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.