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post #3451 of 51071

I have a job interview Thursday at a very large corporation for a finance internship. I am planning to wear my charcoal or possibly navy suit, white shirt, haven't chosen a tie yet, and I am struggling on which shoes to wear. 

 

I am down to:

 

Fifth Ave in Black

5th St Boot in Brown

McAllister in Burgundy

 

Which one would you guys wear?

post #3452 of 51071
I vote McAllister if you go w/ the charcoal suit. Always felt that burgundy/#8 looks great w/ charcoal. Good luck. IMO, don't wear brown shoes to a finance gig. Black or burgundy / #8.
post #3453 of 51071
I think that the Fifth Street or the McCallisters may be too flashy for an interview. I would go with the Fifth Avenues.
post #3454 of 51071
The general rule would say: if you wear the navy suit, brown shoes. If you wear the charcoal, black shoes.

IMO if it's known as a conservative workplace, charcoal/black. If it's a bit more progressive, navy/brown. Also depends how you want to present yourself of course!
post #3455 of 51071
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

The general rule would say: if you wear the navy suit, brown shoes.

never heard of this?
post #3456 of 51071
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

never heard of this?

I think the general feeling is that black shoes look too stark with anything other than charcoal or black. Of course, the "rules" are never hard and fast, except among the Style Police.smile.gif

That said, I think a burgundy shoe would go well with navy.
post #3457 of 51071
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Originally Posted by BigCheese View Post

I have a job interview Thursday at a very large corporation for a finance internship. I am planning to wear my charcoal or possibly navy suit, white shirt, haven't chosen a tie yet, and I am struggling on which shoes to wear. 

I am down to:

Fifth Ave in Black
5th St Boot in Brown
McAllister in Burgundy

Which one would you guys wear?

Interview attire usually dictates a black dress shoe. Go with the Fifth Ave in Black, and pick a somber tie as well. Good luck.
post #3458 of 51071
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Interview attire usually dictates a black dress shoe. Go with the Fifth Ave in Black, and pick a somber tie as well. Good luck.

+1

In an interview, unless for a style or fashion place, dress as classically as poss to be safe. Funky shoes may grab the eye but that is not a good thing most of the time in a business interview.

Black and polish well before going.


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post #3459 of 51071

Definitely wear the black 5th aves.

post #3460 of 51071

Black shoes  .  .  .

post #3461 of 51071
Just bought my first pair of AE's - Park Avenue in Merlot. Really enjoying them a lot.

Couple of amateur questions - should I get them waterproofed, heeled, etc.? Basically, I have an excellent cobbler 5 minutes from where I live. Should I ask him to do anything?

I wear sneakers for my commute because I have about a mile walk to the train and then a 10 minute walk to work from there. Then I change into my dress shoes at the office. They're in perfect shape right now but eventually I'll be wearing them outside and do not want to see anything bad happen because I should have gotten something done to them.
post #3462 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I think that the Fifth Street or the McCallisters may be too flashy for an interview. I would go with the Fifth Avenues.

+1.

Burgundy would be a mistake.
post #3463 of 51071

TM79, This may help you

 

http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/maintenance.asp

 

post #3464 of 51071
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

TM79, This may help you

http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/maintenance.asp

Ty, sir. Very helpful indeed.
post #3465 of 51071

I think burgundy or merlot shoes can be worn for an interview, if the shoe is something like a Park Ave.  Otherwise, I'd go black.

 

With the choices above, I'd go with the black 5th Ave.s

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