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post #16 of 22
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I have several suits, but only recently have I put a focus on improving my overall look. This was the first suit I have gotten tailored to fit me properly (most were simply bought off a rack). Attire on a day to day basis in my current job is a dress shirt/tie/slacks, no jacket on the average day.

post #17 of 22
My apologies, I didn't realize ebay offered MTM (or was it bespoke?)
post #18 of 22
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No I went, got measured, searched for a "quality" brand from what I've read on styleforum. Found a quality brand with my measurements that I liked the style of. I then purchased said suit, took it to a tailor and had him make alterations to the suit to make it fit properly.

 

Is it the same as MTM or bespoke, no, of course not. The whole process costed me about $300 bucks and I'm proud of the end product.

 

In the past, I would go to a Jos A. Banks / Men's Warehouse, pick a suit off a rack that fit pretty well, bought it and wore it. 

 

I apologize if this isn't up to your standards...

post #19 of 22

Congrats on your interview! The important thing to remember before wearing the suit is to think about where you're going to wear it. For an any interview, I'd usually grab my navy suit but since you have to work with what you have, a dark grey suit is a good choice, conservative and never too flashy. I concur with the gents here regarding the light blue dress shirt to pair with your grey suit but if you only have white shirts there's no harm wearing it. Use a patterned blue tie or burgundy if you prefer.

 

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Originally Posted by CovertDebonair View Post

No I went, got measured, searched for a "quality" brand from what I've read on styleforum. Found a quality brand with my measurements that I liked the style of. I then purchased said suit, took it to a tailor and had him make alterations to the suit to make it fit properly.

 

Is it the same as MTM or bespoke, no, of course not. The whole process costed me about $300 bucks and I'm proud of the end product.

 

In the past, I would go to a Jos A. Banks / Men's Warehouse, pick a suit off a rack that fit pretty well, bought it and wore it. 

 

I apologize if this isn't up to your standards...

Actually, I think that's a very good idea if you want to have good quality clothes for a reasonable price and that fits you well. I will have to try it.

post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hiras Fashion View Post

Congrats on your interview! The important thing to remember before wearing the suit is to think about where you're going to wear it. For an any interview, I'd usually grab my navy suit but since you have to work with what you have, a dark grey suit is a good choice, conservative and never too flashy. I concur with the gents here regarding the light blue dress shirt to pair with your grey suit but if you only have white shirts there's no harm wearing it. Use a patterned blue tie or burgundy if you prefer.

 

Thanks - the interview went very well. Will have to get my next suit prepped for the second interview which will be right after the holidays. It's between me and one other candidate. I went with a white shirt and my black paisley tie, every other combination I tried seemed to "pop" or be too "loud" for an interview, so I tried to go with as toned back, professional, but elegant as possible. (I'm loud and obnoxious enough lol).  Tried to pose to get my watch to show as well, but the camera phone took out a lot of the details as it was. 

 

 

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post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by FranSuitman View Post

Actually, I think that's a very good idea if you want to have good quality clothes for a reasonable price and that fits you well. I will have to try it.

Thank you - I didn't mean to sound like a jerk, maybe it's in my mind, I just feel like a lot of people come off as condescending or look down at you if you don't have a custom made or $12,000 dollar suit. I am a 25 year old guy who has fully paid off my college loans, my cars, and has 0 debt, with that said, I'm trying to save for a house and can't justify spending 1k+ on suits, or more than a couple hundred bucks on a watch etc. I wish I could, but it's just not in the cards yet. So I try to do the best with what I have =)

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