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Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby dougroberts » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:25 pm

I need to update my biz-casual attire soon, before my SA position this summer.
TLS consensus is Brooks Brothers is the best for shirts when they have a sale.

Does anybody know when BB typically have sales before June? I see right now they have 3 shirts for $178, but does it get cheaper than this?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:17 pm

You should become a Borders Rewards member. Find Brooks Brothers on the Borders Rewards site, enter the Borders-provided codes, and get corporate discount of 15%.

I think they have two big sales each year and lots of little ones throughout. I'm not sure when the next big one is.

For shoes Allen Edmonds is probably your best bet.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby ruski » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:36 pm

charles tyrwitt is way better than brooks brothers. esp their slim fit line.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:44 pm

ruski wrote:charles tyrwitt is way better than brooks brothers. esp their slim fit line.
can you compare size to Brooks? i.e. slim fit in BB = slim fit in tyrwitt? are they usually true to neck/sleeve length?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby nealric » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:31 pm

For what it's worth, your goal is not really to "dress to impress". Your goal is to dress so that nobody remembers what you wore.

BB is fine if you like nice clothes, but it's overkill for a law student. There are partners at my firm who wear the $15 specials from TJ Max.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:33 pm

nealric wrote:For what it's worth, your goal is not really to "dress to impress". Your goal is to dress so that nobody remembers what you wore.

BB is fine if you like nice clothes, but it's overkill for a law student. There are partners at my firm who wear the $15 specials from TJ Max.

......is it a problem to wear nice clothes?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby beach_terror » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:36 pm

pasteurizedmilk wrote:
nealric wrote:For what it's worth, your goal is not really to "dress to impress". Your goal is to dress so that nobody remembers what you wore.

BB is fine if you like nice clothes, but it's overkill for a law student. There are partners at my firm who wear the $15 specials from TJ Max.

......is it a problem to wear nice clothes?

Missing the point. You should look nice, but you shouldn't dress to be remembered for what you wear.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:36 pm

beach_terror wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:
nealric wrote:For what it's worth, your goal is not really to "dress to impress". Your goal is to dress so that nobody remembers what you wore.

BB is fine if you like nice clothes, but it's overkill for a law student. There are partners at my firm who wear the $15 specials from TJ Max.

......is it a problem to wear nice clothes?

Missing the point. You should look nice, but you shouldn't dress to be remembered for what you wear.

.......so it's not a problem to wear nice clothes, as long as you are still dressed conservatively?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby traehekat » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:36 pm

ruski wrote:charles tyrwitt is way better than brooks brothers. esp their slim fit line.


hmm nice selection of slim fit/tailored, for sure. im also curious about how their slim line compares to BB. im pretty skinny and even the slim fits at BB are a bit big on me. so far the only shirt that i feel fits me perfect are the slim fit body shirts from CK.


EDIT: diggin' this - http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Carter-lilac-Prince-of-Wales-check-tailored-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FD020LLC|||||1862,||||||||&ppp=23

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Master Tofu » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:15 pm

beach_terror wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:
nealric wrote:For what it's worth, your goal is not really to "dress to impress". Your goal is to dress so that nobody remembers what you wore.

BB is fine if you like nice clothes, but it's overkill for a law student. There are partners at my firm who wear the $15 specials from TJ Max.

......is it a problem to wear nice clothes?

Missing the point. You should look nice, but you shouldn't dress to be remembered for what you wear.



Once you're a partner, you can live in TJMax if you want. Until then, look sharp. Just don't buy funky colors. I love the iron-free shirts from BB.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:30 pm

traehekat wrote:
ruski wrote:charles tyrwitt is way better than brooks brothers. esp their slim fit line.


hmm nice selection of slim fit/tailored, for sure. im also curious about how their slim line compares to BB. im pretty skinny and even the slim fits at BB are a bit big on me. so far the only shirt that i feel fits me perfect are the slim fit body shirts from CK.


EDIT: diggin' this - http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Carter-lilac-Prince-of-Wales-check-tailored-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FD020LLC|||||1862,||||||||&ppp=23

I haven't worked in a law firm but that shirt seems like a bad choice for an internship in a conservative profession.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:34 pm

J. Press and Vineyard Vines are also good choices. The Black and Brown label at Lord and Taylor is amazingly nice for the price.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous Loser » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:35 pm

beach_terror wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:
nealric wrote:For what it's worth, your goal is not really to "dress to impress". Your goal is to dress so that nobody remembers what you wore.

BB is fine if you like nice clothes, but it's overkill for a law student. There are partners at my firm who wear the $15 specials from TJ Max.

......is it a problem to wear nice clothes?

Missing the point. You should look nice, but you shouldn't dress to be remembered for what you wear.


To take this full circle, no one is going to remember you because you wore a Brooks Brothers slim-fit non-iron shirt.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby traehekat » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:39 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
ruski wrote:charles tyrwitt is way better than brooks brothers. esp their slim fit line.


hmm nice selection of slim fit/tailored, for sure. im also curious about how their slim line compares to BB. im pretty skinny and even the slim fits at BB are a bit big on me. so far the only shirt that i feel fits me perfect are the slim fit body shirts from CK.


EDIT: diggin' this - http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Carter-lilac-Prince-of-Wales-check-tailored-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FD020LLC|||||1862,||||||||&ppp=23

I haven't worked in a law firm but that shirt seems like a bad choice for an internship in a conservative profession.


Ya prolly but damn that's a sweet shirt. I typically balk on these kind of shirts anyway and I've ended up with a closet full of white/blue/white with thin blue lines shirts. I do have a couple that are like that one above tho.

Any other thoughts on wearing shirts like this for a SA? --LinkRemoved--

Probably just going to depend on the feel you get from different firms, and maybe its more appropriate on like a Friday or something. I dunno.


Anonymous User wrote:The Black and Brown label at Lord and Taylor is amazingly nice for the price.


+1,000.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous Loser » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:42 pm

traehekat wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
ruski wrote:charles tyrwitt is way better than brooks brothers. esp their slim fit line.


hmm nice selection of slim fit/tailored, for sure. im also curious about how their slim line compares to BB. im pretty skinny and even the slim fits at BB are a bit big on me. so far the only shirt that i feel fits me perfect are the slim fit body shirts from CK.


EDIT: diggin' this - http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Carter-lilac-Prince-of-Wales-check-tailored-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FD020LLC|||||1862,||||||||&ppp=23

I haven't worked in a law firm but that shirt seems like a bad choice for an internship in a conservative profession.


Ya prolly but damn that's a sweet shirt. I typically balk on these kind of shirts anyway and I've ended up with a closet full of white/blue/white with thin blue lines shirts. I do have a couple that are like that one above tho.

Any other thoughts on wearing shirts like this for a SA? --LinkRemoved--

Probably just going to depend on the feel you get from different firms, and maybe its more appropriate on like a Friday or something. I dunno.


That's still fairly conservative, but that's a tough pattern to work with.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:46 pm

Don't get too flashy with shirts. The tie is really the centerpiece, not the piece de resistance. I've got probably 150+ ties, and I wear basically four or five different types of shirts.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:54 pm

I don't really plan on wearing a tie that often. Maybe once or twice a week.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:54 pm

Check out Jos A. Bank. They always have crazy sales going on like 50% off everything or buy a regular price wool suit and get $1000 worth of items for free. Check out their tailored fit spread collar dress shirts and signatures pants.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:04 pm

How many suits should I own if I have to "wear a tie" to work everyday this summer. I think "wear a tie" really means wear a suit. Or at least a tie with jacket.

I have 3 suits and 2 sport coats. How much more do I need?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby dougroberts » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Check out Jos A. Bank. They always have crazy sales going on like 50% off everything or buy a regular price wool suit and get $1000 worth of items for free. Check out their tailored fit spread collar dress shirts and signatures pants.


Jos A. Bank has some nice selections, but their prices are not much better than Brooks Brothers' current promo.

I think for dress shirts, one needs to look at wrinkle-free only. Wearing a non-wrinkle-free shirt looks nasty by the afternoon times, around the arms! And I had dress shirts that are really thin/see-through. Not sure if Jos A. Bank's or BB's shirts are see-through?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby dougroberts » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many suits should I own if I have to "wear a tie" to work everyday this summer. I think "wear a tie" really means wear a suit. Or at least a tie with jacket.

I have 3 suits and 2 sport coats. How much more do I need?


Why do you think "wear a tie" means wear a suit? Business casual can mean shirt + tie only, and suit only when meeting with clients (if you get to) and going to court.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:25 pm

dougroberts wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How many suits should I own if I have to "wear a tie" to work everyday this summer. I think "wear a tie" really means wear a suit. Or at least a tie with jacket.

I have 3 suits and 2 sport coats. How much more do I need?


Why do you think "wear a tie" means wear a suit? Business casual can mean shirt + tie only, and suit only when meeting with clients (if you get to) and going to court.


I asked HR "what do people typically wear?", she said "well, all the men wear ties. if you're dressed appropriately, attorneys can take you to client meetings." I don't think I will always have a lot of notice when I will be joining an attorney in court.

I also talked to someone that clerked at the same firm the previous year, and she said "men wear ties, but hang up their jackets when they're in the office".

I understand "wear a tie" doesn't always mean wear a suit. But I think this situation requires at least a jacket everyday.

Does anyone have experience wearing a suit everyday?

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:45 pm

Are you in NY? I thought almost all big firms were business casual now.

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby viking138 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:56 pm

My boyfriend bought several Brooks Brothers shirts, both from an outlet mall and from the actual Brooks Brothers store, and has had 3 rip up the sleeve. He's not busting out of them at all, so I'm going to have to attribute it to quality. Not a huge fan of them.

I'm a woman and really like my Banana Republic collared no-iron shirt for under a suit, but I'm not sure what to wear for a business casual environment. I want to invest in things I can wear at a firm and this summer (government agency). Thoughts on sheath dresses for women? Something like this (http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/produc ... pe=Regular) or this (http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/produc ... pe=Regular).

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Re: Dressed to Impress for Summer 2011

Postby Cupidity » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:58 pm

I'm gay, so take my advice.

Find a Sacks off Fifth, they run incredible sales.




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