Is this an acceptable Job interview ensemble?

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  1. asphaltninja

    asphaltninja New Member

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    Last semester of school is coming up so I'm prepping myself to brave the interview circuit. With the economy the way it is, i'll probably be out there a while so I want to ensure my look isn't hurting my chances. I'm a n00b and don't have much cash so go easy on me.

    I went with
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    a shirt that's very similar to this one
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    and this tie.
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    Again I didn't have a ton of cash to burn and am in the embryo stage of the transition from sports jerseys and stonewashed jeans to corporate attire. At this point I want to work on not looking like a clown and I'll take it from there. Input would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
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    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    yes
     
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    Very good, but a white shirt would be even better/safer. For shoes, well polished, black cap-toe oxfords with leather soles would be optimum.
     
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    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Very good, but a white shirt would be even better/safer. For shoes, well polished, black cap-toe oxfords with leather soles would be optimum.

    Also, what does it matter if the shoes are leather soled?
     
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    Also, what does it matter if the shoes are leather soled?

    chunky rubber soles look bad?
     
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    unjung Senior member

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    +1 on white in North America. Make sure it's well pressed/ironed. And make sure it fits you.

    The navy suit was the right call.

    You're probably not going to buy that exact tie, but if you are, I recommend you take a look for something with thicker fabric. I have seen that exact tie and have a very similar TH tie, and it is very thin (in terms of thickness, not width). Hard to tie a proper knot. I would not buy it unless you find it in the bargain bin for under $20. It is possible to find better ties that have a bit more weight to them, in the same bargain bin price range.
     
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    from someone who does corporate recruiting 3 months out of the year, my advice would be to make sure your clothing does not stand out or be memorable in any way other than to make you look neat, clean and professional. stay away from wild colors, hairstyles, shoes, or anything like that, and your clothes shouldn't be shoddy or too expensive.

    the combo you showed is more than acceptable.
     
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    Tie style is good--I also vote for a solid white shirt if you are trying to play it safe.
     
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    Also, what does it matter if the shoes are leather soled?
    You must be joking. Someone with your experience has no business asking that question.
     
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    Orsini Senior member

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    from someone who does corporate recruiting 3 months out of the year, my advice would be to make sure your clothing does not stand out or be memorable in any way other than to make you look neat, clean and professional. stay away from wild colors, hairstyles, shoes, or anything like that, and your clothes shouldn't be shoddy or too expensive. the combo you showed is more than acceptable.
    This is good advice.
     
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    Orsini Senior member

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    +1 on white in North America. Make sure it's well pressed/ironed. And make sure it fits you. The navy suit was the right call. You're probably not going to buy that exact tie, but if you are, I recommend you take a look for something with thicker fabric. I have seen that exact tie and have a very similar TH tie, and it is very thin (in terms of thickness, not width). Hard to tie a proper knot. I would not buy it unless you find it in the bargain bin for under $20. It is possible to find better ties that have a bit more weight to them, in the same bargain bin price range.
    The navy solid is an excellent choice for the gentleman's first business suit. The tie shown is very nice, but if the OP is going to change, a navy pin-dot, maroon solid, or BB#1 would be hard to beat.
     
  12. asphaltninja

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I've decided to opt for a white shirt, and I have a nice pair of black cap toe oxfords I purchased recently.

    Hopefully everything works out, and I become successful enough to be able to seek you guys advice with a loftier budget.

    Cheers.
     
  13. bluemagic

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    Shirt could be a lighter blue.
     
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    is it ok to wear a 3 piece to an interview?
     
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    is it ok to wear a 3 piece to an interview?

    Not unless it's for a creative job.
     

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