Peaked Lapel for an Interview Suit?

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  1. lilmann40

    lilmann40 Senior member

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    I searched the forums and read mixed reviews on whether a peaked lapel is considered ok for an interview. That was from 2008, so I'm wondering how things have transpired in the past few years and what the current thought on the matter is...

    I have a suit with a subtle peak, which I really like the fit and color/design of, and I want to hear it from SF, whether it's a no-no.

    No specific job at this point, but it will be in NYC. Something in the banking industry, most likely in mortgages and not i-banking.
     


  2. Loathing

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    What job? Which city?
     


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    no, keep it simple, dark single breasted suit, white shirt, subtly patterned tie, black shoes.

    good luck
     


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    In the real world, as opposed to SF sartorial lala-land, no one pays any attention to your lapels. As long as your suit is sensible enough it will be fine. If some guy in a black suit 2 sizes too big can land a position (very common), peak lapels on a well fitting suit is more than appropriate.
     


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    gort Senior member

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    In the real world, as opposed to SF sartorial lala-land, no one pays any attention to your lapels. As long as your suit is sensible enough it will be fine. If some guy in a black suit 2 sizes too big can land a position (very common), peak lapels on a well fitting suit is more than appropriate.

    Pretty much this. Most people don't even know what a peak lapel is.
     


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    I'd say it falls well within the guidelines for appropriate interview dress. The only way it would draw attention is if they are Tom Ford sized monster lapels that touch your shoulders.
     


  8. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    In the real world, as opposed to SF sartorial lala-land, no one pays any attention to your lapels. As long as your suit is sensible enough it will be fine. If some guy in a black suit 2 sizes too big can land a position (very common), peak lapels on a well fitting suit is more than appropriate.

    Love this.
     


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    bjornb17 Senior member

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    In the real world, as opposed to SF sartorial lala-land, no one pays any attention to your lapels. As long as your suit is sensible enough it will be fine. If some guy in a black suit 2 sizes too big can land a position (very common), peak lapels on a well fitting suit is more than appropriate.

    been there done that. suit jacket 2 sizes too big, pants way too tight and too long, wayyyy oversized shirt and a terribly tied knot and cheapest shoes money can buy. Success! I have since changed my ways, though.
     


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    gort Senior member

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    been there done that. suit jacket 2 sizes too big, pants way too tight and too long, wayyyy oversized shirt and a terribly tied knot and cheapest shoes money can buy. Success! I have since changed my ways, though.

    See tons of people like this around DC. All the govies. [​IMG]
     


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    See tons of people like this around DC. All the govies. [​IMG]

    In my day that was called the GS !2 look.
     


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    In the real world, as opposed to SF sartorial lala-land, no one pays any attention to your lapels. As long as your suit is sensible enough it will be fine. If some guy in a black suit 2 sizes too big can land a position (very common), peak lapels on a well fitting suit is more than appropriate.
    Pretty much this. Most people don't even know what a peak lapel is.
    This. No one will notice. Hell, last interview series I had I wore all DB's- got the job.
     


  14. Warren G.

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    This. No one will notice. Hell, last interview series I had I wore all DB's- got the job.

    +3... I think a pocket square would raise more eyebrow then a DB suit.
     


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    This thread makes me want to start going to a whole bunch of sham job interviews wearing different outfits to see what I get comments on.
     


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