You can usually get a few wears out of a suit before it needs to be dry cleaned, especially if you are in air conditioned environments all day and you give your worn suit a day or two to air out, so that helps a lot with the dry cleaning bill.For sure, but I can never get a straight answer from anyone about the practical logistics of upkeep.
I suspect it's one of two things:
I mean if you're rich #1 is fine, but that's not going to work for us mere mortals.
- They have 5 suits in the wardrobe, wear one a day, and dry-clean them all at once in the weekend. Clean, but horrific $$$ ongoing cost.
- They wear suits a lot more than once but don't want to tell us how stinky(tm) the situation is.
Is that really such a big deal? If you don't live in the middle of nowhere, dry cleaners are often conveniently located next to other places you might be running weekly errands. You might even be able to get pickup/drop-off service if you're in an urban area and don't want to physically go somewhere, so honestly, not that big of a deal if you need to wear a suit all the time.It would also be annoying constantly going to the dry cleaners all the time. It's yet another errand that has to be done, and often too. Wonder how much dry cleaning equipment costs, might be worthwhile just having it at home if you have to wear a suit every day.
I've always thought the tricky part was the tie... how to make a tie knot. I know two ways:generally you start by putting on underwear first. then maybe an undershirt. then your pants, dress shirt, tie, vest (optional) and jacket.
In exchange, they get valued on and judged much more harshly by their appearanceI've always thought the tricky part was the tie... how to make a tie knot. I know two ways:
The Half Windsor
The Full Winsor
Then there are the cheat ties they sell that are pre-tied and don't actually go all the way around your neck (I have NEVER worn one of those). I notice ties, the knot in particular. Is it well or carelessly tied?
Women's dress up clothing is so much more elaborate and permissible than men's. Women can do damn near anything to dress up. Men have few options, the distinction is odd. Many women elect to mimic the men when they dress up, some more strictly than others and the variety is, again, legion. But a woman is under no obligation to mimic men when "formal." In some ways, women have more freedom than men. This doesn't get discussed much, but in attire, it's very true.