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Which shoes to wear to interview?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I'm a student and will be going to a partner interview for an internship at Deloitte soon.

 

I have a black suit and a navy suit but I'll wear the navy one since it fits me better.

 

I only have 2 dress shoes and I was wondering which of them should I wear?

http://www.theiconic.com.au/Rommel-102249.html
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Galvanise-15184.html

 

 

Or should I go an invest in a nice pair of black lace-up oxfords?

 

Also don't really have a belt for either shoe, it it good to buy a reversible brown/black belt so I can match both shoes?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 16
The black suit wouldn't be appropriate, anyway - it's mostly for funerals.

Charcoal or navy should always be the go-to job interview colors and black shoes should always be worn.

Invest in a good pair of lace up oxfords if you can - if not, the black shoes you posted should be sufficient for the interview.

I don't like reversible belts at all so I'd recommend owning a pretty nice black one as well as brown that isn't too flashy or casual.
post #3 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by acinod View Post

I'm a student and will be going to a partner interview for an internship at Deloitte soon.

I have a black suit and a navy suit but I'll wear the navy one since it fits me better.

I only have 2 dress shoes and I was wondering which of them should I wear?
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Rommel-102249.html
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Galvanise-15184.html






Or should I go an invest in a nice pair of black lace-up oxfords?

Also don't really have a belt for either shoe, it it good to buy a reversible brown/black belt so I can match both shoes?

Thanks!
Welcome to the forum! I'd vote black, it's the safest bet. Brown could work, but it would have to be dark - probably darker than the pair you have. As for a belt, since you're just starting it (it sounds like), a reversible black/brown might work for you, but try to make it a decent quality one, if possible. When you're ready, check out Allen Edmonds - you can pick up a pair on sale for just over $200 quite often, or can get factory seconds year-round for less than that. They'll last years longer - and look far better - than the shoes you have now. Check out the Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - you'll learn a ton. J
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice! Everyone rocks up in a black suit where I live and I'm glad StyleForum has taught me to wear navy instead. 

 

Forgot to mention that I am located in Melbourne, Australia and so don't think there's an Allen Edmonds here. But I will keep looking!

 

EDIT: These look alright? http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djs/en/davidjones/elland-lace-up-toe-cap

Or are these better for around the same price: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=2388&colourid=1288&brandid=7


Edited by acinod - 6/10/13 at 9:14pm
post #5 of 16
Go with the Loake.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

I can get the Loake delivered for USD 260 but are Allen Edmond Park Avenue better? I'll be going to New York around Christmas so there'll be sales right?

post #7 of 16
Whilst the navy suit is right for interview I would not worry about the black one. They are hated by many on this board and you will get a distorted view of reality.
post #8 of 16
I'd prefer the AE Park Avenues to the Loakes. In my experience, it's tough to get staples like the Park Avenue on sale and they retail for $350 or so. If you are willing to look at AE Seconds (shoes with minor defects that often are not noticeable), you can probably get something for the same price as the Loakes.
post #9 of 16
I'd wear the navy for a first or third interview and the black (or char) for a second. White shirt; no FC; maroon solid, BB#1, navy pindot.

If the black shoes have leather soles then I think they will be good enough. If not, it might be time for a black calf plain or punch cap - on sale, of course.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Orsini View Post

I'd wear the navy for a first or third interview and the black (or char) for a second. White shirt; no FC; maroon solid, BB#1, navy pindot.

If the black shoes have leather soles then I think they will be good enough. If not, it might be time for a black calf plain or punch cap - on sale, of course.

 

I only have one white shirt that fits me but it has French Cuffs. I have a whole bunch of silk knots but I'd prefer to wear my plain silver one. They're not too fancy so will I be ok?

post #11 of 16

Those black shoes are ugly, so wear the brown ones. Don't wear french cuffs. Just wear a blue shirt.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I'd prefer the AE Park Avenues to the Loakes.

Why? Although I've never checked out the Loakes IRL, they look much better online than the AEs. Also, I suspect it might be easier to buy Loake 1880s than AEs in Melbourne.

post #13 of 16
I'm not a fan of those black shoes, but I'd suggest going with whatever makes you feel more comfortable, be it brown shoes with FC shirt or whatever. Unless your interviewer is a new styleforum member that's decided to adopt the SF CBD uniform, it won't make as much a difference as being able to carry yourself during the interview.
post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by acinod View Post

I only have one white shirt that fits me but it has French Cuffs. I have a whole bunch of silk knots but I'd prefer to wear my plain silver one. They're not too fancy so will I be ok?


Best not to wear FC, A light blue shirt would be OK.
post #15 of 16

It's one of the largest accounting firms in the world. Go conservative and leave the french cuffs at home. 

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