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How many shirts do you own?

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

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I have about 40-50 dress shirts, and 5-7 casual shirts. All are bespoke and fit well despite some fraying, so there is no cause to edit.

    I continue to add about 5-6 new shirts annually,
     


  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    At last count, I have 120 dress shirts, possibly more. Then again, I am not normal. I am going to remedy this soon and trim it down to 40 if I ever get organized.
     


  3. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    It depends if they're a good fit.

    If you have 120 well fitting shirts, I see no reason to trim down your collection.

    The only problem is that you never have the fun of buying new ones!
     


  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    300 shirts. 500 shirts. Madness.
     


  5. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Your collection sounds wonderful, I've only got 8 bespoke shirts and am hooked!


    I'd love a wardrobe full of just bespoke shirts.

    Who makes yours, do you mind me asking?
     


  6. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Recently sold 8 so down to about 50.
     


  7. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I have an informal "one in, one out" guidline for my shirts. Every time I acquire a new one (or three) some old ones usually go to Vinnies.
     


  8. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    I'm exactly the same!

    I intend to collect up loads, then 3 wear out all in one go, so I buy a new batch.
    My jeans collection never grows for the same reason!:)
     


  9. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    Last week I ordered 3 BB shirts as they are the only OTR label I can find in my size (16.5 x 37) here in Toronto. When the shirts arrive and if they fit well enough to keep, then I'll be all the way up to 4 shirts. Again, if they do fit though, I'm sure I'll order more.
     


  10. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    I've just got dressed in a white TMLewin shirt that's been worn once, and has shrunk to half its size!

    If it shrinks again I won't get it on - it's like a strait jacket

    No wonder it was on sale at £20, just wish I hadn't bought 2!!:happy:
     


  11. dapperdoctor

    dapperdoctor Senior member

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    I unload shirts on e-bay from time to time in lots of 3. It turns out to be a good value for the buyer and lets me thin down the closet. The problem is that when I unload 3, I buy about 5. It's an imperfect system. :)
     


  12. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    I've done that myself, problem is I offload cheap cheap shirts and buy expensive ones!!

    Theory is great - practice not so great!
     


  13. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    I myself have 30, I feel like my wardrobe is severely lacking now!
     
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  14. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    It depends!

    If your 30 are all a proper fit and good quality, then you don't have a problem.

    If they're all cheap and cheerful throwaways then you do!:)
     


  15. MyOtherLife

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    This is half of my dress shirts. If I started over, I would never own more than 40 shirts.
     


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