I hate paying for food and I hate paying for clothes. I use to love diets considering it meant no eating food, no purchasing food and no shortage of money due to food but, today every new diet requires a trip to the grocery store, WTF?! Which leads me to my latest desire–suits. I for the better half of the year have been trying to convince myself to buy a new suit.
I have a personal aversion to suits mainly being that they are bulky, hot and I just look flat out humongous in suits. I challenged myself to not make any fashion purchases this year until I find/buy at least one suit that fit me. With my online wish-list piling up It’s now or never (I got things to buy) I’ve starved enough.
I was at Dillard’s catching their extra 30% off sale and decided to try on this Perry Ellis suit that was originally $350.00, that was marked down to 199.99 with 50% off and an extra 30% off at the register. I scored this at first site office-worker suit for $76.35!
Next, I just took it to my seamstress Lynn for her to take in the waist (which she fought me about because I wanted it taken in within an inch of my life,) tapper and cuff the legs and slim the sleeves. I think I might have her slim the sleeves a bit more. Me being the lithe purchaser I am after listening to Lynn talk about her boyfriend and kids for an hour I got her to knock the alteration cost from 68 bucks to 45 bucks. So in total I spent $121.35 on this grey suit an “of the moment” color, versatile and season-less also, it looks more fashionable and not as chunky as I thought it would be. See people, I even put my clothes on a diet.
There is greatness in having a seamstress or tailor, man’s true best-friend.
Suit: Perry Ellis Dillard’s $76.35
Dress Shirt: Lands’End $15
Tie: Bergamo New York (Tailored by SKINNYFATTIES)
Moccasin Borlas: Via Spiga $99
Accessories: (watch Guess, bracelet Michael Kors, tie bar Kenneth Cole)