Originally Posted by david3558
Winterbourne, as a soon-to-be-not-student - I've done the whole job search, interview, and internship gig. I saw that you wanted to wear a pin stripe suit with the LWBs but I'd advise against wearing a pin stripe suit to an interview. Find more subtle ways to stand out - but it surely depends on the industry and type of job. Finance and accounting, you gotta keep it boring man - hate to break it to you. Being in marketing, I've been able to add some nice details but I avoid going overboard. Usually I'll do a bolder tie - something like a brighter, powerful purple or a rich dark red/burgundy. Usually I'll pair that with a discreet tie clip to keep the ensemble together. You can't go wrong with a navy or charcoal suit, solid of course.
Hey David, thanks for the insight. I should've been clearer in that post. A pinstripe suit at a wedding/job interview is what I meant would be peculiar and/or inappropriate. My career opportunities will likely be in county, state, or federal government. As far as accountants, tell me about it! My girlfriend is a recent graduate working at an accounting firm and one of the first things she told me was how plain her coworkers (even young ones) dressed. I feel bad for her when I see how vapid her work wardrobe has become lately. I'll bear in mind the matchings you've mentioned though when I go shopping soon (King of Prussia mall), though more than anything I have to make sure all my clothing is tailored; I just can't stand ill-fitting clothes. I'd rather them be cheaper and fit well than expensive and draped over me.