Suit & Shoe Advice for FT

Looking to make some sensible purchases before I start FT in September, trying to roughly budget now to work out what can be spent on enjoying the end of uni! 

I had a look through a few posts on here for advice, just wanted to check still up to date and query colour.

From previous posts seems like Suitsupply is the best pick, checked website and discovered there are multiple slim fit styles: Washington, Havana, Lazio?? Didn't realise that was a thing so any pointers appreciated. 

Secondly, navy appears to be colour of choice, what sort of navy? I have a suit a similar colour to this: BOSS - Slim-fit suit in micro-patterned traceable stretch wool ( would that be wearable ?

Am assuming darker and more this Navy Havana Suit ( is better?  Is navy the only safe  option, would be my preference but i'd happily where something else if it was in the sale?

Shoes, I know to wear black, Oxfords ? Loakes and Meermin came up a lot, Meermin don't seem to have a physical branch in London, are they stocked in other shops? ( Apologies if that's a stupid question).

Finally- ties, own a couple of ~£20 TK Maxx purchased ones, that likely to do the job?

Any input appreciated

Comments (8)

Jan 12, 2022 - 3:23am

Pretty spot on on everything you mentioned.

SuitSupply definitely has the best quality-price. Fit depends on your body shape. Lazio fit was perfect for me and I had just one alteration.

The SuitSupply navy colour is better, but the blue colour you provided is suitable. Navy & charcoal are the most suitable colours.

The TKMaxx ties should be fine. As long as they aren't skinny ties or are wacky prints/colours.

Jan 14, 2022 - 1:20pm

I would suggest brioni for suits. Hermes ties are pretty hyped, mostly because of their prestige. For very high quality ties check out brunati como.

For tighter budget suitsupply is absolutely fine. I like their travel suits.

Jan 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

I would prefer to wear a strict tuxedo to such an event because that is always the best solution. The shoes should be less flashy because your tie and eyes should take in all the attention you will be surrounded by. This image is sure to make an unforgettable impression on all present. I once came to a similar event in air jordans 1, but that did not stop me from getting calls from people I did not know but who I first saw at the event. It was risky and exciting, but I got through it, so you have to believe in yourself too.

Jan 19, 2022 - 3:00am

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