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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:35 am

GodSpeed wrote:
HJO wrote:is this tie ok for an interview, i'm not trying to wear a "fun" tie
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It's not that it's too fun, but that it seems kinda... dainty and nancy-boyish for an interview. You want a "power tie" kinda thing going. It doesn't have that power-tie thing. It's a great office tie. I just bought a very similar tie yesterday, except the pedals are blue.


I agree, it is rather nancy-boyish. I've made it known that I don't agree with the "must wear power tie" people, but this is definitely too soft for an interview.

Something somewhat similar that I would wear to an interview: http://www.bluefly.com/Ike-Behar-deep-r ... detail.fly

Or (Although I don't think I'd ever pay triple figures for a tie, unless it was some love at first sight thing. Way too many great options below $100 to be shelling out that kinda cash).

http://www.bluefly.com/Ferragamo-bordea ... detail.fly

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:57 am

BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:58 am

Waterman47 wrote:BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew


Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:07 am

romothesavior wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew


Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.


Have you tried them? These are the magnetic ones that keep your collar in place as it should be. The regular plastic collar stays that come with shirts only do half the job- keeping the collar straight. But they do nothing to actually keep it firmly in place.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:10 am

romothesavior wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew


Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.

Agreed. Those are a rip-off. I got a pack of 16 brass collar-stays for $12 at Macys last Christmas. Don't waste all that extra money.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:12 am

Waterman47 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew


Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.


Have you tried them? These are the magnetic ones that keep your collar in place as it should be. The regular plastic collar stays that come with shirts only do half the job- keeping the collar straight. But they do nothing to actually keep it firmly in place.


Hmm... might have to look into them. Seems like possible overkill, although I do have a few shirt collars (and I'm sure every guy does) that little to come up a bit instead of touching the shirt itself. It doesn't look terrible, but it could be improved.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:14 am

HenryKillinger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew


Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.

Agreed. Those are a rip-off. I got a pack of 16 brass collar-stays for $12 at Macys last Christmas. Don't waste all that extra money.


Magnetic, not just brass.

And they're mostly useful for business-casual situations in which you'd wear a dress shirt without a tie.

Obviously if you're wearing a tie the collar is held in place by the tie itself.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:18 am

Waterman47 wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:BTW, I need these so bad. Price seems a bit exorbitant, but gonna pull the trigger on the variety pack.

I think 90% of men are in desperate need of these as well.

http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/power-stays ... 5QodajRWew


Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.

Agreed. Those are a rip-off. I got a pack of 16 brass collar-stays for $12 at Macys last Christmas. Don't waste all that extra money.


Magnetic, not just brass.

And they're mostly useful for business-casual situations in which you'd wear a dress shirt without a tie.

Obviously if you're wearing a tie the collar is held in place by the tie itself.

I feel like that might creat a wierd little bump from the collar pulling against the shirt as it tries to spread and go flat. thoughts?

EDIT: durr, can't type good

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:20 am

HenryKillinger wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Yeah for sure. I never take them out when I get a new shirt. And those are really expensive for a few inches of plastic.

Agreed. Those are a rip-off. I got a pack of 16 brass collar-stays for $12 at Macys last Christmas. Don't waste all that extra money.


Magnetic, not just brass.

And they're mostly useful for business-casual situations in which you'd wear a dress shirt without a tie.

Obviously if you're wearing a tie the collar is held in place by the tie itself.

I feel like that might creat a wierd little bump from the collar pulling against the shirt as it tries to spread and go flat. thoughts?

EDIT: durr, can't type good


Possible.

These were recommended to me by a Brooks Brothers employee that I consider to be extremely fashionable, so I'm gonna give him the BOTD and give these a try. Will report back.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:23 am

Waterman47 wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:Magnetic, not just brass.

And they're mostly useful for business-casual situations in which you'd wear a dress shirt without a tie.

Obviously if you're wearing a tie the collar is held in place by the tie itself.

I feel like that might creat a wierd little bump from the collar pulling against the shirt as it tries to spread and go flat. thoughts?

EDIT: durr, can't type good


Possible.

These were recommended to me by a Brooks Brothers employee that I consider to be extremely fashionable, so I'm gonna give him the BOTD and give these a try. Will report back.

Please do. I have a few shirts where the collar points doint touch when I'm wearing biz-casual and it bugs the crap out of me. Maybe these will help.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HJO » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:31 am

GodSpeed wrote:
HJO wrote:is this tie ok for an interview, i'm not trying to wear a "fun" tie
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It's not that it's too fun, but that it seems kinda... dainty and nancy-boyish for an interview. You want a "power tie" kinda thing going. It doesn't have that power-tie thing. It's a great office tie. I just bought a very similar tie yesterday, except the pedals are blue.


Yeah that was kind of my gut feeling, thanks for reenforcing.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:40 am

Anyone in/around NYC: there's a SYMS in Elmsford (north of Yonkers) that is having some ridiculous sales right now. I think they're shutting down the store.

Bought an Armani tie for $30, a Burberry tie for $15, a Boss slim fit dress shirt shirt for $35, and would've bought a ton more if I wasn't broke as shit.

Suits sucked though.

BTW Boss MAX slim fit dress shirt is the best fitting off the rack shirt I have ever worn. It might even be a little too well-fitted for business purposes, but perfect for more casual settings.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:33 pm

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finally got some new shoes. Leather sole with leather saver on the heel and pivot (not sure what the proper term is but its at the ball of the foot). $45 at a sample sale store in SF.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:00 pm

Woot. Another interview. Power tie time, bitches.

This one is part time, but it's litigation stuff so I'm cool with it for now.

Oh, nice shoes, great price.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:06 pm

Thoughts on 3-button v. 2-button? I've always found 3 to be kind of odd looking, but am I just weird for feeling that way?

Also, congrats GodSpeed on the interview. I'm sure you'll be lookin' sharp... gotta look good to play good.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:08 pm

romothesavior wrote:Thoughts on 3-button v. 2-button? I've always found 3 to be kind of odd looking, but am I just weird for feeling that way?

Also, congrats GodSpeed on the interview. Gotta look good to play good.

I am definitely more of a 2 button person, however you can't go wrong with a low cut 3 button suit either. High cut 3 button = fail.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:09 pm

romothesavior wrote:Thoughts on 3-button v. 2-button? I've always found 3 to be kind of odd looking, but am I just weird for feeling that way?

Also, congrats GodSpeed on the interview. I'm sure you'll be lookin' sharp... gotta look good to play good.


2-button: always a great look.

3-button: sometimes a good look depending on the cut. If I saw a suit that I loved and it happened to be 3-button I would buy it, but I would never go out looking for a 3-button suit.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:13 pm

Waterman47 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Thoughts on 3-button v. 2-button? I've always found 3 to be kind of odd looking, but am I just weird for feeling that way?

Also, congrats GodSpeed on the interview. I'm sure you'll be lookin' sharp... gotta look good to play good.


2-button: always a great look.

3-button: sometimes a good look depending on the cut. If I saw a suit that I loved and it happened to be 3-button I would buy it, but I would never go out looking for a 3-button suit.

Even a high cut 3 button? I think they look terrible.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:16 pm

I just got a navy 3-button and a gray 2-button (already have a charcoal 2-button so I wanted to diversify the looks a little bit).

This isn't the suit I bought, but I think this is approximately the cut of the navy suit I got:

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Aye or nay?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:16 pm

nay. High cut FTMFL.

edit: kinda hard to tell b/c that dude is obviously tall and the jacket is open, but I'm saying nay to be safe.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:17 pm

GodSpeed wrote:nay. High cut FTMFL.


Give me an example of a 3-button that you'd approve of.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:19 pm

GodSpeed wrote:
Waterman47 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Thoughts on 3-button v. 2-button? I've always found 3 to be kind of odd looking, but am I just weird for feeling that way?

Also, congrats GodSpeed on the interview. I'm sure you'll be lookin' sharp... gotta look good to play good.


2-button: always a great look.

3-button: sometimes a good look depending on the cut. If I saw a suit that I loved and it happened to be 3-button I would buy it, but I would never go out looking for a 3-button suit.

Even a high cut 3 button? I think they look terrible.


I would never love a suit that was high cut, so no. And I agree that they look terrible. NBA player look is not for me.

Most of the time if I pick up a suit and it's 3-button I don't even try it on. But sometimes there are some lower cut ones I like. But I wouldn't mind if all 3-button suits were burned.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Waterman47 wrote:Most of the time if I pick up a suit and it's 3-button I don't even try it on. But sometimes there are some lower cut ones I like. But I wouldn't mind if all 3-button suits were burned.


See, I've usually been 2-button all the way. Never owned a 3-piece anything, but I let the guy who was fitting me talk me into it. It did look pretty good on me, so we'll see.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Waterman47 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:22 pm

romothesavior wrote:
GodSpeed wrote:nay. High cut FTMFL.


Give me an example of a 3-button that you'd approve of.


Decent 3-button cut: http://www.bluefly.com/Gucci-navy-wool- ... detail.fly

Bad 3-button cut: http://www.bluefly.com/Armani-Collezion ... detail.fly

Again, I would just avoid 3-buttons altogether.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

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