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

Postby RodneyRuxin » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:51 pm

JDflowergirl wrote:hi

I'm back again. I'm thinking of getting my bf shoes. I was wondering if anyone knew where i can find these shoes/shoes like this (#3 and #4) on this page (http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse ... -grown-man). Thanks! :D

You'll probably get more responses here

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Postby sprezz » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:10 pm

JDflowergirl wrote:hi

I'm back again. I'm thinking of getting my bf shoes. I was wondering if anyone knew where i can find these shoes/shoes like this (#3 and #4) on this page (http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse ... -grown-man). Thanks! :D

when you check the other thread, tell them which one you like the most because these are all super different. to get you started on some possible google searches:

pic 3 top to bottom
-cap toe bluchers with the ermenegildo zegna brand.
-a wingtip blucher in either a grain leather or a canvas by salvatore ferragamo.
-seven eyelet balmoral from gucci with a burnished finish.
note: the shape of the gucci, particularly the toebox, is not something you'll find often by american shoemakers. the zegna shape is more like something you'd see from alden.

pic 4 i can't tell the brand from the angle (amateur hour over here) but the styling of these shoes is pretty easy. on the left you have a wingtip balmoral, in the middle and right are both captoe balmorals.

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

Postby JDflowergirl » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:11 pm

RodneyRuxin wrote:
JDflowergirl wrote:hi

I'm back again. I'm thinking of getting my bf shoes. I was wondering if anyone knew where i can find these shoes/shoes like this (#3 and #4) on this page (http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse ... -grown-man). Thanks! :D

You'll probably get more responses here


thanks!

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

Postby JDflowergirl » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:13 pm

sprezz wrote:
JDflowergirl wrote:hi

I'm back again. I'm thinking of getting my bf shoes. I was wondering if anyone knew where i can find these shoes/shoes like this (#3 and #4) on this page (http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse ... -grown-man). Thanks! :D

when you check the other thread, tell them which one you like the most because these are all super different. to get you started on some possible google searches:

pic 3 top to bottom
-cap toe bluchers with the ermenegildo zegna brand.
-a wingtip blucher in either a grain leather or a canvas by salvatore ferragamo.
-seven eyelet balmoral from gucci with a burnished finish.
note: the shape of the gucci, particularly the toebox, is not something you'll find often by american shoemakers. the zegna shape is more like something you'd see from alden.

pic 4 i can't tell the brand from the angle (amateur hour over here) but the styling of these shoes is pretty easy. on the left you have a wingtip balmoral, in the middle and right are both captoe balmorals.


Thanks! This is really helpful.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:36 pm

So I bought a suit off the rack the other day.

I think it fits great and the tailor at the dep't store had no suggestions.

I'm certain that the tailor at the store was not the most expert eye out there... but, as a practical matter is it really true that I need my suit tailored. The advice here is that EVERYTHING off the rack is awful until tailored.

Is it possible that I lucked out?

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

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:46 pm

No, it's so close to impossible that it's not worth risking. Take it to a real tailor and see what they say.

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Postby wvu » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I bought a suit off the rack the other day.

I think it fits great and the tailor at the dep't store had no suggestions.

I'm certain that the tailor at the store was not the most expert eye out there... but, as a practical matter is it really true that I need my suit tailored. The advice here is that EVERYTHING off the rack is awful until tailored.

Is it possible that I lucked out?

Do you show 1/2-3/4 inch of shirt cuff? Is the jacket cut slim? Do the pants have a slight or no break? Are they slim fit in the waist and tapered gently to the leg?

If all that is great, then congratulations, you've found the perfect off the rack suit.

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I bought a suit off the rack the other day.

I think it fits great and the tailor at the dep't store had no suggestions.

I'm certain that the tailor at the store was not the most expert eye out there... but, as a practical matter is it really true that I need my suit tailored. The advice here is that EVERYTHING off the rack is awful until tailored.

Is it possible that I lucked out?


Some OTR fits great. You can post a picture here if you want someone to give you a quick fit check or you can go to a tailor or do both.

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

Postby laxbrah420 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:51 pm

Danger Zone wrote:No, it's so close to impossible that it's not worth risking. Take it to a real tailor and see what they say.

"Risking" is a strange word choice

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:23 pm

Already rocked my suit to a career fair and a callback. If you only have 1 OCI suit--how do you keep it fresh throughout OCI week and 2 weeks of callbacks, when there is no time to take it to a cleaner?

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Postby chrisbru » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:27 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Already rocked my suit to a career fair and a callback. If you only have 1 OCI suit--how do you keep it fresh throughout OCI week and 2 weeks of callbacks, when there is no time to take it to a cleaner?


By buying a second one.

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Postby 2014 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:44 pm

Did people or do people plan to wear the same tie for all screeners or are you going to switch it up day to day to keep it interesting?

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Postby Danger Zone » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:23 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:No, it's so close to impossible that it's not worth risking. Take it to a real tailor and see what they say.

"Risking" is a strange word choice

Suits are expensive. You want them to look good.

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:52 am

Okay so what do I do for dress shirts? What are the rulez?

100% cotton is a must?
Solid white is a must? Or can I mix it up?
What sort of collar?
Any other good "rules?"

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:55 am

This is an embarrassing question that may have been mentioned but I don't feel like searching through this thread: Tie knots. I'm a big fan of the double windsor knot. Too pretentious for screeners/callbacks at NYC biglaw?

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Postby 2014 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:Okay so what do I do for dress shirts? What are the rulez?

100% cotton is a must?
Solid white is a must? Or can I mix it up?
What sort of collar?
Any other good "rules?"

I don't see any reason to deviate from Pufer's advice. Keep it to white or light blue, MAYBE cream but probably not. I don't think anyone would notice material, just make sure it looks sharp going into each interview. The collar depends on the tie knot you use, but it should probably be point vs spread so you don't have to tie a huge ass knot to fill the gap. Do normal button cuffs, not french ones with cufflinks.

Like most of the advice here you can deviate and it will probably be inoffensive to 97% of the people you meet, but if that one individual is put off by your attire and he/she happens to work at a firm that is either your best shot at a job or your favorite or something you might miss out on the callback or offer. Even if minimal, the risk just isn't worth the reward.

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

Postby sprezz » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:This is an embarrassing question that may have been mentioned but I don't feel like searching through this thread: Tie knots. I'm a big fan of the double windsor knot. Too pretentious for screeners/callbacks at NYC biglaw?

the full windsor is a pretty aggressive knot, it's certainly less "safe" than the half windsor or four in hand, but if you're tying it right with dimple and appropriate length you should be fine. extreme risk aversion says "no do smaller knot" but i have several older friends that went to my LS and can't tie anything but a full windsor and they got into NYC biglaw just fine. i'd just do whatever you tie well at this point.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is an embarrassing question that may have been mentioned but I don't feel like searching through this thread: Tie knots. I'm a big fan of the double windsor knot. Too pretentious for screeners/callbacks at NYC biglaw?

yes. Half windsor or four in hand, depending on preference. Full and double windsors are not appropriate for an interview.

Anonymous User wrote:Okay so what do I do for dress shirts? What are the rulez?

100% cotton is a must?
Solid white is a must? Or can I mix it up?
What sort of collar?
Any other good "rules?"


http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-Pla ... ted-Shirts

http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-Pla ... ted-Shirts

These are your best options. Many places sell similar shirts, as long as they follow the general guidelines in these links
(light blue/white,
100% cotton,
poplin weave,
semispread collar,
slim fit if you're a bit fuller bodied, extra slim/tailored/fully fitted if you are thin - very few people actually need regular fit shirts anymore)

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

Postby SportsFan » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:38 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This is an embarrassing question that may have been mentioned but I don't feel like searching through this thread: Tie knots. I'm a big fan of the double windsor knot. Too pretentious for screeners/callbacks at NYC biglaw?

yes. Half windsor or four in hand, depending on preference. Full and double windsors are not appropriate for an interview.

Huh, I had no idea about this. Good thing four in hand is really the only kind I know how to tie anyway. :oops:

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

Postby 09042014 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:02 pm

Any suggestions on where to get a decent suit for a decent price? My brother is in the market and wants to get something decent but doesn't want to break the bank. $400 maybe 500 max.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:17 am

Desert Fox wrote:Any suggestions on where to get a decent suit for a decent price? My brother is in the market and wants to get something decent but doesn't want to break the bank. $400 maybe 500 max.


Suit supply.

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Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:38 pm

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

Postby skers » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:59 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This is an embarrassing question that may have been mentioned but I don't feel like searching through this thread: Tie knots. I'm a big fan of the double windsor knot. Too pretentious for screeners/callbacks at NYC biglaw?

yes. Half windsor or four in hand, depending on preference. Full and double windsors are not appropriate for an interview.

Anonymous User wrote:Okay so what do I do for dress shirts? What are the rulez?

100% cotton is a must?
Solid white is a must? Or can I mix it up?
What sort of collar?
Any other good "rules?"


http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-Pla ... ted-Shirts

http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-Pla ... ted-Shirts

These are your best options. Many places sell similar shirts, as long as they follow the general guidelines in these links
(light blue/white,
100% cotton,
poplin weave,
semispread collar,
slim fit if you're a bit fuller bodied, extra slim/tailored/fully fitted if you are thin - very few people actually need regular fit shirts anymore)


Do you own some of this brand? How's the quality?

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

Postby westinghouse60 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:01 pm

I'm about to order AE Park Avenues from Amazon since they're on sale and I can get them shipped quickly enough in time to have them by OCI. Ordering them in 10.5, but they don't have D width (which is what I think I ordinarily wear), only E. Will that be close enough to work? Kinda in a tight spot with this.

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

Postby BVest » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:17 pm

I wouldn't buy a different width without a chance to try it on. I generally wear a D but in certain shoes wear down to a B for a better fit. But the fit between widths is definitely different and I certainly wouldn't buy a wider pair site unseen just because (or perhaps especially because) I was in a tight spot. If time is critical, I would definitely go brick & mortar.




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