So I decided to join the forum because I want to improve from where I am now. So where am I now, you ask?
I currently have 3 JAB suits, one is navy pinstripe, another is charcoal pinstripe, and the third is olive. I have a 1969 two tone Rolex Date watch that I wear regularly, and a golden pinkie rink that has three small diamonds and a star sapphire (family gift) that I wear infrequently. I have a pair of Cole Haan tassel loafers (Burgundy), and a new pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenues (black)
I know that the JAB suits are not ideal, but I purchased them because I needed something cheap for the summer that would work in a pinch. I also wanted my dad to pay, and I know he wouldn't trust something he doesn't recognize. I am also overweight, and plan on losing 10-20 pounds over the summer, and at least 30-40 over the next year. As such, I went with JAB to keep things simple.
I'm 6'1" 235 lbs (185cm and 106 kg). I guess this puts me borderline big and tall, right?
I'm currently a law student and will be working at a law firm this summer. It's a mid sized 100 attorney firm, but not extremely prestigious - it's a regional firm. Still, I want to stay conservative and tasteful. My goal is to project positive, confident, and enthusiastic.
I'm looking for advice on a few things.
1. I need shirts and ties. My old shirts and ties wont cut it.
2. Will rotating the Cole Haan's and AE's work for just the summer? I'm not a huge fan of the loafers, but I wore them when I interviewed, and got the job. They can't do too much harm.
3. I need socks.
4. Whats the best way to get my measurements for buying new suits? How should I go about it? What qualities should I look for when going to a tailor?
5. What is the next step in upgrading my wardrobe? Assuming I lose some weight and want to buy a new suit towards the end of the summer, what will be the best options in the price range of $300-$500?
Your help is much appreciated. tyia!