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

Postby Dr. Review » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:20 pm

wuduhel wrote:
PennBull wrote:Sending cold e-mails to associates...address them as Mr. Last Name, or First Name?


Not really clothing related, but I've been addressing as Mr/Ms in the initial email. 99% of the responses are signed First Name. Further correspondence is then by first name.


co-signed

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

Postby rockthered86 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:35 am

Got a solid deal on Hickey Freeman suit, but I'm worried that it might be too blue for OCI. When I dropped it off at my tailor I realized that it is really a shade lighter than navy blue.

As long as I go with a conservative shirt/tie combo, will the blue suit still work for OCI?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:37 am

Is a tie similar to this ok for OCI?

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Postby kaiser » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:58 am

^^^

Absolutely fine

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Postby wuduhel » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:08 am

How about this one?

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Postby JetsFan1990 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:12 am

wuduhel wrote:How about this one?

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Depends on the firm..

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

Postby JetsFan1990 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:13 am

..obviously kidding.

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

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:36 pm

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs ... 8617.story

The lawsuit says that, contrary to Jos. A. Bank's representation, "the merchandise is perpetually 'on sale,' and the 'sale price' is actually the price at which Jos. A. Bank regularly offers their merchandise for sale," the lawsuit says. It adds that the merchandise was "rarely, if ever, sold at 'regular price'" and that advertisements created a false sense of urgency and gave the impression that prices would rise after a limited time.

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

Postby mrloblaw » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:57 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-jos-bank-lawsuit-20120604,0,948617.story

The lawsuit says that, contrary to Jos. A. Bank's representation, "the merchandise is perpetually 'on sale,' and the 'sale price' is actually the price at which Jos. A. Bank regularly offers their merchandise for sale," the lawsuit says. It adds that the merchandise was "rarely, if ever, sold at 'regular price'" and that advertisements created a false sense of urgency and gave the impression that prices would rise after a limited time.


About time (although I'm betting this won't make it past a 12(b)(6). Their real "sales" are just events that give you their every day prices without having to take home a closet full of extra garbage you don't want. It's ridiculous.

In the last month, I've bought a Brooks 1818 and a Jos. A. Bank equivalent (I use the term as loosely as possible) that was marked down to like $90. Guess which one I wouldn't buy again.

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

Postby PennBull » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:42 am

mrloblaw wrote:In the last month, I've bought a Brooks 1818 and a Jos. A. Bank equivalent (I use the term as loosely as possible) that was marked down to like $90. Guess which one I wouldn't buy again.


90 bucks eh? That's actually a good price. I mean, you get what you pay for. I actually was able to find some of their slightly better stuff for $200 a pop (lol "1 day only 70% off" = "hey my coupon expired 3 days ago, can we still use it? Sure!").

The best part was that I had to buy a completely wrong size in order to fit me decently in the shoulders/waist. JAB is TTT, but it's like going to a TTT school for cheap if you know you're only getting minimal use out of it (read: wearing them for OCI, maybe the rest of law school) and paying an appropriate price.

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

Postby apparentlynew » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:16 am

a Brooks 1818 and a Jos. A. Bank equivalent (I use the term as loosely as possible)


In your defense, Jos. A. Bank suits are meant to be used as loosely as possible.

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Postby top30man » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:23 am

apparentlynew wrote:
a Brooks 1818 and a Jos. A. Bank equivalent (I use the term as loosely as possible)


In your defense, Jos. A. Bank suits are meant to be used as loosely as possible.

True. Its cheaper than MW and much better. Though they certainly are not half the suit that a BB or HF is. Decent for the price, however.

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Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:27 am

top30man wrote:True. Its cheaper than MW and much better. Though they certainly are not half the suit that a BB or HF is. Decent for the price, however.


I don't know if I agree. MW suits don't last as long, but they look a little better while they last. JAB suits last longer, but they are made with lower quality materials and they tailor terribly.

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Postby top30man » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:37 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
top30man wrote:True. Its cheaper than MW and much better. Though they certainly are not half the suit that a BB or HF is. Decent for the price, however.


I don't know if I agree. MW suits don't last as long, but they look a little better while they last. JAB suits last longer, but they are made with lower quality materials and they tailor terribly.

Maybe I have just had bad luck with MW then. I have had around 3 or 4 suits from them and all have been sps.

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Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:54 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
top30man wrote:True. Its cheaper than MW and much better. Though they certainly are not half the suit that a BB or HF is. Decent for the price, however.


I don't know if I agree. MW suits don't last as long, but they look a little better while they last. JAB suits last longer, but they are made with lower quality materials and they tailor terribly.


So then why not get them tailored somewhere else where they will do a good job? I got 3 suits for a good price at JAB, but took them to my local tailor, who I go to exclusively. Now, they fit perfectly, and I've worn those 3 suits almost exclusively this summer and they look great.

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

Postby PennBull » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:59 am

kaiser wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
top30man wrote:True. Its cheaper than MW and much better. Though they certainly are not half the suit that a BB or HF is. Decent for the price, however.


I don't know if I agree. MW suits don't last as long, but they look a little better while they last. JAB suits last longer, but they are made with lower quality materials and they tailor terribly.


So then why not get them tailored somewhere else where they will do a good job? I got 3 suits for a good price at JAB, but took them to my local tailor, who I go to exclusively. Now, they fit perfectly, and I've worn those 3 suits almost exclusively this summer and they look great.


I think he meant they're hard for even a good tailor to tailor them well, because their main fit issues come in the shoulders which are difficult/prohibitively expensive to tailor.

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

Postby top30man » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:07 am

Are split toe shoes acceptable? Specifically, an AE Belmont.

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Postby wuduhel » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:12 am

top30man wrote:Are split toe shoes acceptable? Specifically, an AE Belmont.


Everybody should buy the black Allen Edmonds 'Park Avenue' Oxfordfrom Nordstrom while it is on sale.

It is an investment that will last the rest of your life.

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

Postby PennBull » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:25 am

wuduhel wrote:
top30man wrote:Are split toe shoes acceptable? Specifically, an AE Belmont.


Everybody should buy the black Allen Edmonds 'Park Avenue' Oxfordfrom Nordstrom while it is on sale.

It is an investment that will last the rest of your life.


How did I not notice this before?

Definitely worth $219, right?

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

Postby IAFG » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:29 am

PennBull wrote:
wuduhel wrote:
top30man wrote:Are split toe shoes acceptable? Specifically, an AE Belmont.


Everybody should buy the black Allen Edmonds 'Park Avenue' Oxfordfrom Nordstrom while it is on sale.

It is an investment that will last the rest of your life.


How did I not notice this before?

Definitely worth $219, right?

YES.

Gosh they must have such a spike in sales every OCI season.

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

Postby wuduhel » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:29 am

PennBull wrote:
wuduhel wrote:
top30man wrote:Are split toe shoes acceptable? Specifically, an AE Belmont.


Everybody should buy the black Allen Edmonds 'Park Avenue' Oxfordfrom Nordstrom while it is on sale.

It is an investment that will last the rest of your life.


How did I not notice this before?

Definitely worth $219, right?


Absolutely. You only really need one pair of black cap toes and this is it. They are Goodyear welted and if you wear them out in ten years, you can send them back to AE for refinishing for about $100.

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

Postby PennBull » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:33 am

Purchased.

My $100 Cole Haan Caldwells haven't even arrived to my door yet but I'm already returning them. I couldn't find a good price on ebay for some PAs so I just gave up and bought those.

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

Postby wuduhel » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:35 am

PennBull wrote:Purchased.

My $100 Cole Haan Caldwells haven't even arrived to my door yet but I'm already returning them. I couldn't find a good price on ebay for some PAs so I just gave up and bought those.


Wise decision. Those Cole Haans are fugly.

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

Postby top30man » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:38 am

wuduhel wrote:
PennBull wrote:Purchased.

My $100 Cole Haan Caldwells haven't even arrived to my door yet but I'm already returning them. I couldn't find a good price on ebay for some PAs so I just gave up and bought those.


Wise decision. Those Cole Haans are fugly.

Cole Haans I have had in the past do not hold up well.

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

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:41 am

PennBull wrote:
kaiser wrote:
So then why not get them tailored somewhere else where they will do a good job? I got 3 suits for a good price at JAB, but took them to my local tailor, who I go to exclusively. Now, they fit perfectly, and I've worn those 3 suits almost exclusively this summer and they look great.


I think he meant they're hard for even a good tailor to tailor them well, because their main fit issues come in the shoulders which are difficult/prohibitively expensive to tailor.


The pants can be problematic too. On some people the thighs can be quite like clown pants. At the point that you have to tailor every seam to make them fit right, you are getting to the cost of a better suit.

Again, if JAB fits your body type - they are fine. I've had a lot of fit issues and wear issues. Particularly, I've noticed that the material they use is more susceptible to pilling than most.




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