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post #16 of 30
Target has wool suits too. May have to order them online or ask a store associate.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by being 50 View Post
I am having a hell of a time finding a suit that fits. I'm pretty slim, and for some reason, every pant, even in separates is built like Hammer pants. Plus, they are all pleated, which doesn't help.

But, I found a good shaped suit, with slimmer pants at Target that fits really well, and the whole thing was $85. I've read on here good things about Target suits, but this one is 65% polyester and 35% rayon. As far as I can tell, it doesn't look much different than the $200-$299 suits at Men's Wearhouse, but I'm not really an expert. But, the main thing is it actually fits me.

I'm only wearing this through interview season here (I'm in grad school), which is fall and winter in Pennsylvania, so I'm not too worried about heat.

I can't notice anything, but do you think this kind of suit will be noticeable in an interview? Given the store options around here--Men's Wearhouse is as good as it gets--I'd rather go for a decent fit than material.

Thanks for any help on this, I appreciate it.




A suit for 300 ?

You might get a Cheap shirt for that ,


If you want a real suit you will need to go to a place like Harry Rosen ,Or Scots ,,,,And have the suit Custom made ,,,,You cant by anything good on a rack

And Polyester ,,,No you want all natural material ,,,,Anything else will Look like you just walked out of a 70's Polyester Hippie convention

Most of the Choice places to By cloths Custom Makes your suit for you ........The Suits on the rack are just for the sole purpose of Display , so you have an idea of what your Custom made suit will look like

You wont ever get a half Decent suit that fits right for under $5,000 ,,, And Believe me People can tell if your wearing a Rack 299 Special Or a Custom made suit
post #18 of 30
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A suit for 300 ?

You might get a Cheap shirt for that ,


If you want a real suit you will need to go to a place like Harry Rosen ,Or Scots ,,,,And have the suit Custom made ,,,,You cant by anything good on a rack

And Polyester ,,,No you want all natural material ,,,,Anything else will Look like you just walked out of a 70's Polyester Hippie convention

Most of the Choice places to By cloths Custom Makes your suit for you ........The Suits on the rack are just for the sole purpose of Display , so you have an idea of what your Custom made suit will look like

You wont ever get a half Decent suit that fits right for under $5,000 ,,, And Believe me People can tell if your wearing a Rack 299 Special Or a Custom made suit

This is a horrible first post. You should be ashamed of yourself for being such a crappy troll. If you're going to register just to act like an ass you could at least try to make it half-way believable.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by Slyh View Post
A suit for 300 ?

You might get a Cheap shirt for that ,


If you want a real suit you will need to go to a place like Harry Rosen ,Or Scots ,,,,And have the suit Custom made ,,,,You cant by anything good on a rack

And Polyester ,,,No you want all natural material ,,,,Anything else will Look like you just walked out of a 70's Polyester Hippie convention

Most of the Choice places to By cloths Custom Makes your suit for you ........The Suits on the rack are just for the sole purpose of Display , so you have an idea of what your Custom made suit will look like

You wont ever get a half Decent suit that fits right for under $5,000 ,,, And Believe me People can tell if your wearing a Rack 299 Special Or a Custom made suit

You're either a spam-bot or an idiot.
post #20 of 30
I'd wear a 85 dollar suit if I knew I was doing something that would annihilate a nicer one.
post #21 of 30
To OP - consider used. Hit a goodwill store for 100% wool suit. If you find one that fits then have it cleaned in time for your interview.

Avoid the polyester suit unless you have no other option.
post #22 of 30
Slyh, on his first post on SF bumps a 2 year old thread, and the ever-helpful others forgot to check the dates
post #23 of 30
I have a 3 piece polyester suit I bought before I knew better. Its a great beater suit to wear downtown. I had it tailored, and it's good to have a suit I don't have to worry about. I spent maybe $100 total on it.
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post #25 of 30

i thought this was a 'STYLE' forum..who the hell was asking about buying a suit from TARGET??? was it next to the diapers or the lamps? if there are no stores near you go online and get a used quality suit...an ERMEN ZEGNA, CORNeliani, brooks bros, JOS A BANK (gold/platinum only) or isaia, or oxxford.. if its anything other than wool or wool/cashmere, dont buy it.

post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by mattyb123 View Post

i thought this was a 'STYLE' forum..who the hell was asking about buying a suit from TARGET??? was it next to the diapers or the lamps? if there are no stores near you go online and get a used quality suit...an ERMEN ZEGNA, CORNeliani, brooks bros, JOS A BANK (gold/platinum only) or isaia, or oxxford.. if its anything other than wool or wool/cashmere, dont buy it.

You just bumped a thread from 2009. Good work.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by mattyb123 View Post

i thought this was a 'STYLE' forum..who the hell was asking about buying a suit from TARGET??? was it next to the diapers or the lamps? if there are no stores near you go online and get a used quality suit...an ERMEN ZEGNA, CORNeliani, brooks bros, JOS A BANK (gold/platinum only) or isaia, or oxxford.. if its anything other than wool or wool/cashmere, dont buy it.

Welcome to SF mattyb. We look forward to your posts. cAPS lOCK?
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

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Originally Posted by mattyb123 View Post

i thought this was a 'STYLE' forum..who the hell was asking about buying a suit from TARGET??? was it next to the diapers or the lamps? if there are no stores near you go online and get a used quality suit...an ERMEN ZEGNA, CORNeliani, brooks bros, JOS A BANK (gold/platinum only) or isaia, or oxxford.. if its anything other than wool or wool/cashmere, dont buy it.

Welcome to SF mattyb. We look forward to your posts. cAPS lOCK?

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post #29 of 30

I understand you may not be at a point where you can afford a hart schaffner marx or Brioni suit, BUT, you don't want to show up for an interview in a cheap poly/rayon suit. They don't breathe, you will be uncomfortable, and you want to put your best foot forward especially in an interview.

 

You should be able to find wool or wool blend suits at somewhere like JCP, or Kohl's, for example. In clothing, as most things in life, you get what you pay for.

 

The ultimate fabric combo is silk/wool/linen. It looks, and feels expensive. It will also not wrinkle very much and keep you cool and comfortable even when the weather is warm.

 

Synthetic materials like poly/rayon don't breathe so they trap heat and sweat in. That is why they are so cheap is because they are so cheap to make.

 

And stay away from 100% linen- while it does breathe and is lightweight, it wrinkles very easily. If that doesn't bother you, then certainly a 100% linen jacket would be better than some poly/rayon blend.

 

Another good bet would be Nordstrom's half yearly sale in June/July when they have really nice sport coats like Hart Schaffner and Peter Millar for great prices.

 

Hope this helps!

post #30 of 30


If you are only going to wear it a couple of times, it's ok. Poly/Rayon looks ok on the surface, but they don't breathe. In life you get what you pay for, and that is definitely true with suits/sport coats.

 

if you look online or elsewhere, you will see nice looking suits/sport coats very cheap that are made with synthetics like polyester/rayon. I've fallen into that trap myself, and anytime I purchased a poly/rayon it just sits in my closet.

 

You want wool or silk and wool for example. They breathe, are durable, and you will feel like a million bucks wearing it. Also, you can wear them in warmer weather with minimal discomfort.

 

As some of the other people responded, you DON'T want to wear anything shiny, especially on a job interview.

 

If you see a sport coat or suit advertised at a very cheap price, you can assume it was very cheap to make and will look cheap on you.

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