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Peaked Lapel for an Interview Suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lilmann40, May 4, 2011.

  1. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Well-Known Member

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    I feel that threads like these are the whole point of Manton's CBD thread. Learn it, live it, love it.
     
  2. Yet123

    Yet123 Active Member

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    NO one, even at a conservative bank, will give a shit.

    /thread
     
  3. Unregistered

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    In all likelihood they won't even notice.

    But why take the risk?
     
  4. GBer

    GBer Well-Known Member

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    When you say:

    most likely in mortgages and not i-banking.

    Are you talking about as a loan officer at your local bank? Investing in CMBS? Underwriting? Selling CMBS? Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac? MortgageIT/ Deutsche Bank? Countrywide/ BofA? What is level you are looking for? Entry-level or senior? Each is different in culture and style.

    Depends on if it's a client-facing job and who your client is (Joe Public or a financial institution). Key with the interviews are to keep it simple and dress to their expectations. Some interviewers expect a certain stereotype for the position they are hiring. If you don't fit it... well they ask questions... Best not to draw unwanted attention to something not core to the job (i.e. your dress).
     
  5. Tibor

    Tibor Well-Known Member

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    This. No one will notice. Hell, last interview series I had I wore all DB's- got the job.

    You are so cool! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on how you carry yourself. If you want to play safe then I guess be as conservative as you can but as others have said, if you dress smartly, no one will probably notice. I went for an interview last month for an overdue promotion, and wore a FU POW DB suit, contrast collar and a knit tie. For my last set of professional exams several years back, I wore my cheapest grey suit bought from my pre-SF days.
     
  7. IBJanky

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    NO one, even at a conservative bank, will give a shit.

    /thread


    This.

    Who gives a shit whether your lapels are peak or notch?

    myke
     
  8. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Well-Known Member

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    This place has these types of threads over and over and over and over again
    There probably will be no negative impact due to your clothing unless it's just outrageous but like some have said, why not just dress as low key as possible, look nice and go completely conservative. There is NO WAY that this type of dress can hurt you and it could (though probably won't) help. So just go white shirt navy or gray suit, black captoes and conservative tie. No jewelry, I personally would avoid cuff links and pocket squares too.
     
  9. rossyl

    rossyl Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure you feel happy and comfortable, you shouldn't be thinking about fashion in a job interview and they wont give you a job just because you dressed well (unless it's a job in fashion!)
     
  10. globetrotter

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    Truth: Most people will not notice your lapels, per se, but some might notice that you look different or somehow more trendy without realizing why. IF your interviewer can be negatively swayed by that, then that could be bad.

    Why take the risk?


    exactly right.

    you want to look like a neater version of everybody else. you don't want them to remember you as the guy in the "fancy looking suit" or what ever.
     
  11. GBer

    GBer Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure you feel happy and comfortable, you shouldn't be thinking about fashion in a job interview and they wont give you a job just because you dressed well (unless it's a job in fashion!)

    Not quite. You forgot about:

    UBS dress-guide for their Swiss employees


    Client facing jobs are quite different especially in banking.
     
  12. GBer

    GBer Well-Known Member

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    This. No one will notice. Hell, last interview series I had I wore all DB's- got the job.

    Was it for a banking job? Or something conservative? Small or large company? In NYC? How long ago was your last interview? Keep the context in mind.

    I have a suit with a subtle peak

    OP, it would help if you posted a pic of your lapel. Some are subtle, while others are not. Let the forum be your judge.
     
  13. Flartchy

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    If some guy in a black suit 2 sizes too big can land a position (very common)

    heh, I'm a federal lawyer and recently had a meeting with one of the head US Trustees for my district, and she (a rather masculine looking woman) had a black suit that was HUGE on her, I mean the sleeves went down to her knuckles, the shoulders were way too wide, and the length was comical. But, despite all that she held (and indeed currently holds) a position of great power and responsibility.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

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    heh, I'm a federal lawyer and recently had a meeting with one of the head US Trustees for my district, and she (a rather masculine looking woman) had a black suit that was HUGE on her, I mean the sleeves went down to her knuckles, the shoulders were way too wide, and the length was comical. But, despite all that she held (and indeed currently holds) a position of great power and responsibility.

    That's because if anybody stopped her from being promoted for dressing poorly they would be sued for descrimination. You should know this! [​IMG]
     
  15. Green Lantern

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    That's because if anybody stopped her from being promoted for dressing poorly they would be sued for descrimination. You should know this! [​IMG]

    Discrimination would be hard to prove; you should know that. What's her protected class? "Those who are fashionably challenged?"
     
  16. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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  17. francisxslaughtery

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    Dayum. I'd definitely like to strip her of some duties.
     
  18. blahman

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    Dayum. I'd definitely like to strip her of some duties.

    Dayum. I'd definitely like to __________________ that booty.

    Fill in the rest...
     
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    pvrhye Well-Known Member

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