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Salary vs Suit prices

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dingdongbell, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Yep. I detect some chain yanking going on.
     
  2. rohde88

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    +1, necessity clothing + hobby= total spending on clothes...
     
  3. andrewjames

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    As I'm doing some CE on this fine afternoon, I find this in the study materials and thought it was funny.

    " For example, a professional worker may routinely buy a $1,000 suit of clothing, while the low-income earner may consider such a purchase extravagant and buy a less expensive suit."

    I looked through the book to see if there was any determination of what a high and low-income earner was, but was undable to find anything.
     
  4. Hayward

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    Seems to me anyone making under 25k is going to be judged by work product and balance sheet alone, not the cut of his jib. Uniqlo suit seps and all black leather Chucks/Purcell from the custom site or DM gibsons should be fine.
     
  5. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    25k per annum or 25k per month?
     
  6. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    That would be per year.
     
  7. jd2010

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    Lol you're telling me I need to be spending 4-6% of my 6 figure salary on suits?

    Ill stick to good fitting brooks bros suits for 350 bucks during their bogo sales.

    I don't even know where to buy a 3000 dollar suit.
     
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  8. Makoto Chan

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    Well, what do you do fo a living? How old are you? Where do you want to be in 10 years? One might be envious of what you could do with 5% of your salary.
     
  9. jd2010

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    Consulting, mid 20s, retired.

    I just don't see the value of paying 6x more for a bespoke suit over the BB stuff I have. Its not like Im loading up on Men's Wearhouse or Jos A Bank crap.
     
  10. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Cruiser is that you?
     
  11. Makoto Chan

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    Well I'm not someone who believes that there needs to be a formula with your salary on one side and the price of your suits on the other. And if your Brooks suits fit you well, then that's great. So I agree with you.

    I don't know anything about consulting, but I imagine you work with clients who (subconsciously) take note of how you dress. I don't know about your regular expenses, but I think 5% is not a big sacrifice, but it would go a long way towards looking impressive vs looking just good, if you spend the wisely.

    Maybe you've seen these two articles from Will at A Suitable Wardrobe?

    But for you, it might be wise not to spend this money on clothing and that'd be fine too.
     
  12. Quadcammer

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    I'll bet they are not as good fitting as you think.
     
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  13. mlongano

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    I don't mean to laugh but you're a bit on the young side to be doing "consulting", if you mean that in the traditional sense. What could anyone possibly know at twenty-five years of age that's worth paying for?
     
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  14. black_umbrella

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    you could have a PhD.... Then you usually do know something that's worth paying for. Assuming the PhD is in something useful, engineering, etc.
     
  15. mlongano

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    I agree, although the combination of education AND experience is what I look for in a consultant...

    ...I never thought of myself as a "consultant" until I was close to forty years old, and had been in an out of about two hundred different companies, despite my graduate degree and various certifications...

    ...now, at almost sixty, I realize how little I knew at forty!! :nodding:
     
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  16. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

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    envious much?
     
  17. GoldenTribe

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    This is one of the worst threads in MC.
     
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  18. sns23

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    Consulting today, aka, unemployed
     
  19. jd2010

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    Dont tell my employer this plz.
     
  20. MarcInDentonTx

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    FTFY
     
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