Originally Posted by CousinDonuts
doctorman - too many americans are fat. just because you're in shape doesn't mean your suit is "progressive". Fit has been talked about for enough years that as long as you're not sporting a Topman pencil-thin suit with the jacket cut barely below your waist, no one is going to bat an eye. Fitted but not tight is the mark of someone in shape. But as you say, everyone's view and sense of style is different. so my general view is to find what works for your body type, what makes you feel confident, then rock the hell out of it.
you might have misunderstood my intention. i'm a big fan of suitsupply and RLBL, both of which i consider quite "progressive" and appropriate for many occasions. my point is simply, as a first suit and for someone just starting off his career, one might want to lean a little towards conservative side (in this case, a conservative side of suitsupply). this has nothing to do with fat americans.
one thing i must admit - i may not fully appreciate the cultural differences between continental europe and north america. if everyone in your firm wears suitsupply then i think you'll blend right in with a suitsupply. on the other hand, if everyone wears a brooks brothers and you, at the beginning of your career, wears a suitsupply, people might think you've got something to prove. of course, when you become the company's CEO, you can wears shorts and a t shirt to work everyday.