cheap as buggery. Plus the famous blahman lifetime guarantee.

    Whats not to like Gerry?
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    My below knee DB trench coat purchased sight unseen for me by Ms fxh in 1987 - still going strong.

    And looking better than all the bum freezer "overcoats" around
     
  7. The Ernesto

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    Yeah, my grey overcoat is probably 15 years old now.

    Not the greatest fitting garment, but it's wool/cashmere, below the knee and warm.
     
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    I am the first admit that I spend more than most guys on menswear. However, I wonder whether the average SF Aussie member buys quite as many items of business clothings as you have listed?

    Nowadays, I probably buy, per annum:

    1 - 2 suits - $3,000
    4 - 6 ties (although even that is unnecessary) - $400 +/-
    1 -2 pairs of shoes - $700 - $1,000
    6 - 8 shirts - $1,000
    8 pairs of socks: $150
    1 belt: $150
    1 scarf: $150 ?
    Total: $5850, call it $6,000

    That is because I now have a fairly developed business wardrobe. What I have found in recent years - no thanks to SF - is that I am spending more on these items, especially suits and shoes. :embar:

    In terms of casual clothes, I probably buy:

    1 -2 pairs of shoes
    1 jumper
    2 - 4 shirts
    2- 4 polos
    4 -6 t shirts
    1 -2 sports jackets / coats
    2 -3 pairs of jeans / chinos / flannels / shorts
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Mine is THE Famous Blue Raincoat

     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    i didn't know. sorry to hear that.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Let me know privately when you are selling those sheets
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    A classic.
     
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    I can't imagine what you'd buy if you didnt think you had a well rounded wardrobe...
     
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    Yeah I could be taking out a second mortgage otherwise!
     
  15. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    This is where you should be wearing it. One of the many great little cafes in Melbourne!
     
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