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Biglaw Clothing Budget

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:23 pm

Two questions:

(1) How much did you spend to build an initial work wardrobe?

(2) Once you have a starter work wardrobe, how much do you spend per year adding to it and replacing old stuff?

My answer to (1): $2.5 K-ish on shirts, pants, shoes, overcoat/jackets. Used old suits for 2 years.

My answer to (2): $2K.

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Re: Biglaw Clothing Budget

Postby SmokeytheBear » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 pm

This answer will vary depending male or female. But you're on the higher end of things, even if (for a male) you're shopping at Brooks Brothers, especially for yearly maintenance.

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Re: Biglaw Clothing Budget

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Two questions:

(1) How much did you spend to build an initial work wardrobe?

(2) Once you have a starter work wardrobe, how much do you spend per year adding to it and replacing old stuff?

My answer to (1): $2.5 K-ish on shirts, pants, shoes, overcoat/jackets. Used old suits for 2 years.

My answer to (2): $2K.


This is super-regional. If you're in a more casual field (tech/venture, for instance) you will rarely wear suits. Not nearly as expensive day-to-day.

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Re: Biglaw Clothing Budget

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Two questions:

(1) How much did you spend to build an initial work wardrobe?

(2) Once you have a starter work wardrobe, how much do you spend per year adding to it and replacing old stuff?

My answer to (1): $2.5 K-ish on shirts, pants, shoes, overcoat/jackets. Used old suits for 2 years.

My answer to (2): $2K.


This is super-regional. If you're in a more casual field (tech/venture, for instance) you will rarely wear suits. Not nearly as expensive day-to-day.


I agree. Super regional. I used a handful of shirts, a couple pairs of pants and a pair of shoes from my SA and probably spent about 2K supplementing, including a suit I basically never needed, as I'm in tech/venture. Since then I've probably spent like $500 per year. My clothes are probably in pretty bad shape up close but really I don't think anyone has noticed. I'm still over-dressed here.




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