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post #17716 of 30734
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Those ties are horrific. If you must wear a red tie, pair it with a light blue shirt. With a white shirt there is way too much contrast. The spotted red one is decent, but the other is cheap looking. If you must go with the white shirt the navy tie (while not great looking do to the sateen stripe) would be the better choice.

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post #17717 of 30734

As a college student, would it be acceptable to wear Walnut Strands with a suit to school functions and interviews? The alternative is a pair of AE (brown) loafers.


Edited by Essential - 10/1/12 at 7:06pm
post #17718 of 30734
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As a college student, would it be acceptable to wear Walnut Strands with a suit to school functions and interviews? The alternative is a pair of AE (brown) loafers.

Is that a trick question? Of course it's acceptable. 

post #17719 of 30734
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As a college student, would it be acceptable to wear Walnut Strands with a suit to school functions and interviews? The alternative is a pair of AE (brown) loafers.

Given the alternative, it's the better choice, as long as you're not interviewing in a conservative field. In that case, invest in a black or brown cap toe.
post #17720 of 30734
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Originally Posted by dredwings19 View Post

Is that a trick question? Of course it's acceptable. 


Nope! My poor placement of my second sentence was probably misleading. I was mainly just asking if Strands were acceptable.

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Given the alternative, it's the better choice, as long as you're not interviewing in a conservative field. In that case, invest in a black or brown cap toe.

Thanks, I thought so. As a student, I feel that black cap toes would be a bad investment because I'm still a freshman and to be honest, I'll probably only wear it once throughout my whole four years. My goal is to undergrad w/ a major in accounting and go to law school depending on my LSAT/GPA. If I stick with accounting, do you think Strands will cut it for interviews? I'm in NYC so it's conservative though a bit liberal as well. If I go to law school, I'll invest more heavily in shoes though.

post #17721 of 30734
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Thanks, I thought so. As a student, I feel that black cap toes would be a bad investment because I'm still a freshman and to be honest, I'll probably only wear it once throughout my whole four years. My goal is to undergrad w/ a major in accounting and go to law school depending on my LSAT/GPA. If I stick with accounting, do you think Strands will cut it for interviews? I'm in NYC so it's conservative though a bit liberal as well. If I go to law school, I'll invest more heavily in shoes though.

I still think, in your case, you would benefit from that black cap toe. But if you are strongly against it, get yourself a brown cap toe for interviews, the walnut strand will stand out more than you might want in that case.
post #17722 of 30734
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

Nothing wrong with that.
Don't get me started on the US unions and their effect on manufacturing in this country nest.gif

Because if we can't drag the Chinese standard of living up to ours, we should insist that our pay and work safety standards be the same as China's? facepalm.gif

Somebody needs to attach a dynamo to Upton Sinclair's grave, we could solve a few energy issues...
post #17723 of 30734
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Those ties are horrific. If you must wear a red tie, pair it with a light blue shirt. With a white shirt there is way too much contrast. The spotted red one is decent, but the other is cheap looking. If you must go with the white shirt the navy tie (while not great looking do to the sateen stripe) would be the better choice.

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. Are these options any more bearable? Avoiding the light blue shirt this time if possible as this will be the second interview and I wore a light blue shirt to the first, so I would prefer to go with a different color shirt while at the same time keeping it professional.

 

post #17724 of 30734
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Originally Posted by Nickolas View Post

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. Are these options any more bearable? Avoiding the light blue shirt this time if possible as this will be the second interview and I wore a light blue shirt to the first, so I would prefer to go with a different color shirt while at the same time keeping it professional.

 


Provided the solid blue tie isn't as satin-y as it looks in the picture, I think it'll work.

post #17725 of 30734
The tie on the left for sure. The KC one should go back to the store.
post #17726 of 30734
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The tie on the left for sure. The KC one should go back to the store.


Agreed, that Kenneth Cole is not good. If you can return it, do so.
post #17727 of 30734
Someone should write a Styleforum101 primer on ties.
post #17728 of 30734
Well ties are discussed at great lengths in various threads. In regards the the white shirt there is a white shirt thread. All in all the CBD thread and Whnay's good taste thread has great examples.
post #17729 of 30734
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Nope! My poor placement of my second sentence was probably misleading. I was mainly just asking if Strands were acceptable.
Thanks, I thought so. As a student, I feel that black cap toes would be a bad investment because I'm still a freshman and to be honest, I'll probably only wear it once throughout my whole four years. My goal is to undergrad w/ a major in accounting and go to law school depending on my LSAT/GPA. If I stick with accounting, do you think Strands will cut it for interviews? I'm in NYC so it's conservative though a bit liberal as well. If I go to law school, I'll invest more heavily in shoes though.

I think the Strands are too decorated for interviews in NYC.
post #17730 of 30734
Which tie for a wedding this weekend?

Trying to decide between the two of these to go with a Navy suit and light blue shirt (pictured). I know the safe bet is to go with the Navy, but seems a bit boring to me. The gold is totally on the other side and might be a bit too garish though.


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