Skinny Suit?

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Hello

I was wondering whether it would be appropriate to wear a skinny suit to an interview and subsequently, everyday to work. I'm not talking Russell Brand skinny or anything, just something like this http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Pro...
I am pretty much the same frame as that guy, tall and skinny.

So what do you think?

Comments (59)

Sep 12, 2011

as long as you have some of these to go with it: http://www.spanx.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId...

Sep 12, 2011

I wouldn't recommend it - too slim, especially the pants.

And please, never ever wear skinny ties.

Sep 12, 2011

Why would I need Spanx specifically?

Sep 12, 2011

Oh, I just got that. A bit slow tonight lol. I assure you I wish I had enough meat on me to need Spanx. I'm almost broomstick thin

Sep 12, 2011

why not skinny ties?

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Sep 12, 2011

@Valk, lol I stay away from skinny ties in general. Thanks for your non-sarcastic input though. greatly apreciated

Sep 12, 2011

The guy in the skinny suit looks like some sort of dancing elf. Definitely not banking appropriate.

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Sep 12, 2011

What the fuck is this? Keep that emo/hipster faggotry to yourself.

Sep 12, 2011

no.

Sep 12, 2011

If you're the riddler, you should get the matching cane and bowler hat:

http://images.wikia.com/batman/images/3/38/Riddler...
Otherwise, leave the Halloween costume home and get a real suit if you want a real job. Do you have any idea how competetive this year will be??? Do not hamstring yourself by playing dress up.

Sep 14, 2011
UFOinsider:

If you're the riddler, you should get the matching cane and bowler hat:

http://images.wikia.com/batman/images/3/38/Riddler...
Otherwise, leave the Halloween costume home and get a real suit if you want a real job. Do you have any idea how competetive this year will be??? Do not hamstring yourself by playing dress up.

ahahahahahahahahaha

Sep 12, 2011

Looks like someone had a little too much testosterone for dinner. I was asking opinions on a public forum. Yes'sand No's will suffice, thank you

Sep 12, 2011
motorpowered:

Looks like someone had a little too much testosterone for dinner. I was asking opinions on a public forum. Yes'sand No's will suffice, thank you

Sorry, I didn't read the instructions.

No.

Sep 14, 2011
Flake:
motorpowered:

Looks like someone had a little too much testosterone for dinner. I was asking opinions on a public forum. Yes'sand No's will suffice, thank you

Sorry, I didn't read the instructions.

No.

Flake's a fucking dick, ignore him. Suit is bad but skinny ties are OK generally. I have worn them for work and for interviews. With the right suit, its fine.

Sep 12, 2011
motorpowered:

Looks like someone had a little too much testosterone for dinner. I was asking opinions on a public forum. Yes'sand No's will suffice, thank you

No.

Sep 12, 2011
motorpowered:

Looks like someone had a little too much testosterone for dinner. I was asking opinions on a public forum. Yes'sand No's will suffice, thank you

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urmomgostocollege:

don't buy a polyester suit

Unless it comes in zebra/leopard print. The only better thing would be an alligator suit complete with alligator leather shoes, pimp stick, and feather boa....don't forget the bling, sunglasses, and hat. Vegas style, show them how to run this casino baby, WOOOOOOO!!!!!!

For real though, NO, this isn't a good idea. Sticking out will ONLY work against you. As far as skinny ties go, they seldom look professional, and the image of power and wealth is preferred over trendy at all times.

Sep 13, 2011
UFOinsider][quote=motorpowered:

Looks like someone had a little too much testosterone for dinner. I was asking opinions on a public forum. Yes'sand No's will suffice, thank you

Protein! HGH! MUSCLE MILK! POWER BARS!!!!

urmomgostocollege:

don't buy a polyester suit

Unless it comes in zebra/leopard print. The only better thing would be an alligator suit complete with alligator leather shoes, pimp stick, and feather boa.

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Sep 13, 2011

Rule of thumb on wall street is that you can only pull that suit off if you look like Todd cleary from wedding crashers and are a waiter at a Hollywood industry party.

Sep 13, 2011

don't buy a polyester suit

Sep 13, 2011

The only way you can pull this suit off is if you get a pair of shoes in the link below...

http://www.shoebuy.com/black-mens-square-toe-shoes...

Sep 13, 2011
txjustin:

The only way you can pull this suit off is if you get a pair of shoes in the link below...

http://www.shoebuy.com/black-mens-square-toe-shoes...

haha or Verizon sales associate

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Sep 13, 2011
blackfinancier:
txjustin:

The only way you can pull this suit off is if you get a pair of shoes in the link below...

http://www.shoebuy.com/black-mens-square-toe-shoes...

haha or Verizon sales associate

AT&T sales associate has more prestige and exit ops.

Sep 16, 2011
txjustin:

The only way you can pull this suit off is if you get a pair of shoes in the link below...

http://www.shoebuy.com/black-mens-square-toe-shoes...

The more square your toe, the closer you get to Seaside.

Sep 12, 2011

^ Key phrase "black men's".

Sep 15, 2011
Flake:

^ Key phrase "black men's".

Low blow bro.

OP, no. The general rule of thumb is that your tie width should correspond closely to your lapel width. The reason the model in your link has got on such a skinny tie is because the jacket is so fashion forward. When you think of finance, does the term 'fashion forward' pop into your mind in the same sentence? Shouldn't. I don't wear anything slimmer than 7cm in the office, and I'm young and slender and even then it raises some eyebrows. For a first impression, probably not your strongest move bro.

Sep 13, 2011

LOLOLOL

Sep 13, 2011

hahahahaha!!

Sep 14, 2011

If you can pull it off, by all means wear it. A friend of mine who's a male model wore a skinny suit to his interview.

Sep 14, 2011
thejoker:

If you can pull it off, by all means wear it. A friend of mine who's a male model wore a skinny suit to his interview.

If he had gotten the job, you would have mentioned it...

Look, if you have to ask, don't do it.

If cost is an issue, go to Brooks Bros outlet, buy something that matches, and tailor the shit out of it.

Sep 14, 2011

Pretty gay, dude.

Sep 15, 2011

Successful troll is successful.

Sep 15, 2011

absolutely not.....skinny tie fine whatever, but the suit pictured is terrible dude.

its one way or the other: hate me or admire.

Sep 15, 2011

The slimmest suit acceptable I think is the Brooks Brothers Milano fit. Topman is for the emos that go and hang out in coffee bars all day and talk about equality.

Sep 15, 2011
brooksbrotha:

The slimmest suit acceptable I think is the Brooks Brothers Milano fit. Topman is for the emos that go and hang out in coffee bars all day and talk about equality.

Fitting, given your name...

Sep 12, 2011

Point taken, no skinny suit.

That said, this post is pretty hilarious. The square toe shoe is a pretty good idea. Maybe I'll get them to go with my ill-fitting suit and bulky briefcase

Sep 12, 2011
motorpowered:

Point taken, no skinny suit.

That said, this post is pretty hilarious. The square toe shoe is a pretty good idea. Maybe I'll get them to go with my ill-fitting suit and bulky briefcase

Riddle me this: who still uses a briefcase? Don't forget the bowler hat, mask, and question mark-tipped cane. Black out your face if you must, but please post a few pics of yourself just before the interview so we know you look sharp.

Good luck.

Sep 12, 2011
motorpowered:

Point taken, no skinny suit.

That said, this post is pretty hilarious. The square toe shoe is a pretty good idea. Maybe I'll get them to go with my ill-fitting suit and bulky briefcase

Riddle me this: who still uses a briefcase? Don't forget the bowler hat, mask, and question mark-tipped cane. Black out your face if you must, but please post a few pics of yourself just before the interview so we know you look sharp.

Good luck.

Sep 17, 2011

36S???

Have you considered joining the circus?

Sep 17, 2011

i'm 5"7, is that already circus height =(

i think i'm just skinnier than the average american. that and shorter than the average i guess.

Sep 17, 2011

Posted this in another thread, but tailored is not out of the question with that budget.

www.indochino.com

Sep 17, 2011

looks pretty good, have you used these guys? how's the quality of the suits?

would you recommend this over for example the set i saw at CT for $450?

Sep 17, 2011
monkeyman2010:

looks pretty good, have you used these guys? how's the quality of the suits?

would you recommend this over for example the set i saw at CT for $450?

I have two suits from them and the quality is exceptional for the price. As long as you measure yourself correctly (i'd recommend measuring yourself several times or having someone else help) they fit like a glove. They'll also reimburse you for any further alterations at a local tailor.

Sep 17, 2011

You really should really have them tailored, its extremly hard to find a suit that fits well off the rack, however im 6'2 so that might be it. And you could have two suits tailored well on that budget.

Gang, Gang, Gang

Sep 17, 2011

^what? where can i get 2 tailored suits in NYC for $500 total (or $500 each for that matter)?

any recommendations would be great, i'd be happy to get tailored instead of rack.

Sep 17, 2011
monkeyman2010:

^what? where can i get 2 tailored suits in NYC for $500 total (or $500 each for that matter)?

any recommendations would be great, i'd be happy to get tailored instead of rack.

Sorry I meant 1500 total budget, and its not a bad idea to check outside the city my man

Gang, Gang, Gang

Sep 17, 2011

Check out Filene's Basement on E 14th St.

Sep 17, 2011

where are you getting 2 tailored for $1500? i might be up for that too.

Sep 17, 2011

yelp made to measure suits.... get 2 for 1500 for sure and the quality be unbelievable

Sep 17, 2011

I know that I'm probably going to look like a fool for mentioning this but here goes...

I think you and I are about the same. I'm 5'7" 130lbs. skinny as hell. I've spent a while trying to find a suit that works for me. Jones New York, CK, Kenneth Cole, Hugo, etc. My problem is that I still felt like I was swimming in the jacket and pants, couldn't find anything slim fitting. Well, I went into a K & G last month (owned by Men's Warehouse) and the sales guy convinced me to try one of their suits. It's called Linea Uomo. I wasn't sure at first but after I put it on...MAN! This suit fits my figure perfectly. High armpits, tappered through the jacket, and the slacks are the most comfortable pants I've ever worn. 100% wool, and get this...only $100.

There are a couple K & G stores in NYC, give it a shot, see if it works. And if it does let me know. I have searched high and low for some suit advice online without much help.

-Evan

Sep 17, 2011

I cannot vouch for them. I've heard of these places mentioned for +/- $500 range depending how many suits you purchase:

Imparli Custom Tailors
Custom Men
La Rukico
My Tailor
Mohan's

Sep 17, 2011

there is a place on madison and 47th called mysuitny that does made to measure for $500. it's not true made to measure, ie they don't build hte suit from scratch, but you get to choose the fabric, stitching, buttons, and they measure everything. i bought one and it looks great. like lots of people i have problems finding a suit that fits me properly.

Sep 17, 2011

Zara

Sep 17, 2011

Zara has a good selection of suits that will fit you for sure. Mine cost me about $250 and fits like a charm (made for slim people). If you go during their sale (January or June) you can get suits for $150/each.

Sep 17, 2011

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Sep 17, 2011

ralph lauren black label...i STRONGLY recommend you give that a shot. Best fitting suit/pants/shirts/sweaters I've ever found

I'm as skinny as you and I used to stress over never being able to find clothing that was my size (even small sizes are often not slim enough). Now I basically buy all my formal stuff from rlbl.

Hugo boss's red label is also worth a shot, but in terms of quality they're nowhere near rlbl