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

Postby sweeteavodka » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:46 pm

mvp99 wrote:
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KM2016 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Where's a good place for business casual slacks? I don't know where to start with any of this.


Nordstrom Rack. Stick to wool/synthetic wool materials in colors like navy, gray (dark or light), olive, khaki, and brown.

Thanks.

How important is the wool thing? In other words, color aside, is something like this out of the question? https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/prod ... color=GREY


So wool usually looks better, its more formal, usually does not have an unwanted shine, and it feels better on your skin. Buying cheap polyester pants is like putting water bottles for pants. You can get 100% wool pants or something similar for $60-100, so why buy polyester?


What about cotton? Specifically these:

https://bonobos.com/products/weekday-warriors

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

Postby 5ky » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:10 pm

Cotton is fine

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

Postby TheDogWhisperer » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:02 pm

I read that the following site offers good clothing options, specifically it offers inexpensive quality 100% cotton dress shirts. Enjoy!

http://www.ctshirts.com/

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

Postby toothbrush » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:29 pm

TheDogWhisperer wrote:I read that the following site offers good clothing options, specifically it offers inexpensive quality 100% cotton dress shirts. Enjoy!

http://www.ctshirts.com/

They have shirts for 29.50 atm which is as good as it gets for them. Good deal for people looking to stock up. Check the Male fashion thread for comments on quality.

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

Postby PennBull » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:56 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
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mu13ski wrote:As far as the sportcoats...thoughts on these:

https://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothing ... water-grey

https://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothing ... /B9668.jsp

https://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothing ... t-charcoal

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/pr ... =186124002


Versatility is key. I'd love something that I could wear for happy hours with some dress pants or chinos and then possibly dress it down to wear with nice jeans at night.


Looks fine to me although if you're into this kind of "sport coats" you might as well wear a suit jacket you already have. For me a true sport coat is at least lightly patterned and its color is not a traditional suit color (that's what makes it less formal). But you can wear that grey with a contrasting pant and I'm pretty sure it'll look fine.


oh god never wear a suit jacket as a sport coat. Its so obvious. THe differnce isn't just color. ITs fit & constructino.


It's actually entirely dependent on the jacket, so this isn't a steadfast rule at all.

I have a couple orphaned jackets that look totally fine. I have some suit jackets that would look terrible

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

Postby North » Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:40 pm

sweeteavodka wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Where's a good place for business casual slacks? I don't know where to start with any of this.

What about cotton? Specifically these:

https://bonobos.com/products/weekday-warriors

Wondering the same thing. These good for business casual?

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

Postby sublime » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:16 pm

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

Postby PennBull » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:21 pm

Buy actual dress pants. Be an adult

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

Postby sprezz » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:29 pm

yeah... i wouldn't go cotton that's that obviously cotton other than fridays and maybe the occasional change-up. wool lasts longer, looks a hell of a lot better, and is more comfortable as long as you've got the right weight for the season. i've seen a few pairs of cotton pants that drape more like a tropical wool - hickey freeman made some a few years ago - but aside from those, i probably wouldn't rely on cotton pants. not to say that you can't or even shouldn't, i guess i just don't see the upside

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

Postby sublime » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:41 am

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:44 am

sublime wrote:
PennBull wrote:Buy actual dress pants. Be an adult



Does this mean that I should bite the bullet and buy those or that I should buy wool ones? Would be more than happy to take brand recs as well.


Don't buy those.

I know you'll be here during the summer and it'll be hot but just buy breathable wool pants. I think banana republic makes good wool pants for the price (wait for 40% off, usually on Wednesdays). They look more professional and are more appropriate.

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

Postby sublime » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:45 am

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:48 am

I mean I'm a 31/30 in everything everywhere and I haven't had to vanity size for them. Tailored slim is the fit I go for and I'm not like a skinny dude, more athletic build

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

Postby sublime » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:50 am

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:51 am

My br pants ripped like a week in so hopefully you have better luck. J. Crew hung tough tho.

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:54 am

I second the j crew rec for sure. I just like my banana pants for fifty bucks

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

Postby skers » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:17 am

sprezz wrote:yeah... i wouldn't go cotton that's that obviously cotton other than fridays and maybe the occasional change-up. wool lasts longer, looks a hell of a lot better, and is more comfortable as long as you've got the right weight for the season. i've seen a few pairs of cotton pants that drape more like a tropical wool - hickey freeman made some a few years ago - but aside from those, i probably wouldn't rely on cotton pants. not to say that you can't or even shouldn't, i guess i just don't see the upside


The difference in appearance between wool and cotton is marginal and not having to deal w/ dry cleaning is totally worth it.

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:20 am

skers wrote:The difference in appearance between wool and cotton is marginal


This is decidedly false unless you're comparing certain types of wools and certain cotton construction. Cotton pants are definitely noticeable.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:35 am

BR is 40% off right now, FYI.

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:BR is 40% off right now, FYI.


good call

free shipping and returns if you buy a minimum amount (it's like $50 I think), so I think they're a fine buy to try out.

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

Postby skers » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:47 am

PennBull wrote:
skers wrote:The difference in appearance between wool and cotton is marginal


This is decidedly false unless you're comparing certain types of wools and certain cotton construction. Cotton pants are definitely noticeable.


Most importantly, who the fuck cares if cotton is noticeable? This may just come down to a cultural difference between NY and everywhere else that doesn't make a big deal out of minute things that don't matter. So I guess by marginal difference I mean most people aren't going to notice, let alone care. It's mostly a personal preference. You have to wear wool to be an adult/professional? lol ok.

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

Postby PennBull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:01 am

once again the professional men's style thread completely misses the point between "what should I advise someone to buy?" versus "what is acceptable?"

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

Postby FSK » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:02 am

PennBull wrote:once again the professional men's style thread completely misses the point between "what should I advise someone to buy?" versus "what is acceptable?"


You've convinced me to go in on 5 pairs of wool pants, b/c free returns haha.

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

Postby skers » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:08 am

PennBull wrote:once again the professional men's style thread completely misses the point between "what should I advise someone to buy?" versus "what is acceptable?"


Not at all man, but I guess if that's the way you want to see it. Like I said, it's either just preference or a cultural thing. At my workplace if anyone brought up wool v. cotton pants, we would just laugh at them.

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

Postby BVest » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:31 am

skers wrote:
The difference in appearance between wool and cotton is marginal and not having to deal w/ dry cleaning is totally worth it.


Does no one else take issue with the latter half of this? You should have your khakis dry cleaned. Yes, you can launder them, but after you've had them a while (and you will have them a while because you're an adult now), the cuffs will fray, the creases will fade in color, and the fit will grow more and more like a vise on both your waste and marriage tackle.




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