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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:56 pm

newb question: what's the story on dress shoes with buckles? wear to the office? to an interview? too sassy?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby stayway » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:04 pm

fatduck wrote:newb question: what's the story on dress shoes with buckles? wear to the office? to an interview? too sassy?


No, NEVER to an interview.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:08 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
fatduck wrote:newb question: what's the story on dress shoes with buckles? wear to the office? to an interview? too sassy?


No, NEVER to an interview.


safe to wear with a suit to the office, or only in italy?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:09 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
Ok, thanks, i'll look around some more. I wont buy anything till summer anyways i'm just trying to get a good idea now so I can make sure to save up the cash so I don't have to put it on credit.


Check out the Brooks Brother outlets. The suits are made specifically for there and are not canvased, but they look good and I got two for <$500. Another $100 to have tailored for a perfect fit. Won't last 10 years since not canvased...but whatever for now they were good.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby stayway » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:09 pm

fatduck wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
fatduck wrote:newb question: what's the story on dress shoes with buckles? wear to the office? to an interview? too sassy?


No, NEVER to an interview.


safe to wear with a suit to the office, or only in italy?


IMO, depends on the size of the buckle.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:25 pm

blowhard wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Ok, thanks, i'll look around some more. I wont buy anything till summer anyways i'm just trying to get a good idea now so I can make sure to save up the cash so I don't have to put it on credit.


Check out the Brooks Brother outlets. The suits are made specifically for there and are not canvased, but they look good and I got two for <$500. Another $100 to have tailored for a perfect fit. Won't last 10 years since not canvased...but whatever for now they were good.

You're prob not gonna wanna wear that suit in ten years. Ref: your dad's closet.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby TJISMYHERO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:16 pm

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby StillHerexxx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Godspeed, I love your socks. You are correct with dressing in a conservative manner to pull it off though. The office is made for dressing in classic styles, but the socks are where you can put some personality into your outfit.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:48 pm

Those socks are hideous.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby beach_terror » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:57 pm

romothesavior wrote:Those socks are hideous.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:29 pm

GodSpeed wrote:
blowhard wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Ok, thanks, i'll look around some more. I wont buy anything till summer anyways i'm just trying to get a good idea now so I can make sure to save up the cash so I don't have to put it on credit.


Check out the Brooks Brother outlets. The suits are made specifically for there and are not canvased, but they look good and I got two for <$500. Another $100 to have tailored for a perfect fit. Won't last 10 years since not canvased...but whatever for now they were good.

You're prob not gonna wanna wear that suit in ten years. Ref: your dad's closet.


Eh. How often has a double-breasted navy suit gone out of style?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:32 pm

blowhard wrote:
GodSpeed wrote:
blowhard wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Ok, thanks, i'll look around some more. I wont buy anything till summer anyways i'm just trying to get a good idea now so I can make sure to save up the cash so I don't have to put it on credit.


Check out the Brooks Brother outlets. The suits are made specifically for there and are not canvased, but they look good and I got two for <$500. Another $100 to have tailored for a perfect fit. Won't last 10 years since not canvased...but whatever for now they were good.

You're prob not gonna wanna wear that suit in ten years. Ref: your dad's closet.


Eh. How often has a double-breasted navy suit gone out of style?


I'd rather go with gray, or do people think you should go with navy?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby skers » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:38 pm

blowhard wrote:
GodSpeed wrote:
blowhard wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Ok, thanks, i'll look around some more. I wont buy anything till summer anyways i'm just trying to get a good idea now so I can make sure to save up the cash so I don't have to put it on credit.


Check out the Brooks Brother outlets. The suits are made specifically for there and are not canvased, but they look good and I got two for <$500. Another $100 to have tailored for a perfect fit. Won't last 10 years since not canvased...but whatever for now they were good.

You're prob not gonna wanna wear that suit in ten years. Ref: your dad's closet.


Eh. How often has a double-breasted navy suit gone out of style?



I would never wear a double breasted suit and I think very few people can pull them off, but that might be a personal thing.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Pufer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:02 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Pufer wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Best 5 brands of dress shoes. Looking for good all around value (reasonable price but good shoes).


Depending on what you're considering a reasonable price, you should probably be looking at one of the following three brands:

Allen Edmonds
Johnston & Murphy
Bostonian

-Pufer

Cole Haan? Got mine for like 130$, which is in line with most Johnston & Murphy shoes.


At $130, you're likely not looking at real J&M stuff (either their non-dress shoe lines, or the lower-line J.Murphy by Johnston & Murphy sold at DSW and the like).

In my opinion, Cole Haans split the difference in quality between Bostonian and Johnston & Murphy, but often cost as much as the lower-to-mid line J&M stuff. Thus, I tend to think that they're moderately overpriced (however, everyone knows this, and there are, accordingly, a lot more Cole Haan sales than you'll find with other shoe makers).

Additionally, I feel that J&M shoes are more comfortable for around the same price, but that's hardly any kind of objective assessment, and many will legitimately disagree. Also, amongst clothes snobs, you also have to contend with the fact that you're wearing dress shoes by Nike, but I'm not sure if that should really matter if you otherwise like the shoes.

-Pufer

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:11 pm

Tbf, I only buy cole haans on sale. They have really good semi annual sales.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby James Bond » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:26 pm

fatduck wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
fatduck wrote:newb question: what's the story on dress shoes with buckles? wear to the office? to an interview? too sassy?


No, NEVER to an interview.


safe to wear with a suit to the office, or only in italy?


Loafers are a classic for office wear, but not for an interview. I like my loafers how I like my women: bareback and with a little bling around their necks

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby LttleBlakDress » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:29 pm

HenryKillinger wrote:What is the opinion of suits by Zara? They seem like they have the more modern fit that I've been interested in while being relatively inexpensive. I know a guy that has one and he says they're very comfortable


The tailoring/long term quality is suspect. If it fits appropriately it's fine for a little while, but not a long term investment. It's a great plan if you want to go with a fabric you aren't sure about and see if you can pull it off, or if you've put on some weight/lost some weight, but expect to change size soon. I think Banana is a much better way to go because they have a slimmer fit available and it will last better. Hugo Boss also executes this fit beautifully, but obviously is more spendy.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby wolfpack-avvocato » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:35 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:What is the opinion of suits by Zara? They seem like they have the more modern fit that I've been interested in while being relatively inexpensive. I know a guy that has one and he says they're very comfortable


The tailoring/long term quality is suspect. If it fits appropriately it's fine for a little while, but not a long term investment. It's a great plan if you want to go with a fabric you aren't sure about and see if you can pull it off, or if you've put on some weight/lost some weight, but expect to change size soon. I think Banana is a much better way to go because they have a slimmer fit available and it will last better. Hugo Boss also executes this fit beautifully, but obviously is more spendy.

Like, A LOT more spendy.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby LttleBlakDress » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:42 pm

wolfpack-avvocato wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:What is the opinion of suits by Zara? They seem like they have the more modern fit that I've been interested in while being relatively inexpensive. I know a guy that has one and he says they're very comfortable


The tailoring/long term quality is suspect. If it fits appropriately it's fine for a little while, but not a long term investment. It's a great plan if you want to go with a fabric you aren't sure about and see if you can pull it off, or if you've put on some weight/lost some weight, but expect to change size soon. I think Banana is a much better way to go because they have a slimmer fit available and it will last better. Hugo Boss also executes this fit beautifully, but obviously is more spendy.

Like, A LOT more spendy.


Yeah but when I sold suits I had guys who wore the same 4 Boss by Hugo Boss suits every day to work for 4 years.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:20 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:
wolfpack-avvocato wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:What is the opinion of suits by Zara? They seem like they have the more modern fit that I've been interested in while being relatively inexpensive. I know a guy that has one and he says they're very comfortable


The tailoring/long term quality is suspect. If it fits appropriately it's fine for a little while, but not a long term investment. It's a great plan if you want to go with a fabric you aren't sure about and see if you can pull it off, or if you've put on some weight/lost some weight, but expect to change size soon. I think Banana is a much better way to go because they have a slimmer fit available and it will last better. Hugo Boss also executes this fit beautifully, but obviously is more spendy.

Like, A LOT more spendy.


Yeah but when I sold suits I had guys who wore the same 4 Boss by Hugo Boss suits every day to work for 4 years.

What a riveting wardrobe

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby LttleBlakDress » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:43 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:Yeah but when I sold suits I had guys who wore the same 4 Boss by Hugo Boss suits every day to work for 4 years.

What a riveting wardrobe


With the right shirts, ties, shoes, cufflinks, pocket squares, etc. it really can be.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby StillHerexxx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:53 pm

Cufflinks? Unless I am wearing a tux, hell no to french cuff shirts. I love when people wear them and have really overstated cufflinks. It looks awful.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:01 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:Yeah but when I sold suits I had guys who wore the same 4 Boss by Hugo Boss suits every day to work for 4 years.

What a riveting wardrobe


With the right shirts, ties, shoes, cufflinks, pocket squares, etc. it really can be.


Wearing the same four suits?

I have 6 or 7 I regularly wear and that's barely adequate for someone wearing them five days a week. I probably have about 20 good shirts and 30 ties, so that's not the problem. Its also a pain with regard to dry cleaning.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby LttleBlakDress » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:02 pm

GodSpeed wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:Yeah but when I sold suits I had guys who wore the same 4 Boss by Hugo Boss suits every day to work for 4 years.

What a riveting wardrobe


With the right shirts, ties, shoes, cufflinks, pocket squares, etc. it really can be.


Wearing the same four suits?

I have 6 or 7 I regularly wear and that's barely adequate for someone wearing them five days a week. I probably have about 20 good shirts and 30 ties, so that's not the problem. Its also a pain with regard to dry cleaning.


I live in San Francisco, so maybe it isn't fair to say every day to work. Most of the business men here wear suits like 3 days a week.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:30 pm

GodSpeed wrote:Wearing the same four suits?

I have 6 or 7 I regularly wear and that's barely adequate for someone wearing them five days a week. I probably have about 20 good shirts and 30 ties, so that's not the problem. Its also a pain with regard to dry cleaning.

Good for you, I wish I had a ton of suits. But I (and most people ITT) just don't have the money.

In any case, I think 3-4 suits is adequate, even for a job where you wear one daily. With a good mixture of shirts and ties, I doubt anyone would ever notice.




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