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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. V1KTA222

    V1KTA222 Senior member

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    A side question: I noticed there are some Bay Area frequenters to this thread. Who do you all go to for your tailoring needs?

    If this clutters the thread for non-Bay Area members, you could PM me instead. Thanks.
     
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  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    The point of interview attire is to look clean, well-groomed and presentable. Ultimately, the idea is for your clothes to be an afterthought to the interviewer (he/she will see you are wearing a suit, shirt and tie and that nothing seems amiss). Outside of a few professions and maybe some MBA students, most people don't dress well for interviews at a junior level. If you have a dark grey or blue suit that fits, white shirt and conservative tie, you are fine. I leave the pocket square at home for interviews; YMMV.
     


  3. Spandexter

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    Mixed kids are cute but I'm biased.
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    On the clothes front.....new tie (a gift from my wife).

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  4. GasparddeColigny

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    Pretty kid, pretty tie, good on ya!
     


  5. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Help me pick a coat. Leaning towards the grey and brown at the moment but which is more versatile?

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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Isn't navy more versatile? It looks great with grey, navy, tan, brown, burgundy, green, white, etc. There isn't a colour that looks bad with navy.

    Anyway, from those 3 coats I'd pick either the navy or the grey one. A camel DB overcoat would be awesome, but it might be a bit flashy.
     


  7. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I think gray is most versatile and that's important for an overcoat I think, moreso even than other pieces.
     


  8. aravenel

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    Navy or grey. I'd go navy in that case--the grey looks a little tweed-y, which is slightly at odds with its more formal styling. Still, you couldn't go wrong with either.

    Worth mentioning though that it depends on your usage--both of those coats are on the formal side. Go well with a suit, or a coat and tie--less so with more casual officewear. If you're dressing more towards the casual end of the spectrum mostly (i.e. no tie), I'd look for something less formal--the brown may work well in that case.
     


  9. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    True. I may be leaning more towards the brown now with the formality of the navy and grey coats. Flashiness is not really an issue with my style :D



    The only overcoat I own is black so the grey was a natural progression. But aravenel just raised an issue I didn't even consider.


    You raise an interesting point. I never thought of overcoats in terms of formality at all. I am more of an odd jacket no tie guy and now that you say it, the formality of the coat is now in my head.
     


  10. Monkeyface

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    Odd jacket means lots of grey trousers, right? I'm not a big fan of the grey on grey look. Might be something to consider as well. In that case, a camel overcoat would be perfect. Or a rough herringbone or tweed like fabric.
     


  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Lots of grey flannel pants with earth tone jackets in the Fall and Winter. Looks like I'll get the brown one then.
     


  12. TM79

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    I wouldn't have even considered the other two - the brown seemed like the choice.
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Brown is the best and it's not close. Who makes those?
     


  14. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    A company called Chat C Win
     


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