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Question, being 6'5 46L what should I be looking for in regards to suit cuts? Slim? Classic? Trim? And where would I be able to find such suits since it seems no one carries 46L frown.gif
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Originally Posted by DapBOT View Post

Question, being 6'5 46L what should I be looking for in regards to suit cuts? Slim? Classic? Trim? And where would I be able to find such suits since it seems no one carries 46L frown.gif
Sorry, you really will have to try them on to decide.

And it's not true that "no one carries 46L." While admittedly not as super-popular a size as, say, 42R, it's certainly not terribly difficult to find. That you seem to believe otherwise leads me to ask just where you've been shopping for suits.
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Sorry, you really will have to try them on to decide.

And it's not true that "no one carries 46L." While admittedly not as super-popular a size as, say, 42R, it's certainly not terribly difficult to find. That you seem to believe otherwise leads me to ask just where you've been shopping for suits.

Well I did do the whole MWH experience where I did find my size ended up returning the same day after reading many threads on them here. Then the hunt started. I saw myself at Kohls, Marshall's, BR, J.Crew, Express' Zaras, H&M and even Macy's. all the SA said the same thing, please check our "online store" now I am all for online shopping but not as a first time buyer. I felt a bit overwhelm with it all. I know there are numerous of stores that carry my size but I was also looking on a budget.
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Originally Posted by DapBOT View Post

Well I did do the whole MWH experience where I did find my size ended up returning the same day after reading many threads on them here. Then the hunt started. I saw myself at Kohls, Marshall's, BR, J.Crew, Express' Zaras, H&M and even Macy's. all the SA said the same thing, please check our "online store" now I am all for online shopping but not as a first time buyer. I felt a bit overwhelm with it all. I know there are numerous of stores that carry my size but I was also looking on a budget.
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Originally Posted by DapBOT View Post

Well I did do the whole MWH experience where I did find my size ended up returning the same day after reading many threads on them here. Then the hunt started. I saw myself at Kohls, Marshall's, BR, J.Crew, Express' Zaras, H&M and even Macy's. all the SA said the same thing, please check our "online store" now I am all for online shopping but not as a first time buyer. I felt a bit overwhelm with it all. I know there are numerous of stores that carry my size but I was also looking on a budget.

I would go to those stores and try on different styles and cuts, and bring a friend to take pictures, so you can look at them a few different times. Once you figure our what kind of fit looks good on you, look for a big and tall store (try searching for big and tall threads, and start one if you do not find one) and, if you are on a budget, keep a keen eye out for sales. What is your price range? That will help people to send you to the right place. And let people know whether it is a case of looking for the best value, or truly a budget with a hard cap. As with anything, those are different searches. You might try asking in the Hierarchical Suit thread. Be prepared to ignore one or two jokers who will tell you to double your budget or not bother. Most people on there are pretty good and many are extremely knowledgable across the price spectrum. Happy hunting.
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Well I did do the whole MWH experience [...] Kohls, Marshall's, BR, J.Crew, Express' Zaras, H&M and even Macy's.
In general (exceptions exist), you'll do better going to a menswear store for a suit, than you will going to a department store like Kohl's, Marshall's, etc. Particularly if you're an inexperienced suit shopper.

For all that Jos. A. Bank comes in for some serious dislike on SF, I'd probably recommend it above Kohl's or Marshall's, most days. And probably 75% of the population of the US is within an hour's travel time of a JAB store.

Could you give us some idea where you're located? Store suggestions for someone living near NYC will differ from suggestions for someone living in central Montana. And an idea of how much you are willing to spend on a suit?

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all the SA said the same thing, please check our "online store"
I'm afraid that's not unexpected, nor is it necessarily a bad idea.
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now I am all for online shopping but not as a first time buyer.
Just make sure the returns process is really easy. Ordering a few suits by mail, when you know that you can return what you don't want to a local store, really isn't something you need avoid. I mean, buying from that local store would be even better, but sometimes that's just not realistic.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

In general (exceptions exist), you'll do better going to a menswear store for a suit, than you will going to a department store like Kohl's, Marshall's, etc. Particularly if you're an inexperienced suit shopper.

For all that Jos. A. Bank comes in for some serious dislike on SF, I'd probably recommend it above Kohl's or Marshall's, most days. And probably 75% of the population of the US is within an hour's travel time of a JAB store.

Could you give us some idea where you're located? Store suggestions for someone living near NYC will differ from suggestions for someone living in central Montana. And an idea of how much you are willing to spend on a suit?
I'm afraid that's not unexpected, nor is it necessarily a bad idea.
Just make sure the returns process is really easy. Ordering a few suits by mail, when you know that you can return what you don't want to a local store, really isn't something you need avoid. I mean, buying from that local store would be even better, but sometimes that's just not realistic.

Ty for the reply. I am in the San Francisco area and I am trying to aim for a cheap to a $400 suit. I am all new to this world and finding my likes and dislikes everyday smile.gif
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What socks should I wear with this combination of checked pants and shoes?



What socks should I wear with this combination of checked pants and shoes? Would prefer suggestions for a pattern / stripe / color that will be easy to find. Only spent $19 on the shoes so don't want to spend much on the socks. biggrin.gif
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I'm looking for a pair of plain black blucher style boots that don't break the bank (200-300ish?). I'd like some stitching on there if possible, but not a cap toe.

I have a pair I like that are nice, but the quality is so-so and I'm not going to try fixing them or having them fixed up at this point. I might be tempted to if the store won't take them back.

 

Any suggestions?

I'm thinking along the lines of the Frye James or philip.

  


Edited by ridethecliche - 10/31/13 at 10:25am
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I'm looking for a pair of plain black blucher style boots that don't break the bank (200-300ish?). I'd like some stitching on there if possible, but not a cap toe.

I have a pair I like that are nice, but the quality is so-so and I'm not going to try fixing them or having them fixed up at this point. I might be tempted to if the store won't take them back.

 

Any suggestions?

I'm thinking along the lines of the Frye James or philip.

  

 

Absolutely love the look of one on the left!  Where are these from?

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What socks should I wear with this combination of checked pants and shoes?
panyen, it's been said that a businessman matches his socks to his pants, while a gentleman matches his socks to his mood.

Today's Halloween, and I'm in a mood to recognize this fact. I'm wearing burnt orange socks with my medium grey suit.
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Absolutely love the look of one on the left!  Where are these from?

 

They're both frye boots. I might have to get the one on the left. It fits all my criteria and their stuff is awesome.

 

The left is the frye james and right is the frye philip. I think they have different versions of each one with lugged soles vs leather soles vs brown leather vs distressed leather, etc. Those are the combinations I like best because they can look professional while still take a beating and go well with jeans for a night out!

post #24237 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

panyen, it's been said that a businessman matches his socks to his pants, while a gentleman matches his socks to his mood.

Today's Halloween, and I'm in a mood to recognize this fact. I'm wearing burnt orange socks with my medium grey suit.

Here's a picture that shows the color of the shoes more accurately:

It looks okay without socks, but I'm hoping I can wear this to the office in the future, in which case I would need sensible socks. The yellowish-tan ones I'm wearing now don't cut it.

post #24238 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

It really..just...no. 

 

Maybe I'm not seeing it, maybe I'm wrong, maybe there is someone out there who can put up a great fit, but a grey OCBD just seems to go against everything an OCBD should be.

 

I would put order of acquisition as White, Light Blue, Pink, Medium Blue, Yellow, Light Green, Striped (blue or burgundy on white), Tartan.

 

I think I own two grey shirts, out of 500ish. One is a button down collar, but not an oxford that my dad got me as a monogrammed gift, the other is a Brooks Brothers semi-spread with super fine, close together gray stripes so it looks solid gray from 10 paces. I don't think I have ever worn either.

 

The problem I think is that anything that would look good with a gray shirt, would look good with gray trousers, and you don't want to match them.

 

*** Disclaimer *** I am heavily Northeast prep influenced, and OCBDs hold a special place in my heart, so I am heavily biased. I'm not sure many people look good in light gray shirts, I tend to think of kids that work in cell-phone stores who wear black pants, and a gray shirt three sizes too big with their spikey hair and square toed clunky shoes.

 

J

 

Thanks for your reply, I cant see a gray ocbd looking good with much besides jeans.

 

I'd wear a lilac/lavender ocbd before a gray ocbd anyday.

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This might be a blessing in disguise, but I recently had the majority of my slacks and shirts stolen from my car as I was planning to take them to the dry cleaners. Anyways, been lurking around here, and it seems a lot of people are not fans of what I usually shop at. Business Casual clothes usually come from Kenneth Cole and Banana Republic.


I'm not going to lie, I'm not looking to necessarily spend 100 dollars per shirt. I don't have that kind of money. With that being said, I've always gone by what fits me best. I found the BR Tailored Slim pants fit well on me, and the Kenneth Cole shirts do as well.


But yeah, advice on some starter brands would be appreciated!

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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post
 

This might be a blessing in disguise, but I recently had the majority of my slacks and shirts stolen from my car as I was planning to take them to the dry cleaners. Anyways, been lurking around here, and it seems a lot of people are not fans of what I usually shop at. Business Casual clothes usually come from Kenneth Cole and Banana Republic.


I'm not going to lie, I'm not looking to necessarily spend 100 dollars per shirt. I don't have that kind of money. With that being said, I've always gone by what fits me best. I found the BR Tailored Slim pants fit well on me, and the Kenneth Cole shirts do as well.


But yeah, advice on some starter brands would be appreciated!


Try Modern Tailor.

 

There's nothing wrong with Banana Republic on sale, (of which they have many).

 

Brooks Brothers has a 3 for $225 deal on dress shirts, as well as a biannual Friends and Families sale where most stuff goes on sale for 25% off.

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