How many suits do you own?

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  1. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    I just purchased a new suit for my 40th birthday bringing my tally to 13. How may suits do you own?

    I have several different suit makers as for colors and patterns:
    2 - Navy
    1 - Navy with pinstripes
    1 - Blue Steel or as I would call it blue charcoal
    1 - Charcoal with blue windowpane
    1 - Lighter shade of Charcoal
    1 - Light Gray
    1 - Black with chalk pinstripes
    1 - Black
    1 - Khaki
    1 - Olive/Tan
    1 - Brown with small houndstooth pattern
    1 Tux
     


  2. Colin Maillard

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    I own five or six and honestly don't feel the need of having more for the moment.

    They're all made by Aquascutum/Reiss/Tm Lewin/Tyrwhitt, all quite heavily altered by my tailor (as all my trousers and most of my shirts are! Sad world for skinny guys).
     


  3. ktennies

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    1 - Gray

    The next one will be navy.
     


  4. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    Half of my suits were purchased in the last three months. I don't know if I have hit my limit, but I do wear a suit 5 days a week so it seemed a necessity. I am one who loves wearing a suit.
     


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    10 solids in different shades of navy/blue.
    5 solid charcoals
    1 navy pinstripe
    4 tuxedos

    (You can never own enough navy suits)
     


  6. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    You can never own too many navy suits...but can you own too many tuxedos?
     


  7. ImTheGroom

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    Nor Tuxedos, apparently. Well done!
     


  8. lwmarti

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    I just bought one more, bringing my total to 19. The latest addition was a bit of an impulse purchase - a blue oxford cloth suit from J. Crew, and was actually the first thing that I've bought from J. Crew in over 20 years. The idea of a suit of oxford cloth just sounded to interesting to pass on. And to my great surprise, it turned out to actually fit me perfectly and was well worth the $250 or so it cost (including tax and shipping).

    That actually makes the sixth suit that I have that really counts as an impulse purchase. The others include three RRL suits that I picked up on business trips to NYC, a J. Press York Street casual cotton suit that I picked up at the YS store in NYC and a fairly expensive Zegna model that I bought at the Tyson's Corner Nieman Marcus basically to kiss up to a potential client when I was doing financial consulting.

    When I was in my 20s I had sort of a mental list of the various suits that I wanted to have one day. I actually have all of them now, so I may actually never buy another suit again. So unless I see something really exceptional, I don't ever see going from 19 suits to 20 suits.
     


  9. dimitrioup

    dimitrioup Well-Known Member

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    Lets see

    1Navy hopsack
    Mid gray flannel
    Black n white birdseye
    Airforce blue flannel
    Charcoal worsted 2
    Gray worsted
    Gray pow
    Blue pow
    Light gray fishbone
    Gray pinstripes 2
    Black worsted
    Taupe worsted
    Navy pinstripe
    Brown pinstripe

    Thats 16? I think

    Plus 6-7 sport coats and odd trousers
     


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    Twelve in active use - reduced as I no longer work 5 days a week.
     


  11. msulinski

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    For those with 10 or more, do you have a bunch of year-round suits, or do you try for a more seasonal wardrobe?
     


  12. lwmarti

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    Seasonal.
     


  13. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    11 of my suits are warm to moderate weather suits as I now live in Florida. I kept one winter suit and gave my brother 6 of my heavier wool suits. I love living in the warmer climate. For instance on Tuesday I have a meeting in Miami and I am wearing a khaki suit with two toned Allen Edmonds Broad streets (walnut and bone). If I was still living in the Midwest I would question the outfit mid-summer let alone November. But down here its all good.
     


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    About half are seasonal (3-4 winter) (2-3 summer)
     


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