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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
Macy's Alfani Red Separates can be kopped for sup $200 - and at least they are slim fit

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No indication that the OP is slim
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
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No indication that the OP is slim


Apologize - at least the Alfani Suit separtes are sold as slim - which leads me to believe they are in general going to fit better than the JCP trash bag.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
I am a lawyer and have assisted in the hiring of paralegals and law clerks

This suit by JCPenny is acceptable for an interview. The pattern is so subtle and at first I thought they put Glen Plaid in error...as it looks nothing like the bespoke POW suits that I have

Because the pattern (if noticeable at all when within a few feet of you), appears so subtle, it makes for a nice grey suit. Paired with a few light blue shirts and you will be fine.

Try it on first of all. If the fit is good, that is very important. This is a non-threatening suit. Besides as a lawclerk or paralegal...especially in San Jose...you will likely be wearing sweaters more often than the jacket from this suit. If you really like the suit's fit, see if they will allow you to purchase a second trouser...as you will be giving the trouser more wear & tear than the jacket...and often, will have the jacket hung up as you work

May your interview go well and hope the job works out for you. Now go grab this suit...but make sure you try it on first before you buy it.

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Unless you accompany a lawyer to court, as a paralegal your interview will be the last time you wear a suit.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
Macy's Alfani Red Separates can be kopped for sup $200 - and at least they are slim fit

I actually am a slim fit- in the upper body. In the lower body, I'm a "classic fit". It's especially fun being me because most suits seem to be slim or classic-fitted in both the top and bottom. Might have to combine some suit separates and hope the colors match
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, all, for the replies. I read every post- good food for thought. I'm looking at the BB and JAB suits as well to see if I can find something without a pattern. The 38L is elusive, though. 40L's are more universally available but should I stay away from a 40L if the 38L is my genuine size?

I also understand that I probably won't wear my suit everyday but I still want one on hand if only so that I don't have to scramble to get one and have it tailored if an occasion arises.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by wsblend View Post
Thanks, all, for the replies. I read every post- good food for thought. I'm looking at the BB and JAB suits as well to see if I can find something without a pattern. The 38L is elusive, though. 40L's are more universally available but should I stay away from a 40L if the 38L is my genuine size?
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Probably so, yes. Sizing's not uniform, so it can't hurt to try on some 40Ls. But I'd avoid suits where they shoulders are too wide or it seems like the chest will need to be taken in substantially.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat View Post
I think your idea of fit is SF-skewed. The jacket cuts him in half visually and is just past his behind. The pants are not Eurotrash tight, thank God, but fit quite passably. The shoulders are built up, but not over-large.

Perhaps I was a little harsh, but it still looks a size too big on him, or is cut for a much bigger man.
post #23 of 25
try Zara
post #24 of 25
^ Not really law firm appropriate, IMO. At least, not for an interview.
post #25 of 25
Wearing formal suit is definitely advisable if you're talking about law interviews. Your choice right there looks acceptable to me. It does not really matter if what you wear is cheap as long as you can carry yourself wearing that type of clothing.
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