How to Dress for Success on Wall Street (Part 4)

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Hi everyone,

This is the final part of the Jon Yeazel interview, How to Dress for Success on Wall Street. Jon has given us some great info over the past couple weeks; from suit accessories to selected styles and fit. To conclude our interview Jon has given us some of his top online locations for ties, pocket squares, and suits. He also gives a brief run down of his successful Kickstarter campaign. So lets get started.

Jon's Favorite Sites:

1. The Tie Bar - where I get almost all of my ties and pocket squares

2. Suit Supply- Suit Supply is a relatively new company that actually produces custom suits (made in America) at very affordable prices starting around $400 and going up to about $800.

3. MR PORTER- great for guys looking to spend a little more

4. Sebastien Grey - They have a location in New York as well so that is by far the best suit you can get for that price by a reputable custom clothier anywhere.

Q: Jon, you recently launched a successful Kickstarter project. Can you give us a run down of the product and what led to the success of your Kickstarter campaign? (Collar Stays- removable anchors that hold ties, pocket squares, or shirt sleeves in place)

Jon: The Kickstarter experience was great. The feedback I got from our backers was so helpful. Our Fashion Anchors (Collar Stays) have so many uses it's really hard to explain them all in a 90 second promo clip.

What I love about the product personally is the peace of mind in knowing that everything is where it's meant to be. I don't want to say that it will solve all your clothing problems because to some guys, they would not consider these things "problems" in the first place. What I can tell you is that our product's simplicity combined with its effectiveness will be worth every dollar spent. No other product on the market can do this many different things and fit comfortably in your pocket, period.

A lot of my spare time during the project was spent with my wife in downtown Chicago handing out samples in high traffic areas of the city. I hate hot weather and it was over 90 degrees almost every day during our launch so those days were very tough, but as a start up company you have to do everything you can to get going. All the other time was spent calling, emailing and stopping into local menswear shops to show them the product. It's tough because until the project catches some momentum, people are always hesitant to jump on board. This is why I'm so grateful for all of our supporters on Kickstarter for being bold enough to try something unconventional from the start. I really am so grateful for all of their contributions.

For more on Jon Yeazel, his recent success on Kickstarter, or his suit consultation company go to NecksandBalances.com

Comments (9)

Oct 3, 2012

Great post. I recently bought a basic navy suit from Suit Supply in Chicago and am very pleased so far. I believe the cut I bought was the Napoli -- it's the most basic conservative cut they have. I paid $500 and change. I'm definitely going back.

A few questions: What are your thoughts on Hart Schaffner Marx and Hickey Freeman suits? These two are often marked down significantly at Nordstrom Rack.

What do you recommend for casual button downs? I'm sick of wearing the Brooks Brother's slim fit -- the elbows blow out all the time (apparently you're not supposed to take them to the dry cleaner), and if I ever wear a BB shirt I'm also guaranteed to run into one other dude who has the same shirt on that day.

Who makes the best straight leg trouser? Preferably not something that's slim cut, low rise. More conservative than Boss?

Oct 3, 2012

thoughts on plastic collar stays?

Oct 4, 2012
prospie:

thoughts on plastic collar stays?

you haven't silver ones? so prospie....

Oct 4, 2012
prospie:

thoughts on plastic collar stays?

Thomas Pink has a good selection of collar bones. I have the classic ones as well as the multi-coloured selection that comes in a pouch (six pairs).

Oct 4, 2012

How long does a super 150 suit last if its wore a couple of times a week?

Oct 4, 2012

SuitSupply is great

Oct 4, 2012

How does SuitSupply compares to Indochino? I read Indochino jackets are fused (please correct me if this information is wrong). What about SuitSupply? Are they fully canvassed?

Oct 3, 2012
andres17:

How does SuitSupply compares to Indochino? I read Indochino jackets are fused (please correct me if this information is wrong). What about SuitSupply? Are they fully canvassed?

I don't own nor have I seen an Indochino suit, but I will say the people at suit supply were up front and honest about the quality of the suits. I specifically asked about canvassed vs. fused when I was shopping for a suit at suit supply. They told me up front that the $500 suit's were half canvassed and the $1000 dollar suits were full canvassed (hence the $500 difference). They even showed me which parts of my suit were fused and which parts were canvassed.

They claimed the only difference between the full canvas $1000 suit supply suit and the $3,000 Armani full canvass is one is made in China and the other is made in Italy.

Oct 7, 2012
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