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post #16 of 60
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Shirt pockets get a big NO from me.

Are shirts without pockets commonly available? If I ever see dress shirts, they have a pocket. Or are these not proper dress shirts?
post #17 of 60
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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
+1. When it comes to flexibility, black is way more flexible. And it is accepted enough that while a black shoes are almost expected, brown shoes may cause some folks to raise their eyebrows (which may not be a good thing at an interview).

Eh, in terms of pure flexibility, brown shoes win. If you get a pair of brown captoe bals, you can pretty much wear them with everything from chinos to suit. Obviously there are better casual choices, but they will definitely do in a pinch. Black captoe bals pretty much only go with suits. This is unrelated to the fact that they are the best interview shoe, and should be the first good shoe purchase for any man.

Though I stand behind the recommendations of black shoes for interviews, I recently wore dark brown captoe bals to a very conservative interview and no one noticed. Also wore a white shirt and conservative tie/solid suit, so I really wasn't drawing attention to myself. I see some crazy stuff worn to interviews- fancy striped shirts, bright yellow ties, you name it. Bottom line, have a pair of black bals in your closet, but unless your shoes stand out for some other reason, brown won't always raise eyebrows.
post #18 of 60
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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post
Are shirts without pockets commonly available? If I ever see dress shirts, they have a pocket. Or are these not proper dress shirts?

They can be removed. I don't know the proper procedure though.
post #19 of 60
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses everyone. I have a few more questions:

Where can I get a white linen pocket square? It seems the most versatile.

What brands should I look into for a 2 button charcoal suit? Something cheap, sub $200 would be preferable.

Why the hell doesn't the styleforum wiki link work? I probably wouldn't need this thread if that worked.
post #20 of 60
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Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
Thanks for the responses everyone. I have a few more questions:

Where can I get a white linen pocket square? It seems the most versatile.

What brands should I look into? Something cheap, sub $200 would be preferable.

Why the hell doesn't the styleforum wiki link work? I probably wouldn't need this thread if that worked.

JAB has simple squares, included white linen with colored borders, for about $30.

$200 for what? PS? I'll sell you one of mine for half that!
post #21 of 60
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Originally Posted by beau nash View Post
JAB has simple squares, included white linen with colored borders, for about $30.

$200 for what? PS? I'll sell you one of mine for half that!

Oh shit! I forgot to add that was my suit budget! I could probably just make my own PS...
post #22 of 60
Value for money, I suggest upping your suit budget to about $300 and looking into M. Valentino on ebay. He sells great suits for the price (contact him separately from ebay for a deal) and has many happy customers.
post #23 of 60
sticky this already :/
post #24 of 60
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Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
Where can I get a white linen pocket square? It seems the most versatile.
Get it from Kent Wang.

Perfect size with hand rolled edges.
post #25 of 60
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wetnose View Post
Value for money, I suggest upping your suit budget to about $300 and looking into M. Valentino on ebay. He sells great suits for the price (contact him separately from ebay for a deal) and has many happy customers.

Sorry but I want to be able to try it on in person, i've never even worn a suit before.

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sticky this already :/

+1

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post
Get it from Kent Wang.

Perfect size with hand rolled edges.

Thanks, will kop.
post #26 of 60
Ahem...? (This is why I requested it be pinned..._ Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ask+a+question
post #27 of 60
Thread Starter 
^^ Sorry, didn't see your thread. And I have to bump this, as I have a few more questions.

What material should my first suit be? I'll be in MN and I want to wear it year-round.

What is a 3/2 roll or something I keep hearing about?

Where can I buy shoe trees cheap?

Thanks in advance.
post #28 of 60
Thread Starter 
Oh yeah, one more question. Is it okay to wear shoes with broguing to an interview or should it be strictly oxford style?
post #29 of 60
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Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
^^ Sorry, didn't see your thread. And I have to bump this, as I have a few more questions.

What material should my first suit be? I'll be in MN and I want to wear it year-round.

What is a 3/2 roll or something I keep hearing about?

Where can I buy shoe trees cheap?

Thanks in advance.

1) I'll leave this one to someone who knows more about it, but I know the general consensus is that there isn't such a thing as an all season suit. If it's warm enough for winter it'd be too hot for summer and vice versa.

2) 3 roll 2 is a three button suit jacket where the lapel rolls to the second button and the third button isn't meant to be buttoned.

3) Cedarville store link at the top of the page.
post #30 of 60
I havn't bought a suit since I was about 8 and need some help. I need a suit to wear in the winter and fall a few times, as cheap as possible. Preferably in charcoal, or navy. What is my best bet? I am pretty small to the point I may fit in a boys suit. I hate how most of them look though, so preferably a mens line that gets small. I am guessing a 34 from H&M is my best bet.

I am thinking something like this:

Same style shirt, navy tie, and then replace the sportcoat and pants for a charcoal suit.
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