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lots of pinstripes, what comes next?


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Aug 25, 2006
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Since you are just starting out, you need to get the staples. White, pink, light blue shirts. Burgandy, navy blue and dark/dull yellow ties. Please stay away from black for both.

Paul Stuart can ba good addition, though I am not sure in what context you meant. I believe the sales are not that often and may not represent the best "value".

Most forumites will recommend a solid navy and charcoal suit for starts, so that should be "what's next" to complete your 5 day rotation. stp has some good cornelianis ( but solids, AFAIK, are hard to come by). Try Syms, C21 and Burlington Coat Factory for some good bargains. Likely fused suits but you can get some good value. You will likely get more advice if you specified your budget.

you mentioned that you have adequate shoes. FWIW, AE PAs are the recommended shoe for starts. Again, if you need to get more advice, budget indication would help.

Master Shake

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Mar 18, 2006
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Originally Posted by fantastic.poison
shoes are tricky for me, AE for example doesn't offer shoes in my size.
Are you sure? I just checked their website, and their shoes range from 6 to 16, in multiple widths. Granted, these are at full price, but trust me, I speak with personal experience, that well constructed shoes like AE at retail are a far better purchase than poorly constructed shoes on sale.

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