Esquire's Salary Based Suit Buying Guide

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  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I think it only took the pro's at Esquire 15 minutes to come up with that advice. Keep practicing to get your time down and maybe there is a job at Esquire in your future.
     


  2. Frankie22

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    You can make damn good money and still be broke [​IMG]
     


  3. mcbrown

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    Seriously... apparently I am running a serious deficit of $3,000 suits.

    Edit: Apparently I owe myself a bunch of even more expensive suits... I didn't read past the ad that popped up after 150k!
     
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  4. rob

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    Well, I have to admit I endorse the article, only because it is the only written source I've seen that says I am not overspending for suits. Indeed - better yet - I may be actually be underspending. Surprised the clothing obsessed such as myself wouldn't be more welcoming to articles such as this.

    Rob, whose frivolity if not vanity may now be justified
     


  5. NotoriousMarquis

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    Okay wait guys, I've really been struggling to understand this but I think I finally get it.

    Is Esquire trying to say that if you make MORE money, you consequently have MORE money to spend on stuff you like?
     


  6. Harold falcon

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    No, you've completely misinterpreted the piece. Go back and read it again but consider Swiftian satire in the back of your mind as you do so.
     


  7. NotoriousMarquis

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    Goddamn it, i completely forgot about satire. This Comparative Literature BA really is worth nothing after all.
     


  8. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    The guy in slide 8 is spot on.

    I actually thought this piece was fairly well put together. It is roughly true.
     


  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Mormons. They could get the black suit, white shirt, and a bike for the budget.
     


  10. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Is that the SF price or the listed price?
     


  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    For what it's worth, I believe in the pre-war period of America, men used to spend about 12% of their annual income on clothes (I believe I have the figure right). Just because they've now decided to take on other expensive purchases, rather than spend the money on clothes, doesn't mean that someone making $50k a year can't afford a $1k suit (should they decide to forgo the mortgages, cars, and whatever else, of course).
     
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  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Men including colored people and immigrants?

    p.s., there were no income tax, social security, medicare back in those days, ya?
     


  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I assume they took men as national aggregates, as people seem to be doing in this thread.

    And yes, they had income taxes and social security in the mid-20th century.
     
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  14. kirbya

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    According to this guide, I should be making more money. Ha.
     


  15. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    No shoes for the 100K guy? :puzzled:
     


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