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post #16 of 27
AC, please stop making me feel bad for not bidding on that thing myself.
post #17 of 27
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AC, please stop making me feel bad for not bidding on that thing myself.
OK, I'll bite.  To use a baseball analogy, the suit is a great middle reliever, but I'm not sure if it's starting rotation material.  Your payroll next year is going to be the Milwaukee Brewers'.  It would be financially irresponsible to buy the suit, and quite possibly grounds for justifiable homicide on the part of your wife. Plus, $400 can buy at least 3 good meals at Nobu.  
post #18 of 27
True, but they won't let you in the door unless you're wearing that suit.
post #19 of 27
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True, but they won't let you in the door unless you're wearing that suit.
Either a suit, or really scruffy jeans, sneakers, and a t-shirt. Oh, a beat up leather jacket too. And carrying a reservation. That's how I got in the one time I went. Tje bill, though, ouf. Lucky I didn't have to pay for a date too.
post #20 of 27
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True, but they won't let you in the door unless you're wearing that suit.
Apologies to Baron for the further threadjacking . . . AC and Johnny, I can't help but comment on your conversation.  Out here in the C.D. Cal., most of the judges would be surprised to see a law clerk in a suit at all, and that Corneliani specimen would draw very positive attention.  I think I wore a suit less than ten times during my clerkship (for a Reagan appointee, no less).  And I have rarely seen anyone in a suit at Matsuhisa. Just found the cultural differences interesting . . . </threadjack>
post #21 of 27
I think you need to get those shoes we were talking about to go with it.
post #22 of 27
Going along with the hijacking -- I need the suit to get in because I've never had luck getting a reservation there (could be because I procrastinate.). I need to be able to walk up and say, "Table for two please." When they say, "I'm sorry, sir, but you need a reservation," I respond, "Don't you know who my father is?" I've used that line a couple of times and of course it hasn't worked (perhaps I should have an answer when the maitre de says, "No I don't"). Perhaps if I were wearing a "badass suit" it would be different. Second, I was interviewing on the 9th Circuit and you are right -- no suits. To some extent it'd be cool wearing jeans to work every day (as some of my friends do out there), on the other hand it's nice to have an excuse to buy a few nice suits.
post #23 of 27
I used to go to Matsuhisa on a semi-regular basis - much more laidback, and cheap (all relative to Nobu) to boot. To be perfectly honest, and maybe I'm just a pleb, but I always felt much more at home at Ubon than any of the places. Plus, it was much more affordable after having blown all my money shopping in the area. And at Matsuhisa, I hardly ever saw anyone in a suit either. If someone ever showed up in a suit, they were invariably from out of town or a CBS executive type (hey, those guys need to eat too, and it's just down the street, in L.A. terms.)
post #24 of 27
Johnnynorman, In L.A., the host or hostess is unlikely to be impressed by a suit. They'll guess that you're probably not anybody important and surmise that you're probably not cool, unless the suit is glaringly, obviously, expensive - and you have an entourage. Better to show up with a Project Alabama t-shirt or a Lucien-Pellat Finet hoodie. Seriously, L.A. is the place where people will recognize those labels on sight.
post #25 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the nice comments on the suit. I felt like it was a good buy. It's exactly what I was looking for really - a fashioable, well constructed suit that's just conservative enough to not be trendy or dated within a year or two. For less than $500 no less. It's funny how you can start to doubt your own judgement as soon as you lay out the dough. I feel really good about it now though, having passed muster with the clothes horses here. I was considering a grey flannel Borrelli that I saw at worldsfinest's wearhouse, but it was more than twice as expensive, and I like the styling of this one better anyways. And I don't mind the threadjack - it makes me feel important when I log on and see 3 pages on my thread.
post #26 of 27
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I think you need to get those shoes we were talking about to go with it.
Yes, well...Don't remind me. I may have finally blown my budget, with this suit and the Martegani boots and a visit to the Stanley Korshak sale in Dallas. It may be a while now. But I'll be thinking about them...
post #27 of 27
so when do we get to see the fully tailored pics?
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