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

Postby westinghouse60 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:05 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:Is something like this pattern appropriate for an interview suit? (You have to go to CHAR GREY STR to see it)

http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Pr ... 050_357198

This isn't the exact one I have but it is Jos A Bank and has this kind of pattern. I keep hearing nothing but absolute solid for an interview, but I think the pattern on this is pretty understated. That being said I'm not opposed to getting a new suit since I have some money from the summer.

Also, I really need new shoes and was thinking about these:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/pr ... 0000001_-1

or these:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/pr ... 0000001_-1

Any thoughts on capped vs. uncapped?

Thanks


Just wanted to be 100% sure...having a pattern like the one on the suit in the link is ok? I'd just heard so many times it was terrible, just want to be sure.

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

Postby Jsa725 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:06 pm

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Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:17 pm

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

Postby 5ky » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:19 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:I'm planning on wearing a navy suit with a white shirt and red tie to OCI. I've got a red tie but I'm not happy with it and looking to buy another. Should I go for a darker red (burgundy) or a "brighter" red?


Darker

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

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:34 pm

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

Postby Bronte » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:46 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
5ky wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:I'm planning on wearing a navy suit with a white shirt and red tie to OCI. I've got a red tie but I'm not happy with it and looking to buy another. Should I go for a darker red (burgundy) or a "brighter" red?


Darker


Awesome, how's this one: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=33823&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Ties%2Easp&pg=3&categoryIds=31,66,24&optionValueIds=


This one: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp ... nValueIds=.

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

Postby 5ky » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:49 pm

I think a 2 inch tie is too skinny, anyway

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

Postby Danger Zone » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:52 pm

Last two posts are on point.


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

Postby BVest » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:31 pm

romothesavior wrote:
BVest wrote:I personally never wear button-down collars, with or without a jacket. Always wear your collar stays though. Keep your shirts good shape and you'll never again need button-down collars in your wardrobe.

(And remember to remove your collar stays before laundering your shirts, especially if you iron them or use a service to press them. They'll ruin the collar otherwise. You see this less with the prevalence of non-iron shirts but 10-12 years ago you would often see shirts that people had left their collar stays in when they sent them to the cleaners).

It has nothing to do with needing or not needing BD collars. It's just a personal preference. I own and wear both tieless and probably prefer BDs when tieless. No BDs with a suit though.

I agree that it is a personal preference. I disagree about needing/not needing. Everyone needs non-BD. Only those who have a preference for BD without a tie need BD. It's a question of economy of your wardrobe.

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

Postby Bronte » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:36 pm



I like them. But are plain-toe balmorals too formal for normal business attire? I guess that wouldn't really make sense. They are damn expensive though. If I were gonna spend that money, I'd get an Alden cap-toe balmoral, maybe cordovan. That's more a preference though.

If you already own them though, you're good.

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

Postby sprezz » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:16 am

a plain toe bal in black calf is the quintessential "interview shoe" if we define interview attire to be the most formal option still acceptable for business attire. would be interested in comparing that bad boy to kent wang's offering from the last perspective, as kent's last is more elegant than the alden comps i've seen. i can't afford these so i won't bother looking too hard at a comparison haha

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

Postby wvu » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:53 am

Bronte wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:
5ky wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:I'm planning on wearing a navy suit with a white shirt and red tie to OCI. I've got a red tie but I'm not happy with it and looking to buy another. Should I go for a darker red (burgundy) or a "brighter" red?


Darker


Awesome, how's this one: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=33823&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Ties%2Easp&pg=3&categoryIds=31,66,24&optionValueIds=


This one: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp ... nValueIds=.

I guess I'm the only one who thinks this tie looks ridiculous?

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

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:38 am

wvuchip wrote:

I guess I'm the only one who thinks this tie looks ridiculous?


Yes.

Image

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

Postby wvu » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:52 am

Maybe it's just the image on the website, but it looks gaudy as fuck.

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

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:56 am

It doesn't look gaudy at all IRL.

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

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:57 am

chrisbru wrote:
wvuchip wrote:

I guess I'm the only one who thinks this tie looks ridiculous?


Yes.

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

Postby wvu » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:58 am

Danger Zone wrote:It doesn't look gaudy at all IRL.

I assume it would help if they didn't have poorly photoshopped representations instead of actual photos.

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

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:04 am

wvuchip wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:It doesn't look gaudy at all IRL.

I assume it would help if they didn't have poorly photoshopped representations instead of actual photos.


Agreed, the photos on the website are not ideal. They look way better IRL. Easily the best (and probably only viable) $15 tie you can get.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Rocking a charcoal suit at OCI. Is this tie acceptable? I'm also getting the Red, pin-dotted tie that someone linked above. With so many interviews, I thought I'd have a back-up just in case (spill, dirt, etc.)


http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp ... nValueIds=

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:49 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Rocking a charcoal suit at OCI. Is this tie acceptable? I'm also getting the Red, pin-dotted tie that someone linked above. With so many interviews, I thought I'd have a back-up just in case (spill, dirt, etc.)


http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp ... nValueIds=


Or this one: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp ... rettyPhoto[]/0/

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

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:56 pm

I like that navy one. Either way, I think you'll be fine. The blue in the first one may be a little bold for an interview, but it's tough to tell from the pictures online.

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

Postby Bronte » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:02 pm

I think they're both OK. You could also consider houndstooth: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp ... nValueIds=.

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

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:08 pm

I thought gold/dark yellow/whatever was the second pick behind dark red?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:34 pm

http://m.nordstrom.com/Product/Details/ ... oryid=null

What about these? Found them for even cheaper elsewhere.




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