Interview Coming Up Soon v. Need a New Suit

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  1. Mr. Monopoly

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    I've got a job interview coming up that I need to dress up business-like for. Below are the requirements for clothing:

    o At a minimum, wear a conservative sports coat (no plaids or wild patterns and preferably a dark color),
    o Light color long-sleeved button-down shirt,
    o Conservative tie,
    o Nicely pressed dress slacks,
    o Nicely polished dress shoes,
    o Belt (that goes with the pants or to match shoes).

    The last suit I wore was for a funeral and made me look like a linebacker and has since been given to the less fortunate. I'm a bit style challenged and was looking for a decent suit on a college budget. Right now, I'm debating on a thin-fit suit (which I didn't know existed until I saw the thread :o) or a more traditional style. Does thin fit look professional? I really like that form fitted look to it and how it doesn't make it's wearer look like he's about to go Incredible Hulk. Any cheaper brand suggestions? (I know I'm not getting off with a tailored suit or anything). Other relevant facts include I'm 5'8", 148 lbs, and pretty much string beany looking. Suggestions? Advice?

    Thanks for any ideas. :bowdown:
     
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    try H&M I think they has slim suits for cheap? Also maybe try Zara
     
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    How much money are you willing to spend, will you be needing the suit often in the future and what industry are you in? If you are on a tight budget, you could go for a navy blue blazer (single breasted) and just buy a khaki pair of slacks. Blazers are pretty flexible and fit into many different environments.

    If you are looking to spend a bit more, you could always hit a Brooks Brothers outlet and get a basic navy blue suit there (two or three button). Brook Brothers isn't considered flashy and you could get quite a bit of use out of one of their cheap suits.

    I think it really depends on what you are willing to spend and what you will need it for in the future. Forgot to say that Men's Warehouse is pretty damn tough to beat when it comes to cheap. Quality is a different thing though.
     
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    Also Jos A Bank has some hella cheap suits :o

    traditional cuts tho
     
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    I've got around $300 I can drop. The industry is a military officer, so I'm trying to look my best.
     
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    No UK and living in the backwoods FTL. I'd have to drive a couple of days worth to find one. :hs:
     
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    That thing is nice. Details?
     
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    It's H&M and it's not really nice, but it'll get the job done and it's cheap :dunno:
     
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    My sense of style includes T-shirts with smart ass phrases on them, so I guess I"m a little easier to amuse. ;) Does H&M let you buy online?
     
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    nah I don't think they do :o

    no mall for home?
     
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    I have about two malls around me within 3 hours driving distance. Includes stores like Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Jc Penny, Banana Republic, the usuals. The H&M locater has nothing in my near vicinity, much to my disappointment. I kinda like some of their stuff. :hs: And... without a better way to ask this.. does the thin look look constitute a chance of coming across as :hay:? Not being a jackass or anything, but don't wanna get eliminated.
     
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    :rofl: All you need is a Blazer, khakis and polish your shoes as best you can. If you make it, you won't need a suit or coat for a while. I would just go and grab a blazer, make sure you have properly fitting slacks... then go and spit polish the shit out of your best shoes.

    What program are you in that you need to interview to get a commission?
     
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    what I would do then :o
     
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    Trying to get into Foreign Intelligence. So a decent looking blazer, slacks, and shiny shoes, eh? Tie necessary?
     
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    i would definitely wear a suit.. not a blazer and slacks.. and especially not khakis.. and yes definitely a tie.

    its much better to overdress for an interview than not to undress.
     
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    Just contacted man holding the interview. He said a suit is required..
     
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    damn you asked him? that's hella embarrassing yo, he's gonna know you don't has a suit :embd:
     
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    I was a little more subtle than that. I asked if I would be overdressed it I wore my suit. His response, "Absolutely not, it's what we're expecting in candidates."
     
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    I got a nice suit for a few law interviews from Zara's. It's 189 for the blazer, 89 for the pants. I love it, looks fucking sweet, fashionable (thin suit) but still conservative for a law firm. Navy with subtle pinstriping.

    BTW are you actually thin? Because thin suits look fucking retarded on people who aren't slim, even if u are average. Since the lapels are much thinner than usual it just makes you look like you have that much more horizontal space and surface area on your torso. :dunno:
     
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    Just noticed your unfortunate location circumstances :o

    I'd recommend Banana Republic it's at least modestly fashion forward and in your vicinity :hs:
     
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    Yup, I'm rail thin. That's one half the reason I didn't want a normal suit. Ibfearslookinglikeafailingbroadshoulder.
     
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    Yup.. backwood fails. :)
     
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    if you're that skinny, definitely get it tailored too. you don't want to look like you're borrowing a suit from your older brother.
     
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    So a Banana Republic thin and possibly a tailor trip?
     

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