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#288610 - 05/23/09 04:11 PM Re: First suit [Re: Hauser]
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smile

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#288821 - 05/25/09 05:39 PM Re: First suit [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: Hauser
Hey, talk to Larry, he knows where to get a suit, I'm sure.

Originally Posted By: king tut
I don't think Larry is much of a suit wearer himself but i will ask him, i think you are right that he will know some good places to buy suits from, and then hopefully i will have a more local branch near me

mad What?????? mad I will have you know that when I was Site Admin I used to wear top hat and tails every day when I came into the Mod room. And we had a dress code too. All the mods had to wear three-piece suits, white shirts, conservative ties, proper haircuts like mine, and polished black shoes. laugh

Annnnywaaaayyyy ... okay, a suit. It depends what you want Lewis, and what occasions you think you will need it for. As this is your first suit I would choose something that will be as versatile as possible.

When I defended my Ph.D. dissertation at Princeton I wore a cream-colored three-piece suit and the Stetson hat my wife had bought me the previous Christmas. My thesis adviser took me aside and asked me PULLLLEEEZZZZE don't go into the room looking like a Mississippi riverboat gambler. sigh

Much love,
Larry

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#288823 - 05/25/09 06:11 PM Re: First suit [Re: roadrunner]
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My brother Lewis,

you have been blessed with much "fact and funny" (a phrase for my fellow Canadians, who listen to "the debaters" on CBC Radio).

look at the adverts for the better shops in your vicinity and get an idea of what you expect to spend and then take that number and double it (which will likely get you to within a few percentage points of what Joel suggests). Starting with the idea that you want quality and fit(service) and accepting that you will pay what it takes to get a quality garment(or garments) will surely serve you in the long run.

My take on a wise styling is to consider your audience, if you are embarking on a professional carreer then lean conservitive (starting with a quality Jacket and Slacks will work in most situations... and that gives you flexibility for varying audiances)

my 2 cents... enjoy the adventure...

My best wishes, Wes

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#288847 - 05/25/09 10:30 PM Re: First suit [Re: roadrunner]
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Originally Posted By: roadrunner

mad What?????? mad I will have you know that when I was Site Admin I used to wear top hat and tails every day when I came into the Mod room.


Is that all??? laugh laugh laugh

Allen

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#288857 - 05/26/09 12:22 AM Re: First suit [Re: pufferfish]
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OMG! How do I report a moderator to the ModTeam?????

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#288923 - 05/26/09 01:34 PM Re: First suit [Re: roadrunner]
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Hey Lewis, you could go out and pick up a men's style magazine and look at the different styles and try to decide one that you like best from that. Here we have a magazine called GQ or Gentlemen's Quarterly. Or, don't even buy it, just flip through the pages and look at the differences and see if there is anything that stands out that you like.

Just a thought.

Logan

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#288924 - 05/26/09 01:37 PM Re: First suit [Re: joelRT]
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Until he went out of business, I bought jackets and suits from a family friend who sold suits for a living. Nothing makes me feel like a grown up the way a good quality well-tailored suit does.

Mike


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Originally Posted By: joelRT
THAT never goes out of style.


what's wrong with going out of style? ;-)




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#288932 - 05/26/09 02:52 PM Re: First suit [Re: mike5]
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Mike,
Please tell me that you wouldn't wear a Safari Suit to a funeral...

There is such a thing as being wrongly dressed for an occasion - even if most men don't understand that.

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#289172 - 05/27/09 11:59 PM Re: First suit [Re: joelRT]
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I like a gray Herringbone coat with dark grey trousers and shirt myself.

Or all black with white sport coat and a narrow white tie in the 1930s style, have several of those.

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#289513 - 05/30/09 03:07 PM Re: First suit [Re: Hauser]
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I'm thinking Dumb and Dumber suits...but thats just me. :P


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