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Poll Results: Does your DH or DP own a suit?

 
  • 70% (161)
    Yes, a real suit
  • 7% (18)
    Well, a cheap-ish sports jacket at least
  • 21% (48)
    No, shirt and tie at the most
227 Total Votes  
post #21 of 104
Yes, he has several. He is an Exec. VP of a bio-tech company, so he has to dress well.
post #22 of 104
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Originally Posted by YesandNo View Post
He has a couple for job interviews and formal business presentations.
This.

He's also got a couple that don't really fit in black that he had to wear way too often last year.
post #23 of 104
I don't think location matters as much as maybe the age and occupation of a man. My dh is in his 40's and now only owns 1 suit down from several back when he was a staff editor who traveled to conventions regularly. Now he is a freelance writer/editor who no longer travels but he still keeps the one suit just in case.

As for cost, I gotta say a suit seems like a pretty decent investment, the one my dh kept when he cleared things out we bought 8-9 years ago for probably a couple hundred bucks and its still pretty usable. Unlike most ladies clothing a good suit can last a man forever.

When dh used to wear suits regularly we lived in the midwest and we are now on the east coast and dh is from the west coast.
post #24 of 104
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And how much extra do they charge for this service? Or is it built into the price of the suit which is why many people cannot afford them.
Mid-level and better men's suits sometimes have it as part of the price of the suit. Off-the-rack suits can always be purchased at places like Sears (or secondhand, of course).

The difference is that women's suits at stores like Macy's or Lord & Tailor or other department stores which are not cheap (ballpark $150-$300) are sold in the same way that cheap men's off-the-rack suits are.
post #25 of 104
My DH is 35 and works in the IT Department of the Federal Court House. He does wear a shirt and tie to work.. but has no jacket and just wears slacks.

In the 11 years we have been married he has worn a suit once. To our wedding. This was left over from the church he attended growing up which required men to wear suits. He out grew it and I donated it and it has never been replaced. And honestly, if he had not of already owned it.. he wouldn't have worn a suit to our wedding either.

I just don't see a reason to own one. There isn't anything they are needed for that a nice shirt and slacks wont work for as well.
post #26 of 104
DH does not own a suit. If his work requires him to wear something formal he wears his dress uniform.
post #27 of 104
my dh does own a nice suit, but we HAD to buy it for his brother's wedding in june. otherwise, no he would own a pretty decent jacket only, no suit. he wears dress clothing for work, but had never owned an actual 2 piece suit before this one.
edit to add
he's 32 and a restaurant mgr.
post #28 of 104
Nope, nothing. I'm not even entirely sure he owns a dress shirt. I know he used to but we might have given it to goodwill. He owns 1 tie.

We rarely have weddings we have to dress up for, he wears a polo shirt and khakis to funerals generally (normal attire here)...he works in a factory so obviously no suit there.

The two times he HAS needed to dress up, we rented a tux (our wedding, and my fathers wedding)
post #29 of 104
Yes, and he looks darn spiffy in them. He is an academic, and a suit is required wear for interviews and conferences.

I miss living in Oregon...life was more laid back.
post #30 of 104
My DH not only owns several suits, he owns a tux.
post #31 of 104
DH owns a few suits, and several halves of suits b/c for some unexplainable reason he is good at loosing parts of suits (mostly the jacket, but occasionally the pants.) He also own a sports jacket.

I own 4 or 5, but at least a couple of those don't fit right now.

DS owns a seersucker shorts suit, and and a velvet blazer with a plaid vest and tweed pants. (DS in the vest and pants, but not the jacket.)
post #32 of 104
DH really SHOULD have a suit, but he doesn't. For work he is usually the most underdressed by a lot. But he's also known as the eccentic professor in his department who works from his farm 4 hours away from his university, and he manages to get away with it. He has a corduroy jacket that is a little too big and a linen jacket.
post #33 of 104
Yes, my DH has a suit. One only, but it is a "real" one.
post #34 of 104
no. hes in the army, just about anything he'd need a suit for, hed be in his dress uniform. he does have nice slacks and shirts and a tie or 2, but no suits
post #35 of 104
DH has two or three suits. He loves good quality suits for some reason, always has. He's in the military so he also has several dress and service uniforms that he could also wear.
post #36 of 104
Like a pp, my dh is an attorney and owns several suits. Most men I know only own 1, and some don't own one at all. I can't count the number of funerals my husband has been a pallbearer for and had to remove the coat of his suit so that he would match the others. For most men and boys here, if the occasion doesn't call for a tuxedo, you get by very well with khakis, a button down shirt, and a tie.

My 19 year old son owns a suit just because he likes the look, but he bought it at the Salvation Army for $7.95.
post #37 of 104
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post
no. hes in the army, just about anything he'd need a suit for, hed be in his dress uniform. he does have nice slacks and shirts and a tie or 2, but no suits
I would think that most people would count a dress uniform as a suit. I has a fitted jacket and matching slacks. You wear a dress shirt and tie with it. When wearing one wears dress shoes, not army boots. Right? So, it is basically a suit that meets a certain army standard and comes insignia.
post #38 of 104
Mine owns a suit, I think. A dress jacket and dress slacks, at least with dress shirts and a tie. It's coordinated but isn't like a 3 piece suit. It's his interview outfit and he has worn it to funerals as well.
post #39 of 104
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Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl View Post

I miss living in Oregon...life was more laid back.
We are originally from Sonoma County. Not really sure that it is more laid back here than there but we are in PDXish.
post #40 of 104
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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
We are originally from Sonoma County. Not really sure that it is more laid back here than there but we are in PDXish.
See, I was in Ashland, where dressed up meant no tie-dye.
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