Which Interview Outfit Is Better? With PICS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by plei89, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. f-tard

    f-tard Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, stay away from the FC and too many accessories. The boss doesn't like it when you dress better than him/her.
     


  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    i interviewed candidates last week for our technical services firm.

    today i cant remember what anybody wore - good or bad - nor did i notice it during the interview. wasnt a factor when i passed grades at the end of the day

    a white tv fold wouldnt kill anybody. more than 1 accessories would raise an eyebrow. bracelets? dont get me started....
     


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    So clothing matters not ... but accessories do, interesting point of view. Any particular reason? Just curious.

    The day after I certainly won't remember what someone wore but I do make notes if someone is outside the desired 'norm.' Examples: too fashion forward, poorly dressed, bad grooming.

    I doubt the OP will be outside the norm.
     
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  4. nishan22

    nishan22 Active Member

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    Hold-on. What is the interview for?
     


  5. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I like the first fit better, but I don't see anything terrible wrong with the second fit either.
    Personally, I wouldn't wear a TC, PS, or cufflinks, but it looks fine on you.
    Good Luck!
     


  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Replace the shirt with a RLPL white pinpoint Oxford and the tie with something Light blue and I'm on board with it.

    Tie a four in hand knot and ditch the tie clip for this.
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

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    Nope - accessories do not matter in a *material* way. What I meant to convey was, with a dragonfly cufflinks and a shiny collar bar I'd look at you askance (maybe even physically raise an eyebrow) ... like I would if you had a huge mole or something else visually distracting. But it wouldnt be the basis for a hire/fire.

    There was a person there with the best fitting suit on, whose graduate work was the most in-line with our business. But unfortunately, as nice as he was, he didn't have the best personality to mesh with our group and our clients (compared to the other candidates)....
     


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    Understood. If the talent is there ... and one's appearance isn't oddly disconcerting ... the personality mesh is 90% of the deal.
     


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    Why does it have to be purple label?
     


  10. ter1413

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    3rd this^^^.
    no tie bar and links...
     


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    see page 1, post 1.
     


  12. Blackhood

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    Speaking from an entirely UK point of view.

    Always wear Double Cuffs! Barrel cuffs are for casual wear or low-level managers. This is clearly a cultural issue.

    The red tie.
    Red is an aggressive colour and one I wouldn't choose for a first round interview. It says "look at me" while embodying all the connotations of red (danger, stop etc.). Blues or yellows are preferable.

    If the tie is non-negotiable I would choose the blue shirt. Essentially it reduces the stark quality of the red. The tie is bolder than the shirt, not everything else in the room. With a white shirt red is the dominant colour, with the blue it is simply the most bold. this is a better choice.

    As I say, this is only the opinion of a UK dweller, I can't state how different opinion appear to be over the pond!

    Good luck with the interview!

    Edit: Upon further though, keep the accessories. They add to the "detail oriented" thing you put on your CV. (Because everyone ever has put that on their CV)
     
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  13. atila

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    I agree with the above post about the blue looking better with the outfit. It minimizes the boldness of the red tie and makes your overall outfit more pleasing to the eye.

    I personally never wear tie bar's and the FC on that shirt has yours sticking out way too much for my taste.
     


  14. Manfred Freitag

    Manfred Freitag Well-Known Member

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    Speaking as someone who interviews professionals and hires them for a living. . .

    Pressed, prepared, and professional is about 1000x more important than cuffs / no cuffs, tie bar, etc. I am going to DQ you on the answers to your questions or whether you generally present like someone who belongs with my high-value clients. NOT on whether you wore french cuffs.
     


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    As one who is both American & British (and Swiss to boot, not that it matters), I understand what you are saying ... but NOT in America. A two button cuff is often held up to be elitist.

    But still, I stand by what I said above:

     
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