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Interview dress code

burnout21

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Ok, i have two weeks before a placement interview, and i am bogged down with work, what with portfolio's and other things to get ready.

i need to find a decent attire that looks good but on a shoe string budget. (~£60 maybe more but lets not go crazy) i am not after any designer clothing!

Also key bit of infomation i am currently 20 years of age

Rough build

6ft or 182cm for you new metric types
32in waist
prefer a 32in inside leg
and a 39-40in chest
brown/blond hair
green/grey eyes if that is even useful?

but with atheletic build, so no gut to worry about!


from what i understand a two-piece matched suit single breast is prefered for interviews. Along with the use of conservative colors such as Navy and dark grey boardline black.

oh and shoes to match belt and belt buckle to match watch (black to black and silver to silver)

and here is my problem. when ever i wear dark colours i look bright orange/red even tho my skin is bright white, with a little residual tan from the summer of last year.

And that is when im comfortable, i cant imagin what colour i would go under interview pressure!

i was thinking of wearing some beige chinos like these just for and idea, with a green polo shirt like this but it has no logo's.

brown belt with my brown shoes, which for some reason i cant find on the internet....


do you guys think my idea is acceptable? any pointers that you can suggest.

Alan
 

burnout21

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Originally Posted by boo
Just keep the suit, but add gloves and one of these:



not helpful, if no one has anything constructive to say dont say anything.
 

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Unless you've been told its a going to be a casual meet, a suit is probably a better way to go, if anything a dress pants and a blazer or sports coat. Maybe its me but the whole chino, polo thing seem far to laid back for an interview. Remember you're also making an impression one which you usually only get one shot at.
 

burnout21

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true, i see what you mean now, need to think about it again...
 

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wear a suit. perhaps a lighter grey if it fits the tone better. check out the color for your "season" idea (colors for skin tones, hair inclusive). depending on the industry black may be a better shoe/belt color. It's more conservative, and brown is (generally) considered more fashion-forward. As a side note I read something a while back about financiers in the UK thinking brown shoes were unacceptable. You're obviously more familiar with the culture there, so if it's not true, disregard
 

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Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may find yourself better dressed than the person/persons interviewing you if you have a decent budget. I've been in that situation before, and it's actually kind of disappointing. Go with a navy suit, a darker brown shoe with a matching belt.
 

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Originally Posted by hahnb
Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may find yourself better dressed than the person/persons interviewing you if you have a decent budget. I've been in that situation before, and it's actually kind of disappointing. Go with a navy suit, a darker brown shoe with a matching belt.

May be fine in the US, but black shoes only in England.
 

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