I-banking interviews next week - Help me pick an outfit

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  1. Swag22

    Swag22 Senior member

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    So I'm a junior in college and I have a few interviews set up next week for internships at banks.

    I'm pretty strapped with cash and already have a suit from Zara which I've tailored a bit to fit well (yeah I know, but whatever I'm broke :slayer: ) and dress shoes (cap-toe oxfords that cost more than my suit) which I'll be wearing. Basically my question is regarding the choice of shirt and tie:

    I know banking is a pretty conservative industry so I was thinking a light blue button up shirt (I already have a nice light blue and a nice plain white) and I'm torn on a color for my tie. Any suggestions on colors and brands that won't run me anymore than ~$50?

    Probably will be heading to the mall in a few hours so any suggestions are appreciated.
     


  2. tj100

    tj100 Senior member

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    I have to say that it really doesn't matter. Wearing a suit is the only requirement. It's expected that it will be cheap and ill fitting.

    If anything, being too polished would be held against you.
     


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    White shirt. Basic tie.
     


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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Yeah. Buy the best tie you can afford. Brooks Brothers on sale - basic stripe or pattern. Nothing flashy.
     


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    ter1413 Senior member

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    Also...
    -no french cuffed shirt
    -take a few minute to shine your shoes
    -MANICURE
    -haircut
    -leave the sports watch at home
     


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    bellyhungry Senior member

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    - and shave, the morning of
     


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    Wear the blue shirt (bankers pretty much only wear blue shirts). The shoes and the the tie are the most important. For $67, you can get a decent grenadine tie from J. Press (standard interview tie, in my opinion).

    Is this for New York or the West Coast? That makes a big difference.
     


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    ter1413 Senior member

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    and pop an altoid a few minutes before...
     


  9. Quadcammer

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    some absolutely asinine statements in this thread.
     


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    such as??
     


  11. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    so you should not have clean nails and leave the casio g-shock watch at home???
     


  13. Quadcammer

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    clean nails of course...manicured? completely unnecessary unless you have truly hideous cuticles.

    Casio g-shocks are children's watches. submariners, seamasters, tag carreras etc are sports watches, and appropriate for interviews so long as they aren't a loud color (i.e. planet ocean).


    The comment that bankers only wear blue shirts is over the top.
     


  14. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    Don't worry about it - the fact that you show up in a suit, dress shirt and tie at all will max out your "appearance" points in the interviewer's eyes. A quality wardrobe is not a necessary qualification for summer food and beverage analysts.
     


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    I don't think your interviewer or supervisor will care about your dressing since they knew you are a student
     


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