or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › I need to put together a business casual wardrobe and get some nice dress shoes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I need to put together a business casual wardrobe and get some nice dress shoes

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I might be starting a new job with a business casual wardrobe. what should I get for staples?

I am also interested in getting some dress shoes. What styles are nice/popular now? Are there any good shoes in the $100 price range?
post #2 of 5
if you're willing to double your shoe budget, Allen Edmonds has a shoe bank, you'll get very good quality.
post #3 of 5
Check out www.tmlewin.com

4 shirts for 100 pounds. go with the luxury fabrics. it's one of the best deals going.
post #4 of 5
Hi,

You'll probably need long-sleeve dress shirts (in white and light blue), chinos or wool pants, a sportcoat, and two pairs of dress shoes (black and dark brown). Details about what you already own, office environment, and so on would lead to more specific advice.
post #5 of 5
I'm in a similar situation. I'm transitioning from a business-dress banking job (suit/tie, sportcoat/dress pant/tie) to a business casual corporate job.

Most of the people I saw during my office visits were wearing one of two outfits:
1. Cotton chinos (khaki, olive, navy, etc.) and a button-front sport shirt; or
2. Wool slacks (or chinos) and a polo-style/golf shirt.

I've chosen to dress one step better, dress pants and patterned dress shirts. Since I intend to lose some weight over the next few months, I didn't want to buy expensive shirts that won't fit (and would be too costly to alter) in a year; so, I shopped some discount stores (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Syms) and low/mid-range department stores (Foleys and Dillards) for discounted shirts. I found several respectable options in the $15-30 range. I bought four new dress pants pants in the $100-150 range since they're much more easily (and affordably) altered.

As stated previously, Allen Edmonds are a good bet and can usually be found in the $100-150 range on sale. A step down the quality/price ladder would be Johnston & Murphy.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › I need to put together a business casual wardrobe and get some nice dress shoes