I was recently challenged by a buddy to come up with a first suit for an entry level analyst at his company that the guy could actually afford. By now, anyone with access to the internet knows (hopefully) that navy or charcoal gray should be the colors to go for when first starting out. While I wouldn't recommend the waistcoat for someone in an entry level position, "dressing for the career you want" mantra notwithstanding, I was able to pick up all three pieces of this for under $150. Made in Mexico, 100% wool that actually breathes decently enough, minimal padding in the shoulder, a nice trim fit through the sleeves and body, this is probably one of the last decently put together suit separates from the Stafford brand.
Navy Three-Piece suit x Stafford, Cutaway Collar Dress Shirt - MTM, Green Grenafaux Tie and Pocket Square x The Tie Bar, Socks x Alfani, Tassel Loafers x Kenneth Cole.
What you see here is pre-alteration and quite frankly, all I plan on doing (maybe) is getting the pants brought up a bit and having a 2 inch cuff added. Still haven't quite decided yet as this is my 6th navy suit of some sort (I really like navy), so not in any particular rush to do so. Again, in keeping with the spirit of affordability, I hit up the Tie Bar and picked up this green "grenafaux" tie and tipped cotton pocket square. I have a particular affinity for grenadine ties and keep a sharp eye out for them on eBay, especially when I can find a Kent Wang tie or two, but I have to say that I have no complaints about these joints from the Tie Bar. I've yet to be disappointed in how they knot either. In looking at the pictures, I probably would swap out these tassel loafers for some chocolate suede shoes, but brown would definitely be my recommendation for footwear.
Anyhow, here's looking at you kid and best of luck!
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out" - James Bryant Conant. This blog is documentation of my journey, sticking my neck out to pursue my passion for men's style and tailoring. - Wale