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business attire

  1. Ebonyman

    Loafers with a suit?

    I just purchased a really nice pair of loafers (Campanile) and although I don't usually wear loafers (with the exception of double monks) with a suit, I'm wondering if these are considered "dressy" enough to wear with a suit. Also, for those you who do wear your loafers with suits, what style...
  2. aquatherm

    What's a 'travel suit'?

    I am in need of a budget suit and have searched the forum for what is 'acceptable' by the high standards of SF. So I narrowed my choices to Charles Tyrwhitt suits in Navy. One is a labelled as a travel suit...
  3. Claghorn

    Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

    Alright if you don't know what this is about, you don't spend enough time on WAYWRN. Interested parties (off the top of my head) @in stitches @Rudals @sugarbutch @mimo @Cleav @aravenel Alright, we know Rudals works in an UCBD/conservative business dress environment. He wears a lot of navy suits, though occasionally...
  4. PipersSon

    Tough/ most durable dress pants for business casual wear - brand or cloth

    The dress code in my office department is dress trouser and shirt, and if needed, we 'go up' to a sport coat. In all the years I have never needed to wear a suit. I am looking to purchase (or have made) a few pairs of dress trousers with the stipulation that the material both qualifies for...
  5. drew959

    Super 130 fabric - too delicate for general office wear?

    Im looking at getting a new suit in super 130 fabric. Im concerned is it seems very lightweight compared to my previous buy. I have at the moment a H&S Super 100 approx 300gm weight which i like the feel of. The fabric im considering is scabal super 130 280gm weight. The tailor assured me the...
  6. crosstheline

    Black tie event but no tux

    Hi, I've been invited to a black tie event and do not own a tux. This is a business setting. I won't be able to get one before the event. I own a black 3 piece suit and a black tie and am planning to wear this with a white shirt. My question is if I should wear the vest? Also, yes or no to a...
  7. myztikal47

    Wearing a tie at work when no one else does

    Is this OK to do? I've been working at my new job for about a month and a half, I'm the only one in my "group" which consists of about 10 people that wears a tie. Everyone else wears just dress shirt/pants, even the director. There are other directors on our floors who's groups sit...
  8. lk84

    Black or brown for briefcase/work bag?

    I'm in my mid-20's and graduating from law school this year. I'll be working for a big corporate firm in NYC next year. I'm getting a soft shell, leather business bag for work - kind with both a handle and a strap - and am trying decide between brown or black. I'm pretty fashion forward and will...
  9. koolhistorian

    Why loafers and suits are such a no-no?

    Might be an inane question, but why suits should be worn always with lace-ups? Some loafers, non-tasseled, can go very well with a non-conservative suit (Glen-plaid, Donnegal, etc). I know the rules, but I was just wondering!
  10. Picasso

    Pocket squares to a job interview?

    Is it acceptable to wear a pocket square to a job interview? I was thinking of a square fold in either white or pale pink.
  11. mussel

    Is black suit an acceptable business attire?

    I read somewhere long ago that black suit is not an acceptable business attire unless you are a matre'd or funeral home director. What's your opinion? Under what circumstances wearing a black suit appropriate beside going to a wake or funeral?

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