How many shirts do you own?

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

  1. needler

    needler Senior member

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    It keeps growing. Up to like 25 now. But 3 or so are my very favorites and I feel bad wearing them for non-special occasions. Probably need to get over that.
     


  2. BAB

    BAB Senior member

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    i've got about 40 shirts, most of them are english (h&h, tml, h&k, h&c, ct, coles)
     


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  4. madaboutshirt

    madaboutshirt Senior member

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    PS madaboutshirt - Eton are a Swedish brand.
    thanks, I think this is their website: http://www.etonshirts.co.uk/about_us.php As you said, its a Swedish brand. However, I read somewhere on the forum that their shirts are not made in Switzerland (or Sweden), though they do exclusively use Swiss cotton. There is no label on the shirt that says where its made in. edit: oops, I meant Swiss cotton. fixed.
     


  5. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    How's the quality of swedish cotton? I don't hear them mentioned much.
     


  6. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    Never mind. I just checked their website and it's swiss cotton.

    Don't know much else coming out of sweden excpet IKEA and Eleiko.
     


  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    And Saab....
    Swedish girls are also quite attractive..
    I have 1 Eton shirt bought during the harrod's sales...
     


  8. Dan Morris

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    Hi,

    Winter & Cooler weather shirts 140 = a mix of Cotton, Wool & Cotten, Cotton & Cashmere, for both business & casual.
    Summer & Warmer weather shirts 160 = Most business shirts (about half) which are all long sleeve are Cotton, the casual shirts are a mix of Cotton, Linen, Cotton & Linen in both short & long sleeve.
    Few of any of the above are not natural fabrics. Most are either Polo Ralph Lauren or Brooks Brothers, none purchased at full retail price.
    Also since the rotation is about three times a season, some of these shirts are close to 25 years old.
     


  9. madaboutshirt

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    Never mind. I just checked their website and it's swiss cotton.

    Don't know much else coming out of sweden excpet IKEA and Eleiko.


    I got Swiss and Swedish mixed up. English is not my first language [​IMG]
     


  10. FStyles

    FStyles Senior member

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    4 Zegna mainlines
    2 Etro for Fridays and weekends
    1 Isaia Yellow Strip that's NWT and doesn't fit me (anyone?)
    1 Ferragamo Gray Stripe
    1 YSL French Cuff
    3 Armani Collezioni various styles
    2 Borrelli in various stripes
    3 Hickey in Lavender and Pink/blue stripes
    3 Neiman Marcus House Brands with contrast cuffs
    3 PINK in lovely colors
    5 Hugo Boss Black Labels (Stop it. Please, they fit me nice)
    3 Robert Grahams
    3 Thomas Dean/Tailorbyrds
    2 Club Monacos my Fiance got me
    about 20-25 Banana Republic shirts (Circa 2005)

    = I'd say in the neighborhood of ~ 55-65 Sport Shirts.
     


  11. super1flavor

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    Holy Batman, folks!!!!

    Just came across this thread while doing a little research. I must go bang my head against the wall now. I just unloaded a bunch of very nice quality shirts and I thought having about 15 remaining was still too much. 100!!!!??? Good god.

    I don't know. Now I am having sellers remorse. Plus I am very cautious, but shirts in particular, even cold hand washed don't last long. I get maybe a couple good seasons before they're ready to be placed in the out box. I'm all about ordering a couple new poplin whites or blue oxfords every Spring.

    All my shirts are custom order from a high end shop in NYC.

    I mean what can someone possible do with more than 20 shirts? 30 max. It's a honest question? I'm trying to understand if my method (annual re-ordering of same shirts) makes more sense than having 50,60,70 or (for the love of god) 100 shirts? How does someone even get dressed in a timely manor in the morning with 100 shirts to choose from?

    Wow.
     
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  12. super1flavor

    super1flavor Senior member

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    ...and this thread seems to challenge much of what I read these days by many in the fashion world that consistency and a "uniform" is ultimately the best thing for a man. One of my buddies, a French guy, pretty much always wears a pressed white shirt in or out and always looks sharp. Like every day.

    I just read something on Mr. Porter to A similar extent. I look at some of the most established people in the world and all I can remember is them wearing the same thing like a uniform. In my industry this is true that some of the most successful people seem to always have the same thing on.

    I think the best thing I read about this is being a known quantity and if in business, the other party knows what they'll get. And here "was" my previous dilemma. I would often have too much to choose from and stupidly thrown on a plaid print shirt with slim jeans and boots when the occasion didn't call for it. Repeat offender here.

    Gotta go to the gym now. I'd really love to hear some opinions on this.
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think there's a "right" way to do it. There are dudes well known for their dress who did not wear a "uniform" - the Duke of Windsor is the one I can think of off the top of my head. On this forum, there are posters whose dress changes a lot day to day whose style I admire.

    Do what makes you feel most comfortable. If you like the simplicity and consistency of something similar day after day, do that. If that bores you, then have fun with different things. This is a higher variance strategy, of course. And you're more likely to be thought of as a clothes horse this way. But I don't think one path is necessarily more "correct" than the other.
     


  14. ballmouse

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    I imagine people that wear jackets and ties would have fewer shirts since ties and jackets can drastically alter one's appearance even with the same white/blue shirt.

    But that's only if someone has limited their clothing budget. I have a feeling many people would spend the same amount on shirts no matter the wardrobe.
     


  15. JLibourel

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    I think I've got 85 at the moment--dress shirts and sports shirts.

    I don't think this is excessive. I have some good ones and some cheaper ones for walking the dog and other quotidian tasks. I have lightweights for hot weather and heavy shirts for cool weather.

    In the past couple of years I have become a big fan of Mercer BD shirts. I am up to 10, and I expect to order a couple more before the year is out.
     


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