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Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:29 PM
I'm in the market for a new suit; in the $200-250 range (for the jacket and pants) or thereabouts. I have an interview next week and want to look good. It's not a conservative type job interview (non-accounting, finacial, etc), so it doesn't necessarily have to be a straight-up black suit.

I'm thinking either grey or blue; also want the suit to serve as a nice dinner outfit here and there; and if I have to go to weddings, etc.

Any suggestions on where to shop? I've been told by a few people at work that Men's Warehouse is good; great service, free lifetime alterations and pressings, etc.

Thoughts and suggestions on this stuff is always appreciated.

-Dayze

StcChief
07-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Blue - Power... light shade pin stripe for color is good too.

Hog Farmer
07-05-2006, 03:32 PM
I suggest Blue coveralls and white rubber boots, that's what I wore to my last job interview.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:33 PM
I'm surprised no one's tossed in a "Harold Penner" reference yet.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Blue - Power... light shade pin stripe for color is good too.

that's kind of my thinking too. just don't think I could do the straight up Black suit.

Single breasted; 2 or 3 button; grey wool blend. I think that would do the trick.

Rain Man
07-05-2006, 03:37 PM
If you're thin (or at least not chubby) double-breasted suits look great. I'm not sure if they're "in style" now, but they look great.

DMAC
07-05-2006, 03:38 PM
Dark Blue 2 button and...NO CUFFED PANTS!!! Only Pansies wear cuffs.

Iowanian
07-05-2006, 03:38 PM
Its probably not the "cool" answer, but I think Men's warehouse or JC Penny's is fine.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:38 PM
Dark Blue 2 button and...NO CUFFED PANTS!!! Only Pansies wear cuffs.
ROFL ....noted.

Iowanian
07-05-2006, 03:39 PM
If you walk out with a suit that Michael Irvin would wear....lay down in traffic.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Its probably not the "cool" answer, but I think Men's warehouse or JC Penny's is fine.
that's pretty much where I've narrowed it down. for my purposes, they have some really nice 'chit.

DMAC
07-05-2006, 03:40 PM
that's pretty much where I've narrowed it down. for my purposes, they have some really nice 'chit.Do you have a Syms where you live?

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:40 PM
If you walk out with a suit that Michael Irvin would wear....lay down in traffic.

I will not be purchasing the all mon0-color chocolate brown suit that Tom Jackson wears on Sunday Night Countdown either...

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:41 PM
Do you have a Syms where you live?
Negative...
at least, not that I know of.

grandllama
07-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Dark Blue 2 button and...NO CUFFED PANTS!!! Only Pansies wear cuffs.

who ya callin a pansie bub?

Rain Man
07-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Dark Blue 2 button and...NO CUFFED PANTS!!! Only Pansies wear cuffs.

No, no, no. Cuffs are a sign of sophistication. Cuffs are good.

DMAC
07-05-2006, 03:43 PM
who ya callin a pansie bub?ROFLROFL I guess you. Unless you are elderly, then it's OK.

DMAC
07-05-2006, 03:43 PM
No, no, no. Cuffs are a sign of sophistication. Cuffs are good.That's the opposite.

Rain Man
07-05-2006, 03:45 PM
If you want to stand out from the crowd, go with a light gray suit. Every other interviewee will be wearing navy blue or black. Light gray will make you stand out.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/products/mn/NMM6455_mn.jpg

Iowanian
07-05-2006, 03:45 PM
that's pretty much where I've narrowed it down. for my purposes, they have some really nice 'chit.

I pretty much only wear a suit if someone hitches, croaks or an interview...occasionally a big presentation.

none of those require a $1k suit, imo...at least for my needs.

I think you can get into something workable in your pricerange....others here will probably scoff at that, depending on their profession.

Rainman may be joking....but I've got 2....1 is the blue pinstripe...the other....light gray.

Its all about the shirt, tie and polished shoes.

Rain Man
07-05-2006, 03:46 PM
That's the opposite.

This is perhaps a good time for me to begin making Internet threats.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:47 PM
I pretty much only wear a suit if someone hitches, croaks or an interview...occasionally a big presentation.

none of those require a $1k suit, imo...at least for my needs.

I think you can get into something workable in your pricerange....others here will probably scoff at that, depending on their profession.

Rainman may be joking....but I've got 2....1 is the blue pinstripe...the other....light gray.

Its all about the shirt, tie and polished shoes.

great minds think alike.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 03:49 PM
If you want to stand out from the crowd, go with a light gray suit. Every other interviewee will be wearing navy blue or black. Light gray will make you stand out.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/products/mn/NMM6455_mn.jpg
I think the light grey is a good lookin' suit. Something I would wear on multiple occassions.

sedated
07-05-2006, 03:59 PM
I thought Men's Wharehouse was kinda expensive, like no less that $400

Rain Man
07-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Rainman may be joking....but I've got 2....1 is the blue pinstripe...the other....light gray.


Not joking at all. Light gray suits rule.

I actually don't have a light gray suit right now. I [ashamed look downward] outgrew mine, and since I don't wear suits very often any more, I haven't replaced them yet. But I need to get another one.

58-4ever
07-05-2006, 04:03 PM
I thought Men's Wharehouse was kinda expensive, like no less that $400

Actually, I just bought my first suit from M.W., and I couldn't be more happy. With the alterations, I spent about 275, which isn't bad at all.

DMAC
07-05-2006, 04:38 PM
If you want to stand out from the crowd, go with a light gray suit. Every other interviewee will be wearing navy blue or black. Light gray will make you stand out.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/products/mn/NMM6455_mn.jpgI bet that guys pants don't have cuffs.

Rain Man
07-05-2006, 04:54 PM
I bet that guys pants don't have cuffs.

A light gray suit with no cuffs? Who would have the savvy to buy a light gray suit and then not finish it off with some fine cuffs?

Adept Havelock
07-05-2006, 05:17 PM
If you really want to stand out...try this:

DJJasonp
07-05-2006, 05:20 PM
Or maybe this????

DanT
07-05-2006, 05:29 PM
J.C. Penney's makes some great dress shirts (http://www3.jcpenney.com/jcp/Products.aspx?DeptID=469&CatID=38760&CatTyp=DEP&ItemTyp=G&GrpTyp=ENS&ItemID=0ed97e6&ProdSeq=2&Cat=all+cotton&Dep=&PCat=&PCatID=28257&RefPage=ProductList&Sale=&ProdCount=4&RecPtr=&ShowMenu=&TTYP=&ShopBy=0&RefPageName=CategoryAll.aspx&RefCatID=28257&RefDeptID=469&Page=1&CmCatId=469|28257|38760). I think they have a pretty good reputation for suits, as well. All of the stuff I've ever gotten from the "Stafford" brand has been a good value.

Miles
07-05-2006, 05:38 PM
You may try Jos. A. Bank. They often have some good sales and their stuff is pretty good quailty for the price point.

http://www.josbank.com/IWCatSectionView.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=14337

bogie
07-05-2006, 05:51 PM
It's summer time people. Go for a tan single breasted w/ brown shoes. Let the tie be your power color. BTW, if your job does not require, a suit, you don't need to wear a suit to your interview. Obviously dress like you care, don't go too casual, but don't be over the top either. JMO.

FAX
07-05-2006, 05:51 PM
I want an Edgar suit.

And some sugar water.

FAX

Adept Havelock
07-05-2006, 05:56 PM
I want an Edgar suit.

And some sugar water.

FAX


ROFL ROFL ROFL

Don't do that....

pr_capone
07-05-2006, 06:10 PM
I'm in the market for a new suit; in the $200-250 range (for the jacket and pants) or thereabouts. I have an interview next week and want to look good. It's not a conservative type job interview (non-accounting, finacial, etc), so it doesn't necessarily have to be a straight-up black suit.

I'm thinking either grey or blue; also want the suit to serve as a nice dinner outfit here and there; and if I have to go to weddings, etc.

Any suggestions on where to shop? I've been told by a few people at work that Men's Warehouse is good; great service, free lifetime alterations and pressings, etc.

Thoughts and suggestions on this stuff is always appreciated.

-Dayze

Do you have an S&Ks Menswear? They have great prices on suits.

plbrdude
07-05-2006, 07:32 PM
Do you have an S&Ks Menswear? They have great prices on suits.


s&k does have good prices. burlington coat factory usually has some good buys.

Dayze
07-05-2006, 08:40 PM
thanks guys; good ideas, etc.
I went with Men's Warehouse;
Medium to Light grey single breasted suit (Vincini...sp?);
subtle pink shirt with a killer texture I've never seen/felt before; nicest shirt I've ever owned; strong tie; not over the top, but not a 'standard'; some nice capped toe black shoes Cole Hann. Very confident.
Plus, the people there seemed awesome. I'd definately go there again.

The whole ball of wax incl. tax was $422. About a $100 more than I wanted to spend, but the actual suit was right where I wanted to be: $199.
I just figured, F it....went for the nice shirt, tie, & shoes.

Shoes - Cole Hann - $109
Vincini (sp?) suite - $199
Shirt - Pronot Uomo - $49
TIe - Emilo Ponti - $29

Most importantly, I felt great in the suit and the shirt.
Thanks for all the suggestions; i'll check them out if I'm in the market for another or some other nice dress shirts, etc. :thumb: