Why did BB elect to use a model that looks younger than the interns at my office? I love 1818s but this turns me off.
Maybe they're trying to subtly convince I'm at the age where I need to upgrade to GF.
Originally Posted by vezatron
05FRIEND is the code.
They just posted a few Egyptian cotton slim-fits in solid colors (blue and pink). Excellent deal at $67 less 25%.
In my experience, the "luxury line" slims are slimmer than the basic line slims.
The Brooks Brothers 346 (outlet) line is an okay bargain but not great. Since this weekend is F&F 25% off, the better value for the exact same price is the Brooks Brothers Suiting Essential line (available online).
They do not have the typical multiple-buy deal for BB 1818 suits right now (2 for $1500). At $750 a piece right now, that's a significant amount out of your price range. If you are only using two suits this summer, you'll also find that the Suiting...
Originally Posted by horowitz
My interview is next Monday.
Wait, is your interview in 5 DAYS?
If this is correct, you need to completely change course. A nice suit needs to be tailored--sleeves shortened, jacket taken in, pants cuffed, etc. Unless you already have a tailor where you can jump to the front of the line, the wait time is generally weeks, especially in Manhattan (the free alterations at 346 Madison, IIRC, took three...
Originally Posted by jhva3
I'm looking to get a tux. Does anyone know if they ever mark the formalwear down 40%?
They have had a variety of evening wear marked down on the website during the last year, but it's been sporadic. IIRC, a Madison 1818 tuxedo was being sold for around $400 for a while.
Taking into account the OP's specific concern, I think you should wait. There is a significant probability that a better deal on a suit can be had in June. As to selection in June, that really should be a concern of yours if all you're looking at is OCI. Essentially any suit from BB will qualify in the interview-appropriate category.
Search the archives here--every summer just before interview season there are 2-3 long threads dealing with law-specific sartorial...
Neiman Marcus Last Call has a 35% off any-non sale item online today through May 5. You can also get free shipping with the code LCMAYFS.
Pretty picked over selection, but I used the code to buy two house label belts.
For those in the suit market, a couple of Hickey Freeman suits (including this gray staple) are available for under $400, shipping included. No 40R's, unfortunately.
Originally Posted by kuslamb
First, is this too dressed down for a black tie event (tux, long tie, braces, no cummerbund/vest) or is it okay? What about this look with the bow tie (tux, bow tie, braces, no cummerbund/vest).
You are not going to find a lot of love for anything but a bowtie here on SF. I would certainly find it weird at almost all events and borderline incorrect at others (evening wedding, for instance).
Flyer came to the office today.
Charles Tyrwhitt Sale -- Most shirts $39, including the non-iron slim fits in solid staple colors (these have been not as cheap during the past sales). Good for any of the young guns here looking to develop a beginner's wardrobe.
Go to ctshirts.com/natlj or call 1-800-797-2701 and quote NATLJ. Tried to combine it with some of the offer codes available (e.g. $10 off order), but it did not work.