Originally Posted by Huntsman
Truth: Most people will not notice your lapels, per se, but some might notice that you look different or somehow more trendy without realizing why. IF your interviewer can be negatively swayed by that, then that could be bad.
Why take the risk?
I'm not usually one to tell people not to dress how they want but I have to agree on this. If you need a job, which is presumably why you're at an interview, why potentially queer the deal with your clothes? Dress conservatively for the interview and if you get the job then gradually push the envelope.
That said, I occasionally do hiring where I work and I wouldn't be negatively swayed by someone dressed in a reasonable SF approved way -- but I am not most management types. I may be the only federal employee in Canada to wear a pocket square regularly