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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:36 pm

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:49 pm

Any suggestions on the best place to buy slacks for SA this summer? Is it necessary that they are wool, or are pants like this OK?

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/calv ... slotId%3D2

Reps for a recommendation for an aesthetic bro that is very lean but with huge thighs (very hard for me to buy good looking jeans). 25" quads, and 34 length for my suit pants. Thanks!!

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:01 pm

No need to be anonymous,

IMO it is good to have a couple of pairs of non wool pants in case you can't make it to the dry cleaners. If you have unique measurements, you should look at getting your nicer pairs tailored.

BAnana Republic is a good place to start

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Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:12 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:No need to be anonymous,

IMO it is good to have a couple of pairs of non wool pants in case you can't make it to the dry cleaners. If you have unique measurements, you should look at getting your nicer pairs tailored.

BAnana Republic is a good place to start


Anon because my measurements would easily out me at my particular t50

Is there any reason not to buy only polyester pants? I (personally) don't think I can tell the difference.. And what do you mean tailored? Would that be buying a large waist and having the waist taken in?

FTR, my legs are about this size:
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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby prs362 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Can anyone attest to the differences in these two BB Fitzgerald suits? Specifically, is the second suit worth the extra $300? Will be a 1st year in NY in the fall, and looking to get a decent go to solid Navy suit. Also, is the second suit a darker shade of navy than the first, or are my eyes deceiving me?

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http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Two-Button-1818-Suit/212K,default,pd.html?dwvar_212K_Color=NWNV&contentpos=1&cgid=0216

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Postby Danger Zone » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:51 pm

The more expensive one is 100% wool and half-canvassed. The other is a wool/cotton blend and doesn't say anything about the canvassing, which could mean it's fused.

If you want to save a pretty penny buying a suit of equivalent quality to the more expensive one, pick up a SuitSupply suit in navy. I've heard the Napoli and London cuts recommended here before.

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Postby prs362 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:09 pm

Danger Zone wrote:The more expensive one is 100% wool and half-canvassed. The other is a wool/cotton blend and doesn't say anything about the canvassing, which could mean it's fused.

If you want to save a pretty penny buying a suit of equivalent quality to the more expensive one, pick up a SuitSupply suit in navy. I've heard the Napoli and London cuts recommended here before.


Thanks. I planned on waiting for the big BB sale in the summer, but maybe something along these lines from suit supply?

Suit 1

Suit 2

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

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:18 pm

Yep, either one would be a solid choice, just depends on what kind of fit you want. IIRC the difference is that the Napoli is cut slimmer.

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Postby aces » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any reason not to buy only polyester pants? I (personally) don't think I can tell the difference..

Polyester generally doesn't breathe as well as wool, which means it (a) traps sweat and builds up funky smells more easily and (b) is more uncomfortable to wear during the summer. Wool also tends to be more durable, especially if you take good care of it. There are some good poly blends that are hard to distinguish from wool, but it's definitely possible to tell the difference between 100% poly and wool (though most people won't notice or care).

If you're trying to start a wardrobe on a budget, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to go with polyester (or, ideally, a poly blend). They're cheaper, you don't have to dry-clean them, and they generally wrinkle less. But long-term, you definitely want to invest in some good wool slacks.

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

Postby jchiles » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:01 pm

If anybody is looking for a decent deal on shirts, Charles Tyrwhitt is having a sale on their website. I think $29.50 is a pretty good price but maybe someone else would know better.

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Postby Danger Zone » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:29 pm

jchiles wrote:If anybody is looking for a decent deal on shirts, Charles Tyrwhitt is having a sale on their website. I think $29.50 is a pretty good price but maybe someone else would know better.

Link for the $29.50 deal? I only see 39.50.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:27 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
jchiles wrote:If anybody is looking for a decent deal on shirts, Charles Tyrwhitt is having a sale on their website. I think $29.50 is a pretty good price but maybe someone else would know better.

Link for the $29.50 deal? I only see 39.50.


Hi I know 0Ls aren't supposed to post here, but just wanted to drop the link for you and whoever else that was interested.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/117882/ ... ous-styles

I clicked on the first slim fit shirt link and it came up as 29.50. HTH

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

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:48 pm

Thanks, appreciate that.

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Postby mrjohnsterman » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:39 pm

So, I have never owned or worn a sport jacket/blazer. This summer I am in a office where basically you where a jacket into the office and then don't need to wear it once you are there. I have two suits (charcoal and navy) but figure I need to add a sport coat to wear with slacks but really have no idea what I should be looking for (i.e. some have gold buttons - others don't, is it supposed to fit differently than a suit jacket?). Any one have some suggestions of what style is going to be good for young attorney (well summer associate for now). Also, as it may have an impact - I will be in Atlanta.

thanks - I searched before posted to see if i found something on point.

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

Postby POTUS2044 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:43 pm

Is Charles Tyrwhit shirt comparable to Brooks Brothers?

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

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:57 pm

POTUS2044 wrote:Is Charles Tyrwhit shirt comparable to Brooks Brothers?

It's a little thinner, but it's pretty high quality and the fit is a little slimmer than BB.

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

Postby SemperLegal » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:42 am

So, kind of out there question but:

I am pretty handy and coordinated. I can do some minor tailoring (i.e. moving buttons in the wrist, hemming pants, fixing holes, etc.) I was looking on youtube on how to taper a shirt. Has anyone tried doing it? Is it impossible, or should I sacrifice a few shirts and learn how to do it?
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Postby Danger Zone » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:29 am

No idea, but if you try it please let me know. Been meaning to get into this myself.

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

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:07 am

SemperLegal wrote:So, kind of out there question but:

I am pretty handy and coordinated. I can do some minor tailoring (i.e. moving buttons in the wrist, hemming pants, fixing holes, etc.) I was looking on youtube on how to taper a shirt. Has anyone tried doing it? Is it impossible, or should I sacrifice a few shirts and learn how to do it?


My tailor charges like $4 to taper in a shirt, so it can't be that hard.

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

Postby chrisbru » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:15 pm

mrjohnsterman wrote:So, I have never owned or worn a sport jacket/blazer. This summer I am in a office where basically you where a jacket into the office and then don't need to wear it once you are there. I have two suits (charcoal and navy) but figure I need to add a sport coat to wear with slacks but really have no idea what I should be looking for (i.e. some have gold buttons - others don't, is it supposed to fit differently than a suit jacket?). Any one have some suggestions of what style is going to be good for young attorney (well summer associate for now). Also, as it may have an impact - I will be in Atlanta.

thanks - I searched before posted to see if i found something on point.


I think the general rule is to make sure it is different enough from the pants that it is clearly a blazer and not just a mismatched suit. I personally don't like the gold button ones, and just buy the more contemporary blazers/sports jackets. Like this one, but I buy significantly cheaper ones... Like on clearance from JC Penney/Kohl's:
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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby sprezz » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:26 pm

just get a sportcoat that fits like your suit jackets, no reason to get too fancy size wise

navy is the most versatile solid color option, grays are surprisingly not nearly as versatile. you have some leeway for a subtle pattern probably but it is easiest to just go solid both in terms of finding it to buy and matching it with other stuff.

the flashy buttons mostly help distinguish the classic navy blazer as not-an-orphan-suitcoat, like ^^ was saying. that's *the* classic option, you're always fine if you choose to go that route. but if you don't like that touch, you can easily do without those buttons and still have a perfectly fine sportcoat. or switch up the color, if you really want.

there are lots of cool things you can do sportcoat wise for a hot summer, but too dependent on firm norms etc for me to really recommend them for this purpose. i will say unlined linen sportcoats are the goddamn truth over the summer for more casual environments, but i'm staying away from those at the firm myself.

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

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:46 pm

Not sure if this is the best place to post this but since I saw other people asking SA biz casual questions here I figured I would to.

I was wondering if J Crew slim fit bowery pants (like these http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/pant ... /90312.jsp) are too casual for my SA. I have a feeling they are but I like the way they look on me and I'm kind of scared of the New York summers in even light wool pants.

The firm's business casual, old-school NYC but not that stuffy for old school NYC if that helps at all.

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:46 pm

oblig.lawl.ref wrote:Not sure if this is the best place to post this but since I saw other people asking SA biz casual questions here I figured I would to.

I was wondering if J Crew slim fit bowery pants (like these http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/pant ... /90312.jsp) are too casual for my SA. I have a feeling they are but I like the way they look on me and I'm kind of scared of the New York summers in even light wool pants.

The firm's business casual, old-school NYC but not that stuffy for old school NYC if that helps at all.


they're fine

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

Postby aces » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:34 am

Brooks Brothers is having their summer suit sale-- 2 for $899 through April 21st.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:14 pm

I'm struggling with what exactly I should look like for a business casual SA in Philadelphia.

Is just shirt+slacks+leather shoes everyday is good?

Is this appropriate??
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Shirt like this OK? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Supima%C2 ... &cgid=0203

Slacks were simple enough I just got a bunch of gray/navy/brown ones. I got brown and black shoes+belts. But I seriously don't know what shirts need to look like? Is this really a big deal or can you wear pretty much whatever the fuk you want?

This OK? http://www.express.com/clothing/fitted+ ... dColor=RED

Would love anyone forever that just posts a couple pictures from the internet of what your typical business casual outfit looks like




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