Can I pull this off for an interview?

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  1. SkyDog

    SkyDog Member

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    Interviewing with senior executive staff at a fairly large publicly traded company. More casual industry than banking. West coast. Going for a fashionable, yet fairly conservative look.

    Main questions:
    -Can I wear the Half Windsor with the skinny tie? I thought it looked better with the spread collar.
    -Does the burgundy floral pocket square work with the blue gingham tie?

    Any other input welcome.

    Thanks!!

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  2. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Senior member

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    Would ditch the square and the tie bar.

    Would wear a more conservative non skinny tie if you own such a thing.
     
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  3. rob

    rob Senior member

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    This, and use a four in hand knot.
     


  4. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    No to that tie, no to the pocket square, no to the tie bar. Why take those risks? No upside. No upside to lookish fashionable at an interview, also.

    Come on, man.
     


  5. archetypal_yuppie

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  6. SkyDog

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    Navy
     


  7. SkyDog

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    Thanks for the reality check. I'll tone it down.
     


  8. SkyDog

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    fixed (I hope)
    Thanks again for the input.

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  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Not bad, but I'd still work on the knot. Try tying a four-in-hand with a nice dimple.
     


  10. SkyDog

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    Can do. Thanks.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If you're looking for a way to improve the look in the future, try a higher shirt collar.
     


  12. SkyDog

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    Always looking to improve. I may have one in the closet that I haven't worn in a while. This one was tailor made so it has been my go to white shirt. Thanks for the input.
     
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  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You should be able to ask the tailor to make you a higher collar on future orders too. It could be just the way you're holding your arms to take the picture, but it looks like this one is a little sheepish.
     


  14. archetypal_yuppie

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    Perfectly fine. Real world will not notice or care about the SF-level nit-picks.
     


  15. SkyDog

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    Nailed it. Thanks fellas.
     


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