where/how do i start looking for a suit?

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  1. jehan60188

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    I'm interviewing for a military job, and feel that I would benefit from dressing up in a more conservative fashion.
    What kind of things should I look for that don't go out of style?

    I guess I should look for a blue, or gray suit?
    Things I should avoid?

    any input would help. thanks!
     
  2. level99

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    get a single breasted that for sure. job interviews go for gray, it more casual but professional.

    obligatory OT style lab response: Get thick as theive to hook u up.
     
  3. level99

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    if u interviewing for the NAVY, then get a NAVY suit HAHaha
     
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    whatever u do, do NOT wear a striped or pattern tie to yer interview. its too flashy/ department store attendant looking
     
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    also for military, its beneficial to get a short haircut right before the interview. not even joking
     
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    eh, i shave my head every morning

    i appreciate all the input though
     
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    do not wear a waistcoat or one of those pocket handkerchief for the interview those types of things too formal. bring a simple black or brown briefcase w/ you with references and examples of your work. even if they dont ask for it, its a good initiative and makes u look less awkward and mor prepared.
     
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    get a classic cut suit. not one of those modern ones that are longer
     
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    notch lapel ftw
     
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    currently using an Eddie Bauer soft messenger brief- essentially a black laptop bag.
    I was thinking of getting a leather portfolio (to put documents in, rather than using a 10 cent, bright blue, walmart folder). Do you think I should look at traditional hard-sided brief cases instead?
     
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    these r just IMO. u welcome to get w/e u like.
     
  12. level99

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    Yes on the leather portfolio. It's worth it IMO. I would usually say NAY to a messenger bag, only because it looks a lil awkward w/ a suit, and slightly college kiddish.
     
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    i agree with you here, based on the words you say. but i have no idea what a 'classic cut' is...


    p.s: belt or suspenders?
     
  14. level99

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    belt!
     
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    just not like one of those high fashion/ tapered suit. a lil boxy is OK IMO
     
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    so like... brooks brothers?
     
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    yeah thats fine, but i would say still go to a bespoke tailor and get it fitted. BB might have recommendations for where to take it to
     
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    oh yeah get about 1/2 inch of cuff showing on the sleeves too.
     
  19. level99

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    be confident, and RELAX. as long as u kno ur shit i'm sure u do just fine
     
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    what do you mean military job...gs position or as a military contractor job?
     
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    Yes, dark grey is pretty standard nowadays...

    ...although navy is perfectly acceptable and I prefer it. IMO it is more versatile. Have it made with brown horn buttons and you'll likely be able to use it as an odd jacket without looking like an orphaned suit jacket, but still acceptable for conservative business dress paired with the matching suit pants.

    Standard color repp stripe ties are +rep, and there are few things more timeless for CBD than a fine pindot tie.

    I think this is backwards. Traditional jackets are cut longer than the modern cropped jackets.

    I prefer my pants with side tabs or side pulls instead of belt loops, but its much easier for me to say this since I have everything made for me. It looks much cleaner without a belt.
     
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    At my work, a belt is required :(
     
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    oh, btw, i'm fat (36-38 waist, depending on where i shop), if that changes anything
     
  24. level99

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    yeah. since u fat u can go to any mens wearhouse or brooks bros for a suit. I wouldnt spend over 500 tho.
     
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    :cool: Where do you shop?
     

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