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While packing for college, I placed the suits and sportcoats I was taking into garment bags, and only then realized the extent of my collection. While 19 suits/sportcoats may not seem to be extravagant to those who have been at this longer than I, bear in mind I am only 20. Shall I continue looking and purchasing, or stay satisfied with my current wardrobe for the time being?
 

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If the situation you describe is a problem, it is a problem that 'Oh-so-many' of us wish we had. Looking back on my college experience, so many decades past, depending on your living arrangements at school, your real problem may be available closet space. I certainly wouldn't recommend that you actively go about shopping for more and would recommend you take only those suits/sport coats that you anticipate actually needing during the school term and leave the rest at home. I doubt you will see many of your college classmates getting all suited and booted to go to class. Most dress codes are non-existent or really lax. In any event, enjoy the experience! ;)
 

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Where does a 20 year old wear suits and sport coats? When I was your age, and in college, I owned a single navy blazer. Can't say I had any use for much more than that.
Bible college! I'm a pastoral ministries major, and wear at least a tie to class. Plus I wear them to church. So that puts me in dress clothes at minimum 6 days a week.
 

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If the situation you describe is a problem, it is a problem that 'Oh-so-many' of us wish we had. Looking back on my college experience, so many decades past, depending on your living arrangements at school, your real problem may be available closet space. I certainly wouldn't recommend that you actively go about shopping for more and would recommend you take only those suits/sport coats that you anticipate actually needing during the school term and leave the rest at home. I doubt you will see many of your college classmates getting all suited and booted to go to class. Most dress codes are non-existent or really lax. In any event, enjoy the experience! ;)
I wouldn't call it a problem, but I'm a clothes horse. My wonder is if it is perceived as excessive. I certainly do enjoy them though!
 

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My wonder is if it is perceived as excessive.
That is something that is not worth wondering about.

You're not buying these clothes on credit, are you? And how confident are you that all these clothes will still fit you 6 or 7 years from now?

If you are paying cash and are serious about keeping your weight stable, then carry on. Just stay away from those You Tube videos touting the benefits of doing 100 push-ups every day.
 

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That is something that is not worth wondering about.

You're not buying these clothes on credit, are you? And how confident are you that all these clothes will still fit you 6 or 7 years from now?

If you are paying cash and are serious about keeping your weight stable, then carry on. Just stay away from those You Tube videos touting the benefits of doing 100 push-ups every day.
Bought 'em all cash and have not payed full price for a single one of them! Matter of fact, bought a HSM GT sportcoat the other day, for $12!
I do hope my weight stays at least close to what it is now.
 

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View attachment 19538 While packing for college, I placed the suits and sportcoats I was taking into garment bags, and only then realized the extent of my collection. While 19 suits/sportcoats may not seem to be extravagant to those who have been at this longer than I, bear in mind I am only 20
The number of years you've worn suits is not necessarily proportional with the number of suits you own. I own fewer suits/sport coats today than four years ago because I decided to rid of ones that were not versatile.

Shall I continue looking and purchasing, or stay satisfied with my current wardrobe for the time being?
Is something missing from your collection? You go to black tie parties and you have no tux? You have to wear a suit in the summer and you got no summer suit? Do you collect suits and you gotta have 'em all?

 

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Good for you. As you are no doubt aware, there are far worse vices than wanting to look nice for work.

My son is in the second half of his senior year at University and he loves clothes as well. His problem is that he has very limited space for storage. You are very lucky if you have a room big enough to keep all that stuff in good nick. Well done.

Cheers,

BSR
 

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There was a time, not so very many years ago, during which my wardrobe included 17 suits and and (I think it was) 23 blazers and sport coats. The kids had grown up, been educated, married and moved out and my ever growing wardrobe had laid claim to their closets and indeed, the one daughter's old bedroom became my walk-in closet/dressing room!

Then, being retired and occasionally getting lost in the unused spaces of the family home, we moved to central Florida and downsized rather drastically. Being an acknowledged cloths horse and an avowed shoe whore, I became acutely and painfully aware that available closet space could be a huge and decidedly hurtful problem:icon_pale:. Fully two thirds of my suits and sport coats and 50+ pairs of shoes and boots went to our church resale shop and the Goodwill Store. This AM, I sit before this keyboard, reporting this tale of human tragedy and sartorial woe, a saddened and, yes, broken man...no longer a Dandy! LOL. :oops:
 
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