How many dress shirts should one own?

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How many dress shirts should one own?

5-8
38
22%
8-11
63
36%
12-15
42
24%
15-18
11
6%
18-21
3
2%
21+
16
9%
 
Total votes: 173

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kalvano
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby kalvano » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:47 pm

You should also take advantage of a Brooks Brothers sale and get 2-3 of their no-iron shirts, in case of "oh shit" moments where you run out of shirts or whatever. They can be washed at home and look really good straight from the dryer.

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laxbrah420
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby laxbrah420 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:50 pm

1 white 1 light blue 1 black

Pokemon
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby Pokemon » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:43 am

Black is a terrible choice. A few white, a few light blue, maybe one darker blue, and a few patterned ones (white with blue lines). Btw, if you are wearing them for ten hours a day, which you probably will, those things can get really dirty... so around twelve is my recommendation.Laundry once every two weeks.

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BarbellDreams
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:32 am

I own: 15 white shirts, 5 blue shirts, 5 random colored casual dress shirts. I went too far during my SA and bought new shirts every week every time I was at the plaza. The amount I own is definitely not necessary.

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TTRansfer
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby TTRansfer » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:25 pm

A lot of law firms have a dry cleaner service that will pick up and drop off at your firm office, even.

lawyerwannabe
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:45 pm

LOL. I am planning on 3 pairs of dress pants, 3 white shirts, 1 blue shirt, 1 ecru shirt, 1 colored shirt, and 5 ties. We'll see how that works out.

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PickMe!
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Re: How many dress shirts should one own?

Postby PickMe! » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:44 pm

I have between 18 and 25?




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