Interview Three Button Pinstripe Versus 4 Button Grey

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  1. pittguy579

    pittguy579 Member

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    I have an interview today. I do have two other suits which are more traditional, but I am not sure if maybe I am just counting these two suits out for no reason.

    First is a three button pinstripe Nautica..it is dark navy blue with stripe. For some reason it is showing as being grey in the picture when it is either a really dark grey or black almost.
    Second is a traditional grey suit, but it has 4 buttons. I know 4 button suits are not usually standard..the guy at the Mens Warehouse told me it was a good interview suit when I bought it last year...I didn't think anything of the 4 buttons until it was too late.

    Any assistance is appreciated..
     
  2. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Stay away from the 4 button. You should complain to the store that someone sold you a 4 button suit for an interview.

    3 button navy pin stripe should be fine, although the consensus is that a solid navy or charcoal are best for interviews.

    That being said, I've worn a navy pinstripe to a job interview (and landed the job).
     
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    KObalto Senior member

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    4 button suit would be a good interview suit for the Kings of Comedy tour. Unless this is the case, I would not wear it.
     
  4. pittguy579

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  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    4 buttons....shudder.

    3 button of those two, but you should really look for a 2 button.
     
  6. pittguy579

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    I will go with the three button. Here is a link to a suit with a similar pattern to the pinstripe. It is a pattern on a children's suit, but it is the closest I could find.. I was just a little concerned about maybe looking like a mobster...I have never worn this type of suit to an interview before..I have a grey stafford with light blue lines that I have worn in the past..I just wanted to wear something a little nicer for this one..it is a very good position.




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  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    thats pretty ugly.

    wear the stafford...hopefully that looks better
     
  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It's the better choice. Donate or burn the 4 button.
     
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    I didn't know they still made four button jackets. Wow. Could be worse, it might have had five buttons.
     
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    This thread is hilarious on so many levels.:D
     
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    shilleck Well-Known Member

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    5 or 4 button? All I mostly see are 3 or 2.
     
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