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Spending $5k on suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Richard Pryor, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Oh, it's not about getting laid. It's about not having to spend money on a woman. That's the reason I mentioned no wife and no GF. But I guess I'll be made fun of no matter what I say from now on. Is it because I want to spend $5k on suits? Is it because I said I'm a lawyer when I'm not? Is it because I said the threads here are too long? Or are you guys just releasing your anger towards me so that you don't have to beat up your wife?
    You've gone to introspection in seven posts, which is a StyleForvm record for heterosexuals and celibates. For those who are neither, the record stands at an amazing three posts. - B
     
  2. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    A Juris Doctor likewise does not make you a lawyer. He has a degree in law. He is not an attorney or a lawyer, or whatever you want to call it.

    Pretty pointless, but you're wrong and the OP's right: a JD does make one a lawyer, just like an MD makes one a doc. It does indeed not mean one's licensed to practice law or medicine, but that's a different discussion. Stop being such a wannabe lawyer.
     
  3. whatever123

    whatever123 Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. Most graduate from law schools around the age of 26-28. Just this year our school had its oldest graduate at 79. You have a Juris Doctor. That does not make you an attorney. Have to pass the bar exam.
    this is so funny. find the fabric, have the tailor measure you, 4-16 weeks later you have something you like, but more importantly FITS. dont spend to much time looking at off the rack stuff unless you are semi-stupid (didnt get a scholarship) and have over 100K in loans. look, assuming you pass the bar you will be working 12-14 hours a day for at least two years. trust me, your suits (good or bad) will be the last of your worries? you doing defense or civil?
     
  4. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Well-Known Member

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    RP,

    you're getting hazed. keep your cool and your sense of humor, and you might eventually see a glimmer of light.

    short answer to your question -- bad idea. don't blow massive amounts of money if you don't have an informed point of view on what you want and what constitutes a good suit.

    finally, don't expect a ton of goodwill if you open up with statements that you don't have the time to do your research. make an attempt at doing some legwork. failing that, ask nicely and dial down the sense of entitlement.

    good luck.
     
  5. R-H

    R-H Well-Known Member

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    Please do cite references and please use the Bluebook format.

    I prefer MLA format but it is really up to the OP. He is a lawyer after all, so his time is important.
     
  6. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    this is so funny. find the fabric, have the tailor measure you, 4-16 weeks later you have something you like, but more importantly FITS. dont spend to much time looking at off the rack stuff unless you are semi-stupid (didnt get a scholarship) and have over 100K in loans.

    look, assuming you pass the bar you will be working 12-14 hours a day for at least two years. trust me, your suits (good or bad) will be the last of your worries?

    you doing defense or civil?


    civil


    This post was pretty funny.

    Just wished it were true.
     
  7. silvere2

    silvere2 Well-Known Member

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    civil This post was pretty funny. Just wished it were true.
    For someone who just graduated from law school, you sure don't seem very prepared to practice law. Maybe spending 5k on a suit is the least of your worries?
     
  8. bcbg

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    Congratulations on deciding to become a stylish lawyer.
     
  9. R-H

    R-H Well-Known Member

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    Richard Pryor, I'll put together a report on all of the Styleforum approved clothing options for you. I'm not an attorney, so I have the time. Expect the report soon, including a one page exec. summary. I won't cite references because I might want to watch TV later and that takes time.

    Stay tuned.




    Just wished it were true.


    Ok, from the ground up. This is my complete knowledge of clothing as learned from STYLEFORUM.

    Shoe protectors - TOPYS. You need them on all of yours shoes. They protect your leather shoes from salt and other corruption. They also reduce slippage and falling (see Gerald Ford).

    Shoes - Allen Edmonds 2nds and Discounts. $129, or less if you are willing to drive to rural Wisconsin. Don't worry about sizing - get stretchers or tongue pads if they are too large.

    Socks - NEVER match the pants

    Pants - NEVER BLUE ODD PANTS. Office pants ideally

    Underpants - We don't discuss this here

    Undershirt - NEVER. Only required if you have a medical disorder. Normal men do not sweat into their dress shirts even in 98% humidity.

    Suit - RLBL or email Jeff at Wizard of Aahs. His Baroni is HALF-CANVASSED and Jeff IS AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE. My tailor said my Baroni is better than Brioni.

    Dress shirts - Jantzen. Only takes 4-5 tries to get your sized ZEROED IN and the customer service is a pleasure to deal with.

    Ties - Carlo Franco. The finest quality

    Headwear - Fedora lounge

    Bags - Dearskin

    Pocket Square - Wang in your pocket or don't leave the house


    You're welcome.[​IMG]
     
  10. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    For someone who just graduated from law school, you sure don't seem very prepared to practice law. Maybe spending 5k on a suit is the least of your worries?

    Please elaborate.
     
  11. silvere2

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    Please elaborate.

    Well first of all, as another poster pointed out earlier, you don't seem to know when the bar exam is.
     
  12. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    TY RH! Good Karma for you!
     
  13. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    Well first of all, as another poster pointed out earlier, you don't seem to know when the bar exam is.

    don't live in the States. Anything else?
     
  14. silvere2

    silvere2 Well-Known Member

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    don't live in the States. Anything else?

    So you're studying for the bar exam...in the US...but you don't know when it's administered? And you're planning on practicing law here? Who do you think is going to hire you? We have enough awful law schools in this country, with students that can't get jobs, and you think that law firms are going to hire graduates from international law schools? I don't know if you've done any research, but the legal industry in the US isn't exactly booming.
     
  15. strungoutt1

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    Pretty pointless, but you're wrong and the OP's right: a JD does make one a lawyer, just like an MD makes one a doc. It does indeed not mean one's licensed to practice law or medicine, but that's a different discussion. Stop being such a wannabe lawyer.

    So wrong.

    From the ABA if anyone is interested.

    A "Lawyer" or "Attorney" (in America) is someone who has gone to law school, and then taken and passed the Bar Exam in at least one state, and then admitted to the bar.

    http://www.abanet.org/yld/tyl/Jan03/Jan03.pdf
     
  16. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    So you're studying for the bar exam...in the US...but you don't know when it's administered? And you're planning on practicing law here? Who do you think is going to hire you? We have enough awful law schools in this country, with students that can't get jobs, and you think that law firms are going to hire graduates from international law schools? I don't know if you've done any research, but the legal industry in the US isn't exactly booming.

    I'll answer your q's before going to bed, but I fear the thread will be locked tomorrow.

    not in the US
    I do know when it's administered in my country
    don't plan on practicing law in the US
    I do agree with your last couple of sentences, though.

    God Bless you
     
  17. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Well-Known Member

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    Pocket Square - Wang in your pocket or don't leave the house

    incorrect. approved SF doctrine is wang in someone else's pocket, and don't leave the house.

    a large contingent practices the one-in-hand configuration, claiming it produces the best results.

    there are numerous instructional videos on the web, in case you are interested.
     
  18. B1FF

    B1FF Well-Known Member

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    So wrong.

    From the ABA if anyone is interested.

    A "Lawyer" or "Attorney" (in America) is someone who has gone to law school, and then taken and passed the Bar Exam in at least one state, and then admitted to the bar.

    http://www.abanet.org/yld/tyl/Jan03/Jan03.pdf


    What do you call those Californians who passed the bar and practice law without having attended law school?
     
  19. faketrain

    faketrain Well-Known Member

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    dropping $1k per suit when you don't know much about suits to begin with is probably a poor idea. why don't you start off with something that could be had at a much lower price point, say $500 or under, plenty of decent suits you can get off the rack and have tailored. gain some knowledge/understanding of your desired fit/style and then start to spend at the higher end.

    so all of the sudden your taking the bar and gonna drop 5k on some suits? come on now... do you even have a job lined up? too many lawyers out there looking for jobs, law school nowadays is a glorified diploma mill btw.
     
  20. strungoutt1

    strungoutt1 Active Member

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    What do you call those Californians who passed the bar and practice law without having attended law school?

    Lawyers.
     

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