To be fair, mine is much lighter that it is easier to find contrasting pants to wear it with, and it has a strong pattern so it's much more informal
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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1837post #27541 of 373967/12/15 at 11:03pmpost #27542 of 373967/12/15 at 11:06pmQuote:Originally Posted by venividivicibj
Speaking of light grey, I was thinking about a jacket in this, from Moonbeam
That would work with dark grey flannels, sure. A light (color) grey odd in a plaid is fine with dk grey trews imo I think I (and other more eminent SF members) have said it elsewhere.post #27543 of 373967/12/15 at 11:55pmA grey herringbone jacket is best when it's a large scale tweed and medium grey. Not as dark as this one. It'll have enough textural contrast with light grey trousers to prevent the suit look. Looks great with denim and chinos as well.
It wouldn't be in my top 5 though, and maybe not even in my top 10.
Edited by Monkeyface - 7/13/15 at 12:13ampost #27544 of 373967/13/15 at 12:16ampost #27545 of 373967/13/15 at 12:40am
This is my first post in this thread.
I would like to get some opinions on interview ties.
Some background info:
1. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Since I'm interviewing in the high-tech world, the business dress is quite casual--even for executives and salespeople. Gingham shirts, sneakers, and selvedge cuffed jeans EVERYWHERE, even at the 'big' and 'college-grad-dream' companies.
2. I think too formal, i.e. double-cuffs, coordinated silk pocket square/tie, and/or wingtips are seen as intimidating--even by VPs and hiring managers.
3. I am early 30s, looking at management track careers in high-tech sales.
My initial thought is a conservative cut charcoal gray suit.
White barrel cuff, point-collar, oxford cloth shirt.
White linen pocket square in a square fold.
Which tie would you go with?
...or none of the above?
Would any of you go with something with a more interesting print, e.g. Hermes?
I'm thinking in my head: Hermes geometric or animal print = fun team player in high-tech world.
Or conservative, traditional interview tie = intimidating, no fun, pretentious.post #27546 of 373967/13/15 at 12:47amNothing pretentious about wearing a conservative tie for your first interview. It just shows that you actually bothered preparing both sartorially and mentally (we hope) for the interview, that you care.
Oh, and I'd go with tie #3 in the second picture. It's got a bit of texture (grenadine?), but won't steal too much attention away from yourself.post #27547 of 373967/13/15 at 12:56amQuote:Originally Posted by Monkeyface
A grey herringbone jacket is best when it's a large scale tweed and medium grey. Not as dark as this one. It'll have enough textural contrast with light grey trousers to prevent the suit look. Looks great with denim and chinos as well.
It wouldn't be in my top 5 though, and maybe not even in my top 10.
My herringbone SC sees the most wear after plain navy hopsack. Plenty versatile IMO, can be dressed up as well as down.
One of my favourite ways to wear it is with dark denim and chocolate chelsea boots.
Edit: @timhortons, what EFV said. Perhaps you could try a light blue shirt to make it look less severe?
If you're going to work in sales, I believe it's just as important that your mode of dressing is acceptable to your target market, as it is to fit in with your company culture.
Good luck with your interviews !
Edited by EliodA - 7/13/15 at 1:09ampost #27548 of 373967/13/15 at 3:15ampost #27549 of 373967/13/15 at 3:31ampost #27550 of 373967/13/15 at 5:56ampost #27551 of 373967/13/15 at 6:06ampost #27552 of 373967/13/15 at 6:18ampost #27553 of 373967/13/15 at 6:20ampost #27554 of 373967/13/15 at 6:33am
This. Plus the texture of the second jacket makes it far more interesting. And are those metal buttons on the first jacket? Metal buttons on a non-navy odd jacket are not a good idea (assuming you have not won a particular major golf tournament).post #27555 of 373967/13/15 at 6:39amQuote:
I believe they are light brown horn
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