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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby leobowski » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:51 pm

I think you could pull it off with a white shirt

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby GeePee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:08 pm

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby quakeroats » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:10 pm

leobowski wrote:I think you could pull it off with a white shirt


You're probably seeing a different color than he is.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:12 pm

GeePee wrote:Of course that's okay. That's a pretty classic look.

Hadn't seen purplish pink tossed around much ITT. Funny thing is, I have a solid burgundy herringbone I'm pretty excited about that will ship in time for OCI, but not in time for my trip this weekend. My only other good tie is navy so I think it's down to pink or buying something.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby leobowski » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:24 pm

quakeroats wrote:
leobowski wrote:I think you could pull it off with a white shirt


You're probably seeing a different color than he is.



Hmm? What are you talking about? White shirt+ that tie+ navy suit is what I was referring to.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Emma. » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:35 pm

leobowski wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
leobowski wrote:I think you could pull it off with a white shirt


You're probably seeing a different color than he is.



Hmm? What are you talking about? White shirt+ that tie+ navy suit is what I was referring to.


How colors appear on different computer screens is unpredictable. That tie looks pretty pink to me.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:37 pm

The tie is pretty pink. That's why I'm here.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby GeePee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:38 pm

Lieut Kaffee wrote:
GeePee wrote:Of course that's okay. That's a pretty classic look.

Hadn't seen purplish pink tossed around much ITT. Funny thing is, I have a solid burgundy herringbone I'm pretty excited about that will ship in time for OCI, but not in time for my trip this weekend. My only other good tie is navy so I think it's down to pink or buying something.

That has enough red tones in it that it seems okay, but if it's noticeably distinguishable as "pink" then it's not showing up accurately on my screen.

EDIT: Given that it's been clarified as "pretty pink," I'd say no.
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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Bronte » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:40 pm

Yeah maybe everyone's on the same page, maybe everyone's not. It's pink. I really don't think it's advisable. It's fine for everyday where, but it's really pushing it for an interview.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:41 pm

I'll go in another direction.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby leobowski » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:43 pm

Regardless of the exact color, I still think that the tie would look good with a white shirt and navy suit. Reasonable minds may differ.

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Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:44 pm

leobowski wrote:Regardless of the exact color, I still think that the tie would look good with a white shirt and navy suit.

I've already accepted that "what looks good" is insufficient criteria when asking what's the safest ensemble for a life-changing interview.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby leobowski » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:54 pm

Your original post never said anything about OCI. Just trying to be helpful.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:56 pm

Ah, sorry for the confusion. Thanks for the vote of confidence on the combination in general. I agree it's sharp.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Bronte » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:09 am

Lieut Kaffee wrote:
leobowski wrote:Regardless of the exact color, I still think that the tie would look good with a white shirt and navy suit.

I've already accepted that "what looks good" is insufficient criteria when asking what's the safest ensemble for a life-changing interview.


Brings a tear to my eye.

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Postby Kretzy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:18 am

Serious question: bowties. Yea or nay? I think I look quite good in them, and they're a little quirky. Thinking about them for my couple "super reach" interviews, since I probably have nothing to lose and everything to gain by being a little off-the-wall.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 100Miles&Runnin' » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:22 am

Is black really that bad? I bought my suit before I knew anything about men's fashion (and I still don't), and thought black was standard. Since I have some big law interviews coming up, would it be worth wile to spend $500 on a different color? I'm not pasty white or fat, so I don't think I look funny in black. I just want to make sure it's not a real fuax pas, but just something the neurotic folks on this site find time to worry about.

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Postby goodolgil » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:31 am

100Miles&Runnin' wrote:Is black really that bad? I bought my suit before I knew anything about men's fashion (and I still don't), and thought black was standard. Since I have some big law interviews coming up, would it be worth wile to spend $500 on a different color? I'm not pasty white or fat, so I don't think I look funny in black. I just want to make sure it's not a real fuax pas, but just something the neurotic folks on this site find time to worry about.


There seem to be enough people out there that are misinformed into thinking that a black suit is what you're supposed to wear to an interview that interviewers are probably pretty used to seeing it by now and won't think much of it.

That's just my guess though.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:42 am

goodolgil wrote:
100Miles&Runnin' wrote:Is black really that bad? I bought my suit before I knew anything about men's fashion (and I still don't), and thought black was standard. Since I have some big law interviews coming up, would it be worth wile to spend $500 on a different color? I'm not pasty white or fat, so I don't think I look funny in black. I just want to make sure it's not a real fuax pas, but just something the neurotic folks on this site find time to worry about.


There seem to be enough people out there that are misinformed into thinking that a black suit is what you're supposed to wear to an interview that interviewers are probably pretty used to seeing it by now and won't think much of it.

That's just my guess though.

That may actually be true, but I've read enough in these threads to conclude it's close to "a real faux pas" than "just something neurotic folks worry about."

Poster, $500 will get you a pretty nice suit.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Kretzy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:53 am

Also, as an FYI, Saks Off Fifth has 40% their already-reduced suits until the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday), for folks looking. I got a Zegna for $370 there (ticket price $1399, normal Off Fifth price $699) yesterday, and there were a bunch of excellent suits for under $450 as well.

They are mostly 2010 styles, but almost all are completely wearable for years. If you have a Tanger or other outlet near you, and two hours tomorrow, I'd highly suggest checking them out. Dress shirts are also 50% off; I got 3 fairly classic ones that are $169 in stores for $44 each.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby GeePee » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:35 am

What are your opinions on slightly longer jackets that are still perfectly tailored (drape 1-2 inches below the buttocks)? My charcoal suit is that size and I think it looks great (especially considering that I'm quite tall), but I was just polling the gallery to see how you all feel.

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Postby Kretzy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:39 am

GeePee wrote:What are your opinions on slightly longer jackets that are still perfectly tailored (drape 1-2 inches below the buttocks)? My charcoal suit is that size and I think it looks great (especially considering that I'm quite tall), but I was just polling the gallery to see how you all feel.


If you are over 6'2", i think long jackets are perfectly acceptable, and if anything, accentuate your height advantage over the rest of us (darn you :mrgreen:). Are the arms/shoulders well put-together? If yes, I'd feel comfortable wearing it.

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