Suit of the Week: Hugo Boss

hugo boss women's suitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Hugo Boss has a bunch of great suits and blazers on sale right now, including this simple wool suit.  I like the patch pockets and the peaked lapels, and the pants look like a similarly good basic.  The jacket (Tailored Two-Button Wool Blazer by BOSS Black) is $297.99 (was $595), and the pants (Tailored Wool Dress Pant by BOSS Black) are $147 (were $250).

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  1. Cute suit!
    Anyone try the Oil of Olay knock-off Clairsonic? Wondering if it was any good.

    • Makeup Junkie :

      You might want to check Makeup Alkey for reviews

      I love this suit! The big jacket pockets are perfect for my building pass

  2. Also love this suit!
    And, love the “mushroom” color — very interesting. Wish I had the b*lls to order without trying on!

    • I really like the color as well. The pockets are giving me pause though.

    • I REALLY want a suit this color.

    • Makeup Junkie :

      Err, Makeup Alley

    • Go for it AIMS. I love Hugo Boss and I think the suits are very true to size. I’ve never had a problem with them fitting beautifully without any tailoring.

      And by the way, I’ve read your posts…you have b*lls o’plenty! :)

      • HA! Thanks — I am getting tempted. They still have my size left, may just have to go for it!

  3. I absolutely love this suit.

  4. Very cute suit, and I think both pieces would work well with other pieces. It is 35% polyester. I don’t know whether that is a pro or a con. Nice price for good styling and apparently good fabric so fat as we can tell. Might work for year-round wear in certain places. It would be good for bigger people but the sizes don’t run that large.

    • It’s probably enough polyester to keep it from getting really wrinkled, but not so much that you lose the value/look/feel of the wool.

  5. Hi Corporettes!

    I’m a patent attorney in a mid sized boutique have an interview this week to go in-house! I’m really excited about it. Any last minute tips anyone has for types of questions I should ask or other interview tips? I’ve always worked in a firm setting.

    Hope everyone is having a great week!

    • Good luck with your interview! I’m in IP too and I made the switch from firm to in-house last fall. Our patent team definitely really values a candidate that can communicate both with our developers/inventors and well as the business and attorneys. Also, a sense of “ownership” in the business and the product is key – examples of how I really took on and took “in” my clients’ work while at the firm definitely helped.

      One of the things I was asked was to identify competitors and challenges for the company (it was a very intense interview process) so be sure to know as much about the company as you can, as well as the field (what’s hot in tech if it’s a tech company, etc.)

  6. I <3 too, but pants are only available in very limited sizes. So my wallet just breathed a huge sigh of relief.

  7. I don’t *love* the look of the pockets, but I have a couple jackets like this and those pockets are incredibly convenient. Especially if you have been reading this site for a while and are starting to get paranoid about people judging you for carrying your purse around :-).

    Also really like the color and lapels, and I’m glad I now know what those type of lapels are called.

  8. I love love love this suit. Sadly, I splurged on a Theory suit a couple months ago and can’t justify another suit splurge this year (can I?).

    • Ms. Basil E. Frankweiler :

      It’s a new year, I think you’re ready for a new splurge (so I can live vicariously through you).

    • I love the color of this suit. It’s so refreshing from all the black ones on here.

  9. I have just never seen the point in patch pockets, personally. I think they’re really really unattractive. But I do like the color of the suit a lot.

  10. In my opinion, the look needs a little color.

  11. Kat – interesting WSJ article on how the kids today don’t start letters with Dear. Maybe post it in the news feed? I think it’d be an interesting discussion amongst Corporettes – will try to repost on a new thread if I can manage to get on Corporette from work today.

    • Legally Brunette :

      I didn’t read the article, but I suspect it’s because most younger people communicate via email, and it’s a bit formal to use “Dear” in emails (although I still do from time to time, but mostly to family members).

      • Dear Legally Brunette, I think you’re right about the e-mail generation, but it still bugs me! I hate to get notes (from full grown adults) with my name and a dash as the intro. My grandmother and I joke about it too, which I regognize makes me a fuddy duddy before my time.

      • I’m the opposite – Dear is formal, and I usually skip the salutation or just say hi to family members and close friends.

        We have a lot of 22-25 year old assistant types at my company. They all seem to know enough to know that formal correspondence requires a formal salutation. I’d be pretty annoyed if a client was sent a business email with “Hello Mr. X” as a greeting.

        I don’t mind informality in emails between colleagues, though. In my office, internal emails are usually quick messages, not letter-type correspondence.

        • Really?
          hmmmm. I usually start my formal emails/letters with Hello Mr. X.

          I find Dear to be incredibly hackneyed – especially in context of formal letters.

        • I always start all formal emails (and occasionally some personal emails) with “Dear”. Hello Ms. X sounds very odd to me.

        • Anon in the Midwest :

          I never use Dear for email correspondence, business or otherwise, mostly because I agree that it sounds outdated. While formality never goes out of style for formal business correspondence, email in and of itself cuts against that formality. Truly “formal” business correspondence generally shouldn’t be done by email.

        • I prefer to use “Good morning/afternoon/evening Mr X”, but will use Dear as well. I almost never use Hello.

          • I find it awkward to use “Dear” in email. How would you use “Good Morning/afternoon/evening” in email? How do you know that the person will read it at the same time of day that you’re writing it?

          • I address it “Good Morning Mr Smith”, the same as if I was using Dear or Hello. You don’t know that they’ll read it at the same time of day, but they can see when you sent it. I’ve received “good” emails from other people and just assumed that it was that time of day when they sent it, though I could easily confirm the time of day if I was really concerned about it.

        • I agree that “Dear” in e-mail sounds odd. I use “Dear” for all snail-mail correspondence, and “Hello” for e-mail correspondence (unless it’s a reply to an ongoing conversation, in which case I just launch into what I have to say). The only exception is that the first time I’m e-mailing someone in a professional context, I will usually use “Dear,” or if it’s very much an e-mail substitute for a hard copy letter (like the e-mail accompanying job materials sent by e-mail).

          But I also try to follow the cues from whomever I’m e-mailing with – if they open every single e-mail with “Dear” I am more likely to do so; if they never use any kind of salutation, I’ll probably drop one too. (This is partly because I’m currently the bottom of the totem pole so I don’t get to decide what’s appropriate!)

  12. Love this suit!!!!

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