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How to Build an Amazing Work Wardrobe for $1200

By Synthese, Nov 16, 2015 | | |
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    Whether you’re a seasoned professional whose business attire needs a refresh, or a young up-and-comer ready to dress for the job you want, the challenge to dress well without breaking the bank is very real.

    Indochino’s made to measure suits and shirts are the solution to your problem — not only is an entire week’s worth of work clothes attainable on a budget, you’ll get the bragging rights that come with a closet full of clothing tailor made just for you. Your colleagues are all buying off the rack and navigating the indignities of standardized fit, or they’re spending a fortune on alterations on top of the suit’s price tag—either way, you come out looking like a million bucks and feeling like you saved almost as much.

    1) The Strong Foundation

    Gray and blue belong in every man’s wardrobe. Both colors are incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on your needs, so they’ll definitely see the most wear of all the suits in your closet.

    View charcoal as a neutral color. It offers endless styling options in terms of color combinations and accessories, and you can mix and match your blue and charcoal suit pieces together. Pants, jackets, and vests that can be swapped in with your existing clothing will make you feel like you have 10 new outfits when you’ve really just bought one. Wear either suit jacket with denim, or pair a light-colored jacket with darker pants and instantly give your look new life.

    2) The Daily Go-Tos

    You can never have too many white button-up shirts. You could wear one every single day, so having a few on hand will make dressing in the morning quick and easy. Invest in wrinkle-free tailored shirts to make sure they fit your body type and look crisp and professional without all the endless ironing.

    Light blue shirts are the other reliable go-to that you can wear with just about any suit, and in any situation. The light blue oxford is a real wardrobe workhorse, matching easily with suits, denim, or chinos.

    3) The Finishing Touches

    For even the most no-fuss minimalist, there are still a few accessories that men need in order to consider their wardrobe complete. Accessories can sometimes be forgotten or overlooked, but when styled right, they’re what bring your look together in a way that is uniquely you.

    Don’t be afraid of patterns. If you’re hesitant, start small with a striped tie or gingham pocket square—just remember, when wearing more than one pattern (like a striped suit with a plaid tie), make sure one pattern is smaller in scale than the other so they don’t compete.


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  1. mimo
    I would also recommend wearing shoes and socks. And personally, would never recommend an online "custom" service for a first time wardrobe: "try stuff on" is an invaluable lesson to start with.
  2. Thrift Vader
    wanna amazing wardrobe for 1.2k? send your money to @capnwes,@snoogz,or @SpooPoker . and enjoy. these dudes know how to fit you out,

  3. Lostboystyle
    Amazing Great Work

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