buckeye4lyfe

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Hi everyone!

I need to buy a new suit for dental school interviews. Where does everyone suggest? Also I want the cheapest one possible, so only suggest places where I won't be spending $400 for one.


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CheekCity23

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I've heard mixed reviews of Men's Warehouse, so it might be worth checking out. For the $100-$250 price range, I'd recommend Bar III from Macys, Thompson by J. Crew Factory, and Clariborne from JC Penny.
 
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FCMike11

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Got two nice suits- Belk (K. Cole) and JCPenny (J. Ferrar). Spent ~ 550$ for the suits, belt, shoes, two ties, undershirts and socks. Had some good sales going, which helped.

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Typical Average Student

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H&M have sport coats for pretty cheap. I have two that I bought for I think $75 each. Looks just like a normal suit. Just remember that the sport coats aren't in the same section as the formal wear.
 
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schmoob

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If you have any outlet stores near you, check those out. I went to the Jos A. Bank outlet and got some nice stuff. I spent about $400, but I got 2 suits, about 5 shirts, 3 ties, belt, and (matching) shoes.
I know that's more than you want to spend, but I got a lot of stuff. I'm sure if you just want the coat and pants you can get something nice for a lot less.
 

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If you have any outlet stores near you, check those out. I went to the Jos A. Bank outlet and got some nice stuff. I spent about $400, but I got 2 suits, about 5 shirts, 3 ties, belt, and (matching) shoes.
I know that's more than you want to spend, but I got a lot of stuff. I'm sure if you just want the coat and pants you can get something nice for a lot less.
How much does it cost to get the suit tailored at Jos A. Bank?
 

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As a woman, I got an $85 suit at an H&M. I am not sure if they sell nice men's suits but they do have blazers and such. Dillards, Macy's and JC Penney also have excellent options on a budget. JC Penney...oh my, you can get so many coupons, my $60 shoes were $15. My boyfriend enjoys Men's Warehouse and several outlet stores, like Brooks Brothers and Jos. A Banks outlets.
 

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How much does it cost to get the suit tailored at Jos A. Bank?
Not sure, I'm sorry. It was at the outlets so I don't even know if they do tailoring there.
We were neighbors with a nice Vietnamese lady at the time who owned a tailoring and alterations shop, so she gave me a really good deal with hemming and stuff.
 
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Soleus715

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I've heard mixed reviews of Men's Warehouse, so it might be worth checking out. For the $100-$250 price range, I'd recommend Bar III from Macys, Thompson by J. Crew Factory, and Clariborne from JC Penny.
+1 to this suggestion,

I got a Bar suit from Macy's for $180 and it came with a $50 gift card promotion back in September last year.
I've worn it several times over the wedding season and it seems to hold up very well.
 
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