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post #31 of 38
gmac, you wore a navy suit, not a black suit. There is a difference.
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by gmac
Don't worry too much about knots and collars, that's for the advanced class. But no button down collars, not with a suit.
Tomasso and I would strongly disagree.
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
As for collars and knots, I think one should usually stick with medium spread, four-in-hand for most interviews. Having a huge spread collar and huge tie knot looks like you're trying a bit too hard, IMO.
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by gmac
Don't worry too much about knots and collars, that's for the advanced class. But no button down collars, not with a suit.

Ahh, another controversy to stir up on a Sunday!

One more thing to mention - if you get the chance, try to visit the company and see how they're dressed. This will give you a better feel for the norms of the place and position. For instance, investment bankers are more likely to dress better than those at engineering firms. If you can catch a look at what some of the folks are wearing (in advance), you have a better shot of fitting in. This should help the button-down collar controversy.

I've carried ties with me to meetings, arrived early and asked the receptionist whether my counterpart was wearing a tie. Her answer then told me whether to add the tie or leave it in the pocket. Of course the meeting circumstances also help dictate how I'm dressed - in some cases formailty is required, and other cases it can be a hindrance. For an interview you will of course wear the tie, but it's a good practice for the coming years.
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Tomasso and I would strongly disagree.



Ooohh, hard to stand against Cary Grant, and he does look terrific there.

Let's just say that I do not wear button down shirts with a suit and leave it there. Although I could be convinced otherwise I suppose. I've always seen them as somewhat casual.
post #35 of 38
pale blue shirt, or light blue end on end, with a dark red tie (or dark rust, or dark orange...you get the idea). A gold tie will have that late 90s feel to it.

!luc
post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Tomasso and I would strongly disagree.




As for collars and knots, I think one should usually stick with medium spread, four-in-hand for most interviews. Having a huge spread collar and huge tie knot looks like you're trying a bit too hard, IMO.

This is not a suit... notice the different shades of gray on trousers and jacket
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by Dan-
gmac, you wore a navy suit, not a black suit. There is a difference.

Obviously. I just thought it might be interesting and give perspective on my other coments.
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by lakewolf
This is not a suit... notice the different shades of gray on trousers and jacket
They look close enough, and would it matter if it were a suit?
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