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Black suit to interviews?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by GreenFrog, May 23, 2011.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    H&M suits may seem like a steal, especially if you're in an environment where suit-wearing isn't all that common. But H&M suits are basically hipsterwear meant for clubbing and getting crap spilled on them while girls rub themselves on your lap. It's not the best option in your arsenal for a job interview. I'd take the advice here of getting a decently priced suit that will be more versatile overall, and will last more than a year. Charcoal or deep navy, yada, yada, yada - I'm sure you've heard it before. Even a novice in a corporate setting can see the difference (I've had people called out where I work for wearing stuff that looks like crap - even in a "business casual" environment). Spend a bit, and get yourself a suit that will cover all bases. And then, if needs be, hang it up and never wear it again. But I promise you it will serve you more than something from H&M. Events will pop up where you may want to impress, and you won't be doing it in what you currently have. I don't mean to be harsh, but when I see kids come in the office in suits like this - extremely skinny silhouettes, with pointy faux-crocodile shoes, 1-inch wide black ties, and fat black belts with a buckle the size of Texas, I can't help but laugh. They look like American Idol contestants / hosts. No one like that has ever been hired. Details are fun, but go a bit more conservative. I'm not saying wear something big so it doesn't fit you, but in office-wear there's a difference between "tailored" and "skinny". Go with "tailored." Hope this helps at all.
    Thanks! Definitely does help. I guess I'm going to return my hm suit. And I would NEVER dress the way those kids you described do at an interview.. crocodile shoes? lol
     
  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    You won't not get a job because you are wearing a black suit or your jacket length is a few inches too short. If you have time or the opportunitiy to replace it, go ahead and get a jacket your size. If you have the chance to change the color to a shade of grey or navy blue, go for it. Otherwise, treat this as a learning opportunitiy and good luck with interviewing.
     
  3. Max82

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    Jacket length is too short and the sleeves are too short, it is just covered up by the fact that your shirt sleeves are too short also.
    you look perfect for an interview. Was your jacket available in other colors? I need a blue jacket and I wouldn't spend so much...
    Good luck!
     
  4. Max82

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    you look perfect for an interview. Was your jacket available in other colors? I need a blue jacket and I wouldn't spend so much...
    Good luck!
     
  5. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    how do you have 600 posts here and not know that your suit is way too short, [​IMG]
     
  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    how do you have 600 posts here and not know that your suit is way too short, [​IMG]

    Because I don't go to MC?

    Anyway, I returned the suit.
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

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    Jcrew is reasonable, go get a charchaol or navy suit ina 36R from there, it'll probably do better than the H&M. Second option would be Rugby RL.

    I kinda doubt that you wear a 15.5" collar, I imagine that's probably about 1" too big. Size down until you can't button it then size up 1/2".
     
  8. GreenFrog

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    Jcrew is reasonable, go get a charchaol or navy suit ina 36R from there, it'll probably do better than the H&M. Second option would be Rugby RL.

    I kinda doubt that you wear a 15.5" collar, I imagine that's probably about 1" too big. Size down until you can't button it then size up 1/2".


    I'm actually closer to a 16".. 15.5 is kinda tight, if anything.

    I'm thinking of heading down to Zara to check out some suits.. I don't like the boxy cuts of Jcrew and such mall brand stores.
     
  9. Joffrey

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    Because I don't go to MC?

    Anyway, I returned the suit.


    Well, you do know this website is called Styleforum, right? So it may be helpful to you to start browsing the style oriented parts of the forum. It will be a big help to you professionally. If MC is too formal/traditional for you (which I think is BS), then there is Streetwear and Denim where people are equally knowledgeble about finding your size.
     
  10. indesertum

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    ^lol

    you make it sound like everybody that comes here is obligated to go to MC simply because this is STYLEforum
     
  11. SirGrotius

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    What size are you? It looks like you're wearing a 36 but truly be a 38 or a 36L.

    Asians can pull off black suits better than Caucasians, as it provides too much contrast for the latter group and can give a frumpy look. Black isn't good on camera, too, but don't worry about that for an interview!
     
  12. GreenFrog

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    I got a size 38 suit at zara for 150 bucks and I'm getting it taken in a little bit. The 36 was too small.

    I will update with pics when I get my suit back!
     
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    Intrigued to see pictures. Zara isn't the first place I'd go for a suit, but you never know until you know.
     
  14. GreenFrog

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    Intrigued to see pictures. Zara isn't the first place I'd go for a suit, but you never know until you know.

    Yeah.. It was the next step after H&M for slim, affordable suits. I wasn't ready to drop 500+ on a suit.

    Next in line: MTM thick as thieves [​IMG]
     
  15. Superfluous

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    Because I don't go to MC?

    Anyway, I returned the suit.


    Then why are you here? How did you get to this site?
     
  16. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Then why are you here? How did you get to this site?

    Shut up.
     
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    Then why are you here? How did you get to this site?

    [​IMG] Are you done?
     
  18. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Are you done?

    No. I'm curious as to how he has almost 700 posts on a "style" forum but doesn't go to the style part of the forum... No one else thinks it's odd?
     
  19. GreenFrog

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    No. I'm curious as to how he has almost 700 posts on a "style" forum but doesn't go to the style part of the forum... No one else thinks it's odd?

    lol.

    i've met my style 'needs' (for the most part -- except men's clothing, as you can see), so now i hang out in the general section.

    and NOW, im mostly hanging out in this subsection because im looking for tips that will boost my employability.

    now, kindly disappear please.
     
  20. Orsini

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    Damn. I tried the 38R and it was a bit too loose. Where should the coat fall to?
    Half the distance from the collar to the deck. Cover the seat of the pants. Line up with the bottom of the stride. You may have to shade the first to hit the second and third points. You have about +/- one inch before things start to look odd. If the jacket is shorter, it makes you look taller. If longer, then shorter. Because the OP is tall, the longer jacket is not as much a risk than it would be otherwise. Soapbox time: I recommend the OP trade this in on a char or navy solid.
     

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