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How many suits do you really NEED vs. OWN?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vida, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Romeomikehotel

    Romeomikehotel Well-Known Member

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    How many suits do I need? 2 (charcoal and black)
    How many do I want? All of them.

    I own probably 15 suits and wear maybe 10 of them anymore. When I first started my professional career I went the Jos A. Bank route and got 4 different suits (which I no longer wear). Then I picked up two Pronto Uomo suits, of which I still wear the charcoal occasionally. Now days I'm wearing nicer suits and have few more in the rotation. My current lineup is a bit beyond the traditional charcoal and blue but it works for me and I have the traditional stored away if I need them.

    Here's the suits in my daily rotation at the moment.
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    LeBois New Member

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    YOU CANNOT BE TOO RICH TOO THIN OR HAVE TOO MANY SUITS.
     

  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    vida Senior Member

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    I started this thread six years ago, so let me reply to my initial post:
    I own five suits, all of which can be worn year round. This is about two or three less than I typically had in my rotation years ago. Four are navy, one is grey.
    What has changed? I now own about six jackets compared to 1 or 2 at the time of my original post. Two are seasonal, the remaining four can be worn throught the year.
     

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    Proleet Senior Member

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    I own 8 and could probably by with around 3. It's nice to have some options though (although I'd rather get more shoes than more suits at this point)
     

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    6 years on still on 5? You have better self control than I'm. I have sold stuff but I still have 20+ suit and probably 15 SC...
     

  7. vida

    vida Senior Member

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    I have a one-in-one-out rule I try to stick to.
     

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    GBR Distinguished Member

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    I own 33 suits of which 17 are regularly in use, some occasionally, some never. Time for a cull methinks.
     

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    I've 6 in total and 4 in current rotation - quite balanced between blue and grey with one in brown with greenish hint
     

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    I've flirted with the idea of just having 3-4 suits and just get by with sports jackets but I never get to the point of trying to move/sell them as it takes time to get all the information.
     

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    I'm up to 25 with 10 sport coats. A mix of summer and three-season suits with only a few winter suits as it's never that cold here in DC. work requires a suit and tie, sometimes sport coat and tie works as well. Mix of solids, pinstripes and plaids. Kind of a hobby as well and I love to try out different makers but not at Dirnelli-levels.
     

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    Those hangers tho.......
     

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    I own 4 suits 25 sc and 30 odd trousers obviously wear Sports coats and trousers much more than suits. I love the versatility of sport coats and odd trousers. And fortunately my work is business casual.
     

  14. Romeomikehotel

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    lol I'll admit to paying zero attention to my hangers but I'm not against replacing all of them. Any recommendations?
     

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    The easy answer is hanger project or butler luxury. But at 25-30 bucks per hanger they're not inexpensive.

    But I can't justify not spending a lot of hangers when dropping thousands on bespoke.
     

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