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Freshman in Honors College-does my son need to bring his suit?

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Replies to: Freshman in Honors College-does my son need to bring his suit?

  • momreadsmomreads Registered User Posts: 3,230 Senior Member
    In terms of purchasing a suit, if your son has stopped growing (and that could be the case), you can purchase lovely suits from Kohls or, and I know this will sound a little off, Amazon. My older son is a Bama grad starting his second year at UVA Law. Sports jackets and khakis are a no-no for interviews with big law firms offering internships. So we did some shopping for suits, and we kept them around the $130-$150 range. Even got one on clearance for under $100. My younger son is at UAH. He has lots of dress clothing, but no suit. He says he does not need one. We'll see, as the years roll on.
  • kjcphmomkjcphmom Registered User Posts: 1,091 Senior Member
    I was able to purchase a good looking suit at Joseph Banks at a great price (under $100 for the jacket and pants.) I believe it was in their sale/clearance section at the time so check this out if needed.
  • albert69albert69 Registered User Posts: 3,247 Senior Member
    Since this is sort of on topic - does anyone think that a suit might be needed on occasion for an Honors Public Speaking class? I have one - just got it last week... since I figured I probably should have one just in case.
  • robotbldmomrobotbldmom Registered User Posts: 2,697 Senior Member
    ^^^Yes, if you have a suit, bring it with you.
  • MAB222MAB222 Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    Several years ago I followed a CC suggestion and purchased plain black tuxedos at JC Penney for less than that cost of one rental. Sons were able to wear to multiple proms, musical events, etc. I noticed at the time , JCP sells suits that can be purchased as separates - hopefully decreasing the alterations $. Most young men wear slim fit,plain front, no cuffs so older or thrift store suits may not work for them . For any young man who needs an inexpensive suit, consider this option.
  • SEA_tideSEA_tide Registered User Posts: 3,877 Senior Member
    It's definitely worth getting a suit in a more traditional style. Before my junior year, I bought a $1500 suit for $100 at a clearance center. It's in a very traditional style that's been popular for at least the last 50 years and will likely be popular for 50 more. As a finance major, this was very important. Note also that those who wear suits can easily tell the quality of a suit. If you are fairly certain that your student will be the same general size for a couple years, get their measurements and go to Nordstrom Rack or the suit manufacturer's website and shop the sales. After purchasing a suit, get it professionally tailored.
  • robotbldmomrobotbldmom Registered User Posts: 2,697 Senior Member
    ^^^ Agreed, buy traditional not trendy. If your son has a growth spurt, you will be glad for the cuff (to let down) or a little extra width for those added muscles. :)
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