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Help me to not make a wrong impression at a carreer event in Finance

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JonathanBauer, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. AMProf

    AMProf Senior member

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    I don't often encounter "overdressed" in terms of someone in a Brioni suit, Lobb shoes and a Rolex. Honestly that's kind of hard to spot in the field, even for someone who reads SF and has an interest in clothes (except for the watch, but I've never seen a student with a Rolex....but I work at a mid tier public school ya know). Its more "damn, that's a nice looking suit", but I'm not sophisticated enough to be able to distinguish among very high end brands just from sight. What I *do* see sometimes is mistakes among young people wearing very nightclub/lounge like suits (think very tight black suit, shimmery purple shirt, solid black tie). Among professionals that doesn't look very good, but I can understand how that could happen to a student who went to H&M or the like to buy a suit. So, that's a bad move but not a fatal flaw. Keep in mind that most professionals are going to be pretty forgiving, we realize that a typical 22 year old guy doesn't have that much knowledge and experience yet. It would be much different, on the other hand, if it was a 30 year old MBA student dressed the same way.

    Oh, but one thing I saw just a few weeks ago at our career fair: please, please remove the suit label from the sleeve of your new suit! I have seen this twice now, once on a suit and once on an overcoat. The cloth label stitched on to the sleeve was left on! I felt really bad for the kid who didn't realize you don't leave those on.
     
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  2. Veremund

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    Would've been a kindness to tell him to remove it or risk looking ridiculous.
     
  3. JonathanBauer

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    Ouch, bold mistake in the thread title, and I'm sure there's more to be found throughout my replies. Thanks for the heads-up, I'll never spell career wrong from now on.. [​IMG] Also I've just subscribed to the Economist, I think (and hope) that reading some well-written articles each week will help to improve my English in terms of vocabulary, grammar, style.

    Great question and response.. Nice input for the thread, perhaps more relevant to students who wonder if they should wear their finest suit at an event for which no dress code is communicated.
     
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  4. CriticBespok

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    I hate brown shoes with blue!
    Don't listen to anyone who advices them.
    Go with a black/dark blue oxford or devy shoes.

    This is an advice from a guy who directa more than 150 workers.
    Good luck.
     
  5. Caustic Man

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    Interesting how common this is. In fact, it's somewhat of a trend to keep it on in Africa. Not recommending it, of course. [​IMG]

    Brown and blue is fine.
     
  6. CriticBespok

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    No it is not!
    It's a really bad taste choice.
    Especiay for a work meeting!!!
     
  7. Caustic Man

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    Sure it is.
     
  8. Veremund

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    Brown shoes and blue suits are just fine together. No one gives a toss how many people you direct or advices you give.
     
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    Navy suit and brown shoes to a business meeting? That's gross man...
    Where dis you learn to dress? Instagram?
     
  10. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Where did you learn spelling and grammar?
     
  11. WhereNext

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    Be careful: from his initial post, he has far more than the required 11 suits to know infinitely more about these matters than you.
     
  12. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    11! Gosh! I didn't realize he was royalty! :D
     
  13. AStylishHo

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    Well hey, a good friend of mine went into an interview for an accounting position at a Big 4 Firm last month. He wore something similar to you for the interview and he got the position.
    Not exactly your field, but still finance-ish.
    What you're wearing is fine, don't stress :)
     

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