I was recently promoted to management from a programmer position. In our organization, a university, the employees usually wear polos and khakis, but the managers wear dress shirts, slacks, and nice shoes….and always a tie and jacket at the ready. (Faculty can get away with whatever, of course.)
I’ve never worked in position in which one had to dress “like a manager” and I need help.
I’ve spent several hundred dollars at J.C. Penney’s to get the requisite clothes, but I look like Harry Homeowner who only wears a dress shirt and tie when he is on his way to a wedding or a funeral.
I want to dress nicely, but not overdress for my environment. Wearing Armani would be overdressing. :D I want to buy good quality shirts, pants, and a few ties that will last for two years or so before I have to replace them.
Here in Texas, I’ve got the usual gamut of J.C. Penney’s, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and The Men’s Wearhouse.
Does anyone have any suggestions for quality stores/brands for/of clothes? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!