London Clothing

Hi Guys,

I will be starting a year-long internship (uni placement) at a BB in AM in June and would like to know what clothes to buy.

I will have around £1000 to spend on suits, shoes, shirts etc, for when I'm in the office and working. The dress code is pretty strict, with business casual at the very minimum.
I'm looking for good quality that will last me.
A few Q's:

  • How many suits? What colour?

  • How many shirts?

  • Ties?

  • Which shoes are comfiest and most durable for office wear?

    Anything else you can think of would be greatly appreciated!

Comments (8)

 
Dec 28, 2020 - 2:38pm

Are you from the UK? This is important to know. If you're not from the UK, you should purchase all your clothes at Garrison Tailors in order to demonstrate cultural assimilation.

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Dec 29, 2020 - 10:05am

- 10x shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt (~£200). All white, different weaves

- 2x 2-piece suits from Charles Tyrwhitt (~£300). Both dark navy-ish colour.

- 1x shoes from Hackett (~£200). Black Oxfords.

- 1x shoes from Clarks (~£75). Black brogues. I found them far, far more comfortable than Hackett's, so I happily changed to these. My old manager used to wear shoes that looked like formal shoes on top, but were actually trainers... would recommend that for maximum comfort if you're brave enough

- Various ties from old wardrobe, mostly blue-ish. One penguin-patterned 

 
Dec 29, 2020 - 11:00am

Thank you, I've heard CT is very good so will have to look there. A big thing is obviously how comfortable the shoes are. I've never been a big fan of the work shoes so may have to try the trainer type!

 
Jan 2, 2021 - 5:52pm

Good quality leather shoes will once you break them be as comfortable as trainers if not more as they should really follow the shape of your foot. Suggest you have a look at meermin for work shoes, rest of the advice is solid. I have 2-3 ties not more, just wore one to my first day and a client meeting as an intern.

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