Originally Posted by aravenel
This is a great idea for a thread. Hope it all works out--happy to help if I can.
Now if we could get a "I need a suit for $300-$500" consolidated thread, we'd be in business...
The SF101 article on how to buy a suit is kind of aimed at this, but a consolidated list of options 3-500 that are half-canvassed or better would be great.
Originally Posted by Garasaki
As a newb, one thing I would appriciate is a resource that gives you some tips on how to wear certain things.
I mean procedurally.
Like do I leave a blazer buttoned when I get in the car or not...?
General rule is button when standing, not when sitting.
Originally Posted by Ivar
I would strike "black or any other dark shirts" (casual navy shirts look fine) and "ties worn without jackets" (looks fine indoors) from that list, but the rest I'm on board with. I would add "shirt darker than tie" and "colored satin ties" (some exceptions to this rule, but golly they aren't many ...).
All of this is for wearing with at least jacket. In that context, navy shirt is rarely very good. With a tie, definitely bad, for the reason you mention.
Ties without jackets indoors is fine I guess since you've probably got your jacket at your desk. But the jacket is included in what you're wearing that day.
Colored satin ties don't rise to this level, as the dark ones are nice at night.