Are H&M suits appropriate for professional interviews?

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  1. takumi6

    takumi6 New Member

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    I know H&M are much more fashionable than your typical conservative suits, but i was wondering if any of you guys wear them to business events..etc..?
     
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    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    I don't have any H&M suits, but I wear skinny suits w/ skinny ties to legal conferences and events.
     
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    yes.
     
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    especially considering most people wear tacky bullshit all the time like men's warehouse I GUARANTEE IT
     
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    Ideotique Drinking on monday nights does not make me an alco

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    Yep

    Nothing beats a properly tailored wool suit (either light or heavy weight) for business things, but if you are just starting off and don't have that much cash then they are pretty good for what you need.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    how much does it cost to have a jacket taken in on the body and arms (maybe shoulder padding removed too)
     
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    Having the jacket fitted usually costs around 40 bucks in my experience. I'm sure prices vary though. If you buy the suit from somewhere that has a tailor in house, it should be cheaper or you can sometimes talk them in to tailoring it for free.

    I assume when you say taken in on the arms you just mean shortened, right? Actually having the arms slimmed isn't a normal procedure and could get expensive if it was even practically possible.
     
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    The H&M black label suits (100% wool) are just regular slim cut suits, nothing too fashion forward
     
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    no, b/c they might think you're gay when your suit is slim fitting

    boxy FTW
     
  10. spooky

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    depends on your build.

    most people don't notice my slim suit cuz i'm tall and skinny :dunno:
     
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    I'm pretty lean/tall... 6'0 at 160lbs. How much do they cost?
     
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    Its for law school interview btw.
     
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    jcrew has a decent one for like $400-500
     
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    of course they're suitable, i actually think they're more suitable than some other "skinny suits" that tend to have even narrower lapels, etc.
     
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    haven't been to an H&M in a while, how much is the black label usually? 250?
     
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    I'm the exact measurements as you, asian too I believe. I went to Banana for my suit. I like it. :bowdown:
     

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