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Hi all,

I'm new - I'm from London, England. I'm in my early twenties, and starting the beginning of next year, I shall be going into business for myself.

My work will involve getting out there, and meeting potential clients, and overall, networking.

I will need a suit. And shoes. The watch I have down (I own a Panerai), but I'm told people don't really notice the watch so much.

I am bootstrapping my company, and while I think I have plenty to last me, I need to make wise financial decisions, and keep costs as low as possible.

With that said, I don't want something cheap - a cheap suit might be worse than no suit at all. But I can't go for a custom-tailored suit either - aside from the cost, I can't be dressing 3-tiers above my clientele!

I have settled on a price point of about £500 to spend on both the suit, and a pair of shoes. Taking the advice of others, I am going to go for a dark gray, or charcoal coloured suit, as it doesn't stand out as much as the lighter colours, and seems suitable for all occasions.

I do like the look of the kind of marble brown shoes that are available, but would equally be happy in black.

I would really appreciate your advice - I throw myself at your mercy!
 

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For the suit - get thee to Suitsupply (they have a shop in London somewhere near Saville Row apparently). Not sure what their prices are in pounds, but you'll certainly be able to afford a RTW suit with some money left over for the shoes. Having said that, as someone who owns both, I would strongly recommend going for their MTM programme - check out my post in the WAYWRN thread today for a vague idea of what that looks like.

For shoes around the right price, I would normally recommend van Bommel but don't think they're sold in England. Try Magnanni?

Nice watch BTW.
 

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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty
For the suit - get thee to Suitsupply (they have a shop in London somewhere near Saville Row apparently). Not sure what their prices are in pounds, but you'll certainly be able to afford a RTW suit with some money left over for the shoes. Having said that, as someone who owns both, I would strongly recommend going for their MTM programme - check out my post in the WAYWRN thread today for a vague idea of what that looks like.

For shoes around the right price, I would normally recommend van Bommel but don't think they're sold in England. Try Magnanni?

Nice watch BTW.

Thanks. Suitsupply seems like a pretty good place, and they do alterations, so I'll be able to get something that fits. I think I shall pop into their London store for a lookaround.
 

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