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post #16 of 83
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Originally Posted by taxgenius69 View Post
He didn't say he was. He said he's a lawyer.

A Juris Doctor likewise does not make you a lawyer. He has a degree in law. He is not an attorney or a lawyer, or whatever you want to call it.
post #17 of 83
Great, another attorney, just what the world needs.
post #18 of 83
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Originally Posted by strungoutt1 View Post
A Juris Doctor likewise does not make you a lawyer. He has a degree in law. He is not an attorney or a lawyer, or whatever you want to call it.

I disagree. But back to our regular programing.
post #19 of 83
I highly recommend going to Mariano Rubinacci for suits. His store is called London House.

The suits are universally accepted and beyond reproach of any kind, especially on this forum, which has the harshest critics of any kind.


That would be money well spent, represent excellent value, and should last you a lifetime and give you much joy and flair and daily style.


Good luck with the law profession.
post #20 of 83
Either you are studying for the bar really early or you don't yet realize you missed the exam (the bar exam is only offered in July and February in the U.S.). Best of luck either way - I just sat for the bar so I feel your pain.
post #21 of 83
you are going to be a lawyer you have to impress the judges by standing out..

to stand out u need more fashion forward suits like from prada,gucci or armani
post #22 of 83
Seems pretty simple. Buy one suit. Wear it. If you like it, then buy four more.
post #23 of 83
Thread Starter 
chaisingred: thx for the advice and time. This board goes way off topic and threads in the 15 page range are not unusual. For someone like me (no time to waste at the moment) I can't afford it. I think I will take it slow and read a little once I'm done with the bar. Still, I feel this place is not the best to learn. Unless you got tons of time to waste. Search function is useless with so much information. vox: ty for the link. Spent 30 minutes of my precious time to read one useful post. 12 pages of bashing the guy, then one guy comes up with some useful advice.
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There is a fundamental philosophical (note the small "p") issue here. For many people, a wardrobe is a thing. I need clothes. I buy clothes. I now have a wardrobe and can forget about it until I wear it out/get too fat, etc. But a wardrobe can also be a process. A wardrobe, like a doctoral thesis, is infinitely perfectible. Unlike a doctoral thesis, however, the endless tweaking and re-organizing can be a great deal of fun. It is tempting to go for instant gratification. But instant gratification is not all that it is cracked up to be. I suspect that you realize this as you are trying to get a PhD in philosophy. So take the bespoke process slowly, recognizing that you are taking up a hobby, not just buying clothes. There are several reasons for this. First, you will enjoy it a lot more. Every suit, every jacket, every pair of shoes will tell a story to you when you see it in your closet. Your gray pinstripe will not just be a gray pinstripe. Rather, it will be the suit you commissioned that time in Naples and you and your wife ate at that great little trattoria just around the corner from blah, blah, blah, etc. Second, your tastes will change both as you change and as your knowledge increases. It is much less expensive -- and less embarrassing -- to make your mistakes in serial rather than in parallel. If you commission a bunch of suits at the same time, you will inevitably realize within two years that you should have done them differently. Within four years, they will be acutely embarrassing. As an example, you say you don't like tweed. Dude, you're going to be a philosophy professor. So rather than go to one place, hand over your credit card and say, "Hook me up!," I suggest that you start with one project, in London where the process will be both convenient for you and comfortable. Go to, say, Anderson & Sheppard and have one suit made. You can't go too far wrong there. You will have an interesting and educational experience. You will also get an excellent suit. Then decide what you want to do next in light of what you have learned both about the process and your tastes.
post #24 of 83
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Originally Posted by Richard Pryor View Post

vox: ty for the link. Spent 30 minutes of my precious time to read one useful post. 12 pages of bashing the guy, then one guy comes up with some useful advice.

Get ready for deja vu.
post #25 of 83
Who rules?



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- B
post #26 of 83
What a poor guy (or a poor lawyer)!
Doesn't have time to do his own research
Try to find a quick way around by starting his own thread
Now he has to read all the sh*t in this thread
Yet, in the end he still won't have a clue.
post #27 of 83
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Originally Posted by Richard Pryor View Post
vox: ty for the link. Spent 30 minutes of my precious time to read one useful post. 12 pages of bashing the guy, then one guy comes up with some useful advice.

You're very welcome.

You're a very thorough lawyer if you take 30 minutes to read 12 StyleForvm pages.

- B
post #28 of 83
Thread Starter 
Damn, I lost everything else I wrote after the end quote.

Started something like this:

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great, another attorney, just what the world needs.

idiot.

Then I started talking about Michael Douglas and how you're here today and tomorrow you're gone. ALso said I'm a man of good taste. I know a good thing when I see one. Art, shoes, clothes, women.

I also wrote that if you're willing to spend 5 hours researching to save $100 then you're not on the same age as I am. Life is short. I don't have a wife, no mortgage, no GF, no kids. Just became a lawyer. Have a couple of grand to spend on my wardrobe. Why not? I feel great when I shop!

But I am with you, I need to be more informed before making any decisions. So I guess I will wait 2 more weeks until I'm done with the bar (not in US) and start reading this forum.
post #29 of 83
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Originally Posted by A Guy from Shanghai View Post
What a poor guy (or a poor lawyer)!
Doesn't have time to do his own research
Try to find a quick way around by starting his own thread
Now he has to read all the sh*t in this thread
Yet, in the end he still won't have a clue.

You're like the Dylan Thomas of teh StyleForvm.


- B
post #30 of 83
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Originally Posted by Richard Pryor View Post
Damn, I lost everything else I wrote after the end quote.

Started something like this:



idiot.

Then I started talking about Michael Douglas and how you're here today and tomorrow you're gone. ALso said I'm a man of good taste. I know a good thing when I see one. Art, shoes, clothes, women.

I also wrote that if you're willing to spend 5 hours researching to save $100 then you're not on the same age as I am. Life is short. I don't have a wife, no mortgage, no GF, no kids. Just became a lawyer. Have a couple of grand to spend on my wardrobe. Why not? I feel great when I shop!

But I am with you, I need to be more informed before making any decisions. So I guess I will wait 2 more weeks until I'm done with the bar (not in US) and start reading this forum.



Forgot to ask, you don't have a job lined up either, right?
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