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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by crazycanuck » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:31 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:No joke, i'm in the career center today making an appointment to meet with a counselor and across the way in the interview suits I see a kid in the waiting area wearing a nice fitting grey suit and these shoes:

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Pffffft, that's nothing. A guy showed up to my firms "life in the firm" day wearing: White shoes, white pants, white vest, baby blue shirt, pink tie, and he had a white top hat but was told to take it off and it got put in a closet.

He wasn't RL trolling.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by TheFactor » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:48 am

TemporarySaint wrote:
Borhas wrote:as far as brown shoes, is gray (light gray?) the only suit color that would really work?

Also, does belt color need to match? I don't mean match as just that it's some sort of brown belt, but does it really need the same color and gloss as the leather of the shoes?
Navy suits looks great with brown shoes. Just make sure not to wear them in an interview. Yes, your belt should match. If it doesn't you look sloppy. Get a matching belt from the company you bought the shoes from.
Forgive my fashion ignorance, but why no navy suit/brown shoes in an interview?

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Post by Mr. Fancy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:51 am

TheFactor wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:
Borhas wrote:as far as brown shoes, is gray (light gray?) the only suit color that would really work?

Also, does belt color need to match? I don't mean match as just that it's some sort of brown belt, but does it really need the same color and gloss as the leather of the shoes?
Navy suits looks great with brown shoes. Just make sure not to wear them in an interview. Yes, your belt should match. If it doesn't you look sloppy. Get a matching belt from the company you bought the shoes from.
Forgive my fashion ignorance, but why no navy suit/brown shoes in an interview?
Note quite as conservative/formal. You would probably be fine, but it's generally best to play it as safe as possible for an interview.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by SupraVln180 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:55 am

Is it wildly inappropiate to wear dress shoes that come up a little higher? Kind of like Chukkas.

Something like this:
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Post by gman » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:12 am

I don't know if they're acceptable for the workplace (my guess would be "hell no"), but I will say that I've never seen them look good on anyone.

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Post by TheFactor » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:20 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:Is it wildly inappropiate to wear dress shoes that come up a little higher? Kind of like Chukkas.

Something like this:
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Post by Pufer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:13 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:Is it wildly inappropiate to wear dress shoes that come up a little higher? Kind of like Chukkas.

Something like this:
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You would definitely be going against convention, and probably not in a passable way (assuming you're talking business suit and not some sort of beige, "I'm off to the yacht" type of suit). That's not, "He's flouting convention because he's a crazy style-rebel." like a pair of awesome balmoral boots might be (depending on the crowd - most crowds aren't this crowd). It's more like guys in Sears vinyl wingtips saying, "Man, those are some ugly-ass casual shoes."

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Post by notanumber » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:27 pm

Pufer wrote:
SupraVln180 wrote:Is it wildly inappropiate to wear dress shoes that come up a little higher? Kind of like Chukkas.

Something like this:
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You would definitely be going against convention, and probably not in a passable way (assuming you're talking business suit and not some sort of beige, "I'm off to the yacht" type of suit). That's not, "He's flouting convention because he's a crazy style-rebel." like a pair of awesome balmoral boots might be (depending on the crowd - most crowds aren't this crowd). It's more like guys in Sears vinyl wingtips saying, "Man, those are some ugly-ass casual shoes."

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Hey Pufer. What do you think about black chelsea boots in the office.
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Post by Borhas » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:23 pm

pink shirt, burgundy tie, gray suit, brown shoes

baller status

hope the pink doesn't irk my moot court judges
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Post by patrickd139 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:48 pm

Borhas wrote:pink shirt, burgundy tie, gray suit, brown shoes

baller status

hope the pink doesn't irk my moot court judges
I think I was your judge for that round. And no, you didn't pull it off.

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Post by GodSpeed » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:07 pm

Borhas wrote:pink shirt, burgundy tie, gray suit, brown shoes

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hope the pink doesn't irk my moot court judges
why the fuck would you wear that?

Good rule of thumb: dress like a politician.

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Post by Pufer » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:09 am

notanumber wrote:
Pufer wrote:
SupraVln180 wrote:Is it wildly inappropiate to wear dress shoes that come up a little higher? Kind of like Chukkas.

Something like this:
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You would definitely be going against convention, and probably not in a passable way (assuming you're talking business suit and not some sort of beige, "I'm off to the yacht" type of suit). That's not, "He's flouting convention because he's a crazy style-rebel." like a pair of awesome balmoral boots might be (depending on the crowd - most crowds aren't this crowd). It's more like guys in Sears vinyl wingtips saying, "Man, those are some ugly-ass casual shoes."

-Pufer
Hey Pufer. What do you think about black chelsea boots in the office?
I wouldn't personally do it (I think that the elastic side panels dress them down too much), but they're okay if your office is fairly informal. If you want to go boots in the office, eschew the elastic and go with some sleek side-zip ankle boots. Not the most traditional, but many won't even notice.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by Borhas » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:58 pm

whatever, light pink shirt + burgundy tie is a legit color combination
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Post by twert » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:33 pm

Borhas wrote:whatever, light pink shirt + burgundy tie is a legit color combination
no, it really isn't. Mixing two colors in the same family is hard and usually only works with blues/purples.

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Post by Stanford4Me » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:34 pm

Borhas wrote:whatever, light pink shirt + burgundy tie is a legit color combination
Not for moot, or any conservative law setting.

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Post by HenryKillinger » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:35 pm

Borhas wrote:whatever, light pink shirt + burgundy tie is a legit color combination for frat parties
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Post by Borhas » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:55 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
Borhas wrote:whatever, light pink shirt + burgundy tie is a legit color combination
Not for moot, or any conservative law setting.
ehhh it's San Francisco though
I actually asked them and they said it didn't even cross their mind. But I do think it wouldn't fly in actual court anywhere else.

W/ that said, a pastel color + tint is a good idea in general

example: light blue + gold or dark orange
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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by Stanford4Me » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:04 pm

Borhas wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
Borhas wrote:whatever, light pink shirt + burgundy tie is a legit color combination
Not for moot, or any conservative law setting.
ehhh it's San Francisco though
I actually asked them and they said it didn't even cross their mind. But I do think it wouldn't fly in actual court anywhere else.

W/ that said, a pastel color + tint is a good idea in general

example: light blue + gold or dark orange
I'm a fan of contrasting colors like that, but I understand that a lot of people aren't, or are to afraid to try it themselves.

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Post by zanda » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:44 pm

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Post by unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:05 pm

zanda wrote:Image
That's.... that's... just terrible

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Post by traehekat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:43 pm

Not one article of clothing he is wearing would I ever, under any circumstances, consider wearing.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by James Bond » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:49 pm

traehekat wrote:Not one article of clothing he is wearing would I ever, under any circumstances, consider wearing.
I have a few express button down's that are default bar shirts. Some places I just won't wear polo or lacoste cause I don't want my shit destroyed

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Post by Patriot1208 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:28 pm

James Bond wrote:
traehekat wrote:Not one article of clothing he is wearing would I ever, under any circumstances, consider wearing.
I have a few express button down's that are default bar shirts. Some places I just won't wear polo or lacoste cause I don't want my shit destroyed
Same, I have one or two express button downs and a pair of jeans from there, but I probably wouldn't buy the color that dude is wearing. And I certainly wouldn't buy the pants or jacket.

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Post by traehekat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:08 pm

Yeah I'm not really knocking Express shirts in general, just that particular color. I'll admit to not being a huge fan of stuff from Express, though. Most of it is a little too metro for me.

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Post by Stanford4Me » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:25 pm

traehekat wrote:Yeah I'm not really knocking Express shirts in general, just that particular color. I'll admit to not being a huge fan of stuff from Express, though. Most of it is a little too metro for me.
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