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So I'm pretty much not looking for a suit on craigslist anymore, right?

I have a very very niche job. I've been doing it for over ten years now and have made about $28,000 per year. Because of my experience, I was called in for a meet and greet. It was going to lead nowhere. So, I pretty much blew it off, and blew the next one off, and showed up to the third because it was on my way home. They hired me and gave me a job that pays about $786,000 per year. I was told that they had reservations about me and told me they were bothered by the fact that I wore "denim with unpatched holes" at the interview. I didn't even think I was being considered. This is very unreal. And now I will have a job that pays me more in my bimonthly check than my last year's entire gross. I will be working with a different clientele, and my position will have more prestige than previously. So how do I dress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2014 - 57 answers

Dapper men in suits: help me join your ranks on a budget.

Help me buy some great-looking men's suits without breaking the bank. I'm not well-educated on the subject, and I want to look good but avoid spending more than I have to. [more inside]
posted by hootenatty on Aug 5, 2014 - 12 answers

A cheap source for five differently sized 60s-style black men's suits?

I need five black suits for a video/photo shoot and subsequent band performances. The suits need to have a kind of sixties cut (think Reservoir Dogs, or something Steve McQueen might wear) with a narrow pant leg. What's my best bet for finding them? Quality is irrelevant as long as they look OK, budget is 'as little as possible'. [more inside]
posted by Sportswriters on Jul 6, 2014 - 3 answers

What do you wear to dress up if you're androgynous?

Looking for something in between gowns and suits. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on May 24, 2014 - 23 answers

Sartorial emergency for impending wedding

I'm attending a wedding in a week and have been told by a relative that I should bring a suit. I don't have a suit, haven't owned one in a long time. I'm needing to unearth my inner Italian to get some threads that work for this occasion. [more inside]
posted by diode on May 11, 2014 - 16 answers

Suit Me!

Where to shop for a suit in Boston or the North Shore of Massachusetts? Challenge: Women's suit. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Feb 6, 2014 - 14 answers

[Book Recommendation Filter] A comprehensive history of Savile Row

I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Sep 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Why wear a Tyvek suit for a Perp Walk?

I've noticed that the NYPD has a habit of doing perp-walks with the suspect in a Tyvek suit. Why? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Aug 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Summer Wedding In Charleston, Need fashion critiques!

As the title states I've got a wedding in Charleston, SC in July. I'm planning on getting a blue seersucker jacket anyways, so I've been looking on how to put this all together. I've come up with two ensembles that I think would work best. The main differences between the two are the pants really...white pants vs blue. The shoes coordinate appropriately as white shoes/pants wouldn't really work. The shirt choices, white or pastel pink are negotiable, as is the bowtie vs regular tie. I'd likely pocket square it up as well. Opinions? I'm open to any other styles or ways to arrange it all. If it bears any relevance my girlfriend will be wearing this.
posted by PetiePal on Jun 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Men's suits: timeless, classic, what styles are good?

I don't know a thing about menswear except that men sometimes wear it. My husband's one suit is finally done for, and he needs a new one by the end of the week. [He doesn't know much, either.] He wears a suit primarily for weddings and funerals, maybe once or twice a year. What style of suit will last him for years without becoming out-of-date? [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Apr 22, 2013 - 30 answers

Shirt garters for skirt suits?

I'd like to keep my button-down shirts tucked in to my suits better, but I mostly wear skirt suits. Traditional shirt garters clip onto your socks, so those won't do. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by asperity on Jan 22, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I learn to become a bespoke tailor and/or find an apprenticeship in the United States?

Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Nov 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Could dry cleaning really have fixed my jackets?

I had the sleeves shortened on two suit jackets, and when the tailor moved the buttons they left stitching "scars" on the material. Tailor claims that dry cleaning the suits a few times would fix it. I say BS. But then again, I don't know much about this kind of thing, do you? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Nov 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Are vests too much?

Are 3pc suits considered too formal and stuffy? Are they just a fad experiencing resurgence? Is the vest a crowning touch or a fashion police felony? [more inside]
posted by Thistledown on Oct 15, 2012 - 35 answers

Can you recommend shops for a woman to find masculine formal wear in London, UK?

Can you recommend places for a woman to find masculine formal wear in London, UK? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Oct 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Kingsridge suits

I’m looking for information about the men’s suit maker Kingsridge. It was an older brand, but apparently they're still around or someone is using the name. I’m just curious about the company, history, etc.
posted by bongo_x on Sep 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Ebay selling strategies for men's suits?

What is the "best" way to dispose of a closet full of men's suits and shirts? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Aug 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Where can I buy a suit and get it tailored in NYC?

I'm travelling to NYC next week and I'm in the market for a new suit. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help me level up my work wardrobe.

Dress Code Filter: How do I make the jump from business casual to full business dress code with the clothes that I have? What are some pieces that I need to have? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Apr 13, 2012 - 16 answers

I've got to make the suit scream "Ph.D., Your University"

PhillyPhashionPhilter: I want to get a suit altered to make me look as snazzy as possible for some coming graduate school interviews... does anyone have any favorite tailors in Philadelphia (preferably West Philadelphia/University City) who can do affordable men's suit alterations? Thanks, fashion-conscious MeFites! <3
posted by Keter on Jan 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Beanpole needs to (sartorially) grow up

I'm 25, thin, & narrow - and I need to get some serious grown-up clothes for the first time in my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Where can a tall/rangy guy buy a suit in Los Angeles?

Where in Los Angeles can my (tall, rangy) husband buy a reasonably great suit for less than $600? Is there something like indochino.com, but in real life? Any experiences with Thick As Thieves? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 answers

A funeral suit in NY

I have to fly out to Long Island, NY (Nassau Country) for a funeral. I don't have an appropriately somber suit or the time to get one before I leave, and I am what you call "big" (135 kg) but not that tall (175cm). Where can I get a suit on short notice, that is not too expensive (max. $500)? I would prefer not to have to go into the city, but will if that's my only option.
posted by derMax on Nov 22, 2011 - 11 answers

I need your secret tailor.

Affordable + good suits in SF bay area? I need your secret little tailors... (I'm a dude.) [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Sep 15, 2011 - 3 answers

So I have to wear a suit...do I have to lose my edge?

So I have to wear a suit...do I have to lose my edge? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Suit on first day at business casual law firm?

What do I wear for my first day at a business-casual office? [more inside]
posted by rustcellar on Aug 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Send casual Friday down the laundry chute

I just started consulting. I wore suits all week. The workplace dress code is on the casual end of business casual. But I want to wear suits! Can I? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 14, 2011 - 43 answers

Interview suits for the pudgy and broke

I am a short, fat female who needs an interview suit. Help! [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Mar 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Adding lining to wool dress pants

I’m thinking about buying a suit where the jacket and skirt are lined, but the pants are not. Is it possible to have a tailor add the lining? [more inside]
posted by seesom on Nov 23, 2010 - 4 answers

UK suits for the broader gentleman

UK shopping: looking for an interview suit for an average height bloke who is, ah, more generously built. None of the shops in Medium Sized Town have anything that's really big enough, so it's probably going to have to be online. And any general advice for suit-buying for the larger bloke is welcome! [more inside]
posted by Coobeastie on Nov 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Good mens fashion sites? / Name my blog!

What are some good blogs and other resources for someone just getting into mens fashion? Also, can you help me name my blog about my experiences diving into this at 30? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Nov 4, 2010 - 9 answers

New MBA students need suits.

Is there anywhere I can get a discount for buying men's suits en masse? [more inside]
posted by rjacobs on Sep 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Men's boots for suits?

Men's boots for suits? I am thinking of buying a pair of ankle or shin-high boots to wear and I want to know about pairing boots with suits. I would rather wear lace-ups than have a zip or a stretch band.
posted by parmanparman on Aug 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Wedding fashion-filter: Help a groom dress himself and his groomsmen!

How should I dress myself for my wedding? Specifically, what color shirt and tie with a dark gray suit? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Jun 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Where can I go to find a well-cut suit? I'm 6'3" 190lbs and I'm sick of suits that look like they were made for me before I lost 60 lbs.

Where can I go to find a well-cut suit? I'm 6'3" 190lbs and I'm sick of suits that look like they were made for me before I lost 60 lbs. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 12, 2010 - 20 answers

Shave and a haircut, 2 bits.

Anyone know where I can buy a nice new black skirt suit (it's time to update) that isn't paired with a cootie huging mini or pencil skirt? [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Feb 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Suits $200, $500, $1000 what's the difference

Aside from how long it lasts, is there a visible difference between a $200 suit, a $500 suit and a $1,000 suit? I'm thinking about buying a new suit. I own one suit currently. I've had it for 20 years, and I've worn it maybe 20 times. So longevity isn't a concern for me. I want a style that won't look dated over time and I want to look sharp, but I don't want to spend any more than I have to. How much am I spending, and where should I be spending it? I'm in Los Angeles.
posted by willnot on Feb 4, 2010 - 30 answers

Can a tailor turn pleated pants into flat-front?

Can a tailor turn pleated pants into flat-front? [more inside]
posted by ObeyScient on Jan 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me fit into my suit!

Can someone please recommend a good tailor / alterations place in Philly? [more inside]
posted by chicago2penn on Jan 14, 2010 - 3 answers

iSavile

Has anyone purchased suits from indochino.com or any other online bespoke/made-to-measure outfits? How did you like them? How did they hold up?
posted by the christopher hundreds on Dec 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Toby Chew? Toby Wong? Movies w/ gangsters?

I'm on a gangster movie binge. Reservoir Dogs, Boondock Saints, RocknRolla (basically all of Guy Ritchie's stuff). I need more in this vein to fulfil my craving for cool men doing violence in innovative ways. I'd like recommendations for modern movies preferably without the Italian mafia. Bonus points for United Kingdom focused films.
posted by beautifulcheese on Dec 4, 2009 - 66 answers

Call it "Tailor Tourism"

I'm thinking about taking a suit holiday. As in, going to a country where not only can I have a fun vacation, but I can get a bunch of suits made for a good price. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 19, 2009 - 22 answers

The film itself shaved points off my IQ...but the wardrobing was good.

Who makes the suit Ryan Reynolds wears in the wedding scene in the recent film The Proposal? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Where do I find a suit that fits me?

I need a really nice suit for upcoming law firm interviews. Where do I go for one that actually fits me? [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Jul 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Looking for a tailor in Chicago.

Chicago-filter: Can you recommend a competent and not too expensive tailor? (Bonus questions about alterations inside.) [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on May 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me figure out how to keep my dress shirts nice in the office for a bicyce commute.

Help me wear a dress shirt at work while doing a bicycle commute, or, tell me what your favorite garment bag is. [more inside]
posted by onalark on Apr 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Men's suits in Vancouver Canada?

What is the best place to buy ready-to-wear or slightly altered men's business suits in Vancouver BC? Bonus points if the place sells both ready to wear and provides custom tailoring services at reasonable prices.
posted by thewalrus on Oct 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me buy some suits

Help me buy some reasonably priced, high quality suits [more inside]
posted by saslett on Sep 7, 2008 - 12 answers

What brand(s) of suits does Agent Scully wear in the X-Files TV shows and movies?

What brand(s) of suits does Agent Scully wear in the X-Files TV shows and movies? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Jul 15, 2008 - 8 answers

A suit a day....

Do suits wear out quicker if you wear them on alternate weeks rather than alternate days? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Jul 1, 2008 - 9 answers

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