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Old 01-29-2009, 02:32 PM
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Since it's winter time, I don't have a long coat to cover over a suit just a leather jacket that I would wear to work everyday during the winter with my shirt and tie. So it's not warm enough for me to wear the suit by itself and I don't have anything to wear over it.

what should I do?
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Can you wear the jacket up to the door, then take it off and fold it over your arm? This way you don't freeze but then again, you won't look odd.

Other options--go to Goodwill or Thrift Store for a cheap coat or rent/borrow one from a friend.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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Lots of stores are having sales on coats this time of year and there are some good deals.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Other options--go to Goodwill or Thrift Store for a cheap coat or rent/borrow one from a friend.
Definitely a better option if you can borrow. You could also buy a decent one from Goodwill, SA, etc and get it drycleaned. Either way, I would highly advise against wearing a short leather jacket with a suit. While it may seem small and trivial, you don't know who is watching you and you don't want to lose an opportunity over a percieved fashion faux paus.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:17 PM
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Definitely a better option if you can borrow. You could also buy a decent one from Goodwill, SA, etc and get it drycleaned. Either way, I would highly advise against wearing a short leather jacket with a suit. While it may seem small and trivial, you don't know who is watching you and you don't want to lose an opportunity over a percieved fashion faux paus.

well i didn't plan to wear a leather jacket with a suit, i was going to wear the leather jacket with the white shirt and tie and black dress pants.


the problem I had was the coat
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Definitely a better option if you can borrow. You could also buy a decent one from Goodwill, SA, etc and get it drycleaned. Either way, I would highly advise against wearing a short leather jacket with a suit. While it may seem small and trivial, you don't know who is watching you and you don't want to lose an opportunity over a percieved fashion faux paus.
Then again if you're living in a place like Chicago that has about a foot of snow on the ground that isn't going anywhere, and an employer has a problem with winter attire, then the job probably isn't worth it.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:48 PM
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Then again if you're living in a place like Chicago that has about a foot of snow on the ground that isn't going anywhere, and an employer has a problem with winter attire, then the job probably isn't worth it.

looks like i have no choice but to go ahead and buy one with the little money I have
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Not necessarily. Go to any good clothing store and see if you can rent one, like seniors rent a tux.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:25 PM
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Not necessarily. Go to any good clothing store and see if you can rent one, like seniors rent a tux.

No point in renting since they are about to get rid of all of the top coats and put the spring stuff in. That's why I called the store and asked do i still have time to buy one and he said he but not after january.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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i would either try and find one from a thrift store of from a friend or freeze. thats a toughie. who wants to spend 100 on a coat when you are looking for a job and do not have that much money
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