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How many suits?

 
#1 How many suits?
04/03/2008 19:25

Suits you sir

How many suits should a reasonable person have for work? Not a fashion horse, just a reasonable person.

And how often should they be rotated? Daily? Weekly?

Honest question - I'm going to buy some suits at the weekend. Currently I've got 3 decent suits, and 2 scraggy ones which I can wear at a push.

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#2 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 08:13

Tailor to Suits you sir (#1)

Anywhere between 15 and 20 is fine.

On a related note, please can anyone advise how many underpants I should have for consultancy, and how often I should rotate them?

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#3 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 09:15

anon to Tailor (#2)

It depends who your clients are.

My client dresses very casually so if i turn up in a suit i'll look like a 'consultant' or a ponce which naturaly isn't a good thing. That said if my clients were in financial services I'd wear suits more often.

2 should be fine and some spare trousers etc. to wear without a suit jacket.

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#4 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 12:29

ta to anon (#3)

I have 2 suits with 2 pairs of trousers each.

You don't really want to pack more than one jacket but will want to rotate the trousers.

The second suit is just for variety.

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#5 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 13:16

Tintin to ta (#4)

Assuming you have to wear a suit 4 or 5 days a week, either on client-site or in your office:

2 Good Suits (when you have important meetings, workshops, have to meet many people)

AND

3 every-day average ones (for days when you wont have many meetings)

You need to review which ones are Good and which have now turned Average from Good, every 6 months and then buy one accordingly.

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#6 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 17:52

sartorialist to Tintin (#5)

I would double every answer by 2. You will need two sets; one for summer, one for winter. Since global warming, UK summer's demand lighter fabrics. I would personally suggest at least 2 for summer, 2 for winter, and 4 all-season (good for spring, autumn and warm winter days).

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#7 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 18:09

KeepDiscovering to sartorialist (#6)

How about ties? I have 3 sets of suits, each two trousers. Matching these are 9 ties. 2 of them are more conservative and I usually knot them when having more important meetings. The others also give me an elegant but less 'heavy' look.

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#8 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 18:18

anon to KeepDiscovering (#7)

What do you do during the less important meetings? Not knot them??

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#9 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 18:55

Big Frank to anon (#8)

How many slices of toast should I have in the morning? Butter or flora? Bearing in mind that butter might make me a chubber. Is jam too extravagant?

Worst thread ever.

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#10 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 20:09

Fat Frank to Big Frank (#9)

Disagree - this is a good thread. If it is so bad why not ignore it?

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#11 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 20:20

Taxman to Fat Frank (#10)

Sir in answer to your consulting underpants query may I assist thus:

The consulting underpants trade is facing heavy losses due to quality issues and of course the issue surrounding mr paxmans ballsacks focussing us on the prime directive of consulting underpants vis scrotal positioning.

Now whilst this is our desired outcome ie : scrotal comfort, support whilst hiding the sausage correctly we are faced with cost issues for the 'supreme gussett'.

Therefore one pair of ultimate consultant scrotal scapers can be utilised thus:

Monday : Normal

Tuesday Back to front

Wed : Normal and inside out

Thursday Back to front and inside out

Friday : Normal

Saturday : wash

Sunday : dry on a 'gussett rack'

Sorted!

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#12 RE: How many suits?
05/03/2008 20:24

KeepDiscovering to Fat Frank (#10)

I do, even when without meeting.

If suits are not important, why so many professionals spend thousands of dollars on their favourite striped jackets? Because they are not intelligent enough to spot that this is just a piece of cloth for protection?

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#13 RE: How many suits?
06/03/2008 03:05

anon to KeepDiscovering (#12)

hmm

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#14 RE: How many suits?
06/03/2008 03:21

neu-bee to Taxman (#11)

This forum comletes my life...

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#15 RE: How many suits?
06/03/2008 06:01

anon to neu-bee (#14)

btw, if you were considering using Raja Fashions (of the 'Mr Daswani' adverts in the Economist), take a look at the link below:

http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews111879.html

...I wish I had!

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#16 RE: How many suits?
06/03/2008 13:44

Taxman to Taxman (#11)

Just like to point out that if female you can sell items on e-bay after Friday, not so if your male...

Just FYI , the old profiteering

Sir in answer to your consulting underpants query may I assist thus:

The consulting underpants trade is facing heavy losses due to quality issues and of course the issue surrounding mr paxmans ballsacks focussing us on the prime directive of consulting underpants vis scrotal positioning.

Now whilst this is our desired outcome ie : scrotal comfort, support whilst hiding the sausage correctly we are faced with cost issues for the 'supreme gussett'.

Therefore one pair of ultimate consultant scrotal scapers can be utilised thus:

Monday : Normal

Tuesday Back to front

Wed : Normal and inside out

Thursday Back to front and inside out

Friday : Normal

Saturday : wash

Sunday : dry on a 'gussett rack'

Sorted!

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#17 RE: How many suits?
06/03/2008 15:32

TC to Taxman (#16)

Suits? Well we all need a few but not many!

Why not spend your hard earned cash on something more exciting rather than a wardrobe full of suits?

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#18 RE: How many suits?
06/03/2008 17:50

sartorialist to TC (#17)

there are few things more exciting than a good outfit.

what do you find exciting (worth your money)? fast cars? ipod? lap dances? champagne?

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#19 RE: How many suits?
10/03/2008 11:25

attitude to Suits you sir (#1)

Currently I've got 19 and that's way too many - 5-10 is a decent amount - but for me it depends on client relationship acitvity / presenting / board meetings (most of my work....).

As for underpants - most consultants need loads as they often have to wear 2 pairs - one under the trousers and one on their head to cover the genetalia sticking out of their forehead.

cheers

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