I have never owned a business suit in my life. I have an important interview on the 20th and I want to look sharp, however I'm scraping by at the moment with not a lot of money. Like I said, I have never owned a suit and have therefore never been shopping for one. I need a business suit that is professional and conservative. Are the cheaper business suits pre-tailored or do they get tailored the same way a suit at any higher price level would (customized for you, by a tailor)? Does tailoring usually happen at department stores where you can buy suits or would I need to take it elsewhere to have it done? What is the typical turn around time for getting your suit tailored? What are some good stores to check out? I'm thinking Macy's or JC Pennys?.... and I also need a white Oxford shirt, and shoes... and probably other essential suit accessories that I don't even know exist.
PLEASE HELP. Obviously I'm clueless.