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Black tie to an interview

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imabidoof, Oct 20, 2012.

Can you wear a black tie to a job interview

Poll closed Oct 31, 2012.
  1. YES!

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. NO!

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
  1. imabidoof

    imabidoof New Member

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    Wanting to know if you can wear a black tie to a job interview?!
     
  2. atoms

    atoms Senior member

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    Speaking generically (I work in the software industry) color of tie isn't important. All that I notice is that you wear clothes that fit.
     
  3. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    Absolutely not. The interviewer will notice and immediately rip your resume in half.
     
  4. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    You shouldn't just wear a black tie to an interview, you should wear full black tie to an interview. Dress to impress!

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  5. Mattia

    Mattia Member

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    Not unless you are an undertaker or a security guard. Maybe as a waiter at a high-end European restaurant, where waiters wear white coats.
     
  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Yes, skip a black tie and wear black tie.
     
  7. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Sure. You can wear whatever you want. I'm not sure how many people will actually care about a thing like that. A medium grey suit with a white shirt and a solid black tie is a nice look. It wouldn't be my choice for an interview, but if you've got the goods, it won't hurt you in the interview.
     
  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    I assume you mean a black tie and not 'black tie'. The latter is a certain no, the former would depend on the circumstances. probably not in general but it might be acceptable in some instances.
     
  9. JohnnyMarr

    JohnnyMarr Well-Known Member

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    No.

    'A' black tie should only be worn to a funeral or a Mafia social, the two of which sometimes overlap.
     
  10. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Can you wear a black tie to an interview - I voted yes
    Should you wear a black tie to an interview - no
     
  11. cruxisfalcon

    cruxisfalcon Well-Known Member

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    It also really depends on the industry. If you're trying for a conservative position (e.g. banking, law or accounting), you'd want to avoid wearing black (in general, not just with a tie).
     
  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :lol: This was what I thought the OP was asking when I read the title.



     
  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A black silk knit tie can look sharp and slightly relaxed. Here is a good combination.



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  14. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    Connery wore a black tie in quite a few Bond outfits.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012

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