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post #376 of 497
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Candidates get extra points if they arrive in the full Steed, complete with bowler and pearl tietack.

Interview room should have a chair where the interviewer can press a button and drop the candidate into a piraña tank.
post #377 of 497
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If a potential employer is interviewing you, chances are they already think you know how to do your job somewhat.

You have just put your finger on the nose of the beating heart of American capitalism.
post #378 of 497
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If a potential employer is interviewing you, chances are they already think you know how to do your job somewhat. Unless you're applying to an old-school firm or working in an industry in which conservative dress truly matters, my statement stands. My employers have all commented on my appearance positively, and I've dressed in non-SF approved attire in all of them. I haven't been excessively loud in any of them, I just haven't been boring either.

Really depends on the luck of the draw, don't you think? There are conservative old fogeys, and young fogeys, in professions of all sorts. Generally the advice is meant to minimize risk, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Truth be told, I agree with your point, that your shirt could have a subtle stripe, or your tie needn't be a repp stripe. But you're talking nuances when the people asking such questions aren't looking for nuance.
post #379 of 497
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Really depends on the luck of the draw, don't you think? There are conservative old fogeys, and young fogeys, in professions of all sorts. Generally the advice is meant to minimize risk, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Don't you think that the main danger to business isn't new members, but the departure of jaded senior members?
post #380 of 497
Working's fine for killing time, but it's a shaky way to make a living.
post #381 of 497
Dressing expensively to an interview is not exactly conservative either. It gives you that edge that has them thinking you're ether lost on your way to a Management Consulting interview or you're independently wealthy and will contribute nearly nothing to the bottom line.
post #382 of 497
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post
You have just put your finger on the nose of the beating heart of American capitalism.
TAKE THAT CAPITALISM.

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Really depends on the luck of the draw, don't you think? There are conservative old fogeys, and young fogeys, in professions of all sorts. Generally the advice is meant to minimize risk, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Truth be told, I agree with your point, that your shirt could have a subtle stripe, or your tie needn't be a repp stripe. But you're talking nuances when the people asking such questions aren't looking for nuance.
I agree you may encounter people like that anywhere. Have people here really encountered not being hired because they were wearing a little bit of flair in their clothing though? I'd imagine the problem was elsewhere in the interview. Any boss worth his or her beans won't care what you're wearing within reason.

Even on the issue of wedding attire I see this dress espoused. As the groom, I agree, be classy and timeless. As a guest? Nobody would care if you wore a checked shirt, a paisley tie, etc. Even as the groom nobody would care about that, but even I would choose the "look back in 80 years and not hate the photo" attire.

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Don't you think that the main danger to business isn't new members, but the departure of jaded senior members?
Quite the contrary. The main danger is obviously naked boobies and current events.

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Working's fine for killing time, but it's a shaky way to make a living.
I agree; I prefer the adult entertainment business. I have a few dozen demo tapes coming out.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
Dressing expensively to an interview is not exactly conservative either.

It gives you that edge that has them thinking you're ether lost on your way to a Management Consulting interview or you're independently wealthy and will contribute nearly nothing to the bottom line.
I never advocated dressing like you have baller status? I'm not sure if this was meant in response to me. Obviously don't be that douche that was here a month or two back talking about his $40k watch his parents bought him that has diamond studded edges. But dressing in a non-drone manner has little to do with money.
post #383 of 497
Pocket squares.

They look fine on others, but on me they scream out "dandy". I know I´m a minority on this one.
post #384 of 497
Can we get a list of officially sanctioned items so I can point out the ones "I can't get behind"? I don't want to spend my time berating anything that isn't actually SF-approved.
post #385 of 497
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post
Don't you think that the main danger to business isn't new members, but the departure of jaded senior members?

Only if there is not an ample supply of well schooled, well trained replacements waiting in the wings to usher the fogies off to the retirement home. I mean, how many times can we be regaled with stories of past mergers and more importantly, acquisitions?
post #386 of 497
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post
:I agree you may encounter people like that anywhere. Have people here really encountered not being hired because they were wearing a little bit of flair in their clothing though? I'd imagine the problem was elsewhere in the interview. Any boss worth his or her beans won't care what you're wearing within reason.

It's not so much that a boss will frown that your tie isn't a repp stripe, it's the overall image presented. That dandified guy who comes across as brash or arrogant -- is it just his personality or also the fact that he was wearing an oversized windsor knot? Some people react very negatively to such things. Think Stephen on Top Chef. Would you hire that guy?



I can tell you, I have seen job candidates whose clothes did them no favors. One guy showed up in a gaudy striped shirt, mostly black, and pastel tie. It wasn't inappropriate, per se, but I wondered what reaction he was seeking and why he didn't have the good sense to tone it down. If a guy can't even figure out the drill for an interview, how is he going to fit into a workplace?
post #387 of 497
bowties (although Panta ones are changing my mind on it)
traditional navy blazer /gold buttons
cinchback denim, repro fit denim
aldens
allen edmonds
cufflinks
any kind of american style/brooks brothers type fits and looks
post #388 of 497
Hermes breast wallets
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Hermes breast wallets

FTW!
post #390 of 497
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Originally Posted by gorgekko View Post

  • The prejudice against black shoes - Can't we all just get along?

i read a funny quote somewhere once along the lines of "the only time you should ever wear black shoes is to a funeral". i tend to agree with this sentiment for the most part, although i will do black if its the only thing that will work with my outfit.
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