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Ok, thanks, I will focus on the suit.

One more question. On a previous recommendation I looked at the Land's End website and they have a jacket on a very good sale. Some of the reviews say the patch pocket is on-trend, others are downright offended. Opinions?
I like the price but don't want to look silly. It would be checking the Navy blazer box.
http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-tailored-fit-supernatural-wool-suit-jacket/id_242829
post #29657 of 33197
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Originally Posted by leona4 View Post

Ok, thanks, I will focus on the suit.

One more question. On a previous recommendation I looked at the Land's End website and they have a jacket on a very good sale. Some of the reviews say the patch pocket is on-trend, others are downright offended. Opinions?
I like the price but don't want to look silly. It would be checking the Navy blazer box.
http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-tailored-fit-supernatural-wool-suit-jacket/id_242829

 

People who downright offended are silly. Patch is a trad classic whether it is on-trend or not. Its preference, as are the narrow lapels and flap pockets on that jacket. 

post #29658 of 33197
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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.

An entire business wardrobe for $1,000 is not impossible but it's an interesting challenge. It's a given that in this price you won't be making any long-term investments.

Suits: with the current sale you might get two Lands' End tailored fit suits for $250 each. If you're a slim young man you might also try the Mango sale. Get one grey and one navy. Normally I think having a pin or chalk stripe is great for a start but frankly you don't want the suits drawing attention to themselves.

Shoes: You're probably stuck with Florsheim since you need two pairs. They have a big sale right now. One brown, one black, maybe $100 each. Simple designs like cap toes.

Watch: Timex Easy Reader ($25). I got a nicer glove leather strap for mine from Amazon for $11.

That leaves you about $275 for shirts, sweaters, two belts, and (if you have to wear them) ties. I'd get a couple of Uniqlo's merino v-necks and cardigans for $20 each. Take a look at Target's Merona and Mossimo dress shirts, which are I think $25, and stick with the basics like white and pale blue and maybe a subtle stripe.

Good luck to you. Let us know how it goes.
post #29659 of 33197
Hi how does this v neck fit me? It would be great to hear your thoughts!


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Hi how does this v neck fit me? It would be great to hear your thoughts!


Looks fine. Btw, you have two profiles. I remember you johnshaw
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Looks fine. Btw, you have two profiles. I remember you johnshaw
So it's a good fit, yes? And yes that's me my last email address got hacked - funny that as I work in cyber security haha! Thanks for your advice glad you approve of the v neck!
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So it's a good fit, yes? And yes that's me my last email address got hacked - funny that as I work in cyber security haha! Thanks for your advice glad you approve of the v neck!

It looks fine. I think you're over thinking this. It's a sweater as long as it's not baggy or look like a packaged sausage, you'll be fine.
post #29663 of 33197
What's the consensus on here on denim shirt and tie combos?
post #29664 of 33197
This looks ridiculous and you must be trollin'.
post #29665 of 33197
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What's the consensus on here on denim shirt and tie combos?

Absolutely never. Denim shirts are very casual, ties are formal. That kind of mismatch is difficult to pull off even if you know what you're doing.

Also, ties should always be darker than the shirt. There are some exceptions, but they're incredibly rare, and that ain't one of them. A shirt that color, even if not denim, should not be worn with a tie that color.

On another note, vests that aren't part of a three piece suit make you look like a high schooler with no clue. If you are in high school or even college, it can be a somewhat hip look to your peers. It'll still look juvenile, but at least a juvenile look would be age appropriate. We certainly won't get into what I wore in high school. If you're ostensibly an adult, that's a look to be avoided.
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Dress shoes with leather sole question.  Are you supposed to go to the cobbler and put rubber on them from day 1 to preserve the original leather or you should wear them "as is"?  If you wear them "as is", when should you take them to the cobbler for resole before it's too late?

post #29667 of 33197
Some people do and some people don't.

Personally I don't see the point. It's time for a resole when you press the sole with your thumb in the centre and it visibly dimples or feels thin.
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I am very tall.. 6'4 and 210 pounds.. I would say athletic build and inseam of 36 .
Here is my dilemma I am hoping to get some help from:
I can not find a jean that is tapered down the leg.. Not a skinny jean
Do any of you know any jeans that are comfortable through the top but tapered down?
No price limit, do you guys have any tips about this maybe ideas about if I can get jeans taylored or know of any brands? I just hate having all that extra fabric at the bottom
post #29669 of 33197
An alterations tailor will slim any trouser down for you, including jeans.

However, there are loads of makers that make a slimmer jean or trouser. If you want a pair of jeans ask over in Streetwear.
post #29670 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SmithJoe View Post

I am very tall.. 6'4 and 210 pounds.. I would say athletic build and inseam of 36 .
Here is my dilemma I am hoping to get some help from:
I can not find a jean that is tapered down the leg.. Not a skinny jean
Do any of you know any jeans that are comfortable through the top but tapered down?
No price limit, do you guys have any tips about this maybe ideas about if I can get jeans taylored or know of any brands? I just hate having all that extra fabric at the bottom

I'm also 6'4, but a bit bigger at about 250 lbs. I get all of my jeans and pants altered. The only jeans I found that fit me well without alterations are Jean Shop's "Slim Fit" jeans.

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