Three suits enough for business formal SA?

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby Sup Kid » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:16 pm

PKSebben wrote:
Stanislaw Carter wrote:
I'll try not to poke too much fun of my NY friends when I am in jeans on Friday.



If you did poke, it would fall on deaf ears. Only one, maybe two, firms in NYC require business formal, as far as I know.


You're nuts. I can name like 20 firms off the top of my head, including mine, that requires business formal at least 4 days a week for most of the year. The three firms in my ELEVATOR SHAFT require suits until at least Mid-May.

The key is "most of the year" or "Mid-May". I think that the point was during the 10-12 weeks in the summer that affect a SA, a vast majority of firms are business casual.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby 98234872348 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:18 pm

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:42 pm

OP might also be in DC from what he said, where a few firms (including mine) are business formal and where that's even worse than in NY. Not looking forward to that aspect of this summer.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:23 pm

PKSebben wrote:
Stanislaw Carter wrote:
I'll try not to poke too much fun of my NY friends when I am in jeans on Friday.



If you did poke, it would fall on deaf ears. Only one, maybe two, firms in NYC require business formal, as far as I know.


You're nuts. I can name like 20 firms off the top of my head, including mine, that requires business formal at least 4 days a week for most of the year. The three firms in my ELEVATOR SHAFT require suits until at least Mid-May.

You serious? I thought every firm was business casual now. Mine is at least, thank god.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby Moxie » Mon May 02, 2011 7:25 pm

PKSebben wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:For your sake I hope you're not in NY/DC. Summer in business formal would be hell.

As others said, 3 is probably fine.....but I'd grab two more if I were you. Makes dry-cleaning rotations a lot easier.


You should not be dry cleaning your suits after every wear, mang.


How often do you get yours pressed?

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby PKSebben » Mon May 02, 2011 7:44 pm

Moxie wrote:
PKSebben wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:For your sake I hope you're not in NY/DC. Summer in business formal would be hell.

As others said, 3 is probably fine.....but I'd grab two more if I were you. Makes dry-cleaning rotations a lot easier.


You should not be dry cleaning your suits after every wear, mang.


How often do you get yours pressed?


I steam and hang after every wear, have them pressed like every couple of weeks, and have them dry cleaned every 6 wears or so. I have a bunch of suits so sometimes I'll let myself go to the "shitty suit" bullpen for a while.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby wiseowl » Mon May 02, 2011 11:09 pm

PKSebben wrote:
Moxie wrote:
PKSebben wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:For your sake I hope you're not in NY/DC. Summer in business formal would be hell.

As others said, 3 is probably fine.....but I'd grab two more if I were you. Makes dry-cleaning rotations a lot easier.


You should not be dry cleaning your suits after every wear, mang.


How often do you get yours pressed?


I steam and hang after every wear, have them pressed like every couple of weeks, and have them dry cleaned every 6 wears or so. I have a bunch of suits so sometimes I'll let myself go to the "shitty suit" bullpen for a while.


There is no way I could wear a suit six times without cleaning anywhere south of the Canadian border in the summer. You must have your apartment and your office set to about 65F and door to door car service.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby Stanislaw Carter » Mon May 02, 2011 11:20 pm

I steam and hang after every wear, have them pressed like every couple of weeks, and have them dry cleaned every 6 wears or so. I have a bunch of suits so sometimes I'll let myself go to the "shitty suit" bullpen for a while.


Do you dry clean so frequently because you wear the suits so frequently? I dry clean my suits once a year or if they smell or are stained. Dry cleaning ruins suits, though, so I'm very sparing on that front.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby Sup Kid » Tue May 03, 2011 12:52 am

wiseowl wrote:There is no way I could wear a suit six times without cleaning anywhere south of the Canadian border in the summer. You must have your apartment and your office set to about 65F and door to door car service.

+1. Maybe jackets don't need to be cleaned all that often, but wear a pair of pants more than 3-4x in a humid summer and no one will want to go near you.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby PKSebben » Tue May 03, 2011 9:56 am

Stanislaw Carter wrote:
I steam and hang after every wear, have them pressed like every couple of weeks, and have them dry cleaned every 6 wears or so. I have a bunch of suits so sometimes I'll let myself go to the "shitty suit" bullpen for a while.


Do you dry clean so frequently because you wear the suits so frequently? I dry clean my suits once a year or if they smell or are stained. Dry cleaning ruins suits, though, so I'm very sparing on that front.


This is totally credited, but frankly I'm a goddamn clutz with coffee. Something will get on those suits in six wears -- it's a mortal lock. But until they smell or are stained, you should not dry clean them. For pants, everyone should look into a badass steam presser.

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Re: Three suits enough for business formal SA?

Postby Stanislaw Carter » Tue May 03, 2011 11:21 am

For pants, everyone should look into a badass steam presser.


I use that jiffy handheld one. It's awesome.




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