Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
AJD19

Where to buy a suit in Edmonton?

Recommended Posts

I am new to Edmonton, just began 1L, and have never owned a suit haha. Just thought I would post as I am not really sure where to begin. Any recommendations on stores/styles/colours would be much appreciated! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depending on how much you want to spend, Simons appears to have some variety in both price and style, but I can’t comment on whether they do tailoring or if they do whether it is any good. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a consignment on 109st just before 124 av, think it's called Dress to Suit? Has some good options for a basic charcoal or navy as a first suit. I had a couple nice ones from there for quite cheap. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what your price range is or where you’re living right now, but here are some options to consider for both men’s and women’s styles:

Southgate mall: LRT directly there from the UofA (although I heard there was a fire on the roof recently - not sure whether that’s affected opening hours). Check out:

- Le Chateau: under $200 for pants or skirt and jacket, watch for relatively frequent 50% off sales. Mine fit well and didn’t need tailoring. Their shirts also look pretty decent and affordable

- RW&co: under $200 and appear to have decent/affordable shirts, not sure how often they have sales

- The Bay: not great selection, but they often have sales on brand names (last I checked, Calvin Klein pants and jacket were on for about $180)

- Check out Poppy Barley for locally-designed shoes!

West Ed Mall

- Same shops as Southgate with similar selection, slightly better selection at The Bay. Pain in the ass to get to from the UofA, also to shop there (very few Edmontonians admit to frequenting this venue)

- Simonds: about $200 in their Contemporaine or Icone brands and some pricier options going upward of $1,000. They have occasional sales.

- Hugo Boss: $500 - upwards of $1,000, but dang, they’ve got some nice suits!

- Moore’s is located in the strip mall across the street north of WEM. I couldn’t tell you what the prices/deals are like now. 

I’ll defer to those with more class and experience to advise on styles/colours, but I just looked for something that fits well and looks sharp (i.e. no random bulges or wrinkles; traditional lapels, fastenings, and colour/material). Law Students -> Career Services has a thread each for men’s and women’s styles, which I found useful for perusal.

For what it’s worth, I have one black suit with pants and skirt for formal events like moots and interviews, and one light grey suit with pants (from a previous job) for less-formal but still classy events like this week’s Career Fair. Will find out soon whether my choices were appropriate!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd recommend indochino - you can get a personally fitted custom made suit for $400-500.

As for style, I'd recommend a navy or charcoal grey, maybe with a very subtle plaid option. 

Edited by UAbear2018

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Recent Posts

    • It’s understandable to want to map your career out and feel like you have a plan and are in control but as much as possible try not to feel like you need to do this right now. You’ll hear a lot of people who talk like they have it all figured out but they don’t and are just trying to calm themselves down by convincing others they have it figured out.  Just do your best in your classes and each day you’ll learn more about different practice areas and opportunities that may interest you. You’ll have 350 different career plans by the time you graduate and none of them will actually happen. I didn’t take a single class or participate in a single clinic in all of law school that’s relevant to what I do now. I don’t even practice Canadian law at all.  Just do your best in classes and forget the rest, at least until the end of 1L. Everybody who is convincing themselves (by trying to convince you) that they’ve put themselves on the path by joining some clinic or connecting with some professor or lawyer or whatever is wrong and you don’t need to worry about it. 
    • 1L is not a time when most people are at their best. They’re insecure and lost. That’s why it feels like high school. The friendships that I formed in law school that I still have are all from 2L and 3L, not that you can’t also form friendships in 1L.  Also, don’t feel like law school is the only place you can make friends. Get involved in something outside of law school and make friends there. It’s good to escape the law school bubble even when you do have law school friends.  It’s easy to feel like your legal career will be determined by how well you rank or fit in socially at law school but that’s true at all. It’s just a school. You’re a whole person outside of that.
    • Large firms may offer a wide range of general services. Individual lawyers in those situations will often be hyper-specialized, and know everything there is to know about one very specific section of that area. This level of expertise is a way to justify high bills - you have someone in the office who lives and breathes that particular clause.    If you want to be a 'well-rounded lawyer', you'd be more likely to be at the other end of the spectrum, where a sole practicioner in a small city might help people with a variety of legal problems, not knowing the details to the exactitude of the specialist, but being competent in several different areas, such as family/property/wills.    Family is certainly not an area that is limited - it's one of the ones you can be confident will exist in every community across the country. Now, whether there's enough work in that to sustain a practice is another question (see: general practice). I can't imagine, although have never bothered to research so could be completely up the wall on this, that there are many large firms doing OCI recruits with substantial family practices.    This seems a good time to mention, it doesn't seem clear what type of work you want to be doing. Governments and large firms hire through the On Campus Interview process, and a lot of careers officer time is spent on them, and they're certainly often a way to pay off debt quickly, but they're only one part of legal employment. Do you want to work in a glass tower in a major city? If so, that will necessarily limit your scope to that sort of employer. If you don't, OCIs could be a much smaller part of your world. 
    • Hey everyone! 1L here. I know I just started and all, but I want to understand how the career aspect of lawyering works.  I am getting a lot of anxiety in regards to knowing where I am going with law school. The debt is really hitting me and making me worry. I will try to keep this short and to the point. I apologize if these questions come across as dumb. They are likely super ignorant, I know your time is valuable and I honestly appreciate any insight you can provide.  I wanted to go to law school with the idea to help people with the law. People like regular folk. I was interested in family law (helping people with their familial relationships through the application of the law...helping people in distress, etc.) 1) I spoke to older students and they indicated opportunities in family law are limited, esp. with OCIs. Further, it became apparent that those Toronto firms/big firms that do specialize in family law don't hire too often/a lot. Is this true? 2a)  I really like Tort law, I have taken a course regarding it in my undergrad too. I always liked personal injury law. However, I remember talking about it at one of the socials and I felt like people would shutdown the conversation quick. I understand that it has a bad rep, but I am sure some clients do really need help. Is personal injury lucrative/are there opportunities? I know there are some PI firms on Bay.  2b) I read about insurance defence, is this in the scope of personal injury and tort law? Would this be considered as "corporate law"? It sounds interesting.  3) What is corporate/business law? I understand its law pertaining to corporate/business needs. But when people tell me they want to go into corporate and/or business law, what kind of law do they want to practice? Is it just that they want to be legal counsel for a corporation/business? I don't think merging businesses will bring me joy. Is there more to it?  To answer this, I reached out to some older students. They indicated that most corporate law firms are full service, where they offer legal services to a wide variety of cases. So, if a lawyer were to work/apply there, would they be expected to be well rounded in regards to the type of law they specialize in?  If I wanted to pursue a legal career with a specialization/interest in tort law, do I have a place in a corporate law firm? I hope you can see my confusion.  4) I have people telling me they want to do litigation. I know what that is, but what is that in the sense of a career? Do firms explicitly hire litigators? I thought a lawyer once called are litigators and solicitors. Are litigators people that only do litigation? And if so, do they have a certain type of law the specialize in or is it mixed (I think you can see my confusion lies somewhere with the idea of specializing)? I am assuming they need to be hired at a firm that has good amount of litigation cases.  Lastly, is it the case that a law student will find a type of law they want to practice, and apply to a firm that specializes in that type of law? Or is it more complicated than that?  I hope these are all appropriate questions. Feel free to be as blunt as possible, any advice would be great.  Thank you so much!           
    • I'm sorry you're experiencing this. I understand how sometimes it can feel like everyone has made their friends and it seems really cliquey. I too am an introvert and have difficulty making friends; I didn't have ANY friends until I was 13 and still find it hard to be in social situations. What helped was finding my "people". Don't focus on the loudest groups who have formed their clique already. Look for someone in the room who is sitting alone and sit next to this person. Say hi. Ask where they're from, what they did their undergrad in.You won't connect with every person you introduce yourself to but there's probably another person like you who is feeling just as alone.
×
×
  • Create New...