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The BEST biz casual clothing brands?

Been stuck in an office for several years and haven't had to "dress up" for work for awhile. 

Looking for pants that look like pants, but feel like sweatpants and shoes that look like nice dress shoes but fit like slippers and shirts that never need to be ironed and feel like I have nothing on while simultaneously leaving me looking like a young kevin bacon. You catch my drift. 

What are the most comfortable/breathable/non wrinkle/slim and athletic fit business casual clothes out there? Anyone try bird dogs?

also feel free to drop reccomendations for any other essential products (sunglasses, laptop bags etc) 
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BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
I do:
Shirts - state and liberty
pants - lululemon ABC or the slacks
Shoes - Cole Haan 
Undershirts (if needed) - Tommy John
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
lululemon is great but very pricey 
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
True, but they last forever and are insanely comfortable. I will never go back.
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headhunterextraordinaire
Consultant Partner
Can confirm on the Cole Haan. I feel like I can go running in my oxfords
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I always feel for you guys in the summer time, especially in the south where the heat is that nasty wet humid ruin your life in the first 5 minutes you step outside kinda weather.
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
Completely agree girls have it so much easier as they can wear a dress, shorts, and tanks while guys have to sometimes wear the full blazer, long sleeves, etc.
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Unless you’re heavily tattooed. Then it’s much worse.
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MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
Maybe not the cheapest, but Mizzen and Main makes the best button up shirts if you are looking for comfort, quality, and convenience. They are 4 way stretch, wrinkle free, and washing machine safe. Can't really beat that at all. And if you have a more athletic frame, they actually fit correctly. 

For pants, either ABC pants from Lulu, or the Peter Millar Wayfare 5 pocket pant. The Peter Millar pants are perfect for the business casual look. 
tonysoprano
Opinionated
+5
AE
I like birddogs pants a lot, little cheaper than Lulu and super comfortable
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
Birddogs has pants?! Shoot I need to change my vote. I have some of their shorts and they are life changing.
tonysoprano
Opinionated
+5
AE
haha yeah dude their pants are amazing
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I like Columbia, it’s comfortable, it’s great on hot days, it doesn't stick when you sweat, and looks casual but not informal. 
Stratifyz
Opinionated
+9
Business Development Rep
Columbia / Under Armor = my go to!
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Oh yeah, Under Amor the rock's collection for the gym!!
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funcoupons
WR Officer
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Kahluapons
Banana Republic has some good options for bizcas for men.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Their quality has realllllly gone downhill in the last 5 or so years. I went from buying all of my shit from them in the early days of my career to wondering what happened.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
The women's clothes are hit/miss for me...I have some items that are beautiful quality and are holding up really well, but have also received garments that I sent right back due to the shitty construction and poor quality. It's also overpriced so I only buy at the 50-60% off sales.
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uncorpse
Politicker
+5
Sales Development
Those shirts got really good fabric! 
softserve
Politicker
+7
Team Lead - Enterprise Sales
H&M has some decent 'golf style' tees. But 100% agree with BigMeech on the Lululemon front. Nothing like rocking a pair of ABC's with a dress shirt and being the comfiest one in the office.
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
H&M had great quality and very reasonable prices 
SaaStityBelt
Valued Contributor
+4
SDR
I personally like Untuckit for shirts as far as shoes and pants go I agree with Meech.
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corgilover
Good Citizen
Territory Manager
hubby swears by untuckit 
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
second vote for Untuckit
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
Loft 
Gap 
Banana Republic 
Nordstrom 
CharmingSalesGal
Opinionated
+6
Account Executive
Piggy backing off this, HEAR ME OUT: Old Navy. Same quality as Gap (same parent company) and similar styles but half the price. Always running good deals & have $10 off $25 purchase sales allllll of the time.
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Heard you. Still ugly cheap. Gap is also in this category.
Nairobi
Politicker
+7
BDR
Zara. I don’t how it is for guys but for girls, it’s great
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
The men's options seem to all be very slim fit - as a wider guy I have to stay away from Zara. My friend's love it though for cheap/classy looks
PhillySales
Opinionated
+3
Director of Inside Sales
I didn't see anyone say Uniqlo, they are super cheap basics and have a wide range of button ups that go on sale for $19.90 pretty often.  I dry clean them so they stay fresh, I'm not sure how well they would hold up to laundry.  I also love a fresh pressed shirt, so the weekly cost is worth it to me anyway. Everyone already said it, but Cole Haan for work shoes - comfort, look, durability, cost - all spot on.
KingofGIF
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
I am a uniqlo man. They have great-looking shirts and polos!
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
They have stretch dress pants for guys as well. I cannot emphasize enough how excellent those things are and you cannot tell the difference.
takapuna
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
Shirt - Ice breaker Merino tech lite polo. Don't have to iron and smell fine should decide to wear back to back
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halfpastsaas
AE
Bonobos is great. Especially as a larger lad, they have a lot of sizing options and their jeans are top shelf. JCrew is my go to for more formal button downs and Rhone is super underrated. 
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+5
Sales Associate
Banana Republic for sure. They have some really nice of the iron-free dress shirts and they're always on sale. For pants, you'd probably want a golf pant, Bonobos, Izod and Lulu are pretty sold, depending on your budget. 
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Banana Republic is solid, Cole Haan is perfect for shoes, and Lululemon makes some the best pants on the market. 
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
Golf polo shirts (dryfit fabrics) and microfiber boxers.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
I really need some good non-iron shirts. 

Buying pants is just a nightmare for me too. 
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Yeah, pants are though because I'm shorter on the side and everything needs to be hemmed which sucks. Hate buying clothes because of this. 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Shirts - Nordstrom's Mens Shop for button ups, Proof for more casual stuff

Pants - Lululemon is good but you can often see that they are "tech" pants rather than a more traditional 5 pocket cut. Proof's meridian pants are great. Also Flint & Tinder's 365 pants are pretty awesome

Shoes - Cole Haan or bust. Variety ranging from casual to fancy with some nice inbetweens (leather tops with the cushioned sole FTW!) Additionally they have some pretty massive sales on their site at times and they are probably one of the only brands that seems to actually be almost always consistent regarding their sizing. That's a game changer for me since it makes buying them online way smoother than other brands.

Undies - Tommy John. You'll have sticker shock, and then you'll put them on and be like "ohhh I get it now" 
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Thanks for the men’s undies rec! I like to spoil my partner and have no idea what I’m buying 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Haha no problem at all. 

I went on an adventure to find some underwear that I could completely fill my drawer with. I knew Tommy Johns was great but the price scared me off from this task. I tried a number of brands and found out underwear is one of those things that you get what you pay for. 

Meaning I found a few brands I really liked but none of them were any bit cheaper than Tommy John... I like to think I failed successfully. 
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SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Well when i can afford or find it, I buy Saccor for pants and tops.
Shoes depends really im flexible on the brand, cole haan, clarks, cristiano ronaldo
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I'm a fan of brooks brothers.
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
My partner is too. They have decent jackets/slacks for good prices.
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Yeah, too bad it went BK a while back. Haven't bought from them in a while because all the local stores are closed around me. 
bamageorge
Politicker
+8
BDR
Banana Republic, Brooks Bros & H&M. 
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Luluelemon 4eva 🤘

But for real - I get 99% of my work clothes second hand. 
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
I have been enjoying my untuckit short sleeves. Most them are wrinkle free and they have multiple fit options as well! Tons of fun floral prints 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Shirts... Whatever is on sale at any fast fashion. Under 20 bucks I'm in. Think RW&CO, American Eagle etc. Plenty of cheap clothing that'll last a year, by then it won't be trendy anyway. No point dropping $60+ on a dress shirt that'll be "out" next conference season. You can really shop decent sales.

Pants. No joke drop the coin on the lulu ABC pants... They should be a commission reward. They look like great dress slacks, move and feel fantastic.



Blazers and suit jackets, don't fall prey to expensive. Head to your Moore's, tip top, whatever rack tailor and ask what's on clearance. Usually you'll be able to grab 1-2 full suits for under $200.

Shoes, I go cheap here too. Fast fashion again. Such a trendy thing.
Duchess
Co-Founder & CEO
[Polos]: Lululemon
[Dress Shirts]: J Crew, Uniqlo, Bespoke/Custom
[Pants]: Levi's Jeans (I'm from The Bay), Travis Mathew, Lululemon
[Suits/Blazers]: Bespoke/Custom, Hugo Boss, J Crew
[Shoes]: Cole Haan (Oxfords & Chelsea Boots), Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots, Allen Edmonds (not as comfortable as Cole Haans, save your money), and Ultraboosts or Yeezys (on occasion).
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Original Penguin didn't get any love here for polos so I'll throw it down there.

It's hard to find stuff that fits me off the rack so I try to find custom places that are affordable (MySuit in NYC is a great example for suits) when I can.

And for guys who aren't as tall, PeterManningnyc.com and Under510.com are excellent options. 
DarkRose
Fire Starter
+2
SDR
Duer no sweat pant, built for bike commuters so very stretchy, yet maintain a nice look. 
Seth2507
VP Sales
Nike!
LukeF
Politicker
+4
Client Executive
Lulu for the win!
Chitownguy09
Fire Starter
+2
Sales Development Rep
I've had a lot success at Express, especially for pants. They seem to have pretty good sales all the time too
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