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post #676 of 1819
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Advice for life, not just for skype... biggrin.gif

i lol'ed
post #677 of 1819
Just wear a tie.
post #678 of 1819
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Advice for life, not just for skype... biggrin.gif

haha
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

hendrix, coat and tie to be sure. Tweed with odd pants and conservative tie if you want to be more academic/casual. But for sure coat and tie.

Cheers. I think i'll go for this.
post #679 of 1819
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post #680 of 1819
Much as it pains me to leave behind the rich potential for farce inherent in remote interviewing, I want to talk a bit about sheen. Not the Estevez variety, but clothes with some inherent shiny-ness.

Lots of people develop an aversion to sheen in clothes after reading this forum a while, frequently on grounds that it looks a little tacky/louche/loud. This bugs me slightly. The problem is not the fabric, but deploying it correctly. I would agree that a shiny suit or tie can be glaring in the daytime and should only be deployed if you really, really want that bold/eye-catching effect. Fair enough. But in the right setting, a suit with some sheen or a satin tie can be a wonderful thing. They make for brilliant evening wear, in much the same way velvet is great at night-time. Clothes with a little sheen (we're not talking mirror-reflectiveness here!) work wonderfully in low-light, catching highlights and adding significant drama.

If you only wear tailored clothes for work, then steering clear of sheen is a reasonable & safe strategy. But if you wear them in the evening too, why not play around with a little sheen in your tie or even your suit. It will never photograph well for StyleForum posting because of how the camera flash will react to it, but you might find it looks great in person. smile.gif
post #681 of 1819
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Any thoughts on what's appropriate to wear for a skype interview where the work dress will be casual (science)?

On a semi-related note, I hate skype/video-teleconferencing interviews. There is always a slight lag. The same lag (to some extent) is present when you are voice-only but it is much more noticeable when you also have the video element. You appear to be slow to react to the questions and your facial expressions can seem slightly out of sync with the conversation. The end result it that you inevitably look slight retarded. If there is any way to avoid the video hook up and do voice only, I would.

Plus, you can ditch the pants again.

BTW, if you are doing the video, avoid patterns, especially small stripes. Between the camera resolution and the software image processing, you can all too easily appear to be wearing some bizarre moire pattern.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

It will never photograph well for StyleForum posting because of how the camera flash will react to it, but you might find it looks great in person. smile.gif

Well, you have to be really careful to make sure that you are positioned just right with respect to the bathroom mirrors.
post #682 of 1819
It's finally cold enough to switch to the winter wardrobe. Flannels and tweeds yay



post #683 of 1819
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It's finally cold enough to switch to the winter wardrobe. Flannels and tweeds yay
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



 

 

Beautiful. Enjoy winter!

post #684 of 1819
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It's finally cold enough to switch to the winter wardrobe. Flannels and tweeds yay Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Holy Christ I am jealous.
post #685 of 1819
gdl - that is awesome. i hope you post some winter fit pics.
post #686 of 1819
Not to say I have a dog in this weekend's SEC Championship game, nor to say how you should interpret the pictures, but has anyone seen AJ McCarron posting in WAYWRN? If not, he certainly should be. He seems to have all bases covered...



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post #687 of 1819
Yesterday's news, perhaps, but still psyched.

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Flusser is still designing all the suits and over weekends, he works a side project – his greatest book deal to date – the official biography of his friend Ralph Lauren. As you can imagine, Alan has interviewed more than 100 people for this project, a time consuming effort to say the least. How long it will take to finish the book remains unclear, though I am certain I will read it when it finally arrives.

http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/alan-flusser-custom-suits/
post #688 of 1819
that should be a good and interesting read.
post #689 of 1819

cool closet snap, gdl!

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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

Yesterday's news, perhaps, but still psyched.

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Flusser is still designing all the suits and over weekends, he works a side project – his greatest book deal to date – the official biography of his friend Ralph Lauren. As you can imagine, Alan has interviewed more than 100 people for this project, a time consuming effort to say the least. How long it will take to finish the book remains unclear, though I am certain I will read it when it finally arrives.

http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/alan-flusser-custom-suits/


Yeah, definitely looking forward to that; should be a good read.

 

On a separate note, I'm also looking forward to going in for the first fitting of a couple of jackets I ordered a month or two ago. It's always interesting to see whether everything is coming together the way you envisioned it orignally in your mind's eye. Sometimes it is, sometimes it's a bit different when you actually see something "in the flesh" for the first time. But if that different, that can often be "good different" too. So yeah, anticipating going in to take a look at some point over the next few days.

post #690 of 1819

Did anyone else really want to get a double-breasted shearling coat after seeing all the photos of the ikeamonkey? shog[1].gif

 

Dude has some serious swag going on.

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