Critiquing fit of suit for finance interviews

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  1. lostintranslation

    lostintranslation Senior member

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently a undergraduate business student hoping to work in the financial services industry upon graduation. I took advantage of the recent BB 25% off sale to snap up a navy suit for my interviews next semester.

    So far, I've only had the lengths adjusted (sleeves, pants). Would any of you mind pointing out to me alterations that you think need to be made? My biggest issue is the break of the pants. I'd like my suit to look a little more slim and modern (without being obnoxious, of course), but the current break makes the pants flare out and look bad. How do I rectify this issue?

    I'd greatly appreciate any advice that you might be willing to offer.

    Thank you!

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    ImaPro Senior member

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    yywwyy Senior member

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    ^no. Shirt sleeves, especially your left, are slightly short. Also, pants are just too short. It can be longer without break, and ask your tailor to slant the hem so that the back is a little longer than the front.
     
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  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Far from wonderful but it will do - unless anyone who knows about fit is interviewing and even then he or she will hardly fret. You are young and therefore expectations are less and your clothes are not being interviewed.

    Trousers too short and not hanging correctly, coat, back all over the place and a tad too short. sleeves also. Shirt, longer sleeves in tandem with coat.

    Good luck.
     
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  5. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Pants are too short.

    BTW, who cut your hair?
     
  6. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I like the suit, but it'll need some work to be perfect. Right now, it's okay with a few flaws:


    • Trouser length is way too short. Did you have a store alterationist do this? You should see a tailor. Hopefully there's fabric left inside
    • I'd get those trousers tapered a bit, they're too baggy
    • Right sleeve seems a bit short to me, or at least, relative to the left
    • Jacket fit is okay, I might get it taken in a pinch but don't worry too much about that for a conservative industry
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    It's perfectly sufficient for interviewing and wearing to work--except the trousers appear several inches too short.
     
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    ballmouse Senior member

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    I think you need a longer jacket (can you get a L to get a lower buttoning point?) and longer inseam. In the suit's current state, your arms look freakishly long.
     
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    Just my two cents: Do you have items in the pockets of your trousers? I would remove them and keep the pockets empty.
     
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    Mandres Well-Known Member

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    The only thing that's flat out wrong to my eye is the length of the trousers. Everything else looks fine.
     
  11. lostintranslation

    lostintranslation Senior member

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    Hey fellas, thanks for the advice. What kind of break do I have going on right now? What kind of break should I specify when I take it into the tailor? From my estimates, it looks like I have about ~3 inches of fabric in the pants that can be let out. I'm sure that will be sufficient.

    Is there any reason why the jacket appears to be pulling in the back at the shoulders (see third picture)? What can be done about this?

    Lastly, any thoughts on the tie? It's just a regular repp tie by Brooks as well. Would there be a more fitting tie for this suit?

    Thanks again!
     
  12. UglyJoe

    UglyJoe Well-Known Member

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    You have a bit of a roll on the back below the collar. This can be removed pretty easily and at low cost. As others have pointed out, the back of the pant is too short - classically, it should hit above just above your heel and hang clean doing so. Break on the front of the pant looks ok. If you could get the pant tapered a bit that might take out some of the bagginess in the front you are complaining of, but that might be a bit more expensive of a fit and probably not worth it for an interview suit.
     
  13. lostintranslation

    lostintranslation Senior member

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    I wouldn't mind spending a few extra bucks to get the bagginess removed, as the suit was pretty expensive, and tacking 5-10% onto the cost for a better fit seems reasonable to me. I'll also be wearing it to work this summer at a merchant bank in New York, so I'd like for it to fit right.

    The only problem that I have is that I have large calves, so I'd most likely need to get the pants tapered starting at or below the calves. Is this normal, or would it seem like an odd request to a tailor?

    I have an old suit, and I tried to have the suit trousers tapered beneath the calves, but the pleat (? sorry, I'm not sure about the terminology here, I'm talking about the line that runs down the front of the pants) became bowed in instead of going straight down like they currently are. As a result, my trousers were ruined, and the pants look all funny now.

    Sorry, I missed this earlier. I just got it cut at some random salon in the city that I'm residing in this month. Why do you ask?
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    You'll look better than most of the people interviewing with you. Some things could be fixed as mentioned above but honestly it's pretty good for what you need
     
  15. lostintranslation

    lostintranslation Senior member

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    Double post, sorry!
     
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