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

Postby nevdash » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:22 am

Antrim wrote:Question cause I dunno where else to ask it/where to find the direct answer if it's been asked in here. What/where's the most cost effective route of getting a non-plebe general wardrobe ready for city life? Tattered jeans and t-shirts work in college towns but I doubt they'll be as normal once I make the move. So not looking for suits, just jeans/dress shirts/etc.

Places like H&M, J Crew Factory, Uniqlo, and Banana Republic are all good starts.

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

Postby chrisbru » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:35 am

Antrim wrote:Question cause I dunno where else to ask it/where to find the direct answer if it's been asked in here. What/where's the most cost effective route of getting a non-plebe general wardrobe ready for city life? Tattered jeans and t-shirts work in college towns but I doubt they'll be as normal once I make the move. So not looking for suits, just jeans/dress shirts/etc.


I'm a fan of Kenneth Cole Reaction for dressier jeans (dark wash, no distress marks or fading or anything). Then I snag the more clean-cut Big Stars for more casual wear because I like the way the fit, they are super comfy, and they look nice.

For tops I wear mostly solid-colored v-necks that actually fit well and the extra slim fit dress shirts from Express because they fit my shoulders but still give a good fit through the waist and are much more sleek for going out and wearing with jeans.

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Postby BrooklynDodger89 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:20 am

For a business casual firm, are non-wool slacks ever an acceptable choice? Here's an example of what I mean: http://www.express.com/clothing/stretch+cotton+photographer+dress+pant/pro/3832882/cat280012

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

Postby qwertyboard » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:34 am

Hey guys I think you guys might be interested in this...

BB Fitzgerald Suit Jacket BRAND NEW 40R $300 shipping included

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=208224&p=6675637#p6675637

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

Postby sambeber » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:50 am

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue in Granite Grey for $247 (+ an additional 15% off at the "register," so more like $210.)

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/pr ... 0000001_-1
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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Antrim » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:52 am

qwertyboard wrote:Hey guys I think you guys might be interested in this...

BB Fitzgerald Suit Jacket BRAND NEW 40R $300 shipping included

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=208224&p=6675637#p6675637


The fuck is this shit

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

Postby Ruxin1 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:57 am

Antrim wrote:
qwertyboard wrote:Hey guys I think you guys might be interested in this...

BB Fitzgerald Suit Jacket BRAND NEW 40R $300 shipping included

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=208224&p=6675637#p6675637


The fuck is this shit


Someone that is 5'4 selling a suit I think? :lol:

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:07 pm

Getting an light colored summer suit (http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Pr ... 050_350293). Currently only have black dress shoes, which I assume will look goofy as fuck with a suit that light. I figure it is time to invest in a pair of nice brown dress shoes. I'm really not sure how light/dark the shoes should be, can people please advise or post a few links to some of their favorites?

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

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Getting an light colored summer suit (http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Pr ... 050_350293). Currently only have black dress shoes, which I assume will look goofy as fuck with a suit that light. I figure it is time to invest in a pair of nice brown dress shoes. I'm really not sure how light/dark the shoes should be, can people please advise or post a few links to some of their favorites?

Walnut Strands:

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

Postby PennBull » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:33 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Getting an light colored summer suit (http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Pr ... 050_350293). Currently only have black dress shoes, which I assume will look goofy as fuck with a suit that light. I figure it is time to invest in a pair of nice brown dress shoes. I'm really not sure how light/dark the shoes should be, can people please advise or post a few links to some of their favorites?

Walnut Strands:

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The Walnut McAllisters are on sale on the Allen Edmonds website:

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Same brand and color, but with the wingtip detail.

However, if it is your FIRST brown shoe, I don't recommend walnut. But, you're in luck! Allen Edmonds has the Bourbon Calf McAllisters for the same price, which is a really, really nice medium brown. Not too dark, it goes well with light suits and dark suits. Plus, they come with a combination sole, which is usually a $50 increase. Combination soles are better for the occasional shitty weather day, but still the same quality.

So, basically, $400 shoes for $250. Not bad:

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Buy em here

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

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Good catch. Strongly recommend PennBull's suggestions.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks to both, do you recommend not getting walnut because it being too light makes it not work with certain dark suits? (For example, I have the look of black shoes with navy suits...I understand it is accepted but it looks odd to me and I may shift to whichever brown shoes I get. Are walnut too light and will the on sale, darker shoes look better?

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Postby Danger Zone » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks to both, do you recommend not getting walnut because it being too light makes it not work with certain dark suits? (For example, I have the look of black shoes with navy suits...I understand it is accepted but it looks odd to me and I may shift to whichever brown shoes I get. Are walnut too light and will the on sale, darker shoes look better?

I personally like the walnut color paired with a navy suit. The reason it's not as credited as a darker color for your first brown is because it's less formal and harder to pair with darker suits.

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

Postby PennBull » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:04 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Thanks to both, do you recommend not getting walnut because it being too light makes it not work with certain dark suits? (For example, I have the look of black shoes with navy suits...I understand it is accepted but it looks odd to me and I may shift to whichever brown shoes I get. Are walnut too light and will the on sale, darker shoes look better?

I personally like the walnut color paired with a navy suit. The reason it's not as credited as a darker color for your first brown is because it's less formal and harder to pair with darker suits.


Yeah. I could see a darker brown with a charcoal suit, but a walnut and charcoal combo seems a bit silly. Walnut + any other color is awesome, though.

If the Bourbons didn't have the combination sole, I'd say go Walnut because they're awesome. But the combination sole is a good value, and the darker brown is better for a first shoe anyways.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:04 pm

Bought, thanks for the advice.

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Postby PennBull » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bought, thanks for the advice.


Welcome. And now you'll experience Allen Edmonds' awesomely fast free shipping and customer service.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:27 pm

TYIA for help!

I currently have a black cap toe shoe (looks like Allen Edmond's fifth avenue) and a pair of lambskin loafers I've had forever. I think I have the budget to find two more nice pairs of dress shoes. My firm is business casual, but I figure the smart move is for me to lean on the business side of that line. I'm thinking I should get one pair of walnut cap toe (e.g. park avenues) and maybe a pair of black wing tip dress shoes (maybe I should go for oxblood instead?). What do you guys think? What would best allow me a diverse, conservative wardrobe?

Thanks again!

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

Postby romothesavior » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:TYIA for help!

I currently have a black cap toe shoe (looks like Allen Edmond's fifth avenue) and a pair of lambskin loafers I've had forever. I think I have the budget to find two more nice pairs of dress shoes. My firm is business casual, but I figure the smart move is for me to lean on the business side of that line. I'm thinking I should get one pair of walnut cap toe (e.g. park avenues) and maybe a pair of black wing tip dress shoes (maybe I should go for oxblood instead?). What do you guys think? What would best allow me a diverse, conservative wardrobe?

Thanks again!

A brown wingtip looks so, so much better than a black one.

As was just mentioned above, AE has a great sale going on now. Check it out.

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Postby romothesavior » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:42 pm

NOTE: There is almost no reason whatsoever to be posting anon in this thread. Future anon abuse (unless there is an actual reason) will result in outing.

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

Postby PennBull » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:TYIA for help!

I currently have a black cap toe shoe (looks like Allen Edmond's fifth avenue) and a pair of lambskin loafers I've had forever. I think I have the budget to find two more nice pairs of dress shoes. My firm is business casual, but I figure the smart move is for me to lean on the business side of that line. I'm thinking I should get one pair of walnut cap toe (e.g. park avenues) and maybe a pair of black wing tip dress shoes (maybe I should go for oxblood instead?). What do you guys think? What would best allow me a diverse, conservative wardrobe?

Thanks again!


One black shoe is enough.

I'd get a pair of brown (medium to dark) bluchers, and a pair of walnut wingtips or something like a walnut AE Strand.

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

Postby romothesavior » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:56 pm

I'd get a pair of loafers and a pair of brown dress shoes (bluchers, maybe wingtips).

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

Postby MinEMorris » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:22 pm

I'm the anon from above. Sorry for the mixup!

Thanks for the informative responses, guys! Given the information and some searching, I think I've located my next two pairs :). Thanks again.

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

Postby ATR » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:55 pm

I'm still trying to find decent wool dress slacks (which look nice) for around $100. I checked J. Crew and BR's clearance sections at the locations near me, but there's nothing. Anyone have luck finding good slacks? I may just bite the bullet and shell out for HSM or something.

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

Postby kryptix » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:22 pm

ATR wrote:I'm still trying to find decent wool dress slacks (which look nice) for around $100. I checked J. Crew and BR's clearance sections at the locations near me, but there's nothing. Anyone have luck finding good slacks? I may just bite the bullet and shell out for HSM or something.


For every day I just wear some from Jos A Bank at 2 for 100, they look ok and don't wear out. Nicer ones I have BB and some bespoke, also some from suits where I'm not a huge fan of the jackets any more。

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

Postby mephistopheles » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:24 pm

romothesavior wrote:Hai guyz I saw a guy at OCI 2day with a pink shirt an a paisley tie and he was waring tazzle loafers & nobody cared, u r all stoopid LOLZ



i realize this is out of nowhere, but every now and then i think of this thread and then i think of this post and laugh out loud each time.

thank you.




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