Thread: OT: Buying a suit
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09-02-2012, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Nilan View Post
I'm not so sure. I had to replace my two-button black suit and the guy at Freeds tried to sell me the Boss. It was a little, um, young. The rise of the pants was way too low, which had several unfortunate effects, including making me look like I might be a member of Spinal Tap, if you get the reference.

Mind you, I go 5'10" and 158 lbs and have a >12" difference from chest to waist, so suits off the rack tend to be a pain -- except for my Armani two-button (from the Mani off the rack line that you used to be able to get at Holt Renfrew). In the end we went with the Savile Row Gold, which was a pretty decent knock-off of the Mani it was replacing and came in a shade under $600.
Most folks are lucky enough to be able to buy off the rack, but yeah you may have to go bespoke.
Originally Posted by Chris Nilan View Post
Btw, I wouldn't mix dots and stripes and I'd avoid paisley. These are too idiosyncratic for an interview.
Yup, solid navy blue, white shirt no stripes and solid blue tie. That's pretty much what you should wear.

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