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appropriateness of outfit/IB dresscode

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by november, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. november

    november Well-Known Member

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    I am meeting up with a VP at a well-known IB in NYC on Friday
    and I was wondering what to wear. It's not a formal interview,
    just a way to touch base with a possible employer.
    I have some tweed pants and a black sweater that look nice alright but I had no idea what to wear on top.
    I have a black velvet blazer? Is that daytime attire at all?
    I am tempted not to think so. I don't want to attract attention, just want to somewhat fit in.thanks.
     
  2. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Wear a suit, a pocket square, and be done with it.
     
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  4. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Velvet is a great way to guarantee yourself a lot of free time in the future.

    Dark (wool) suit.
     
  5. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend wearing a suit and tie in conservative color/patterns, perhaps a navy suit, white shirt, blue tie.
     
  6. Rocker

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    Manton, that cracked me up. Your comment made me laugh out loud. You're exactly right.
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    If you are visiting our Firm, I would recommend dark suit,white or blue shirt, tie and dress laced shoes. Good luck.
     
  8. Leo Jay

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    What do you guys think for this type of meeting -- carry a briefcase, or just a nice leather portfolio?
     
  9. Manton

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    A portfolio is fine.  Just bring some resumes printed on nice paper.  There are few things more embarassing than going to a job interview or a meet and greet with a potential employer, being asked for a resume, and having to say, "Uh, yes, well, uh, I left them on the train."
     
  10. november

    november Well-Known Member

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    would a light wool black suit be out of place with a conservative shirt and tie be out of place?
     
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    I'm in the minority on this one, but I would stay away from black. Personally, I don't like black suits at all. I certainly don't think they are right for job interviews. You want something more conservative. Dark blue or grey.
     
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  13. november

    november Well-Known Member

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    i shall follow Oscar's advice. It is the most sensible so far.
     
  14. november

    november Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to all the ones who responded and made me see the light. I wore a suit, a white shirt and a conservative tie and I cannot imagine how would have I felt had I not. I may have seen maybe 200 employees and they all wore suits on a late friday afternoon.

    Being properly attired was expected and appreciated by my contact even though it was a simple meeting. Now, I need to learn how to make better tie knots...lol
     

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