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Suit Emergency

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DocHunter, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. DocHunter

    DocHunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey is a random question:

    I have a job interview tomorrow morning. I pulled the old suit out and tried it on to find that the waist is mighty tight. I might be able to hack it if I hike them up well above my hips, but I'm afraid that might look funny. My idea was this:

    Would I ruin anything if I cut the waist button off and rewed it on the waist about 1/2" inside of it, to give myself a little breathing room tomorrow? This was my idea at a quick fix, but I don't know if it will work. I don't have time to bring them to the tailor because the interview is tomorrow morning.

    Any advice is helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. Navi

    Navi Well-Known Member

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    It might look a bit weird but I reckon it'd work. Doesn't sound like you have much of a choice anyways. You can always change it back if it looks too weird/you screw up!
     
  3. spitfirees20

    spitfirees20 Well-Known Member

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    Instead of ruining a suit, you could try to just keep the top button unbuttoned and use a belt to hold the pants up. It's not the best idea, but hey, neither is checking on your interview suit the night before an interview.
     
  4. Aldehyde

    Aldehyde Well-Known Member

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    Or wear a different suit.

    Or use the jacket as an odd jacket with pants that fit.
     
  5. Navi

    Navi Well-Known Member

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    Instead of ruining a suit, you could try to just keep the top button unbuttoned and use a belt to hold the pants up. It's not the best idea, but hey, neither is checking on your interview suit the night before an interview.

    Yeah this is probably a better idea, see if just a belt works.

    Also what a great help, Aldehyde! Surely he would've posted this thread if he had another suit he could use instead!
     
  6. NORE

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    OP, if you do this you run the risk of your zipper either being exposed or worse, coming undone. Shame on you for waiting 'till the last minute to button these details up [​IMG]
     
  7. pauliec

    pauliec Well-Known Member

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    Instead of ruining a suit, you could try to just keep the top button unbuttoned and use a belt to hold the pants up. It's not the best idea, but hey, neither is checking on your interview suit the night before an interview.

    +1, just make sure the buckle covers the unfastened button. It will look like your stomach is literally bursting out of your pants.
     
  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    OP, if you do this you run the risk of your zipper either being exposed or worse, coming undone. Shame on you for waiting 'till the last minute to button these details up [​IMG]
    +1 [​IMG] Just wave your hat in the air and shout 'Yee-haww' because you're going for the ride now. Good luck tho. Let us know how it went.
     
  9. markspencer

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    Or wear a different suit.

    Or use the jacket as an odd jacket with pants that fit.


    I agree with Aldehyde. Try finding another pair of pants that fit.
     
  10. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known Member

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    If you know a decent alterations tailor in your area, he/she should be able to let those trousers out in about 30 minutes.

    If you don't know anybody, go to a men's clothing store in your area and offer the tailor thirty or forty dollars to perform the emergency repair. (JAB, Brooks Brothers, etc.)

    Oh, never mind...I see that you posted last night and now it's too late since you're probably at the interview.
     
  11. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Well-Known Member

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    Don't ever wait till the day before the interview to make sure your suit fits again!
     

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