Originally Posted by GBR
Go dressed as yourself but don't descend into costume or undue eccentricity.
You don't know who you are going to meet or be introduced to, despite who your interviewer is scheduled to be so caution remains appropriate. You can do the 'mad professor' look after you have taken up the appointment.
Well, my daily dress consists of tweed coats, denim jeans, linen coats/suits, corduroy trousers/suits, sometimes flannel, etc; OCBDs or other soft-collared shirts; desert boots or the occasional 'proper' shoe; knit or wool or printed paisley ties sometimes. You get the idea. Obviously I'm going to be more formal for the interview. A suit is certainly appropriate, but I was wondering whether there could be some other combination that could give me a tiny edge of sorts. As you can see I'm just being anxious and I'm using this forum for venting purposes -- apols.
Btw, I do know who is on the panel: four professors (mostly historians), two males and two females.