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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 15:36
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Does anyone have any pictures highlighting the difference between a pinstripe and a chalk stripe?


Don't get either.

Just got my new suit. Solid charcoal Zegna. Will wear with white shirt and red hermes power tie. Looks sharp as hell


I really like the fit of Zegna as well. I am a huge fan of the Hermes/Ferragamo/Vineyard Vines ties as well, but aren't they considered flashy for interviews? At least the ones with the animal/critter prints and what not?

I'm having a tough time deciding whether or not I want to go with a Zegna/Canali or a bespoke for my next suit. Regardless, I may personally just hold off on all of this until I get into a school and buy 3-4 suits prior to arriving on campus. The cheap Kenneth Cole may have to last one more season - at least it fits alright, I suppose.


The Hermes tie I got is just red with the interlocking H's pattern. The pattern is subtle, no crazy critter prints or anything. And since I'm going with a solid charcoal suit and white shirt, it's definitely conservative overall.

For me bespoke just gives me too many options and I don't know what to do. I'd rather find a nice Zegna/Canali or whatever that fits well and then have a real good tailor fit it for me. I think you should get a new suit before interviews. For me personally a nice new suit makes me feel confident and on top of my game which will give me a little edge for my interviews. And if I get in somewhere it will be join my recruiting suit rotation.

I'm not sure where you are looking but I would suggest you go to the Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. I think they have the best suit selection in town. They have more than half a floor dedicated to suits, then another quarter floor dedicated to dress shirts and ties. Best selection I've seen. Every brand you can imagine and more Zegna suits then Zegna, more Canali than Canali more Armani than Armani, etc, etc

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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 15:43
I think this is pretty much the tie

http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... 5&nbItem=0
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 15:58
Thanks for the tip on Neiman.

I'll figure out something or the other on suits in the next month or two. I probably won't bother with a bespoke for now, but I may pick up a Zegna, Canali, or something of that nature (maybe even a Boss or Armani even though they are lower quality) right before interviews start.

That is an excellent tie by the way and not gaudy at all, you have good taste.

You've gotta pick up one of these once you get in:

http://columbia.bncollege.com/webapp/wc ... 985&level=

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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 16:14
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You've gotta pick up one of these once you get in:

http://columbia.bncollege.com/webapp/wc ... 985&level=

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Absolutely 8-)
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2008, 14:16
mmm...

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Canali

Loro Piana

this is my kind of thread.

Also becuase apparently, I gained weight and none of my suits fit anymore, so I have to go shopping or lose 10 pounds in two weeks.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2008, 15:18
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mmm...

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Canali

Loro Piana

this is my kind of thread.

Also becuase apparently, I gained weight and none of my suits fit anymore, so I have to go shopping or lose 10 pounds in two weeks.


Is it going to look overly flashy if you wear these kinds of suits during banking/consulting recruiting? Or will noone really know or care as long as you are well put together and don't have critter print ties and other things.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2008, 15:48
http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... 7&nbItem=0

I know what I'm getting myself for a gift if I get into school this year...
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2008, 18:31
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mmm...

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this is my kind of thread.

Also becuase apparently, I gained weight and none of my suits fit anymore, so I have to go shopping or lose 10 pounds in two weeks.


Is it going to look overly flashy if you wear these kinds of suits during banking/consulting recruiting? Or will noone really know or care as long as you are well put together and don't have critter print ties and other things.


I don't think so, it depends actually more the color you're using rather than the Cut or brand. People will notice that it is a good suit. However, if you wear a Light Green Zegna (I doubt they produce this though) than it's flashy :lol: .

Rhyme, today in this crappy rainy day in Chicago, I took the day to arrange my apartment and I noticed that I do also need to loose some pounds to get into my suits, that sucks.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 16:36
I actually have the opposite problem right now. I am almost 15 pounds lighter than when I bought my last suit (right before my GSB interview) and 40 pounds lighter than my other suit (though its since been modified). I need to get back to regular exercise though or I wont have this problem much longer.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 18:56
terp06 wrote:
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mmm...

Zegna

Canali

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this is my kind of thread.

Also becuase apparently, I gained weight and none of my suits fit anymore, so I have to go shopping or lose 10 pounds in two weeks.


Is it going to look overly flashy if you wear these kinds of suits during banking/consulting recruiting? Or will noone really know or care as long as you are well put together and don't have critter print ties and other things.


No, its just nice clothes, thats all. I've all but resigned myself to having to go buy two new suits next week.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2008, 01:53
yeah, business school is not allowing much time for workouts... though Haas is at the top of a hill, so I'm walking a LOT more than when I was working. Thank goodness!

As for suits, I got one 2 button and one 3 button. One Navy and one Charcoal, both solids. I have a striped brown one that I use for less formal events. So far I haven't needed to wear a suit yet. I guess on the West Coast, even the Investment Banking presentations (when they're not bankrupt or bought :P) only call for business casual with a tie. I love the West Coast. :P
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2008, 03:53
Rhyme, give a serious look to Brioni as well. Bloody sharp.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 08:07
is a blue shirt with a navy suit kosher for interviews?

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/i ... =EverGreen

the bottom shirt is the color i'm talking about.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 09:41
In Europe, it would definitely be too intense a color (even the striped pattern is too flashy). Things may be different in the US.

Always consider a white shirt :)
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 10:18
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In Europe, it would definitely be too intense a color (even the striped pattern is too flashy). Things may be different in the US.

Always consider a white shirt :)


Yes sir the reliable white shirt exists in my closet. I'll probably go with that.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 10:31
the solid blue shirt is fine in the US. I wore something like that to my interviews...
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2008, 11:44
I ended up purchasing 2 suits:

A) Hickey Freeman Collection - Charcoal Pinstripe
B) Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo Line - Very Dark Charcoal Pinstripe

Both are 2 button suits.

I may add a solid navy next year.
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 14:46
Just bought my first suit!

I checked out a few places downtown and ended up going for a solid charcoal, two-button John Varvatos. Also picked up a white Hugo Boss slim fit shirt and a couple Hugo ties as well...I'm quite pleased with the whole ensemble and the grand total was just under $1,000 :)
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 18:19
Picked up a Canali last week and had my old Zegna re-fitted
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Re: 2 button suit vs. 3 button suit [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 19:28
God, am I the only one in here with suits from Men's Wearhouse?
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