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Zegna 15milmil15: too fancy for an interview suit?

pocketprotector

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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!
 

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

pocketprotector

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

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No one will really notice.
 

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Originally Posted by pocketprotector
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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Originally Posted by Guero
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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Originally Posted by Master Shake
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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Originally Posted by Guero
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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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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Originally Posted by pocketprotector
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.
 

pebblegrain

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

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Originally Posted by changy
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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Originally Posted by changy
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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.


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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Originally Posted by changy
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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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Originally Posted by spider52
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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