Originally Posted by MrDaniels
All of this advice is excellent-but let's not make the kid too nervous: We don't want him to worry that he is going into these interviews looking like The Shaggy DA; the fact is he already is better put-together than at least 80% of the recent graduates I see walking around [. . .]
Of course you are correct. However, for each position, there is one opening, and dress could conceivably make the difference between being #1 and #2. There could be 2,000 applicants, and the difference between #1 and #2 is still awfully broad.
Aside from that, of course, is the fact that he wants his suit to fit as well as it can. Naturally you're not addressing this, but I'm weaving it in anyway because it's a realistic result of acquiring a beautiful suit.