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post #76 of 135
Oh! You need a thin grey v-neck sweater and a thin black or navy v-neck sweater.



http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-clothes/mens-sweaters/sweaters/pronto-uomo-heather-gray-v-neck-merino-sweater-696U697U04
Edited by Veremund - 2/18/16 at 7:41am
post #77 of 135
Seriously, buy three each of these:



http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-clothes/dress-shirts/modern-fit-trim-shirts/joseph-amp-feiss-blue-check-modern-fit-dress-shirt-518A519A71



http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-clothes/dress-shirts/modern-fit-trim-shirts/joseph-amp-feiss-white-modern-fit-non-iron-dress-shirt-512A513A01
post #78 of 135
Thread Starter 

So ocbd is "Oxford collar button down?" 

 

Those two shirts are nice, and the price is right. 

 

I've looked at suede shoes, do you have any suggestions to point me on the right path? 

 

People seem to mean lots of things when they say Khakis - can you be more specific? I DO have 2 pairs of chinos I left off the list. Blue and brown. I need to have them hemmed. Do you mean Khaki color?

 

I forgot to mention I have a black v-neck sweater, I also have a dark green one. Both merino wool. 

 

If you were to add one or two items more, what would you add? 

 

Really appreciating the help. 

post #79 of 135
post #80 of 135
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Originally Posted by tdellaringa View Post

Those two shirts are nice, and the price is right. 

That's why I chose them. thumbs-up.gif
post #81 of 135
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Originally Posted by tdellaringa View Post

So ocbd is "Oxford collar button down"?

Yep.

I know it's out of your budget for this month, and maybe even the next. But as a grown man, you absolutely need a dark blue suit in your wardrobe for special occasions.


http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-suits/slim-fit-extra-trim-suits/j-o-e-by-joseph-abboud-navy-tic-slim-fit-survival-suit-30H130H371
post #82 of 135
Thread Starter 

6 of those shirts seems like a lot! I can see though with mixing and matching that would be useful. 

 

Those oxfords are nice. Is Stacy Adams a decent shoe? Never heard of them. Again the price is right. 

post #83 of 135
Thread Starter 

I DO need a suit. I just donated the only suit I owned (a brown one) because it was way too big on me now. So that is definitely on my list. While I do not need one (ever) for work, I did recently attend a wedding and a funeral. Both times I had to wear sport coats and trousers (that at the time, didn't quite fit right.) So yes, on my list. 

post #84 of 135
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6 of those shirts seems like a lot! I can see though with mixing and matching that would be useful. 

Fine. Get two each. thumbs-up.gif

Seriously though, you should have 5 blue and 5 white shirts. Enough to only need to wash shirts every two weeks.
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Those oxfords are nice. Is Stacy Adams a decent shoe? Never heard of them. Again the price is right. 

With your budget, you don't even get to ask that question. biggrin.gif
post #85 of 135
Pin this sign on your closet.

post #86 of 135
Thread Starter 

Hehe duly noted!

 

Question on the Khakis - can I just get another pair of chinos in Khaki color? I've always kind of hated the way Khakis fit me, and looked on me. I haven't had a pair in quite some time. From what I have read, the line between Khakis and Chinos is a very fine one. 

post #87 of 135
Sure.
post #88 of 135
Thread Starter 

I was able to get a pair of Gap Khakis, so checking that off. I also picked up another white shirt from MW. Also, my check shirt came in from J. Hilburn (made to measure) and it looked and fits fantastically. No luck on the suede oxfords, the Stacy Adams shoe was not available in my size. I have had little luck finding anything. After searching around, here's what my alternatives seem to be:

 

These Ted Bakers for $109.

http://www.dsw.com/shoe/ted+baker+tichd+oxford?prodId=340089

 

These Ralph Laurens for $150

http://www.zappos.com/product/8721467/color/568166

 

These Florsheims 

http://www.zappos.com/product/8584563/color/231

 

on eBay, this Neumok

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252120337344?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

I worry about the used shoe, I have never tried on AE and have no idea how they fit. It looks a bit worn on the toe.

 

Next - I have the opportunity to get a pair of trousers from J. Hilburn. I think I have it narrowed down to 2. 

 

The light grey revenge

https://jhilburn.com/products/light_grey_revenge_solid_trousers_a1e

 

The charcoal herringbone

https://jhilburn.com/products/charcoal_mini_herringbone

 

I don't have any black shoes or belt, so not sure the charcoal would make sense. I really dig the grey revenge though. 

post #89 of 135
I like the Ted Bakers most by far.

The light grey trousers are nice. Really nice. I'd definitely grab them.
post #90 of 135
Thread Starter 

Cool. I kind of like the Ted's too. Thanks!

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