Which Would You Rather Have More Of?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    Maybe it might be time to try this topic: shirts or shoes.

    That would be even more of a landslide. Except for aportnoy([​IMG]).
     


  2. Milhouse

    Milhouse Senior member

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    I have no doubt that I'd rather have more shirts, and in fact, I do have more shirts.

    a) More shirts means I do laundry less often.

    2) I wear shirts far more frequently without ties than with ties.

    III) When I do wear ties, they are usually used to add a little extra formality rather than make my wardrobe appear more diverse. Thus, a few conservative ties in the basic colors is all I need right now. This point may change as money becomes less of an object. E.g. increasing amounts of money may cause me to reevaluate the role of the tie and enlarge my collection.

    D) I just like shirts.
     


  3. Young Scrappy

    Young Scrappy Senior member

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    Shirts are much more useful.
     


  4. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Good point on the laundry thing. I have more shirts so that I have to bring them to the cleaners less often. I have enough shirts that I only have to make the trip about once every 2 months. But, the main reason is that I just like shirts.

    In fact, my whole foray in this sartorial underworld started with a google search on "custom shirts".
     


  5. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Wow. Apparently I'm in the great minority. I have a lot more ties than shirts, and that makes sense in my mind.

    I'm with you, Alan. I have about two ties for every dress shirt, a ratio that seems about right to me.
     


  6. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    SHOES
     


  7. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    a) More shirts means I do laundry less often.

    Not really, when you think about it.

    *My sole assumption would be that you have enough clothes to at least fill up a washing machine. If not, then yeah, you'll be doing laundry more often, simply because you run out of clothes before you fill up the machine.

    Edit: ok, there's a second assumption here - that by saying "I do laundry", you actually mean you are doing the laundry, and not giving them to somebody else to do. Although, quite frankly, I would never let dirty shirts sit around for two months like the guy above.
     


  8. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Ties are of limited use in the heat and humidity of the summer, but shirts are always needed.
     


  9. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    That would be even more of a landslide. Except for aportnoy([​IMG]).

    he has like 300 borrelli shirts so I think shirts would still win :p
     


  10. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I voted for ties.

    If I really, really had to save money, I would only need a few light blue shirts and the rest of the money could be spent on ties. The more different types of shirts you buy (stripes, different colors, etc.) the more different types of ties you need to fit the shirts.
     


  11. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

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    I choose an option not listed but alluded to. I would rather have more $. [​IMG]

    I have to wear ties every day and do think they can add a touch of style, flair, wildness to one's attire more than shirts can. More people notice a distinctive tie than a distinctive shirt. Ties can be more of a self expressive tool. Having said all that, I love both and have a lot of both. And, I'm STILL waiting to buy my first Borrelli shirt.
     


  12. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have too many ties as it is. I don't see myself buying that many more ties ever again.
     


  13. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Shirts all the way. One needs no more than 2 dozen ties (e.g.: 6 grenadines, 6 printed silk, 6 woven silk, 6 in rustic materials and weaves). But with shirts, one needs at least 4 dozen total.
     


  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shirts all the way. One needs no more than 2 dozen ties (e.g.: 6 grenadines, 6 printed silk, 6 woven silk, 6 in rustic materials and weaves). But with shirts, one needs at least 4 dozen total.

    I could probably get by happily with just the six grenadines.
     


  15. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    Shirts all the way. One needs no more than 2 dozen ties (e.g.: 6 grenadines, 6 printed silk, 6 woven silk, 6 in rustic materials and weaves). But with shirts, one needs at least 4 dozen total.

    One needs AT LEAST 48 shirts? [​IMG]
     


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