Where do you buy clothes from?

Just curious where are some good spots to buy some work clothes and what types of things to invest in. Also, places where you get your everyday casual crap are welcome too. Not a big fan of shopping but I need some things.

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Jul 28, 2017 - 9:11am

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

 
Jul 28, 2017 - 9:26am

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 - 9:48am

Hot Topic and Kohls

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:19am

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!

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Jul 28, 2017 - 9:57am

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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Aug 11, 2017 - 3:35pm

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 13, 2017 - 7:10pm

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.)

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Oct 12, 2017 - 3:12am

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.

 
Oct 14, 2017 - 5:06am

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

 
Apr 7, 2018 - 10:21am

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 - 1:04pm

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 31, 2018 - 6:22pm

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.

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Apr 5, 2018 - 2:16am

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 9, 2018 - 12:07pm

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 - 2:02pm

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 - 1:44pm

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

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Apr 25, 2018 - 9:40am

Where do you buy your weekend clothing? (Originally Posted: 12/06/2016)

I wear Top Siders on the weekend and normally a polo or a white t shirt from Nordstrom. Are there any stores or styles that you guys like wearing?

 
Apr 25, 2018 - 9:45am

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.

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Apr 25, 2018 - 9:46am

Where do you shop for clothes (Originally Posted: 05/29/2007)

I already tried a search on dress shirts and came up with a few useless yet semi-entertaining threads mocking intern/analyst attire, mainly in the i-banking forum. I went through the brooks bro/banana republic (lol)/random crap from macy's stage as an analyst for 2 years so, yeah... been there.

There are also a few threads with names of the high end stuff, which I don't care for.

So, what's the mid-tier? Associates and VPs where do you shop? I don't spend a lot money on clothes, don't care about brands, and I don't like going to stores in person (or tailors), so a web based stored would be preferable (weird I know...) Fortunately, I have a fairly average build (38 chest/32 waist) so, many off the rack stuff fits me fine.

Dress code at work is business casual, so no fancy bespoke suits required (although this visiting hong kong tailor deal I'm reading about seems fairly cost effective); just nice dress shirt/pants that blends in and which does not make a fashion statement would be great... I don't want to "outdress" the MDs (yah, it's that casual around here..)

Also what about for weekend attire? Where do people shop (normal stuff please... nothing fancy)? I don't want to wear BR and shop for clothes on amazon.com into my 30s jesus :-/

Please share your experiences, thanks.
manhattan, decent income, non-frivolous lifestyle, mid 20s.

 
Apr 25, 2018 - 9:47am

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 - 9:50am

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 - 9:51am

HELP! I need to INTERVIEW you about BUYING WORK CLOTHES (Originally Posted: 04/23/2008)

I'm a reporter looking for men to talk to (on or off record) about how the lay offs on wall street have affected your shopping habits.

Maybe you used to buy custom-made clothing and now can't afford it.

Maybe you used to buy Zegna but now buy Brooks Brothers.

Maybe you were laid off and getting your new interview suit at Century 21.

I want to know! Please contact me if you're willing to talk. For reputable trade magazine covering the men's fashion industry. [email protected]

 
Apr 25, 2018 - 9:55am

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 - 9:58am

Weight Loss and Buying Clothes (Originally Posted: 06/19/2013)

I was really obese almost all of my life, and it peaked around 300 pounds about a year ago. Since then, I have lost almost 70 pounds and am still in the process. I am also starting work in a few weeks at a BB in IBD, and need some clothes. I have heard recommendations for brooks brothers, and they have a sale going on right now. However, it seems silly to buy clothes that are pretty expensive and that I know will be too big (hopefully) soon.

What advice would you guys have about this situation? I am mainly concerned with suits, because shirts and other articles of clothing are cheaper and I am not as horrified about losing 300 on shirts, for example.

Although it seems like BB is a gold standard for analysts in terms of the price point and quality, what suits can you recommend for me that are cheaper and are good quality. Thanks for the help!

 
Apr 25, 2018 - 10:00am

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 - 10:02am

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 - 10:03am

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 - 10:04am

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 - 10:06am

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 - 10:07am

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

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
 
Apr 25, 2018 - 10:09am

Which city to buy professional clothes (Non-US) (LDN, SG, BKK, etc.) (Originally Posted: 04/02/2014)

Where do I go shopping?

I'm starting my first FT gig in Singapore when in July, after graduating in the UK.
I'll need a new wardrobe (suits, shirts etc.), and am wondering whether it's best to do some shopping before of after I get there.

I'll be quite well paid, so am happy to pay for quality, and may do a bit of travelling before I start.

Options are obviously London and Singapore, but will also be in Paris/Madrid before I leave; and once I get there I'll have all of SE Asia close-by. I've heard/assumed that a weekend trip to Bangkok might be the best option.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

 
Apr 25, 2018 - 10:10am

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 - 10:13am

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 £700 - £1700 for ready to wear. Bespoke starts around £3,000 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 £800+ 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 £2000 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

 
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:58am

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

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Dec 6, 2019 - 8:23am

I mostly buy clothes at a consignment shop called Another Season right now. Good Will and other consignment stores are also frequently visited. I used to look at Dillards quite a bit, but I don't have that kind of money right now, and I was insulted by the way they handled a return. Have not bought anything there for two years because of the latter.

Source: https://www.astroworldmerchstore.com/collections/hoodies/products/tie-dye-hoodie
 
Jan 27, 2020 - 6:02pm

Brands - Suit Supply, J Crew, Everlane, Todd Snyder, BB
Sites - Mr. Porter, Nordstrom, Gilt

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