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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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    That's your choice too, but unbelragazzo has a good point- the farther you go from the mean (with things like cut, lapel width etc) the shorter the lifespan of "normalcy" of your suit. If you have your own look however, it's never in style and ,conversely, never out of it either.
     
  2. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    +1. Too often seen.
     
  3. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Post hoc ergo propter hoc?

    No I really couldnt care less what Quid can or can't afford. He could be Bill Gates and just as lacking in style.
     
  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    aww, are you still upset that I don't like your ugly double breasted monstrosities?
     
  5. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

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    :lurk:
     
  6. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    :laugh: To be upset, first you have to value someone's opinion....
     
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  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    lol, the feeling is mutual
     
  8. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    FIFY. Sophmorisms are better in the original.
     
  9. projectrtown

    projectrtown Active Member

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    No, you missed the confusing part:


    yacht: And how in the hell would you know how long a good suit lasts?

    quad: oh, thats right, I forgot only you can afford good suits right?

    yacht: Not only me, but certainly not you; by your own admission.

    Yacht, I think, was referring to *how long a good suit lasts* when he said "certainly not you; by your own admission" based on the earlier thread. He was no referring to owning a good suit. This has been the source of all the confusion.

    You are welcome.

     
  10. andrewjames

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    Good line...
     
  11. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    +100 to QuadCam and projectrtown..
    Finally, people who get it.

    I love how the suckers here try to justify overspending by saying this crap will last 10 years.
    For fuck's sake, people have suits that are OUTDATED INSIDE OF A YEAR (see jacket length debates)
    Outside of shoes and belts, anything that's 10 years old is a remote outlier.
    10 year old tie? Pizza explosion on a 4" spread.
    Jackets? How are those massive lapels doing? And center vent? And length to your thighs? Oh, it's hunter green too?
    Pants? How are those triple pleats, and the 15" rise, and the cuffs? Are fat wale cords back in style yet?
    Shirts are disposable staples that stain. Even a $60,000 shirt isn't going to last 3 years (with regular use)

    Buy your stuff EXPECTING it to be in the B&S trash heap inside of 3 years,
    b/c that''s what's going to happen whether you like it or not.
     
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  12. Reevolving

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    If you want a real laugh, dig up the "pinch test" threads of suckers trying to tell the difference b/w fused, 1/2 canvas, and full.
    They can't. Even when told exactly what to look for.
    The only way was to pinch the lapels and spend 20 mins (and 15 posts) trying to decide if you can feel another layer,
    and therefore decide if the suit is crap or not. ROFLMAO !! IF it's that hard to tell, trust me, it's not worth the difference, SUCKER
     
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  13. yachtie

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    You seem to be bound by a premise that you're not stating: If I buy based on a then current fashion then:

    But if I don't, then what.
     
  14. Samovar McGee

    Samovar McGee Senior member

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    This thread is ridiculous. If you want to buy a bespoke suit, go ahead and do it. If you want to buy an OTR DKNY suit, go ahead and do it. If you can find a way to get either, by spending, borrowing, or stealing, then you will have them, and any further question about the matter should be relegated to one's own self alone.
     
  15. projectrtown

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    I hate to push these threads to the point of sounding contentious, but I think you are making too-neat a distinction between what is fashionable and what you find appealing. I find it hard to believe that the current fashions exert no influence, or only a negligible influence, on your taste. If your taste was hermetically sealed from the rest of culture, your choices would seem extremely bizarre to others. If you sample liberally from the "fashion", then I assume that some subset of the choices that seem sage at the moment will seem suspect years from now.

    At the very least that has been my own experience -- that even I find my taste to evolve before the life of my suit is up. Hence I am giving away, or otherwise disposing of perfectly good suits.



     
  16. JDMills

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    $150,001 to $200,000 and up

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    ^^ This, right now I make shit money but I prefer to have a few better things than a lot of crap. But if and when I do start making 100k+ id be looking to spend around 2-3k on a suit, maybe its priority or whatever but if you have a family and kids and a mortgage then obviously this will change.
     
  17. yachtie

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    Believe it. My lapel width is based on my face and shoulders, as is my tie width. I get pleats becuuse I like them, I don't like skinny pegged pants so I don't order them to be cut that way. etc. Yes it's a lounge suit, but it's porportional to me not to what ever is the rage this month. To a "fashionista" trying forever to look "hip" , I'll bet it sounds bizarre.
     
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  18. JamesX

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    Actually most of my suits are Center Vent. They look better for my body shape.

    Just one of those things.
     
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  19. deepitm

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    This is styleforum dude, not a Rich Dad Poor Dad seminar at the Learning Annex so maybe you should lay off the pushing of property ownership.

    Actually, I got to the upper class by shorting the balls off your mortgage in '08. So thanks for the sick suits I bought after my bonus.
     
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  20. benny

    benny Well-Known Member

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    Every man should own one great suit that can last him for years. It is better to invest in one or two good $1K/$2K suits than a dozen mediocre $500 suits.
     

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