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Discussion in 'Suits' started by Red Leader, May 3, 2012.

  1. Red Leader

    Red Leader One of the Regulars

    After getting on this forum I've accumulated many vintage clothing items. I have a small closet. I am also married. We share a closet:D. The closet is quickly getting packed...but I keep finding nice vintage stuff and I don't know where I'm going to keep putting it.

    I read a lot of posts here and noting how many times the conversation turns to a new suit purchase, I always get curious about how many suits folks here own. I also struggle with knowing how many suits to keep and how many to get rid of, so seeing where other FL'ers are at may give me some inspiration with the numbers.

    So...since I've joined, my current wardrobe stands at:

    4 overcoats
    6-8 suits
    6-8 sport coats
    2 pairs of shoes
    10 ties

    So...how about you? How many suits do you have? Either in a collection or a rotation. Are they all in your closet, or somewhere else?
  2. Gene

    Gene Practically Family

    6 suits
    14 sportcoats
    10 pairs of shoes
    100+ ties

    Wow, when you take stock like this it sounds like I need to downsize!
  3. buy another wardrobe that's what we did and I filled that one also!
    I guess around 20 ties, 3 cravats, 5 silk-silk wool scarves
    8 overcoats (a couple to trade sell)
    14 suits(again a few to trade that don't quite fit)
    14 sports coats (inc wool blazer, and a 1/2 Norfolk jacket)
    loads of shirts at least 30 all 100% cotton or linen all with vintage style collars none of that modern spread horror in my house thank you kindly!
    3 fedoras/trilbys
    8 'newsboys'
    2 berets
    4 pair braces
    3 pair leather gloves(one pair leather/cotton back driving gloves)
    3 leather jackets
    19 pairs of shoes/ boots(several pair of those to trade/sell)
    only one sad and lonely handkerchief...mustget some more of those!
    need some vintage sunglasses.
    nearly forgot a couple of pairs of 1960's? argyle socks for when I get some breeks/ plus two's/fours.
    most is 'vintage'/ pre 1970 or vintage style
    Last edited: May 3, 2012
  4. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I don't have that much.

    7 vintage sportcoats or orphaned suit jackets
    5 modern (or 70s does 30s) sportcoats
    1 vintage suit
    2 vintage overcoats
    1 Ike jacket and some work shackets
    Some tweed and some linen caps but no proper Fedora
    Many ties but not as much as Gene ;)
    Many shirts. The best are custom made or vintage

    In the future I need some suits (bad luck with them) and better shoes. I never had vintage shoes...
  5. Best guess without counting

    x2 three piece suits
    x8 two piece suits
    x2 dinner jacket/evening trousers
    x1 evening tail suit
    x7 tweed jackets
  6. 5 vintage suits (of which two will be sold soon)
    1 modern suit
    5 vintage trousers
    2 vintage sport coats/orphaned suit jackets
    3 modern sport coats
    2 60's/70's does the 30's sport coats
    1 vintage overcoat
    2 modern overcoats
    1 Vintage Ike jacket
    2 custom made newsboy caps (tweed/linen)
    1 vintage linen newsboy cap
    15 vintage fedoras

    About two handful of ties. Not a single vintage shirt. No vintage shoes (truth be told, my shoe department is a rather dire place anyway).
    Last edited: May 3, 2012
  7. thunderw21

    thunderw21 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Too many but not enough.
  8. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

    Let's see... Not enough.

    4 decent suits
    1 Dinner Jacket
    a couple odd jackets desperately in need of replacement.
    5 or 6 contrasting waistcoats/vests.
    Lots of ties
    not quite as many bowties
    4 knit ties (2 wool, 2 silk)
    About a dozen identical white shirts.
    A few pairs of slacks.

    Oh, and one 30s pattern belt back linen suit in the works.
  9. Dronak

    Dronak Familiar Face

    Taking a quick look, I think I have:

    2 suits
    14 ties (of various types, I didn't check)
    1, maybe 2 pairs of dress shoes
    1 overcoat
    1 trench coat
    1 sport coat / non-suit jacket
    1 vest

    And they're all modern. I don't think I have any real vintage clothing, though some of my stuff is older than others. I've had the trench coat and maybe a few ties for quite a while, but the few fedora hats I have are fairly new. I don't really need to wear dress clothes that often, so I've got a somewhat limited selection for it. It's basically enough for my current needs though.
  10. Otateral

    Otateral Familiar Face

    For me, the discussion is always about "another hat?" and not another suit.

    4 suits
    18 ties
    1 pair of dress shoes, 1 pair of loafers
    1 overcoat
    2 sportcoats
    10 dress shirts

    But I don't wear a suit to work, only on my days off. I think if I wore suits 5+ days a week, I would need more variety.
  11. 2 x 3-pc suits (one more on the way) modern made vintage styling
    x 2-pc suit (modern)
    2 x sport jacket (modern)
    2 x overcoat (modern)
    10 ties (four vintage, six modern)
    8 dress shirts (four modern vintage styling, two on the way, four modern)
    No hat (yet)
    three pairs of dress shoes, modern
  12. Gin&Tonics

    Gin&Tonics Practically Family

    I should show my wife this thread; she might quit thinking I have too many clothes! My wardrobe is pretty sad compared to the gent's here on FL:
    1 x 2 piece suit (started the process of having a new 3 piece made by Maxwell's Clothiers out of Hong Kong)
    1 x orphaned suit jacket and waistcoat from a 3 piece (bit of a story behind that)
    1 x orphaned suit jacket
    1 x tweed sport coat
    4 x waistcoat separates
    6 x trousers, one pair that really doesn't fit and needs to go
    10 x neckties (estimate, I'm not at home to count em)
    1 x cravat/ascot
    1 x silk puff tie
    6x dress shirts (two have shrunk unfortunately and probably need to be replaced)
    1 x trenchcoat
    1 x black duster/oilskin
    1 x brown leather jacket
    3 x pair of shoes (1 brown, 2 black)
    1 x black homburg
    1 x blue trilby with grey check band
    1 x straw hat from a mexican tourist shop

    And then of course I have some jeans, tee shirts, shorts and casual shirts not really worth mentioning. Maybe when I get home I'll lay out my whole wardrobe on the bed and take a picture of it or something lol.
    Last edited: May 3, 2012
  13. Navy, navy pinstripe, grey, charcoal grey, grey pinstripe, grey colored pinstripe, black, olive = 8
    I'm not counting up the blazers/sports coats but safely guess that I've got twice as many of those as I do suits.
  14. 2 suits both double breasted with peak lapels - a greenish one and a black one
    I have a DBPL tux
    a navy blue blazer
    and a light brown camel hair sports jacket
  15. My sentiments exactly!!!
  16. in/y

    in/y One of the Regulars

    Being a large fellow both in hats (7 5/8) and suits (50R U.S.), finding vintage things my size is challenging (a big understatement!:frusty:). At least vintage ties fit me!

    1 vintage DB suit
    0 vintage fedoras
    3 modern fedoras (2 Optimos and a Biltmore)
    5 modern suits, 4 DB, 1 three button. They look much better when wearing a vintage tie
    1 modern DB sport jacket
    30+ vintage self-tie bow ties
    over 100 vintage straight ties
    everything else is modern

    As my work situation changed (for the better) a little over a year ago, I now wear a suit at work about 60% of the time, otherwise my suit collection would be smaller.
  17. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

    Let's see...

    One modern suit, grey.
    One suit from the early 60s... its a hard color to describe, blue/grey/black?
    I have four suits from the 1940s all Double breasted,
    one brown with red/blue pinstripe,
    one dark gray with pinstripe,
    one slate blue with red pinstripe
    and then finally one solid navy blue.
  18. Hal

    Hal A-List Customer

    Though this is a thread primarily about suits, it's good to see the comparatively high ratio of outerwear (including headgear and gloves) to suits and odd jackets. After all, for much (possibly most) of the year in the UK, if you're properly dressed, the outer coat is the first thing seen by others – yet so many British men wear ridiculous outdoor-pursuits jackets over their business suits!
    (would like to PM you on this - we've corresponded very amicably before).
  19. Chaps

    Chaps One of the Regulars

    6 Suits
    9 Sportcoats
    14 Pairs of shoes
    9 Pairs of Cowboy Boots
    3 Fedoras
    10 Cowboy Hats
    30+ Ties

  20. resortes805

    resortes805 Call Me a Cab

    37 suits

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