The Good Suit

The Good Suit

Fresh out of academia, every man needs a suit. It is required for many occasions, among them meetings with prospective employers, bankers, investors, and others in whom you wish to inspire trust. You may also need a navy blazer while you're in college to exude collegiate polish. From the navy blazer you want to upgrade to a full suit appropriate for interviews and the job positions to follow. Unless you are applying to run a dorm.

You can consult a professional, which may be the best way to come out looking like one, but it can be pricey. That means shopping with an expert who knows fine menswear. We don’t mean your girlfriend. We mean you should buy from someone who specializes in fine menswear, either at an upscale department store (good), a shop devoted to men’s clothing (better), or from someone who does wardrobe planning and custom tailoring for executives (best).
At this level of retail, you should get sound advice and the assurance of knowledgeable alterations should you need them.
An alternative to this is using a do-it-yourself approach and cut out the middle man by ordering your suit online. This can afford you with big savings of 50% or more.

Our recommendation, is to use a hybrid approach of using a professional to consult with and get your proper measurements, and then order online for your savings.

Keep in mind that the motivation behind this first suit and the next few to follow. You are dressing to get hired. Then promoted. Which, come to think of it, will probably get you dates.
The looks we suggest are timeless. conservative. and always in good taste.
There are millions of other professional clothing choices out there, some of them
acceptable. But for now, we are less concerned with style than with foolproof. Save those expressions of your unique self for the more established phase of your life.
Right now. your primary goal is to look dependable, trustworthy. and confident. You want the person sitting across the desk or lunch table from you to feel comfortable and find you credible. While much of the impression is up to you personally, the way you package yourself also communicates these qualities-or doesn't.
Remember, this is your one and only suit. For the moment. anyway. We are certain it is the first in what will be a fine wardrobe. The kind of wardrobe housed in a mahogany closet, if you wish.