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Suitable for interview/internship?

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Hi guys, I need a suit for an interview on a budget, since none of the suits I like are within my price range, I dropped over to H&M and found a charchol grey suit that fits me....well you decide, feel free to criticize. If it doesnt work, I will return the suit. It is not the shirt I will wear with the suit and I am not wearing a tie, those items were left at my dorm, I am still home over break...






Thanks!
 

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Others will be able to better anazlyze the fit, as I am no expert, but the two biggest things I notice are the pants need to be hemmed and the sleeves need to be shortened. Other than that, for most interviews and internships at the college level that suit will work well. I would suggest a tie and pocket square, however. And only button the top button.
 

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leave the bottom button open, looks okay.
 

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I'd ahave to agree with the 330CK that you should be wearing a tie. YOu may not have one with you but it's considered an essential item for an interview.... well, depending on the type of job I suppose. It certainly can't hurt your chances. Go scab one off one of your mates. The suit itself could be tailored a bit to make it fit slightly better, and as mentioned the trousers need hemming but it will certainly suffice for a job interview. I'd disagree with the sleeve shortening though. I'm not an expert either but you could still wear your shirt so the sleeves show a bit past the suit sleeves. Make it a nice one. AND WEAR A TIE
 

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Hey guys thanks for the advice! By hemming you mean shortening? I am not wearing shoes so its hard to tell. Also, my shirt and tie are back at school and I am currently at home so no shirt and tie =(.
 

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Originally Posted by 330CK
I would suggest a tie and pocket square, however.

Are you trying to get this poor kid rejected? I would never wear a pocket square to an entry-level interview. Some iGents are so out of touch with reality.
 

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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin
Hey guys thanks for the advice! By hemming you mean shortening? I am not wearing shoes so its hard to tell. Also, my shirt and tie are back at school and I am currently at home so no shirt and tie =(.

Hemming is basically just shortening the trousers. It's an easy operation and if you're at home, there's a decent chance your mom would know how to do it, or you could look on the internet for instructions. The trousers are a little long - the rule of thumb I've heard is that they should ideally have a single, rather subtle "break" around the shin. You could check how the dandies on the WAYWRN thread have their trousers tailored.

Other than that, it's a competent fit for a young guy with a ready-to-wear suit. You will probably not find a better fit in your size or price range. If you were really determined, you could find a tailor to clean it up a little, but it would be fairly subtle and probably wouldn't be worth your money.

What will be worth your money is getting a proper shirt and tie. Even if it's picking up a cheap white shirt and basic tie at Target, it's still a necessary part of the outfit for an interview, even for a young dude. Avoid the button-down shirt collar. Bonus point for picking up a white cotton hanky and using it as a simple pocket square, I'd think.
 

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I'd say hem the trousers and jacket sleeve as well as tightening up the jacket. It looks a tad roomy in the back photo. If this company is a wall street or madison ave kind, you might wanna re-think ditching the tie. Even if its for an internship
 

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Originally Posted by bluemagic
Are you trying to get this poor kid rejected? I would never wear a pocket square to an entry-level interview. Some iGents are so out of touch with reality.

Really? I don't know that I'd eschew it, assuming it was fairly basic and unaffected. A white cotton PS with a rectangular fold would seem OK to me.
 

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It may only off-put 1 or 5 percent of interviewers, but why take that risk?
 

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Originally Posted by Irond Will
Really? I don't know that I'd eschew it, assuming it was fairly basic and unaffected. A white cotton PS with a rectangular fold would seem OK to me.

depending on the field...

but for the more conservative professions, try not to draw too much attention...
 

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Originally Posted by Irond Will
Hemming is basically just shortening the trousers. It's an easy operation and if you're at home, there's a decent chance your mom would know how to do it, or you could look on the internet for instructions. The trousers are a little long - the rule of thumb I've heard is that they should ideally have a single, rather subtle "break" around the shin. You could check how the dandies on the WAYWRN thread have their trousers tailored.

Other than that, it's a competent fit for a young guy with a ready-to-wear suit. You will probably not find a better fit in your size or price range. If you were really determined, you could find a tailor to clean it up a little, but it would be fairly subtle and probably wouldn't be worth your money.

What will be worth your money is getting a proper shirt and tie. Even if it's picking up a cheap white shirt and basic tie at Target, it's still a necessary part of the outfit for an interview, even for a young dude. Avoid the button-down shirt collar. Bonus point for picking up a white cotton hanky and using it as a simple pocket square, I'd think.

Thanks for your comments!

I do have a shirt and tie and I will defiantly wear that to my interview. Its all at school so I dont have any at home since I wasn't planning on wearing a shirt or tie at home.

Ill ask my mom to hem the pants to a single break.
 

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Also, I don't like how the pants are so skinny. Fitting and slim is good; that skinny is not.

What industry are you interviewing? All my points are moot if you are interviewing for something offbeat or creative. My advice is for the most staid fields (the ones I know), like law, finance, strategic management consulting, and government.
 

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agreed those pants are too trim.

I would wear a pocket square to an interview....but i'm just a bad mother fucker.

how many of you would hire me?

 

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Originally Posted by bluemagic
Also, I don't like how the pants are so skinny. Fitting and slim is good; that skinny is not.

What industry are you interviewing? All my points are moot if you are interviewing for something offbeat or creative. My advice is for the most staid fields (the ones I know), like law, finance, strategic management consulting, and government.


I suspect that the OP is 18 to 20 years old, and is interviewing for an internship. In the context of a 35-year-old professional interviewing for a law firm or management position, the suit's cut is probably overly fashion-forward and inappropriate, what with the shortened jacket and slim trousers. In the context of an 18-20 YO guy interviewing for an internship pretty much anywhere, he's going to look better than 99% of any other applicants IMO.
 

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