Instead of Buying a Cheap Suit, Rent a Nice One

If you are looking to land that perfect job, showing up in an ill-fitting, cheap suit can be as bad as not attempting to dress up at all.  Save yourself the stress and discomfort - rent a quality suit from us and own the boardroom upon arrival.

First impressions are everything during a job interview.  To use that first impression in your favor, it  is important that you separate yourself from your competition from the moment that you walk through the door.  For most jobs, that means wearing a suit, and possibly a tie.

When’s the last time you wore a suit? Think of everything that has happened since then: Maybe you’ve grown (taller or wider - no judgement here), or slimmed down, or shoulder pads are no longer 'on fleek'. Maybe you’ve never had to wear a suit.

If you’re nodding along to any one of these scenarios - you need to find a new suit to wear.  This leads most of us to hop in the car and hit the bargain racks looking for something pre-hemmed that we can afford. While you might find something that is close enough to your size, a cheap suit made of cheap material is not going to suit you. 

If you want to make the best first impression possible, save yourself time, money and stress;  rent a quality suit.  We offer several different styles and sizes that are sure to fit you well at a very reasonable price.

The benefit of renting vs buying

A cheap suit will most likely cost you a few hundred dollars compared to less than $100 to rent a designer suit from OTB.  Most suits off the rack don’t fit real proportions which means you will also need to get it tailored to fit you.  Tailoring adds time and cost.

Maintaining a suit can be a hassle:You can’t ball it up and throw it in the washer  like you do with your other work clothes.  Suits need to be dry cleaned and stored somewhere that they won’t get wrinkled, creased, or covered in pet hair.

When you rent a suit, you can rest easy knowing that your suit is up-to-date with the latest style trends.  We aren’t going to rent you a suit that we wouldn’t wear ourselves  And we’re picky. We rent nothing but the top quality fabrics and styles.

How to tell if it’s a cheap suit

Just like this old adage has been warning us all our lives, “you get what you pay for”.  If you hit the bargain racks and pick out a heavily discounted suit for your next interview, that is exactly what you are going to get - a cheap suit 

Every dollar that you save on your suit is also a dollar that the manufacturer didn’t have to spend while making it.  They are real quick to save a few dollars on cheaper accents or skipping things that most people don’t notice.  However, those small details add up to a big miss when you’re trying to make a good first impression.

  • Be aware - here are a few telltale signs that what you’re about to buy is a cheap suit.
  • Buttons will be flimsy plastic and not uniform in color
  • The lapel lines will not be anchored
  • It will have bubbly shoulder lines
  • The fabric thickness won’t be uniform
  • It may be unlined

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