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:
Other Local and National Retailers
No Iron Shirt: $49.99
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
Suit (jacket & slacks or skirt): $99-249
Non Iron Shirt (long sleeve): $49
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
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