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Jul 28, 2017

a little on the pricey side but cant go wrong with a couple of Brooks Brothers Regent fit shirts. Those are really good, like slim fit or something I think. For everyday clothes H & M isn't bad, keep it cool and casual, dont be a joggers wearing yeezy guy

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Jul 28, 2017

Belk or TJMax. Idgaf what people say when they have 30-40% off on Ralph Lauren shirts I'm going!

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Jul 28, 2017

Hot Topic and Kohls

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Jul 28, 2017

Haha +1

Jul 28, 2017

Might be a little too edgy and dark. Wrong vibes, people will hate me, won't work.

Jul 28, 2017

Black jnco's, Marilyn Manson t-shirt and a plaid sport coat are going to be the new look of the street I am telling you. Tie it together with boots that have flames and skull buckles and you will be the trend setter. Don't forget the guy liner!

Jul 28, 2017

Brooks Brothers dress shirts are solid, I'll back that recommendation. Suit Supply is a good spot for some starter suits.

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Jul 28, 2017

Johnston & Murphy.

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Jul 28, 2017

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Jul 28, 2017

Dress stuff: Brooks Bros/Indochino
Casual: Bonobos/J. Crew/Banana Republic/RL is ok but I'm shying away from logos at this point in my life

Jul 28, 2017

Just received first Bonobos order and am pleased with their stuff. Hope Walmart doesn't make them worse though.

Mar 29, 2018

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Aug 11, 2017

For work: Theory or Banana Republic (love their pants for bus cas)
For life: Literally anywhere, but I normally head for department stores because going to individuals stores mean less selection and more stores to visit.

Aug 11, 2017

Either pro or casual i started few years ago buying online stuff. You have more options and usually more competitive prices.
I keep few good pieces, better qualities, long lasting and preferably tailored made if it comes to suits or shirts. I think is the best investment.

Aug 11, 2017

VICTORIA'S SECRET

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Aug 12, 2017

It could be GAP, H&M, Gucci and many others actually

Aug 12, 2017

Indirectly I buy my clothes from third world countries.

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Aug 13, 2017

Amazon. Docker's perm press slacks are $30. Polos for summer are $15, and cheap-ass white shirts to put under sweaters are less than $20. I am non-sales in the 'B' office with an alphabet soup of letters after my name, though. (The lead PM dared me to change my signature to "-POS, HBD, BFD(R)" for a day and nobody said anything.)

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Aug 14, 2017

Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Brooks Brothers. If they don't have what you are looking for I can't help ya.

Oct 9, 2017

I buy clothes from Amazon and similar branded sites. Where clothes are available in a large variety and at a good prize.

Oct 12, 2017

For my boyfriend i preferred slim fit dress like he has such a lovely body so try to find out body fit clothes, like the oasis shirts casual and formal shirts look classic and easily go with any bottoms.

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Oct 14, 2017

Suits: Nordstrom, occasional flair from Neiman.

BB or yes, JOS Bank (sue me, I spill things all the time) for shirts. I'm too scared I'll spill wine on Kiton or others in the price range.

Ties: Hermes is the silken teddy bear of men

Shoes: Kenneth Cole /s

Mar 29, 2018

A well-fitted, physique hugging dress shirt from Wal-Mart
is far superior
to a poorly fit, off-sized dress shirt from Brooks Brothers.

My point is 1) get in shape and 2) make your shirt fit your fucking body.

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Apr 7, 2018
MonacoMonkey:

A well-fitted, physique hugging dress shirt from Wal-Mart
is far superior
to a poorly fit, off-sized dress shirt from Brooks Brothers.

My point is 1) get in shape and 2) make your shirt fit your fucking body.

This.

I would add, dress to your body type. I know slim fit is in right now, but nothing more weird to see than an overweight guy wearing a tight shirt.

Apr 7, 2018

The size of the shirt always has to be relative to the size of the guy, and the size of the body of the shirt keys off your neck size. Here's the challenge: there's no commonality in the way different brands define "Trim", "Slim", "Regular", etc.

For example, Brooks Brothers trimmest cut "Milano" neck size 15.5 has 43.5" of fabric at the chest. Bonobos "Standard" has 43". Either one will be very tailored for a guy whose chest measures 40" (you need a bit of extra fabric so that you breathe/move), but a guy with a 42" chest will look like Dr. Bruce Banner on a bad day.

The key is to find a brand/model/size that fits your body the way you want, not some theoretical body model the designer had in mind. Two ways to do this:
1) go to stores and try things on until you run out of patience
2) use machine intelligence to evaluate hundreds of potential options in seconds, and then find items that look the way you want and provide good value from a pre-screened personalized selection

Mar 30, 2018

Brooks Brothers
Allen Edmonds

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Mar 30, 2018

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Mar 31, 2018

The most important factor is finding a brand that fits the way you want: show up in a $250 shirt that's too big/too small and you look foolish.

Brands deliberately make it hard to figure this out, hoping that you will find something in their assortment that's "good enough" and not have the energy to keep searching. Brooks Brothers gets a lot of loyal customers that way.

The market has gotten a lot more competitive, and you're better off having several brands that work for you, so that you can chose the best value, vs just taking what one brand has to offer.

Would be happy to share a new approach that shows your best options online from over 700 sizes from 14 brands, in less than 60 seconds.

Apr 4, 2018

UK - TM Lewin, Suit Supply, Moss Bros and Charles Tyrwhitt. Shoes from Loakes or Clarks.

Apr 4, 2018

Jcrew, RL, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom has all. Also it's definitely worth the time to find a personal tailor. Finally, investments in shirts that are non-blue/whites is a waste of time.

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Apr 5, 2018

Twillory is without a doubt the best shirt brand I've bought from. Better that Tyrwhitt and Brooks brothers for my money. They do something like 4 for $200ish but 1 for $90 to encourage you do to bulk orders, shipping and tax covered. Great customer service if you need exchanges or something

Apr 7, 2018

Where are you based in? If you're in Europe/UK you should go to Boggi at the very least. Otherwise Suitsupply is pretty fine

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Apr 8, 2018

I've started getting shirts from Bonobos

Apr 9, 2018

For casual, if money is an issue, uniqlo is by far the best option. Great quality, great fit, and the clothes just look great. Far better than h&m, where nobody over 16 has any business shopping.

Apr 10, 2018

Hello, dear! To tell the truth I am trying to buy the clothes in branded stores only, because few times I tried to buy smth. online, but it doesn't work for me, becuse that clothes doesn't fit me, unfortunately.

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Apr 14, 2018

SuitSupply for suits (2 pants per purchase) and Charles Tyrwhitt for shirts.

Apr 14, 2018

Did you learn about Tyrwhitt on the job, or before you arrived?

Apr 15, 2018

Through peers at work/school.

Apr 23, 2018

Mr. Porter

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Apr 25, 2018

Thrift store, I'm a real estate finance hipster now.... deal with it.

Just kidding. Marshall's is the bomb. Why pay department store prices?

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Apr 25, 2018

I shopped at a lot of thrift stores as a teenager.

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Apr 25, 2018

Oh I totally thought you were being serious.

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Apr 25, 2018

J crew. 30 bucks for polos on sale. No logo. Good quality.
I shop places depending on what I need. ie. I shop gap for jeans and other pants, but get tops from Banana Republic or Nordstrom. I buy my dress shirts from Nordstrom. Kohls & Target for gym clothes. Suits from MTM companies. Depends on who has what I need and what you consider weekend clothes.

EDIT: Apparently some people take their clothes very seriously.

How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!

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Apr 25, 2018

H&M, Primark, JCrew, Banana Republic

Apr 25, 2018

I know I'm going to get flamed for this, but Lands End makes high quality shirts at a low price. I own a few (along with Ralph Lauren Black Label, Kiton, and Borelli, so I am familiar with quality), and I am always surprised by how good they look.

Apr 25, 2018

Yeah I bought some from lands end during those years. They were very durable/good value and I liked them a lot but they tend to puff out and pour over at the waist. Also the fabric is really coarse... I'll look into some of the other suggestions, thanks.

Apr 25, 2018

Hit century 21 for a good selection of designer clothes at discount prices. I recently grabbed a few Ferre and Missoni shirts from there.

Apr 25, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Get the hell off this site...

Apr 25, 2018

You can interview me any time sugar

p.s. I agree with milkman, away with you!

Apr 25, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

I do not know why everybody is being so hostile. She is a journalist trying to do some research. How about some bankers just step up and help her out. She is obviously legit because she works for conde nast.

Apr 25, 2018
njcs:

I do not know why everybody is being so hostile. She is a journalist trying to do some research. How about some bankers just step up and help her out. She is obviously legit because she works for conde nast.

You are obviously retarded.

Apr 25, 2018

Journalist my ass...people all over our industry are being laid off and some nitwit wants to know about downsizing their attire? Are you shitting me? Unreal, the stupidity never ends!!!

Apr 25, 2018

head over to nordstrom and look at their suits, they often have huge sales on decent brands

Apr 25, 2018

Yeah definitely don't drop big bucks on clothes that you are planning will never fit you after a few weeks. They get hate on this board, but Jos A Bank has a lower price point than Brooks Brothers and almost always a seemingly unbelievable sale going on. Is it lower quality that BB? Yes, but it should last you at least a year. I would say to get your stuff there and when you hit your target weight step up to the nicer clothes. Good luck with the weight loss

Apr 25, 2018

Mens Wearhouse and Jos A Bank. Take advantage of the BOGO deals and tailor the suits any time they get big on you. Once you get to your ideal weight/size and are making more money splurge on more expensive suits.

Apr 25, 2018

Try overstock.com. They have quality cheap suits in big sizes. I am 210 and 6'5 and I got a few on there. They range from $100-200. They are usually not pure wool but you can find ones that are as well. I would definitely recommend them. Plus you get a 10% discount on the first purchase. Another place that has great discounts is Jos A Bank. I just bought 9 shirts from them. The discounts are pretty amazing. From $135 to $30 for great shirts that just arrived. Their suits range from $120-$400. The last shop I would recommend is Menswearhouse where they have suits cheaper than Brooks Brothers' stores do.

Apr 25, 2018

Just suck it up and buy new clothes every 20-30 or so pounds you lose depending on how it fits. Just buy cheap-ish $200-$300 suits and ~$50 shirts/slacks until you hit a stable weight. You're going to be miserable if your clothes don't fit you.

Apr 25, 2018

What area are you primarily loosing weight in? If it is just the gut region you might be able to get away with having you pants taken in as you drop weight, and having your jacket slightly adjusted. However I doubt you are just loosing weight in your gut.

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Apr 25, 2018

No it's not just my gut, heister. It is pretty much everywhere.

I know everyone here really hates a place like Men's Warehouse, but if its just for a few months, would it really be that bad to wear a suit from there to work?

Apr 25, 2018
undecidedfuture:

No it's not just my gut, heister. It is pretty much everywhere.

I know everyone here really hates a place like Men's Warehouse, but if its just for a few months, would it really be that bad to wear a suit from there to work?

No they are absolutely fine. As long as its 100% wool, fits properly and a conservative color you are fine.

Apr 25, 2018
Bobb:
undecidedfuture:

No it's not just my gut, heister. It is pretty much everywhere.

I know everyone here really hates a place like Men's Warehouse, but if its just for a few months, would it really be that bad to wear a suit from there to work?

No they are absolutely fine. As long as its 100% wool, fits properly and a conservative color you are fine.

I agree here. The fit is most important and given the projected weight loss, being able to buy two suits for the price of one...or four for the price of two...certainly seems like the way to go.

I don't work in IB and hardly ever wear suits, so maybe I'm not as knowledgeable about all of this, but folks rarely wear their suits anyways, right? I'm also not a fashion critic, so again, I may be way off here, but looking back, I probably make more mental critiques about the fit of a man's suit, than the quality of the fabric.

Just go to Men's Warehouse or Jos A. Bank buy a navy and charcoal suit in your current size and then take it to a real talior to have it fitted as best as possible. In a few months, when you've lost some more weight, just repeat that step. Once you get to a stable weight that you feel you will maintain, then shop elsewhere.

Regards

Apr 25, 2018

Good to know about your story.

Apr 25, 2018

I'm not a terribly fashion savvy guy and definitely don't pay top dollar- but I have gotten excellent bespoke suits/jackets/pants/shirts done in both BKK and HCMC. Also gotten pretty awesome custom shoes in Bangkok. You will pay through the nose in Singapore.

Apr 25, 2018

To get some great value for money, go to BKK but do some upfront research on where to go to get some real high quality fabrics, etc. Compared to all other places you mentioned that should save you a LOT of money.

Apr 25, 2018

Thanks so much for your advice!
Will definitely do a trip to BKK when I get there. Hadn't thought of HCMC...

Apr 25, 2018

I would have to disagree with some of the comments, best bet is:

London
Savile Row - pick of tailors - Ozwald Boateng, Richard James, Gieves the list goes on...suits start at PS700 - PS1700 for ready to wear. Bespoke starts around PS3,000 and takes around 6 weeks to produce, so that might not be worth it.

Harrods and New Bond Street...There's a great pick of suits all within Harrods all ranging from the PS800+ to eye watering amounts, of course quality is great so whichever suit you pick will be excellent.

Just as good quality but at sale prices can be found at Bicester, so head down there if you are looking for cheaper suits, or don't want to pay PS2000 for a suit that is half price at Bicester...

I guess you can find good stuff in East Asia as well but I would expect prices of these imported suits from Europe would be more expensive (hence why Chinese and Thai shoppers pack out all of Harrods and Selfridges/ Louis Vuitton boutiques in Sloane St/ Bond St)...

Also I just realised you are on your first full time job, so what I have recommended may be a little over the top and expensive for your tastes, but I would buy these kinds of suits when I started out so don't see any harm from recommending others like you do the same too if you relate to my advice.

Hope this helps

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Jul 16, 2018

Athletic: Nike, Adidas, UA
Professional: Peter Millar suits, shirts from CT

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Sep 21, 2019

Im a Loro guy.....

Sep 23, 2019

Victoria's Secret, exclusively

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