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New interviewing suit - please comment

The Transporter

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I needed a new suit for interviewing and found this one yesterday at a local department store. I don't trust their tailor so I figured I'd get it altered at one of the tailors here in Chicago, either Maria at Golden Needle or Nick at Oak Street Tailors. It's a blue flannel with faint chalk stripes.

I've been working out quite a bit in the last year and am 6'4" 240lbs. with pretty broad shoulders and chest so needed a 46L to fit those areas. But with that comes the fact that the sides need taken in since I don't want it to look like a sack suit. The sleeves need shortened a bit, too.

I'm not married to keeping the suit if you don't think it fits right but just wanted some opinions on the fit before I tailor it.
 

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I think it looks great. You'll look better than 99% of your competition.
 

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Thanks! I was trying to find something conservative and this was the closest thing I could find in my size. There was a solid charcoal but the collar fit like crap. The rest were just crap patterns and fabric. It's been a while since I had to interview and the last time I wore a black suit
I'm not interviewing for a banking position but something in recruiting in the creative fields. I probably won't even need to wear a suit but just thought I'd get a new one to have handy. I guess if it comes down to being ultra-conservative I could just pull out my navy blazer. It still fits reasonably well. The other suit I can wear is below and I've used it on a lot of commercial shoots though it's hardly conservative.
 

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Creative field - that suit will definitely work.

The other suit will be great for a second interview.
 

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I like the suit, it doesn't look all that baggy around the waist. A good tailor won't have any issues bringing it in a bit.
 

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Originally Posted by AntiHero84
You might not want to wear pinstripes to an interview. I would stick with a conservative cut in a solid color. Perhaps charcoal grey or navy.



The day navy blue pins are "not conservative enough".... yeesh.

Suit look great.
 

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Thanks, guys. Just dropped it off to Nick at Oak Street Tailors and he's going to have it back to me on Tuesday. I was really surprised that he could get it back to me so quickly but I told him I have an interview coming up so he's doing a rush for me. He's taking in the sides and adjusting the back a bit on the jacket and nipping in the waist and seat on the pants and adding 2" cuffs.

Now to figure out the shirt and tie
 

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Cary Grant is often seen in a blue suit of similar tone with a solid tie of a medium gray or gray/blue against a white shirt. Classic look.
 

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I love Cary Grant so will check out something like that. Sadly, he actually died in my hometown when I was in junior high with "A Legend Dies in Our Arms" being the headline in our paper the next day. I always liked him before that and that just made him even more important to me.
 

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Originally Posted by The Transporter
I needed a new suit for interviewing and found this one yesterday at a local department store. I don't trust their tailor so I figured I'd get it altered at one of the tailors here in Chicago, either Maria at Golden Needle or Nick at Oak Street Tailors. It's a blue flannel with faint chalk stripes. I've been working out quite a bit in the last year and am 6'4" 240lbs. with pretty broad shoulders and chest so needed a 46L to fit those areas. But with that comes the fact that the sides need taken in since I don't want it to look like a sack suit. The sleeves need shortened a bit, too. I'm not married to keeping the suit if you don't think it fits right but just wanted some opinions on the fit before I tailor it.
What color are those stripes?
 

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
What color are those stripes?

I assumed they were a faint white but being colorblind they could be lime green or tangerine for all I know.
 

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