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Originally posted by LSUAlum LSUAlum wrote:

I only wear navy and gray suits. I don't wear black suits to work. I like lighter gray versus charcoal gray suits. I also think you should only wear white or blue shirts (patterns are good, but the underlying shirts should be white or blue).
I can't tell you how many times someone has seen a guy in a brown shirt/brown tie and said 'looks like he learned to dress at K&G menswear (which is a very low end men's dress clothes store)'.
 
Gray nailhead, window pane and herringbones are good to start with (AFTER you have at least two navy suits, one solid and one with a small pinstripe).


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Originally posted by LSUAlum LSUAlum wrote:

I only wear navy and gray suits. I don't wear black suits to work. I like lighter gray versus charcoal gray suits. I also think you should only wear white or blue shirts (patterns are good, but the underlying shirts should be white or blue).
I can't tell you how many times someone has seen a guy in a brown shirt/brown tie and said 'looks like he learned to dress at K&G menswear (which is a very low end men's dress clothes store)'.
 
Gray nailhead, window pane and herringbones are good to start with (AFTER you have at least two navy suits, one solid and one with a small pinstripe).
 
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Originally posted by X_LOCKEDJ X_LOCKEDJ wrote:

For myself ...  I wear 75% in the blues, some grays,  will combine the occasional tweed sports coat with gabardine charcoal slacks. Typical attire: Johnston & Murphy loafers, light blue checked (or bengal striped) shirt with french cuffs, yellow patterned tie, matching braces (never a belt), blue pinstripe suit and lately, a solid pocket square.
 
 
 

Never tried the pocket square, but aside from that we dress alike. Cheers on the use of the proper name for "suspenders".

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What age ranges are you guys who wear the suspenders? It seems to look fine for older people but out of place for younger guy. Maybe it is just my area.
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Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Originally posted by Chief Chief wrote:

I hate buying suits.. I am built like a cartoon character...Upper body of an NFL football player and legs the size of a midget(maybe smaller)...

I buy suit separates because the alterations that need to go on to make a normal suit fit my body is expensive as hell and most of the time still looks like crap..
 
Yeah, that does sort of suck.  I've bought some 42's that have 36 pants, and by the time the tailor is done, the pockets are almost touching in the back.  If you get athletic or "trim fit" suits, the drop is more like 8", so you can get, say a 42/34 (instead of 36). Yeah except my jacket is 50" and that makes the pants minimum 42" which is way too big.. My pants tailored and they look like MC Hammer pants with a long fucking zipper...just stupid..
Separates are great, although you don't always get the best selection. Tough to find quality suit separates especially in my size..
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Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Jesus, you on 'roids or something? Nuke

Nope just built funny... length on my pants can't be longer than 31"

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I'm a 48, with a long torso like chief.  My waist size is 32, but I have large legs.  All suits would have to be tailored.

Like I said, I'm uncomfortable in suits.  If you buy nice, dark jeans, have them tailored, and wear a sportcoat and collared shirt, you have a good effect.

I'm sure there have been people who don't want to do business with me because of the jeans.  But unless I have to go somewhere where it makes sense to wear a suit (court, etc.), I don't wear one.

I believe prospects can sense your discomfort.  And if you are uncomfortable... well.

I lost a recent bid on a decent sized 403b.  There may have been a few reasons for it, but I would have to say one was that I wore my ill-fitting suit while making my presentation.
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Originally posted by keg keg wrote:

What age ranges are you guys who wear the suspenders? It seems to look fine for older people but out of place for younger guy. Maybe it is just my area.


I'm early 50's.

I think you either carry it off or you don't. For me, I'm making a statement that I am definitively not like anyone else they know.

One of the most successful FAs I know wears vintage clothing. He's 25 and in his third year is writing $400K+, opened the first Jones spot in a large city. Mo's right. Your clothing should be an expression of who you are, regardless of who that person it.
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I don't wear braces. I did when I was younger. But noy anymore. Braces are for old people
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Originally posted by Sportsfreak Sportsfreak wrote:

I don't wear braces. I did when I was younger. But noy anymore. Braces are for old people
But do you have a seersucker for the hot months?
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Originally posted by Chief Chief wrote:

I hate buying suits.. I am built like a cartoon character...Upper body of an NFL football player and legs the size of a midget(maybe smaller)...

I buy suit separates because the alterations that need to go on to make a normal suit fit my body is expensive as hell and most of the time still looks like crap..

Sucks for your wife that your lower half is midget size...
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I lost a recent bid on a decent sized 403b. 
 
 
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Braces, if done well, look tremendous. Plus it allows your pants to sit properly where they should (closer to the waist and less around your hips). Braces also allow the pants to ride properly when you sit or stand (unlike a belt). I would recommend that everyone at least try a pair of pants with one set of braces.
 
That being said, I don't feel like having all my pants tailored for braces so I stick with belts for the most part.
 
Also, I'm torn on french cuffs. I think they look nice (provide the cufflinks worn aren't silly). I have however seen some people who think french cuffs are too 'showy'.
 
I also don't like the London Banker contrasting collar look.
 
On a side note, I was asking my wife's friends the other night at dinner what they notice first on a man to see if he's successful or not (it was a long conversation to get to that point) but the answer was Watch, Shoes and Teeth (not always in that order). They surely make judgements on all of those things.
 
 
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Originally posted by LSUAlum LSUAlum wrote:

 
Also, I'm torn on french cuffs. I think they look nice (provide the cufflinks worn aren't silly). I have however seen some people who think french cuffs are too 'showy'.
 
I also don't like the London Banker contrasting collar look.
 
On a side note, I was asking my wife's friends the other night at dinner what they notice first on a man to see if he's successful or not (it was a long conversation to get to that point) but the answer was Watch, Shoes and Teeth (not always in that order). They surely make judgements on all of those things.
 
 
 
I LOVE french cuffs.  And the contrasting collar look!  Just the other day I was at an appliance store with a buddy and a pretty hot MILF was sitting next to me and said, "You don't see too many people around here wearing cuff links anymore...looks great!".  I wanted to say, "Are you happily married?".
 
I agree on the watch, shoes, and teeth comment.  I think above everything is just plain old confidence.  You can tell when someone has it, so can the ladies.
 
And there is nothing that looks worse than clothing that doesn't fit.  It could be the nicest suit, but if it doesn't fit, you look like shit.  Especially sleeves that are too long.
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Originally posted by LSUAlum LSUAlum wrote:

 
On a side note, I was asking my wife's friends the other night at dinner what they notice first on a man to see if he's successful or not (it was a long conversation to get to that point) but the answer was Watch, Shoes and Teeth (not always in that order). They surely make judgements on all of those things.
 
 
WOMEN???  Making JUDGEMENTS about MEN????  Nooooo.  Say it isn't so.
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Originally posted by Sportsfreak Sportsfreak wrote:

I don't wear braces.
 
I did when I was younger. But noy anymore.
 
Braces are for old people
 
Just wanted to point out that I was paying attention.
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