I’ve read through a bunch of old threads on suits, and have gotten many of my questions answered. My situation is this, I’ll be moving to the Midwest (read cold winters) in a few months and working to obtain a job in the Banking industry. Banking attire is generally conservative and for the most part I’ll be wearing white dress shirts (boring). The only suits I own I bought right out of college, they are ill fitting, and are low quality, so I need to obtain 2 suits to start off with in the coming months and then I can add more as the finances permit. I’m fairly confident that good starting color choices would be a gray (somewhere between mid and charcoal) and a dark navy suit and at least for the first one I’ll be doing MTM from a reputable source so I have a good sense of what a good fitting suit looks like. But beyond that, I’m lost…so here are my questions. 1) For my first two suits should I stick with plain or get pinstripes. Are pinstripes a lot less versatile? 2) Fabric/weave patterns has really thrown me for a loop, Sharkskin, Worsted, Tweed, Nailhead and I’m sure many others that I’m not sure about. Since initially my budget doesn’t have a ton of room, what are the fabrics/weave patterns that I should stick to that will be conservative and able to survive all seasons. 3) Lapel size – I’m fairly slender, so I want to stick on the narrow side here without straying too far from conservative. Does a 2.5” lapel sound like it would work fairly well here? I know that to a large degree this is personal preference, but just want to see if I’m in the ballpark of reasonable. 4) Is a mid grey suit appropriate for interviews in this industry? Or should I do the Navy suit first to make sure I’m ready for interviews? 5) Since I'm on a budget, at least in the early going, could the suit jacket double as a blazer in the early going or is that a big fashion violation. They'd most likely be worn in completely different occasions so there wouldn't be a mixed audience so to speak.