Originally Posted by ndsleep612
You can wear anything to your interview EXCEPT Hermes ties and Patek watches, unless you're related to George Soros, Henry Kravis,etc.
There are a few things that I would really avoid:
(1) jewelry, other than a watch. No gold chains, pinky rings, school rings,etc. Really muted cufflinks (silk knots, silver monogrammed) aren't a deal killer, really gaudy ones might be.
(2) Pocket square.
(3) Any shoe better than a kenneth cole, UNLESS it's a black captoe. Black captoe is universally acceptable. Anything else, you're asking for criticism (if the criticism is that your shoes were shitty square toes, that's not a problem, if it's that they were gucci loafers, it might be).
(4) Pink shirts and or shirts with gaudy stripes. You need a pretty good reason to deviate from either white or light blue solids.
(5) A suit with more than 3 buttons. And only go 3 buttons if you don't have a 2 button model.
The hermes tie thing is not as bad as it used to be because of the rise of Vineyard Vines. With the cute animal print thing working downmarket, it actually democratized it a little bit.
Basically, I would say dress like you work for IBM in the 1960s. Dark suit, white shirt, "sincere" tie.
The final point I would make is that shabby dress is not
a deal killer. If you come in having made the effort, but it's a dreadful combo of your dad's Jos. A. Bank suit (tailored for him), a kmart white shirt, and a clip-on tie, and some square-toe black shoes, our impression is that you're a hungry kid off the streets who doesn't know better. If you're smart enough, that makes you a perfect candidate.