Peter Jensen AW 2014 Lookbook
Polo Ralph Lauren A/W 2014 - NYFW Highlights via Prepaganda
Asked by Anonymous
Invest in some well fitting basics that you can mix and match with smaller things to add variety. Meaning, if you’ve got the shirts and the shoes, now’s the moment to get one really well fitting navy blazer and some well priced but varietal pants to swap around on the bottom. Re: the blazer, shopping resale is obviously a good idea, but a more educated guess can be had from finding the right fit at a store in person then shopping for just that on the web. E.g. go try on a few sizes in a few places in a few big brands, then take that sizing/brand combo and hit eBay with those keywords to find the same thing for less; classic pieces like that have a tendency to turn over on the web fairly often.
On that same eBay front, snap up a couple of nice ties or bowties (depending on your preference) by plugging in some favorite designers and sifting; plenty of good tie offerings can be had, especially vintage tie offerings from long established big name houses, by doing a little web trawling. (Because if you can get real silk or wool for twenty bucks, why are you paying twice that for polyester?) Mixing up your accessories game is also a good way to get more mileage out of a limited wardrobe.
Finally, for good pants, I’d definitely suggest a try before you buy approach, but several of my close guy friends are in fairly serious relationships with Bonobos and the site ships free both ways so if you can afford to wait, go for it.