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Salary vs Suit prices

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

  1. cuponoodles

    cuponoodles Senior member

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    This. I'm in the 50-100K income bracket myself, and $500 is more or less my hard max for a suit purchase (that doesn't count tailoring expenses into the actual cost, which can quickly add up), and this is coming from someone who values good clothes and is not one inclined to expensive habits. I think spending in excess of 1% of your yearly salary on a suit could be trouble from a financial perspective, especially if you need more than a few.
     


  2. junior varsity

    junior varsity Senior member

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    +1
     


  3. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

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    Another who thinks this is about right.
     
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  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I think the better question to be posed would be 'exactly how much money would I need, at the bare minimum, to be 100% styleforum approved?'
     


  5. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    youre not SF-approved until you're off the salary
     


  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    +1

    Unfortunately. Even us highly compensated wage slaves are still just wage slaves. Our resources could never compare to those who have either had their own independent business success or who came by their financial security the 'old fashioned way' - inheritance.
     


  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    All depends on your allowance for toys.
     


  8. Adarael

    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who comes to StyleForum to seek validation through the forum's approval has deeper problems than "not enough money."
     


  9. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    lurk moar :crackup:
     


  10. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    Another thing to consider is that those who will have more need for nice suits will also more likely live in major urban areas. You can do a lot of commuting in Chicago for $150 per month, whereas a modest car budget in the suburbs would easily be $500+.


    I'm in this bucket as well, single, no kids, not a ton of debt... and I agree 100% that a $3k suit is not on the horizon for me. Another thing to note is that I am in a position where suits are seldom required. A solid 99.9% of the time I can wear a sport coat and trousers, so I might be willing to spend $500-1000 on a sport coat, but I will get some mileage out of it.
     


  11. Adarael

    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    All lulz aside, just because many people fall prey to an illness does not mean it is still not an illness. [​IMG]
     


  12. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    While I tend to agree with this breakdown the most, it places W.W. Chan customers firmly in the realms of six-digit salaries. I wonder if that's really true of all the Chan followers on SF.
     


  13. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    I think that's kinda shocking.
     


  14. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    yeah I agree 100% :fistbump:
     


  15. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    dude, what? Lets say someone makes $60k, so $5k a month. Take out taxes, a little for health insurance and some 401(k), and you're basically in the $3,500 take home. I consider once in a while to be about twice a year. Thats near as makes no difference, 2 whole months salary on 2 suits. no.
     


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