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Thanks for your reply @mimo. Good to hear that from a senior member.

 

EDIT: I am thin, but I have a large head :) Shoulder width... not so wide = 45 cm/17,7 inch. Can a texture of the tie work some magic in this department?

 

Other opinions are welcome ofcourse.


Edited by ADante - 8/3/14 at 8:21am
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Anyone have thoughts on a good suit for interviews under $500?

I'm thinking indochino vs suitsupply at the moment
post #28383 of 33197

@ADante Best avoid really skinny ties and lapels.  Medium+  I'm not sure how much the texture will make a difference, but for all the occasions you mentioned, a nice madder or Macclesfield neat in navy or burgundy would be perfect.

 

@docgerrard Avoid online suit buying (see above) unless you already know something fits well - you don't want to waste money and time on something that you can have no idea will fit on the first try.  Which is the answer to your question: something that fits well.  Check out the sales in your town, or if you want to try SuitSupply, I'd suggest putting on a shirt and tie and proper shoes, and visiting your nearest branch to try in person.

post #28384 of 33197
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Originally Posted by docgerrard View Post

Anyone have thoughts on a good suit for interviews under $500?

I'm thinking indochino vs suitsupply at the moment

 

 

Safest bet in my opinion… Suitsupply

post #28385 of 33197

I'm just getting into suits etc. and recently bought a shirt/tie/PS combo for a wedding coming up. I liked it in the store but now I'm second guessing myself. I'm on a budget so had to go with the existing nazy blazer I had. coupled that with grey pants (on the lighter side) with dark brown shoes/belt. That was my foundation, which to me for a summer wedding is...basic (boring?), so I wanted to infuse more colour etc. through the shirt/tie/PS. I ended up getting a striped shirt with a paisley tie and a 'loud' PS. Now I'm wondering if I've overdone it. My basic question is, does this sound like too much going on with the shirt/tie/PS? Am I over-compensating the basic foundation with too much? Should paisley ties go with checked or plain shirts? Is a paisley tie with a busy PS too much? 

 

I know a picture would help but I don't feel comfortable posting it online. I could maybe email one though.

 

Thank you.

post #28386 of 33197

It's not your wedding, you don't need to perform.

 

If you want to freshen up the look, beige trousers are more lively than grey with a blue blazer (and you look less like a concierge), but you're fine as you are, especially if you've added some colour elsewhere, and they are a lighter grey.  But from what you've said, it does sound like you've tried to stuff in some "fun" elements without too much thought.

 

Post pics of the shirt, tie and square, and we'll see.  Also the shoes.  I love to talk about shoes.

post #28387 of 33197

What's the tie knot at 5:33?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Kl46zwsU8

post #28388 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ADante View Post
 

Thanks for your reply @mimo. Good to hear that from a senior member.

 

EDIT: I am thin, but I have a large head :) Shoulder width... not so wide = 45 cm/17,7 inch. Can a texture of the tie work some magic in this department?

 

Other opinions are welcome ofcourse.

Don't do it. I Have a Navy birdseye from HF and it's a beautiful suit. You will regret buying this suit though if you keep reading stuff on SF and develop your taste.

 

Trust me, I did. I ruined a GREAT charcoal suit with brown/blue pinstripes from BB cause I wanted the pants slimmer. Teh tailor ended up cutting the fabric and there was not enough to let out once I realized how I wanted my suits to fit(took me 2.5 years to realize this).

post #28389 of 33197

I... don't really understand what you're trying to say. "Don't do" what?

 

Either way, I opted for the charcoal birdseye suit. Once I've seen it in real life I immediately noticed the appeal of the charcoal one. The blue one was not navy, it was brighter.

 

This charcoal suit looks fantastic, it's pinheads are small in size, so it actually looks like a regular charcoal suit from a distance of 2-3 meters. Only when a person comes closer they realise it's a birdseye veawing. I like this effect, people getting excited when they approach me/come closer to me, on a subconscious level this works great in the social department.

 

The suit goes briliantly with black shoes and a black belt, but I'm gonna ask if you think it could go with dark brown just as nice.

 

Here are the photos of the suit (click for zoom):

 

 

 

 

I think it will do just fine for a couple of months (wedding, job, or a funeral God forbid). I'm not even going to mention the material since I know it's not good (it was realtively cheap though), and I will have to earn some money before buying a better one (having it tailored).

 

As mentioned before, I'm a slim/fit young guy (27yo), pale skin, narrower shoulders, big head (see picture bellow for type) + freckles and small moles (non protruding), light brown hair, solid blue eyes.

 

Head type:

"Heart" shape from this pic. High and protruded cheek bones, medium angular jaw and higher forehead (slight balding happening).

 

The lapels actually look quite OK (wider than I first thought). I'll browse for some shirt and tie recommendations now.

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That jacket is too short.

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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post
 

What's the tie knot at 5:33?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Kl46zwsU8


I believe it's half windsor. Could be wrong, I guess.

post #28392 of 33197

My chest measures 39.5'', but every time I try on a 40R OTR suit jacket it seems too big. I wound up recently buying a 38R even though my chest is almost 40''

 

What gives? I have experienced this in multiple brands too. I guess my body type is weird? I always try to go from the shoulders and all the 40Rs looked too big in the shoulders.

post #28393 of 33197
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Originally Posted by docgerrard View Post

Anyone have thoughts on a good suit for interviews under $500?

I'm thinking indochino vs suitsupply at the moment

Short answer: Suitsupply yes, Indochino no.

Basis: I have 3 SS suits and 3 of their sport coats and I never stop being impressed by the quality of the materials and workmanship for the price point. In my case it helps that they fit me almost perfectly off the peg. On the other hand, every Indochino fit I've seen (including the professionally shot images on their product page) is an utter train wreck.
post #28394 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JSDNJ View Post

My chest measures 39.5'', but every time I try on a 40R OTR suit jacket it seems too big. I wound up recently buying a 38R even though my chest is almost 40''

What gives? I have experienced this in multiple brands too. I guess my body type is weird? I always try to go from the shoulders and all the 40Rs looked too big in the shoulders.

That's 100% typical. Notice that if your waist is 32" a 32 trouser won't fit right either.
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


That's 100% typical. Notice that if your waist is 32" a 32 trouser won't fit right either.

Thanks, I was worried. Not one 40 fits me even though measurements say it should.

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