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Help: Sub-$500 Interview Suit

sh0ebox

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Hey guys,

I have an interview for pharmacy school coming up here in about a month to a month and a half (the date is not yet set in stone) and I am in need of a suit.

As the title states, I am looking to try to keep it under $500 if possible, as I imagine this is one of very few instances where I will actually need a suit any time in the near future.

I am very small (5'4", ~130 lbs) and figured MTM would be the best route to get a suit that fits me well, but I don't think I have enough time to do anything like Thick As Thieves for fear of cutting it too close.

Do you guys have any suggestions on where I could get a decent navy or charcoal suit in my price range that will fit me well? It's looking like I won't have many options and may have to get an OTR suit and get it tailored to fit me better.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I would think that it's going to be tough for a very small guy to get a suit that isn't special-order, let alone at short notice and at a $500 budget. Do you know your approximate suit size?
 

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At 5'4" and 130lbs I'd guess he's in the 36s range...not easy to find suiting in that size quickly. I've heard of H&M carrying 36r...MTM sounds like it'd be your best bet. Good luck!
 

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Yes, the short notice really put a damper on things. I didn't find out that I got the interview until yesterday, so now I'm on the hunt. I don't know my exact suit size, no, but I would also guess I'm somewhere in the 36S range as well. Edit: Oh, I should mention this. I'm currently in Las Vegas, Nevada, but today is my last day here. Then I will be returning to Iowa. Just sayin, as Iowa is no where near a fashion mecca and I don't have much in the way of offerings in terms of finding certain brands especially in-store to try on
 

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Iam roughly the same size (5'5-5'6) and also in the market for some suits so this would also help me out
To the OP: I can usually fit into a H&M 36 (they are pretty small) as well as Zara so be sure to check out both of those
 

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I live nearby! But don't be forced into buying something today if you're not sure about it.

Places to go: BB at Caesars, Zara and Express at Fashion Show, H&M at Town Square - GL!
 

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