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How would you wear a white henley if you were wearing it as a shirt?

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Hey guys, I'm a university student looking to get a solid first suit. I've always been more of a streetwear kid and have just resorted to buying cheap, slim-cut sportcoats from places like H&M, Topman, Gutteridge, J. Crew, etc. for the occasion, never really investing in suiting.  That being said, I've gotten a few interviews, and I think it's time to start looking into investing in a good solid suit, having it tailored proper and, more largely, start buying things that'll last a few years.  So far, I know a lot of what I don't want, but I'm having trouble finding what/where offers something in my range. I'm thinking like something in navy or gray (or possibly black for an only suit color? is that necessary?) in like the $200-400 range.  A lot of people point to suitsupply, but as far as longevity, is that "worth it"? Should I lurk around the Ralph Lauren outlet for something other than Lauren by RL? is eBay a valid option? if so, what labels are worth looking for? Is it worth holding out until I actually get to a point with more disposable income to invest more heavily into something? Any advice in the right direction would be great   

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Just got a hand-tailored blazer with these very prominent roped shoulders. It's really nice (fully canvassed, made at Primo in Long Island City) and is perfect except that the shoulders are a little pronounced for my taste. Is there anything I can do to soften the shoulder? Or will the shoulder settle and soften with some wear? Any thoughts/advice would be much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by krarcand View Post
 

Hey guys, I'm a university student looking to get a solid first suit. I've always been more of a streetwear kid and have just resorted to buying cheap, slim-cut sportcoats from places like H&M, Topman, Gutteridge, J. Crew, etc. for the occasion, never really investing in suiting.  That being said, I've gotten a few interviews, and I think it's time to start looking into investing in a good solid suit, having it tailored proper and, more largely, start buying things that'll last a few years.  So far, I know a lot of what I don't want, but I'm having trouble finding what/where offers something in my range. I'm thinking like something in navy or gray (or possibly black for an only suit color? is that necessary?) in like the $200-400 range.  A lot of people point to suitsupply, but as far as longevity, is that "worth it"? Should I lurk around the Ralph Lauren outlet for something other than Lauren by RL? is eBay a valid option? if so, what labels are worth looking for? Is it worth holding out until I actually get to a point with more disposable income to invest more heavily into something? Any advice in the right direction would be great   

 

My first proper suit was a Charles Tyrwhitt Charcoal Twill Slim Fit Suit.

 

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/Charcoal-Clarendon-twill-slim-fit-business-suit-jacket?q=gbpdefault|Charcoal-twill|en276cha||||||||||||| this is it and available in any of the US stores as well. Available in 2 and 3 piece so great versatility, colour wise Charcoal is the best you can go for, not as boring or standard as a black suit you will see at every interview and in terms of matching with your shirts and ties charcoal will go with a lot more, I have had mine for 2.5 years and have only had to replace the trousers once mostly due to be trying to scale a barbed wire fence while drunk (but thats a story for another time).

 

In my opinion a great all rounder for jobs and interviews, dark and traditional enough if you should have the misfortune to attend any funerals and easy to dress up for birghter events.

 

Its the same 3 piece shown in my picture I wore to a black tie dinner party recently.

 

Cam.

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Hey guys, I'm a university student looking to get a solid first suit. I've always been more of a streetwear kid and have just resorted to buying cheap, slim-cut sportcoats from places like H&M, Topman, Gutteridge, J. Crew, etc. for the occasion, never really investing in suiting.  That being said, I've gotten a few interviews, and I think it's time to start looking into investing in a good solid suit, having it tailored proper and, more largely, start buying things that'll last a few years.  So far, I know a lot of what I don't want, but I'm having trouble finding what/where offers something in my range. I'm thinking like something in navy or gray (or possibly black for an only suit color? is that necessary?) in like the $200-400 range.  A lot of people point to suitsupply, but as far as longevity, is that "worth it"? Should I lurk around the Ralph Lauren outlet for something other than Lauren by RL? is eBay a valid option? if so, what labels are worth looking for? Is it worth holding out until I actually get to a point with more disposable income to invest more heavily into something? Any advice in the right direction would be great   

 

 

$400 on eBay will get you a nicer suit than your interviewer's.

Jil Sander and Prada can both be had for under $200 if you want something a little more fashionable but still business appropriate.

 If you need something traditional Brooks Brothers' higher end stuff should also be within your budget, and you can head over to CM and see what mid-tier brands (~1k retail) they recommend.

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I'm going to be in New York and looking to pick up a pair of Santonis. Where are the shoe stores to shop?

Thanks!
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I really like to go barefoot in my shoes in summer. What are in your opinion the best ways to prevent smells and ruining my shoes?
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I really like to go barefoot in my shoes in summer. What are in your opinion the best ways to prevent smells and ruining my shoes?

Wont really ruin your shoes - even with socks the sweat evaporates through the sock and into the leather, same with smells...a good scrub with a brush in the bath or shower should end that!

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Wont really ruin your shoes - even with socks the sweat evaporates through the sock and into the leather, same with smells...a good scrub with a brush in the bath or shower should end that!



You want him to wash his leather shoes in the bath?

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Alpha MA-1 Light.
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This, I think, is an Alpha Import from Japan, but cannot seem to find any stockist(s)... can anyone help me on this, as, for an Alpha, it looks pretty decent.
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Do you typically have to pay any kind of import/duty fees when you buy something on eBay from another country? I've only ever bought from US sellers before.

I'm the in the US and the item would ship from the UK (Royal Mail 1st class) and I'm paying 99 GBP, if I just get him to mark it as a gift or something should I be good?

thanks

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Anyone know how the quality of Pledge footwear is?
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

Do you typically have to pay any kind of import/duty fees when you buy something on eBay from another country? I've only ever bought from US sellers before.

I'm the in the US and the item would ship from the UK (Royal Mail 1st class) and I'm paying 99 GBP, if I just get him to mark it as a gift or something should I be good?

thanks

 

If he's a legit seller, he won't mark it as a gift. You're probably not going to be hit with import fees, but you might be.

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If he's a legit seller, he won't mark it as a gift. You're probably not going to be hit with import fees, but you might be.
He's just a regular guy selling some stuff. He said he's mark it as a gift without me even asking. I should be good right? I've ordered a bunch if stuff from End and never had to pay fees but wasn't sure if eBay would be diff.
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