Number of shirts in rotation?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheTukker, Jul 29, 2011.

Number of shirts in rotation?

Poll closed Aug 28, 2011.
  1. Less than 10

    26 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Between 10 and 20

    59 vote(s)
    34.9%
  3. Between 20 and 30

    35 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. Between 30 and 40

    24 vote(s)
    14.2%
  5. Bigtimer; over 40 (and wear two a day)

    25 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I think about 25-30 is a good solid rotation, plus throw in 10-15 seasonals or shirts that don't get worn to often and it's more than enough.
     
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    ter1413 Senior member

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    I have appr 40.....20-25ish in my rotation.
     
  3. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Some great responses here; many thanks for sharing! At first, I thought some of you were joking, but then again, this is SF.

    I think I have a little over 30 myself; a little over half of those in rotation. I try to keep the number as low as possible though, by giving those away to charity that I don’t really wear anymore (e.g. don’t like the style or details anymore). Similarly, I have also given quite a few away that were MT online and came out less than stellar.

    Seems like I may use this thread to consider getting some more. Mind you, although I don’t apply the OneShirt concept, all my shirts are white, blue or a combination thereof. I can’t risk jeopardizing my simple wardrobe structure.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At least once a year I go through and clean out anything I don't wear regardless of it's age. I took probably 25 to the Cancer League recently. After that I seem to keep about 45 in regular rotation and another 15 for special seasonal or events.

    I imagine i will be ordering striped shirts this fall, especially pencil stripes.
     
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    I used to have 30 with the summer ones..

    I'm now down to around 20...
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    The seasonal shirts make it about 40, I feel like I could do with a rotation of oxfords and bengal stripes and a few white dress shirts and would be fine since i rarely use seasonal summer shirts. I enjoy my seasonal winter shirts however.
     
  8. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    I have less than 10. And probably only 6-7 of them are in my rotation. I need to get some more.
     
  9. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Approximately 16 at the moment, but gradually increasing.
     
  10. shakattk

    shakattk Well-Known Member

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    50-60. I thnk 30-40 well chosen shirts is optimal.
     
  11. Hornswaggler

    Hornswaggler Well-Known Member

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    Just north of 20, but a couple of those are at the tailor's getting taken in.
     
  12. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    About 30. plus some sport shirts.
     
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    academe Senior member

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    I don't have an exact count but in the 40-50 ballpark. A mixture of formal and casual shirts, including a couple of short-sleeved summer shirts for those warm summer days in Scotland.
     
  14. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I am not sure whether or not to be pleased that Vox has not weighed in.
     
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    There is always room for more shirts. Don't you dare thin down.

    Hopefully by the time you read this you will be back to your senses!

    I really don't have an idea as to the number I have. That said some become favorites and I certainly wear those more often. When a shirt falls into the favorites category, I'll order more in the same cloth.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

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