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.