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  1. jv rio

    jv rio Member

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    I've been reading these forums incessantly the last few months, and finally decided to register. I have searched and have read mixed opinions on this, so hopefully I can get some clarification before I decide to buy. I am graduating from a professional accounting program in a few months and I'm looking for a suit for interviewing and to start my professional wardrobe. My choice is of course Navy, and the two suits I am considering are the : Napoli Navy - from Suitsupply, and the Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald in Navy. As an accountant I want to look put together and professional, but not trendy. I want a quality suit that will last for years. I'm I 38S, and I've tried both on and they both fit me well, I am just undecided on which is the safer choice. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.




    Suitsupply: http://www.suitsupply.com/navy-suit-napoli/P2778,en_US,pd.html?start=6&cgid=Suits

    Brooks: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?
    Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=418&Product_Id=1210034&Parent_Id=216&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null
     


  2. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    I came to that conclusion around the age of 26. Most men never get there (hence the popularity of square- and pointy-toed shoes and "going out shirts" with idiotic detailing).
     


  3. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    AE belts are often available around that price point on ebay or at Nordstroms or Nordstroms Rack. You also might find something to your liking here:

    http://threads.dappered.com/topic/matching-belt-to-go-with-ae-strands-in-walnut
     


  4. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    And more often than not, attempts to be different and unique counteract looking good.
     


  5. Pierre Herme

    Pierre Herme New Member

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    I have been advised to post a question on style forum for help on Vass sizing on the F-last and U-last.

    I wear 6.5E on C&J. I measured my own feet, the length is 243mm and the width is 96mm.

    I am interested to buy either Vass 67 (F-last derby) or Vass 69 (U-last derby).

    Thank you for any input.
     


  6. Nailjohnj

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    Is this pattern conservative enough to be a main interview suit for a law student? The suit fits like a dream and is at a great price (~420 + tax free weekend), but I want to make sure I am not going outside of the box too much, since lawyers generally aren't outside the box types. This will be my workhorse suit with a navy and brown suit in rotation. If this is too fashion forward, can anyone speak to the Zegna cloth off fifth suits? Thanks for the help
     


  7. stupendous

    stupendous Senior member

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    Hi

    Anyone have experience with peal and co for BB shoes? Quality, fit (compared to other brands, especially width wise)

    Appreciate any advice.
     


  8. Nailjohnj

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    Is this pattern conservative enough for my to use this as my main interview suit for law firm interviews? I want to have a quality suit, but I am wary of stepping outside of the box, since most lawyers are not outside of the box people. The fit of the suit is amazing and it is at what I think is a good price (~400 + tax free) but I just want to make sure it isn't too fashion forward. Also, is the hickey from off fifth quality or crap? Thanks!
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  9. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I believe these are made by either C&J or Alfred Sargent. The C&J models are supposedly somewhere between the hand grade and bench grade lines. The way to tell the difference between C&J and the AS us that AS has a double row of nails in the heel while C&J has one. I don't know about the qualilty of the AS models.
     


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    Is this pattern conservative enough for my to use this as my main interview suit for law firm interviews? I want to have a quality suit, but I am wary of stepping outside of the box, since most lawyers are not outside of the box people. The fit of the suit is amazing and it is at what I think is a good price (~400 + tax free) but I just want to make sure it isn't too fashion forward. Also, is the hickey from off fifth quality or crap? Thanks!


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  11. Gibonius

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    Hard to compare fit since they have several different makers and many different lasts. The upper level Peals are mostly made by C&J and Alfred Sargent. They are very nice. I believe some others are made by Alden, again a quality line. Some of the cheaper ones are Loakes, which can be a bit hit or miss.
     


  12. Steve Smith

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    The Peal & Co shoes are all made in England IME. Alden shoes made for BB are labeled Brooks Brothers, not Peal.
     


  13. Koaxke

    Koaxke Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I just landed my first professional job today, and begin work on Monday. This leaves me with tomorrow and Sunday to find a couple of outfits to float me for a week or two. Since this will be my first real foray into menswear I'm kind of at a loss at what to get. I'm looking for stores that I'm able to visit in the Houston area to grab some clothes, as well as some suggestions as to what I should get. The dress code is business casual.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     


  14. Gibonius

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    I have one of each, and they're pretty much dead even for quality. Both have channeled soles.
     


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    I'm not sure how SF approved my belt is, but I just searched through brown belts on Amazon and found one with a similar color.
     


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