I am a college student studying Accounting and need to get one or two suits before I begin interviewing! I was hoping you could direct me to anything that does not look too matronly and will look good on a 22-year-old!
Thank you! SS
I am also in the market for a few new suits. I always forget how slim the pickings are until I try to shop for a suit. Most are boring, many are matronly, and some are downright hideous. But there are a few places to find decent suiting.
The Limited has one of the best collections of suiting out there. The prices are affordable, the construction is better than most, and the selection of colors and styles is good.
Also in this price point, I recommend Calvin Klein and Jones New York. Dillard’s also carries a few affordable brands that are worth a look. And come summertime, they have the best selection of warm-weather suits.
In the middle price point, Banana Republic and J.Crew also make basic suits. This lightweight wool Banana Republic jacket can be worn in any season; I also love the classic-goes-modern style. The 1035 suit in Super120s at J.Crew is a good choice; I just wish they were as well made as they used to be. Sigh. (Just make sure you don’t buy them full price, wait for a sale at BR or J.Crew.)
If you have more than a $300 to spend, I recommend both BOSS by Hugo Boss and Classiques Entier. Lafayette 148 is also an excellent choice. Want to really push the envelope? (Probably not the way to go if you’re 22, since you don’t want to out-dress your interviewer.) Armani is the gold standard.