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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    No, you're not 'supposed' to at all.
     
  2. lachyzee

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    Yes you are, if you read the interview threads on SF. But that's because they are all giving advice to Americans. And Americans are expected to dress a lot more conservatively in the corporate world, and even more so at interviews, as a rule.
     
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    Mate - think others have already said the right advice. {Mainly stop reading forums for interview advice.} If the way you were dressed had much influence on employment there would be a lot more unemployment at very high levels. I'm willing to bet that if you have a navy suit that nearly fits, and clean leather shoes you will be better dressed than your interviewers or most of their employees. If its consulting they will be dressed in a light grey suit and open necked shirts and crappy shoes. Dress like you are a young bloke hoping to suck up and be given a chance to "research" for a while (that means cut and paste from other reports - the backbone of big firm consulting - , photocopying, do graphs in excel, prepare Power Point presentations, make pulled from anywhere hunches look sciencey, believe in the firms nonsense, spout fashionable consulting cliches, and collate surveys of questionable validity) - I'd say white shirt, blue tie, clean shoes, clean shirt, clean fingernails, don't worry about hair, although I'm not a fan of the high on top short on sides boy band look - theres nothing wrong with it. Breath in breath out. Tell them you are prepared to work silly long hours to fit in and pretend boring work is cutting edge. Good luck.
     
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  4. fxh

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    On the shoes - whilst I may look like a teenager I've actually been around the block a few times and worked at many different levels. I have not worked directly for a big multinational corporation as an employee. I have however worked alongside their people. I could count on one hand the number of grown men who could tell the difference between open laced shoes and close laced.
     
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    This is the only thing you are allowed to wear to an interview.

    You must not sit down to break the line of the leg, you must wear a black circle on your face to not distract from your carefully considered interview "fit". Robot pose should be held at all times, even when taking selfies with an iphone. Ignore 95% of what I say, accept 5%, which 5% is up to you.

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    +1. Most senior partners/managers anywhere dress poorly, although the female managers (what few there are) typically dress better than the men.

    Just dress neatly and fairly conservatively and you will be fine in terms of appearance.
     
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    Popular interview brain teaser, rephrased for this audience. 95% of styleforum posters lie about the appropriateness of interview attire, and 5% tell the truth. If you have a question about the appropriateness of french cuffs, what is one question you could post to ensure that 100% of the time, you got the correct answer?
     
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    Describe the difference between a French Cuff, a French Letter, a French Kiss and a Glasgow Kiss and a soixante-neuf. Are they legal in Australia. Which one is most relevant to your position here?
     
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    Above all, promote synergy. If you can't do that, what the fuck are you getting an interview for in the first place?
     
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    So true, out of the 20 people I work with, I am the only one with close lacing shoes, oxfords are just not common here.
     
  11. DartagnanRed

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    Who is synergy and what did they do to deserve to be promoted?
     
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    Navy is my ultimate 'go-to' suit as its more flattering/democratic.

    Black RMWs are my 'go-to' shoes, but it seems to be a regional lawyer thing...
     
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    one of our photo shoot shots came back pretty happy with it .. shoes courtesy of Double Monk
     
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    Nothing against RMW boots, but why the preference over dress shoes in the city?
     
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    Very sleek, nice choice of architecture too
     
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    Mate, have I got some tips for you; I must have read your mind prophetically: http://greedanddisgust.blogspot.com.au/

    In all seriousness, any of what you have suggested will do. As long as it fits, and is not too out there, you'll let who you are do the talking, not what you're wearing.
     
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    1. I'm not in it.
    2. I really hate ordering shoes from the other side of the world to find they dont fit.
     
  19. FredAstaire1899

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    Don't forget that back in the history, evening pumps, i.e., patent wholecut loafers with a bow, were the most formal men's shoe.
     
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    Looking good, great location shot if I am correct it is the Harry Seidler designed house in the Southern Highlands.
     
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