I'm going to Chicago the weekend after next for Mission: Academic Job Search Suit Search. Suits are so boring - I don't even own one because I've been get away with a jacket and khakis for all my formal events so far. Really, it's a choice between navy or charcoal fabric. As far as details, you're a fashion disaster if you're wearing anything other than a three-button, single-breasted jacket with flat-front pants. That's it. Brown or green suits? What am I - 80 years old? Black? Is this a job interview or a funeral? Light grey? Pinstripes? I'm not on a fashion show runway. So navy and charcoal are my only two choices and M.Bro's just going to have to get on board with that.
I also need to pick up some crisp white and light blue dress shirts. And probably a dressier watch. I don't think my digital Casio from the 80's is going to cut it at most departments.
Getting a job is an expensive process.