I am truly blown away that renting a suit is even an option. Seriously? Normally I would not think along those lines. I am planning on trimming back down on my weight but right now it goes without say I would have to size up. Once I trim down, all my main suits would fit, and then I would have another redundant overlarge suit. I do not really want to spend $1000 plus on this suit, but given the importance of this interview, I will just cough up the cash and let the larger future salary take care of this expense. That is of course if I find a suit that fits ok. I do not have the interview until Tuesday but arrive on Monday afternoon, so I have a few hours to mess around in New York if I want (I would rather practice my presentation in the hotel though). If I find nothing in Saks in LA (or Camarillo or Desert Hills outlets just outside LA), I could still pay a visit to Brooks Brothers in NYC and take pot luck there. Forgive me for focusing on a minor point, but for what kind of job and firm are you interviewing that would include a "formal dinner" as part of the process? As a professional in New York I am hard-pressed to think of a restaurant or other venue (besides a handful of private clubs) where one would normally wear a tuxedo to dinner. Nor can I think of a profession or firm where formal events would be so customary that one would be included in the "getting to know you" phase. Good piece of information, the itenary I was given just said dinner. So if it just says dinner, would it be correct to assume a fairly informal affair then? You see I work as an associate professor at a university right now, but want to shift to corporate for a few years. This job at corporate puts me in charge of a whole R&D department, and from there I will be in a position to do exactly what I wanted to do all along. I worked in a more corporate job a long time ago, but it was a little company with a turnover < $50mil a year.