New Job, First Paycheck: Buy A Suit for The Office

When you finally get that first job, and you have completed your first week and have actually been paid; it is time to get some threads that tell everyone who you really are. One of the strongest statements of intent you can make when starting a new job is to buy yourself a suit for the office. But which men’s fashion brands are the best? Perhaps, you are emerging from a Target, Kmart, Walmart miasma and now you are ready for some pizazz. You might be thinking something Italian and it is not pizza or pasta, how about Dolce & Gabbana?

You are feeling a deep connection with the Sicilian underworld and you want someone close to you to swim with the fishes. So you are thinking strong dark colours with bold but understated patterns; Tony Soprano on a good night. You slip on your first pair of Tod’s leather luxury footwear and you know whose grave you wish to walk over on your way to the top. You slip on your Brioni floral printed tux for the meet and greet with the boss at his place. On arrival you notice his nineteen-year-old daughter eying you off and give her one of your killer smiles.

New Job, First Paycheck: Buy A Suit for The Office

You are young and free and are not going to start off slowly with anything; be it work or pleasure. Your boss takes you down to his cellar to check out his wine collection; you run your fingers over your new Anderson’s belt and imagine taking him down by strangulation. You point the toe of your Italian leather shoe in the loose soil and think shallow grave, new direction. Fashion speaks to the soul and the sole of this $500 pair of designer shoes deserves better treatment. If you have no credit history how will you ever be able to borrow the money to purchase another pair of shoes this expensive, if you trash the first pair?

As you strut the staffroom carpet on the Monday following the get-together at your bosses’ place, your gaze falls on Amanda his attractive PA. You notice her casual inspection of your designer slacks and Amani tie; what a difference a week makes in a young employee’s life. The blood runs thick in your veins and silk and leather caress your outsides. Style and fashion matter most in working situations. The office is a stamping ground for libidos and ambitions. Clothing dresses the man in statements of intent and only the cool and good-looking can decode these expensive communications.