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  • abssolute
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    Personal thought here is to take your time...

    Why choke down a list immediately after losing your prized possessions? Its like getting a divorce and proposing the next day. Enjoy your freedom and try new things out, explore a little of this and that before committing to what you once thought you liked; not knowing what else was out there.

    Enjoy the freedom you've been provided and definitely explore renumeration from the guilty party and/or your insurance company.

    Best regards!

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  • Evenflow
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    I'd probably stop by Brooks Brothers and then lease an M5.

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  • Bixmeister
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    Originally posted by MyNameIsNotSam View Post
    Hi all -

    I moved recently, and my movers lost everything. I moved into a new apartment with a suitcase and that was all.

    I am going to need to rebuy almost an entire wardrobe. Over the past couple weeks, I've amassed ~$3,000 in a good variety of clothes, maybe a bit of a focus on fall. I am budgeting ~$15K - $35K on additional clothing expenses (defined broadly -- includes shoes, etc.).

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Anything from general to specific works.

    Most pertinent info:.[LIST][*]I'm tall, pretty lean, and pretty large (usually wear tailored/slim Large-Tall / 44L), so fit is always difficult and I typically get a lot tailored[*]I'd describe my standard style as business casual to slightly preppy; I sometimes like fun/flashy outfits and am okay with a few outfits that border on ridiculous, but overall I try to have some stylistic diversity. Really "big" plaids tend to look really good on me[*]I live in Manhattan and walk to work, so having a good mix of weather-appropriate clothes is very important - I sweat like crazy in the summer and hate the cold in the winter[*]I'm in my 30s and an exec, but my local office is startupy, so people wear everything from sweatpants/hoodies to 3-piece suits (but often manage to be stylish even when dressing down, since it's Manhattan)[*]
    You live in Manhattan, large plaids work for you, and fun/flashy outfits are fine. I'd suggest you check out JC&RT and their plaid shirts. Their shirts are limited run and inspired by anything from classic albums, literary classics, to The Peanuts. They have three fits, and you can arrange for a fitting in their studios which I believe are in Brooklyn. I have five of their shirts, and get compliments on them every single time I wear them. And because they are limited, you don't see yourself coming and going.

    They also engineer their shirts to create as little waste as possible. They actually digitally print the exact pattern piece, ensuring plaids match and are symmetrical, eliminating the waste inherent in trying to match patterns on a large bolt of plaid fabric. The tailored details reflect Jeffrey and Robert's family history, since both are grandsons of tailors.

    A few shirts like theirs, will help make your wardrobe unique, and yet work well with the suggestions you are getting from others.

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  • 77Pat
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    With that budget, I would take a look at The Armoury https://thearmoury.com/

    as well as Proper Cloth and Kamakura for shirts

    maybe Leffot for shoes

    would consider checking out Articles of Style for a suit

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by MyNameIsNotSam View Post
    • I'd describe my standard style as business casual to slightly preppy; I sometimes like fun/flashy outfits and am okay with a few outfits that border on ridiculous, but overall I try to have some stylistic diversity. Really "big" plaids tend to look really good on me


    Or these burnished monk straps:

    Or too flashy?

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  • shad0w4life
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    15k....

    I'd be buying multiple Suit Supply, get them tailored(including pants)
    Going Custom Dress shirts that fit properly (10) of them total
    5 Various dress pant shades, Suitsupply or Spier & Mackay
    2 Jeans
    3 casuals (Chinos)
    4 Sweaters
    3 Odd Vest
    Ties if you wear them i'd aim for 10




    Trench Coat
    Bridge Coat
    Pea Coat
    Spring SUmmer


    Black, walnut, red mahogany/other fun not over the top colour, dark brown and two pairs of dress boots of choice in brown and black

    Various Slide belts to match

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  • Galcobar
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    Originally posted by MyNameIsNotSam View Post
    Any other thoughts? Any suggestions on suit brands between SuitSupply (where I'll typically need separates), Oliver Wicks, KnotStandard, Black Lapel, Indochino, etc.?
    A heads-up on Indochino: it's all polyester linings. They always lined their pants in poly, and last year stopped offering Bemberg as an option for jackets.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    So, with you it would $5,000 or less for the clothing, with $25,000 on watches, yes?


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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    I'd probably go pretty streamlined if I had to start all over again. 2-3 suits (dark blue and dark grey), 3-5 sportcoats (dark blue, dark grey, brown), 2-3 grey trousers, a dozen shirts in blue and white, a dozen ties (mostly grenadines and foulards), grey and khaki chinos, jeans, long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, a smattering of appropriate outerwear. Black dress shoes, brown dress shoes, work boots, sneakers, boat shoes.

    In my fantasy alternate life where I'm even more eccentric than I am in reality, I wear blue suits exclusively regardless of the occasion. Maybe I would indulge that weirdness for a bit.
    So, with you it would $5,000 or less for the clothing, with $25,000 on watches, yes?

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    I'd probably go pretty streamlined if I had to start all over again. 2-3 suits (dark blue and dark grey), 3-5 sportcoats (dark blue, dark grey, brown), 2-3 grey trousers, a dozen shirts in blue and white, a dozen ties (mostly grenadines and foulards), grey and khaki chinos, jeans, long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, a smattering of appropriate outerwear. Black dress shoes, brown dress shoes, work boots, sneakers, boat shoes.

    In my fantasy alternate life where I'm even more eccentric than I am in reality, I wear blue suits exclusively regardless of the occasion. Maybe I would indulge that weirdness for a bit.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I don't think so. He's said he's already spent $3,000.

    Well, maybe you're right. But you're ruining my fantasy. I've been sitting here for the last 15 minutes fantasizing what I'd buy if I had $30,000 to spend on a new wardrobe.
    Man I cannot fathom spending that much. Although I assume if I calculated what I’ve spent maybe it’s not too far off? Just if I had 15-30k sitting around the last thing I’d consider is spending all of that on clothes when it seems there are a lot of deals to be had etc.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
    I assume you mean 1.5 to 3.5k not 15-35K?
    I don't think so. He's said he's already spent $3,000.

    Well, maybe you're right. But you're ruining my fantasy. I've been sitting here for the last 15 minutes fantasizing what I'd buy if I had $30,000 to spend on a new wardrobe.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Justin Fitzpatrick just opened a store in Manhattan.

    I suggest a visit to try some of his shoes. I love mine. By appointment only.


    https://us.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/pages/our-showrooms

    l'm tall and fairly trim as well. I'm usually a 43L. If you need a couple of suits, you can almost always find some Brooks Brothers Regent fit on sale on a 2 for 1 on their website--which works out to about $1200 for both. I like mine a lot.
    Last edited by mebejoseph; October 15, 2018, 11:19 AM.

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  • hockeysc23
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    I assume you mean 1.5 to 3.5k not 15-35K?

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  • DC1873
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    Originally posted by MyNameIsNotSam View Post
    Hi all -

    I moved recently, and my movers lost everything. I moved into a new apartment with a suitcase and that was all.

    I am going to need to rebuy almost an entire wardrobe. Over the past couple weeks, I've amassed ~$3,000 in a good variety of clothes, maybe a bit of a focus on fall. I am budgeting ~$15K - $35K on additional clothing expenses (defined broadly -- includes shoes, etc.).

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Anything from general to specific works.

    Most pertinent info:.
    • I'm tall, pretty lean, and pretty large (usually wear tailored/slim Large-Tall / 44L), so fit is always difficult and I typically get a lot tailored
    • I'd describe my standard style as business casual to slightly preppy; I sometimes like fun/flashy outfits and am okay with a few outfits that border on ridiculous, but overall I try to have some stylistic diversity. Really "big" plaids tend to look really good on me
    • I live in Manhattan and walk to work, so having a good mix of weather-appropriate clothes is very important - I sweat like crazy in the summer and hate the cold in the winter
    • I'm in my 30s and an exec, but my local office is startupy, so people wear everything from sweatpants/hoodies to 3-piece suits (but often manage to be stylish even when dressing down, since it's Manhattan)


    The good thing is that I can afford to be more purposeful, with a cohesive and comprehensive strategy. I had a few ideas:
    • Write out approximate quantities and types of clothes, with some specificity, and then aim in that direction
    • Never buy anything unless it's on sale or a good deal from a place that never has sales
    • Find the few lines that fit well OTR and focus on buying from there, on sale, and/or narrow in my M2M measurements, and start by ordering an item or two from ~10 places and seeing what fits best
    • See if any tailors or retailers will negotiate discounts based on bulk purchases


    Any other thoughts? Any suggestions on suit brands between SuitSupply (where I'll typically need separates), Oliver Wicks, KnotStandard, Black Lapel, Indochino, etc.?

    Extremely sorry to hear this. Were you able to get any compensation from the moving company? If not, I would trash the company on BBB, Yelp, etc. I have simply never heard of a moving company losing things, much less your entire wardrobe.

    Bonobos is having a great sale right now. Also, Spier and Mackay is debuting many new items for fall and winter. They are my go to for suits, work clothes.

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