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post #61 of 74
Please buy a suit for weddings and funerals. Just one. Please. frown.gif
post #62 of 74
Thread Starter 

I was discussing this thread with my wife and in laws last night, and the have offered to pay for a suit, within reason (MW/JaB type) so, it looks like im off to MW today, as they are one of the few clothiers in Lincoln that will have the price point that I need to stay within. 

 

Thank you all for your various inputs and opinions-some of my consternation is my own fault. It's difficult to be told that what you have worn your whole life, and what you have seen others wear is 'wrong'. Ill get over it. 

 

Off to go suit shopping. I'm thinking charcoal, two piece-seems to be the most versatile.   

 

:-)

post #63 of 74
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Return the MW suit. Read here for a bit. Determine your measurements and get a decent suit for the same money. Just as before, you are making another mistake. If you take the time to educate yourself a little bit you will be much better for it.
post #64 of 74
Thread Starter 

Its a suit. Im not paying for it. Its not my money. I don't exactly get to be picky. 

post #65 of 74
Hey, I just saw a JAB commercial buy 1 get 5 free or something. smile.gif
post #66 of 74
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Originally Posted by Alathea View Post

Its a suit. Im not paying for it. Its not my money. I don't exactly get to be picky. 

I really don't get why you would come here asking for advice, argue that you know better, then do what you were going to do in the first place.

Yes, being offered a free suit is great. If you told your in-laws that you know how to get a much better suit for the same $$ as the crap they sell at MW, and could explain whyMW suits are not going to last, wouldn't they want to buy you the best they could for the money?

Whatever, get your piece of crap and good luck.
post #67 of 74
When do we tell OP he must get a bespoke suit?
post #68 of 74
Do you even need a suit?
post #69 of 74
Do you have a job offer yet?
post #70 of 74

I actually work at a tech company. If you're interviewing for a technical position, you will look weird and feel uncomfortable in a suit.

 

I recommend wearing a sportcoat and dress shirt. No tie.

post #71 of 74
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

I really don't get why you would come here asking for advice, argue that you know better, then do what you were going to do in the first place.
Yes, being offered a free suit is great. If you told your in-laws that you know how to get a much better suit for the same $$ as the crap they sell at MW, and could explain whyMW suits are not going to last, wouldn't they want to buy you the best they could for the money?
Whatever, get your piece of crap and good luck.

Chill out.
post #72 of 74
What has been said is not that you need a suit, it is that if you don't have one don't try and emulate one. Wear odd jacket with odd trousers of different colors, and you'll be fine.
post #73 of 74
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

For the love of God, don't wear a pocket square. Wear the suit as though it were a normal interview courtesy, but you will really look like you're tying too hard if you wear the pocket square. You want the job, you know the office culture won't punish you for wearing one later, but don't risk looking like you're flaunting your vanity at your first introduction.

For what it's worth I agree with this. If you're worried about being both professional and not being perceived as stuffy, a pocket square isn't helping. In both engineering and IT I haven't ran across a pocket square in over a decade and that was at an awards banquet. Also, I would consider a solid colored tie (either burgundy or medium to light blue). If you have a navy blue blazer and grey pants, that might work better than a black suit which is a little "harsh" for an interview and walks the line between casual and professional a little better. Also, for what it's worth I've read that white shirts work better in interviews...something to do with eliciting trust better than colored shirts. I can't verify this since it's based on a study that I read many years ago...like 10 years ago.

Just my 2 cents for what it's worth...and good luck!
post #74 of 74
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Originally Posted by droy View Post

For what it's worth I agree with this. If you're worried about being both professional and not being perceived as stuffy, a pocket square isn't helping. In both engineering and IT I haven't ran across a pocket square in over a decade and that was at an awards banquet. Also, I would consider a solid colored tie (either burgundy or medium to light blue). If you have a navy blue blazer and grey pants, that might work better than a black suit which is a little "harsh" for an interview and walks the line between casual and professional a little better. Also, for what it's worth I've read that white shirts work better in interviews...something to do with eliciting trust better than colored shirts. I can't verify this since it's based on a study that I read many years ago...like 10 years ago.
Just my 2 cents for what it's worth...and good luck!

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