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

Postby PennBull » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:14 pm

kalvano wrote:
PennBull wrote:(Crossposted from the Men's Fashion thread)

Found a Hickey Freeman half-canvassed navy for 530. This is a good deal right? I was hoping to spend 350-500 but this seems nice, fits me near perfect off the rack and might be a good bargain?

Or can I find better?



I love my Hickey Freeman suit. It looks great and fits perfect.


Think 530 is a good price?

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:17 pm

PennBull wrote:
kalvano wrote:
PennBull wrote:(Crossposted from the Men's Fashion thread)

Found a Hickey Freeman half-canvassed navy for 530. This is a good deal right? I was hoping to spend 350-500 but this seems nice, fits me near perfect off the rack and might be a good bargain?

Or can I find better?



I love my Hickey Freeman suit. It looks great and fits perfect.


Think 530 is a good price?



Is it a Hickey Freeman or a Hickey? Hickey is a cheaper sub-brand, and it's not as nice. If it's a Hickey Freeman, yeah. They retail around $1600 I think. I got mine at Last Call at Neiman Marcus, and it was $599 on the tag minus 20% or 30%.

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

Postby PennBull » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:25 pm

kalvano wrote:
PennBull wrote:
kalvano wrote:
PennBull wrote:(Crossposted from the Men's Fashion thread)

Found a Hickey Freeman half-canvassed navy for 530. This is a good deal right? I was hoping to spend 350-500 but this seems nice, fits me near perfect off the rack and might be a good bargain?

Or can I find better?



I love my Hickey Freeman suit. It looks great and fits perfect.


Think 530 is a good price?



Is it a Hickey Freeman or a Hickey? Hickey is a cheaper sub-brand, and it's not as nice. If it's a Hickey Freeman, yeah. They retail around $1600 I think. I got mine at Last Call at Neiman Marcus, and it was $599 on the tag minus 20% or 30%.


Hm I dunno, it's something like $1299 marked down to $799 at a Barney's Outlet, minus another 30% + another 10%. So $504 plus tax. Would a Hickey be like that?

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

Postby Dr. Review » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:25 pm

thederangedwang wrote:Could somebody tell me if this NAVY is dark enough, I just need a benchmark for how dark i should go.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tomm ... ND%3DTommy Hilfiger%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D22%26ruleId%3D66%26slotId%3D11

It says deep blue navy..but honestly, it looks considerably lighter than the navy from BB and other places..kinda need an idea how dark it needs to be


Hope so, as I own this suit.

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:30 pm

PennBull wrote:Hm I dunno, it's something like $1299 marked down to $799 at a Barney's Outlet, minus another 30% + another 10%. So $504 plus tax. Would a Hickey be like that?



Look at the logo on it. If it has the Hickey Freeman logo (griffins and a shield with H-F on it), then it's a Hickey Freeman. If it has a black label that just says "Hickey", then it's the Hickey line and probably not worth that much.

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

Postby PennBull » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:44 pm

kalvano wrote:
PennBull wrote:Hm I dunno, it's something like $1299 marked down to $799 at a Barney's Outlet, minus another 30% + another 10%. So $504 plus tax. Would a Hickey be like that?



Look at the logo on it. If it has the Hickey Freeman logo (griffins and a shield with H-F on it), then it's a Hickey Freeman. If it has a black label that just says "Hickey", then it's the Hickey line and probably not worth that much.


Just found out it's an authentic Hickey Freeman. Italian material, made in Upstate New York.

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:45 pm

PennBull wrote:
kalvano wrote:
PennBull wrote:Hm I dunno, it's something like $1299 marked down to $799 at a Barney's Outlet, minus another 30% + another 10%. So $504 plus tax. Would a Hickey be like that?



Look at the logo on it. If it has the Hickey Freeman logo (griffins and a shield with H-F on it), then it's a Hickey Freeman. If it has a black label that just says "Hickey", then it's the Hickey line and probably not worth that much.


Just found out it's an authentic Hickey Freeman. Italian material, made in Upstate New York.



Then take it. Good deal.

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

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:12 pm

Bedsole wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:Could somebody tell me if this NAVY is dark enough, I just need a benchmark for how dark i should go.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tomm ... ND%3DTommy Hilfiger%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D22%26ruleId%3D66%26slotId%3D11

It says deep blue navy..but honestly, it looks considerably lighter than the navy from BB and other places..kinda need an idea how dark it needs to be


Hope so, as I own this suit.

any help people? for both our sakes

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

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:19 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
Bedsole wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:Could somebody tell me if this NAVY is dark enough, I just need a benchmark for how dark i should go.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tomm ... ND%3DTommy Hilfiger%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D22%26ruleId%3D66%26slotId%3D11

It says deep blue navy..but honestly, it looks considerably lighter than the navy from BB and other places..kinda need an idea how dark it needs to be


Hope so, as I own this suit.

any help people? for both our sakes



That's more than fine.

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

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:08 pm

Joseph A Bank has 70% off everything [sans shoes] until midnight. I've never bought anything there because their suit fits are a travesty for thin guys, but I could possibly add a few shirts at $26 if the tailored fit isn't gargantuan. Anyone know how they compare to Brooks extra slim?

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Postby 20130312 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:14 pm

mrloblaw wrote:Joseph A Bank has 70% off everything [sans shoes] until midnight. I've never bought anything there because their suit fits are a travesty for thin guys, but I could possibly add a few shirts at $26 if the tailored fit isn't gargantuan. Anyone know how they compare to Brooks extra slim?


They are more roomy than the slim, let alone the extra slim.

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

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:17 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:Joseph A Bank has 70% off everything [sans shoes] until midnight. I've never bought anything there because their suit fits are a travesty for thin guys, but I could possibly add a few shirts at $26 if the tailored fit isn't gargantuan. Anyone know how they compare to Brooks extra slim?


They are more roomy than the slim, let alone the extra slim.


Well I guess that's out. Thanks for the info.

Cheap belts and pocket squares, ahoy.

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

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:25 pm

mrloblaw wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:Joseph A Bank has 70% off everything [sans shoes] until midnight. I've never bought anything there because their suit fits are a travesty for thin guys, but I could possibly add a few shirts at $26 if the tailored fit isn't gargantuan. Anyone know how they compare to Brooks extra slim?


They are more roomy than the slim, let alone the extra slim.


Well I guess that's out. Thanks for the info.

Cheap belts and pocket squares, ahoy.


Yeah I was pretty disappointed when I got it. But it's cheap enough that you can justify taking it to the tailor. Material is not bad for a $27 shirt.

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

Postby humbugger » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:43 pm

I've lurked around looking for an answer to this, but haven't found anything:

I have an interview at a west coast firm for a patent agent position, one of those all-day affairs. I'm wondering what would be an okay bag or "murse" (painful to type honestly) to carry around. When I think about it, I'm not even sure what stuff I would need to carry around, actually... all I can think of is a couple paper copies of my resume. Thoughts?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:04 pm

humbugger wrote:I've lurked around looking for an answer to this, but haven't found anything:

I have an interview at a west coast firm for a patent agent position, one of those all-day affairs. I'm wondering what would be an okay bag or "murse" (painful to type honestly) to carry around. When I think about it, I'm not even sure what stuff I would need to carry around, actually... all I can think of is a couple paper copies of my resume. Thoughts?


At callbacks, the receptionists will often ask if you have a bag or coat you need to store, so if there are things you need to have with you that day for some reason, take whatever you want. At times I had to show up for callbacks with a rolling suitcase just based on my schedule, and it was never an issue. For the actual interview, just take a leather folio thing.

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

Postby PennBull » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:12 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:Joseph A Bank has 70% off everything [sans shoes] until midnight. I've never bought anything there because their suit fits are a travesty for thin guys, but I could possibly add a few shirts at $26 if the tailored fit isn't gargantuan. Anyone know how they compare to Brooks extra slim?


They are more roomy than the slim, let alone the extra slim.


Well I guess that's out. Thanks for the info.

Cheap belts and pocket squares, ahoy.


Yeah I was pretty disappointed when I got it. But it's cheap enough that you can justify taking it to the tailor. Material is not bad for a $27 shirt.


How much can a tailor slim down a shirt?

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

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:33 pm

PennBull wrote:How much can a tailor slim down a shirt?


Since most shirts are made with pleats nowadays, tailors can take them in (no joke) as much as 4 or 5 inches.

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

Postby humbugger » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:58 am

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humbugger wrote:I've lurked around looking for an answer to this, but haven't found anything:

I have an interview at a west coast firm for a patent agent position, one of those all-day affairs. I'm wondering what would be an okay bag or "murse" (painful to type honestly) to carry around. When I think about it, I'm not even sure what stuff I would need to carry around, actually... all I can think of is a couple paper copies of my resume. Thoughts?


At callbacks, the receptionists will often ask if you have a bag or coat you need to store, so if there are things you need to have with you that day for some reason, take whatever you want. At times I had to show up for callbacks with a rolling suitcase just based on my schedule, and it was never an issue. For the actual interview, just take a leather folio thing.

Thanks. I was thinking it might work like this, but I have yet to get any instructions..

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Postby Dr. Review » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:29 am

jarak01 wrote:This is too light for OCI, right?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProd ... ?$altview$


I would assume so.

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Postby 20130312 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:33 am

Bedsole wrote:
jarak01 wrote:This is too light for OCI, right?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProd ... ?$altview$


I would assume so.


Definitely too light for interviews. I think a good rule of thumb with this kinda stuff is that if you have to ask, you should probably go darker.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:For the actual interview, just take a leather folio thing.

Thoughts on a leather folio thing? Where do I get a decent one of these bad boys?

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Postby PennBull » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For the actual interview, just take a leather folio thing.

Thoughts on a leather folio thing? Where do I get a decent one of these bad boys?


Your school bookstore should have a good one with their name on it.

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

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:47 am

PennBull wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For the actual interview, just take a leather folio thing.

Thoughts on a leather folio thing? Where do I get a decent one of these bad boys?


Your school bookstore should have a good one with their name on it.


I'm a rebel. I use one that a school I don't attend gave me with their acceptance letter.

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

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For the actual interview, just take a leather folio thing.

Thoughts on a leather folio thing? Where do I get a decent one of these bad boys?


I got one at Fedex-Kinkos for $8.99. Fake leather, but who cares? It looks good enough.




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