Budget suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Wolfon, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering is it okay for a young intern to wear these suits and have them altered? (sleeves shortened, pants, etc) My budget is quite low but I want to look decent.

    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Slim-Fit-Suits/Mens-Suits-Slim-Fit,en_GB,sc.html

    In particular these suits:

    navy suit
    Particularly this one: http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Eddington-...n_GB,pd.html?start=0&cgid=Mens-Suits-Slim-Fit

    grey suit
    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Wilson-Lig...n_GB,pd.html?start=0&cgid=Mens-Suits-Slim-Fit

    Shirts:
    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Slim-Fit-B..._GB,pd.html?start=0&cgid=Mens-Slim-Fit-Shirts

    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Slim-Fit-B..._GB,pd.html?start=0&cgid=Mens-Slim-Fit-Shirts

    With this knit tie:
    http://www.reiss.com/rw/mens/accessories/cutler/navy/

    Any advice are appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Why not?
    The 3 piece is a little much(of course you could wear it w/o the vest)..but the rest can work(if it is decent quality.)
     
  3. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    If it helps, I'm five foot ten (short torso and not sure if I am decent-heighted enough to wear a suit).
     
  4. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    Great, thank you Ter1413! I will def lay off the vest definitely.
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    Ter1413 offers much sense as ever - I would add, 'whilst you are an intern'. When you have a proper job you do need to aspire to much better quality.
     
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    :cheers:
     
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    If you are going to splurge at this point, get yourself a nice pair of shoes. They can last years with the proper care. They can also make a so-so outfit look "outstanding"....along with proper tailoring of the garments.
     
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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Nearly any man can look good in a properly fitting suit. This holds true if you're 5'10" with a short torso, 6'10" with a long torso, 4'10" with a medium torso, etc.

    The idea of not being "decent-heighted enough" to wear a suit is without merit. Akin to worrying that one is too brown-haired to drive a car.
     
  9. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    I will, thank you for the tip GBR. I'm trying to beat the typical intern look by having decent clothes, aside from having them altered, I also want to sport cufflinks and a white square folded pocket square.
     
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    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ter1413, I'm definitely taking your advice right now. What do you think of these?

    http://www.asos.com/hugo-boss/hugo-...6&clr=Black&SearchQuery=hugo+boss+shoes+black

    http://www.asos.com/ted-baker/ted-b...iid=3973582&clr=Brown&SearchQuery=brown+shoes

    http://www.asos.com/ps-by-paul-smit...?iid=3979693&clr=Brown&searchterm=brown+shoes
     
  11. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Michael, I need to alter my suits and confidence. I just want to get things right, e.g. suit altered to make me look better.

    I have pet peeves like when I see people in sloppy baggy suits, I just want to drag them to the alteration store, vice versa I always think my future self would drag the current me into a well established tailor with the best materials.
     
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    When I see people in overly short, overly close-fitting suits, I just want to laugh.
     
  13. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    Touché.
     
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    I'd stay away from those shoes if I were you.
     
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    Wolfon Well-Known Member

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    Okay will do, I was looking at this too: http://us.burberry.com/polished-leather-oxford-shoes-p39176781

    But a bit pricey, I'm guessing it's mainly because I'm looking at brands that didn't start out as shoe makers and they hire other companies to do their shoe work but slap their brand on them?

    I'm looking into UK brands right now.
     

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