I humbly beseech you to skim through what I have written. Hopefully you will realise my predicament, and yield solid advice as to what you would do. I recently got accepted for a prestigious job near New York. I have to give a one hour presentation, go to a formal dinner, and of course have the customary interview. I leave on Monday next week. This is the problem: I was stupid to assume all my wonderful tailored suits still fit me. I do not wear suits at my current job which is smart casual, so have been wearing sport coats for past year using a suit only once. I was going to wear a Navy suit for the interview and presentation, and a black suit for the formal dinner (I do not have a Tux that fits right at the moment). I thought everything was OK until I decided to try on my Navy suit last night. The Pants do not fit - I cannot button around my waist and there is very little hem left to let out (these pants did not come with significant hem in the first place). Ok, to hell with Navy so I decided to try on my other solid color suits suitable for interview (Medium Grey, Dark Grey, Charcoal) and those pants also fit poorly with little hem to let out! Although I have a very great number of suits (15 of them), only 4 have enough hem in pants to let out. However, all jackets are either a little tight or a little baggy (weight lifting in past left me buying range of sizes). - A grey - charcoal plaid suit (beautiful, but not really interview attire). - A medium - dark grey Pinstripe suit (Sadly it is my worst suit - it is an Armani that has a sheen). - A Charcoal Pinstripe suit with blue stripes (Second worst suit I have). - A Charcoal Pinstripe with double barred medium - dark grey stripes (almost tonal, not quite). I have a wardrobe full of very beautiful sport coats that fit well (a tiny bit tight on waist but nevermind about that), and no shortage of dress pants that can be let out for a good fit. Solution: Do I 1) Go to Saks/Nordstrom tommorrow and cross fingers I find a nice Navy / darker grey suit that fits off the rack (I doubt this)? 2) Take Navy jacket with me, find pants at department store that match most closely and hope nobody notices? 3) Rent a suit that fits me approximately? 4) Wear all black suit - given that after the interview we are having a formal dinner? 5) Wear one of the suits above, and accept jacket fit flaws? The flaws are big by SF standards, but by general public standards, the suit jackets still fit better than 70% of those out there. 6) Match a Sport coat to an odd pair of pants and hope this passes the grade? 7) Wear the navy suit with the pants that wont button? Zip up as far as possible and hide the evidence with a thick belt and buckle. The only saving grace is I have some wonderful shirts, dress shoes, and ties. If I wear what I have, I think if I throw off the jacket during the presentation, I wont have people noticing the relatively poor fit. I know full well I am not going to drop 10LB's in 3 days. I want everything to be perfect, and in future I promise to exercise more and lose the Pizza and 32oz cola diet.