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Ari, if it were me, I'd concentrate more upon getting some more odd jackets and trousers, rather than another navy suit (particularly as your existing suit has two pairs of trousers).

But that's just me - some people aren't so keen on odd jackets etc and some workplaces might not be so accepting of them.

In regard to the discussion about hot weather clothing a couple of posts back, I find that as long as I don't button my jacket when walking about in hot weather, then wearing a jacket doesn't make me feel any hotter, as the unbuttoned jacket still allows air flow.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Ari, if it were me, I'd concentrate more upon getting some more odd jackets and trousers, rather than another navy suit (particularly as your existing suit has two pairs of trousers).

But that's just me - some people aren't so keen on odd jackets etc and some workplaces might not be so accepting of them.

In regard to the discussion about hot weather clothing a couple of posts back, I find that as long as I don't button my jacket when walking about in hot weather, then wearing a jacket doesn't make me feel any hotter, as the unbuttoned jacket still allows air flow.

Or, an 8oz fresco, quarter-lined. Singapore weather does that to you.

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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

If I'd been in town I would have, but I'm working at home :-)

Actually I have a theory that as long as the jacket is not too thick or tight (of weave or fit) then it doesn't actually make you any hotter at those sorts of temperatures. In fact by keeping direct radiant heat off the layer next to your skin it might actually help you feel a little cooler (at least enough to perhaps offset any extra heat the layer creates). It's different of course if there's a significant breeze that can evaporate sweat on exposed skin, in which case jacket-less with no tie and rolled sleeves will definitely feel cooler. But hot still conditions I don't seem to see much difference, you're just hot regardless :-)

I did put on my Herringbone linen/silk/wool unstructured blazer for about 5 seconds this morning and decided that only rolled up sleeves will do today.
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Or, an 8oz fresco, quarter-lined. Singapore weather does that to you.

Good point - several of my suit jackets and odd jackets are quarter lined, and made from quite open-weave cloth, too. It certainly helps with air flow.
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post


Yeah agree with what you said - all my other suits are c.2010 herringbone, so this one is a bit different in the structured shoulders. Not sure if i need another navy suit if my current work wardrove is:

- Navy Suit with 2 pants (Herringbone)
- Charcoal Suit with 2 pants (Herringbone)
- Medium Grey Solid Suit (Herringbone)
- Blue/Grey POW Check Suit (Herringbone)
- Navy Pinstripe Suit (RLBL)
- Navy Sports Coat (Herringbone)
- Navy Blazer with gold buttons (PoloRL)
- 4 pairs of odd trousers in varying shades of grey.

When you were in your early to mid 20s, what would your budget for suits and clothes look like? I am trying not to overspend on these ridiculous sales.

 

I'd say skip the RLBL navy from David Jones if the one you already have from Herringbone is also 2-button, single-breasted with jetted pockets.

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

That's a pretty impressive set up for someone in their mid-twenties, Ari.

Perhaps all you need is a grey or brown/tweed jacket that you could match with some navy pants.

Thanks Ernesto - I do try to make somewhat of an effort to look the part, and i often get my suits for 50% off... but the downside is that I do end up spending quite a lot of money on clothes, particular for someone as junior as I am in the finance field. On the note about odd trousers and pants - the only thing i feel comfortable getting away with is the navy jacket and grey pants, which already looks a bit ivy league, and beyond that I would stand out too much from my colleagues who generally wear suits. I work for an investment bank - do you guys have a different experience in your respective fields?
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So you don't represent Vincent Chase?
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For some strange reason the odd jacket and pants seems uncommon in Australia. Then again, it's prevalent in the US but often not in a good way...when executed badly I have heard it referred to as 'the full Cleveland'. I have never been to Cleveland. I'm sure it's nice.

I say go for it, but exercise caution. Research is your friend, online via tumblr, SF etc, and in print.

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2007/10/twenty-great-clothing-books.html
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

So you don't represent Vincent Chase?

Doh! ahaha

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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post


Thanks Ernesto - I do try to make somewhat of an effort to look the part, and i often get my suits for 50% off... but the downside is that I do end up spending quite a lot of money on clothes, particular for someone as junior as I am in the finance field. On the note about odd trousers and pants - the only thing i feel comfortable getting away with is the navy jacket and grey pants, which already looks a bit ivy league, and beyond that I would stand out too much from my colleagues who generally wear suits. I work for an investment bank - do you guys have a different experience in your respective fields?

 

most investment bank guys look the same. OTR dark suit plain or with chalk stripes, white or blue shirt with french cuffs. If you are in equities its no tie, IB is tie. No PS - ever but occasional banker cuff/collar. Any deviation from this gets the "alpha males" aka neanderthals worked up 

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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Sounds great Romp.

So Melbourne gents, with the temperature looking to hit 39 degrees, who was brave enough to jacket up today?

Pass. Green stripe BB GF button-down shirt today, with chacoal Cantarelli slacks, and black Santoni monks.

It doesn't help that I was at the pool first thing. I just couldn't face suit and tie there, followed by 39C.
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

I am trying not to overspend on these ridiculous sales.

Lol. It’s a lot harder when you are member of SF !
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Doh! ahaha

most investment bank guys look the same. OTR dark suit plain or with chalk stripes, white or blue shirt with french cuffs. If you are in equities its no tie, IB is tie. No PS - ever but occasional banker cuff/collar. Any deviation from this gets the "alpha males" aka neanderthals worked up 


Haha Romp. you are spot on.

My shirt consists of 40% white shirts, 40% blue shirts and 10% pink/purple. and all my suits are blue or grey.

Is this specific to Investment Banks or is it just tall poppy syndrome?
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post


Haha Romp. you are spot on.

My shirt consists of 40% white shirts, 40% blue shirts and 10% pink/purple. and all my suits are blue or grey.

Is this specific to Investment Banks or is it just tall poppy syndrome?

 

I think the more "corporate" you are i.e. IBs and Lawyers the more stiff the unwritten dress code here in oz

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I'm staying in Sydney for a while and I'm eager to get a shirt made by Charles Nakhle. Is there a minimum number of shirts you have to comission being a first time customer?
 

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Originally Posted by oldsberg View Post

I'm staying in Sydney for a while and I'm eager to get a shirt made by Charles Nakhle. Is there a minimum number of shirts you have to comission being a first time customer?

 

No minimum amount required. Charles will have no issues with measuring up for you. No booking required either, so just roll on through.
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