wow, this is my first time browsing through this forum and I have to say - the wealth of information here is amazing! I'm actually starting my first job in a bank in new york in three weeks, and i'm trying to figure out what shops to look at to buy a solid base of "real" clothes (by real, I mean not including the shoddy dress clothes I used to get by in college). After an internship there, I realized that most people were pretty well-dressed, so I decided that I didn't want to be the badly dressed analyst. I was hoping some of you gurus could help point me in the right direction. However, I obviously need some sort of balance between price and good fashion, since I dont want to be spending my entire sign-on bonus on clothes. So here's a preliminary list: dress shirts: Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin (the collars for TML all seem to be spread collar though) suits: i have a black, navy pinstripe, and charcoal pinstripe (the latter two have been described as too "flashy" though, as the stripes are wide and prominent, and they're a lightweight cashmere/wool blend and thus shine a bit) ties: TM Lewin, though I might go to Century 21 or Sak's Off to find a bargain on a Zegna, Canoli, etc. shoes: have no idea - been wearing a square toed Kenneth Cole pair but those types have been getting pretty bad reviews on this forum. I might go to Century 21/Sak's Off for this as well, but wouldnt know what to look for dress pants: Brooks Brothers seemed to have pretty nice flat front trousers but I'd venture to guess there's better options out there just lookin for some direction...thanks guys!