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I've been stalking this site for a few weeks. I just got out of college and decided that my job (Real Estate) required a sense of style beyond jeans and a 3 week unwashed shirt which worked great in school.

Anyways, I've been throwing money into a new wardrobe (business related) and have the following:

2 suits (navy stripped and Gray Stripped) from LS Men's clothing
3 Brooks Brothers shirts (White, Blue, White with blue squares)
Random brown Kenneth Cole Shoes I had since College
1 pair of black timberland boots
Random ties since god knows when I got them during highschool/college
Random belts as well.



I took a trip to centry 21 due to a last minute lack of a dress shirt for work tomorrow and ended up with a few new Eton ties for $35 a piece, a purple Cerruti 1881 shirt for $50 and an interesting patterned Hickey Freeman shirt for $40..

I also bought a hugo boss shirt for $70 but im not sure about the value of that one.

I saw some Canali and I think Zegna ties but I wasn't much a fan of what was available... I walked past the ferragamo ties since they cost about double.

I am pretty cost conscious at the moment... I just moved to NYC and just got a job that is based on commissions so I dunno when my first check is coming in but I got plenty in savings to increase my wardrobe...which I need to improve..

So how did I do? I've got time to return anything so feel free to criticize anything I bought. Are Eton ties any good? I hardly see anything about them on this forum other than for sale....Also, I am going to order some TM Lewin shirts as soon as a 5/100 deal shows up... Those are good quality for the money right?

I would love any tips/answers/critiques etc. Feel free! Thanks
 

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You need better shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
You need better shoes.

to be more precise, he needs to discard those shoes and get better shoes
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
You need better shoes.
Ya. I am planning to get something soon in that department
Hopefully I can get a pair of AE's as soon as I find a good deal on some.
 

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I wear 9E shoes if anyone has any... Of course I will be checking Ebay and FS
 

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Nothing on the Eton ties? Are there better ties for the money at century 21?
 

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I'm not sure about Eton ties, but you may want to check out www.thetiebar.com. Ties there are all $15 and are all silk. The ones I have from there are fairly substantial fabric (not flimsy) and tie well. Also, there is a good variety of solids and patterns available.
 

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a purple shirt?


Are you a comedian or an entertainer of some sort?

How versatile do YOU think a purple shirt is?

Would you buy a house from a youngish looking agent in a purple shirt?



At this stage of the game for you, stick with BASICS. That means boring colors but they are SAFE and versatile.
 

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