Hello everyone, long time listener, first time caller.
I will be interning this summer at an investment bank in Manhattan, and I am looking to add to/start my business wardrobe. I'll start with what I have; a passable navy suit, a bunch of "dress" shirts, but probably only 3-4 that are proper dress shirts that would be appropriate for business settings/anything but a frat party, and 8-10 ties. In the shoe department I mostly have shoes given to me by older family members, ranging from Cole Haan's to higher end Bruno Magli's. Also, my uncle as early graduation present took me to his tailor to get 4 shirts made which I am still waiting on, 3 in white w/ and w/o stripes, and a light blue, all with regular cuffs and semi spread collar.
I am planning on getting 2 more suits, 1-2 pairs of shoes, and a few more back up conservative dress shirts and ties. What I could use some help with is exactly what, and more importantly, where I should be looking. I was thinking of going with 2 of the Napoli cut from SuitSupply, one in a darker gray/charcoal, and the other in a light gray. For shoes, I was thinking of getting a pair of black park ave's through this deal http://www.allenedmonds.com/student.html and trying to get some dress shirts on clearance at Ralph Lauren or Brook's Brothers.
For suitsupply, I've heard they don't sell separate jackets from pants, and I am a 47/48L in the chest and about 36-38 in waist, will this be an issue? I go to college in Manhattan, so how much will basic alterations be like pant and sleeve length at their Madison Ave store run me per suit, and do they ever have sales or specials on either the suits or alterations? For Allen Edmonds, is that the best deal I am going to find, or do they periodically go on sale, or are there cheaper options than just going to their retail store? Lastly, any recommendations on scoring some decent quality white/blue/plain workhorse dress shirts and basic business ties? Would like to keep those in the $40-$50 a piece range, but also not have them only last for a year.
Sorry for the boatload of questions and I'm excited to join the community!