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first thing is first, get off MFA. the rest will come to you.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

If you're still in college, may I suggest you check out the SW&D section rather than MC? Not to say you can't dress up for special occasions, but I'd hate to walk around campus in suits all the time.

 

I'm not going for dressing up in a full suit all the time, but I've always been drawn to dressing nicely. I think I'd like to have a more MC casual style with sportcoats and pants, as well as mixing some denim/jeans rather than full casual SW&D, though I'll start browsing there. I do realize that my predilection towards dressing nicer on campus might not be widely accepted, but I'm not too concerned with that wink.gif.

 

 

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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

first thing is first, get off MFA. the rest will come to you.

 

Haha, I realized that a while back, now I just browse occasionally, and not for any advice.

post #14283 of 27542
SW&D has some interesting trouser fits. Even if it's not your thing, it's worth reading and understanding. Will help you cultivate your own aesthetic in the long run, even if you continue to follow a more traditional MC casual route. And yea, MFA can only do so much, they're so, so narrow minded over there.
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I'll be sure to start checking out SW&D then, thanks!

post #14285 of 27542
seriously, take it from me. I tried ging on there, because I'm a pretty heavy redditor. It's a shithole. To get your intended effect, just browse the WAYWT. I'd suggest not even posting a thing until you've browsed for 6months to a year (I didn't even make an account until lurking for a year) and after that it took me 6 months to start posting regularly. It will benefit you infinitely if you just intently observe and listen.
post #14286 of 27542

Hey guys,

 

I am about to buy my first suit...my budget is 500~600EURO

 

I had my eyes on an HUGO BOSS suit which is around 700 EURO....not sure if this is the right choice.

 

Can I get some suggestions on how to get the most out of my budget...Thanks!

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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

seriously, take it from me. I tried ging on there, because I'm a pretty heavy redditor. It's a shithole. To get your intended effect, just browse the WAYWT. I'd suggest not even posting a thing until you've browsed for 6months to a year (I didn't even make an account until lurking for a year) and after that it took me 6 months to start posting regularly. It will benefit you infinitely if you just intently observe and listen.

 

Browsing with RES and opening all the images, you realized just how homogenous the sense of "style" is on that board. 

 

Yeah I've been lurking for around 5 months, and I'm definitely starting to understand what I like in terms of style. Just curious as to whether or not starting with the higher end brands is a good idea.

 

Thanks for the help!

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anyone know who makes this shirt?

tumblr_lv6toglpQK1qczeeoo1_500.jpg

 

or something along the lines of a slim-fit loose crew-neck/u-neck...

thanks everyone.

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Thanks for the link !

 

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Originally Posted by rcoreytaylor View Post


You are right, there is an overwhelming volume of information and opinions - most good, some not - on this forum. I suggest you take a step back and visit Put This On www.putthison.com to gain some insight into the basics and then branch out from there.
Cheers!

 

Will do, Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Triplestuffd View Post

Hey guys,

 

I am about to buy my first suit...my budget is 500~600EURO

 

I had my eyes on an HUGO BOSS suit which is around 700 EURO....not sure if this is the right choice.

 

Can I get some suggestions on how to get the most out of my budget...Thanks!


You should really try on a bunch of suits in person and be brutally honest about what fits you. There are threads on this forum that describe the hallmarks of good fit. Good traditional menswear stores are more likely than department stores to have sales associates who will be helpful, but even that is highly unlikely.

What country are you in? Some traditional brands (like Caruso) may be a better value than Boss. Then again, if you're young and prioritizing fashion over traditional style, then something like Jil Sander may work better than Boss.

I think a good value at that price are the suits at ehaberdasher.com, a forum sponsor.

Basically, you should look for a mid- to dark gray two-button suit without extraneous details (like ticket pockets). An advantage that some good traditional brands have over Boss is that there is a canvas layer between the wool and the lining that can both give the suit a more fluid appearance and help it mold to you. However, this makes suits more expensive and its virtues can be diminished for ready-to-wear suits vs. bespoke suits. Depending on your country, your budget may allow you to get a decent bespoke suit.
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What stores do people typically recommend for casual shirts (something you might wear to a bar)?  I like the look of this shirt from CT:

 

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-casual-shirts/Lemon-_and-sky-check-washed-Oxford-casual-classic-fit-shirt-?q=usddefault||CW099YBL|||||2187,||||||||

 

Anyone have experience with their casual shirts?  Also, looking to spend $30-50 a shirt.

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Can someone please link me to some examples of slim fitted suits that are well fitted? I would like to see examples of people walking or their arms up. I've read a lot of threads here about high armholes; I may be too picky as a result, but I can't find any suits in town that I think have appropriate fitting shoulders, armholes, and length. Should I not expect to be able to put my arms on my desk without having my shoulders bunch up? I would wear suits often if I didn't think it looked ridiculous on me if I moved from a standing still, arms at the side position.

 

Second, related question: I like this style a lot: http://www.express.com/suits-1457/index.ens. I'm curious what critiques people have of it. It is quite short, but I think that looks better on slimmer people.

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Originally Posted by Triplestuffd View Post

I had my eyes on an HUGO BOSS suit which is around 700 EURO....not sure if this is the right choice.

I've seen BOSS suits at less than half that price and not even sure if they're worth it. With 700 Euros I'm sure you can do much better.
post #14294 of 27542
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Originally Posted by sam handwich View Post

I'm getting married in a few weeks and am a bit style challenged; I could really use some recommendations.

Congrats. OK, As others have mentioned here, you should wear the shoes in the photo. There will be plenty of proper occasions for your fun shoes later; your wedding day is not one of them. The black shoes will work much better.

The suit is fine, but the pants are too long, so get those hemmed.

DO NOT wear a dark shirt and a light tie. If you want to have some fun with purple, maybe get a pale lavender shirt and a fun pocket square that incorporates some purple in it. Or a white shirt with light purple stripes. You don't want to screw around here. There's nothing wrong with a white shirt either.
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Originally Posted by Jay21 View Post

What stores do people typically recommend for casual shirts (something you might wear to a bar)?  I like the look of this shirt from CT:

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-casual-shirts/Lemon-_and-sky-check-washed-Oxford-casual-classic-fit-shirt-?q=usddefault||CW099YBL|||||2187,||||||||

Anyone have experience with their casual shirts?  Also, looking to spend $30-50 a shirt.

I've actually had good luck with CT's slim fit shirts, which are good value for very little money. But that particular one looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Actually, most of their "casual" shirts are pretty ugly. There's nothing stopping you from buying one of their "dress shirts" in a colour or pattern you like (yellow, blue, checks, stripes, whatever) and wearing it casually. Just order single cuffs.
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