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Jake the suit guy

Jake, or the Jakester, is a suit guy. He wears one everyday. Like, everyday without exception. I've never not seen Jake in a suit. The dude has style and owns his thing.

Jake teaches social studies in our middle grades and he has the right energy to teach those grade levels. You have to have a bit of crazy in my opinion. He's got that along with a respectable passion for music and movies. He's an eclectic dude.

Jake has offered up his tailor to the masses at school and I plan to take him up on it. Thursday September 7th after school is my fitting slot. We have six people signed up for a fitting Thursday and another seven for Friday. HIS is about to see some better dressed teaching staff.

At the moment I'm suitless, and I have to admit it makes me feel slightly inept. How can an adult male of beyond average means not own a single suit?

Now, what color or colors? Shiny sharkskin and look like a mafia member? Hmmm. Probably not. I'm probably a charcoal grey, blue, or black sort of guy. Really though. I'm clueless here. Part of this will be an education for me. I'm told if I get a couple different colors I can mix and match for a larger variety. Buying two suits is really buying four combos. Buying three becomes nine combinations. Uh oh. This is getting kind of mathy. Your homework is to tell me how many suit combos there are if I buy six different suits. No Calvin, don't respond to that and ruin it for others.

Maybe a Christmas suit with reindeer all over it? Nah. Don't want to copy Steve's thing. Regardless, I'll be sure to update with some pics.

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Aug 29, 2023

Not a math question. Six different suits doesn't give you any suit combos. Suit jackets and pants are NOT mix and match. This is not blazers and slack. If you do that you end up laundering them different numbers of times and then they no longer match.

I'd recommend, based on the heat and humidity that you've discussed, at least one linen suit for hot weather wear. Tan is generally a good color. White is very easy to get dirty or stained. It's why I don't think you ever saw me wearing anything in white although some of the other teachers here seem to do OK with it. Maybe I just share a common ancestry with Pigpen from the Cha…

Aug 29, 2023
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Forgot to mention, due to other factors, I've spent the year at school since you left wearing boots, jeans, and t-shirts. My little protest regarding "professionalism". 😁

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