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Aug 8, 2016

Suits: Brooks Brothers (on sale), Suitsupply
Shirts: Thomas Pink, Charles Tyrwhitt (note: Brooks Brothers is good, but I hate shirt pocket for their non-French cuff shirts, it's 2016 for god sakes)
Shoes: invest in Prada, Gucci, or Ferragamo, last you 3x as long as those Cole Haans

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Aug 11, 2016

I second Suit Supply. There is one 10 minutes from where I live. You don't by any chance live in Atlanta do you?

Aug 11, 2016

Suit Supply that good?

Aug 11, 2016
vanillathunder:

Suits: Brooks Brothers (on sale), SuitsupplyShirts: Thomas Pink, Charles Tyrwhitt (note: Brooks Brothers is good, but I hate shirt pocket for their non-French cuff shirts, it's 2016 for god sakes)Shoes: invest in Prada, Gucci, or Ferragamo, last you 3x as long as those Cole Haans

If I were a girl I would date you.

Aug 16, 2016

don't see why you can't go ahead and date him anyway.

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Aug 20, 2016
Virginia Tech 4ever:

vanillathunder:Suits: Brooks Brothers (on sale), SuitsupplyShirts: Thomas Pink, Charles Tyrwhitt (note: Brooks Brothers is good, but I hate shirt pocket for their non-French cuff shirts, it's 2016 for god sakes)Shoes: invest in Prada, Gucci, or Ferragamo, last you 3x as long as those Cole Haans

If I were a girl I would date you.

That can be arranged

Aug 19, 2016

I agree with you on these recommendations but I would like to add that a good, but spotty, source for several of these brands can be found at Gilt for a lot less sometimes. Saved me a bit of money over the years for the more expensive items

Aug 19, 2016

Not bad except for the shoes...... Get some shoes that won't make you look like a euro clown. Alden or Edmond Allen.

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Aug 20, 2016

You must work at Bank of America

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Aug 19, 2016

I don't work anywhere.

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Aug 20, 2016

So true on the shoes. A $600 pair of Gucci's will last a lot longer than 3 pairs of $200 hugo boss/cole haan etc. Also look good as new 5 years down the road if you consistently get them shined.

Aug 8, 2016

Shirts from a tailor. Much cheaper than a name brand and fits better too.

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Aug 11, 2016

Who do you use? I assuming your in NY.

Aug 8, 2016

No sorry, not in NY.

Aug 12, 2016

In NYC, I've used CEGO Shirtmaker with great results. I've heard Geneva Custom Shirts is pretty good as well, but I don't have any experience with them.

Aug 9, 2016

Cole Haan shoes are smooth

Aug 20, 2016

Smooth, but they will only last you a year

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Aug 11, 2016

For general pants and shirts, I discovered Bonobos a few months ago and have to say they are some of the best fitting shirts and pants I own. Cut is really good, good quality. I wait for the buy 3 for 2 sale every now and then. Can't wear any other shirts anymore.

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Aug 23, 2016

Seconding Bonobos. For skinny/slim/athletic body types you can't go wrong.

Aug 11, 2016

Good recommendation. Just checked them out and they have great style. Love it.

Aug 11, 2016

Suits: always tailored, no exception
Shirts & Pants: if you have the budget, also go with tailoring. For online shopping, I always buy from Uniqlo (like seriously)
Shoes: Allen Edmonds. I cannot get enough of them.

Aug 11, 2016
PKMGSoledad:

Suits: always tailored, no exceptionShirts & Pants: if you have the budget, also go with tailoring. For online shopping, I always buy from Uniqlo (like seriously)Shoes: Allen Edmonds. I cannot get enough of them.

I've got serious love for Uniqlo & Allen Edmonds, great stuff

Aug 11, 2016

Suits: Don't own enough of them to have a go-to place.
Shirts & Pants: ModernTailor.com
Shoes: Allen Edmonds only. I have wide (fat) feet.

Aug 11, 2016

Shoes: Ferragamo and Paul Evans (highly recommend)
Suits: Nordstrom
Shirts: Brooks Brothers and David Donohue (got them at Nordstroms)

Aug 12, 2016

I have been very satisfied with my Stewart loafers from Paul Evans, I will second the recommendation.

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Aug 11, 2016

Shoes: A few Ferragamo and a good number of Charles Tyrwhitt
Shirt: A few Thomas Pink, a few Brooks Brothers casuals, and of course, Charles Tyrwhitt
Suits: Rarely ever wear, but also Charles Tyrwhitt plus some Hickey Freeman sport coats. Brooks brothers doesn't fit me in any cut

I'm a big fan of those discounted Brits.

Aug 20, 2016

I bought a dozen Tyrwhitt shirts for my consulting internship and am looking for a good charcoal suit but wary of ordering from them without being able to try it in. Did you go to a store or just go blind and get it tailored?

Aug 11, 2016

Man, I used to get them straight from the website, knowing my measurements, but I literally just ordered a blazer from them and it didn't fit at all. It was as if it completely changed.

Aug 11, 2016

Shirts: Mizzen + Main absolutely has the best shirts. Feels like a nike dri-fit/under-armour but looks as good as a Brooks Brothers. I swear by them.

Aug 8, 2016

I haven't used it before, but heard myhabit has good deals on shoes.

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Aug 12, 2016

Suits: suitsupply - best half canvass bang for buck
Shirts: Barba, Borrelli at massive discounts at shopthefinest dot com
Shoes: Allen Edmonds - have lots of wide sizes for me :)

Aug 12, 2016

Suitsupply is great, seconded

Aug 12, 2016

Suits (rarely wear them): hickey freeman (great suits but have always been a little too roomy), zenga
Sport coats (have a consignment shop where I can get new for like 75%+ off retail): Isaia, canali, brioni
Shirts: Saks brand (I only wear white shirts and actually prefer must-iron, great fit, and at $40 these are the best value I've found)
Shoes: ferragamo, Allen Edmonds, grenson

If I didn't have the consignment shop I would go custom. All the top tailors in my area will do a full suit with quality fabrics (zenga, samuelsohn, etc.) for under $1k.

Don't have any experience with suit supply but have heard good things.

Aug 12, 2016

I'm in the UK, but here goes:

Shirts: TM Lewin, Drake's, Thomas Pink, Turnbull and Asser (on sale).
Suits: Suitsupply, Paul Smith London, Roderick Charles, Anthony Sinclair/Mason & Sons.
Shoes: Crockett and Jones, Alden, Ferragamo (but only the Tramezza ones).

I like nice clothes...

Aug 12, 2016

Shirts: Proper Cloth. They are amazing! It's a cheap made to measure online shop

Aug 14, 2016
damitkwr:

Shirts: Proper Cloth. They are amazing! It's a cheap made to measure online shop

Second this. Get measured in their Soho shop and try a simple Greenwich White Twill shirt ($150, delivered in about 3 weeks).

Aug 16, 2016
mb666:

damitkwr:Shirts: Proper Cloth. They are amazing! It's a cheap made to measure online shop

Second this. Get measured in their Soho shop and try a simple Greenwich White Twill shirt ($150, delivered in about 3 weeks).

Thirded. They do fantastic work.

Aug 12, 2016

any decent sales right now?

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

Aug 12, 2016

Gentlemen, it's time you check out ruelala.com. What they offer changes very often, but it is an awesome source for quality brands at discounted prices. Everyone else has mentioned brands I agree with, so I offer a resource instead. They have a very user friendly app as well.

Aug 12, 2016
  • Shirts: Charles Tyrwhitt. Always buy when they are having the semi-annual 4 for $120 sale. Then I take them to my tailor to get fitted better (I prefer a more European tight fitting waist over the circus tent that Brooks Brothers provides me)
  • Suits: my.suit has never done me wrong. I love the process of the made to measure suit, and the price is very reasonable for the options available.
  • Shoes: Nordstrom rack has been a go to for me. Ive got a few Too boot NY and Ted Baker shoes at pretty good prices by roaming their shoe isles on a monthly basis.
Aug 12, 2016

Suits: Tailor
Shirts: Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin or my tailor
Shoes: Allen Edmond

Suit Supply is nice quality and good fitting suits. They don't sell separates and pants were way to slim on me.

Aug 12, 2016

For those of you that wear Charles Tyrwhitt, which line of shirts is good for the summer? I have a few Buckingham Weave and Royal Panama shirts, but they're not very breathable.

Aug 12, 2016

I've not worn their shirts in a while, but I found that the poplin shirts were the most breathable and best for summer- the textured weaves and non-iron stuff was just a bit too thick for me.

Aug 12, 2016

I actually favor IndoChino for suits. The $800 range ones are as good as much more expensive suits. Catch is the fitting can be a bit hit or miss. Mine fit perfectly the first time I tried it but not everyone I know who ordered one was so lucky.

Aug 12, 2016

I get all shirts at Alton Lane. They last forever and you can always find a 20% off coupon. Plus they scan your body to get a good fit and then tailor it all in house.

Aug 12, 2016

Anyone have experience with Kamakura shirts?

Aug 12, 2016

A friend of mines love them

Aug 13, 2016

great place for the money. However, a few of my shirts had visible threads hanging out after 1-2 uses

Aug 12, 2016

Shirts: Brooks Brothers , Charles Tyrwhitt
Trousers: Banana Republic
Suits: Express
Shoes: Allen Edmonds

Aug 12, 2016

go to Michael Andrews - or any other bespoke tailor. Takes a little longer but well worth it. I am told Oliver Moore does good work with bespoke shoes. Of course saville row is your best bet if you can afford it. Berluti for shoes.

Aug 12, 2016

I've personally used David Reeves in Union Square for a bespoke suit and Nicholas Templeman (based in London but travels to the States a couple times a year) for bespoke shoes. Reeves started his career at Savile Row house Gieves & Hawkes, did a stint at Timothy Everest, came over to NYC, and worked for Duncan Quinn for a bit before starting his own brand. Nick got his start as a bespoke shoemaker at John Lobb St. James.

I don't have the finished results from either of them yet -- just had my first basted fitting with Reeves and got the details of the shoes ironed out with Templeman while he finished making my last, but I could tell that for both the suit and the shoes, it's money well spent.

Aug 12, 2016

you're the second person in the last 5 weeks to mention David Reeves to me. The first person who mentioned was wearing an impeccably made suit. I might just need to check it out.

Aug 12, 2016

If you're in NYC/Chicago/SF/Dallas - http://www.tyhirtzel.com/
Recommended by a few of my PE buddies last year for bespoke shirts/suits and haven't looked back

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Aug 13, 2016

I think it depends on your body type. Brooks Brothers is way too baggy on me.

Suits: SuitSupply
Shirts: Kamakura
Shoes: Kent Wang cap toe shoes

Aug 13, 2016

Suits: Definitely SuitSupply and sometimes Brooks Brothers
Shoes: Allen Edmonds, Jack Erwin, and Johnston & Murphy
Shirts: Thomas Pink, Brooks Brothers, Uniqlo

Contra omnes dissident

Aug 13, 2016

Suit: brooks brothers
Shirts: kamakura (pretty good quality and great customer service)
shoes: Johnston and Murphy

Aug 11, 2016

Hate to admit this, but Marshalls is an amazing place for your standard business casual/no tie work shirts. For guys like me who have been slowly losing weight (about a 1/2 lb a week for 18 months), you can re-stock to mostly properly fitting shirts at $20 a pop (or $30 if you want slightly nicer). It's been a life saver in that regard.

Also, I had a Persian friend several years ago get called out by our mutual boss because my friend dressed so much better than everyone else. Our boss basically accused him of selling drugs on the side to be able to afford his fashionable dress. Turns out that my friend did almost 100% of his shopping at Marshalls--he was just amazing at putting together the proper ensemble. He was the first person to teach me about fashion, and I'll never forget this advice--a properly fitting piece of cheap clothing will look far better than an improperly fitting expensive piece of clothing.

Aug 15, 2016

I know its not a brand with a luxurious perception but I am really loving UNIQLO for casual shirts and pants. Very slim fit, love the material and on top of that very fair prices (shirts ~20-35, pants ~45-60)

Side note but I strongly recommend UNIQLO undershirts. They are 12 bucks a pop but are by far the most comfortable shirts (they are similar to underarmour material ).

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Aug 16, 2016

I go to Nordstrom Rack or Saks Fifth outlet stores for 90% of what I wear to work.

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Aug 17, 2016

I have bought shirts from Nattyshirts . com they are pretty good.

Aug 19, 2016

I like sid mashburn for a lot of my clothes

Aug 19, 2016

Mr. William Cheng in Hong Kong makes a fine shirt for around $35/$40 bespoke!

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"Sell a teenie, lose your weenie"

Aug 21, 2016

Thanks man! I'll check out that place. I usually go to Ascot Chang

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Aug 19, 2016

Now don't dig the name of this company but this might be the greatest invention in clothing since clothes.

https://www.betabrand.com/collections/dress-pant-s...

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Aug 20, 2016

First bashing Ferragamos and now this?

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Aug 19, 2016

You can hate all you like, but for me. I'll take wearing slick looking sweat pants while I troop up and down 5th AVE just for the hell of it, over wearing a suit and sitting in a cage all day.

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Aug 11, 2016
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Now don't dig the name of this company but this might be the greatest invention in clothing since clothes.https://www.betabrand.com/collections/dress-pant-s...

I hate--I detest--95% of the stuff on this site, but I have to admit there are a few pieces here that could really spice up the wardrobe.

Aug 20, 2016

Facconable is underrated for shirts. For suits, Paul Stewart is a step over Brooks Brothers in my opinion and often has awesome sales. I would definitely go with either Prada or Ferragamo. To add, please avoid shoes with a logo (such as the Ferragamo buckle or the Prada shoes with the logo on the top). This is such a tacky look. Needless to say, I would never brandish the Gucci red and green pattern. Talk about trying hard to look like a rich big shot.

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Aug 20, 2016

In terms of office attire, I follow one main rule: cheap is always expensive.

So I would recommend always to pay a bit more for something that is of good quality material & cut but also suitable to you (so having a good eye is key too). This will end up being more economical and pay-off more in the long-term. I would recommend:

1) Shoes (most crucial part - everything can be as good and as expensive, if shoes are shit, all is shit): Church's, or anything of this level

2) Suit: depends on budget, if intern or junior go for suit supply (but be very detailed on the adjustments), if you have some savings, definitely go for a tailor (it's a bit expensive, c. PS1,000 in Savile Row for a decent one) - but you will never change this suit in at least 4 years if not more (all others just don't fit well and become used in less than 1 year)

3) Shirts: Eton / Brooks & Brothers / Hugo Boss or the like if you have savings, Charles Tyrwhitt if intern / very junior

Aug 20, 2016

To add, leave the wingtips back home, please. This isn't Goldman Sachs in the 90's

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Aug 20, 2016

Suits: SuitSupply
Shirts: Hugh & Crye
Undershirt: Mr. Davis
Pants: Bonobos, J Crew
Shoes: Allen Edmonds, Tod's (Casual Friday) and looking to snag a pair of Alden's/Chuchs'/etc. soon.

I like clothes that fit well (slim) and have tried numerous shirt brands looking for the best fit off-the-rack, Hugh & Crye wins.

Aug 20, 2016

Brooks Brothers is awesome for dress shirts if you work in the 1950s...humongous shirt pockets, nice and baggy, with patterns that look like your grandpa's pajamas

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Aug 21, 2016

Van Heusen is a great place to buy a shitty looking shirt that constitutes an autoding at my firm during superdays.

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Aug 21, 2016

Suits: tailored from Ascot Chang in Hong Kong
Shirts: tailored from Ascot Chang in Hong Kong, plus a few from Brooks Brothers
Shoes: I really need invest in some great quality shoes. Previously bought from Magnanni and one from d&g.

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Aug 22, 2016

hall and madden shirts. awesome price and quality. http://www.hallmadden.com/

Aug 22, 2016

I gotta rep them because I'm from Richmond but Ledbury puts out some really nice shirts and I know that they always offer free shipping/returns

'"The floggings will continue until morale improves"

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Oct 24, 2016

When does Charles Tyrwhitt have that sale of 4 for $120?

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Oct 24, 2016

The sale starts when you start posting this in the fashion forum

Nov 6, 2016

I recommend classic Brooks Brothers, Huge Boss.

Gucci is oriented by weird design fashion, actually not that good quality. Ferragamos is a little bit over-priced.

English man in WSO, fresh off the boat.

Aug 11, 2016

Ya know what I did recently? Cheap oxford from Marshalls that I tailored at the waist. All-in cost of $42 fit like a custom-made $150 shirt. Looks great, nobody knows that I got it at Marshalls.

Nov 6, 2016

You're a first year. Don't spend extra money on Brooks Brothers. You can get away with Stafford from JCP or Alfani from Macy's or any $150-$200 suit. Just make sure they are 100% wool. Don't forget to bring a coupon-- get the price down another 15-20%.

If you want a nice suit, go with Charles Tyrwhitt or get a Joseph Abboud from Men's Wearhouse. But now we're talking $300-$400.

Nov 6, 2016

If you're willing to drop $300-$400 on a suit, I would recommend Indochino. Their suit is MTM and their service is okay. Some people have really bad experiences with them, mine was okay.

After 2 revisits my suit fits pretty well. I'm gonna order another suit and some shirts from them in the future.

Nov 19, 2016

Black Friday is always a good time to splurge on "expensive" items, like suits. I've used Indochino in the past and can't complain.
I can only complain about myself because I fluctuate weight too much, causing the suit to sometimes fit and sometimes not.

Jul 2, 2017

How much would you like to spend?

Jul 2, 2017

So many stores here It depends upon the person's choice. Well I use to shop through the discounted coupons from reecoupons that is the online coupons store based in US. Their offers of online coupons are amazing I recently ordered sunglasses from there & got this within two days I am happy with their services as they providing me free shipping also.

Jul 2, 2017

Everywhere I see a SALE sign.

Aug 12, 2016

Might as well just go MTM. Atleast it will fit you

Jul 2, 2017

thx for the link!

Jul 2, 2017

I actually really like their extra slim fit shirts so this is really nice. Unfortunately I am not going to pay $150 for a shirt that usually costs ~$50 when you get them on sale. It is a shame as I would love to be able to customize their non-iron shirts.

On a side note, I really liked the Indochino shirt I bought. I wish they had better buttons though. I just ordered a shirt from Blank Label and am interested to see how the quality is.

Aug 12, 2016
TNA:

I actually really like their extra slim fit shirts so this is really nice. Unfortunately I am not going to pay $150 for a shirt that usually costs ~$50 when you get them on sale. It is a shame as I would love to be able to customize their non-iron shirts.

On a side note, I really liked the Indochino shirt I bought. I wish they had better buttons though. I just ordered a shirt from Blank Label and am interested to see how the quality is.

BB Extra Slim is a great shirt but that is a steep price to pay for a shirt. Especially since, as you said, they can be had for below $50 on sale. Though ~$650 for their Milano line of suits seems pretty good.

I was so-so on my Indochino shirt. Fits great, just kind of thin material

Jul 2, 2017
TNA:

I actually really like their extra slim fit shirts so this is really nice. Unfortunately I am not going to pay $150 for a shirt that usually costs ~$50 when you get them on sale. It is a shame as I would love to be able to customize their non-iron shirts.

On a side note, I really liked the Indochino shirt I bought. I wish they had better buttons though. I just ordered a shirt from Blank Label and am interested to see how the quality is.

I wouldn't even pay $50. If BB shirts fit you well, then you're in luck. However, for $50+ tailoring ($25+) you might as well go to a custom shirt maker in a city near you.

Jul 2, 2017

Jcrew, Express. Aldo seemingly only sells shoes size 10 and below (US size). Banana Republic has plenty of skin-tight stuff. Also see the "slim fit" section of Levi's for painted-on jeans. H&M also has a ton of unbreathable clothing, and Urban Outfitters should supply all your toothpick-thin necessities.

I hate all those stores. Going to the gym and shopping at them are mutually exclusive.

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Ah, you're looking for suits! Yeah man, get them tailored.

Jul 2, 2017

American clothes are boxy, baggy and usually two sizes too big (designed to fit over as many body types as possible). You'll find yourself sizing down and altering your clothes much more often.

For your off the peg/ready-to-wear clothes, find a good tailor who can put darts in the back of your shirts (makes huge difference), adjust your suit jackets waist/ sleeve length and hem your trousers... Make sure you buy jackets that fit you in the shoulders as that is the hardest part to alter properly.

Jul 2, 2017

Brooks Brothers

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