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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    How many of these elements should somebody wearing a suit every days own* ?

    1) Ties?  My reply = 40
    2) Suits? 10
    3) shoes? 6
    4) shirts? 15
    5) cufflinks? 3
    6) braces? 4
    7) belts? 1
    8) watches? 2
    9) coat ? 2
    10) mac ? 1

    * not to be wearing the same clothes all the time and not to wear out them in a short time.
     
  2. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

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    I would multiply the number of shirts and belts by three. Otherwise I could live with these numbers.

    B
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I would increase suits by 5, add between 4 and 6 sport coats for the weekend as well as ten pairs of odd trousers, triple shirts and belts and double cufflinks.
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Lots more shirts.
     
  5. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    More shoes (at least 10). More belts (at least 3-4). At least 20 shirts (wear once a month-might last 5 years). 40 ties seems excessive-get by nicely with 20).
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    45 shirts? Are you kidding? I find that incredibly ridiculous -- not to have 45 shirts, but to set that as the minimum. Are you we talking 45 dress shirts? I think I might have 45 shirts if I add together my polo shirts, my casual long-sleeve shirts, and my dress shirts.
     
  7. ernest

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    I am talking ONLY about dressed clothes (because it is always possible to wear during the WE these shirts)
     
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    ernest Senior member

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    You can wear them 2 days in a week
     
  9. ernest

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    50 suits?

    Ok I see add and not multiply.

    = 15 suits....
     
  10. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    (STYLESTUDENT @ Feb. 20 2005,22:51) More shoes (at least 10). More belts (at least 3-4). At least 20 shirts (wear once a month-might last 5 years). 40 ties seems excessive-get by nicely with 20).
    You can wear them 2 days in a week
    ew You don't clean your clothes after one wearing?
     
  11. ernest

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    (ernest @ Feb. 20 2005,14:01)
    More shoes (at least 10). More belts (at least 3-4). At least 20 shirts (wear once a month-might last 5 years). 40 ties seems excessive-get by nicely with 20).
    You can wear them 2 days in a week
    ew  You don't clean your clothes after one wearing?
    No. I was wearing my business shirts at least twice (business+casual) Now I would wear twice, wash the collar/cuffs and armpits and wear it again before a full washing.
     
  12. zjpj83

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    Sorry, don't know if anyone else on this forum does the same, but I think that's gross. Everything I own that is washable and does not have to be drycleaned - shirts, jeans, trousers, etc. - I wear once and then wash.
     
  13. ernest

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    Many people do the same (even if they do not tell it) You wear a jean only once and wash it? This is crazy. Are you a worker building highways?
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Well Ernest, some of us ARE working (or practicing) and thus our clothes get dirtier faster.

    koji
     
  15. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    I was talking about work of course as subjetc was business shirts.

    Anyway I think most of people wouldn't get dirty faster by working than by chating on a forum.
     
  16. zjpj83

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    It's not a question of dirtiness, really (though it really is.) Why take a shower and then put something against your skin that has all of yesterday's dirtiness on it?

    A dress shirt should be crisp and fresh. Dress shirts start to look "worn" by the evening, let alone a second day of wearing. When I put on a shirt in the morning, I want it to feel fresh and crisp and completely un-wrinkled and unworn, not smelling slightly like yesterday's cologne or looking slightly droopy and less sharp than a clean, ironed one.
     
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    Dont' take any shower and the problem is solved.
     
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    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    (zjpj83 @ Feb. 21 2005,01:59) Why take a shower and then put something against your skin that has all of yesterday's dirtiness on it?
    Dont' take any shower and the problem is solved.
    Now let's all rise and sing the French National Anthem...
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Or partake in a 'french' shower (excessive cologne).

    koji
     
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    Do you stick so much?
     

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