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

Postby Kring345 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:42 pm

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Thoughts? Anyone ever try this? Seems like a good option.

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Postby WODKilla123 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:25 pm

Is it appropriate to wear solid grey 100% dress pants + blue/white striped button collar + navy blue blazer to a "business casual" event, or do the pants have to be CHARCOAL like the suit must be if you go a shade of grey at OCI?

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Postby Should I Transfer?? » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:47 pm

Solid grey wool pants are fine.

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Postby skinsfan2386 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:40 am

Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?

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Postby fatduck » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:41 am

skinsfan2386 wrote:Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?

no. enjoy your new tie collection.

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Postby 20130312 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:44 am

skinsfan2386 wrote:Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?


romothesavior wrote:The only thing anyone at Mens Whorehouse should ever "get" is "the hell out of there."

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:45 am

fatduck wrote:
skinsfan2386 wrote:Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?

no. enjoy your new tie collection.


Shoes? I don't know if they sell shoes.

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Postby skinsfan2386 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:54 am

I think the $450 can only go towards the purchase of a suit.

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Postby fatduck » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:55 am

skinsfan2386 wrote:I think the $450 can only go towards the purchase of a suit.

ebay?

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Postby Should I Transfer?? » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:14 am

If the gift card is only good for suits, then I personally would just e-bay it. Or you could see if they could order you a good suit...I know they occasionally carry a few Hickey Freeman suits.

If you can get other things, they sometimes sell Allen Edmonds, Johnston & Murphy, and Florsheims.

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:26 am

Confirmed: AE PE's are gonna be $80 off for the Nordstrom July sale.

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Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:49 am

skinsfan2386 wrote:I think the $450 can only go towards the purchase of a suit.

If you go in there and know exactly what you're getting into, then maybe it can work out. Just don't let them screw you around. You need to know exactly what color, size, style, etc you want and be very direct with them about it.

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Postby drbarry987 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:12 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Confirmed: AE PE's are gonna be $80 off for the Nordstrom July sale.



Any idea if the Fifth's are gonna go on sale as well? Looking to cop some in brown burnished calf to rock dat business casual.

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Postby ran12 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:23 am

skinsfan2386 wrote:Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?


Sounds like you're willing to pay $750. Just go to Brooks Brothers. They're doing their sale right now and suits are like $700.

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Postby 5ky » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:50 pm

ran12 wrote:
skinsfan2386 wrote:Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?


Sounds like you're willing to pay $750. Just go to Brooks Brothers. They're doing their sale right now and suits are like $700.


I don't think a $450 gift card + a few hundred extra means he's willing to spend $750. Skinsfan, Men's Wearhouse isn't the best, but if you get it tailored (not there), I'm sure it would be fine for OCI.

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Postby ran12 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:08 pm

5ky wrote:
ran12 wrote:
skinsfan2386 wrote:Does Men's Wearhouse carry any decent suits. I've never gotten a suit there because I assumed they were all crap, but I just got $450 to spend there. Any chance I can take that $450, throw in an extra few hundred and get a suit suitable for interviews?


Sounds like you're willing to pay $750. Just go to Brooks Brothers. They're doing their sale right now and suits are like $700.


I don't think a $450 gift card + a few hundred extra means he's willing to spend $750. Skinsfan, Men's Wearhouse isn't the best, but if you get it tailored (not there), I'm sure it would be fine for OCI.


Sorry I misread that post.

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Postby Bronck » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:29 pm

I'd avoid Men's Wearhouse like the plague. If you're looking for discounted suits try checking out Saks Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, etc. You can occasionally find some pretty good deals at thoseplaces. Just do your research beforehand.

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Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:42 pm

Bronck wrote:I'd avoid Men's Wearhouse like the plague. If you're looking for discounted suits try checking out Saks Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, etc. You can occasionally find some pretty good deals at thoseplaces. Just do your research beforehand.



The Last Call by me has racks of name brands. When they were running 30% off, I got a Hickey Freeman, tailored, for $415.

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

Postby drbarry987 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:56 pm

In Pufer's guide he said that your belt should go just past your first loop. I have a belt that matches my black AEs perfectly in grain/shade but it is a little larger in the sense that the loop I buckle is exactly in the middle of the holes (rather than just passing through the first one). Should I invest in a belt one size smaller or is this OK for OCI? ty for answering my fashion minutiae

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

Postby WODKilla123 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Is a yellow legal pad OK to use during OCI? Have a black leather padfolio. Should I go with a white or yellow pad bros? Have both. What is more formal?

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

Postby fatduck » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:20 pm

WODKilla123 wrote:Is a yellow legal pad OK to use during OCI? Have a black leather padfolio. Should I go with a white or yellow pad bros? Have both. What is more formal?

:D

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

Postby drbarry987 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:30 pm

White for V21-100
Yellow for V1-20

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Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:34 pm

drbarry987 wrote:In Pufer's guide he said that your belt should go just past your first loop. I have a belt that matches my black AEs perfectly in grain/shade but it is a little larger in the sense that the loop I buckle is exactly in the middle of the holes (rather than just passing through the first one). Should I invest in a belt one size smaller or is this OK for OCI? ty for answering my fashion minutiae


No one is going to notice your belt. If your interviewer is staring there, you have other issues (or opportunities, depending on how attractive you find the interviewer).

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Incoming 1L that's looking to expand my professional attire.

I just purchased a BB 1818 Fitz navy on megasale-40% off.

I have literally nothing else but a couple of alfani dress shirts. Suggestions?

I heard people talking about blazers for business casual? Necessity?

Thanks!




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