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Originally Posted by bdbb View Post
Easily option 5 and also, you are acting like a moron. There are practically no job interview situations where time spent worrying about your attire beyond what is necessary for layman (not styleforum) appropriateness would not be better spent preparing for the substance of the interview. You are stressing about something that only makes a difference at the margins and has a much smaller chance of impacting your interview than other things you could be doing.

Good point. There is reaction and over reaction, I reckon the second one applies to me. To be frank, Im quite stressed about the upcoming week and not thinking clearly. I will just go by option 5 and wont break my balls over it. In future for other interviews, I will not leave it all so last minute and up in the air.

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You may need advice on how to feign sanity for the next few days, so here it is: Buy the first OTR suit you find that fits "OK". I know this is StyleForum, but buy the danged thing at Jos. A. Bank or Mens Wearhouse suit if you have to. You are interviewing for to be an R&D manager, not a clothing designer. I promise you that wearing a slightly ill-fitting suit for the interview will not be a strike against you. Get the store to rush the hemming. Make no other alterations - you cannot take the risk that something gets screwed up in your short timeline. That's it, that's all you need to do. You will be fine if you do this. Or at least, your wardrobe will.
Good luck.

Thanks for your commentary. I will go to Desert Hills outlets tommorrow anyway, my wife wants to visit the Prada outlet there for some new boots. If I find a reasonably well fitting suit at the BB or Saks outlet, cool. If not, I will just fly with one of those listed for option 5.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
You're flying out to NY?

1- Wear your best sc/pants combo on the plane and only bring the essentials (presentation material, toiletries, underwear, etc) with you in a carry-on, nothing else.
2- Show up to interview in slightly rumpled sc/pants. Tell them the airline lost your checked luggage.
3- Nail interview, score extra sympathy points.
4- Get job.
5- Thank me.

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*The key to getting away with a half-assed lie like this is to actually believe some of it yourself, i.e. you'll be more convincing to others if you yourself think you're missing your checked luggage (by actually not bringing any).

Awesome. That would actually work I bet. I wont go to such extremes though.
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Awesome. That would actually work I bet. I wont go to such extremes though.

Ha, but there's nothing extreme about method acting 101, just takes a bit of practice.

Your money, however much you'd usually spend on a suit or however little you'd spend on a bailout/emergency suit, will be better spent afterwards, if/when you actually need to refresh your wardrobe for your new job. You want to feel good about yourself? Take your wife out to a nice dinner this weekend to celebrate your impending new job. Money well spent. Heck, buy her those Prada boots at the outlet.
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