I have a meeting with a client that I lost out on last year, and in the previous two years represented something in the ballpark of 25% or more of my income. For context, I train his kids who are high level hockey players, so he usually sees me in sweats/underamour. I'm working in an office setting in the financial district, part time, this month, so I'm wearing real clothes to work there. He's a lawyer, and not originally from Vancouver, so not a hippie. So he wears suits, and we're meeting for lunch on Friday. Doesn't seem like he's a real style enthusiast when I've seen him in his work attire, but dresses well, classic/ordinary CBD.
I'm going to wear this suit:Close up for Colour (Click to show)
My questions are:
Wear the vest, or not? (Might it seem pompous?)
Light blue, white, or grey shirt? (Light blue is barrel sleeves, grey I have either, white is french cuffs)
Burgundy/red tie, or yellow/navy striped?
I'll be wearing a knee length black raincoat. Black Homburg, mid grey Fedora, or no hat? He may nt even see my outerwear, if I get to the restaurant first, of course.