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post #91 of 99
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

So how about a bit of Sunday fun? I am going to post some shots of the model from Hart Schaffner and Marx (which I consider pretty classic and middle of the road) where the guy is breaking one of the "rules." Who would grade the guy down and/ or not hire him based on the outfit?

Based on outfit all. However, my guess is that none of these living cloth hangers would have made it through the analytical part of the interview ;-)
post #92 of 99
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Based on outfit all. However, my guess is that none of these living cloth hangers would have made it through the analytical part of the interview ;-)

rotflmao.gif You could always have them posing in the corner to make the office look nice...sort of like a nice plant, but with a few more brain cells...


But seriously folks:


All have a PS...one has a striped shirt with a contrasting collar. But all are neat, professional and presentable and I would have a hard time believing there is a company out there that would not want a male employee representing them dressed in the manner shown. And I would say the same for both outfits the original poster showed us (albeit with some pressing...)

Another thing that I think does not get mentioned when the topic of interview wear comes up is this is no longer a world where one is guaranteed to have a man be the interviewer. I think that may be a good idea for a specific thread....

http://www.styleforum.net/t/266441/dressing-for-women-in-authority-in-business-especially-job-interviews#post_4823974
Edited by MrDaniels - 9/18/11 at 1:26pm
post #93 of 99
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


rotflmao.gif You could always have them posing in the corner to make the office look nice...sort of like a nice plant, but with a few more brain cells...


But seriously folks:


All have a PS...one has a striped shirt with a contrasting collar. But all are neat, professional and presentable and I would have a hard time believing there is a company out there that would not want a male employee representing them dressed in the manner shown. And I would say the same for both outfits the original poster showed us (albeit with some pressing...)

Another thing that I think does not get mentioned when the topic of interview wear comes up is this is no longer a world where one is guaranteed to have a man be the interviewer. I think that may be a good idea for a specific thread....

Frankly, if you take the job of interviewing seriously, i.e. ensuring you hit all the relevant topics and points, following-up, probing the candidate, taking notes, answering his questions, you usually can't spend too much effort on checking more than "OK - he wears a suit, plus dress shirt, plus tie". If the candidate is so boring that I can waste time on examining his cufflinks, tie bar, pocket square, socks etc. then things do not look too rosy no matter what he wears.
post #94 of 99
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Originally Posted by AlexE View Post


Based on outfit all. However, my guess is that none of these living cloth hangers would have made it through the analytical part of the interview ;-)
While the model stereotype isn't without some reason ... some models can surprise you. I knew (loosely speaking) one who was a GM exec -- then again, that alone could put us back to the stereotype -- by day ... and model/escort by evening.
post #95 of 99
The person interviewing you probably does not read or post on clothing message boards. Dandy clothing that is not part of the the interviewer's perceived mainstream will make an impression. Whether it is a good or bad impression depends only on the interviewer. There are a lot of male interviewers who don't think positively about people who they think fuss too much about their clothing.

These folks won't like the pocket square, etc. In the real world, there are more of these folks than clothing message board posters. The safe thing is white or light blue shirt (all one color, no contrasting collars or stripes, etc.) a conservative suit, a conservative tie and nothing else. (Okay, obviously, you need socks and shoes and probably underwear.)

If you do any more, you could distract (negatively) people who don't like dandy clothing; you are not likely to help yourselve much with other folks. Stick with the basics only for the interview. In the real world, most people don't read or post on clothing message boards. They just know what they don't like , whether they will admit it or not.
post #96 of 99
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


rotflmao.gif You could always have them posing in the corner to make the office look nice...sort of like a nice plant, but with a few more brain cells...


But seriously folks:


All have a PS...one has a striped shirt with a contrasting collar. But all are neat, professional and presentable and I would have a hard time believing there is a company out there that would not want a male employee representing them dressed in the manner shown. And I would say the same for both outfits the original poster showed us (albeit with some pressing...)

Another thing that I think does not get mentioned when the topic of interview wear comes up is this is no longer a world where one is guaranteed to have a man be the interviewer. I think that may be a good idea for a specific thread....

http://www.styleforum.net/t/266441/dressing-for-women-in-authority-in-business-especially-job-interviews#post_4823974

You don't have to examine the clothing to see the dandy stuff that you (if you are an interviewer who is not into fussy dressers) distrust. It's pretty visible and obvious. It invites the question of why you are going over the top.
post #97 of 99
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

So how about a bit of Sunday fun? I am going to post some shots of the model from Hart Schaffner and Marx (which I consider pretty classic and middle of the road) where the guy is breaking one of the "rules." Who would grade the guy down and/ or not hire him based on the outfit?

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I think this might be the best post on the thread. Any manager who is going to not hire someone (primarily) because of style-violations in any of the outfits - that guy's department is going to have some serious talent issues. If you look professional and the suit fits well, it's not going to make a difference in the end.
post #98 of 99
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Originally Posted by threeleggeddog View Post

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I think this might be the best post on the thread. Any manager who is going to not hire someone (primarily) because of style-violations in any of the outfits - that guy's department is going to have some serious talent issues. If you look professional and the suit fits well, it's not going to make a difference in the end.

Not really. Most people follow the basic rules for interviews. Besides, I'm not saying the interviewer is acting logically or in the best interest of the company. He may not even realize that he is dinging you for the dandy accessories. I would be careful about assuming that an interviewer would know "fit" like clothing message board people know it. He just knows if you are wearing something that is unusual and might wonder why even if he does not ask.
post #99 of 99

From what I remember reading and practicing. 

 

What you wear should be as "less distracting" as possible from the Conversation & Connect you will be having. Err on the safer "classic" side. 

You dont want to wear something so nice that it catches your interviewers "eye" or "fashion sense" in a POSITIVE or NEGATIVE way. 

 

I dont think you get any extra points for STYLE here as long as you are not being "compliant & clean" 

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