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post #16 of 20
You need to do a lot more reading on this site instead of asking these quick--hit questions. What I do for the vast majority of reading on SF is go to google and type "site:styleforum.net what to pair with navy suit" or something like that. All these little questions you have are perfect for this type of searching, but don't be shy if you can't find anything. People are here to help but it's always good if you do some reading beforehand so there's a knowledge base you can build off.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by mastapro View Post

random question but what do you guys wear under white dress shirts? i've never found a white dress shirt that was thick enough to not be see-through


While we all appreciate you being conscious of your nipples showing, the pokie show isn't the only concern.   It is also about keeping you skin, dander, oils, odor and (most importantly) deodorant off of your dress shirts.  I wear A-shirts, crew neck and/or v-neck white cotton undershirts by Jockey.  Hanes are rubbish and I don't care to spend the extra money on Calvin Klein or whatever the kids are wearing.  If wearing open collar best not to wear a crew neck.

 

I'd agree with the shirt colors suggested.  But that doesn't mean to go grab 3 of the exact same shirts.  You can find many shades, textures and patterns of light blue.


What the gentlemen are suggesting will help you to take a small wardrobe- and by mixing and matching- create dozens of outfit possibilities.  Start with wardrobe building blocks: Navy suit, Charcoal suit, blue blazer, tan/camel trousers, light blue and white shirts.  Then add a few pieces every payday.  Subtle pinstripes and squares, pink, etc will come later. 

 

To your first question - I'd suggest Nordstrom Rack or Neiman Marcus Last Call- check in your area. 

Don't forget decent shoes! 

post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


While we all appreciate you being conscious of your nipples showing, the pokie show isn't the only concern.   It is also about keeping you skin, dander, oils, odor and (most importantly) deodorant off of your dress shirts.  I wear A-shirts, crew neck and/or v-neck white cotton undershirts by Jockey.  Hanes are rubbish and I don't care to spend the extra money on Calvin Klein or whatever the kids are wearing.  If wearing open collar best not to wear a crew neck.

 

I'd agree with the shirt colors suggested.  But that doesn't mean to go grab 3 of the exact same shirts.  You can find many shades, textures and patterns of light blue.


What the gentlemen are suggesting will help you to take a small wardrobe- and by mixing and matching- create dozens of outfit possibilities.  Start with wardrobe building blocks: Navy suit, Charcoal suit, blue blazer, tan/camel trousers, light blue and white shirts.  Then add a few pieces every payday.  Subtle pinstripes and squares, pink, etc will come later. 

 

To your first question - I'd suggest Nordstrom Rack or Neiman Marcus Last Call- check in your area. 

Don't forget decent shoes! 

 

OK...Good answers...one more question: I heard that women like the pokie show. Is that true?

 

LOL! ffffuuuu.gif

 

OP, do a few searches for different shirt/suit/tie combos. You'll answer a lot of questions in a lot less time.

post #19 of 20
Check out Jos A Bank's Winter Clearance:


http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/SubCategory_11001_10050_13507


I think they are better than Macy's and without a doubt better than that dump The Men's Wearhouse.
post #20 of 20

I was in your shoes not long ago and purchased a handful of suits at Macy's myself. 

 

First read the articles here they discuss how to build a business wardrobe and what type of suits, shirts, ties to purchase.

 

None of the Macys are really that great in quality but if I had to pick the ones that fit/feel best I'd go with the CK's or Ralph Lauren.  The RL's have a more traditional cut (and I think slightly better quality) while the CK's offer a slim fit.  On sale you can grab these for around 200 bucks.  In the end I think you will be better served by better quality than quantity of your suits.  For around 300 bucks you can grab a Marco Valentino from Wizard of Ahhs (google/search this).  I personally don't have one, but have seen these suits and would prefer them over a CK from Macy's anyday.  

 

Shirts - my favorite shirts Bang for your Buck are Nordstrom shirts, especially Nordstrom Rack Non-Iron slim fit shirts.  I can grab them for about 30-35 bucks and they fit better than Brooks Brothers (on me).  At that price you can stock up on some fairly decent quality good fitting shirts.  I prefer them over anything at Macys.

 

Agree with all of the other posts.  Grey and Blue suits, a few white shirts a few light blue shirts and a handful of ties and you can look very presentable at work if you pair things up properly.  Don't purchase too much too fast, that is my biggest regret (I wasted tons of money on quanitity when I should've purchases quality instead).

 

There's also a really good post here on what ties and shirts to wear with blue and grey suits.  

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