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

Postby dreakol » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:16 pm

wuduhel wrote:Charcoal suit and black cap toes.

White shirt & navy tie orlight blue shirt & burgundy tie for callback?.


i like the way white & burgandy look with charcoal more than any of the combinations possible but yeah, splitting hairs

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

Postby The Valkyrie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:29 am

I think the stigma associated wtih black suits is a myth. i see them all the time around here, especially among the larger firm types. and they look pretty sharp!

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Postby 20130312 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:32 am

The Valkyrie wrote:I think the stigma associated wtih black suits is a myth. i see them all the time around here, especially among the larger firm types. and they look pretty sharp!

White people look like ghosts in a black suit. Everyone else is fine.

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

Postby The Valkyrie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:33 am

science bless my ruddy skin

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

Postby Bronte » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:58 am

The Valkyrie wrote:I think the stigma associated wtih black suits is a myth. i see them all the time around here, especially among the larger firm types. and they look pretty sharp!


Are you sure you're not seeing midnight navy suits? I have hardly seen anyone in big law wearing a black suit. Dark navy suits that look close to black, sure, but not black suits.

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

Postby The Valkyrie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:07 pm

Bronte wrote:
The Valkyrie wrote:I think the stigma associated wtih black suits is a myth. i see them all the time around here, especially among the larger firm types. and they look pretty sharp!


Are you sure you're not seeing midnight navy suits? I have hardly seen anyone in big law wearing a black suit. Dark navy suits that look close to black, sure, but not black suits.


not totally sure, but they look black to me. we dont have any true biglaw firms in my city. the stuff im seeing looks like this, which comes up under a google image search for "black suit":

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

Postby chrisbru » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:11 pm

The Valkyrie wrote:
Bronte wrote:
The Valkyrie wrote:I think the stigma associated wtih black suits is a myth. i see them all the time around here, especially among the larger firm types. and they look pretty sharp!


Are you sure you're not seeing midnight navy suits? I have hardly seen anyone in big law wearing a black suit. Dark navy suits that look close to black, sure, but not black suits.


not totally sure, but they look black to me. we dont have any true biglaw firms in my city. the stuff im seeing looks like this, which comes up under a google image search for "black suit":



Very few quality suits are actually black, but rather very dark charcoal grey or midnight navy.

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

Postby Broseidon » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:22 pm

Yep. Dark charcoal or dark navy often resemble black suits. Highly doubt they're actually wearing black.

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

Postby The Valkyrie » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:58 am

If you can't tell the difference, what does it matter? If something looks black, it's black for all intents and purposes.

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

Postby chrisbru » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:14 am

The Valkyrie wrote:If you can't tell the difference, what does it matter? If something looks black, it's black for all intents and purposes.


You may not be able to tell, but I bet other people can.

And, again... This thread is about best practices. If you already have a black suit that works and fits well, by all means wear it. HOWEVER, if you are in this thread because you want advice on what to spend your money on, your BEST BET is to get a dark charcoal or midnight navy.

It's the cap-toe discussion all over again. No one is saying "ditch your wardrobe or NO OFFER." Just offering the best advice we can give for people looking to buy new clothes.

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

Postby chem » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:40 pm

So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

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Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:46 pm

chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.

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

Postby chem » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:48 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.


NOTE: Its two suits for 650. 15% off on Friday. 20% off if you pay with mastercard.

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Postby basilseal » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:48 pm

chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

Link for this? Thanks.

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

Postby chem » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:52 pm

basilseal wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

Link for this? Thanks.


Didn't find it online. Called my store.

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

Postby basilseal » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:34 pm

Damn. None of my stores doing it.

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

Postby 2014 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:49 am

Can you get the ABA discount on top of that BB deal?

I probably won't jump the gun but I'm tempted.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:07 am

chem wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.


NOTE: Its two suits for 650. 15% off on Friday. 20% off if you pay with mastercard.


Any idea if it can be a mastercard debit card? This is an awesome deal.

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

Postby romothesavior » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:47 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.

WOW I totally missed this. Shiiiiit... I would have been all over that.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:40 am

romothesavior wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.

WOW I totally missed this. Shiiiiit... I would have been all over that.


I went. The guy said $1700 - 20% off was what they had, so that's $680 each.

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

Postby fingersxd » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:46 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.

WOW I totally missed this. Shiiiiit... I would have been all over that.


I went. The guy said $1700 - 20% off was what they had, so that's $680 each.


My store didn't have the $650 for 2 offer either.

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

Postby kryptix » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:45 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
chem wrote:So, BB is having a sale this weekend for black friday. Two suits for $530. Good deal? I only have a black suit, and its gotten a little big on me, so Im hoping to get a dark navy and a charcoal suit for December/January interviews.

Good deal?

GREAT deal. Thank you for this.

WOW I totally missed this. Shiiiiit... I would have been all over that.


I went. The guy said $1700 - 20% off was what they had, so that's $680 each.


I'm going to suspect that this was a deal at the outlet rather than at the normal store, but damn $1700 -20% I might have been willing to do anyway :( Sorry I missed this.

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

Postby chrisbru » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:26 pm

Sup style experts? Help me pick a tie for my callback today please?

Edit: Charcoal suit, tie on the left is navy, will be wearing black shoes and black belt.

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

Postby LeDique » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:36 pm

Either would be fine. The one on the left is the more conservative choice.

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

Postby ruski » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:38 pm

gold ties were the power ties of the 1990s. you don't really see them anymore, particularly with the younger professionals




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