Originally Posted by qtlaw
You're fine with that suit and a simple white shirt and conservative tie. In my interviews, I'm looking for someone who will fit in, which means basic in our firm (although I am somewhat out there, but I've been out of school for 20 years.) Your task is to research the firm and see what kind of stuff they do. What is conservative for a large firm may not fit with a small firm, say 2-3 lawyers. When in doubt, just keep it simple; blue suit, white shirt, striped/regimental tie in basic color groups, blue/red/gold. If you're in the reasonable zone, you'll be fine. Now, on to more important things, you can concentrate on whether you have the legal skills they are looking for. Good luck.
Thanks. About half of my interviews are in a market where lawyers don't even wear suits on a day to day basis so I'm probably worrying about nothing. Still, never hurts to get a perspective from a guy at a conservative firm like yours. As far as legal skills are concerned, well, that die is cast.