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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Alright, so I got a job today. Pretty good gig, I am going to be measured this week and have suits provided to me, but I needed to buy a suit to wear in the meantime while working (1-2 weeks then it goes back into the closet).

So after going down to the shop with the idea of spending $300-$400 on a suit, I get measured and find that because I am shaped like a funnel and have wide shoulders (48 coat, 38 waist) that I can't buy regular suits. The 48 comes with 44 inch pants and the six inch difference is too much to make up in altering.

I was given the option of buying "suit separates". I would have to pay full price for a coat (the price as an entire suit for some reason) $360+, plus the cost of associated pants $160-$180... bringing a $350 suit up to ~$540.

This is madness!

Are there places that aren't bitches about it and charge full suit price for a coat and then stick the fist right back up with the cost of a separate pair of pants?

What are my options beside avoiding the gym and getting smaller?
Also, alteration isn't really an option because I need to be wearing this suit by Friday.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

Get a tuxedo t-shirt.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Depending on how strict the job is you could also go with a Pant, vest combo with a nice shirt and tie.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Get a tuxedo t-shirt.


I've got one, but no pants that match
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Depending on how strict the job is you could also go with a Pant, vest combo with a nice shirt and tie.


Pretty strict, 5-star hotel
Edit: I was having a good look around today. All suits, formal business attire, etc.

Edited by :D, 03 October 2012 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

Last time I went to Moores, I got to pick from Jackets and Pants, so you aren't locked into a certain suit. I am 5'11 but I'm really skinny. I haven't been there in a year though, so I don't know if it's changed. I can't quite remember the price, but I think it was ~$400.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

go to winners and mix and match
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

go to winners and mix and match


I don't think I've ever been in a Winners... do they sell suits for men?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

Last time I went to Moores, I got to pick from Jackets and Pants, so you aren't locked into a certain suit. I am 5'11 but I'm really skinny. I haven't been there in a year though, so I don't know if it's changed. I can't quite remember the price, but I think it was ~$400.


That's where I went, Moores. Before I found out that my size was in the Twilight Zone, I had asked how many suits they had in Size 48 that were less than $600-$700, apparently just 2-3. Smell you later, Moores
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

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Honestly, if you only have to wear it for 1-2 weeks just get some cheap no-name suit that somewhat fits.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

If you do buy separate be careful. A blazer and suit jacket are not the same thing. The Blazer will have a more casual cut.

If you're looking for something disposable until you're real suit arrives, I'd try a place like H & M or Banana Republic. They both sell jackets and pants separately. They'll look good for a couple of months, and then the lower quality will be exposed.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

You can always buy pants or blazer at diff stores from one another. You can also mix up the colors.. navy blazer with brown pants etc.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

You can always buy pants or blazer at diff stores from one another. You can also mix up the colors.. navy blazer with brown pants etc.


That doesn't sound like real advice.... what's you're angle here?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

Ah yeah. Its always been a problem. Anything wide enough in the shoulders assumes you have a massive gut to match so We always have to screw around to get something that fits well.

Ive found The Mens Warehouse to be good for mixing and matching to get the right size fit for me. Theres one at Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham so you can also get that strong Canadian exchange rate working for you.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

Banana Republic is having a 40% off sale today (one item only). You also have to be a member to receive their discount. However, just print this off (should you want to take advantage):

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If you sign up with them, they send deals to your e-mail like once a week, and they are actually really good.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

I've got one, but no pants that match

Who says you need pants?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Well, like a bitch, I went and dropped six hundo on a suit. Now I need a good alteration place that is willing to do hems SAME-DAY... any ideas?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

Well, like a bitch, I went and dropped six hundo on a suit. Now I need a good alteration place that is willing to do hems SAME-DAY... any ideas?


When I bought my suit at Moore's I got them to hem my suit on the same day.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

When I bought my suit at Moore's I got them to hem my suit on the same day.


I bought from Moores, they told me they couldn't have it done before Saturday

Edit: And I need to be wearing it on Friday

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

I bought from Moores, they told me they couldn't have it done before Saturday

Edit: And I need to be wearing it on Friday


Hmmm... I told them I needed it right away, and kinda nagged them... Guess I got lucky :P

I don't live in BC, so I can't tell you were to go... sorry :(

Or you can try hemming yourself... :D
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

That doesn't sound like real advice.... what's you're angle here?


http://www.thecoolis...-Blazer-600.jpg

http://www.kinowear....ages/look17.jpg

You can prb pull something like that off for around 200-300.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:58 PM

http://www.thecoolis...-Blazer-600.jpg

http://www.kinowear....ages/look17.jpg

You can prb pull something like that off for around 200-300.


I'm not showing up to work with a blue coat, brown pants and purple shoes.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

Do you need a jacket? If not, you can try Winners if you want to save some money. Have you tried Tip Top Tailors? I usually buy pants, shirts and ties from there but it can be a little costly. I'm not sure if they can do a mix and match pants and jacket but it is worth a look either way.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:07 PM

Do you need a jacket? If not, you can try Winners if you want to save some money. Have you tried Tip Top Tailors? I usually buy pants, shirts and ties from there but it can be a little costly. I'm not sure if they can do a mix and match pants and jacket but it is worth a look either way.


The jacket is the reason I needed the suit. I have tons on dress pants, shirts, ties, etc. I'd been showing up to interviews with a vneck sweater, shirt and tie, creased pants and nice shoes.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:07 PM

Get a new job that doesn't involve wearing a suit?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

I'm not showing up to work with a blue coat, brown pants and purple shoes.


Replace the purple shoes with these: http://bim.shopstyle...c96005_best.jpg

If you don't like diff color pants just get pants that match the blazer or a diff color. Just go to the mall mix and match.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

Get a new job that doesn't involve wearing a suit?


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

If you're willing to move to Calgary I will hire you to be my personal stress reliever . :)

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

No one knows a good alterations place that can hem these for me on the quick?
(ie bring them in early and have them done same day)

Edit: good, not game

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

If you're willing to move to Calgary I will hire you to be my personal stress reliever . :)

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