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    Here Are 9 Affordable And Stylish Suits

    I bet you've got a graduation, wedding or job interview to go to this spring. You should buy a suit.

    1. J.Crew Ludlow suit in Irish linen, $456

    J.Crew's Ludlow silhouette has become the go-to for young professionals. This lightweight linen version is perfect for working through summer heat.

    2. Suit Supply Napoli in plain blue, $399

    Suit Supply's Napoli fit is the perfect starter suit. A slightly padded shoulder and traditional button-stance (slightly above your natural waist) give a fitted but not-too-slim silhouette to a variety of body types.

    3. H&M melange wool blend suit, $209 (jacket & pants)

    For a slim wool-blend suit you really aren't going to find a better price than H&M.

    4. John Varvatos Star USA wool suit, $380.

    Nordstrom Rack is a great place to find designer suits for a deal, though limited sizes are available.

    5. Topman New Fit Slim Fit suit, $250

    Not every suit jacket needs to taper at the waist. Go with a boxier jacket like this one for a style that's a bit more new-wave.

    6. Zara micro herringbone double-breasted suit, $298

    A double-breasted suit doesn't have to be old-fashioned, as Zara shows us here with the laid back styling.

    7. Ike Behard notch lapel suit, $280

    Another banger from Nordstrom Rack, the styling in this particular image shows how a turtleneck can be a great alternative to a button-up with a suit.

    8. Boss Hugo Boss check-plaid suit, $497

    If it's your first suit, you probably want to go with a solid navy or grey. But if you've got those bases covered, start looking at bolder options like plaids and pinstripes.

    9. Calvin Klein peak lapel tuxedo, $320

    If you can find a deal (or if you get invited to a lot of fancy parties) it might make more sense to buy a tux rather than rent.


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    To get an inexpensive suit to look as good on you as it does in the pictures, you're going to have to invest in a bit of tailoring. A tailor can help you shorten or lengthen sleeves and pants, taper pant legs or slim the arms and body of a suit.

    NOTE: The shoulders of a jacket are hard (and therefore expensive) to alter. It's important that you find a jacket that fits in the shoulders right off the rack.

    Some Suit Supply and J.Crew locations (as well as large retailers like Nordstrom) will have on-site tailors to help you out. If you buy a suit at a physical store, the salesperson should be able to recommend a tailor for you.

    If you're buying online, you can simply Google tailors in your city. BUT MAKE SURE TO FIND A LEGIT TAILOR NOT JUST A DRY CLEANER THAT DOES ALTERATIONS. Checking reviews will be crucial.

    Prices vary, but a few simple fit adjustments to any of the above suits shouldn't cost you more than about $50.