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Hello everyone, I am getting a new suit and can't currently afford more than one but I am planning to spend a fair amount on it. I have decided on blue but I am not sure how dark it should be, specifically, I like the one in this picture but I know it is lighter than the all purpose darker navy that is usually recommended. I need it for internship interviews, formal student events and club meetings and career fairs for management consulting and investment banking. Would this color be generally appropriate for these things or would it be too distracting and should I get a more neutral navy? Is there a color that you would recommend for these needs over navy? Thank you all.

 

It sounds like you already know the answer. Navy!

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@sprout2 Thanks for sharing that!

Being born in the mid 90's I missed out on this genre of music, if I wanted to explore it more where would I start? 

I'd prefer no/minimal vocals so I'm not distracted when reading/writing 

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From memory that track was released 2009/2010
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@sprout2 Thanks for sharing that!

Being born in the mid 90's I missed out on this genre of music, if I wanted to explore it more where would I start? 

I'd prefer no/minimal vocals so I'm not distracted when reading/writing 

 

You haven't missed the boat. The track is from 2011.

 

I highly recommend the amazing Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music, a fascinating artifact of the early Internet from the days when enthusiastic amateurs curated content and the web wasn't a giant shopping mall. The dizzying and organic approach to the presentation of data is extremely interesting, an interactive mindmap from before the term "infographic" was common parlance. For the purposes of this discussion, you can click the House tab and check the Disco House and Deep House sections, but it is best to just roam around that widget and find whatever you like.

 

I don't have a taste for vocal music when it comes to other genres in the sense of sung songs, in fact find it leaves me rather cold (my other loves being what is called "modern" music in the sense of the minimal music discussed on John Schaefer's radio show for decades and psychedelic and weird music found on WFMU), but vocal samples of the human voice are pretty integral to at least the genre of electronic music discussed herein (dance music) and not meant so much to be listened to lyrically but as part of the bricolage of sounds.

 

If you think vocal samples will distract you, I guess I would recommend Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92. Maybe ambient music is the study music you are looking for? If not, and you seek something more upbeat, there is an infinitude of mixes on YouTube all of extremely varying quality. Why not listen to some of the Boiler Room mixes described above? You can hardly throw a stone on YouTube without eventually bumping into BBC Essential Mixes, Dancetrippin.tv, Be-At.tv, etc. But sooner or later you are going to run into vocals, I'm afraid. Intergalactic FM used to have some good radio streams of the more instrumental space opera style, but I think they closed down that particular channel out of a lack of funding.

 

If you want driving study music mostly sans vocals but of an upbeat nature then you should be looking at hard techno.  Try this:

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If that's too severe, then I guess look at IDM, still one of the worst acronyms ever invented but a rich field of music that is more beat-driven than ambient. I always liked Monolake.

 

Maybe the real DJs in this thread will give a recommendation.

 

I was actually thinking it would do to have an electronic music thread (or alternative music thread) for swapping these kinds of suggestions.

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Here's another vocal-less one from you. Certainly helps me work

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What's the deal with Trafalgar belts? Any specific quality issues to look out for? I see some selling brand new for less than $30, and others for over $75.

 

Any other bang-for-your-buck brands I can grab on eBay for a simple dress belt?

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Awkwardly, I've ended up with the following as my decent dress shoes. Background, I need to wear dress shoes for work.

* Walnut half brogues
* Black half brogues
* Oxbloodish captoe derbies

Looking for recommendations for my next shoes. Thanks! I like double monks but I'm concerned I would end up finding them too dandy for my office. I'm thinking maybe a simple dark brown oxford captoe. And/or maybe black chelseas, which I could get away with at my office. /sigh, takes out wallet
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I like double monks but I'm concerned I would end up finding them too dandy for my office.

 

I always get comments when I wear my double monks. Word of warning for anyone existing in a conservative business environment. If you are worried about double monks, though, I would avoid Chelseas as well. Another thing I get noticed for.

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I always get comments when I wear my double monks. Word of warning for anyone existing in a conservative business environment. If you are worried about double monks, though, I would avoid Chelseas as well. Another thing I get noticed for.

 

What about button boots with contrasting tweed fabric at the shaft?

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