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I'm going to attend a student union network event, and I have a chance to meet my potential employer. And the dress code is business attire (suit + tie). 

I didn't bring my suit to the uni, but I did, however, bring a peak label navy wool blazer and suede semi-brogue oxfords. I was thinking about using the blazer, shoes (need to buy a tie) and khaki chinos to the event. Would that be unappropiate or would that be ok? I could switch out the khaki chinos with some very dark navy chinos, but i don't think it will look good, but it will certainly look more like a suit than navy jacket + khaki chinos. 

 

I think I will look better than anyone at the event, because people here dress like shit, but I don't want to stand out too much... without a suit.

 

Edit: I'm in a little bit hurry, because I don't have a tie yet. So I am going to buy one tomorrow. Should I buy a expensive high quality tie, or a cheap low quality tie from H&M or Topman or something?

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Please forgive my earlier rudeness, I've had my knickers in a twist all day. I'd definitely go with the desert boots. They are definitely stylish, and I also think white bucks are just OTT.

Though I'm afraid I must maintain that I wasn't asking that question. Stating which question would be more relevant is not the same as asking it. wink.gif

Fair enough. Forgive my ignorance. I think my question has been answered unanimously in favour of desert boots which is great. Thanks a lot. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully it will be more pleasant for you. Thanks again.

post #23913 of 33388
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

Looking for a inexpensive navy/white pindot tie
The Tie Bar sells such. $15. Available in 3 lengths (the extra long is $20), and 2 different widths. And in a couple of bow tie versions.

Perhaps not the greatest ties in the world, but they're more than acceptable for routine wear, and I'd take one over a used Lands' End tie, which you indicate is an option you're considering. (It's a coin toss between a new Lands' End tie, and a new Tie Bar tie.)

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=22109&orderPageReturn=%2Fsearch.asp%3Ftarget%3Dpin%2520dot%26viewall%3Dviewall

I would add that while you're certainly entitled to wear a pin dot tie if that's what you like, I've always thought there were just too many dots for my taste on most pin dot ties. Consequently, I generally prefer a Churchill Dot design. You can see what I mean at http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12831&orderPageReturn=%2Fsearch.asp%3Ftarget%3Dchurchill%26btnTemplateSearchFormSubmit.x%3D0%26btnTemplateSearchFormSubmit.y%3D0
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Should I get one from charless tyrwhitt (free with purchase of a shirt - about $50 total)
If you're jonesing for a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, I suppose that's a viable option. But I probably wouldn't talk myself into buying a Charles Trywhitt shirt, just to put together a package deal on a shirt and tie. (Well, I definitely wouldn't, simply because I tend to want longer ties than the Charles Trywhitt ones, but that's neither here, nor there.) It's not like their ties are remarkable or anything. Nor, quite frankly, do I find their shirts to be terribly special, for all that they're okay, they're available in a nice variety, and I wear the ones I own.
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I was thinking about getting a blazer from J Crew, but since I'm on the small side (I'm 5 feet and 1 Inch,
about 125lbs and my chest measure just about 34), I was wondering if I should get a boys 14 or 16?
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Any slim fitting, decent quality quilted jackets for $100 to $200? 

 

What's a a versatile color for navy and grey pants? What about something like Olive?  

 

Maybe something like this? 

 

http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/jackets/quilted-jacket-c496501p1293642.html

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If you're jonesing for a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, I suppose that's a viable option. But I probably wouldn't talk myself into buying a Charles Trywhitt shirt, just to put together a package deal on a shirt and tie. (Well, I definitely wouldn't, simply because I tend to want longer ties than the Charles Trywhitt ones, but that's neither here, nor there.) It's not like their ties are remarkable or anything. Nor, quite frankly, do I find their shirts to be terribly special, for all that they're okay, they're available in a nice variety, and I wear the ones I own.

Tyrwhitt makes reasonably nice shirts, it's a good deal. They're not Brioni by any means, but they're a good sight better than most of the crap you might get at the mall. Just about everybody can always stand to add or upgrade some shirt in their wardrobe. For $40, you get the new tie and a nice shirt. Considering the market he's in for the tie, the CT shirt would probably be the best he owns. That kind of purchase would be a pretty good investment, IMO.
post #23917 of 33388
Chocolate brown suit + black shoes/bal boots? Yes/no?
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To the extent that any tie may be seasonal (wool in winter, cotton in summer, etc..) does a raw silk tie have any seasonal connotation or like traditional silks are they year round?
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Chocolate brown suit + black shoes/bal boots? Yes/no?

Opinions vary, but I think black shoes actually works with dark browns pretty well. But then, I usually wind up wearing brown or burgundy shoes with brown pants.
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To the extent that any tie may be seasonal (wool in winter, cotton in summer, etc..) does a raw silk tie have any seasonal connotation or like traditional silks are they year round?

They're usually considered a spring/summer thing.
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Does anybody have any experience with Orciani's leather jackets? I understand that their belts are relatively well regarded but I've yet to hear anything about whether or not that quality transfers over to their clothing.

post #23921 of 33388
I like to wear either bright colored socks or socks with a great pattern. When possible I avoid matching to my suit and much prefer to match to my tie and/or pocket square. The safe route is the pants.

My suit reminds me I am working, my socks remind me that work can be fun.
post #23922 of 33388
As of a couple of months ago I moved to Florida and with the move purchased 5 new suits including a khaki two button single breasted suit.

My question. Can I wear a khaki suit year round in Florida?

Second question: I also purchased a pair of walnut and bone two toned Broadstreet wingtips made by Allen Edmonds. Does the Labor Day rule apply to Florida...what about the Caribbean and Puerto Rico?
post #23923 of 33388
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I like to wear either bright colored socks or socks with a great pattern. When possible I avoid matching to my suit and much prefer to match to my tie and/or pocket square. The safe route is the pants.

My suit reminds me I am working, my socks remind me that work can be fun.
I regularly wear over-the-calf argyle socks. Yes, even with suits.

How does the saying go? "A businessman matches his socks to his trousers. A gentleman matches his socks to his mood."
post #23924 of 33388
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Does the Labor Day rule apply to Florida...what about the Caribbean and Puerto Rico?
The Labor Day rule is merely a guideline, which is intended to be followed with some situational flexibility.

And Florida and the Caribbean, in the 21st century, are sufficiently different from the rule's 19th century New England origins, that you could probably get away with a great deal of flexibility.

Take all the relevant factors into consideration, then decide for yourself. And if you decide to deviate from the Labor Day rule, do so confidently. Few things look worse than a man who is uncomfortable with what he's wearing. Who is unsure as to whether he's dressed appropriately. Who is silently second guessing his sartorial choices. Conversely, few things will make you look better in your clothes than will confidence and self-assurance that you look right.

If you simply do not have it in you to decide for yourself, then identify a few men whose taste and judgement you respect, and see what they wear when they're in situations similar to those in which you find yourself. And taking into account certain personal differences between you and them (differences in age, build, etc.), copy them. Well, not slavishly, but at least let what they wear serve as your guide with regard to what's appropriate for you to wear, and when, and how.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

The Labor Day rule is merely a guideline, which is intended to be followed with some situational flexibility.

And Florida and the Caribbean, in the 21st century, are sufficiently different from the rule's 19th century New England origins, that you could probably get away with a great deal of flexibility.

Take all the relevant factors into consideration, then decide for yourself. And if you decide to deviate from the Labor Day rule, do so confidently. Few things look worse than a man who is uncomfortable with what he's wearing. Who is unsure as to whether he's dressed appropriately. Who is silently second guessing his sartorial choices. Conversely, few things will make you look better in your clothes than will confidence and self-assurance that you look right.

If you simply do not have it in you to decide for yourself, then identify a few men whose taste and judgement you respect, and see what they wear when they're in situations similar to those in which you find yourself. And taking into account certain personal differences between you and them (differences in age, build, etc.), copy them. Well, not slavishly, but at least let what they wear serve as your guide with regard to what's appropriate for you to wear, and when, and how.

Confidence has never been a problem, any man who can wear a kilt proudly can just about wear anything with confidence.

Just making sure was working within acceptable boundaries. I may make my own rule and cap the clothing to the temperature...anything about 75F will be acceptable...then again maybe 80F.
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