New Job - Manhattan and wardrobe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NYliGuy, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. NYliGuy

    NYliGuy Well-Known Member

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    I came across his blog, and never read the book. I just found it interesting and relatable when he brought up the 'fashion failure' stories of passing over a guy for promotion because his attire. I'm sure more to it than his clothes, but still I related when I thought of comments my old bosses would make if I came in wearing fancy brogue shoes and a slightly flamboyant shirts.
     
  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    In this case, variety in dress shirt patterns probably would be the safest way to include a stylish edge while still complying with a conservative dress code. Plus, patterns help when switching over to bar mode.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/309783/...ollowing-things-you-are-not-well-dressed/0_50
     
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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    That list is not particularly relevant to this situation. The second half is quite irrelevant.
     
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    Balfour Senior member

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    ^ More helpful than your funky dress shirts suggestion, tho'.
     
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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    No. Nothing "funky" about it. Different kinds of stripes and, if acceptable, checks - which wasn't actually stated in #17. Based on the presumption that he wants to look stylish, but is hemmed in by the conservative dress code. If he wants more details, he can ask here.
     
  7. Balfour

    Balfour Senior member

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    I supplied 'funky', as I found your suggestion somewhat asinine (& revealing about 'image consultancy' ...[​IMG]).

    If the OP actually wants to learn about dressing well in a conservative environment (including, yes, some suggestions more suitable for the more rarified heights of CBD), he could do a lot worse than reading Manton's list (and indeed that thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/309783/...ollowing-things-you-are-not-well-dressed/0_50).
     
  8. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Biased against a service you've never used? Great. Besides, clearly he's disinclined toward CBD and feels pressured to dress more conservatively.
     
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  9. Balfour

    Balfour Senior member

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    Not tried fortune tellers or astrologists either. Could be I'm missing out, but I'm cool with that.
     
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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Some consultants might just push their own opinions, but legitimate image consulting is based on scientific principles, research, etc. - and importantly as pertains to this thread, actually listening to what someone wants and seeking more information from him.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Ok, well the first half is VERY relevant
     
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    mp1472 Senior member

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    After losing tons of weight Ive been building my wardrope back up and can recommend

    Neimen marcus last call
    Zanella slacks (awesome quality for price)
    Hickey freeman mainline suits sportcoats (need to know the difference of the model names)
    Brioni zegna charvet ties
    Variousbrand dress shirts
    When they have the additional% off sales i cruise by and always kop a few good items on the cheap.
    Luxire.com good value custom shirts
    Some great deals on the forum also bought quite a few pieces ... look at belvest for sport coats amesome quality/price point

    Once u find some brands you like theres some deals on flea bay!
     
  13. David Reeves

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    Why are you being so ill mannered?

    I got stopped in union square about a year ago and asked if I wanted a makeover by image consultants with funky spikey hair and tats, I had to laugh.
     
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    ^ A jocular response to the implication that because I hadn't tried image consultancy, my disdain for it was somehow to be questioned.

    "You can't knock it until you've tried it" is really the hallmark of the Sixth Form Debating Society.

    What prompted me to comment in the first place was that m.i.c. dismissed a rather helpful link to Manton's list as "irrelevant" and provided an asinine suggestion about varying dress shirts. Precisely what I would expect from image consultancy TBH.
     
  15. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    There's almost zero chance those people are trained image consultants, and shame on them if they are.

    The argument is not "You can't knock it until you've tried it" - the argument is your perception of the industry is way off, which it wouldn't be if there was some past experience.

    As usual, stupid arguments go on while the subject of the thread stays quiet. At least post #27 is well-meant and possibly helpful.
     

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