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"Power jeans" -- what's your take?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Twotone, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    I would think someone showing up in jeans to an interview would be quite clueless.
     
  2. laphroaig

    laphroaig Senior member

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    Ridiculous. It shows a lack of confidence to dress up for a job interview? hell no. Would it show more confidence to wear a baseball cap? Would it show more confidence to wear an ascot?
    Wearing an ascot would show either that you are eccentric enough to be a wizard, or completely out of touch. If you come in a suit you'll just look like some office worker drone to a dot com startup "CEO" / college student. It's all about understanding the industry in which you are interviewing. Think of the intellectual leaders / legends in this particular industry and how they dress to get an inkling about his comments.
     
  3. Eagle

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    The term "power jeans" seems a bit of an oxymoron, regardless of who is wearing them! [​IMG]
     
  4. hendrix

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    Wearing an ascot would show either that you are eccentric enough to be a wizard, or completely out of touch. If you come in a suit you'll just look like some office worker drone to a dot com startup "CEO" / college student. It's all about understanding the industry in which you are interviewing. Think of the intellectual leaders / legends in this particular industry and how they dress to get an inkling about his comments.

    I hate the look of an ascot. I think they're costumey and flashy. But i do think it requires a certain degree of confidence to wear one, that's why i used it as an example. Maybe i should have used sweatpants. It would take balls to wear sweatpants to an interview.

    I know, Steve Jobs wears dad jeans etc. So how does it show confidence to dress like they do? To me it shows nothing but a lack of style and a desire not to stand out from the crowd. Obviously you might not go to the interview wearing a suit, but i don't see how wearing pants rather than jeans would be a bad idea.

    A good friend of mine just went to a job interview in IT wearing a sweater vest over a white shirt with rolled up cuffs, and subtly pinstriped charcoal pants. No tie. Does this show a lack of experience and confidence?
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Anyone who gave this more than a minute's thought is overthinking things. This was a stupid article that doesn't merit any further consideration or analysis.
     

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