If you could only have two suits what would they be?

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  1. Rip The Jacker

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    Finally graduating and my friends are starting to get married. So what would work for an all around suit that'll work for interviews and such? I'm thinking navy 2 button probably, but I really like double breasted suits.

    Thinking of going TaT for my first suit, and I was gonna order a second shortly after once I knew what I was getting with the first one as far as fit.

    So if the first one is navy, what should the second one be? I was thinking gray but I'm not sure. Maybe get a double breasted navy and 2 button gray? Or should I do 2 button navy and double breasted gray?

    Body type is 6" 200lbs, fairly wide shoulders.

    Also what kind of shoes should I look at? I dont know shit about shoes.
     
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    Yeah thats the other thing I was gonna ask, they're for way slimmer guys eh?
     
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    fuck didn't see this was in TSL
     
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    i would want a charcoal and a khaki, both 2 button, khaki may have a very subtle pattern
     
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    If your only getting 2 suits go with a dark charcoal and mid navy. Both 2 button... Nobody actually wears double breasted suits.
     
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    Definitely get a grey suit. Look into brown shoes.
     
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    my next suit is going to be a well fitted navy suit..
    love the look of navy suit, white shirt, brown shoes..
     
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    charcoal & dark blue
     
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    It's not that these are going to be my only suits ever... its just that I need something to hold me over while my future in uncertain. Hopefully going to grad school so i wont need a lot of suits yet. And I'm training for motorcycle racing so my bodies going to change drastically.
     
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    charcoal and a navy
     
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    Like everyone's said charcoal and navy, both 2 button.


    I'm pretty sure you could do the TaT conservative cut. The house cut would be hella slim but I've seen a few bigger guys (i.e. not 6'1" 145 like smahatma in the conservative cut and it looks great.
     
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    Thats what I thought, i'll see what they say. Probably gonna have them take my measurements next time I'm in Cali.
     
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    What kind of brown shoes? I'd like to keep it around $300. I like this style (on the right):
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    Wingtip or Brogues

    Grenson has some great pairs... around $150-$200 for a pair too.

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    I'm guessing a shoe like that would be too "loud" for interviews? Please tell me I'm wrong :x:
     
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    Black lace-ups are unanimously recommended for standard business-setting interviews.

    I have Alden 966s. A little above your price range, but theyre Aldens.

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    Funny, I was just looking at Aldens. They make wide sizes too which is a plus.
     
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    Yeah but I could only find them in the UK, exchanges might be a pain :hs:

    I like them though :cool:
     
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    You could get away with the brown pair but the lighter ones wouldn't really go with a navy suit I don't think?

    BBSLM is right though black really is the way to go for a business setting. At least while you're just starting things.
     
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    I really have know idea, thats why I'm asking.

    I'd just get a cheap black pair, and a decent pair of wing tips because I really like them :dunno:
     
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    Reasonable. Take a look at thrift stores if you want, I know more than a few people that have found gems if you're in any sort of a decent sized city.

    Also keep your eyes on eBay, vintage Florsheims go for next to nothing all the time and all I do is hear about their quality :dunno:
     
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    Oh man, something tells me I'm gonna get wasted some night and buy a bunch of shoes on ebay :rofl:
     
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    A pair of black shoes to be conservative
    A pair of dark brown shoes to be versatile
    A pair of tan shoes to be stand out a little bit more

    Leather sole unless you have bad weather

    Plain captoe oxfords is what you want

    Im a crockett & jones whore, ~300-500$, but you can cheap out and get Allen Edmonds -- plus theyre more accessible in the US as you can try them out in stores

    Just dont cheap out below that price range

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    a pair of boots like these are pretty damn versatile

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