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Global Entry is great, and the IM rollnecks are, too. IMHO, neither LAX nor SFO compares with the horrors of JFK.
A visit to Beckenstein's is usually worthwhile.
A view from the other side of the pond: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/21/why-do-academics-dress-so-badly
David Reeves for the win.
In other news, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/fashion/in-fashion-gender-lines-are-blurring.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
Buy a few things, and see how they work out. Sometimes you don't discover the details of fit and comfort until you wear a garment a few times. Also, you can buy a few things at full price and then wait for a sale to stock up. Re shoes: lace-ups are more versatile for work than loafers. A nail salon is obviously a fashion business and so not about conservative business dress, but you never know what you'll be doing next.
Definitely menswear-ish. The collar is great. I think the pants would be better flat front.
Good alterations go such a long way. We all know people who wear very expensive clothes that fit poorly and look terrible.
Be cautious. Shell is tough, but it does not like all shoe care products. Have you checked the shoe care thread here? There is a lot of excellent advice.
Helping people dress professionally at a low price is great, and it is possible to look decently put together in inexpensive clothes. More power to good salesmen.
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