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post #16 of 25
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Do you work on Bay, Roger? My brother-in-law is a lawyer at a pretty big firm near Old City Hall, and I believe it's fairly business-casual unless there's client meetings/court.

It's suits everyday, except for "casual" Friday, which at my firm, is still quite conservative (i.e., jeans are pushing it, unlike some other firms). Fascinating that New York firms are business casual.

Thanks for all the helpful replies. I see the Sam Hober recommendations. I was under the impression that ties (and belts?) were something that you could spend less on, and the difference in quality would not be immediately apparent. Am I wrong? Can efficiencies be found here? Or is Tie Bar a no go?
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by mispoke View Post

It's suits everyday, except for "casual" Friday, which at my firm, is still quite conservative (i.e., jeans are pushing it, unlike some other firms). Fascinating that New York firms are business casual.

Thanks for all the helpful replies. I see the Sam Hober recommendations. I was under the impression that ties (and belts?) were something that you could spend less on, and the difference in quality would not be immediately apparent. Am I wrong? Can efficiencies be found here? Or is Tie Bar a no go?

Remember that your dress code requirements will change over time.......they probably want you in suits be use you are junior. I've worked at some major NYC firms and partners can wear whatever they please, although they don't stray too far from the norm.

Do keep us posted on your purchases in this endeavor.
post #18 of 25
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Do you work on Bay, Roger? My brother-in-law is a lawyer at a pretty big firm near Old City Hall, and I believe it's fairly business-casual unless there's client meetings/court.

 

I do, and I'd say business casual represents the exception rather than the rule.

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by mispoke View Post


It's suits everyday, except for "casual" Friday, which at my firm, is still quite conservative (i.e., jeans are pushing it, unlike some other firms). Fascinating that New York firms are business casual.

Thanks for all the helpful replies. I see the Sam Hober recommendations. I was under the impression that ties (and belts?) were something that you could spend less on, and the difference in quality would not be immediately apparent. Am I wrong? Can efficiencies be found here? Or is Tie Bar a no go?


If there is anywhere you're going to cut corners, it'd be the tie. Still, I think that, given your budget, you might as well purchase ties you'll be willing to wear throughout your career, as your tie rotation grows. And if you do want to cut corners, you could do a lot better than Tie Bar. Which is a no go.

post #20 of 25
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If there is anywhere you're going to cut corners, it'd be the tie. Still, I think that, given your budget, you might as well purchase ties you'll be willing to wear throughout your career, as your tie rotation grows. And if you do want to cut corners, you could do a lot better than Tie Bar. Which is a no go.

Thanks—I'll probably throw some Sam Hober into the mix and build in gradually. Any recommendations for ties at a more accessible price point, beyond Tie Bar?
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post #22 of 25
This might be boring, but I'd target Brooks Brothers during the frequent sales to stock up on their 2 for x suits, sportcoats, chinos, and 3 for x dress shirts.

For separate wool pants, I'd go with Howard Yount.

I tend to get my ties from random places --- lots of Drake's from forums from people who re-sell from sample sales, and Gilt, etc.

Socks - Pantherella from STP.

I'm in the medical field where people don't seem to care as much about how we dress, but for shoes, I have a bunch of AE/C&J for BB/Peal/RL.
post #23 of 25

Try and get a Brooks Brothers corporate membership card. Wait for the corporate sale. Stack discount with multi-buys. Figure out your size and then buy things from the sale section of the website.

post #24 of 25

I'm in a similar position, trying to select a navy blazer. Deciding between these two -- 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Two-Button-Classic-1818-Blazer/MM00308,default,pd.html

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Flannel-Two-Button-1818-Blazer/MD00066,default,pd.html

 

On the one hand, I think the darker navy is a bit more formal and will be more versatile. On the other, I'm concerned that if I wear it with mid-to-dark-gray trousers it will look like I'm trying to put together and oddly-matched suits. And I really like the color of the flannel.

 

Recommendations?

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by jvee View Post

I'm in a similar position, trying to select a navy blazer. Deciding between these two -- 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Two-Button-Classic-1818-Blazer/MM00308,default,pd.html

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Flannel-Two-Button-1818-Blazer/MD00066,default,pd.html

On the one hand, I think the darker navy is a bit more formal and will be more versatile. On the other, I'm concerned that if I wear it with mid-to-dark-gray trousers it will look like I'm trying to put together and oddly-matched suits. And I really like the color of the flannel.

Recommendations?

I'd get the flannel. It's a nicer fabric and it's such a smooth flannel that it should be cool enough to wear except in summer. Instead of the Super 120s, I'd buy a proper sportcoat.

Mid-gray trousers are fine with a navy blazer, but dark gray don't look good.
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