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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So my new office is much more formal than my old office. This actually doesn't piss me off, as I generally hated the standard of dress at the old place. The problem is that my wardrobe is very much based upon the business casual environment I'd been working in in my old job. I really need to improve my clothing options for the new job, but I'm hemorrhaging cash due to my ongoing relocation, so I don't have much coin to drop on new clothes. The big issue right now is that I really ought to have at least one more suit and an odd jacket, but I'm having trouble justifying spending much on either one right now. On the other hand, I know if I just buy something cheap to hold me over until our finances are more stable, I'm going to end up hating whatever I buy.

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In my experience and clearly in yours it is best to get what you want because you will anyway down the road and money is wasted.
post #45587 of 64968
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I would crip-walk into the entrance.

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but not in black neighborhoods. if I were in a black neighborhood I'd gangnam style my way to the entrance

I believe Tom Wolfe calls this the "Pimp Roll".
post #45588 of 64968
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So my new office is much more formal than my old office. This actually doesn't piss me off, as I generally hated the standard of dress at the old place. The problem is that my wardrobe is very much based upon the business casual environment I'd been working in in my old job. I really need to improve my clothing options for the new job, but I'm hemorrhaging cash due to my ongoing relocation, so I don't have much coin to drop on new clothes. The big issue right now is that I really ought to have at least one more suit and an odd jacket, but I'm having trouble justifying spending much on either one right now. On the other hand, I know if I just buy something cheap to hold me over until our finances are more stable, I'm going to end up hating whatever I buy.

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http://www.rentaswag.com
post #45589 of 64968
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So my new office is much more formal than my old office. This actually doesn't piss me off, as I generally hated the standard of dress at the old place. The problem is that my wardrobe is very much based upon the business casual environment I'd been working in in my old job. I really need to improve my clothing options for the new job, but I'm hemorrhaging cash due to my ongoing relocation, so I don't have much coin to drop on new clothes. The big issue right now is that I really ought to have at least one more suit and an odd jacket, but I'm having trouble justifying spending much on either one right now. On the other hand, I know if I just buy something cheap to hold me over until our finances are more stable, I'm going to end up hating whatever I buy.
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i look forward to seeing you in MC now that you have joined the drone clan.
post #45590 of 64968
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So my new office is much more formal than my old office. This actually doesn't piss me off, as I generally hated the standard of dress at the old place. The problem is that my wardrobe is very much based upon the business casual environment I'd been working in in my old job. I really need to improve my clothing options for the new job, but I'm hemorrhaging cash due to my ongoing relocation, so I don't have much coin to drop on new clothes. The big issue right now is that I really ought to have at least one more suit and an odd jacket, but I'm having trouble justifying spending much on either one right now. On the other hand, I know if I just buy something cheap to hold me over until our finances are more stable, I'm going to end up hating whatever I buy.

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B&S and resale shops aren't a bad option, provided you can get hold of a good alterations tailor.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I believe Tom Wolfe calls this the "Pimp Roll".

Beat me to it.

...

last day is not a cakewalk. It's brain dump part 3 with people who don't have the experience or underpinnings to get what I'm telling them. Eventually, they will but in the interim things will be rough, and expensive. for them, that is.
post #45591 of 64968
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I had an old HS friend (who's deplorable but we didn't have choice but to be friends in HS) make a post on facebook saying:

"I'm a Mom, Entrepreneur, Hot Wife - I'm WONDERWOMAN!"
lol8[1].gif .... she is only one of those things.

This seems more appropriate, no?
post #45592 of 64968
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

In my experience and clearly in yours it is best to get what you want because you will anyway down the road and money is wasted.

Yeah, I'm conflicted on that notion. Part of me agrees, but part of me has also seen how much money I've been spending lately and thinks it might be better to go cheap now and eat the cost of getting what I want later.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

http://www.rentaswag.com

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Problem solved. Dr. Larry to the rescue!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i look forward to seeing you in MC now that you have joined the drone clan.

Believe it or not, there was a time when I posted almost exclusively in MC. I became a member so I could search it more easily, and my first post was about a suit (ironically, it was during a conundrum similar to what I'm having now). Now, other than the current issue, I have a pretty decent wardrobe, so I don't have to venture in MC very often.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

B&S and resale shops aren't a bad option, provided you can get hold of a good alterations tailor.
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I've been keeping an eye on B&S, and I hit all of the places around here that occasionally have decent stuff (Saks Off Fifth and such), but the pickings have been very slim. It doesn't help that I'm a common size, and I'm searching for staple-type items. I'll have to see what I can find in terms of resale shops. That's a good idea that could definitely work.
post #45593 of 64968
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So my new office is much more formal than my old office. This actually doesn't piss me off, as I generally hated the standard of dress at the old place. The problem is that my wardrobe is very much based upon the business casual environment I'd been working in in my old job. I really need to improve my clothing options for the new job, but I'm hemorrhaging cash due to my ongoing relocation, so I don't have much coin to drop on new clothes. The big issue right now is that I really ought to have at least one more suit and an odd jacket, but I'm having trouble justifying spending much on either one right now. On the other hand, I know if I just buy something cheap to hold me over until our finances are more stable, I'm going to end up hating whatever I buy.

Style Forum problems.

I know this goes against every SF directive, but well-fitting suits from Men's Wearhouse or Jos. A. Bank can serve as "beaters" and no one will recognize where you bought them. This is particularly true in our industry. Even in my older, somewhat worn-out Brooks suits, I am dressed better than everyone in my agency. foo.gif
post #45594 of 64968
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I know this goes against every SF directive, but well-fitting suits from Men's Wearhouse or Jos. A. Bank can serve as "beaters" and no one will recognize where you bought them. This is particularly true in our industry. Even in my older, somewhat worn-out Brooks suits, I am dressed better than everyone in my agency. foo.gif

I've thought about going that route, or at least looking around there. I've found that the fact that I care enough to have alterations done means even crappy suits will be an improvement above what most others are doing. It may not be the ideal, but it could be a very serviceable alternative to hold me over.
post #45595 of 64968
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Believe it or not, there was a time when I posted almost exclusively in MC. I became a member so I could search it more easily, and my first post was about a suit (ironically, it was during a conundrum similar to what I'm having now). Now, other than the current issue, I have a pretty decent wardrobe, so I don't have to venture in MC very often.

is it bad that i know that you used to post in MC? peepwall[1].gif

either way, i hope this change of dress requirement brings you back.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

is it bad that i know that you used to post in MC? peepwall[1].gif
Frankly, it would be bad if you didn't.
post #45597 of 64968
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I've been keeping an eye on B&S, and I hit all of the places around here that occasionally have decent stuff (Saks Off Fifth and such), but the pickings have been very slim. It doesn't help that I'm a common size, and I'm searching for staple-type items. I'll have to see what I can find in terms of resale shops. That's a good idea that could definitely work.

Spoo's Luxeswap ebay site has some amazing stuff that goes for very fair prices. I've been adding the odd tie or coat here or there for a steal, there is a link in the MC area.

I am another one of those former MC people who use to enjoy the space a great deal but, IMO, the last few years have become threads full of smack.gif over quality information. There are some threads worth the time to read and pics to gain ideas from but it's not nearly as fun as years past.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

is it bad that i know that you used to post in MC? peepwall[1].gif

either way, i hope this change of dress requirement brings you back.

I would have expected no less.

We'll see. I don't anticipate a new job adding to my ability to post, but you never know where I might pop up.
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Spoo's Luxeswap ebay site has some amazing stuff that goes for very fair prices. I've been adding the odd tie or coat here or there for a steal, there is a link in the MC area.

I am another one of those former MC people who use to enjoy the space a great deal but, IMO, the last few years have become threads full of smack.gif over quality information. There are some threads worth the time to read and pics to gain ideas from but it's not nearly as fun as years past.

Thanks for the heads up! Definitely looks like it's worth checking out. I found a couple odd jackets I like. There's one in particular that would be a perfect addition. Perhaps I shall bid...
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Let Spoo know if you win, I believe he ships free to SF members.
post #45600 of 64968
Chianti, available mostly on ebay, is an Israeli suit company. They make great beater suits and will be much more accommodating for your ectomorphic frame than JAB or Men's Wearhouse. You really are a freakin' toothpick. Feel free to mix in a protein every now and then.
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