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# Guide to Recruiting and Schmoozing - Part 2 - What to wear

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08 Jan 2008, 06:39
Kudos sent for A+ use of "codpiece".
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08 Jan 2008, 13:07
Great tips. I would also recommend looking at this for examples. http://askandyaboutclothes.com/WWW/WWW/Job%20Interviewing.htm
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08 Jan 2008, 17:22
pelihu wrote:
For business school interviews, a brown suit would probably be OK. I didn't get the sense that admissions people cared at all.

One more thing I forgot to mention about ties - a tie should be long enough so the tip touches your belt while you are standing relaxed. If you tie your tie too short and only runs part-way down your belly, it make you look like a clown. If your tie is too long, it looks silly like a codpiece and becomes totally unmanageable when you sit down. Also, I didn't think to mention it because it should be pretty obvious, but don't wear skinny ties or fish ties or ties with ridiculous logos.

I own a pencil thin white tie - aka pimp tie, and a big fat tie with pool balls on it.
Are they appropriate?
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14 Jan 2008, 17:10
pelihu wrote:
Your socks should be black. Really black. In fact, if your socks are faded from washing, get some new black socks. They should go far enough up your calves so that when you sit down and your pants ride up a little, you do not bear any skin. Black, long, that's it. No more talk about socks.

Socks should always match your pants. If you're wearing a navy suit and black socks, you'll look strange.
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14 Jan 2008, 20:34
casbroker wrote:
pelihu wrote:
Your socks should be black. Really black. In fact, if your socks are faded from washing, get some new black socks. They should go far enough up your calves so that when you sit down and your pants ride up a little, you do not bear any skin. Black, long, that's it. No more talk about socks.

Socks should always match your pants. If you're wearing a navy suit and black socks, you'll look strange.

pretty sure thats the rule of thumb.
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14 Jan 2008, 20:37
casbroker wrote:
Socks should always match your pants. If you're wearing a navy suit and black socks, you'll look strange.

Haha...that seems to vary a bit across continents it seems. I grew up learning the role that your socks should match the color of your shoes, which in turn should match the color of your belt.
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14 Jan 2008, 21:30
just don't wear socks shoes or a belt .. problem solved
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14 Jan 2008, 23:50
goes to show that these "rules" vary by location and industry.
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15 Jan 2008, 06:29
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pelihu wrote:
For business school interviews, a brown suit would probably be OK. I didn't get the sense that admissions people cared at all.

One more thing I forgot to mention about ties - a tie should be long enough so the tip touches your belt while you are standing relaxed. If you tie your tie too short and only runs part-way down your belly, it make you look like a clown. If your tie is too long, it looks silly like a codpiece and becomes totally unmanageable when you sit down. Also, I didn't think to mention it because it should be pretty obvious, but don't wear skinny ties or fish ties or ties with ridiculous logos.

I own a pencil thin white tie - aka pimp tie, and a big fat tie with pool balls on it.
Are they appropriate?

Yes, but I think prostitution, albeit a profitable business I am sure, is illegal in most parts of the U.S. Just in case your planning the P I M P career there.
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15 Jan 2008, 06:43
togafoot wrote:
I own a pencil thin white tie - aka pimp tie, and a big fat tie with pool balls on it.
Are they appropriate?

Sorry, to interview with my company, your tie must be black and have some sort of flame on it - reminiscent of the 1950s.

We also prefer leather jacks with gang insignias on the back as opposed to the casual jacket.
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15 Jan 2008, 06:46
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togafoot wrote:
I own a pencil thin white tie - aka pimp tie, and a big fat tie with pool balls on it.
Are they appropriate?

Sorry, to interview with my company, your tie must be black and have some sort of flame on it - reminiscent of the 1950s.

We also prefer leather jacks with gang insignias on the back as opposed to the casual jacket.

Awesome, so my plan to get a skull tattooed on my right backhand will actually enhance my chances of admittance to your company?
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15 Jan 2008, 07:16
Technically, socks should be darker than your suit, and lighter than your shoes. For interviews, your suit should be the darkest shade of navy blue (which looks black under most lighting) or charcoal gray. If you can find a shade between these and your black shoes (you're going to be wearing black shoes aren't you?), then go for it. For the purposes of interviewing, black socks works best, because there just aren't many shades between navy blue and black.
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15 Jan 2008, 08:37
You pretty much have to wear black shoes, preferably cap-toes, but I hate black shoes with a navy suit. In anything but an interview setting, I wear merlot cap-toes.
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15 Jan 2008, 12:30
can anyone provide links to pictures of wing tips and cap toes? I tried a google and wikipedia search and am still a little confused... thanks!
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15 Jan 2008, 13:13
That's the captoe.

Wingtip.

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15 Jan 2008, 14:02
thanks Strategery, but the images did not get loaded?
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They work for me. I will link directly to the shoes on the Allen-Edmonds site.

Park Avenue captoe

McClain wingtip
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Oh! so it's the pattern that defines it, not the shape of the tip, right?

hrm... most of my shoes have the "flat" tip (not round like the pictures) and the style is not capped nor winged. It has two parallel seams on the two sides of each shoe... I wonder what those are called and how formal they are.
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15 Jan 2008, 19:22
Right. You could have a squared or chiseled tip on a cap-toe...you often see that from Italian designers like Santoni or Mantellassi.

Seams on each side? Sounds like a bicycle toe to me. If you could upload a picture or find one online I could tell you for sure.
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15 Jan 2008, 19:38
Hey I have a pair of those Allen Edmonds wingtips. Actually are very comfortable for dress shoes and extremely well constructed. I need another pair of dress shoes to replace my plain old black ones which have seen better days.
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