Originally Posted by yanks2182
If that's the charcoal pin (which it appears it is), it is certainly ok to wear to work. I'm wearing it right now. Great suit. I got it for under $400.
It's not the charcoal pin. It's a navy beaded pin stripe. Navy suit with light blue beaded pinstripes. I still think this one is perfectly fine for business. I need a navy pinstripe suit anyway and I don't think that $650 is too much to pay for a NWT Corneliani (though, this one is Super 100s, which isn't as nice as the other Corneliani suit that I got which is a Super 120s. Though, I think that this one will be a better workhorse).
Originally Posted by Margaret
What are your guys' thoughts on spending one's entire interview suit budget on a single suit? It's a great suit, and a great deal for the quality, but would even a top law firm expect a student to show up in a $1500 suit anyway? For a student on a budget, might it not be better to spend a bit less and try for two somewhat less expensive suits -- a grey and a navy, perhaps -- so that you can rotate, particularly for multiple interviews with a single firm? I seem to recall that being my strategy way back when...
I don't think a top law firm would expect a student to show up in a $1500 suit. In fact, I'm not sure that any partner who does interviews for top law firms (or even most, if not all, members of this board) can tell the difference between a $1500 suit and a $400 suit just by seeing it on the person. Like I said before, I wore a Navy Bachrach suit to all of my OCI interviews (about 25 interviews) and then wore the same suit on all callbacks. Every night when I came home I would just steam the thing and it would be ready to go for the next day and I don't think it hurt me one bit. Even if you have multiple interviews with a single firm, you are probably not going to be seeing the same person, and even if you do, they are not going to remember what you wore last time they met you. That said, you don't really need an expensive suit, and you don't really even need more than one suit.
My problem is that I am just addicted to buying nice suits and shoes. I just bought three suits in the past month. One of them was a Corneliani black pinstripe for $400 on STP, one was the navy pinstripe Corneliani for $650, and I also bought a Hickey-Freeman gray hand-tailored for $800 + $100 for working sleeve buttons. And the worst part is that I won't even be wearing them for another 4 months (my law firm job doesn't start until September), and even when I do start at my law firm, the firm is business casual so I'm not going to be wearing a suit more than one day a week. Eh, what are you going to do.