Quality Formal Wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Business Man, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Business Man

    Business Man New Member

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    This was originally a 4chan post and I edited it, so it made sense in the context of this forum. For some reason it didn't post and it's too late for me to edit it again, so please forgive me.

    I'm at that point where I need to start building a formal wardrobe. I'm a business student and I'll have the opportunity to meet with scouts and head hunters, etc. I'm going to be shopping around for suits and I have access to some fairly high end brands. If you can think of it, I'll probably be able to find it. What brands would you recommend for:
    Suit jacket/pants
    Shoes
    Ties
    Belts
    French cuff shirts
    Cufflinks
    Socks
    Pocket square?
    Tie bar
    briefcase
    overcoat

    Before you ask, I do have a great tailor.
    I do have some preferences. I typically like slim cut. I'd like to be able to wear a pair of whole cut dress shoes. I'm also fairly young, so I'd like to reflect that.

    Misc questions: Everyone seems to suggest buying a navy suit as your first. Do you agree? Despite this, I'm leaning towards buying a grey tone suit.
    What type of overcoat should I wear? I live in Canada.
    What is your opinion on Allen Edmond shoes? They seem to provide the best value. I'm not the biggest fan of their shape. They seem kind of wide.

    Any input would be much appreciated.
     


  2. Business Man

    Business Man New Member

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  3. Celadon

    Celadon Senior member

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    One reason you don't get a reply may be that you mistitled the thread. You're not really interested in formal wear (white tie, morning suits, that sort of thing) but in business clothes. Another may be that your question is a rather complex one requiring a long answer, and that similar questions have been asked many times before.

    This could be a start:

    http://www.styleforum.net/a/how-should-i-start-my-business-wardrobe

    There are many older threads that may be useful to you (use the search function).
     


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    JensenH Senior member

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  5. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Overcoat choice partially should be based on body type. Little point in trying to explain it all when measurements would make an answer easier.

    Whole-cuts for a junior employee - probably not a good idea and surely wrong for interviewing.
     


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