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    Re: where to get a suit

    Second the Mr. B. recommendation. Told them the guys on CF sent me today, and they hooked me up right. Probably a little more expensive that Jos A Bank, but I got a tailored suit, tailored shirt, tie, and new shoes. Nice thing about Mr B is they do the tailoring there, so it will be ready on friday. Thanks for the heads up Chris.


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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Wherever you buy your suit, get it tailored, avoid cuffed slacks (unless you're pretty tall), and avoid pleats.
    Pleats are perfectly acceptable for suits and other dress pants. Pleated khaki pants are another story, although some top designers are sneaking them back in.



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    Re: where to get a suit

    I was thinking of heading down to Mr. B's to take a look at some suits. Does anyone know their price range?



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    Re: where to get a suit

    Go to Jos A Bank if you want the worst customer service of your life


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    Re: where to get a suit

    jos a bank's suits are bad quality from everyone i know who has bought one there

    basically you get what you pay for if you go buy their suits during a buy one get 4 free offer


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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by purify View Post
    So I'm going to be graduating ISU in the spring, and I plan to start looking for employment in the fall, so I'll need a suit. I know of the tuxedo place at the mall, but are there any other places in town? I've never bought a suit before so I don't know my size or anything. So I think I need a place that can walk me through the process a bit. Any places you recommend, or places to avoid?

    Also, how much do you guys suggest I spend on a suit that I expect to use for several interviews. I'm a broke college student, but feel it is important to look good for an interview.
    Dark suit, straight collared 100% cotton white shirt that has been laundered with light starch, nice tie. Black laced shoes. No loafers. Simple black belt. A simple wrist watch is good too but not a cheap plastic model. No need to spend a lot with this simple approach. All business, no non-sense.



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    Re: where to get a suit

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    Maybe I will have to give them another chance. I'll have to remember to wear my membership thong.
    They'll "take in" your thong pouch for you too while you're there.


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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    I was thinking of heading down to Mr. B's to take a look at some suits. Does anyone know their price range?
    Prob 4-600 for a nicer suit. I got the package with shoes and it was just shy of a grand.


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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyfan1843 View Post
    Men's warehouse in DM watch their deals you can get 2fers or 1+1 for $100 What you don't anticipate is the tayloring will cost you around $100
    < if you want a cheap-a#s suit.

    Buy something nice that will last and won't look like crud



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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by leroycyclone View Post
    Dark suit, straight collared 100% cotton white shirt that has been laundered with light starch, nice tie. Black laced shoes. No loafers. Simple black belt. A simple wrist watch is good too but not a cheap plastic model. No need to spend a lot with this simple approach. All business, no non-sense.
    You might be about 18 months too late with this advice...


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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    You might be about 18 months too late with this advice...
    I ended up going with a Men's Wearhouse suit. Went on interviews with 5 companies, got 3 offers. No one cared about the suit at all. And looking back on it, why would they? As long as you look like you can follow business standards, your qualifications are what set you apart.



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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Pleats are old school. If you're going to an interview, likely to impress someone fairly older than you, pleats aren't a bad idea at all.

    They're on their way out, but there are still members of the "pleats generation" so to speak in the workforce, and they might be hiring you.

    Tailoring is a 100% absolute MUST. No questions asked. Figure it in with the cost of the suit to see if you can afford it. A cheap suit that's well-tailored beats an expensive off-the-rack suit 10 times out of 10.
    I'm 27 and most of my suits and dress pants are pleated, looks better and way more comfortable IMO



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    Re: where to get a suit

    I have several suits. My go-to suit, and the color may be debatable, is my solid black suit with light blue tie and pocket square. The shirts with this are interchangeable. I just bought my newest addition, with leather-soled shoes, for $1,000. If you want to look like you know what you are doing without flaunting it buy real leather-soled dress shoes and a decent Swiss-made watch. You can get a Tissot or Victorinox for around $500 (cheaper online) and a stainless steel band will go with anything. It may be expensive but this combo will last 10 years without going out of style.

    Whoever said all suits must be tailored is correct. There are no exceptions. If you think you have an exception you are wrong. I would rather spend $50 on a suit and $200 on tailoring than $1,000 on a non-tailored suit.

    With that being said, a dark charcoal gray is probably the best all-around suit color but I wear black because it hide its flaws better. I wear a tan/light brown suit for events like Easter or a graduation to keep it dressy but not so "business-like".

    Men have little room for personalization so don't skimp on shoes or the watch because that's all we really get. A $400 pair of Allen Edmonds is going to look better and hold up against style changes more than $75 on-sale from JCPenney.

    Don't wear a blue blazer with khakis for a mid-level interview because it looks too casual. The only salvation for that is if it is winter and you add a sweater to the ensemble and your shoes are good quality.

    Most men dress really bad. Once you get a good suit tailored you'll notice right away how many men at conferences have coats that are two sizes too big and it makes them look sloppy.


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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by purify View Post
    I ended up going with a Men's Wearhouse suit. Went on interviews with 5 companies, got 3 offers. No one cared about the suit at all. And looking back on it, why would they? As long as you look like you can follow business standards, your qualifications are what set you apart.


    How do you know? I've seen plenty of times when someone dressed sharply is treated differently than someone dresses nicely, but casually. It may not matter to some, but I think that is still the minority. Even if someone doesn't say they care, I still think most people do whether they are aware of it or not.

    Congrats on the 3 offers. Keep lots of season tickets in your budget!



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    Re: where to get a suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    How do you know? I've seen plenty of times when someone dressed sharply is treated differently than someone dresses nicely, but casually. It may not matter to some, but I think that is still the minority. Even if someone doesn't say they care, I still think most people do whether they are aware of it or not.
    Exactly. When you buy nice shoes you start to notice everyone else's shoes. When you buy a nice watch you suddenly notice when people are wearing a Fossil. The minutia is noticed when you become classier. When I look at photos of myself 10 years ago I cringe because my sport coats are much too big, my shoes aren't shined, etc. People will not say anything to you but they will notice. It is better to be the best-dressed one than not dressy enough. The only exception is if you are going to work for some web company where they have nerf guns on all the desks or something.


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