Sorry if I'm asking some questions that get asked a lot, I did use the forum search tool all week but I still have questions.
I'm 26 years old and my wardrobe is terrible. I basically don't own any suits, just 1 half canvassed Calvin klein suit that I got a few years ago for under $200 and I've been wearing it to every single suit-requiring occasion ever since.
I do have a decent amount of nice button ups and ties, and a couple of vests from express but I need some good suits and I also don't have any nice shoes except for a pair I got 2 years ago which are mediocre at best and not in great shape anymore.
I learned a long time ago that I just can't work for other people. So in order to succeed massively in life, I've decided that it's best to portray an image that shows people I'm a status figure. I want the way I dress to speak for me when I walk into a room, I want older business men/women to look at me and want to talk business instead of just saying "oh that's just some young kid who has nothing to offer me"
And I want my peers to look up to me and not down like they are better than me.
Money isn't extremely abundant, but I can definitely manage to spend a couple thousand up front and then continue to add roughly 1,000 worth of clothes to my wardrobe every couple of months.
So from the research I've done so far, it seems like maybe suit supply would be a good place for me to start. I'm just wondering, if I'm going to invest say, $2,000 up front, how should I break this down?
Maybe 2 suits from the purple line at suit supply, and how much do you think I should spend on shoes? What is the minimum amount I should be looking to spend per pair of shoes if I want to portray the image that I described above? Do you think $2,000 is even enough to get me started in the right direction or is this just wishful thinking? If it is wishful thinking, how much do you think I really need to get my wardrobe started?
Thank you in advance for reading, and I apologize for rambling on. I just thought I should give a full background on myself so you guys could understand what I am going for.