How goes it fellas,
Long time lurker, first time poster. Little background for you first: Just started working at a real corporate job at the end of the summer. I've got most of the business dress basics in "beginner brands" ie Johnston and Murphy shoes, JAB suits, etc, with some nicer stuff I got on discount. Looking for some advice on how to make the jump to things like AE shoes, suit supply suits, etc.
I work in and office in NYC. I'm required to wear a tie and coat every day, but for the majority of most days I sit at my desk with no jacket on, tie loosened with top button unbuttoned and sleeves rolled up, which seems to be the standard for the office. I also need to have access to a sportcoat/blazer everyday in case I need to meet with a client on short notice. I need to wear a suit for presentations once a week, and for the rest of the time trousers and sportcoat should be enough to do the trick. I'd like to also have one "nice" suit for special presentations or meetings with very important clients. We also have casual fridays where chinos, loafers and a button up seems to be the choice for most of the office.
I don't really know how to describe my personal style except to say that I PRL and BB (well dressed, conservative leaning but definitely some room for fashion). I was an athlete in college so I'm built pretty thick with broad shoulders, big thighs and a big butt - about 6'1, 205 lbs. I have about $1000-1200 set aside right now to make some immediate purchases, but would probably be able to spend about double that over the next 2-3 months to put together a solid rotation of pants, suits, shirts and shoes.
My goal is to be able have a solid day to day rotation that will last me a while and also have one nice outfit that I can wear on important days. I think I've provided enough information, but if you guys need to know anything else I'd be glad to answer any questions. Cheers, SF!
Edited by JohnnyGalt - 10/27/12 at 10:18am