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How many suits do you own?

mjd

New in Town
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30
Location
Canada
20 suits
50 ties
9 sports coats
10 hats (7 fedoras)
2 overcoats
3 trenches
18 dress shirts
6 pairs dress shoes
 

Dick Ireland

Familiar Face
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71
Location
The Land of Pleasant Living
I wears a suit and fedora five or six days a week, something "casual" with a cap the rest.

4 single-breasted 2pc suits
1 double-breasted 2pc suit
3 single breasted 3pc suits
1 orphaned coat and matching waistcoat
1 tweed sportcoat
at least a dozen hand-me-down ties

It gets me through. I need a summer coat, though. I'm currently roasting!
 

Red Leader

One of the Regulars
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161
Location
Front Range, CO
I need a summer coat, though. I'm currently roasting!

Me too. I've come across several linen sport coats and a linen suit as well. However, I'm having good luck finding vintage stuff at a casual pace so I might just wait till something turns up. I have several modern ones and as I find their vintage equivalent, I'll probably donate the modern ones to make room. Might be good to keep just 1 or 2 modern ones for more 'risky' ventures through (BBQs, etc).
 

Papperskatt

Practically Family
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506
Location
Sweden
Apparantly I own more suits than my wardrobe can handle... Luckily I'm just about to buy my dream house (built 1924 and still have the original kitchen!), where I'll get a ca 4m^2 walk-in-closet. :D

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I got my 10th vintage suit yesterday. I also have around 10 odd jackets/blazers. All suits have been bought within the last year, and I think that it's time that I slow down and focus on other parts of my wardrobe, i.e. hats, shirts, trousers and socks.
 

Papperskatt

Practically Family
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506
Location
Sweden
Congratulations on the "new" house - would love to see you post pictures, especially of that kitchen. The best of luck with the house.

Thanks! I'm definitely gonna post lots of (high quality) photos over in the "Your Vintage Home" part of this forum once it's mine. :)

Until then, here's two quick snaps of the kitchen, that I took with my phone during the viewing.

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Location
New York City
Thanks! I'm definitely gonna post lots of (high quality) photos over in the "Your Vintage Home" part of this forum once it's mine. :)

Until then, here's two quick snaps of the kitchen, that I took with my phone during the viewing.

Fantastic, that looks awesome, I am going to keep my eye on the "Your Vintage Home" thread
 

Metatron

One Too Many
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1,536
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United Kingdom
From an interview with Fred Astaire for GQ:

''Roughly reckoned, his wardrobe consists of two dress suits (rarely sued except in movies), a couple of dinner jackets, both double-breasted (with a single-breasted on "on the way"), and about 20 other suits. "I gave away about a half dozen the other day," he says. "I hate to see them hanging in the closet, unused." Added to this he has perhaps a dozen sport coats and a variety of gray flannel trousers and cotton slacks—"a couple of dozen leisure combinations."

Might be useful as a sort of benchmark for some. :p
 
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Fastuni

Call Me a Cab
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2,277
Location
Germany
Wow. I would have imagined Astaire to have more than that.
He also admits to not wearing a large bunch of them - a problem most "obsessive wardrobe collectors" know. :p

I have for active wear 20 suits and combinations and 5 coats.
 

RW Observer

New in Town
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18
Location
United States
I don't post here very often but I do check this site every day, suits are my daily wear even if I'm not leaving the house. That said, here are a few numbers for my wardrobe.

16 Suits (5 Double Breasted, 1 Four Button, 5 Three Button, 5 Two Button)
3 Sport Coats (2 Modern, 1 Vintage, All Seldom Worn)
30 White Dress Shirts
15 Colored Dress Shirts
100+ Ties (Approximately 50 vintage, 50 modern)
7 Vests (Can Be Worn With Suits)
12 Sweaters
5 Sweater Vests
12 Pairs of Dress Pants (Separate From Suit Pants)
3 Pairs of Shoes (Two Pairs Of Black Oxfords, One Pair Of Black Sneakers, For Recreation)
4 Coats (One Black Overcoat, One Tan Raincoat, One Black Pea coat, One Black Frock Coat)

I'm sure I'm missing a good deal of other things but that's what I can remember off the top of my head.
 

zzzbrod

New in Town
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7
Location
Chicago
My work doesn't require me to wear suits but I do have in my collection:
4 suits (1 from Ralph Lauren and 3 from Napoli Tailors)
About 10 dress shirts (custom made - mostly bought online)
5 ties
3 Blazers
4 shoes
 
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13,658
Location
down south
I have only one suit. It's the one I bought to get married in, and I'm not sure it would even fit me these days.
I do have three sport coats and half a dozen pairs of slacks, and a modest (few dozen) collection of vintage ties.
At the moment, I don't even own a dress shirt. I gave the only one I had to a friend a few years ago when he was going through child custody hearings. I figured I'd just buy a new one if the need arose, and obviously so far it has not.
 
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down south
So what are you wearing those ties with? Or are they for collection only?

Ha Ha! Good point.
They are for collection, but also I wear them, just not recently. Right now I have children who are still small, and wearing a tie while holding a baby is.....well, it's just a mess.
I have no need for a suit or tie in my line of work (a tie could be downright hazardous) so for now I will just enjoy them being in the wardrobe, while I enjoy the kids being little.
 

avedwards

Call Me a Cab
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2,425
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London and Midlands, UK
I've recently streammlined my suit collection to eliminate those that don't get worn often enough to justify having them in my wardrobe. Therefore I'm now down to five wool suits, one linen suit and two odd jackets. I find this to be a far more workable number than the 10+ that I used to had.
 

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