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Salesman, Construction Industry ~ Lost In My Own Closet

Donnieg8888

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I work in the construction industry on the sales side of things specifically dealing with six, seven, & eight figure contracts. A typical day for me could be negotiating a deal with the VP of a multibilion dollar company on the 30th floor of any downtown metro building in the SE USA. and then a ride a couple hours any direction to a rural job-site to negotiate the same type of deal but this time with a project manager working in the field for a multimillion dollar company. (That's called a run-on sentence, yes I'm aware). Anyways, the reason for this post, I have no clue how to dress for this position day in and day out. Hypothetically speaking let's just assume that each and every day I don't know where I'm going until after I'm already dressed and out the door. You'd be surprised at how often that actually happens in this business. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've got a massive wardrobe (and weekly drycleaning bill) so don't be bashful.

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DonnieG
 

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The request might have gotten more, quicker answers if in Classic Menswear.

Chinos for the field, probably with a light blue dress shirt. Textured sportcoat maybe, albeit not in hot weather.

For an indoor city meeting, a regular sportcoat, white dress shirt, dress shoes, and chinos or wool pants.

Obviously, if meeting a few hours apart, some compromises are advisable, say, dark brown split-toe bluchers instead of standard dress shoes.
 

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