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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I wouldn't wear:
1) a pocket square;

Huh? No pocket square? Why?

Do others agree?
post #32 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by zjpj83
I wouldn't wear:
1) a pocket square;
2) a bow tie;
3) open cuff buttons;
4) a vest.

Otherwise, anything goes IMO. Don't worry about looking "too nice"

I agree, although I think you could do a white linen pocket square in a tv fold just peeking over the pocket edge. I fear I would feel compelled to wear the pocket square.

I think it also best to avoid cufflinks in favor of the barrel cuff.
post #33 of 52
Personal opinion. I would be less concerned about suit color and patterns, even, than the pocket square. I think it can come off the wrong way for a lot of people who don't know better.
post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by AlanC
I agree, although I think you could do a white linen pocket square in a tv fold just peeking over the pocket edge. I fear I would feel compelled to wear the pocket square.

I think it also best to avoid cufflinks in favor of the barrel cuff.
Agreed, white linen with a non-flamboyant fold - that works.
post #35 of 52
As the people you are interviewing with are Japanese, I suspect they will interpret your wearing of a nice conservative suit as a sign of respect. It is a serious occasion and you are treating the occasion with all the seriousness it deserves.
post #36 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanC
I agree, although I think you could do a white linen pocket square in a tv fold just peeking over the pocket edge. I fear I would feel compelled to wear the pocket square.

I think it also best to avoid cufflinks in favor of the barrel cuff.

I agree with AlanC on the pocket square, though I think french cuffs with silk knots are probably OK. Immediately after my initial post, I realized I had forgotten to mention the pocket square.
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by Lino
I walked into an interview once and was greeted with, "you didn't dress up for us? We are very down town!" I was wearing a navy pinstrip suit which I figured was less conservative than a solid gray or navy and I wore since it was for a job at a design studio that was down town. So, apparently, you can be overdressed for an interview.

But did you get an offer?
post #38 of 52
"Downtown" in this context meaning urban and informal? In my world, it would mean exactly the opposite - "downtown" financial and legal firms tending to be more traditional "white shoe" firms where conservative suits are the norm.
post #39 of 52
For lower-level positions, pocket squares and French cuffs are not recommended. Honestly, vests and bow ties aren't recommended for any interview situations.
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
For lower-level positions, pocket squares and French cuffs are not recommended. Honestly, vests and bow ties aren't recommended for any interview situations.
Well I tell you what mic I'd be lost without you. Thanks for the help.
post #41 of 52
In agreement with much of the posts here. Go with your most conservative suit; it will be your best option and portray your seriousness about the job you are interviewing for. Best of luck with the interview and please let us know how it went.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by whnay.
What does that tell you about the organization you were interviewing with?

Actually I found out after the fact that the company manager had a reputation for being difficult. I wound up freelancing for this company a few years later and she refused to acknoweldge my presence. It's not like we had a fight or anything, she's just weird.
post #43 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lino
Huh? No pocket square? Why?

Do others agree?
I agree. Some people might view a pocket square as excessively flashy or affected.
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by stach
Actually I found out after the fact that the company manager had a reputation for being difficult. I wound up freelancing for this company a few years later and she refused to acknoweldge my presence. It's not like we had a fight or anything, she's just weird.
They pay you but the boss thinks you don't exist? I know a lot of folks who would consider that a dream job!
post #45 of 52
In retrospect I suppose you're right!
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