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Zegna 15milmil15: too fancy for an interview suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pocketprotector, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. pocketprotector

    pocketprotector Active Member

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    Just bought this suit, a Zegna 15 mil mil 15 in charcoal, 2-button, pleated slacks.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250728253849

    So here's my concern: I wonder if I have bitten off more suit than I can chew. The idea was to buy a suit I can wear to interviews (I'm currently a law student) and of course special functions. But is there a chance it is TOO fine of a suit to wear to an interview? I'm in my 30's and live in Southern California (OC) and will be seeking an attorney position this summer. I want to avoid any "Who do you think you are?" reactions from potential employers, if that might be an issue.

    Thanks for your input!
     


  2. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Looks like a fine suit in conservative color. Why do you think it is too fancy?
     


  3. pocketprotector

    pocketprotector Active Member

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    Well, I mean the quality of the fabric. I want to impress, not be seen as flaunting.
     


  4. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

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    No one will really notice.
     


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    Guero Senior member

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    Well, I mean the quality of the fabric. I want to impress, not be seen as flaunting.

    As a recruiting partner at a very large firm who sees dozens of candidates every year, I can 100% guarantee you that no one will notice the "fineness" of the cloth on your suit. Good luck with the interview.
     


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    pocketprotector Active Member

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    That settles it for me, thank you very much!
     


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    VaderDave Senior member

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    As a recruiting partner at a very large firm who sees dozens of candidates every year, I can 100% guarantee you that no one will notice the "fineness" of the cloth on your suit. Good luck with the interview.

    Well, that was on point.
     


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    SpallaCamiccia Senior member

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    No one will really notice.

    +1

    We the users of this forum are a bit obssessive about things that normal people wouldn´t notice ever.
     


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    As a recruiting partner at a very large firm who sees dozens of candidates every year, I can 100% guarantee you that no one will notice the "fineness" of the cloth on your suit. Good luck with the interview.

    +1
    I recommend avoiding more noticeable components like cuff links, banker shirt and expensive watches. I once interviewed someone for a summer intern position and he was wearing a Daytona. That's one extra reason for me to not give him the job.
     


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    Just bought this suit, a Zegna 15 mil mil 15 in charcoal, 2-button, pleated slacks.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250728253849

    So here's my concern: I wonder if I have bitten off more suit than I can chew. The idea was to buy a suit I can wear to interviews (I'm currently a law student) and of course special functions. But is there a chance it is TOO fine of a suit to wear to an interview? I'm in my 30's and live in Southern California (OC) and will be seeking an attorney position this summer. I want to avoid any "Who do you think you are?" reactions from potential employers, if that might be an issue.

    Thanks for your input!


    Don't tailor it, easiest way to avoid the snobby look.
     


  11. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    Make sure to leave the tag on the sleeve. Otherwise they won't know its 15milmilmil15mil
     


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    I once interviewed someone for a summer intern position and he was wearing a Daytona. That's one extra reason for me to not give him the job.

    Really? That's a bit ridiculous.
     


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    +1
    I recommend avoiding more noticeable components like cuff links, banker shirt and expensive watches. I once interviewed someone for a summer intern position and he was wearing a Daytona. That's one extra reason for me to not give him the job.


    You mean the idea of being able to haze the intern by having him pay for everyone's lunch the first day and passing it off as "tradition" never crossed your mind?
     


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    I recommend avoiding more noticeable components like cuff links, banker shirt and expensive watches. I once interviewed someone for a summer intern position and he was wearing a Daytona. That's one extra reason for me to not give him the job.


    Just curious, what type of position were you hiring for?

    And what would you recommend as an alternative? No watch or a cheap-o?
     


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    Just curious, what type of position were you hiring for?

    And what would you recommend as an alternative? No watch or a cheap-o?


    One would suspect that "tasteful" would be the operative term.
     


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