Critique my Biz Casual attire I wear to my office (first year analyst)

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  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Please excuse the excess shirt material that I failed to tuck in properly.
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    This is the Fall jacket I wear.
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    Thoughts/comments? Any comments on the fit of my shirt? It's the third iteration I got from Modern Tailor and I'm considering buying more shirts with those measurements.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Nothing says "business casual" like a tie...

    I think you look nice. The fit of the shirt seems good, if a little slim for my taste. Can you sit in one spot for hours without moving in a shirt that tight? If so, then you should be fine. If not, then it won't work.
     
  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    The shirt's actually not that tight at all. I don't feel it hugging me. It's literally almost the perfect fit, as far as I can tell/feel. I have a couple other shirts from Brooks Brothers that I got tailored and they're not as slim as this shirt. I'll try to get some pics of those up tomorrow.

    Also, what do you mean by your first sentence with the business casual and tie? It's a bit more formal than biz casual because of the tie?
     
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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    As I said, I think you look nice - especially in the last picture with the casual jacket. However, with the tie and the jacket off you look like you're wearing a suit but momentarily took off the suit coat.

    Having worked in a business casual office I would say a tie is the antithesis of business casual. It might have worked at my office if you tried to pair the tie with something funky, like sneakers or weird suspenders or something.
     
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    schrag Well-Known Member

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    Looks good man, nice and clean, everything well fitted. The outfit is leaning heavily on the 'business' side of 'business casual', and I'd like to see what shoes you have, but I think it works well with the jacket. Personally, I'd add a tie clip as without a jacket or sweater, I hate how the blades swing about when I move.

    I also have bevelled/cut corner cuffs on my MT shirt, although I only have one so far.

    Looks good :nodding:
     
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    I think it looks nice, I would wear this as business casual, but has a lot to do with your business culture and environment in what they consider as "business casual". Some places, majority of the male workers just wear slacks and a button up with the top unbuttoned. Is that "business casual"? Perhaps to them.

    I am wondering, what is your hem (leg opening) on your pants? Seems rather slim. I like my pants to fall over my shoes and not get caught in the ankle/laces. I think my current suit pant is about 7.75 or more. I had 7.5 before but it was too slim for business IMO or you must get the perfect break.
     
  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Thanks for the comments, gents. My office only wears ties/coats/blazers when we meet with clients, but otherwise, everyone wears slacks and a button up, just as mentioned. I'm definitely the only one who wears ties all the time and I was kind of self-conscious about it because, again, I'm the only one who does it, but I've been getting compliments by my seniors. One of the VPs of my group told one of the newer hires to dress more like me because I dress sharp :D. Felt good.

    As for the pants, they're from Macys, actually. They're the Perry Ellis portfolio cut, which is their slim cut. I was very surprised to find that it fits me perfectly off the rack, as most, if not all, clothes I buy I need to get tailored due to my slim frame. I just measured the hem of the openings and they came out to 7.5".

    I will post another picture tomorrow with my shoes on. I have two pairs of Allen Edmonds: the Park Aves (dark burnished calf) and Norwich (black monk straps).
     
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    gettoasty Senior member

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    I also own a pair of AE "Clifton".

    When I had my pants on with 7.5" hem, it made me have clown feet. Perhaps I am a 8E instead of 8.5D.

    Looking forward to your photos with shoes for some comparison. Perhaps a side profile shot?

    How much were the pants btw? I am finding it difficult to shop for office attire, mainly pants. Checked out mall yesterday and going to return everything tomorrow...

    I am left with going to my tailor and checking his ware, though it might be more expensive. I am being a bit picky though, trying to stick with 100% cotton/wool. No blends
     
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    Where's the jacket from? Looks great.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you look very good. Everything fits well and you look neat. Good job!
     
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    looks ok... some things to improve:

    move your shirt cuff button over so it doesn't fall over your hand and isn't so large, maybe even move the gauntlet button over too a little
    work on your tie knots, that one's blobby and shapeless, get a nice 4IH with a dimple going.
    the shirt and tie without anything over it looks like it's missing something... the obvious answer is a sportscoat but I won't suggest that since it'll be overkill. consider at the least a tie bar, maybe a sweater or cardigan if teh weather's right.
    let's see those shoes.... I find often shoes are the place where a good outfit really flops. edit - just read you've got AE's. should be good...

    for shirt adjustments, hard to see exactly but I think bring in the shoulders a bit, add a little length to the sleeves, and as said move the cuff buttons. You might need darts instead of taking off the waist, just depending on body shape.
     
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    Also, tighten the tie knot and cinch it up.
     
  14. WhateverYouLike

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    Wheres your tie dimple yo
     
  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Yeah.. I only know how to tie a windsor knot (or is it a half windsor? I forget). I need to learn more. Will look into 4IH. As for the cuffs, I think they're just too wide. There's only one button, hence one width. I tweaked my profile to make my right cuff narrower and kept the left one the same since I wear a watch.

    As for the tie bar/clip, I'd love to use (wear?) one, but I fear it will be considered too flashy in my office.. but if I were to get one, would you suggest plain silver?

    Edit: Also, is the length of the tie supposed to fall below the belt or just above it? I hear support for both lengths..

    Thanks for the advice. Will post more pics tomorrow!
     
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