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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

I like it, but Pliny says no :p

 

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

post #27542 of 37396
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Speaking of light grey, I was thinking about a jacket in this, from Moonbeam

 

 

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I like it, but Pliny says no :p

 

 

:)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 37396
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.
Edited by Monkeyface - 7/13/15 at 12:13am
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Picked up this double breasted suit - with matching pants, that fits pretty good but I intend on getting altered. I'll wear it with brown shoes. 

 

My questions, what colour shirt, tie and pocket square is most suitable? 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello

 

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 37396
Nothing 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 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

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 1:09am
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Regarding the grey SC discussion, these were the two I had in mind.  Who likes which more and why?  I"ll be getting a grey SC for autumn.  I have plenty of other odd jackets, brown's, blues, etc and I know it lacks some versatility.

 

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post #27549 of 37396
^ nr 2 by a country mile. First one is way too dark.
post #27550 of 37396
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Speaking of light grey, I was thinking about a jacket in this, from Moonbeam



Beautiful cloth V

It would be super warm though for SoCal no?
post #27551 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Anyone own a Paul Stuart suit? Very British?

 

 

Paul Stuart suits are made by Samuelsohn, which is a Canadian company that makes very nice quality full canvas suits for the money.  Lots of different cuts and styles.

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Beautiful cloth V

It would be super warm though for SoCal no?

 

11 ounces (so high be a bit heavier than normal for Socal), but its not flannel, so shouldn't be too bad.

post #27553 of 37396
I believe the properties of that cloth have been described as very similar to cashmere. If that's the case, it means it'll wear much warmer for it's weight. Anyways, best to ask in the unfunded liabilities thread.
post #27554 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

^ nr 2 by a country mile. First one is way too dark.

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).
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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).

I believe they are light brown horn
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