Be my personal suit shopper?
December 26, 2013 5:44 PM Subscribe
It is APPIC predoctoral internship interview season, and I need a new, formal suit ASAP for mid January!
posted by amileighs to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am rather broke right now, and I'd prefer to spend around $200 to $350 max. Anything that is on sale or discounted would be awesome. I want something that is somewhat stylish and modern, think like skinnier suit pants on the bottom. One difficulty is that one of my interviews in in LA, and it'll probably be in the 80's, so I'd prefer something lighter weight and breathable. I am thinking black, but also could do a dark charcoal. I am a relatively ordinary size and height, so no need for petite or plus sizes. My last suit was from Banana Republic and I was checking there at the Westfield Mall in San Francisco, but everything they carried seemed so much more chinzy than the selection from a few years ago. I also looked at JCrew, but their suits seemed prohibitively expensive, even with the 30% sale that they are currently running. Are there particular brands or places that you like for modern, affordable suiting? My next stop will be H&M, but I am worried that their suiting will look too inexpensive. Any San Francisco specific places for second hand suiting would also be welcome. Any help or ideas would be great, because I am at a loss right now and need to get something pretty fast. Thanks in advance!