Proper attire for business dinner

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  1. wcarson89

    wcarson89 Senior member

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    I am interviewing for an internship at a large national accounting firm. The day before I am flying into the city and as far as I know going straight to dinner from the airport. My question is:
    should wear a suit for the travel and dinner? or should I wear something less dressy?
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Evening tailcoat, white tie, pique bib and spats. [​IMG]

    Just wear a suit, and you will be fine. If overdressed, you can always take your jacket and / or tie off.
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    That sounds like a terrible schedule, wear a suit.
     
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    That sounds like a terrible schedule where a suit might get slightly wrinkled, but you should wear one anyway.

    agreed.
     
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    ramuman Senior member

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    This forum's suggestion is to always wear a suit no matter the time or place. [​IMG] Wear the suit to the interview. Base the dinner attire decision on common sense and where it'll be held. My guess is that even if it's at the French Laundry, a conservative jacket and trousers (you know, the non suit kind) will be perfectly fine.
     
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    I've never had an pre-interview/recruiting dinner where a suit and tie to dinner looked out of place in the slightest. This especially applies since OP is talking about large national accounting firm. If it's PWC, I remember they treat recruits pretty nicely. If it's not PWC, I'm sure it'll be a nice place anyway.
     
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    JayJay Senior member

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    Wear a suit. I don't understand why folks are flustered about going directly from an airport to dinner, it's not uncommon. I do this routinely, as do many others. Suits wrinkle on a plane, but no more so than from normal sitting in an office all day, it's not a big deal.
     
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    I was recently hired by a Big 4 firm for a full-time position and I would say go with a suit. Personally I would not wear a tie, at my firm most of the partners do not wear them often.
     
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    JayJay Senior member

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    I was recently hired by a Big 4 firm for a full-time position and I would say go with a suit. Personally I would not wear a tie, at my firm most of the partners do not wear them often.
    I'd wear a tie. You can always take it off, if needed.
     
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    suit
     
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    dragon8 Senior member

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    Defintely a suit.
     
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    justinsmnz Senior member

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    I was recently hired by a Big 4 firm for a full-time position and I would say go with a suit. Personally I would not wear a tie, at my firm most of the partners do not wear them often.

    They've earned that right.
     
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    kxk Well-Known Member

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    uh is changing in the airport bathroom not an option? especially if you're going for just an interview and traveling light...
     

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