Help with Business Attire/Clothing, no style sense. For job/intern int

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by suppachipmunk, May 30, 2009.

  1. suppachipmunk
    OP

    Member suppachipmunk GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    400
    Country:
    United States
    Hello all,

    This has absolutely nothing to do with gaming, but figured I would ask anyway.
    I am looking to get a couple of business suits or really nice, professional dress attire for job interviews and internship interviews.
    I dont have a lot of money, Im a 22 yr old college student who works at a crappy job. So I was looking at the mens wearhouse at a couple of decently priced items.

    So here is where I need the help, I have no fashion sense. So I am hoping that by describing myself, people can give me an idea or direction to take in regards to suit/dress styles and colors to match my profile.

    I am 5' 11", about 145lbs to 150lbs.
    I have light blue eyes, and a light olive complection.
    I just got my ponytail cut off and have a shorter messy hair style.
    I have a slight muscular build with fairly broad shoulders.
    I can post a pic, or describe further if necessary.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I graduate in about a year, and hope to get in intership soon. Living in Atlanta, there are a lot of ppl who want the same positions as I do, so I want to look sharp.
    My main concerns are what style of suit/attire should i get, what color, and what are some decent sites and places to get them.

    Thanks again,
    Suppachipmunk
     
  2. silent sniper

    Member silent sniper !dennaB

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,392
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    salvation army. no joke.

    several accounts have i found pretty new-ish dress clothes there for like $20-30.
     
  3. Daemon.nds

    Newcomer Daemon.nds Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Country:
    United States
    ^^ Yep. My grandma shops there, and she tends to look dressed like a 30 year old that you'd see on the streets of Paris or Berlin. And she's all like "My whole outfit costed five dollars."

    If you want to look ultra chic, another option could be to buy/order from Urban Outfitters.
     
  4. suppachipmunk
    OP

    Member suppachipmunk GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    400
    Country:
    United States
    Thanks for the replies. will take a look for a salvation army that may be near my area.

    Any idea of color coordinating?
     
  5. Daemon.nds

    Newcomer Daemon.nds Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Country:
    United States
    Beyond Salvation Army, another place to check out is Goodwill. But since you're in ATL, just go down to Little Five Points and check out the consignment shops/thrift stores there. There should be a thrift store right there at the intersection of Moreland and Euclid. Within walking distance, there should also be a Rag-O-Rama on Euclid. Those ones in L5P will be pricier than generic thrift stores like Salvation Army or Goodwill, but they'll also be more hip.

    For ideas, I'd recommend checking out the sites of fashionable designer labels like Calvin Klein, Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, etc. Get ideas from the way those dudes are wearing their clothes, then go buy similar items elsewhere. If you decide to just buckle down and plop down some cash for a sharp outfit, Macy's would fit the bill. Good luck with the interview.
     
  6. Canonbeat234

    Member Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,278
    Country:
    Japan
    I'm just curious, what job do you work for? I mean if its so crappy; do you have what it takes to advance yourself?
     
  7. UltraMagnus

    Member UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,967
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    this should help there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_color

    you will have to do some legwork if you really want to get a decent suit for less than £500 - £1000 though
     
  8. suppachipmunk
    OP

    Member suppachipmunk GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    400
    Country:
    United States
    Thanks for the replies.

    Day By Day, I will have to check out those stores as well. I go to school downtown. Was there all day today, but didnt read this til it was too late. [​IMG]
    Damn summer semester and taking 15 credit hours. The days are too long, 12 hour days at school typically.

    Cannonbeat, I actually work at W@lm@rt. I somewhat have the skills to advance, but they want an open availability to advance to management there. I'm out of the running since I am a full time student. And I dont like the way the company treats their employees as a whole. One of my assistant managers was recently fired for unjust reasons. He was pretty much the hardest worker in the entire store. They use u and abuse u. [​IMG]

    I am going to keep on looking till I get at least one or two suits.

    On another note, the first interview with the company I was applying with went well. The second one not so well as the only manager on shift couldnt directly interview me, so I had to wait for someone else to interview me, and gotta go back for the 3rd interview.
     

Share This Page