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post #17206 of 37403
I second the navy birdseye suggestion (or third? fourth?).

Personally, I have a conservative interview suit that I wear pretty much exclusively for interviews. It is conservatively cut, but is flattering enough. And for good measure, I wear it with my black fifth avenues. Then again, I work in an extremely conservative industry.

I wish I had that Formosa Sharkskin.
post #17207 of 37403
That Formosa sharkskin is awesome. I wore it at least once a week all last year (except for Jul/Aug)
post #17208 of 37403
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post


It doesn't have to be Formosa. It can be B&T. devil.gif

Most importantly you know what to wear (no PS) so focus on actual interview prep. And good luck!

Thanks a bunch!

B&Tailor? I would have to submit for approval to my wife and her dad. 

:deadhorse: (I am the horse being whipped here). 

 

I am kind of surprised that you are recommending no PS. I was thinking a TV fold white linen PS. 

 

Thanks again. We'll see if I am good enough to jump the ladder. 

post #17209 of 37403
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Thanks a bunch!
B&Tailor? I would have to submit for approval to my wife and her dad. 
deadhorse-a.gif  (I am the horse being whipped here). 

I am kind of surprised that you are recommending no PS. I was thinking a TV fold white linen PS. 

Thanks again. We'll see if I am good enough to jump the ladder. 

I don't think a white linen pocket square will kill you, but I tend to go very CBD when I interview and not wear anything that could be seen as out of the ordinary.

Also, don't worry about wearing a suit that looks good on you. That's silly. Something with a distinct pattern like the POW will get attention, but a navy birdseye that looks awesome on you will not get any negative attention.
post #17210 of 37403
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

[...]

 

I am kind of surprised that you are recommending no PS. I was thinking a TV fold white linen PS. 

 

[...]

 

Mostly out of curiosity, but also relevant to the current question, what percentage of men in your business wear pocket squares?

Cheers,

Ac

post #17211 of 37403
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Mostly out of curiosity, but also relevant to the current question, what percentage of men in your business wear pocket squares?

Cheers,

Ac

<1%

 

I've yet to see others in my building donning a PS. 

This crowd has never heard of Zegna and all they know is JoS.A.Banks. I am in no way disrespecting them, but they all have different priorities/hobbies/interests. 


Edited by The Noodles - 1/8/15 at 12:11pm
post #17212 of 37403
You're fine wearing the PoW suit for a phone interview BTW.
post #17213 of 37403
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You're fine wearing the PoW suit for a phone interview BTW.

:rotflmao:

I should ask them what their dress code is. I am turning them down if they say casual or business casual.

post #17214 of 37403
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Mostly out of curiosity, but also relevant to the current question, what percentage of men in your business wear pocket squares?

Cheers,

Ac

<1%

 

[...]

 

Then you've answered you own question.   At an interview one dresses to fit in, not to stand out.

My work here is done ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #17215 of 37403
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

http://putthison.com/post/20531620034/the-custom-shirts-series-part-iii-a-quick-primer

In general: smoother fabrics (e.g. poplin) are more formal, textured fabrics (e.g. oxford) are more towards casual.

Thank you for this - I will read it and re-arrange my shirts smile.gif
post #17216 of 37403
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I highly recommend sending them your pants and not measuring on your own.

Thanks for the tip - if the ones they send don't fit perfectly I will do that smile.gif
post #17217 of 37403
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

rotflmao.gif
I should ask them what their dress code is. I am turning them down if they say casual or business casual.

Hope you're joking...
post #17218 of 37403
I assumed he meant to be joking, but in reality, I could see him making that mistake, lawlz.
post #17219 of 37403
Okay - how is this combination? It's a three piece Isaia suit that got a LOT of flack the first time I posted it because of all the patterns etc.

post #17220 of 37403

Not a huge fan of the square, but everything else looks good to me. 

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