So I am in the hunt for a new opportunity and found a few I am interested in but have an issue: I do not have a suit that fits for any possible interviews I can snag. I have dress slacks and shirts and a Brooks Brothers navy blazer and that won't fit for long. I've lost 40 pounds over the past few months and am averaging 10 pounds per month. I expect to continue to lose weight...at least another 40 pounds. All of my suits are way too big and alterations aren't possible after all this weight. I am the sole wage earner as my wife sacrifices to stay home and care for my parents (Alzheimer's) so cash is something I need to be careful with.
Any suggestions? Is my only option to pony up the money for a decent suit and cross my fingers I get in the door for an interview before it no longer fits? I can alter it again but for how long? Another 40 and that's too much.
Is it acceptable to wear dress slacks, shirt, tie, and a blazer? Can I explain prior to the interview? Is this something they would understand (generally speaking)?
I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance!
PS - Obviously, there is no guarantee I even get an interview any time soon...which makes the purchase of a new suit even harder to swallow. And waiting until my "weight loss run ends" isn't really a feasible option in my mind.