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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby chup » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:17 am

WAIT A MINUTE.


/checks Nordstrom's.



WRONG MOTHERFUCKERS, THEY'RE ON SALE.




/places $400 order.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Thirteen » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:45 am

chup wrote:WAIT A MINUTE.


/checks Nordstrom's.



WRONG MOTHERFUCKERS, THEY'RE ON SALE.




/places $400 order.


/checks website

No 16.5 - 36/37 white Nordstrom trim-fit shirts in stock :(

/will hit store tomorrow for presale or Friday after work

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Curry » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:51 am

God damn. 16.5? I wear like a 14.5/15 :(

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby chup » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:02 am

Nightrunner wrote:Ideally, I'm 18 36/37, but I can usually get away with 17.5 without feeling like I'm being choked. I also live 100 miles from a decent clothing store.

I like the online shopping.

WTF, 18? Do you have a massive iodine deficiency or something?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Thirteen » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:29 am

Nightrunner wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
chup wrote:WAIT A MINUTE.


/checks Nordstrom's.



WRONG MOTHERFUCKERS, THEY'RE ON SALE.




/places $400 order.


/checks website

No 16.5 - 36/37 white Nordstrom trim-fit shirts in stock :(

/will hit store tomorrow for presale or Friday after work

What the shit - it lets you sort by neck size, but not sleeve length?

Or maybe I'm doing it wrong.


I sorted by neck size, then clicked on each shirt I liked to see if they had my sleeve length.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby James Bond » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:17 am

Nightrunner wrote:I just have a big neck, I guess.


lol you guess? 18 is massive. I rock the 16.5 :lol:

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Rocketman11 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 am

Exeter wrote:Most people in the forum are huge nerds who cannot dress worth shit.

A good suit should be the following

1. 1-2 buttons, NOT 3, Double breasted is catching back up
2. Flat Front pants - Pleats are for losers
3. DOUBLE vents. I cannot stress this enough. Single looks like shit.


4. 5. 6. GET A FUCKING TAILOR

You are shelling out 150K plus for LS, spend the extra hundy spot and get the shit to look right.

7. Pinstripes are bush league in most cases.


LOL. Double breasted is NOT a current style for businesswear. I'll just assume you were high when you mosted this.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:I'm sure this has been discussed, but what are people's thoughts on BB's outlet suits? Are they inferior quality?

Going up to Chicago this weekend and the gf and I were thinking about hitting up a BB outlet store.

Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby fatduck » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:50 pm

romothesavior wrote:
romothesavior wrote:I'm sure this has been discussed, but what are people's thoughts on BB's outlet suits? Are they inferior quality?

Going up to Chicago this weekend and the gf and I were thinking about hitting up a BB outlet store.

Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?

i believe Pufer recommended staying away from the "made for outlet" suit line (it's called "346").

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby traehekat » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:16 pm

romothesavior wrote:
romothesavior wrote:I'm sure this has been discussed, but what are people's thoughts on BB's outlet suits? Are they inferior quality?

Going up to Chicago this weekend and the gf and I were thinking about hitting up a BB outlet store.

Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?


Aurora? They have a pretty decent store (much bigger than the other one I have been to). Can't really speak on the quality of the suits, but I have heard there is a significant difference (mainly durability).

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:20 pm

vamedic03 wrote:Skip all the crap in this thread.

1) Find the closest Brooks Brothers or local suit store
2) Tell them you have interviews for law firms and need conservative interview attire
3) Give them a maximum price for 1 suit, 2 shirts, 2 ties
4) During the 1-2 weeks that the suit is getting tailored, buy reasonably priced belt and shoes (yes, allen edmonds are nice, but a good leather sole cole haan is 1/2 the price and will do the trick).
5) Enjoy your interviews.
(side note - don't go too high end on your suits for OCI because you will be wearing them pretty hard - multiple long days, lots of sweating, lots of travel)


Out of curiosity, what do you think would probably be a good price point for 1 suit, 2 shirts, and 2 ties that would let me not stand out during OGI? Assume I'm interviewing at a bunch of NYC firms.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby kaiser » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:Skip all the crap in this thread.

1) Find the closest Brooks Brothers or local suit store
2) Tell them you have interviews for law firms and need conservative interview attire
3) Give them a maximum price for 1 suit, 2 shirts, 2 ties
4) During the 1-2 weeks that the suit is getting tailored, buy reasonably priced belt and shoes (yes, allen edmonds are nice, but a good leather sole cole haan is 1/2 the price and will do the trick).
5) Enjoy your interviews.
(side note - don't go too high end on your suits for OCI because you will be wearing them pretty hard - multiple long days, lots of sweating, lots of travel)


Out of curiosity, what do you think would probably be a good price point for 1 suit, 2 shirts, and 2 ties that would let me not stand out during OGI? Assume I'm interviewing at a bunch of NYC firms.


That is entirely up to you. A suit of ANY price, as long as it is tailored to fit your body size, will ensure that you don't stand out in a bad way. Once again, the whole point is to NOT be remembered for your clothes, because the ONLY way you will be remembered for them is for something negative. You can go for any kind of suit, at any price. Just make sure you spend the extra money to get it tailored well. The suit could be 120 or it could be 1200. It won't matter what the price is. Sure, the difference might have an effect on the longevity of the suit, but that isn't your concern with regard to OCI. So don't worry about the price.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:38 pm

kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:Skip all the crap in this thread.

1) Find the closest Brooks Brothers or local suit store
2) Tell them you have interviews for law firms and need conservative interview attire
3) Give them a maximum price for 1 suit, 2 shirts, 2 ties
4) During the 1-2 weeks that the suit is getting tailored, buy reasonably priced belt and shoes (yes, allen edmonds are nice, but a good leather sole cole haan is 1/2 the price and will do the trick).
5) Enjoy your interviews.
(side note - don't go too high end on your suits for OCI because you will be wearing them pretty hard - multiple long days, lots of sweating, lots of travel)


Out of curiosity, what do you think would probably be a good price point for 1 suit, 2 shirts, and 2 ties that would let me not stand out during OGI? Assume I'm interviewing at a bunch of NYC firms.


That is entirely up to you. A suit of ANY price, as long as it is tailored to fit your body size, will ensure that you don't stand out in a bad way. Once again, the whole point is to NOT be remembered for your clothes, because the ONLY way you will be remembered for them is for something negative. You can go for any kind of suit, at any price. Just make sure you spend the extra money to get it tailored well. The suit could be 120 or it could be 1200. It won't matter what the price is. Sure, the difference might have an effect on the longevity of the suit, but that isn't your concern with regard to OCI. So don't worry about the price.


So given that OGI is going to do a number on the suit, it's probably a good idea to get something that seems like it will withstand the stress of hiring season and then get retired to the back of the closet (ie something cheapish)?

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby kaiser » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:Skip all the crap in this thread.

1) Find the closest Brooks Brothers or local suit store
2) Tell them you have interviews for law firms and need conservative interview attire
3) Give them a maximum price for 1 suit, 2 shirts, 2 ties
4) During the 1-2 weeks that the suit is getting tailored, buy reasonably priced belt and shoes (yes, allen edmonds are nice, but a good leather sole cole haan is 1/2 the price and will do the trick).
5) Enjoy your interviews.
(side note - don't go too high end on your suits for OCI because you will be wearing them pretty hard - multiple long days, lots of sweating, lots of travel)


Out of curiosity, what do you think would probably be a good price point for 1 suit, 2 shirts, and 2 ties that would let me not stand out during OGI? Assume I'm interviewing at a bunch of NYC firms.


That is entirely up to you. A suit of ANY price, as long as it is tailored to fit your body size, will ensure that you don't stand out in a bad way. Once again, the whole point is to NOT be remembered for your clothes, because the ONLY way you will be remembered for them is for something negative. You can go for any kind of suit, at any price. Just make sure you spend the extra money to get it tailored well. The suit could be 120 or it could be 1200. It won't matter what the price is. Sure, the difference might have an effect on the longevity of the suit, but that isn't your concern with regard to OCI. So don't worry about the price.


So given that OGI is going to do a number on the suit, it's probably a good idea to get something that seems like it will withstand the stress of hiring season and then get retired to the back of the closet (ie something cheapish)?


Well, since it is going to take a beating pretty fast, I wouldn't go high-end for OCI. At the same time, I wouldn't go bargain bin. I think OCI is the perfect time for something middle of the road i.e. something that is relatively durable and pretty high quality, but not something that is exorbitantly and unnecessarily expensive. For example, my friend bought a $250 suit. Nothing special in the quality department, but he had the thing tailored just right and it looked really good.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:27 pm

Awesome, thanks a bunch.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:17 pm

Any thoughts on these suits for interviewing/simply stacking the wardrobe? They're not my favorites, but they're on sale and don't look horrible (at least the first two links don't).

Only interested in the navy since I have the charcoal in this one (even though I already have a navy in another brand): Only interested in the navy one (LinkRemoved)

Charcoal and/or Navy: Charcoal or Navy (LinkRemoved)

Interested in charcoal stripes, Bird Eye, and Black and White:
A little different but interesting (LinkRemoved)

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:32 pm

Work might switch to an all suits, all the time policy.
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Looks like I might be looking for one of those JAB 3 for 1 sales.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby kalvano » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:15 am

chup wrote:WAIT A MINUTE.


/checks Nordstrom's.



WRONG MOTHERFUCKERS, THEY'RE ON SALE.




/places $400 order.



Holy shit, that's awesome. They almost never do that.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby RPK34 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:19 pm

So noob question, but I have a navy wool/polyester suit that fits really well on me. I got it at a good price when I really needed to save money, but after getting it tailored, it fits very well on me. Is the fact that it's a wool/polyester blend enough to consider scrapping it for 1L and OCI interviews, or does it not matter that much?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby twert » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:33 pm

RPK34 wrote:So noob question, but I have a navy wool/polyester suit that fits really well on me. I got it at a good price when I really needed to save money, but after getting it tailored, it fits very well on me. Is the fact that it's a wool/polyester blend enough to consider scrapping it for 1L and OCI interviews, or does it not matter that much?

if there isn't too much shine, which is usually the problem with polyester, no one will likely notice in a 30 minute interview. If it fits well, wear it.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby daesonesb » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:10 pm

HenryKillinger wrote:
James Bond wrote:
Rocketman11 wrote:I only go half windsor for business reasons. Full is only meant for collars that allow for it (are wide enough) and more formal settings.


Half for point, full for spread

Not wearing spread collars is TTT though :wink:

Medium-spread ftw


I think for formal situations, the medium/wide spread with the half windsor is a great choice.
For a regular day at the office, I like to mix it up and throw in the point collar with a 4-in-hand knot.

Does anyone here ever go for less-known tie knots like the small knot, victoria knot or the pratt knot? I've never seen the point of using them in the past, but I just saw a commentator on the US open with a small knot/point collar combo which was pretty money.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby missinglink » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:17 pm

Just an FYI, but Jos A Bank is running another "Buy One, Get Two Free Sale." The sale applies to everything in the store too.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby 23402385985 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:31 pm

missinglink wrote:Just an FYI, but Jos A Bank is running another "Buy One, Get Two Free Sale." The sale applies to everything in the store too.


How are their "executive shirts"? $19.99 sale for them looks great, but I've never owned anything from Jos A Bank.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby twert » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:33 pm

joncrooshal wrote:
missinglink wrote:Just an FYI, but Jos A Bank is running another "Buy One, Get Two Free Sale." The sale applies to everything in the store too.


How are their "executive shirts"? $19.99 sale for them looks great, but I've never owned anything from Jos A Bank.

its really pretty good value. it won't last long and is all styled rather classic (old-manish). but it will get you through law school.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby chup » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:50 pm

kalvano wrote:
chup wrote:WAIT A MINUTE.


/checks Nordstrom's.



WRONG MOTHERFUCKERS, THEY'RE ON SALE.




/places $400 order.



Holy shit, that's awesome. They almost never do that.

OMG these things fit me like a fucking glove.




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