Mistake: bought Black Suit for interviews. Help ameliorate situation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SilverJag, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. mandjo

    mandjo Well-Known Member

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    You'll just have to balance the dark suit with a lighter shirt/ vibrant tie.
     


  2. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    this may be one of those SF rules that are perfectly sensible in an artistic sense, but rarely observed in the real world. I spent a week in Paris this spring staying over by the embassies and i can tell you that about 80% of the men were wearing black suits.
     


  3. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    +1. Saved me a lot of typing.
     


  4. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Or perhaps you could leave your current suit out in the sun until it fades to charcoal.
     


  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Really good point.
     


  6. randomhero88

    randomhero88 Well-Known Member

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    It was my way of trying to avoid coming off cocky.

    I wanted to share my personal style of how I like to dress, but I wanted him to be aware that what I say could be completely wrong compared to the vast majority of others on here.
     


  7. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    A light blue shirt and a rep tie.
     


  8. Auscar

    Auscar New Member

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    +1 Works every time imho
     


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    saiyar1 Senior member

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    No need to be an ass.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I spent some time in Milan last year and was surprised by the number of black suits, white shirts, dark ties and black shoes. Lots of these guys worked in and around the city center. Most of them looked pretty good. Especially with an updated trim cut.
     


  11. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    yeah ... same with me and paris. i wanted to go up to them and say "don't you know style forum would NOT approve?"
     


  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :lol:
     


  13. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    If you are interviewing for jobs in Tokyo, a black suit is all you need.

     


  14. SilverJag

    SilverJag New Member

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    Wow, thanks for your input guys!

    I actually just went out and exchanged suits since the other one was gifted to me a month or so ago. I went for a dark navy suit, and I'm really happy with the fit of it. I purchased two shirts, a light blue and a light lavender (both from Calvin Klein).

    As for the shoes, I'm thinking a pair of cognac toe capped shoes with matching belt.

    I haven't figured out the tie just yet. When I get the suit back from alterations, I'll try it on with the shirt and snap a picture for you guys. I must admit, the blue does look nice, not sure why I was so hesitant before.

    I know it seems like I'm doing a 180* here; before with black suit/black shoes, now with navy suit/brown shoes, but I'm much, much happier with the look of it.

    Thanks again for everyone's input, it is much appreciated :)
     
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  15. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    I see way more black suits at the courthouse than any other color. White or light blue shirts of course. Ties vary.
     


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