Hey Guys, I'm glad I read the NY Times today. I could use a forum like this. Here's the rundown: I have a presentation in early October. A BIG one. The client is very conservative, and my boss has let me know I need to go the extra mile. I usually only wear suits one or two days a week (when there is client contact)...otherwise we are a pretty casual office. All of my old suits are three-button, two piece; but I am now the proud owner of a navy blue, three-piece Jos. A. Bank suit. I gotta tell you, it makes me feel like a million bucks, like I could take on the world when I have it on (though I still haven't left the house in it yet!, I put it on and modeled it for my wife and her friend and they said it did a lot for me-so I am thinking about wearing it for the presentation. I am trying to find the balance between "looking and feeling extra sharp" and not looking too "trying too hard." It doesn't make me look afected (I don't think), but gives me a more mature edge (I am 36). I am planning on wearing it with my light blue, contrasting white collar and French cuff shirt (my best) with a red, blue and (very small) gold striped red tie. It looks about as conservative as conservative gets...and I think it will make the right impression on them-but I'd like to hear what you guys think. Also, is it true that you never wear gold cufflinks before 6 pm? The only pair I have is gold, and it actually picks up the gold from the tie, so I think it works well with the outfit, but don't want to make a faux pas. All eyes are going to be on me for about 90 minutes...so it is vital I look my best-I'll appreicate any advice, this looks like a good forum. Also, does anyone have advice about keeping your suit, tie etc. looking sharp while being up in front of a group for a long period?
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9/29/04 at 3:40am