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post #10846 of 37392
A side question: I noticed there are some Bay Area frequenters to this thread. Who do you all go to for your tailoring needs?

If this clutters the thread for non-Bay Area members, you could PM me instead. Thanks.
post #10847 of 37392
The point of interview attire is to look clean, well-groomed and presentable. Ultimately, the idea is for your clothes to be an afterthought to the interviewer (he/she will see you are wearing a suit, shirt and tie and that nothing seems amiss). Outside of a few professions and maybe some MBA students, most people don't dress well for interviews at a junior level. If you have a dark grey or blue suit that fits, white shirt and conservative tie, you are fine. I leave the pocket square at home for interviews; YMMV.
post #10848 of 37392
Mixed kids are cute but I'm biased. Half Indonesian/Australian (Click to show)

On the clothes front.....new tie (a gift from my wife).

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Mixed kids are cute but I'm biased. Half Indonesian/Australian (Click to show)

On the clothes front.....new tie (a gift from my wife).


Pretty kid, pretty tie, good on ya!
post #10850 of 37392
Help me pick a coat. Leaning towards the grey and brown at the moment but which is more versatile?

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post #10851 of 37392
Isn't navy more versatile? It looks great with grey, navy, tan, brown, burgundy, green, white, etc. There isn't a colour that looks bad with navy.

Anyway, from those 3 coats I'd pick either the navy or the grey one. A camel DB overcoat would be awesome, but it might be a bit flashy.
post #10852 of 37392

I think gray is most versatile and that's important for an overcoat I think, moreso even than other pieces.

post #10853 of 37392
Navy or grey. I'd go navy in that case--the grey looks a little tweed-y, which is slightly at odds with its more formal styling. Still, you couldn't go wrong with either.

Worth mentioning though that it depends on your usage--both of those coats are on the formal side. Go well with a suit, or a coat and tie--less so with more casual officewear. If you're dressing more towards the casual end of the spectrum mostly (i.e. no tie), I'd look for something less formal--the brown may work well in that case.
post #10854 of 37392
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Isn't navy more versatile? It looks great with grey, navy, tan, brown, burgundy, green, white, etc. There isn't a colour that looks bad with navy.

Anyway, from those 3 coats I'd pick either the navy or the grey one. A camel DB overcoat would be awesome, but it might be a bit flashy.

True. I may be leaning more towards the brown now with the formality of the navy and grey coats. Flashiness is not really an issue with my style biggrin.gif

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I think gray is most versatile and that's important for an overcoat I think, moreso even than other pieces.

The only overcoat I own is black so the grey was a natural progression. But aravenel just raised an issue I didn't even consider.
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Navy or grey. I'd go navy in that case--the grey looks a little tweed-y, which is slightly at odds with its more formal styling. Still, you couldn't go wrong with either.

Worth mentioning though that it depends on your usage--both of those coats are on the formal side. Go well with a suit, or a coat and tie--less so with more casual officewear. If you're dressing more towards the casual end of the spectrum mostly (i.e. no tie), I'd look for something less formal--the brown may work well in that case.

You raise an interesting point. I never thought of overcoats in terms of formality at all. I am more of an odd jacket no tie guy and now that you say it, the formality of the coat is now in my head.
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True. I may be leaning more towards the brown now with the formality of the navy and grey coats. Flashiness is not really an issue with my style biggrin.gif
The only overcoat I own is black so the grey was a natural progression. But aravenel just raised an issue I didn't even consider.
You raise an interesting point. I never thought of overcoats in terms of formality at all. I am more of an odd jacket no tie guy and now that you say it, the formality of the coat is now in my head.

Odd jacket means lots of grey trousers, right? I'm not a big fan of the grey on grey look. Might be something to consider as well. In that case, a camel overcoat would be perfect. Or a rough herringbone or tweed like fabric.
post #10856 of 37392
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Odd jacket means lots of grey trousers, right? I'm not a big fan of the grey on grey look. Might be something to consider as well. In that case, a camel overcoat would be perfect. Or a rough herringbone or tweed like fabric.

Lots of grey flannel pants with earth tone jackets in the Fall and Winter. Looks like I'll get the brown one then.
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I wouldn't have even considered the other two - the brown seemed like the choice.
post #10858 of 37392
Brown is the best and it's not close. Who makes those?
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Brown is the best and it's not close. Who makes those?
A company called Chat C Win
post #10860 of 37392
Grey.
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