Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
Because a spread collar would be over doing it for an IT interview.
... and for that matter something slick like an English spread collar doesn't ether.
Are you talking near-horizontal cutaway collars or just wider-than-JCPenny spread collars? I suppose you're right, though i dont wanna admit it; ...spread collars are one of my favorite aspects of suiting. I remember chris matthews called them 'aristocratic' a few months back. I think full-cutaway collars are always flashy, but something like below is still acceptable everywhere, no?
As for the dark brown color... I think it's perfectly fine so long as the suit fits well... however if you have a ruffled, ill-fitting sack suit, which is likely considering you state the suit's not custom made, then I think it will look bad.