@Ich_Dien: I'm not very familiar with shirt sizes, and I see that we're situated in different countries. I think they come in half-inch increments here. Since the shirt I'm wearing is a 14.5, does that mean I should try a 12.5 or 13? @landshark: How much should I expect to pay for the alterations you listed (narrowing sleeves, taken in the waist, tapering and hemming the trousers)? @saiyar1: I've tried to follow your advice regarding the better lighting and poses. I believe you may also be right about the blousy/loose shirt. I've checked out the EXPRESS modern fit shirt; shipping will take 7-10 business days to Canada. It's cutting it a bit close for my interview, but I'll keep them in mind for the future, especially if they turn out to have a good return policy. I definitely want to step it up and look my best. This is the first step, and it's a rather awkward one, as first steps usually tend to be, but I do think I will be devoting a lot more time and resources toward my wardrobe in the future. I think there's A LOT of room for improvement. @KObalto: Thanks for the input. I will definitely try a smaller collar size next time. @PaoloM: What does it cost to get measurements at a tailor? Is there a Brooks Brothers in Canada? @cptjeff: I hope I can avoid the kid's sizes, but it's a valid suggestion. I think I have wide shoulders in addition to having a thin neck, which makes for an awkward combination. Thanks for the advice on the button down collar. @reidrothchild: Thanks for the input. The suit seemed like a good deal for $150, but it's good to have it confirmed by someone with more experience. I have a pair of dressier shoes, but I'm not sure whether they're appropriate. I would appreciate your feedback on the second set of photos, where they're visible. @mxh521: I'm not sure what property you're talking about. I suspect that you may be a spambot. Kudos to your programmer for getting you through the captchas and all the other verifications. I noticed there were quite a few on this forum when I signed up. @pvrhye: I think you may be right about the small knot. I had never tied a knot before yesterday, so I wasn't sure what to go for. I tried a Full Windor with a different tie before taking the photos, but the knot was huge and the sides of it were disappearing under the collar. That's why I decided to switch to a Pratt knot, but I made the mistake of switching ties at the same time, without realizing that the ties were of different width. I think I've got the knot and length down in the second set of photos. Let me know what you think. @Last Year's Man: Those are some excellent guidelines. Unfortunately I forgot all about them when I tried on my suit for the second set of photos, so I wasn't able to try out #2 and some others. I will not forgot the next time. I'm not sure what #7 refers to; what is the break in a suit? I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who replied. Your help is highly appreciated, and as you can see, I am in dire need of it.