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Clothes Make the Man

Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 11:53 am
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Yesterday, I read an article online about how the way you dress can affect your success. While this seems obvious (no yoga pants when meeting a high-powered client), I didn’t realize how much well-tailored clothing can enhance a career, especially for men. It seems that a suit isn’t just a suit, and men are judged far more on the clothes they wear in the workplace than we might think.

The article went on to talk about how certain men are either consciously or unconsciously labeled according to the stuff that they wear and this may affect whether or not they are given special projects, whether or not they are seen as capable and whether or not they get ahead in the office. I was just floored at all of this new information!

Now, while I have gone through my husband’s closet and wrestled away the old paisley ties, it is obvious to me that he needs some better things to wear. Good clothing choices can be an investment that affects so much at work in an office, but at the same time we do have a limited budget. At least when you buy well-made classic clothes, they are sure to last for a long time, and that is a good thing. Still, I have to trade off time spent doing some research and figuring out what we should purchase in order to get the most we can for our money.

As I look around, I’ll be happy to share with you what I find, in case you are in the same situation.

One of the stores I was impressed with for men’s suits, shirts, ties, etc was Jos.A. Bank. There is a store at our local upscale mall, so we visited in person. Then I sat down at the computer to look for coupons and ask about discounts. Right now they are having a stock up sale and offering free shipping when you purchase online (great timing). The deal expires on the 16th.

You can reach the sale through this link: Jos. A Bank’s Stock Up Sale.

Here is what is on list:

Entire Stock of Traveler Dress Shirts – NOW 2 for $99 (reg. $79.50)
Entire Stock of Sportcoats & Blazers – SALE $199.99 – $299.99 (reg. $395-595) PLUS, Extra 20% OFF 2nd Sportcoat or Blazer
Entire Stock of Sweaters – SALE $199.99 – $299.99 (reg. $395-595) *PLUS, Extra 20% OFF 2nd Sweater
Entire Stock of Executive Dress Pants – NOW 2 for $189 (reg. $145-165)
Entire Stock of Wrinkle-Free Cotton Twill Pants – SALE $39.99 (reg. $59.50)
Entire Stock of Tuxedo Separates – SALE $299.99 (reg. $550)
Entire Stock of Signature Dress Pants – NOW 2 for $259 (reg. $175-195)
Entire Stock of Topcoats – 50% OFF – SALE $197.50 – $447.50 (reg. $395-895)
Entire Stock of Goatseude & Leather Jackets – SALE $149.99 – $325 (reg. $500-650)

Does anyone know of any other deals on men’s clothing?

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