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From my experience, the DC intern uniform (including Capitol Hill) is the "California Tuxedo" - blue OCBD, Khakis, navy blazer, reppe tie and burgundy penny loafer! Switch the khaki's for grey pants for events.
Quote: Originally Posted by SpooPoker Navy linen blazer FTW. Same here!
Depends on where do you work (social environment) - banking, government (high level) certainly not, media, communication, academia - yes! When I was working in govt, I had used PoW as a "dress down" variant - as other mid- gray's - for days that I had no formal meetings (your first example is quite muted, for me it will pass for a good "before lunch" or "friday suit") I used a lot mid gray's, pattern or not; when moved to "normal world" a PoW would be as dressed (read...
Go for side vents or ventless suits. MTM or bespoke can help a lot! And guys - it is not always about exercise!
Chinese mob, sorry to say!
First rule of bespoke - do not micro manage your tailor (he/she knows better than you what can be done)! Second rule of bespoke - for the first commission KISS (keep it simple)! Do not venture in styles that you had not worn yet. 2 or 3 B SB, simple pants, etc. (keep it classic) if you need a good suit. For the shoulder construction you can go either unstructured (more or less neapolitan) or get them with a rollino, if you feel that your body structure needs it. Normally,...
Red Sea Rigg or mufti if it is "Orient Express" (i'd understand a '20' orientalist theme). Black tie with a fez will also work.
Its good!
Depends on what kind of work you do. My Minimal list is 3 suits (one navy, one mid gray, one darker gray) with 2 pair of pants each, plus one navy blazer + 2-3 pairs of pants (greys), for each season (F/W, S/S). Add to that around a dozen of dress shirts (white and blue) and 6 to 12 ties, one dozen pair of socks (navy is ok) and 4 pairs of shoes for each season. You won't get prizes on WAYWRN, but you'll survive business!
Shoes wise - buy a pair of suede shoes, brown. As for ties and shirts - any cashmere tie will look good, also knitted, oxford pinpoint shirts (blue or white), brown or cream turtlenecks. But keep in mind - it is a casual (corduroy) suit, good for cold weather. Even if Germany is not the most stylish place in Europe, do not show at a somewhat formal wedding in that.
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