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post #5341 of 33185
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I work in a business casual environment. I have a job interview at the end of a normal workday for a higher position in my current department. The interview will take place in our meeting room about 30 feet from my desk. So question is, should I bring a suit to work and change into it right before the interview? I already outdress everyone in my department with my oxfords-trousers-OCBD-sweater combo I usually wear, so coming to work in a suit would draw excessive amounts of attention. What should I do? Just throw a tie into the usual combo or throw on a sport coat right before the interview?
Are you interviewing with people who already know you? If so, dressing more formally than you usually do would seem unnecessary to me and I usually advocate over-dressing for an interview.
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I work in a business casual environment. I have a job interview at the end of a normal workday for a higher position in my current department. The interview will take place in our meeting room about 30 feet from my desk.

So question is, should I bring a suit to work and change into it right before the interview? I already outdress everyone in my department with my oxfords-trousers-OCBD-sweater combo I usually wear, so coming to work in a suit would draw excessive amounts of attention. What should I do? Just throw a tie into the usual combo or throw on a sport coat right before the interview?

It sounds like you work with the people you will be interviewing with, so I would suggest matching what you expect theor clothes to be. I would fear that dressing in a suit when everyone knows you don't usually, and everyone knows that no one else is going to be suited up, might come off poorly.

I suppose a lot depends on your office dynamic and what the position is, though.
post #5343 of 33185
This is the case. I see these people daily and no one here wears a suit.

Maybe I will just get my shoes polished, pants pressed, etc. and forego the suit.
post #5344 of 33185
I'll take you up on "Ask A Question, Get An Answer"

I have 3.

What does one look for in a quality tie?

Where are the best places to shop for ties?

Can I get decent ties under $50?

Thank you in advance.
post #5345 of 33185
Quick question about italian sizing. Specifically jackets, even more specifically Boglioli and possibly Lubiam. I normally wear size 46/48 ("average" sizing).What are the chances that an italian size 50 will fit me? I'm mainly concerned about the shoulders.
post #5346 of 33185
What does one look for in a quality tie?

Is it sturdy? Can it hold a dimple when tied?

Where are the best places to shop for ties?

Here's a decent one: http://www.tiedeals.com/

Can I get decent ties under $50?

Maybe on this site's Buy and Sell forum.
post #5347 of 33185
I'd like to buy a sportcoat off eBay that's good in the shoulders and sleeves but a 21" chest rather than my usual 20" (underarm to underarm). Could a tailor tighten that at all? Thank you!
post #5348 of 33185
Need overshoes STAT. any Recommendations for a good brand?
post #5349 of 33185
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I'll take you up on "Ask A Question, Get An Answer"

I have 3.

What does one look for in a quality tie?

Where are the best places to shop for ties?

Can I get decent ties under $50?

Thank you in advance.

Andrew's Ties are often of decent quality for around $50 if you ever make it into DC. http://www.andrewstiesusa.com/
post #5350 of 33185
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Need overshoes STAT. any Recommendations for a good brand?
Gaziano & Girling.
post #5351 of 33185
Does anyone have any experience with the ASOS Black brand of shirts. A couple look nice (or at least nice to someone who has no idea about clothes - i.e Me) but I'm not sure of the quality of the shirts compared to the cost.
post #5352 of 33185
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Originally Posted by MikeSalvino View Post
I'll take you up on "Ask A Question, Get An Answer"

I have 3.

What does one look for in a quality tie?

Where are the best places to shop for ties?

Can I get decent ties under $50?

Thank you in advance.

For me it's quality of materials and workmanship. Feel the tie. If it is silk is should be smooth and not feel bumpy in any way. It should be thick and if you fold it in an area it should spring back without a crease. Workmanship may be a little harder to discern, but if the materials are good, chances are the workmanship will be as well.

Shop for ties wherever your tastes dictate. If you are conservative, look to Brooks Brothers or J. Press for perfectly fine everyday ties. For more of a country gentleman look try various Ralph Lauren lines. Upscale department stores (Barney's, Saks, or Bergdorf Goodman) will have a broad range at a range of prices.

Under $50 at full retail is sometimes hard, but that is why there are sales and outlets. Look around to see what you like and swoop in at sale time. You can also try your luck at e-bay once you find makers you like.
post #5353 of 33185
Thank you. The tiedeals.com site is exactly what I was looking for!
post #5354 of 33185
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Gaziano & Girling.


ironically I was wearing G&G today.
there was an impromptu snow blanket and i panicked.
post #5355 of 33185
What denim has a fit similar to the 501 STFs? I can't seem to find anything. Thanks.
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