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Dressing up for job interview... what to wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LilTimmy, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. colinbc

    colinbc Well-Known Member

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    I'll add what you should not wear during for the interview, all black ensemble - coupled with a somber mood!
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Def do research. A guy I know recently had a phone interview for a possible xfer from our NY office to Sydney. They asked him who the president of Aust was. He didn't know.....:eh:
     
  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    That's because Australia doesn't have a President. They have a Prime Minister. :fistbump:
     
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    uniesse Senior member

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    And a Queen.
     
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    Welp, got rejected from that job I talked about earlier. So whether it was showing up early, the outfit, or (this can't be it) my qualifications *shrug*.
     
  6. LilTimmy

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    I was able to find a suit, cheap but good for 2 - 3 uses, which is all I need for $180.

    I'm not that good with matching colors, so I got a dark gray (not black-like) and a blue shirt (a strong blue- only one that fits me) and a striped tie (blue,gray,white,black)

    Once (if) I get the job, I'll be able to wear the regular clothes (casual).

    I'll post pics of the shirt,tie and suit shortly if you want to give your opinion.
     
  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    White shirt never hurts for an interview......
     
  8. LilTimmy

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    sorry about the dpost. internet is slow.

    I was not able to find a white shirt my size. 15 1/2 32x33

    BTW, did I tie the tie as it's supposed to be? It's my first try.
     
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  9. LilTimmy

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    I was not able to find a white shirt my size. 15 1/2 32x33
     
  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    White shirt would have been better but this can work if you need it to.
    Pull the knot on the tie a little tighter.
    Also, just like in the picture, do NOT button the bottom button of your suit jacket.
    If this interview doesn't work out, try to get a white shirt. It's a staple in a man's wardrobe!
     
  11. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    How can someone not managed to get a white shirt????
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    That's an incredibly common size, and white is an incredibly common color. That really should not be hard to find, and you really should be wearing a white shirt for this- the gray would be utterly unacceptable, and that blue should only be worn if you're absolutely desperate. The only other acceptable color would be a light blue.
     
  13. AMG1

    AMG1 Senior member

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    Get a white shirt.
     
  14. AMG1

    AMG1 Senior member

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    I would get a more classical tie as well maybe from Henry Carter
     
  15. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    that is a hot mess.

    Do not wear that.

    White shirt...seriously...
     
  16. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    You really should try to find a more appropriate shirt. A white 15 1/2 32/33 should not be hard to find. Nor should a light blue as an alternative for that matter.

    But in the whole scheme of things if you are dressed in a suit an tie you have the clothing part of the interview covered. Just because your chosen shirt is not ideal should not work against you.

    It ultimately comes down to you and how you present yourself to those interviewing you. A well dressed zero is still a zero.
     
  17. staxringold

    staxringold Senior member

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    Callback interview!!

    Are there any rules that shift from initial to callback interview?
     
  18. ManCrush

    ManCrush Well-Known Member

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    As to clothing, no. Just wear a different tie.
     
  19. ter1413

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    No. Dress just as neat. Nails cleaned. Haircut. Shave. No heavy scent.
     
  20. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    I guess I might as well pitch in. That shirt is awfully dark. A white or very light blue is what you need. Tell yourself you're the greatest and arrive just a few minutes early. And smile.

    The rest is all good advice.
     
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