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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. tmckendry

    tmckendry Member

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    I was thinking about starting a thread for this, but I'll try posting it here to get some ideas;

    Background:
    23, male, 6"1' 185,
    Middle of body is in poor shape. Small gut and love handles.
    Professional poker player.
    Poor fashion sense (by average standards, terrible by forum standards)
    Current "style" is non existent. Wear mostly low quality t shirts and shorts. flipflops to bars.

    My situation:
    I live in the philippines/macau currently.
    I am going to Shanghai for 1 week in March-- I can buy clothes here.
    I am going to the USA in March. I will be doing a road trip in a MV across the USA selling and promoting my business that sells electronic cigarettes. (Note; I will be driving a used mini-van.)
    I will be selling mostly door-to-door, in malls/public locations, and inside a casino.
    I am single and busy. I enjoy getting girls, without much time or effort. (All you need in Asia is white skin. USA needs at least respectable fashion sense)
    I need to give off a profession appearance
    I would like to spend less than $400

    Questions to Styleforum;
    What shoes should I get?
    How many dress shirts should I buy? What garment/style?
    What types of pants should I get?
    What type of belt?
    Colors? Patterns? Stripes?
    Any tips on keeping my wardrobe in good shape while it is traveling cross-country in a Minivan?

    While you answer questions, please assume I have no fashion sense and am basically retarded when it comes to dressing myself.

    Cheers
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would say yes, but it depends. What shade of brown are the buttons? Dark? Also, is it a double breasted suit having more promenient buttons?
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nobody is going to do the work for you. Search the forum.
     
  4. tmckendry

    tmckendry Member

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    That's what I'm doing now.

    I don't expect someone to answer all the questions. Some direction would be appreciated.
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW, you are not going to get a wardrobe for less than $400 unless you buy used stuff.
     
  6. tmckendry

    tmckendry Member

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    Even if I'm shopping in Shanghai ?

    Whats a ball-park figure on this list;

    1 pair of durable dress shoes,
    5 dress shirts
    3 dress pants
    3 ties
    1 dress coat
    5 pairs dress socks
     
  7. powenb

    powenb Well-Known Member

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    It's a single breasted, 2 button, 3-piece. The buttons vary in shade but are generally pretty dark.
     
  8. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    The question is so broad as to be almost impossible to answer with any specificity, but what the hell. The first three things are fit, fit, and fit. Make sure whatever you buy fits you well. That is, it is not oversized - shirt sleeves should begin at your shoulders, not droop down past them. Short sleeve shirts should go to mid-bicep, not to you elbows. Pants should be tailored to hit your shoe with little or no break - no puddling around the floor.

    Basic wardrobe components: khaki pants - flat front, fairly slim leg; jeans - dark wash, straight leg; lightweight wool pants - same cut as khakis; polo shirts - fairly slim; button down shirts - sold with neck and arm measurements; lightweight blazer - blue is most versatile; a few ties - simple to start - stripes most likely; good quality brown leather shoes - lace ups and or loafers. As for colors and patterns for all this, it depends on your coloring and taste (such as it is) for these things.

    Take a look at this for some shopping basics: http://putthison.com/tagged/Shopping
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Black shoes will work fine.
     
  10. powenb

    powenb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much!!
     
  11. tmckendry

    tmckendry Member

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    Thank you for your help!

    I'll make sure to check out the link provided.

    I think I may do best to meet someone in Shanghai who has fashion sense. (couchsurfing ftw)
     
  12. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    unless you're scraping the bottom of the barrel $400 won't even get you a whole lot in my experience...
     
  13. MartSlot

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    Thanks a lot! Hope I can still find it someplace else. Don't really like the black version though (not a big fan of black in general), but definitely an amazing deal right there!
     
  14. lgnd2552

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    Started a thread on this but saw this already.

    Required to wear a solid maroon shirt at a wedding.
    Suits: Mid-grey or charcoal
    Recommendations for shoes(color)/tie? I hate maroon, but I have no choice...
     
  15. The Thin Man

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  17. Kid Nickels

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    it's difficult to tell the leather quality, feel and thickness from the pix but the Glaser looks nice... considering it's less than half the Mulberry. We've posted a bunch of these recently in http://new.styleforum.net/t/115841/the-definitive-manbag-thread-post-feedback-brands-here/2055 there are other pages with weekenders as well. Have you checked out Lotuff?
     
  18. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    There was a bit of hate for Mulberry quality when I was researching bags a while ago. It's Mr. Porter, why not order it and return if you don't like it?
     
  19. Beastmode101

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    In regards to collared shirts/button ups

    Hi, I have a question about collared shirts.

    I usually wear button down collared shirts (collars that button down), but recently I've been trying to mix things up and add more to my wardrobe

    Are there any types of collared shirts (collar type) that can be WORN OPEN in all in a business casual and casual setting during both the day and night that aren't button downs?

    I'd like to get a collared shirt that I can wear during the morning to night that I can wear to the class, the office, dinner, and going out that doesn't have a button down collar. I know I should stay away from spread collars then cause they don't look right when worn open and without a tie (read it here http://onemansstyle.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/corporate-style-part-3-shirts/#comment-259).

    Do you have suggestions? links to the shirt, brands, and ect.
     
  20. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    You are looking for a standard point collar. Pretty much any shirt that isn't a button down or a spread.
     

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