Hi again, sorry if I'm bumping this thread, was busy finishing off some hellish exams. And no, I'm not a genius :P, I live in New Zealand where people apply for med school after a compulsory pre-clinical introductory year, although granted we only have 2 medical schools in the country. It's a 5 year course, compared to the 4 year american MD programs.
Thanks for all the advice, I've decided to buy a handmade, NZ made charcoal or navy suit which I can get at outlet prices (~700USD including all alterations) from a reputable tailor, definitely in 100% wool, if my size pops up at the outlet within 2 months. It seems like a well-fitting slim blazer is a lot harder to find than a modern, slim-cut suit, but the NZ market is relatively tiny so I'll make do with what's available. I'll definitely have to make sure the suit's not worn where copious amounts of alcohol is likely to be consumed