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

Postby goodolgil » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:JosABank Signature 299 executive 199 thoughts?


I would hold out. You can usually get Signature for cheaper than that (and sometimes you can get Sig Gold for that price). Of course it's harder if you really need a suit right now.

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

Postby Bronte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Those Brooks Bros. suits are a good deal if it says "1818" on the inner left breast pocket and if the particular suit you're looking at can't be had for cheaper on the BB website.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:01 pm

Nightrunner wrote:I feel like pufer's megapost plus the "rule" (I think it was Bronte's?) That you can break rules, but "only one at a time," is really good advice for the relatively clueless.


Broke 2 of the "rules" at the same time today in a screening interview. Got offered callback on the spot. :mrgreen:

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

Postby traehekat » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:15 pm

how much cuff do you guys think should show with a suit jacket on? i had my cuffs shortened (was showing way too much, like 1 1/2 inch), but now i think i may have shortened them TOO much. i still see a LITTLE cuff, but no more than quarter inch. what you guys think? fwiw you def see about 1/2 inch of cuff when you extend your hand for a handshake.

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

Postby Emma. » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:24 pm

traehekat wrote:how much cuff do you guys think should show with a suit jacket on? i had my cuffs shortened (was showing way too much, like 1 1/2 inch), but now i think i may have shortened them TOO much. i still see a LITTLE cuff, but no more than quarter inch. what you guys think? fwiw you def see about 1/2 inch of cuff when you extend your hand for a handshake.



I think as long as there is some cuff showing, you are good. I agree that 1 & 1/2 inches is too much though.

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Postby Bronte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:27 pm

Emma. wrote:
traehekat wrote:how much cuff do you guys think should show with a suit jacket on? i had my cuffs shortened (was showing way too much, like 1 1/2 inch), but now i think i may have shortened them TOO much. i still see a LITTLE cuff, but no more than quarter inch. what you guys think? fwiw you def see about 1/2 inch of cuff when you extend your hand for a handshake.



I think as long as there is some cuff showing, you are good. I agree that 1 & 1/2 inches is too much though.


You want about a half inch when your arms are at your sides.

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

Postby joemoviebuff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I feel like pufer's megapost plus the "rule" (I think it was Bronte's?) That you can break rules, but "only one at a time," is really good advice for the relatively clueless.


Broke 2 of the "rules" at the same time today in a screening interview. Got offered callback on the spot. :mrgreen:


Which two rules...

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:47 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I feel like pufer's megapost plus the "rule" (I think it was Bronte's?) That you can break rules, but "only one at a time," is really good advice for the relatively clueless.


Broke 2 of the "rules" at the same time today in a screening interview. Got offered callback on the spot. :mrgreen:


Which two rules...


Pinstriped suit, pretty loud tie. Did wear a white shirt and black cap-toes though. Actually, I guess I broke 3 because my suit has side tabs rather than belt loops so I wasn't wearing a belt.

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

Postby Bronte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Pinstriped suit, pretty loud tie. Did wear a white shirt and black cap-toes though. Actually, I guess I broke 3 because my suit has side tabs rather than belt loops so I wasn't wearing a belt.


Do you believe this choice of attire maximized your chances of success in the interview?

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

Postby Thirteen » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:56 pm

Brown or black cap-toe shoes?

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Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:57 pm

Bronte wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Pinstriped suit, pretty loud tie. Did wear a white shirt and black cap-toes though. Actually, I guess I broke 3 because my suit has side tabs rather than belt loops so I wasn't wearing a belt.


Do you believe this choice of attire maximized your chances of success in the interview?


Yeah, actually I kind of do. It was a V50 firm, but not one with a super stodgy reputation. I felt really good in what I was wearing, and it certainly wasn't over the top. I think a little extra confidence and a tiny bit of controlled swagger is a good thing if you can pull it off. I do agree with the recommendations ITT though, unless you are pretty sure of yourself, fashion-wise.

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Postby Bronte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:07 pm

Thirteen wrote:Brown or black cap-toe shoes?


Black.

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

Postby Bronte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Bronte wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Pinstriped suit, pretty loud tie. Did wear a white shirt and black cap-toes though. Actually, I guess I broke 3 because my suit has side tabs rather than belt loops so I wasn't wearing a belt.


Do you believe this choice of attire maximized your chances of success in the interview?


Yeah, actually I kind of do. It was a V50 firm, but not one with a super stodgy reputation. I felt really good in what I was wearing, and it certainly wasn't over the top. I think a little extra confidence and a tiny bit of controlled swagger is a good thing if you can pull it off. I do agree with the recommendations ITT though, unless you are pretty sure of yourself, fashion-wise.


It's ultimately a personal thing that makes up a very small percentage of your evaluation (assuming you're within a reasonable range of attire). I'll say that my swagger, however, is on full tilt in a well-fitting solid navy suit with a red pindot tie and white shirt.

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

Postby traehekat » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:40 pm

am I the only one who hates the pindot ties?

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Postby Helmholtz » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:43 pm

traehekat wrote:am I the only one who hates the pindot ties?


......yes? I have to admit that they're sort of my go-to ties, although they have to be a specific type of pindot (I really hate the ones where the dots are too big and/or too spread apart).

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

Postby traehekat » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
traehekat wrote:am I the only one who hates the pindot ties?


......yes? I have to admit that they're sort of my go-to ties, although they have to be a specific type of pindot (I really hate the ones where the dots are too big and/or too spread apart).


the only ones i even remotely like are where the dots are so close together that from a relatively short distance it looks like a solid colored tie with some texture, like this:

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

Postby Bronte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:51 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
traehekat wrote:am I the only one who hates the pindot ties?


......yes? I have to admit that they're sort of my go-to ties, although they have to be a specific type of pindot (I really hate the ones where the dots are too big and/or too spread apart).


Yeah the big dots and spread dots aren't technically "pindots" I don't think. I don't know how you could hate pindot ties though ha. It's a simple pattern and a classic look. There's other conservative patterns though. Stripes are fine, houndstooth/sweettooth/etc. is great.

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

Postby traehekat » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:01 am

Bronte wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
traehekat wrote:am I the only one who hates the pindot ties?


......yes? I have to admit that they're sort of my go-to ties, although they have to be a specific type of pindot (I really hate the ones where the dots are too big and/or too spread apart).


Yeah the big dots and spread dots aren't technically "pindots" I don't think. I don't know how you could hate pindot ties though ha. It's a simple pattern and a classic look. There's other conservative patterns though. Stripes are fine, houndstooth/sweettooth/etc. is great.


i guess i hate the more spread out ones, to be exact. the traditional pindot (see above) is alright i guess, but im more of a stripe guy, personally.

this is more my look:

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

Postby Bronte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:14 am

Yeah that's a nice tie. I think you're good to go on that tie for interviews.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:33 am

I decided to buy two Brooks Brothers' 346 strech suits from their outlet store. I walked out the door for two for $516. While they are not the same quality as the 1818s by a long shot (not made by the same people), I believe that they are a much better value than comparable JOsABank or Mens Wearhouse suits. I liked the 97% wool, 3% lycra (which gives them a stretch feeling). They are also more conservatively cut IMO than many of Brooks Brothers' Golden Fleece and 1818 offerings.

They are pretty good OCI suits for now. We'll see if they wear out.

Also, if anyone does stop by a Brooks Brothers outlet, there are occasional Golden Fleece offerings that are on huge discount (none of them that they had would fit me) but, it can save you 1000 dollars if you buy there.

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

Postby Paraflam » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:58 am

Has anyone ordered ties from thetiebar.com before? Every tie is $15, but I'm wondering how the quality is.

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

Postby MTC87 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:01 pm

Can anyone recommend a designer that makes dress shirts that would fit someone who wears a 40L suit, with a 31/32 waist? I'm having a hell of a time finding shirts that I can actually button at the neck, don't feel incredibly tight around the chests/shoulders, and don't billow out around my waist.

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

Postby Bronte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:53 pm

Paraflam wrote:Has anyone ordered ties from thetiebar.com before? Every tie is $15, but I'm wondering how the quality is.


They're excellent for the money.

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

Postby Bronte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:54 pm

MTC87 wrote:Can anyone recommend a designer that makes dress shirts that would fit someone who wears a 40L suit, with a 31/32 waist? I'm having a hell of a time finding shirts that I can actually button at the neck, don't feel incredibly tight around the chests/shoulders, and don't billow out around my waist.


You need to buy a shirt off the rack that fits your neck and arms and then take it to a tailor.

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

Postby traehekat » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:08 pm

Bronte wrote:
Paraflam wrote:Has anyone ordered ties from thetiebar.com before? Every tie is $15, but I'm wondering how the quality is.


They're excellent for the money.


If you are shopping for OCI I recommend just spending the money and getting a truly quality tie or two. Once you have an offer in hand and need to start building a larger collection then sure, go for places like thetiebar and save some money.




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