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It's made from cotton - how would you rate the fit as it is? Is it wearable?
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Not ideal, but wearable.

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What are the main things wrong with it? And what would you give it out of 10?
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The problem is the awful picture not the jumper, I imagine.

And yes, you're overthinking this.
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I just wan
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

The problem is the awful picture not the jumper, I imagine.

And yes, you're overthinking this.

I just want to make sure that this jumper fits that's all and I've had diffreing opinions
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Even tropical wool? I thought that would be the crispest/sharpest fabric out of what I suggested.

 

IMO tropical wool would be fine but linen and cotton not so much. 

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New member.
I am starting a new job soon that requires business attire. Sharp but not formal.
This is new territory for me and I'm working on a list of basics. Since it's winter in the Chicago area I will probably stick to winter items and make some more purchases in the spring/summer.
I'm starting from scratch.
Also what brands and stores do you recommend to a beginner?
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by leona4 View Post

New member.
I am starting a new job soon that requires business attire. Sharp but not formal.
This is new territory for me and I'm working on a list of basics. Since it's winter in the Chicago area I will probably stick to winter items and make some more purchases in the spring/summer.
I'm starting from scratch.
Also what brands and stores do you recommend to a beginner?
Thank you!

 

You'll need to give us a bit more information. "Sharp but not formal" can mean a lot of things. Suits every day? Tie or jacket required? Also a bit of info about price range, your personal style etc will help a great deal.

 

But if I had to guess: 

- A few pairs of trousers: grey, charcoal, navy, kakhi. 

- Dress shirts: mostly light blues (solid, then stripe), white, and a pink. 

- Shoes: dark brown oxfords for your first pair. Then black, then less formal options. In Chicago something with a danite/rubber sole might be advisable. 

- Sport Coats: Navy blazer first, then grey/kahki/olive/brown. 

- Suit: Navy and charcoal first. 

 

Brands depend a lot on what you're willing to spend. 

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Originally Posted by jmeb View Post

But if I had to guess: 
- A few pairs of trousers: grey, charcoal, navy, kakhi. 
- Dress shirts: mostly light blues (solid, then stripe), white, and a pink
- Shoes: dark brown oxfords for your first pair. Then black, then less formal options. In Chicago something with a danite/rubber sole might be advisable. 
- Sport Coats: Navy blazer first, then grey/kahki/olive/brown. 
- Suit: Navy and charcoal first. 

Good advice but FTFY.
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Originally Posted by jmeb View Post

You'll need to give us a bit more information. "Sharp but not formal" can mean a lot of things. Suits every day? Tie or jacket required? Also a bit of info about price range, your personal style etc will help a great deal.

But if I had to guess: 
- A few pairs of trousers: grey, charcoal, navy, kakhi. 
- Dress shirts: mostly light blues (solid, then stripe), white, and a pink. 
- Shoes: dark brown oxfords for your first pair. Then black, then less formal options. In Chicago something with a danite/rubber sole might be advisable. 
- Sport Coats: Navy blazer first, then grey/kahki/olive/brown. 
- Suit: Navy and charcoal first. 

Brands depend a lot on what you're willing to spend. 
Thank you; this info is very helpful.
Suits are not required but I think I will end up wearing at least a jacket every day.
Personal style, I would say I'm not too adventurous. Classic but current.
My budget isn't bottomless but since I want to make a good impression and I'm getting tax returns I'm willing to spend $250 on a suit if that gives you a price range. I wouldn't mind finding some great steals online but I'm looking for a bit above middle of the road.
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


Good advice but FTFY.

 

What's wrong with pink dress shirts? +1 anyway.

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Originally Posted by leona4 View Post


Thank you; this info is very helpful.
Suits are not required but I think I will end up wearing at least a jacket every day.
Personal style, I would say I'm not too adventurous. Classic but current.
My budget isn't bottomless but since I want to make a good impression and I'm getting tax returns I'm willing to spend $250 on a suit if that gives you a price range. I wouldn't mind finding some great steals online but I'm looking for a bit above middle of the road.

You're not going to get anything Styleforum approved for $250; better off hitting up thrift stores. Get the best shoes you can afford; goodyear welted and calfskin. Meermin Mallorca, Kent Wang, Allen Edmonds, Loake 1880 for starters.

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Originally Posted by leona4 View Post

Thank you; this info is very helpful.
Suits are not required but I think I will end up wearing at least a jacket every day.
Personal style, I would say I'm not too adventurous. Classic but current.
My budget isn't bottomless but since I want to make a good impression and I'm getting tax returns I'm willing to spend $250 on a suit if that gives you a price range. I wouldn't mind finding some great steals online but I'm looking for a bit above middle of the road.

The 250 price range will be rough. You might be able to find a Baroni suit, it's half canvassed but the fabric isn't the best. It's a decent starter suit at the most. Maybe you can find a used or returned Brooks Brothers 1818.

Also, the pink shirt is vital to your rotation. I use mine like a white shirt. It's appropriate for most situations.
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Originally Posted by leona4 View Post


Thank you; this info is very helpful.
Suits are not required but I think I will end up wearing at least a jacket every day.
Personal style, I would say I'm not too adventurous. Classic but current.
My budget isn't bottomless but since I want to make a good impression and I'm getting tax returns I'm willing to spend $250 on a suit if that gives you a price range. I wouldn't mind finding some great steals online but I'm looking for a bit above middle of the road.

As others have noted, $250 won't get you an "above middle of the road" suit. That's a tough price range to find decent fabric, construction, quality, etc. Check out Land's End, Brooks Brothers (on sale), or, if you're willing to go a bit higher, grab something from Suitsupply for $399.

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Thanks for the honesty. Like I said, this is new territory so I appreciate expert opinions.
What is the minimum I should spend on a suit? I'm willing to reevaluate other purchases if the general consensus is to spend more on the suit. I'm trying to keep the budget around $1,000 and I still need a halfway decent coat and a watch.
This is definitely a starter wardrobe. My budget will go up in the next year or two.
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Originally Posted by leona4 View Post

Thanks for the honesty. Like I said, this is new territory so I appreciate expert opinions.
What is the minimum I should spend on a suit? I'm willing to reevaluate other purchases if the general consensus is to spend more on the suit. I'm trying to keep the budget around $1,000 and I still need a halfway decent coat and a watch.
This is definitely a starter wardrobe. My budget will go up in the next year or two.

For a watch a Seiko or Timex will pull you through until you can invest in one. I'd put more into your suit and shoes more then any other item. SuitSupply is probably where you should start. I have seen them go down to 399 or so. Good luck man! Keep your eyes peeled!
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