I'm in college and want a suit for job fairs and interviews.
One of the things I notice on campus are other students with overly baggy suits, I want something fitted and nice but also affordable.
What's a good place to buy a suit? I was thinking JCrew but then again I don't know much about suits.
J press. Take advantage of their 70% off sale. If you live near one (new haven, NYC, Washington, D.C., or Boston) you should go for free alterations. If not it should be fine buying online and getting it done elsewhere. I bought the prestige suit for about 300. I am liking it a lot
Left doesn't seem bad as long as it's not bootcut
Not sure what you're studying but I've been interviewing 2-3 engineering candidates a week. I fucking roll my eyes everytime I see a black meme suit. Get a less aggressive, and more neutral color suit. It goes a long way in making yourself more likable.
>i hire based on what clothes people wear
i bet you look out for buzzwords and hope every applicant says theyre a "team oriented motivated natural leader who always takes the initiative and seeks all opportunities to grow" and takes handshakes into account despite everything being essentially prepped because they went to a hiring process seminar 4 years ago
All that's been said here is plain shit. The only good adress is suitsupply. You'll get high quality fabrics and modern cuts there, for a fair price.
Navy is cool, just don't make it too dark and a bit textured. Grey is great too but not formal enough for some fields.
This is a more formal one but i like how this fits.
Like the other guys said, suitsupply. I got a tailored navy suit from there and it's really good for how much I paid. Staff were also very helpful, though obviously that varies branch to branch.
I would've liked slightly wider lapels and patch-pockets for an informal jacket like that, but otherwise it's better than most of the things you see here.
Just ditch the pocket square (or change it for a different colour) and tuck that turtleneck in your pants, you don't want to see it hanging down there.
You might also regret cropping the pants that short. It's quite trendy right now, which is fine if you don't plan on wearing that suit for years to come, but I don't see why people should complain about it and saying they're too short. This is a fashion board after all.
It does, but not much. I got my first few suits there, and even with tailoring they never were much more than 300 euros. Iirc hemming pants was like 10 euros, with similar prices for pretty much everything else.
I understand why their opinions are so. I don't want to assume anything but it's pretty typical to see them voicing their negative opinions because they haven't tried it out for themselves (maybe they're scared).
They haven't even posted a picture of themselves in suits so why should I care
Is there a big visual difference between a 7cm tie and an 8cm tie?
Like the other anon said, try out both and see what you like the most.
I'm an advocate of wider ties, but really, you should also take into account factors like how wide your lapels are and your own body type.
Lel remember when /fa/ was all about suits and menswear and now you can't ask for a simple advice.
No skinny suit or ties. No black suit. Go for light grey, charcoal or navy.
As other anons said, Suitsupply is great. Even better if you can go to their store, someone will take care of you and do the necessary alterations.
Shirt and accessories can be cheaper. Uniqlo (no ocbd, only semi-spread or spread collar), thetiebar.
For shoes if you're not going to wear them often try yoox or myhabit for shoes under 100.
so much more to be said though
OP just google suit guide in google and google image. Most of them say the same things
yeah, I got a suit from here and it fit me perfectly.
at Men's Warehouse all the suits are fitted for fat people. Even after getting them adjusted they don't fit me as well as a suitsupply jacket fresh off the shelf.
I'm in sweden, they don't seem to have suitsupply stores here, should I order online or am I better going to another store to try fit and so on
also if anyone could recommend a good store I'm sweden with similarish price
So how much should I budget for a decent suit? $400? $600? And would I be better off going to suitsupply (there's a store nearby) or are any of those online Chinese made to measure Indochino style sites any good? They were a huge meme a couple of years ago but I never seem to hear about them anymore.
posted something like this in the skype before they deemed I was a troll with my fits and removed me, apparently dadcore isn't welcome there (forgot to take my scarf off when I took off my coat)
the pants on this suit are still a little too slim for my liking but it gets the general idea across - I like my suits generously cut but fitted at the shoulders and waist
They're okay if you're a weird size and want a general cut that isn't common. For example, it's pretty difficult to find non-vented jackets off the rack, or double-breasted at all. If you want basically a midrange off-the-rack suit with tailoring already applied, they're the guys to go to.
Then again, it's not that big of a step up to fully canvassed bespoke, so
Honestly, try Combatant Gentleman. I have several of their pants, ties and shirts as well as an entire suit. The suit does not come off the rack, so you need to get it tailored. Their suits are between 160 and 320 USD. It's worth more than the price. I also own a Brooks Brothers coat jacket and the quality of that is not worth the 200 I paid for. combatgent.com
OP: here's really all you need to know.
Suits are individualized and thus "slim fit" is a bit of a misnomer - a well-fitting suit pretty much fits the same no matter what. Certain aspects (lapels, etc.) may change - don't do that. There are some trends that wax and wane (wider pants legs, padded shoulders, etc.) but all are stupid.
WHAT YOU NEED: A single-breasted two-button navy suit with Super 100 wool or something like it. Double-vented in the back, so you can sit down easily, but single vented is okay. No pleats, no cuffs, no fancy contrast stitching, none of that bullshit. Whatever you get, no matter where, you should get it tailored extensively until both you and the tailor are satisfied. Don't you dare do some stupid "fashion forward" nonsense like too-short pants or a weird fabric or the like: this is a suit for interviews.
I strongly recommend cheaper online M2M brands like Indochino, Blank Label, Black Lapel, etc. They are decent, especially for the price, and start the suit off relatively right. Plus you get flexibility.
Retail brands like SuitSupply, Brooks Brothers (i.e. the Madison fit), J.Crew, and J.Press are all equally good (sometimes better), though you'll need to try stuff on. Ask for in-store tailoring. Do not buy their cheap factory brands (J.Crew Factory, Brooks Bros. 365, etc.)
Get at least two shirts - one white, one textured or patterned - from a good shirt maker like Brooks Brothers and then get THAT tailored. Point or spread collar, never button-down. The tailor will make sure an adequate amount of cuff shows. French cuffs are fun but not necessary at this point.
Ties are kinda all over the place at this point; ties from The Tie Bar are perfectly sufficient as long as you get one the same width as your lapels (i.e. no slim ties).
Do NOT go get a suit from H&M, as people recommend on here. Those suits are crap.