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post #31 of 69
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Originally Posted by Talbina View Post
Some people here....i'm just going to say are "different".

The people suggesting a pocket square....are you in the UK? Because that shit doesn't fly in North America.

I live in Boston. On the other hand, I work in defense contracting, so a suit is enough of an anomaly that anything else you might want to do with it basically goes without notice.
post #32 of 69
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I read up in some other threads and I think the suit and pants are too small, thus giving everything such a fashion foward look. I hear H&M runs small so Ill go for a 40r...that jacket was a 36r. For reference, I am 5'8.5- 5'9 and 150 lbs, slight athletic build.
post #33 of 69
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post
Obscurity, I was looking at your recent WAYWT threads and noticed that in one of your posts, you are wearing a "short jacket" as well? I really had no idea what I had was a short jacket, I just thought it was a fitted jacket that wasn't a shapeless sack. Ill go and size up on the pants, hopefully it works out! However the jacket is fine?
Not quite sure which jacket you're referring to here... this one?



If so, this is purely a casual jacket for combining with jeans/casual trousers as far as I'm concerned. It's too short to be a suit jacket (though plenty of suit jackets are made very short now).

You need to remember that the audience you're getting here is a million times more critical (of clothing) than your interviewers will be. In addition, many (myself included) live in different countries with different clothing norms. So long as you are clean and well-groomed, wear something recognizable as a suit, that fits at least ok, with a clean shirt, tie and matching shoes - you will be fine as regards clothing.

My honest advice - if it's possible to keep the H&M suit jacket and get trousers a size up, which you then adjust for length and waist - do this.
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post
Obscurity, I was looking at your recent WAYWT threads and noticed that in one of your posts, you are wearing a "short jacket" as well? I really had no idea what I had was a short jacket, I just thought it was a fitted jacket that wasn't a shapeless sack. Ill go and size up on the pants, hopefully it works out! However the jacket is fine?

i think he meant ur jacket is fine as is. referring to short jacket because the sleeves is a little bit long compared to what most ppl here prefer. and someone advised you shorten it, however to the average person it may seem like it's "too short" or a short jacket.
post #35 of 69
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
Not quite sure which jacket you're referring to here... this one?



If so, this is purely a casual jacket for combining with jeans/casual trousers as far as I'm concerned. It's too short to be a suit jacket (though plenty of suit jackets are made very short now).

You need to remember that the audience you're getting here is a million times more critical (of clothing) than your interviewers will be. In addition, many (myself included) live in different countries with different clothing norms. So long as you are clean and well-groomed, wear something recognizable as a suit, that fits at least ok, with a clean shirt, tie and matching shoes - you will be fine as regards clothing.

My honest advice - if it's possible to keep the H&M suit jacket and get trousers a size up, which you then adjust for length and waist - do this.

Thanks for your advice! I will go back to H&M today and size up on the trousers, I feel as if the jacket is a good fit, however ill just see how it looks if i size up. I cant believe I fit into a 36r though, at H&M...5'9 isnt tiny...
post #36 of 69
You can check, but I don't think that sizing up the jacket will do what you want. It's already a little large in the body, and a bigger size won't look good on you. The jacket is short because it's designed to be short, since short jackets are a specific fashion right now. The pants are tight because they're designed to be tight, since thats a part of the same fashion. Trying to size up or down in order to make this particular cut look more like a "standard" cut is almost certainly going to end in frustration. If it's important to you to wear a more traditional style, then you're going to have to buy a different suit, probably at a different kind of store. What the people who are objecting to the suit are saying is that they don't feel this style or fashion is appropriate for an interview or to wear to work. It's definitely a style aimed at a younger crowd, and doesn't seem to find a lot of admirers among those who are very experienced with men's suits and more suited to more traditional styles. This said, I don't personally find it as ridiculous as many others here do - perhaps owing to my own relative lack of experience with such things - so long as the trousers aren't cut three inches too short. I think it's a style most appropriate to a young guy, which you are. I think that Obscurity is correct that any comments you get on this forum are about a thousand times more critical and opinionated than anything you're going to get out in the real world.
post #37 of 69
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Originally Posted by Irond Will View Post
I think that Obscurity is correct that any comments you get on this forum are about a thousand times more critical and opinionated than anything you're going to get out in the real world.
I wasn't commenting based on my own opinions. I just cannot imagine that suit, as worn in the OP, being acceptable for a finance interview. Now people may wear something like that and get the job anyways, but it is like tying lead weights to yourself and still winning the marathon. People may not even consciously be aware of the oddness of the suit, but the impression would still be there. Like I said, even if only 1-5% of people would be off-put, why not just play it safe? I totally agree with what you said, Will, about not trying to size up or whatever. That would lead to something awkward.
post #38 of 69
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
Not quite sure which jacket you're referring to here... this one?



If so, this is purely a casual jacket for combining with jeans/casual trousers as far as I'm concerned. It's too short to be a suit jacket (though plenty of suit jackets are made very short now).

You need to remember that the audience you're getting here is a million times more critical (of clothing) than your interviewers will be. In addition, many (myself included) live in different countries with different clothing norms. So long as you are clean and well-groomed, wear something recognizable as a suit, that fits at least ok, with a clean shirt, tie and matching shoes - you will be fine as regards clothing.

My honest advice - if it's possible to keep the H&M suit jacket and get trousers a size up, which you then adjust for length and waist - do this.

I think that's good and useful advice to follow. Its pretty much a damned of you do, damned if you don't kind of situation. Just don't you dare wear a pocket square. Show that kind of detail if needed after you get the gig. Good luck and god speed
post #39 of 69
I'm much more conservative than most on this forum, so keep that in mind when judging any of my recommendations. With that out of the way, I would return this suit.

I don't find that the suit looks professional at all. The pants are way to skinny, and the lapels are way too narrow. Also, I was recently in H&M (with my girlfriend's cousins who are in high school) and tried on a suit jacket just to amuse myself. The fabric was terrible, and it didn't really look or even feel like a suit jacket at all.

The color is fine -- charcoal or navy is the way to go. But look for something more traditionally cut -- normal lapels, pants that are a bit baggy, etc. Most people on this forum don't care for them (I'm not a huge fan myself), but maybe try Jos Bank. They have traditional cut suits that are always on sale. Either that, or try a sale at Macy's, or a place like Syms. Wear a tie -- a conservative rep tie or something similar. If you check ebay, you can find a new Brooks Brothers tie for less than $30.

As somebody who is young (and looks even younger) in a conservative profession, my advice to you is to buy a conservative suit. You want to stand out based on your resume and what you offer, not on your attire. I've always tried to dress better than my peers. You feel confident, and people do take you seriously. Just my 2 cents.
post #40 of 69
What's with this no pocket square shit? White linen, TV fold.
post #41 of 69
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
as entry level pimp

entry level? apparantly you missed my pocket square.
post #42 of 69
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post
Thanks for your advice! I will go back to H&M today and size up on the trousers, I feel as if the jacket is a good fit, however ill just see how it looks if i size up. I cant believe I fit into a 36r though, at H&M...5'9 isnt tiny...

cool, now post new pics.

all that was needed was looser pants.

The jacket could certainly stand being tailored, the back really needs to be cleaned up, leave the lower button unbuttoned.

Now find a white shirt, barrel cuffs and a maroon pindot tie, and some slim captoe style shoes and you're all set for interviews.
post #43 of 69
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
entry level? apparantly you missed my pocket square.

your lack of style (or posing to have) overshadows those excessive details
post #44 of 69
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
agreed those pants are too trim. I would wear a pocket square to an interview....but i'm just a bad mother fucker. how many of you would hire me?
You're fired!
post #45 of 69
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
your lack of style (or posing to have) overshadows those excessive details

coming from you, i'll take that as a compliment.
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