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post #16426 of 33197

I've been reading these forums incessantly the last few months, and finally decided to register. I have searched and have read mixed opinions on this, so hopefully I can get some clarification before I decide to buy. I am graduating from a professional accounting program in a few months and I'm looking for a suit for interviewing and to start my professional wardrobe. My choice is of course Navy, and the two suits I am considering are the : Napoli Navy - from Suitsupply, and the Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald in Navy. As an accountant I want to look put together and professional, but not trendy. I want a quality suit that will last for years. I'm I 38S, and I've tried both on and they both fit me well, I am just undecided on which is the safer choice. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

 

 

 

 

Suitsupply: http://www.suitsupply.com/navy-suit-napoli/P2778,en_US,pd.html?start=6&cgid=Suits

 

Brooks: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?

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post #16427 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

In my book, different and unique << looks good. The two are not mutually exclusive, but the latter is much more important than the former.

I came to that conclusion around the age of 26. Most men never get there (hence the popularity of square- and pointy-toed shoes and "going out shirts" with idiotic detailing).
post #16428 of 33197
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Originally Posted by PunkinDonuts View Post

I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere, but I can't find it. What is the best reasonably priced belt (<$60) that matches the Allen Edmonds Walnut Strand? Thanks!

AE belts are often available around that price point on ebay or at Nordstroms or Nordstroms Rack. You also might find something to your liking here:

http://threads.dappered.com/topic/matching-belt-to-go-with-ae-strands-in-walnut
post #16429 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

In my book, different and unique << looks good. The two are not mutually exclusive, but the latter is much more important than the former.

I came to that conclusion around the age of 26. Most men never get there (hence the popularity of square- and pointy-toed shoes and "going out shirts" with idiotic detailing).

And more often than not, attempts to be different and unique counteract looking good.
post #16430 of 33197

I have been advised to post a question on style forum for help on Vass sizing on the F-last and U-last. 

 

I wear 6.5E on C&J. I measured my own feet, the length is 243mm and the width is 96mm.

 

I am interested to buy either Vass 67 (F-last derby) or Vass 69 (U-last derby).

 

Thank you for any input. 

post #16431 of 33197

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Is this pattern conservative enough to be a main interview suit for a law student? The suit fits like a dream and is at a great price (~420 + tax free weekend), but I want to make sure I am not going outside of the box too much, since lawyers generally aren't outside the box types. This will be my workhorse suit with a navy and brown suit in rotation. If this is too fashion forward, can anyone speak to the Zegna cloth off fifth suits? Thanks for the help

post #16432 of 33197
Hi

Anyone have experience with peal and co for BB shoes? Quality, fit (compared to other brands, especially width wise)

Appreciate any advice.
post #16433 of 33197

Is this pattern conservative enough for my to use this as my main interview suit for law firm interviews? I want to have a quality suit, but I am wary of stepping outside of the box, since most lawyers are not outside of the box people. The fit of the suit is amazing and it is at what I think is a good price (~400 + tax free) but I just want to make sure it isn't too fashion forward. Also, is the hickey from off fifth quality or crap? Thanks!

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post #16434 of 33197
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Originally Posted by stupendous View Post

Hi
Anyone have experience with peal and co for BB shoes? Quality, fit (compared to other brands, especially width wise)
Appreciate any advice.

I believe these are made by either C&J or Alfred Sargent. The C&J models are supposedly somewhere between the hand grade and bench grade lines. The way to tell the difference between C&J and the AS us that AS has a double row of nails in the heel while C&J has one. I don't know about the qualilty of the AS models.
post #16435 of 33197

Is this pattern conservative enough for my to use this as my main interview suit for law firm interviews? I want to have a quality suit, but I am wary of stepping outside of the box, since most lawyers are not outside of the box people. The fit of the suit is amazing and it is at what I think is a good price (~400 + tax free) but I just want to make sure it isn't too fashion forward. Also, is the hickey from off fifth quality or crap? Thanks!

 

 

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post #16436 of 33197
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Originally Posted by stupendous View Post

Hi
Anyone have experience with peal and co for BB shoes? Quality, fit (compared to other brands, especially width wise)
Appreciate any advice.

Hard to compare fit since they have several different makers and many different lasts. The upper level Peals are mostly made by C&J and Alfred Sargent. They are very nice. I believe some others are made by Alden, again a quality line. Some of the cheaper ones are Loakes, which can be a bit hit or miss.
post #16437 of 33197
The Peal & Co shoes are all made in England IME. Alden shoes made for BB are labeled Brooks Brothers, not Peal.
post #16438 of 33197
Hello everyone!

I just landed my first professional job today, and begin work on Monday. This leaves me with tomorrow and Sunday to find a couple of outfits to float me for a week or two. Since this will be my first real foray into menswear I'm kind of at a loss at what to get. I'm looking for stores that I'm able to visit in the Houston area to grab some clothes, as well as some suggestions as to what I should get. The dress code is business casual.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #16439 of 33197
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The way to tell the difference between C&J and the AS us that AS has a double row of nails in the heel while C&J has one. I don't know about the qualilty of the AS models.

I have one of each, and they're pretty much dead even for quality. Both have channeled soles.
post #16440 of 33197
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Originally Posted by PunkinDonuts View Post

I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere, but I can't find it. What is the best reasonably priced belt (<$60) that matches the Allen Edmonds Walnut Strand? Thanks!


I'm not sure how SF approved my belt is, but I just searched through brown belts on Amazon and found one with a similar color.

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