JamMasterJ wrote: Samara wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:So I have a kind of shitty suit and will need a better one at some point in the near-ish future. Should I go ahead and buy one before my NU interview, or is the one I have ok for this purpose?
Define "kind of shitty."
100 bucks from H&M. black, a little too big, and a few years old.
Hmmm...You say it's a little too big, so I assume you've lost weight? Do you plan to keep losing weight? IMO, suits that are too big make you look younger in a bad way, especially if you're on the shorter/smaller side. If you keep an eye out for sales, you can get some decent stuff piecemeal from Macy's, Carson's or other department stores. If your jacket isn't too
big, you might be able to hang onto that. If you expect to stay the same size over the next year or two, you may want to consider in an OCI-worthy suit now. Otherwise, a more "casual" suit I think would be fine (and cheaper).
FWIW, I think I'm going with something kind of like this, only with a jacket that's closer to tweed and lighter pants. I like khaki/brown because it feels more approachable and personable, which I think is more appropriate for law school admissions. For something more srs, like OCI, I'll use the black suit. I'm also someone whose business wardrobe is colorful and less "conservative," though, and the forums here make me think that I should quash personality and go with the safe choice. Black is more all-purpose though, so if you're going to just have one, go with black.