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

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  1. deingesicht

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    Since we're on the topic of getting cheap stuff, Just popped into DJs for a lunchtime browse. It seems like we are finally over the whole knit tie fashion phase?

    Belmondo 2" plain black, red or dark navy silk knit ties are on sale for $17 each and there are stacks of them. Obviously they do not have the best hand and are nothing compared to Drakes, but they are very much wearable. I would really want to grab one of the navy ones but I have a ban on myself and an extra tie is hardly an emergency requirement.

    Thomas Pink and Milana ties are also on sale too if you're interested. Geoffrey Beane leather gloves are down to $17 also which is good value as a pair of beaters that you can throw away come spring again or wear for gardening after. Only size L left though. Milana leather cashmere gloves are back again too but only size 10 left(seems like they stash them in a box in the back and bring them out every Autumn as sale item).
     


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    The brick coloured ones look great! So who here hasn't actually got a pair of red trousers or not contemplating getting a pair?:laugh:
     
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    So my new clothing budget is $50/week, for everything except once or twice yearly suit purchases. What do you think, doable?
     




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    Interesting:

    "Allocating funds to each item is fairly simple. Take the annual budget and divide by five. Spend that amount on each suit, odd jacket and trousers, pair of shoes (that might be a tad high on the shoes but most men need to spend more than they do on their footwear) or the year’s shirts and neckties."

    52 * $50 = $2600. /5 = $520

    I'm happy with shoes in the $250-300 range, so that pads the suit budget. I reckon that sounds about right...
     


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    ^^ I reckon you can do with much fewer than 12 suits.

    6 should be sufficient enough.

    6 year round weight suits
    or
    4 year round weight suits + 1 winter weight + 1 summer weight (for variety or season novelty's sake).

    Overcoat over suit for especially chilly days or extra layer of a cotton, wool, or cashmere v-neck jumper or vest under the suit for slightly chillier days.

    Odd jacket and trousers can be part of your professional wardrobe as well if your office only requires business casual,

    Plenty of variety there already. 15 shirts is a must though. 6 pairs of shoes sounds about right.

    But there's NO SUCH THING AS ENOUGH TIES!


    Current spending for the year: 1 set of Wang links, 1 pair of Bexley Shoes, 2 pair of Giordano Chinos. Controlling myself quite well I must say.
     
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    Only if you can roll it over. I think I could do $100, but $50 would have me constantly salivating over almost everything I look at.
     


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    I agree the amount, esp. for those of us on a budget is excessive but I liked the idea of planning your wardrobe, building it year by year and allocating funds accordingly to do so. Guess that is what you need to think about.

    Either that or go crazy, buy too many good things to quickly for your bank balance to handle and then do not buy anything for a few months until you recover ( ie me until visit to UK in July, Blahman's No Purchase Club).
     


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    I think I've now got enough on the shirt, suit, odd jacket knitwear(!!), cufflink and tie front - the good thing is that I can wear odd jackets at work. A couple more pocket squares and one or two pairs of wool trousers would be nice but there's no rush. The only addiction which I can't seem kick (as you might have noticed) is C&J shoes - I've got two pairs of horsebottom shoes on the way right now ...
     


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    Jimbo, to feed your corduroy appetite - http://patrickjohnsontailors.tumblr.com/post/20514440291/tie-drakes-for-p-johnson-cashmere-jacket


    GN - more shoes? Did you rob a bank? Or are you going to need to soon?
     


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    I could easily live with the following


    1x blazer suit
    1x Charcoal worsted 2x pants
    1x mid grey flannel 2x pants
    1x lightweight blue windowpane 2x pants

    6x OTC socks
    3 navy
    1 drk green
    1 burgundy
    1 mid grey

    Odd trousers
    Brown
    Cream linen
    Pull from last 2 suits

    Odd jackets
    Blazer suit
    Windowpane

    Shirts
    6
    Blue x3 plain
    Pink x1
    White x 2

    Shoes
    Black cap
    Black punch caps
    Brown wing tips
    Burgundy Tassel loafer
    Suede half brogue

    Ps
    1x white linen
    2x large design

    Raincoat

    Umbrella

    8 might be kinder on the shirts & socks for obvious reasons

    Formal and casual wear omitted

    Likely missing something.
     


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    6 pairs of socks? Hope you don't wear a pair multiple times before washing...
     


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