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View Poll Results: How often do you buy a new suit?
<1 year 3 3.95%
1-2 years 5 6.58%
2-3 years 10 13.16%
3-5 years 15 19.74%
5-10 years 26 34.21%
>10 years 17 22.37%
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:16 PM
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Whenever I tear the right knee. For various reasons (drunken stumble, incident with a rabbit, climbing a wall...), it is always the right knee that gets torn, and I can't match new pants to the jacket, so I need a new suit. Every couple of years.
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I bought some new suits right before my company switched to business casual. Back when I wore a suit every day I bought a few suits every year or two. I haven't bought a new suit since then, but I've been thinking it would be nice to have one really good dark suit to wear to funerals. I was buying middling suits in a variety of colors, and hadn't bought a plain dark suit in a while. So I don't have a nice dark one that fits well.
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I got a 2 suits for $299 deal 6 years ago. Haven't upgraded since. I also only wear them if I absolutely must as I hate formal dress.
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thanks- nearby mall has one.

I know what style I want, but would hate to buy $300 shoes without trying them on.

actually need 2 new pairs. 1 nice to go with suits. 1 beater pair for day to day office. beater pair can be from shoemart for all I care.

all my current shoes are a joke.
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thanks- nearby mall has one.

I know what style I want, but would hate to buy $300 shoes without trying them on.

actually need 2 new pairs. 1 nice to go with suits. 1 beater pair for day to day office. beater pair can be from shoemart for all I care.

all my current shoes are a joke.
Prices went up, they're $425 now.

There's always a big sale in the fall, so watch out for that it'll probably save you $100 or so.

Park Avenue is the most traditional style and if you don't have anything like that, you should start with that.

I agree, go to the store first. Once you get familiar with your size and the styles they offer, you'll gain confidence to shop online.

I bought my first pair 2015. No reason why they shouldn't last a decade. You do have to get them refurbished every now and then.
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I got a 2 suits for $299 deal 6 years ago. Haven't upgraded since. I also only wear them if I absolutely must as I hate formal dress.
If you watch Suits Season 1 Episode 1, Harvey asked Mike to buy at least $500suit, Mike was shocked. But actuaries are not lawyers that do not require very expensive suits. My first one was bought under $120 in 2009 for scholarship dinner that got small holes after four years of service. My second one was around $150-$200, but I forgot what the extra discount I got in the end. It's still working perfectly after over five years of service.
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I'd like to get a new sport coat, pants, shirt, shoes, belt and maybe a tie. What is the current style/color/fit/what am I not thinking of?
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depends on use. if it's in any professional context, stick with classic looks. current style may or may not line up with classic jacket, slacks, shoes, etc.
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Hmmm, I'm using it for an office holiday party. We'll be on a yacht dinner cruise and I will be with my date.
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I don't wear suits regularly, and as long as the suits I have fit, I'm gonna keep wearing them.
For nice dinners (twice a year, maybe), weddings (infrequent, though kids of friends are starting to get married), funerals (sadly, more frequent than I want them).

Back in the caveman days when suits were required, I'd wear out everyday suits in a year or two. Usually in the ass area, from sitting down and shifting.

I said "shifting"!
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