When Mike and I first started working, it was during the dot-com boom, and dress codes everywhere were loosening up. Everyone – even corporate Lockheed Martin – was trying to emulate the cool, Silicon Valley start-up vibe, and most of us (the young engineers, anyway) all wore jeans. My typical work uniform was jeans, stilettos, an oversized, un-tucked button-down…topped with a ponytail, haha.
Predictably, this didn’t last. Not only have corporate dress codes smartened up in the past few years, but on a personal level, Mike changed jobs and now wears a full suit – and tie – everyday.
Creating a suit wardrobe from a closet full of jeans and bad khakis has been, uh, challenging. Our favorite places to shop for men’s suits is Nordstroms, and the anniversary sale (which starts THURSDAY WOOT WOOT) is – hands down – the very best time to shop for suits.
Mike’s fav? Hugo Boss. They’re expensive, but these things last. Mike is a suit power-user: he travels in them, skateboards to work in them, tosses them on the floor of our bedroom, couldn’t find an iron with both hands and a map, and has, on occasion, thrown the jacket over a nail to “hang” it.
Drives me nuts.
All things considered….these suits hold up pretty well.