Salary vs Suit prices

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  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Sometimes it can be, but only in the context of "this is an investment in my future, because it makes me more presentable," for interviews, meeting future in laws, social climbing, or whatever.
     
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    If one has "made it" to the top groups, on probably has found his way through something more substantial than access to a competent tailor.
     
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    There's nothing more embarrassing than a guy wearing a suit that exceeds his trailer park mortgage.
    Oh, and if you're a renter, you have no business spending more than $300 on a suit.

    Under 50K --> $100 suit
    $50k to $100k --> $250 suit
    $100k to $150k -> $250 to $500 suit
    $150k to $250k --> $500 to $750 suit
    $250k+ --> $750+ suit

    Anything aggressively beyond this is mostly lower class behavior.
    Regardless of salary, when assets exceed $500k+, then you can justify a $1000 suit. (Or shell cordovan shoes)
     
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    wow, how many dumb things can you say in one post?

    incredible
     
  6. Macallan

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    +1
     
  7. thenanyu

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    It's funny because while I think this is a stupid post, I subscribe to the philosophy. You must be Asian or Jewish.
     
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    +1, but I think its too soon to pull out the race/religion card. Which reminds me of a good joke...
     
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    Speaking of Jewish jokes. " a Jewish boy asked his father for 5 dollars. Dad responds, 4 dollars! What do you want with 3 dollars? "
     
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    You son of a...
     
  11. landshark

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    Let me clarify myself. Basically anything after your expenses and savings is the money you can use. I considered savings an expense, but I see how that was misinterpreted.
     
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    This is a weird post. I agree with the first few lines and the under 50k group. I have seldom seen anyone independent earning under 50k in anything but the $99 rayon special from JC Penney. However, a $1000 is hardly an extravagance to someone earning over $75k and living well within their means. The cost of living does not increase in a precisely linear fashion. Ex, my grandfather has 100 times the cash assets and 10 times the property assets of my mother but 3 times the necessary expenses (food, utilities, taxes).
     
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    Agreed, +3 to the outlandishness of this post. Renter? What about the city dwellers, where property ownership is impractical or unattainable for whatever circumstance? Your rash generalizations are hilarious.
     
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    Which pretty much makes a thread like this, or any thread asking a similar question, pointless.
     
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    If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

    I've got a friend in securities who knows somebody..I'd invest half a million with them, then take the rest....
     

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