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    #16


    I would personally skip the black shoes and black trousers and instead get a second pair of brown shoes (walnut, cognac, ect), one wingtip, one oxford, and a patterned trouser in grey (houndstooth, herringbone, windowpane, glenplaid). Throw a charcoal sportcoat in there as well and have interesting buttons (horn or mop) put on the navy suit so you can wear it as a jacket as well.


    For the shirts, get a white spread collar buttonup, a white ocbd, light blue spread collar buttonup, white with blue checks spread collar, and maybe a light pink spread collor buttonup or a gingham of sorts (navy, purple).


    Those should keep you solid for some time while you continue to build your wardrobe

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      #17
      Go to TJ maxx and Marshall's in nicer areas. Higher income demographic areas. I found a ton of RLPL and black label cheap. 100% cashmere knit tie, button downs, RLPL suits but none in my size yet.

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        #18
        The biggest determining factor is what you need out of your wardrobe. A casual guy working construction and an executive need very different wardrobes, so some background about yourself would help.

        However, assuming you work in a business casual environment and want a versatile wardrobe for a young professional, here's what I'd buy with $1500.

        - 1 Suit
        - 1 Blazer
        - 6 Dress Shirts
        - 2 Sweaters
        - 4 Pairs of Pants (1 pair of dark jeans, 3 pairs of wool pants in varying colors and weights)
        - 2 Pairs of Shoes (I'd recommend a dark brown captoe balmoral and a medium brown blucher)
        - 3 Ties (1 pin dot, 1 repp stripe, and one very dark Grenadine)
        - 2 Polos
        - 1 Pair of Khaki Shorts (assuming you wear them)
        - 6 Undershirts (assuming you wear them)
        - 6 Solid Color Tshirts (casual wear)
        - 6-8 Pairs of Boxer Briefs
        - 6-8 Pairs of Socks

        You can easily make all of those happen with quality goods if you take your time searching big sales, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, and eBay.
        Last edited by wsupjs; December 15, 2013, 06:24 PM.

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          #19
          God I need to trim my wardrobe after reading the last post.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Brent k View Post
            God I need to trim my wardrobe after reading the last post.
            Hah it's all good. I'm big on wardrobe minimalization, but it's not for everyone.

            The template I listed above is the foundation I was shooting for when I started my consolidation. It's the bare minimum I think most people could reasonably get away with, but does limit some options. In the end, I added a few pieces to it (2 more suits, 2 more sweaters, 3-4 pairs of shoes, 5 Ties, and 2 Polos), but the idea is still there.

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              #21
              It's a great idea. Would make for a lot of closet space...maybe my gf could actually find some space in my closet. I really don't need 12 pairs of jeans or 50 button downs. Might start a large for sale thread.

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