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 Post subject: Help, I need fancy clothes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:09 pm 
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I don't really dress up...ever...so this is kind of an alien experience for me, but I need to get formal clothes. Specifically I need to get a tuxedo, for choir, and I need to get a sports jacket, for my cousin's Bat Mitzvah, and since I've never bought these things before, I am only just now finding out that they're normally made of wool. I can hardly find regular clothes that fit me (I'm short and fat, which apparently is not a size that exists in clothing) so I imagine this is going to be nightmare. Where do I even begin to look for this sort of clothing in vegan materials? Should I just give up and try to buy secondhand stuff and get it tailored? I have no idea what I'm doing. Help!

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 Post subject: Re: Help, I need fancy clothes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Usually for suiting if you go cheaper you get synthetics. Asos has some reasonably priced non wool blazers that I think go to an XXL http://us.asos.com/Men-Suits-Blazers/xx ... 20&sort=-1
I also know that women's suiting stores like Ann Taylor will always have a synthetic option as a part of their suiting collection.

But either way, if you find something thrift it will be a whole lot more affordable!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:14 pm 
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What is your budget? Looking at Men's wearhouse and telling them you want no wool/silk is an option.

You can also go thrifting and then look into a tailor to modify things. Something too big or too long can be modified without too much difficulty.

I just found this on their website, both are wool-free:
http://www.menswearhouse.com/shop/p_sea ... ecialSizes

http://www.menswearhouse.com/shop/p_ver ... ecialSizes

Nordstrom rack is another place to try if you have one near you. I found this on their website:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kroon-washe ... sultback=0

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/john-varvat ... sultback=0

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Department stores are pretty good about having lower-end suits that aren't made of wool. My husband needed a suit for job interviews, and there was a lot of checking out different places and trying things on, but we found a few options out there.


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Kohls and JCpenney are usually pretty reasonable for vegan suits and things. That's where my husband buys his stuff usually.

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 Post subject: Re: Help, I need fancy clothes
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Personally, I would go to a thrift store and I would try on a variety of jackets, both men's and women's. They don't fit exactly the same.
It might be easier to do that in a thrift store.

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