Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. zengy

    zengy Well-Known Member

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    @New Shoes1, it's investment banking and everyone I met at the interviews wore black shoes. But you might be right. I have a dark brown captoe though. Just don't want to stand out as an analyst.
     


  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I now see you are in Denmark and not the U.S., so perhaps you are right. I will say, though, that it's worth not buying too much in the way of shoes and work clothes until you start work and see how others dress on a regular basis.
     


  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Better get yourself some black captoes if you're starting in London or will visit the London office regularly.
     


  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Regarding the blue Donegal question: Howard Yount blue Donegal tweed trousers with a brown/olive tweed jacket, sweater, boots, and suede gloves. Jacket color is most accurate in the second photo; sweater isn't as blue in real life, more gray.

    Cheers,

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  5. zengy

    zengy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll hold until I see what others wear.

    Edit: One of the guys I met during the first interview wore these Ecco loafers (Ecco is big in Denmark, especially among the older generation where many believe it's top notch):
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    Although being new to Styleforum, I'm pretty sure they're not SF approved.
     
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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Was he front office?
     


  7. zengy

    zengy Well-Known Member

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    Damn right, he was. Associate in M&A. I had a hard time focussing on anything else than those bad boys the first couple of mins.
     


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    AJL Senior member

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    Looks like you're about to commit a rather tasteful murder (something about the stance combined with wearing gloves indoors; a bit menacing dare I say).
     


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    Dislike this fit. Olive SC and blue pants are definitely not a good combo, IMO
     


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    How are we even having a conversation about whether black cap toes are necessary in the Classic Menswear forum? If you ever have occasion to wear a suit, you should own a pair. If you never intend to wear a suit in your life, skip them. Done.
     


  12. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    I have a pair. I don't like them. I would wear a pair in Carmina's Rain last. To an evening event. Otherwise, I prefer shades of brown with all my suits and trousers.
     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear mine maybe 8 times a year. When they are ready to be replaced (which won't be for a long time, I suspect), I may just get navy instead.
     


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    I wear mine only for funerals. Fortunately that's a lot less than 8 times a year.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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