- Mar 7, 2009
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Hello. I know that there are a lot of business casual threads here but please know that I've done some research and have a general idea of the type of clothes that I need. What I'm mainly looking for is advice on some details and specific brands/stores. I am 20 years old, fairly slim, and will be starting an internship (2 days a week) at a financial consulting firm in San Francisco in 2 weeks. "Business casual" is the level of attire at the firm. I should also mention that I feel more comfortable with "SF-approved" brands that there is a fair amount of discussion on. Brands that I can find and try on in San Francisco or stores with a easy return policy are also a plus. Jacket/Sport Coat: I think I'll need 1-2 of these. Ideally ones that can be worn at the office and also going out at night. I'm thinking either a navy blazer or a brown herringbone sport coat in tropical wool. I'd like to spend however much is necessary for "entry level quality," like the AE equivalent of jackets. How about these from Jcrew? 1. 2. 3. Sweaters: Merino wool v-neck sweaters seem like a popular choice? Jcrew has been mentioned for this but they're not in season and there aren't any mediums in stock. Shirt: Once I can meet with Hemrajani I'm going to order some MTM OCBD shirts from MyTailor. In the meantime I need a few OTR shirts. Are these from Land's End OK? Should I just get shades of blue? Pants: Mabitex/Incotex seems to the standard choice here for dress pants. However, I doubt that I can get a pair of 31-32 charcoal pants from B&S in 2 weeks, if ever. In the mean time, would these also from Land's End work? I'm thinking of the Light Charcoal and Dark Charcoal ones. Should I just stick with shades of grey? Shoes: I think I've got this covered for now. I have a pair of Loake Kemptons coming from Pediwear and I also have a pair of Alden Burgundy Perforated Cap Toes although I feel like they're a little too nice for business casual. Thanks for the help.