Just graduated college, and got a job in a Business Casual environment. I have a bare bones wardrobe at best, so I'm opening my wallet to you guys for suggestions. I want to switch my style, so throw me some ideas and I'll tell you if I like them! I'm 22 so keep that in mind please.
Since I did just graduate, I don't have a ton of money to spend, keep the total under $800ish if it's possible.
I'm a big guy, and have trouble finding things that fit. 6'3", 235 lbs. 46 Long jacket size, a 34" inseam in jeans and slacks, 33" inseam in jeans, 35-36" in slacks. I forget my sleeve length. I have very big thighs.
I have heard from people that work at the company that the dress is pretty relaxed for business casual. A lot of khakis and polos (which I DON'T want to wear, I feel it looks like a shoe salesman.) and they said people almost never wear ties. So button downs and dress pants. Jeans are allowed on Fridays apparently. I would prefer to be on the more formal end of business casual and I'm not afraid to try some new things, since this is a fresh start for me.
I'll tell you what I do have already:
- Tailored dark gray 3 piece suit, that I wore to my interview. Picture here...( My shirt sleeves are too short!)
- Several ok fitting to mediocre fitting dress shirts, in light blue, white, blue and white check, royal blue, gray, and light blue and white pinstripe.
- Several ties in various colors of blue and patterns.
- Black and brown leather belts.
- One pair of good fitting flat front khakis.
- Allen Edmonds Players shoes in Black.
- Allen Edmonds Clifton captoe shoes in Walnut leather.
- Tissot PRC200 watch with a black face and black leather band.
Since the suit and the shoes are my most expensive pieces, I'd like to build my wardrobe around them, especially the shoes.
I start my job Monday, so the less tailoring I need the better!
Also, any tips for casual everyday clothes would be awesome too!