My interview was approved and I will be initiated next tuesday!

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  1. Thomas Stright

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    It's True there is always a vote.

    Vote was most likely before you they called you for the read.
     
  2. Capricornguy

    Capricornguy Registered User

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    I'm sure.

    What I've noticed during fellowship is the quick-wit they have on each other. I'm salesman by trade but the the jabs are pretty quick.
    Oh I see. Interesting.
     
  3. Capricornguy

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    My initiation was moved to the 23rd.

    Any recommendation for suits? frugal budget. What type of suit. I heard all black with black tie but I've seen people wear different colors.
     
  4. David612

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    Ask the lodge secretary as to the dress code.
     
  5. Winter

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    Every Lodge has its own style. Some are more formal than others. That being said, no matter how casual a Lodge is, I still hate seeing pictures after a degree with candidates in shorts and t-shirts.
     
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  6. Capricornguy

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    Business casual they said but I'll be wearing something nice for a picture or two.
     
  7. David612

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    To my reckoning business casual would mean nice polo and chinos at a minimum-
    Personally I’d go with a dark/charcoal suit regardless.
     
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  8. CLewey44

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    Macy's has nice suits cheap, Kenneth Cole usually.
     
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  9. Capricornguy

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    That’s what I was thinking
     
  10. Capricornguy

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    That’s what I was thinking
     
  11. David612

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    I’d also say don’t be above checking the thrift stores in your area, we are black tie in my jurisdiction and me being a near perfect 42R I’ve grabbed a spare suit from them from time to time;
    A. Money goes to help the less fortunate
    B. If you help out with the catering then you don’t worry too much when you end up with mash potato or gravy up your arm while clearing plates.
     
  12. Keith C

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    As an Officer here in PA we have to wear tails. Even NOT going in the kitchen to help, a month doesn't go by where I don't have to get my vest dry-cleaned due to some sort of gravy or sauce on it! Very few others escape the same fate!!!
     
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  13. Winter

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    Signup on Groupon and type in "men's suit". I found several deals under $100 in my area. Sure they arent the flashiest but with these types of prices there is no excuse for any Brother to not be in a basic dark suit for Lodge. [​IMG]

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  14. Schuetz

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    I have to say that one of my best suits, as complimented by many others, is my $7 Goodwill suit. Both the jacket and pants were my exact size (I'm a rare combo) still brand new. Kohls also has good clearance deals. Honestly, you'll be in pajamas half the time anyway.

    Q. E. L. Schuetz, M.M.
    Shekinah Lodge No. 241 • IL
    Murphysboro Lodge No. 498 • IL
     
  15. bro.william

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    In my lodge — actually my GL — it’s suit and tie for everyone, and morning dress for officers. I actually got my suit at Asda (UK, owned by Walmart). It’s not what you’d call the finest fibre. But, amazingly, it fits me beautifully and it does the job more than adequately.

    I’d say get something you feel physically comfortable in, makes you look like you respect the lodge, and then just enjoy the ceremony. :)
     
  16. Capricornguy

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    I went to Burlington and got one for 130. But it's going to my formal go-to suit for every event I go to. It's slim fit. I'm a 28 year old so the dapper look is in these days.


    to the above^ I should have groupon'd it but I don't like taking the risk of ordering something online that needs to be fitted and returned. My initiation is Wednesday.
     

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