Sorry for the thread hyjack,
I'm a law student from newcastle. I'm coming into my final years and need some tips for suits.
- What are acceptable colours for lawyers? I've been told to always stick with black and charcoal, is this reasonable advice?
- What are some good brands for mid range suits ($500 mark, what most lawyers would wear) and shirts? I've lifted weights for years so I'm basically built like a rugby prop.
- What are some tips you could give a young person looking to build up a wardrobe for the legal industry? I've read the 101 guide but is there anything else not said?
- Finally are there any other good australian style forums/books on suits I could check out for ideas?
Thanks a tonne, look forward to posting on here :)
fwiw - for accessories I have RM Williams everything!
Don't think that really counts as a thread hijack ;)
It's different to what most people have suggested but have you considered the online MTM route for suits? I'm also from Newcastle and there is no way you can find a reasonable suit anywhere, I've looked quite a bit. That leaves you going to Sydney, or going online. While trying on a suit in store is going to be best, having someone take your measurements and ordering online from somewhere like blacklapel.com might not be a terrible idea. Their suits start at around $450 (free shipping) and have been getting some good reviews. They will also offer to remake the suit if you aren't happy with the fit.
I'm currently toying with the idea of a BL suit, unfortunately I don't really have much use for one everyday so I struggle to justify the expense ;)
As for colours, stay away from black. Navy and Grey are the best bets here, I'd start with Navy as it's very hard to go wrong, then pick a shade of grey you like, not too dark, not too light.