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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:21 UTC+1 No.14532074 Report

tldr - suits for a poor college kid
op image- Materials:50-percent wool/50-percent polyester - Lining: 100-percent polyester

Poor college student here. Only got $80 to spend. I need a suit for 2 interviews. I was looking at suits at (link below) and thought I found a good one. After researching it seems polyester suits and any synthetic materials materials being used is a bad idea. Whether 100% or 2% synthetic. They say polyester isn't breathable, has lower durability, will make you sweat and looks too shiny and so I will be marked as cheap. One post even saying polyester suits smell worse than other suits made with other synthetic materials. Others say having some synthetics in your suit is good as it can make it more durable. Most posts I see say go 100% wool or don't buy anything at all. But where can I buy a 100% wool suit? Is having any amount of polyester or other synthetics acceptable? Don't want to look dumb if I show up wearing something everyone else thinks is cheap.


Before I researched any of this I was thinking of going to the goodwill or Salvation Army for a suit.

A site a visited said: "In the case of the example, it is made of 70% wool and 30% polyester, different fabrics have different letters to represent them, feel free to ask an expert about that. Blends are very good if you are on a budget, these suits don’t breathe well and aren’t as durable as their 100% percent counterparts but they are good for travel because they don’t wrinkle that easily. When buying a blended suit avoid the ones that have less than 45% natural fabric, the best would be getting at least a 60% natural fabric suit with a 40% polyester blend in that way you don’t sacrifice much of the comfort."
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:23 UTC+1 No.14532082 Report


Your best investment will be finding a good tailor. If you can get a decent suit from a thrift store and spend as much of that $80 on getting it tailored as possible then you will look better than 90% of the shlubs around you.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:26 UTC+1 No.14532095 Report

I can't really afford a good suit but in thinking of buying one anyway. Cheap ones make me sweat like a pig. Interviews always involve travelling about trying to get to the right place and you often have to walk a bit. That and being stressed as well, if it's a hot day you'll look a mess. I felt like I was wearing a big bag.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:45 UTC+1 No.14532170 Report

That's a nice idea. But I wonder what $80 can do.

I just want to know what folks think of a blended suit such as below. Any purchaser of suits here?
Materials: 70-percent wool/ 30-percent polyester
Lining materials: 65-percent micro polyester/ 35-percent viscose
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:47 UTC+1 No.14532175 Report

Tailoring rec anon here. You should be able to get something for under $20 from the thrift store. Don't worry about materials so much, just something that fits you in the shoulders. $60 should be plenty to get it tailored. You can't expect miracls at $80, but you should get something that looks damn good while you're in college.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:53 UTC+1 No.14532188 Report

Buy rack pants and shirt get a tailored shirt jacket it shouldn't cost you more than $500 all up.
You'll find most bosses don't wear $5000 suits its their dumb ass kiss ass underlings that do.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)23:55 UTC+1 No.14532201 Report

You're an idiot. You must never have worked in a company where people buy $5000 suits, because I can assure you the bosses are the ones wearing them if anyone does. Stop dispensing advice on something you have no clue about.
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