First professional suit

Fellas, I’m graduating soon from engineering and looking to get a new suit to look professional for interviews and such. I’m from the GTA / Kingston in Canada and so was looking at Spier & Mackay, Tom’s Place, or other local places. I’m thinking double breasted in navy blue or grey but I’m not super set on a particular kind of wool. Any recommendations between those options or others I should consider? Looking to stay under $1000 CAD and trying stuff on is a plus

49 thoughts on “First professional suit

    • Anonymous says:

      also if you want to get the suit in OP pic
      >patch pockets
      >natural rounded shoulder
      is rather casual for a job interview

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t listen to this gay
      What you want is a 6×1 double breasted, royal blue with gilt buttons. Trousers should be triple pleated, with 2.5" cuffs, hem width somewhere between 18" and 20"

    • Anonymous says:

      heck this guy
      be the weird dude that shows up to an engineering interview in a tux
      they’ll immediately know you’re autistic and perfect for the job

  1. AnavarGuy says:

    If youre wearing it everyday its going to get dirty and damaged, you can afford a nice suit when you have a career OP.
    Just get a wool-like suit form Uniqlo, they fit it for you too and make adjustments and itll only set you back about $150 CAD for the jacket and pants.
    >inb4 a bunch of moaning /fashion/ggots
    You can machine wash it and its wrinkle free, if youre wearing it everyday to an office, then its a no-brainer.
    It doesnt have the heavy epulets you get on regular jackets so it feels way more comfortable and breathable during summer too.
    Style it with a simple one color (Same, matching suit and slack, or contrasting, matching belt and shoes), two buttoned overcoat made from a decent wool if you want to maintain the feel of wealth and beat the spring and autumn breezes.

    • AnavarGuy says:

      https://uniqlo.com/ca/en/products/E448034-000?colorCode=COL08&sizeCode=SMA006
      For reference on the wool-like jacket, get slacks of the same weave for it to be classed as a suit.

    • Anonymous says:

      if your a poorgay without a job your best bet is to just thrift a navy blazer and grey trousers

      https://uniqlo.com/ca/en/products/E448034-000?colorCode=COL08&sizeCode=SMA006
      For reference on the wool-like jacket, get slacks of the same weave for it to be classed as a suit.

      really awful advice, ignore if OP
      not shocking consider you’ve been on this board less than 2 weeks. stfu and lurk moar

      • AnavarGuy says:

        Well I look good in it. I’m assuming anon takes care of himself but is lazy enough that he doesn’t want to visit a dry cleaner.
        Either way I’m actually in an office or visiting clients 5x a week as a solutions architect, you don’t want a stuffy overpriced suit for a entry level engineer role.
        You guys focus too much on fashion over function. I work hard and look good doing it. You won’t use a trip because you’re a pussy. Grow up and don’t underestimate material science, wool is crap and feels like shit I’d it gets wet, it stains like nothing else and it’s itchy.

        • Anonymous says:

          >he thinks tripfagging is cool
          >he knows nothing about tailoring
          >he knows nothing about fashion
          cringe or just bait. either way just go to

          […]

          • AnavarGuy says:

            I’m only tripping for /fit/ but I cba to remove it everytime I want to post on /fashion/. Either way post how ‘good’ you look in your suit gay, I want to see if you really have a good suit or your making unrealistic suggestions based on your dream suit.
            >Pic related
            Good sleeve length, fits my muscles perfectly, but is also sleek and seamless when I’m not flexing on you.
            I haven’t ironed the shirt, suit jacket or slacks once in my life and I’ve had this suit nearly two years. I just machine wash with cold water and hang it up.

          • Anonymous says:

            OP dont be like this guy:

            your fit is atrocious tbh, i can point out particulars if you’d like. also doesn’t have to be dry cleaned unless they have been stained & natty fabrics do a much better job at holding shape and smelling good

          • AnavarGuy says:

            No need anon. I’d be ashamed to go to the office looking like that and I’m English. You’d fit well in a golf club, not working in Tokyo I’m afraid.

          • AnavarGuy says:

            Also that’s not to ve pedantic but thats not a suit, it’s a sports jacket. So it doesn’t fit what OP requested. Research into what makes a suit a suit toff anon.

          • Anonymous says:

            Young student look.

            No need anon. I’d be ashamed to go to the office looking like that and I’m English. You’d fit well in a golf club, not working in Tokyo I’m afraid.

            Suit or blazer and khaki for Tokyo? I’m leaning blazer because it’s more fitting for the conference I’ll be attending.

          • AnavarGuy says:

            Literally everyone in my office is in a two piece suit thats either black, blue or grey. Even the women.
            I think conferences unless they goto private rooms, are generally far more casual, plus youre a foreigner so they are very loose with what they expect of you.
            That said if its summer, just a short sleeved white polo or regular short sleeve shirt (No tie) is more than permissable.

          • Anonymous says:

            Based gay.

            https://i.imgur.com/kFngN7Z.jpg

            OP dont be like this guy:

            your fit is atrocious tbh, i can point out particulars if you’d like. also doesn’t have to be dry cleaned unless they have been stained & natty fabrics do a much better job at holding shape and smelling good

            You look like a literal homosexual twink. You can’t pull off Belgians and need to get on TRT now or just transition.

          • Anonymous says:

            Genuinely struggling to understand what you think stands out as good about the image you have posted here

          • Anonymous says:

            here ya go
            rise too low, shoulders are hecked, button stance too high, shirt collar is small and wrinkled. cant tell for sure but sleeve length and collar fit are probably hecked too.

            Also that’s not to ve pedantic but thats not a suit, it’s a sports jacket. So it doesn’t fit what OP requested. Research into what makes a suit a suit toff anon.

            I told OP to get a blazer and grey slacks instead of a suit. no one really cares what they got u wageslaves wearing in niponland

            Based gay.
            […]
            You look like a literal homosexual twink. You can’t pull off Belgians and need to get on TRT now or just transition.

            cute projection

            Genuinely struggling to understand what you think stands out as good about the image you have posted here

            he’s proud that he’s wearing a polyester suit kek

          • Anonymous says:

            The suit is ill fitting but it does not matter in the real world tbh. People dont even wear ties anymore. Also, are you an english teacher or some shit or do you have a real job in Japan? Would love to hear about that.

    • Anonymous says:

      >It doesnt have the heavy epulets you get on regular jackets so it feels way more comfortable and breathable during summer too.
      >two buttoned overcoat made from a decent wool if you want to maintain the feel of wealth and beat the spring and autumn breezes.
      Can you stupid newgay morons who can’t even speak English please heck off? Your advice is awful and nonsensical.

      • AnavarGuy says:

        Im literally 100% English and Irish anon,I just type as I speak. You just have poor reading skills and cant adjust to the flow of the text properly.
        >Heavy epulet
        My winter suit is stuffy and has padded shoulders, so I basically never wear it unless its showing outside because I already have broad shoulders from lifting weights.
        >Overcoat
        Youre complaining about me saying OP should get a slim relaxed fit suit with an overcoat? There is literally no world where that isnt a no-brainer.
        Just because you might live in some desert shithole in Arizona and cant fathom needing a little more doesnt mean the rest of us dont live in more temperate climes.

        • Anonymous says:

          They’re not epaulets. It’s padding in the shoulders. You can find a countless amount of jackets with shoulders that have no padding. See: most Neapolitan tailoring and Ivy sack jackets, two of the most common type types of tailoring on the planet.

          I’m complaining that you type and look like a stupid. What the heck are you even talking about? Why are you giving advice? Do you really think you’re
          >maintaining the feel of wealth and beating the spring and autumn breezes
          with your Uniqlo mystery meat suit and topcoat that probably came from Zara?

        • Anonymous says:

          It never fails, someone uses a tripcode and soon the thread is all about them, they talk about me me me, im german im irish, me me me, what a special little individual they are, here on our anonymous posting board

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would consider at least 2 suits to rotate. Traveller’s suit made with breatherable wool is always an excellent choice for your first suit, solid color tweed is extremely versatile, warm, and durable. joseph abboud is highly regarded on clothing forums for their quality and value, around $300 and even out do Spier & Mackay around that price.

    If I could give myself back then advice, i would recommend going to a tailor to get your measurements then hit the thrift store. Focus on fit, then material, and finally color/style. Most used suits made from 100% natural material, have the wool mark logo, or union stamps will be better than what you can find new below $300.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Get 2 very simple suits, one in navy, one in charcoal (single breasted, 2 buttons, standard pockets), a bunch of very simple shirts (white, sky blue, striped) and a pair of black oxfords. You can get those quite cheaply, check Charles Tyrwhitt’s twill suits for instances.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh, DEFINITELY get a navy suit. And make sure you get the brown shoes with it.

    Totally not vomit-inducing boredom.

  5. Anonymous says:

    While I love double breasted jackets I don’t think this is the best choice for an interview, particularly if you’re a young man.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Your work suit is supposed to look like shit if you are just starting out.
    If you are an early 20s loser with no experienced a nice suit will give interviewers the ick and you’ll get rejected everywhere

  7. Anonymous says:

    I would just go to any department store or suit supply if I were you. Get a few basic suits and acquire better ones as you get older. Suits are not BIFL items and nobody will expect you to have a particularly nice suit at your age.

  8. Anonymous says:

    >I’m graduating soon from engineering
    You don’t have a suit already? You should have had one in school and been doing interviews for internships by now.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I bought a used one on eBay (hicky freeman) and got it tailored. I think I did it all for under $300. But this was almost 10 years ago. You want. A full canvas suit if you’re looking for quality. I still wear that same suit the few times a year I need one. I mostly wear a blazer. It’s more appropriate for engineering conferences.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is me

      heck this guy
      be the weird dude that shows up to an engineering interview in a tux
      they’ll immediately know you’re autistic and perfect for the job

      I wore a flannel to my job interview. My job is more hands on than most engineering jobs though. They gave me the heads up on what people there typically wear before I showed up. Probably was an autism test to see if I can pick up on social cues

  10. Anonymous says:

    Get a navy single breasted suit, DO NOT get a double breasted suit as your first, second or third suit. Make sure to get it tailored.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen how engineers dress. It’s really only possible for you to go above and beyond the call of duty. These are people who are wearing jeans and hoodies they got 30 years ago.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nah engineers aren’t wearing jeans and hoodies. At least not mechanical engineers in the aviation field. More like jeans or slacks with button down tucked in. Young engineers jeans and polo tea untucked. I usually wear jeans and button down/flannel untucked. I’ll wear beige slacks and blazer no tie at conferences.

      https://i.imgur.com/Rkif4nd.jpg

      here ya go
      rise too low, shoulders are hecked, button stance too high, shirt collar is small and wrinkled. cant tell for sure but sleeve length and collar fit are probably hecked too.
      […]
      I told OP to get a blazer and grey slacks instead of a suit. no one really cares what they got u wageslaves wearing in niponland
      […]
      cute projection
      […]
      he’s proud that he’s wearing a polyester suit kek

      Blazer and gray slacks work too. I need to get a pair of gray slacks for some variety during conferences. Sometimes I’ll wear a tie but they seem so out of style now that I’ve had older people tell me everyone agreed not to wear ties here anymore. So I stopped wearing ties.despite me feeling like it’s lazy to not wear one with a suit.

  12. Anonymous says:

    hey guys, related to the thread:
    i found picrel blacksuit but its made for a 14-15 year old

    i didnt grow up much since 16 but the arms are clearly too short whenever i raise my arm, is that normal on a suit?

    • Anonymous says:

      a quick check is the suit’s cuff should rest on the dimple/bone near your wrist. But when you are moving around, the sleeves can creep up for a variety of reasons, which is normal depending on well fitted, made your suit is.

      • Anonymous says:

        >a quick check is the suit’s cuff should rest on the dimple/bone near your wrist.
        nah it gets further back than that, maybe 2 or 4 inches, looks undersized

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