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post #1336 of 3223

When I'm out with friends, I'm often like Martin Freeman on the left (best/over dressed). It just suggests diversity among friends, not sticking out like a sore thumb. No bluetooth, obviously.

post #1337 of 3223
I saw Martin Freeman shopping for shoes in Selfridges once, a year or so ago. He was with his mum, it was quite sweet.

Where's that picture from?
post #1338 of 3223
That's a still from The World's End.
post #1339 of 3223
A friend of mine texted me yesterday and I really had no idea about the answer to his question. Basically he currently works in a very casual office (button down, dress pants) and he caries a very casual canvas bag to and fro work. He is interviewing soon for a new job in a different company that is likely a bit more formal. Can he cary his stuff in the casual bag and show up to an interview in a formal suit? I say yes, unless it was a top 5 law firm or something. What are some of your thoughts?
post #1340 of 3223
Depends on the industry, but I'd tend to agree with that. Most people carry godawful black nylon laptop bags or even backpacks, even at senior levels IME.

A nice bag is always nice, but I wouldn't run out to buy one as long as we're not talking about a ratty canvas tote bag.

FWIW, I work in consulting, and most of my clients are in financial services, so you'd expect to see things a bit more formal... But you don't.
post #1341 of 3223
He needs to carry a bag's worth of stuff to the interview?
post #1342 of 3223
Well, just like a notepad, pens, resumes, iPad, whatever. I know the bag he is talking about, and while it isn't a tote, it is very casual. It is also like this olive green color (in fact it is made from vintage military cloth or something.) It has brown leather trim and handle and such.
post #1343 of 3223
Actually, here is a photo of the bag: bag1.jpg
post #1344 of 3223
I wouldn't worry about carrying that bag.
post #1345 of 3223
In my experience, that is nicer than 95% of the bags I see out there. Unless he's interviewing for a white-shoe law firm job, I'd think he's probably fine.

Just my opinion, of course.
post #1346 of 3223
It's not bad, but it doesn't add to the effect, if you know what I mean. Something else, or no bag at all, would be better.
post #1347 of 3223
Now thats a good point--why does he need a big bag for an interview?
post #1348 of 3223

Unless you're trying out for a bowling team, you don't need that bag.

post #1349 of 3223
Hey, it's not my bag, girlfriend.
post #1350 of 3223
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Hey, it's not my bag, girlfriend.


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