I'm from a working-class background and grew up with ill-fitting hand-me-down suits. Right now, my business clothes are as follows: A cheap suit, a few cheap dress shirts, two worn ties, and one pair of cheap dress shoes. In other words, I have little-to-no experience with dressing properly.
From this to $160k starting (my first paying job).
I want to buy all new clothes. I say this not out of vanity, and I hope you don't think me too big for my britches, but the lawyering profession seems to be a lot about appearances. The dress code at the firm is business attire, and it might turn heads if I show up to a summer job paying $3,100 week in poverty clothes. My goal is for no one to notice my clothes (either as too cheap or as too expensive).
I'm not sure what information a person might need to help me with this stuff, but I've got very common body proportions (5'10, 165 lbs) and am white with brown hair. Also, I'll be in a climate controlled office all day, but will be getting to-and-from the office via subway (and they get hot as hell in the summer).
Now that I've explained my situation (read: staggering ineptitude) as best as I can, please tell me what to do. I guess if I had to have a budget it would be around $3,000, but I'm pulling that number from nowhere; if more is necessary for a quality wardrobe, I'll pay it. I really would appreciate any advice anyone had for me, even if it was pointing me toward a reputable source of information for me to look at.
-Starting a high-paying job
-Need to buy a full set of business clothes
-What do I do?
Edited by BigRob - 4/28/13 at 11:48am