TaipeiMort wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
Veyron wrote:This thread is relevant to my interests.
P.S. word on the street is that Dillards has some surprisingly dope slim-fit non-iron dress shirts. Much more affordable than BB for almost equal quality. Throw that with a set of HSM or BB slacks and watch the honeys pile on. An easy rule to follow is that the only acceptable monochrome shirts will be blue or white. If you want another color you have to get a pattern or striped shirt.
Shoes: Bostonian cap-toes at the low end. Sacks 5th has a nice house-brand at the mid-range price-point. AVOID SQUARE TOES.
Belt: Fuck, this doesn't matter as an SA. Get a $40 reversible belt from ye' olde department store.
There are the tips I'm looking for. I also heard Nordstrom Rack has okay deals.
Don't get fake shoes. Buy some Allen Edmonds at the Rack for 195 instead of 300 and feel good about yourself. Nobody notices the difference in dress shirts. You can probably go to a Van Heusen outlet and no one will care.
If you find a Brooks Brothers outlet, the suits are perfect to look good in and heck-a-cheap (like $299 each). The regular BB will tailor them for you too, meaning you'll look good. Just understand that before the end of law school they will probably be worn out and are good to tear in half as a joke when bored at a lame wedding
Just the kind of advice I would expect from an egghead from the university of Shitttcago. Just wait for his advice on pocket protectors in the next installment.
The suits at the BB outlets are not 100% wool. This makes them unacceptable to wear in public. For 300 bucks, you should at least be able to get a real suit. Go to JAB if absolutely necessary. But really, just man the fuck up and buy a nice suit. BB's Fitzgerald line (not available at outlets), HF, HSM, etc are all acceptable choices. And never use the in-house tailor, they usually suck.
The shirt is the #1 thing that most people will notice about your outfit in a business casual setting. Not only must the shirt be of reasonably high quality but it should be tailored. With a non-iron shirt that means that you need to wash and dry the shirt and then take it to a tailor before it can be warn in public (unless you are one of those rare souls that they fit perfectly off the rack - your tailor will let you know).
Many people swear by AE shoes. I personally find them to be overpriced and of decreasing quality as of late. This is the one thing I've said that can be legitimately disagreed with.
P.S. BB has a semi-annual sale in the middle of the summer. Too late to do you much good for your SA but pure gold for building a wardrobe or purchasing a suit.