I had to buy a suit today

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  1. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    luckily JC Penny was having that 35% off sale, so I got a jacket and pants that were 190 and 70 bucks for 46 and 120 or 130, not a bad deal I don't think, both 100% wool. Seem ok for the $. Not as nice as the $500 kenneth cole I saw [​IMG]
    I'm going to be PISSED if I spend 300 bucks on a suit and don't get the job though [​IMG]
    that's the end of show and tell for today.
     
  2. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    BTW, why is it so hard to find the big AND tall pants? once you get into the size 40 range all I can ever find are short man's pants, I need a 36 or so, who the hell needs a 42x28?
     
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    Short fat men.
     
  4. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    oh yeah, I DID have a reason for posting this. What do you think? should I go back and get the vest?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. JamesMH

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    Sorry to hear that you had to get a suit, thats something I hope I never have to buy.
    When I try to buy jeans of 36 inseam, I only can find 20 inseam, 50 waist, funny size people out there! [​IMG]
     
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    No, do not get the vest.
     
  8. Mark R O

    Mark R O Stunt Coordinator

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    Phillip,
    Nice biz look. Instead of the vest, use the money to have a reputable tailor "fit" the suit to you. They do little 1/2" alterations that seem pointless but the results will amaze you. Dont settle the dept. store's work.
    Good luck with gig!
     
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  10. Henry Gale

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    In my opinion we ALL need at least one suit. I'm sick of seeing men at weddings and funerals and worship services in their "best" shirt and levis.
    There are other occasions that sometimes require dressing up, it's how we show respect.
     
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    Only buy the vest if the company you are interviewing for is a very large, very "conservative" level company. Think IBM in the 70's and 80's, then a vest wouldn't be a bad idea, luckily most companies are a bit more lax with thier dress requirements (I always followed the rule of never being under-dressed when going to an interview, so if the interviewer's wear something like that, you should to).

    Mark's suggestion is certainly the best, spend an extra $50-100 and get the suit tailor fitted to your own body, especially the jacket. That will turn an otherwise inexpensive suit into something that looks very nice and professional.

    Andrew
     
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    I have so many suits i don't even know i have them. it's like a hobby buying suits ya know
     
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    damnit, khoa, you're 16.... what do you need all those suits for?
    [​IMG]
     
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    As a rule, you should always have at least one suit (that fits!) ready to go. And it shouldn't be of a style that was popular when All in the Family was still on the air. [​IMG]
    As far as sizes, Men's Wearhouse IMO is the best thing going for well made stuff that isn't overpriced.
     
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    In my opinion we ALL need at least one suit. I'm sick of seeing men at weddings and funerals and worship services in their "best" shirt and levis.
    Nice biz look. Instead of the vest, use the money to have a reputable tailor "fit" the suit to you. They do little 1/2" alterations that seem pointless but the results will amaze you. Dont settle the dept. store's work.
    Amen to both.
    Where did the photo come from? Looks like a Penny's ad from 1980. I didn't know that sideburns were coming that far down again and that hair over the ears went this this conservative of a suit.
     
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    Gosh judging from the comments here I must be a cloths whore.

    I have six well-tailored suits and I rarely need one for work.

    I agree with the comments that every man should at least have one suit but in truth it should be two.

    One of them should be black for it is the only appropriate color for a funeral.
     
  19. Philip_G

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    where's a good place to find a tailor?
    The interview is dec 13, so I'm on a time budget here, should I just look for TAILOR in the yellowpages? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Man, not only do I not own a suit, but I've never worn one. I never will. That stuff is not for me.
     

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