Hey guys, I'm a newbie here. I was recommended to this board by someone from another one when I posted a similar thread and got a bunch of "buy a zoot suit" responses. Said member gave some good tips but suggested registering and posting a thread; look what you've won. So far I really like what I see here as far as atmosphere and knowledge...it's great. And hopefully I'll stick around and pick up more useless information Enough with that introductory BS--my dad is getting married on June 11 and I need a suit. I'm 20, in college, relatively poor personally, but my dad is bankrolling this suit buying expedition because it's his damn wedding. I'm about 5'9", 34" waist, and the last time I bought a jacket I woke a 42R pretty much off the peg with a little shortening in the sleeves. I'm told that I'm oddly shapped becuase I've got an 8" drop from shoulders to waist (and I should be a 32" but drinking beer is tough work), but whatever, it's what I'm working with. Budget is probably 200-400 dollars, though will mostly be dictated by the stores we go to. We're heading into either downtown Boston or Burlington (think Men's Wearhouse, for the locals) Sunday afternoon. My biggest fear in this endeavor is looking like an accountant. My dad's a short jewish lawyer and doesn't really know shit except for that he's got to wear a suit to work and it better not clash blacks and navys. Help. He's suggested Men's Wearhouse, Brooks Brothers, and apparently the Filenes at Downtown Crossing has some good stuff, too. Beyond where to go, what should I be looking for? I will never buy a double-breasted jacket, so that's out. I think I like a higher button stance (if that's the right terminology...) and 2 vents. Would uploading a picture be helpful for you guys? I'd like this suit to last at least 3-4 years style-wise, so it can't be too avant-garde or stylized to modern trends. I'll be using it for job interviews in a year or two, I'd bet. And even beyond the suit itself, suggestions for dress shirts and shoes would be super. Thanks in advance, I'm already liking these forums more and more .
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4/14/05 at 2:28pm