I'm looking to build a good business casual wardrobe on a budget of about $2,000-2500 max.
My initial idea was something like this:
- 4-6 dress shirts at a price point of $100-150 apiece
- 3-5 pairs of dress pants at a similar price point
- several ties (I already own 5 that pair well with things). I've been checking the B&S forums and Ebay for ties and seems like I can grab Drakes for about $50-100 and Turnbull for < $100
- 2 belts (1 brown, 1 black)
As far as shoes go I should be all set. I have a pair of Park Avenues in burgundy/merlot, a pair of Peal & Co. black monk strap shoes, and a pair of Strands in walnut.
I'm looking to phase out crappy Banana Republic dress shirts and the like which I'm currently stuck wearing.
First, does the above selection sound decent? Second, any brand recommendations?
I work in downtown Boston so a lot of stores are going to be accessible to me. I'm also looking into MTM shirts with Raymond Tailors and Drinkwaters of Cambridge because it seems you can get them there for < $200 per shirt.
I'm 32, work in finance (but suits aren't a requirement), and have a tall, slim build.
I wouldn't mind throwing in one or two blazers but at the same time I want quality over quantity within my budget constraints this time around, so I'll wait a few months if necessary.