- Dec 11, 2010
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Hi, I recently received an invitation to an interview. It is for a job as a pilot for a cargo airline. The interview instructions specifically state:Shoes (belt same color): Rockport Waitsfield Burgundy Cap-Toe Dress Shoe
I went to the local mega chain "suit store" for a fitting. The salesman recommended a navy blue sportcoat with "taupe" (dark brown) colored slacks and dark brown (almost kinda reddish though) leather shoes and belt. He also selected a light blue, vertical striped button-up shirt. There was no tie (and I've received information from colleagues stating that interviewees have been chastised for wearing a tie to this interview). I thought I looked odd in the blue jacket for some reason, so I changed it to a charcoal. In retrospect it seems like the dark gray jacket might be clashing with the pants, but the salesman did not question me. Long story short, it's all getting tailored now and I can't help but second guess my color selection. I'm a fat guy so it's important that I try not to look like a whale. I think that's why I lean toward dark colors but I'm afraid the brown pants might make me seem bottom heavy. I just don't know about the dark gray/tote/blue stripe color combination. Anyway, I'm really nervous about this outfit. It would've been easier just to do a suit, but I have to follow their rules. I only have 4 days until the interview, so any advice is appreciated. Thanks! Shirt: SHIRT Pants: PANTS Sportcoat:Dress Code The interview dress code is business casual. For example, for men, dress pants, sportcoat, and shirt. For women, dress pants or slacks and blouse (skirts and dresses are also acceptable).