Well, I definitely appreciate all the arguments being made in favor of the suit. And, I only have two things to add to the discussion: 1. To whomever asked the original question, remember that all the advice (mine included) coming from this website is from people who love clothes and I'd guess suits especially. I'd just take that bias with a grain of salt. The thrust of my opinion was, and still is, that wearing clothes that track the firm's culture will not stand out but bucking the trend will. In the post-interview wrap up you'll probably be the "guy in the suit" and hopefully "the guy in the nice suit." 2. In my experience on call-backs, doing them myself and seeing others, while the partner's opinion is probably equal to the four associates combined when giving a positive, even a single associate's negative comment will carry great weight so be on best behavior with them all. You can expect to have at least one you won't particularly like or who grates on your nerves. However, instead of making this a cause for extra nervousness, remember that you're interviewing these people too. Be yourself because they will be themselves. You're going to be spending a whole lot of time with wherever you wind up.