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post #28246 of 33127
I think the unfunded liabilities thread is the closest to that, and it's not very close ...

I like the idea a lot, though, and it probably would not be an overly cluttered thread as there aren't many ongoing projects at any point in time.
post #28247 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post

Dear Members,

I am currently comparing several shirt makers and I discovered a "life" and "basin" measurement taken from the shirt. Has anyone else come across these measurement terms before?


I suspect the life measurement is taken around the waist and the basin is taken around the shirt where the side seam meets the bottom hem.


Cheers,

HPH
If you are translating any of those terms from Italian "life" is in fact "waist."
post #28248 of 33127

Is a DB navy suit with peak lapels (obviously) appropriate for interviews?

post #28249 of 33127
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Is a DB navy suit with peak lapels (obviously) appropriate for interviews?

Yes.
post #28250 of 33127
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post


Yes.

 

Even conservative ones?

post #28251 of 33127
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Even conservative ones?

I would say especially so. Really when wearing that it's got to be more about yourself and ability. If you are going to be self conscious about it though don't do it.
post #28252 of 33127

Nah, I just outgrew both the suits that I had that were appropriate for grad school interviews. One is definitely too small now and the other could be altered enough to work, but I was seeing if I could make something else happen.

 

Thanks for the info!

post #28253 of 33127
Aren't you applying for medical school? If so, academic physicians can be pretty conservative. It's not life or death, but I would recommend avoiding a DB suit if you have a decent SB suit in navy or grey.
post #28254 of 33127
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Is a DB navy suit with peak lapels (obviously) appropriate for interviews?
Since you, in a subsequent post, mention that it's for graduate school interviews, I'd say you'll be perfectly fine.

Grad school interviews are not like being interviewed by a committee of the US Senate on CNN, or even like being interviewed by a conservative law firm looking to fill an opening for an experienced litigator. Sure, getting into graduate school can be tough, and the competition intense. I get that. But that's not the key point here.

Interviewers understand that college kids tend not to wear suits on a daily basis, and are often broke or near broke. Interviewers will not care overmuch about you presenting yourself as a successful and accomplished professional. So long as you don't look like an absolute loser, you'll be okay. You'll be judged on your academic record, whatever work experience you may have had, perhaps by a particularly relevant letter of reference or extracurricular activity. And by whether you seem at least somewhat articulate.

Basically, wear a suit. Have it fit you tolerably well. No visible stains. And don't wear sneakers with it.

Do that, and you're home free on the "Is my suit acceptable?" thing, when it comes to grad school interviews. Really. Whether the suit's lapels are 1/2" wider than is currently fashionable, or whether your shirt is 20% polyester, or even if there's a dimple in your necktie, are very, very unlikely to matter significantly in a grad school interview.
post #28255 of 33127

I have a pair of british tan monks with a brass buckle. I usually wear them with my similarly colored belt which has a brass buckle. However the metal on my tie bar is a brushed silver and my watch is silver.

 

Problem?

 

Leave it as is or swap belt buckle to silver and only the monk buckles would be brass colored?

post #28256 of 33127
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Is a DB navy suit with peak lapels (obviously) appropriate for interviews?

Depends on the kind of business/employer and the region. I would say in every place i have ever worked, the db would be a negative in an interview even if OK once on the job.

And, NO pocket squares
post #28257 of 33127

I'm not in college though. I graduated 4 years ago and this will be for medical school. I feel like there is less leeway than, say, for a phd program.

 

I just don't want to come off as ostentatious.


My current suit, a vintage BB 346 3 piece that I thrifted and had altered, is slightly tight on the shoulders and chest. I can try to see if it can be let out a bit, as that should help. I'd obviously skip the vest. I was planning to wear it with a white or light blue (preferable) spread collar shirt, rep tie or other neat, and a white linen pocket square in a tv fold. Shoes would be AE PA's in burgundy or zegna captoes in dark brown.

post #28258 of 33127
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

. . .
I just don't want to come off as ostentatious.

. . .

a white linen pocket square in a tv fold.

Pocket square is a lot of downside and tiny, unlikely, upside.

Unless you get extremely lucky with your interviewer your pocket square will either be unnoticed or seen as ostentatious or oddball. I know that I personally would hold it against an interviewee, even though I kind of like pocket squares.
post #28259 of 33127
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Originally Posted by JSDNJ View Post

I have a pair of british tan monks with a brass buckle. I usually wear them with my similarly colored belt which has a brass buckle. However the metal on my tie bar is a brushed silver and my watch is silver.

Problem?

Leave it as is or swap belt buckle to silver and only the monk buckles would be brass colored?

The watch doesn't matter too much, since they're often stand alone pieces, but I would switch to a brass or gold tie bar with that belt and shoes. It's much more trouble to change the buckle on a belt than it is to buy a second tie bar, after all. A brass or gold plated one will run you what, $2 on e-bay? I'd also lean towards a gold toned watch. If you don't own one, get one. They're pretty, and it's nice to be able to match your metals. For that matter, gold and brass go much better with brown leather than silver does.
post #28260 of 33127
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


The watch doesn't matter too much, since they're often stand alone pieces, but I would switch to a brass or gold tie bar with that belt and shoes. It's much more trouble to change the buckle on a belt than it is to buy a second tie bar, after all. A brass or gold plated one will run you what, $2 on e-bay? I'd also lean towards a gold toned watch. If you don't own one, get one. They're pretty, and it's nice to be able to match your metals. For that matter, gold and brass go much better with brown leather than silver does.


Not big on gold in general, and I do like the way the silver tie bar looks but perhaps I'll look for a brass one. All the pieces aside from the watch are 'brushed' so they have no real shine.

 

Edit: Having a hard time finding a tie bar that matches. The belt buckle is almost brown, I wouldn't call it gold. Monk buckles similar.

 


Edited by JSDNJ - 7/15/14 at 8:07pm
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