Been lurking for a few weeks, learned alot. Really need some wardrobe help. Ive been a typical bad shopper over the last few years and have a wardrobe thats disjointed and could do with your help.
I am an awkward size at 6ft 6in, 240lbs. I workout so I am slim with good shoulders. Shoe size is 14uk, suits are 44 Long. Also my work dress is business casual but I like to wear the full suits at times for no reason besides feeling good in them. I also live in Ireland.
I will list of what I do have and will pick up pics shortly of them once I figure out how to post from iphone.
What I have;
Suits x 7. Lots of Grey
Light Grey x 2, one with light blue check boxes and the other with charcoal check boxes. Ted Baker and Daniel Hecther (sp)
Dark Charcoal pinstripe, Savoy Tailors Guild
Blue pinstripe - worst suit in the pack and was the cheapest. Best Menswear
Brown with blue pinstripe
Black solid Ted Baker
Savoy Tailors/Daniel H are the best I have, Ted Baker could do with another half inch on the leg but they are fine. I have been looking at suit supply this last couple days and like the styles they have, Im thinking I really need a navy suit or two.
I have about 20-25 shirts. Only off the rack, mostly TM Lewin. No bigger brand names. 17.5 neck and 36in sleeves, slim fit shirts tend to no fit right at all. If I go down to 17in neck then the waist is better but buttoning the collar is uncomfortable. Just purchased 2 white and 2 blue recently and feel these are way to puffy. I may get them altered so they arent a complete waist.
Do not have and winter approaches. Seen a grey double breasted Calvin Klien coat for 379e I like in House of Fraser (havent been able to find pics online) which can double as both casual and business casual. I dont really need a formal overcoat.
Have a RL brown pair. At 38x38 I dont have many options though RL online has stone and wine available.
Shoes x 3
Rockport Black Shoe
Jimmy Bee tan shoe
Just purchased a Barkey Javron brown shoe recently of 250e, size was too big so sending it back. Biggest purchase since joining this forum as I really needed a good quality brown shoe.
Given the size of my feet, I usually purchase from walktall.co.uk which has some decent higher end shoes. Most USA sites charge double the price of the shoe in import taxes.
My best ones are all from TM Lewin and I think there good quality in them Will post a pick of these later. I am aware when I post that I will be missing several essentials.
Jumpers, all V Neck x 5
Baby Blue Ralph Lauren - bad purchase, too short for my frame. Should bin, never wear
Grey and Black Tommy Hilfiger
Blue and Wine Jack Jones
No scarf, gloves tough to find to fit hands.
Thanks for reading guys, I likely could spend about 500e max a month getting my wardrobe together. I am hoping your help kerbs my impulses to buy silly stuff and focus on quality clothing I truely would love wearing.
Anything I missed I would appreciate, I expect to be around these forums alot and perhaps use this thread for wardrobe updates and pics.