Need Help! Suit for Interviews/New Job

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lawstudent2012, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. lawstudent2012

    lawstudent2012 New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm in my third year of law school and I'm going to be starting interviews for jobs and potentially starting work at a new law firm.

    I really need a new suit, but don't have a very large budget, being a student and all.

    I have no idea where to start looking for suits. I looked locally, but couldn't find anything good for a reasonable price. I just saw a place called Charles Tyrwhitt online, and was wondering if you guys had any opinions on the place. Or, if you knew of anything similar.

    I live in Canada, but go back and forth to New York City quite often...

    My budget for a suit would be around $500.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheStormnMormon

    TheStormnMormon Well-Known Member

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    Granted, you're in Canada, I honestly live by Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off Fifth. I've also heard mention of Neiman Marcus Last Call, and I love me some NM, so Last Call sounds like it'd be fun.

    Also, as long as you know how to pick out a suit, I don't see why you can't find something serviceable from (preparing for the possibility of major butthurt,) Jos. A. Banks or Men's Warehouse. For $500, you could come away with a few good looking suits and be on a fast track to building a nice rotation. Worry about the pricier labels later, eh?

    Good luck with school, though. Making it to the third year, I doubt you need luck, though. Enjoy!

    Edit:

    Also, while I'm on the topic of "low-end" suiting, why not look at a TJ Maxx/Marshall's or equivalent store? I've seen plenty of fun-looking Tallia Orange and some (again, prepping for the butthurt) Canadian-made Lauren Ralph Lauren suits (think tan or navy 6x2 DB) that I wouldn't mind picking up for myself.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  3. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    TheStormnMormon Well-Known Member

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    I would not recommend Charles Tyrwhitt for suits. I would have thought you would want a better quality suit for interviews.
     
  6. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I will buy one suitsupply suit, wear it everyday and save some money to get a couple good suits later.
     

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