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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Sotiris

    Sotiris Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't have to be Formosa. It can be B&T. :devil:

    Most importantly you know what to wear (no PS) so focus on actual interview prep. And good luck!
     
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  2. heldentenor

    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck, Noodles! Don't even worry about what you'll wear--any of your navy suits will fit the bill.
     
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  3. in stitches

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    This.

    Also, dont even consider not wearing a Formosa. I doubt the awesomeness of your suit will leave a bad taste in anyones mouth. More likely that all they notice is you are a well dressed nicely presented fellow, which can only work in your favor.
     
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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Yup and yup. Good luck noodles.
     
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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Navy birdseye, Noodles. Good luck.
     
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  6. Newcomer

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    I second the navy birdseye suggestion (or third? fourth?).

    Personally, I have a conservative interview suit that I wear pretty much exclusively for interviews. It is conservatively cut, but is flattering enough. And for good measure, I wear it with my black fifth avenues. Then again, I work in an extremely conservative industry.

    I wish I had that Formosa Sharkskin.
     
  7. Sotiris

    Sotiris Well-Known Member

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    That Formosa sharkskin is awesome. I wore it at least once a week all last year (except for Jul/Aug)
     
  8. The Noodles

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    Thanks a bunch!
    B&Tailor? I would have to submit for approval to my wife and her dad.
    [​IMG] (I am the horse being whipped here).

    I am kind of surprised that you are recommending no PS. I was thinking a TV fold white linen PS.

    Thanks again. We'll see if I am good enough to jump the ladder.
     
  9. archibaldleach

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    I don't think a white linen pocket square will kill you, but I tend to go very CBD when I interview and not wear anything that could be seen as out of the ordinary.

    Also, don't worry about wearing a suit that looks good on you. That's silly. Something with a distinct pattern like the POW will get attention, but a navy birdseye that looks awesome on you will not get any negative attention.
     
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  10. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Mostly out of curiosity, but also relevant to the current question, what percentage of men in your business wear pocket squares?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    <1%

    I've yet to see others in my building donning a PS.
    This crowd has never heard of Zegna and all they know is JoS.A.Banks. I am in no way disrespecting them, but they all have different priorities/hobbies/interests.
     
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  12. Sotiris

    Sotiris Well-Known Member

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    You're fine wearing the PoW suit for a phone interview BTW.
     
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  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    I should ask them what their dress code is. I am turning them down if they say casual or business casual.
     
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    Thanks for the tip - if the ones they send don't fit perfectly I will do that :)
     
  17. archibaldleach

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    Hope you're joking...
     
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  18. in stitches

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    I assumed he meant to be joking, but in reality, I could see him making that mistake, lawlz.
     
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  19. jfrater

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    Okay - how is this combination? It's a three piece Isaia suit that got a LOT of flack the first time I posted it because of all the patterns etc.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Not a huge fan of the square, but everything else looks good to me.
     

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