Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services

How Much?

What's This Going to Cost?

The idea of buying a suit and other business clothes can be daunting.  Below is a sample of the items you will need while you interview and some general ideas of cost in the local Toledo area as well as national retailers.

Generally you can find quality suits for men and women on sale.  Even if you only have one good dress suit, make sure you are also getting great shoes, ties, and shirts to go with it. 

Ifyou purchase one nice suit buy some inexpensive shell tops in the basic colors (white, cream, black, navy, tan) and purchase a few pieces of jewelry and scarves you can mix and match and create many different looks from one basic suit.  Just always keep with subtle and conservative accessories and you will never go wrong.

The following table gives you estimates of what you see on the mannequins in Career Services:



Suit: $195.00
Tie: $39.50
Shirt: $34.00
Shoes: $42.99 
Belt: $34.00

TOTAL: $345.49
(Elder Beerman)

Suit: $120.00
Blouse: $18.00
Shoes: $59.99 


TOTAL: $197.99
(Elder Beerman)

Other Local and National Retailers

Men’s Wearhouse

Suiit: $199-249
No Iron Shirt: $49.99
Shoes: $64.99-$129.99
Tie: $14.99-$24.99
Total: $328.97-$403.98

Kohl’s Dept. Store

Men’s Jacket: $79.99
Men’s Pant: $29.99-$50.00
Men’s Shirt: $30-$40
Men’s Shoes: $59-$70
Total: $198.98

Casual Corner

Suit (jacket & slacks or skirt): $99-249
Jacket: $99-$149
Skirt: $39-$74
Pant: $59-$89
Non Iron Shirt (long sleeve): $49
Shoes: $29.99-$119.99

Lane Bryant

Jacket: $79.50-$119.50
Skirt: $49.50
Pant: $39.50-$49.50
Shirt: $39.50
Total: $208.00-$258.00

Lands’ End Men’s Suits

Men's Traditional Fit 2-button Year Rounder Blazer: $155.00
Men's Regular Plain Front Solid 70s Suit: $60.00
Men's Straight Collar Tailored Fit Broadcloth Shirt: $34.50
Total: $249.50

Lands’ End Women’s Suits  

Size range—Plus, Petite, and Tall; Custom sizes available

Women's 3-button Stretch Gabardine Blazer   $162.00 
Women's Regular 24" Stretch Gabardine Skirt   $69.00 
Women's Long-sleeve Blend Broadcloth Shirt    $29.50  
Total: $260.50 

Last Updated: 6/26/15