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Ticket pocket ok for interview?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rioni, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    Thanks to all for the overwealing amount of feedback. I'll be wearing the RLPL suit for the interview and ebaying the Kenneth Cole and Boss suits shortly [​IMG]
     


  2. rexor12

    rexor12 Senior member

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    Good luck with the interviews, ticket pockets are great and are always appropriate in my book. I always feel my best when i wear suits (or jackets) with ticket pockets, i love british style by the way so im biased =)
     


  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I don't much like ticket pockets on typical business suits, although I do like them on many odd jackets.

    That said, I am of the school that very few interviewers will even notice and fewer yet will even give a damn one way or the other.

    A lot of answers to questions like these in the fora seem to presuppose that all men are as preoccupied with the minutiae of menswear as we are!


    All things being equal, if you have two perfectly good interview suits, and one has a ticket pocket and the other does not, wear the one that doesn't.

    If you don't, then don't worry about the ticket pocket.


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  4. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    There is great wisdom in this reply. I am always of the school of thought that if they have enough knowlege to notice a ticket pocket they are more likely to be impressed than hold it against you.

    +1. FNB and gdl203's responses are on point.
     


  5. dmass1

    dmass1 Senior member

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    Reviving a 5 year old thread because I am considering wearing a suit with a ticket pocket to an upcoming interview with a large, conservative company. I normally would wear something more conservative, but I only have two suits that fit at the moment and could use some advice:

    Suit 1 (w/ ticket pocket): dark navy with subtle (barely visible fine stripe), fits well although a touch slim for business, notch lapel and fully canvassed, single vent, decent quality material.

    Suit 2: brooks brothers 346, charcoal with thin/faint pinstripe, notch lapel, single vent, material not great, jacket is a tad big in the chest but not likely noticeable. Definitely a more conservative suit without the ticket pocket and roomier fit (although not sure about the pinstripe)

    Would you go with the charcoal pinstripe or solid navy with ticket pocket? Plan to wear burgundy tie with a white or light blue shirt and black shoes/belt.
     


  6. kasakka

    kasakka Senior member

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    Some of you worry about the silliest things. I don't see why anybody, regardless of how clothessavvy they are, would care one way or the other. What next, people asking if they can wear a single vent suit to an interview?
     


  7. gentleman94

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    Nowadays statistical person do not care about ticket pocket in a suit.
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dmass...where the one that is the most comfortable. Good luck!
     


  9. dmass1

    dmass1 Senior member

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    Kasakka - I know most people would not notice, or care about a ticket pocket, but the fact that this was even posted on this forum (and discussed over 3 pages) suggests that at least SOME people have an opinion about this. I'd heard that ticket pockets and pinstripes should be avoided for interviews with conservative businesses, and my interview is with a company that requires suit and tie every day.

    Thanks for the advice, pocketsquareguy!
     


  10. ScottW

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    Navy is the more traditional interview color, and while gray is acceptable too, what some people call "charcoal" might be dark enough to be mistaken for black in certain lighting conditions. If the pinstripes on #2 are more visible than #1, that's another strike against #2 in my opinion. Put it this way: more men know that you should wear navy to an interview, or that pinstripes are less formal, than would even notice or have any idea what a ticket pocket is. I'd go with #1, unless the fit is slim enough to make you uncomfortable.
     


  11. wardlem

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    I am a senior interviewer for the worlds biggest accountancy firm so you can't get more conservative than that, and I wouldn't care if there was a ticket pocket or not as long as the candidate looked smart and answered my questions appropriately. I find it an odd question to be honest

    I have just bought 2 Tom ford suits to wear in the office if that gives any idea as to what is acceptable in my organisation
     


  12. Balfour

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  13. Quarks

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    Seriously?? The last thing I would think about for a job interview is the bloody ticket pocket. A less than 2 sec glance at you would address to them that you are presentable +/- ticket pocke. How well you sell yourself to the job outweighs the concerns of a stupid ticket pocket. I would absolutely NOT hire someone who worries about a ticket pocket for an interview. It is worse than a woman asking should I tie my hair up or let it down for an interview. One who worries about a ticket pocket worries more about how he look than what he can contribute to the success of a company.
     


  14. dmass1

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    Wardlem - I find it odd that you think this is an odd question. After all, there are implied rules about what to wear and what not to wear to interviews, and this is styleforum after all.

    And Quarks, your comment that "one who worries about a ticket pocket worries MORE about how they look than what he can contribute to the company" is flawed and pretty dumb to put it bluntly. An inquiry about how appropriate a ticket pocket is in an interview, compared to pinstripes, somehow means I am not concerned with contributing and am a poor candidate? As if the ticket pocket is my only concern about the interview and I'm not preparing myself in other ways.I wouldn't want a boss with such poor logical reasoning.

    Scott W - I appreciate the insight. This is the type of advice I was looking for. Will go with navy.
     


  15. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    It is utterly irrelevant. No one will notice the detail of your suit and still less care. As long as you arrive in a suit that fits properly etc then it is your answers to the questions which will be taken into account.

    We live in the twenty first century and most of the so-called rules which led people to mortal dread about committing sins - such as the one you perceive are long since abandoned. Most interviewers will not even know of these silly issues and none will care or mark you down.
     


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