A funeral suit in NY
November 22, 2011 1:08 PM   Subscribe

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 to Shopping (11 answers total)
There are lots of Men's Wearhouses out there.
posted by chickenmagazine at 1:10 PM on November 22, 2011

To clarify my budget, I just need a jacket and pants, and probably an appropriate tie. I have the rest.
posted by derMax at 1:11 PM on November 22, 2011

There's a Syms in Westbury. Call before going, because they might have gone out of business.
posted by griphus at 1:13 PM on November 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

You can go to Kohl's and get a jacket and slacks. They have a big and tall section. Here is an example.
posted by Yellow at 1:14 PM on November 22, 2011

OH! There are suits too. There are many locations in Nassau County, I don't know which town you will be in, but I am sure you will find one close by.
posted by Yellow at 1:17 PM on November 22, 2011

Target sells suits.
posted by jabes at 1:21 PM on November 22, 2011

Men's Wearhouse will they will have a better selection of suits in your size and they can do on-sight alterations. I've had great experience suiting up a past boyfriend at Men's Wearhouse, and he had special fit issues. Syms is going out of business and likely won't have a good selection.
posted by kimdog at 1:44 PM on November 22, 2011

Syms is still there, but doubtful you'll find anything. Mens Warehouse works, but is a bit pricey for "I just need this suit not and won't even wear it for another 5-10 years, I just can't wear jeans". I love the two suits I got there. There's a half dozen in Nassau. Roosevelt Field (huge mall) has several department stores ranging from JCP to Nordstroms. They also have a Brooks Brothers, though same day alterations might be out there. You can't throw a rock and not hait a dry cleaner/tailor in central Nassau, so that wouldn't be an issue. There's a larger BB store in the Miracle Mile on the north shore, if that's closer to where you are.

You will not get any tailoring and probably very slim pickings at places like Target and Kohls.
posted by Brian Puccio at 5:14 PM on November 22, 2011

I would rule out most department stores if your waist size is larger than 44 inches. Men's Wearhouse is going to be your best bet, though you can check out the Rochester Big & Tall in Manhasset if that's nearby. They have on-site same day tailoring as well.
posted by KingEdRa at 6:39 PM on November 22, 2011

Thank you for your suggestions everyone. I'll check out Men's Wearhouse first and go from there. I've been to Roosevelt Field before, and will check them out too of the Wearhouse doesn't work out.
posted by derMax at 10:05 AM on November 23, 2011

If Roosevelt Field is your fall back, there's a Men's Warehouse on the opposite side of Old Country Road.
posted by Brian Puccio at 5:18 AM on November 24, 2011

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