I'm about to start the job search process, so I'll need a suit soon. I would like to stay under $500 or so for the suit. I'm light complected and have reddish hair. I'm 5"7' with kind of a stocky build, but not fat or anything. I'm a 42 short.
I went suit shopping today at Jos. A. Bank, and Dillards. JAB had some good deals, but all of the pants were pleated and extremely baggy. I tried on a couple of suits at Dillards, one Daniel Cremieux, one Ralph Lauren. I really liked the color of the Cremieux, but I tried the pants on and they were pleated and still too baggy for my liking. The slim fit Ralph Lauren was much cheaper, but the pants weren't pleated and fit much better. The overall build quality of the suit wasn't quite on par with the Cremieux.
So I've found out that I would prefer flat front pants that don't look like MC Hammer pants, but I can't go TOO slim on the fit because I don't think it would look right. The slim fit RL seemed, overall, just about right. Any suggests or guidelines would be much appreciated.