Starting a new banking job - really need advice on what to buy [poor college grad in Toronto]

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I'm a recent graduate based in Toronto, 23, with student loans and low funds available to me (I have $1700 in my bank account and that is all my assets). Luckily I live at home and I'm starting a new job pretty soon where I'll make about $60K/year.

I want to update my wardrobe for work because right now I'm down to the following items:

  • one pair of navy blue suit pants with ripped stitching around the zipper.
  • one black suit jacket that I've worn for the last two or three years.
  • 3-4 dress shirts, a couple from brooks brothers and a couple from RW&Co.
  • one pair of $200 brown Cole Haan dress shoes I wear every day for work and sometimes out if I'm going somewhere that I can't wear my normal running shoes.

I've only got like $2K in the bank and am probably getting my last paycheck at my old job two weeks from today (it'll be another $1700). I start my new job in 3 weeks.

What stores would you guys suggest I go to buy clothes from with my budget, what items should I prioritize? I'm a 6'2 M with a medium build approx 195lbs, with jacket size between 42L and 44 and Pants size 36.

I don't want to come into work and make a bad first impression because I suck at dressing. I know I just need to find clothes that FIT me well vs. spending money on expensive brands, but what store do I go to to get this done?

I've checked out the Harry Rosen Outlet and the BOSS Outlet, but their suits even the ones on sale are super expensive (like $500+ for the ones on promotion/sale).

Please help - need advice.

Comments (6)

Aug 31, 2019

You already have most of what you need. Now you just need a few more pairs of clothes that you can cycle through.

Would buy a few more dress shirts from Charles Twyritt. You can buy 4 shirts for like $100 when they have deals running. Also go to Uniqlo and buy some navy blue and dark green khakis for casual days.

When you start saving more money, then you can buy more clothes as needed.

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Sep 10, 2019

Look into Charles Twyritt and Suitsupply for shirts. Suitsupply is superior in terms of quality and fit, but CT comes very close at a much cheaper price point. CT has plenty of deals as well and very often you can scoop 3 dress shirts for $99.

Sep 25, 2019

6buzz merch fam

Sep 25, 2019

i got a couple suits from this online only company, direct from the manufacturer in china and the price is crazy low....they cut out the middleman going online only to reduce costs. I think the quality is good, they look good, feel good, are comfortable, and if you don't like, they have a 30 day free return there is no risk to try them out. They are also running a sale right now, and this link gets you an extra 15% off

just google're welcome

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Oct 16, 2019


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