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twert
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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby twert » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 pm

i'm a slim guy. i wear slim fitting suits with narrow lapels. I keep my ties between 3 and 3.25 inches. Under no circumstances, no matter how thin you are, should you go below 3 inches. you'll look like an ass

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby kalvano » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:09 pm

Damn, I love Saks Off Fifth. I bought two new suits, a Hugo Boss and a Burberry, for $500.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby bartleby » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:16 pm

Each or total? Pretty sick.

For suits it is all about fit. I'd rather get a suit that fits perfectly from Target than a slightly bulkier one from Brooks Bros.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby traehekat » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:54 pm

kalvano wrote:Damn, I love Saks Off Fifth. I bought two new suits, a Hugo Boss and a Burberry, for $500.


Sick deal if that is for both.

I picked up a Calvin Klein slim fit today that looks basically like this:

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Thoughts on the color? This kind of grey looks better on me than charcoal, I think.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:00 am

It was $500 for both, total. I had to pay another $150 to get them altered, because the modern trend in suits means I have to buy bigger pants so they don't look like bicycle pants on me, which in turn means the jackets have to be taken in. Pain in the ass. But otherwise I look like I am wearing tights. But still - two big-name suits for that much? Too good a deal to pass on.

The only one I am nervous about is the Burberry. It's navy blue with thin white close-togther pinstripes. It's not like pimp blue, but it's a little bold. Only a little, though. It's English so it is incapable of being too bold. The Boss is a super dark blue, almost black.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:32 am

traehekat wrote:
kalvano wrote:Damn, I love Saks Off Fifth. I bought two new suits, a Hugo Boss and a Burberry, for $500.


Sick deal if that is for both.

I picked up a Calvin Klein slim fit today that looks basically like this:
Thoughts on the color? This kind of grey looks better on me than charcoal, I think.

If that's the color than I'm pretty sure I've got the same suit. Make sure you get the waist suppressed as that jacket is cut very straight. Other than that, i've loved the color since I got it.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby StillHerexxx » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:46 am

If anyone needs tailoring, I would suggest finding an old italian tailor. I found one and he does an amazing job, made my 100 dollar suit look great, and only charged 20 dollars for a solid amount of work.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:58 am

h_frog_88 wrote:
youpiiz wrote:
Tave wrote:Does anyone else call "braces" "suspenders?"


me


Until tonight I had never heard the term braces


+1

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:34 pm

Link cuffs or button cuffs?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby skers » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:37 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Link cuffs or button cuffs?


Button in the office. I love cuff-links, but save them for weddings or nights out.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Borhas » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:49 pm

as far as brown shoes, is gray (light gray?) the only suit color that would really work?

Also, does belt color need to match? I don't mean match as just that it's some sort of brown belt, but does it really need the same color and gloss as the leather of the shoes?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby skers » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:54 pm

Borhas wrote:as far as brown shoes, is gray (light gray?) the only suit color that would really work?

Also, does belt color need to match? I don't mean match as just that it's some sort of brown belt, but does it really need the same color and gloss as the leather of the shoes?


Navy suits looks great with brown shoes. Just make sure not to wear them in an interview. Yes, your belt should match. If it doesn't you look sloppy. Get a matching belt from the company you bought the shoes from.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Borhas » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:58 pm

cool, thanks

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby DukeCornell » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:05 pm

spondee wrote:
Spor wrote:I've read other places that black is a definite no for any business environment.


Is that true? What's wrong with black?


Black suits are too formal for the workplace, IMO.
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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby stayway » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:41 am

DukeCornell wrote:Black suits looks are too formal for the workplace, IMO.


+1

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:49 am

DukeCornell wrote:
spondee wrote:
Spor wrote:I've read other places that black is a definite no for any business environment.


Is that true? What's wrong with black?


Black suits looks are too formal for the workplace, IMO.

I've always been told they're for church, weddings and funerals.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby beach_terror » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:53 am

Proper way to dress for interviews:

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:55 am

jacketman03 wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:
spondee wrote:
Spor wrote:I've read other places that black is a definite no for any business environment.


Is that true? What's wrong with black?


Black suits looks are too formal for the workplace, IMO.

I've always been told they're for church, weddings and funerals.

You can add evening events (fashion shows, formal dinners, theatre, etc.) to that list and you'll be pretty close, IMO.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Renzo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:50 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:
spondee wrote:
Is that true? What's wrong with black?


Black suits looks are too formal for the workplace, IMO.

I've always been told they're for church, weddings and funerals.

You can add evening events (fashion shows, formal dinners, theatre, etc.) to that list and you'll be pretty close, IMO.


Someplace in the middle of this thread we argued this out already. Here's the summary: A majority of people wouldn't notice if you wore a black suit. Some fashion-forwards wear black for day/business deliberately, and would notice. A much larger group would also notice, and would think it gauche. Generally, the rule is black is not for business, and as long as you're at the bottom of the totem pole, it's a good rule for you.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby leobowski » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:44 am

Borhas wrote:as far as brown shoes, is gray (light gray?) the only suit color that would really work?

Also, does belt color need to match? I don't mean match as just that it's some sort of brown belt, but does it really need the same color and gloss as the leather of the shoes?



There are lots of suits that work with brown shoes. Light gray, charcoal (w/ a cream shirt and the right tie), navy, tan, brown glenplaid, etc. Of course most of those suits are not kosher in a white-shoe firm, but it's fun to switch it up if you work in a less formal environment.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:11 am

No joke, i'm in the career center today making an appointment to meet with a counselor and across the way in the interview suits I see a kid in the waiting area wearing a nice fitting grey suit and these shoes:

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:35 am

Patriot1208 wrote:No joke, i'm in the career center today making an appointment to meet with a counselor and across the way in the interview suits I see a kid in the waiting area wearing a nice fitting grey suit and these shoes:

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a bold move, my friend... a bold move.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby libertarian » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:16 pm

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:19 pm

libertarian wrote:Wingtip saddle shoes? Wowzers

honestly I think those are the exact shoes.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby stayway » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:02 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:No joke, i'm in the career center today making an appointment to meet with a counselor and across the way in the interview suits I see a kid in the waiting area wearing a nice fitting grey suit and these shoes:

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ROFLWAFFLE




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