Critique my interview attire.

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  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    The first day is business casual.
    I've decided on wearing:
    Trussini Blazer
    Borrelli Orangish/yellow shirt
    Martegani Antiqued shoes
    Soft Collection brown belt

    The ties are as follows:
    Tino Cosma:
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    Ike Behar Paisley
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    Brioni purple stripe with yellow stripe
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    Dolce Punta
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    For the second day its business professional and i've opted for
    Black Trussini suit with blue and grey pinstripes
    Black Brooks brothers belt
    White Finamore FC shirt
    Black whole cut Magnannis

    And the ties

    Tino Cosma
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    Massimo Bizzochi green/purple
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    Italo Ferretti orange with blue stripe
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    one of the whole outfits
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    Tell me what ones you like or think work and anyother suggestions.
     


  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    for the second day, I would go with the last outfit. for the first day, I, myself, would avoid the orange shirt.
     


  3. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    Are you still in the clothing business?
     


  4. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    I'll just post that the job is for Nieman Marcus so i'm trying not to be too conservative with my outfits. I'm looking for something a bit more "stylish"
     


  5. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Are you still in the clothing business?


    That i am
     


  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I like the Ike Behar Paisley and the Tino Cosma.
     


  7. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I vote for the Behar and the Massimo Bizzochi.

    Pocket square(s)?
     


  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of the yellow shirt combos, my favorite is the first, by far. I'm with Globetrotter in that I'm not sure I'd wear it for an interview, but it does a nice job looking casual. The others strike me as too busy.

    Of your other ties, I like the green Massimo Bizzochi.

    Black suit, eh? [​IMG]
     


  9. DGP

    DGP Senior member

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    I like look number two for the first day, but not sure it fits Neimans. Also, call me crazy, but try that purple Brioni tie with the second day's outfit. Not sure if it will look right actually put together, but I think it might work. I would also say that a tie with a lighter blue background for day two might work better, the ones you have seem to clash a bit.
     


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    I like the color, hell its spring. I vote purple brioni with yellow shirt.
     


  11. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I wouldn't wear pocket squares to job interviews. But then this is in the fashion industry, so you can be a bit more sartiorally visible.
     


  12. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    I'm big on color as you can see i'm far from trad. As for pocket squares non the first day and the second day a white linen in a TV fold. As for look #2 being Nieman i bought the tie there so i hope its somewhat of their look
     


  13. southbound35

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    I vote for the paisley on day one and the green/purple for day two. As I mentioned on your previous thread, I still think you would be fine without the tie on day one.

    Of the day one choices: I think the orange Tino Cosma is a bit too geometric for a bold striped shirt. As for the stripes, I'm not sure there's enough difference in scale between the tie stripes and the shirt stripes. I like each of the ties, just not in love with them when paired with that shirt. Of the two stripes, I'd go with the Dolce Punta, as I think the Brioni creates too stark of a contrast. However, I think the paisley is more "fun", which coincides well with the business casual nature of this part of the interview.

    Of the day two choices, I really like the Tino Cosma, but I think it's a bit busy with that jacket (would look great with a solid or a more traditional chalk/pinstripe). The Ferretti orange repp tie is a bit unimaginative for a Neiman's interview; also, I think the scale of the stripes on the tie are a bit too similar to the pinstripes of the jacket. As an aside, you'd likely be referred to as "the orange guy" if you wore the orange-ish shirt/tie combo on day one and another orange tie on day two. The green/purple tie by itself is a bit conservative, but I think it contrasts very nicely with the more bold pattern of the suit.
     


  14. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I don't have anything really helpful to add, but I love that shirt. It'd be a perfect going-out/clubbing shirt.
     


  15. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

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    Also, call me crazy, but try that purple Brioni tie with the second day's outfit. Not sure if it will look right actually put together, but I think it might work.
    CRAZY. But in a good way.

    Yes, demeis, let's see the Brioni tie with the suit.
     


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