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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 11:10
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For good or bad, the blue shirt with contrasting white collar is pretty much associated in younger people with type A banker types. If that's the impression you want to give someone, then go with it. But realize that that impression may not be favorable in all settings.


i only rock that to the club. i leave it in the closet for interviews
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 12:06
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For good or bad, the blue shirt with contrasting white collar is pretty much associated in younger people with type A banker types. If that's the impression you want to give someone, then go with it. But realize that that impression may not be favorable in all settings.


i only rock that to the club. i leave it in the closet for interviews



I bet the collar is popped and you got sunglasses on too. Damn Yale boys 8-)
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 16:02
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Damn Yale boys 8-)


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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 19:20
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^^^ at least you'd give them a reason a smile for once :)


Oh, they are definitely smiling as they toss your resume into the trashcan. Buddy of mine who use to be involved in recruiting at a hedge fund said they literally print out all the resumes, put them in a stack, split the stack in half and dump one straight into the garbage.
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 19:50
^^You're right man, thats a tough industry to break into. I worked in entertainment and we would just print out resumes to laugh at them, i fell bad about it now, but you get caught up in it.
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2010, 10:26
hey!!!
thanks for the advice, it helped me a lot for my interview last week!!
got the job and i am happy with that!!!
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2010, 08:32
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^^^ at least you'd give them a reason a smile for once :)


Oh, they are definitely smiling as they toss your resume into the trashcan. Buddy of mine who use to be involved in recruiting at a hedge fund said they literally print out all the resumes, put them in a stack, split the stack in half and dump one straight into the garbage.


Wow, that is horrible! Although I understand the thought process of the recruiters, it sure is horrible for all of us applying! :?
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2010, 15:53
how about having the interview at Starbucks with an Alumni on Saturday morning? would you wear also business formal?
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 17:27
Dress to Impress, UBS Tells Staff
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 81042.html

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The UBS Dress Code: Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s
For women:
*Wear your jacket buttoned.
*When sitting, the buttons should be unfastened.
*Make sure to touch up hair regrowth regularly if you color your hair.

For men:
*Store your suit on a large hanger with rounded shoulders to preserve the shape of the garment.
*Schedule barber appointments every four weeks to maintain your haircut shape.

Don’ts
*Eating garlic and onions
*Smoking or spending time in smoke-filled places
*Wearing short-sleeved shirts or cuff links
*Wearing socks that are too short, showing your skin while sitting
*Allowing underwear to be seen
*Touching up perfume during or after lunch break
*Using tie knots that don’t match your face shape and/or body shape

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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2010, 11:41
I don't see the deal about cuff links, maybe at UBS they don't wan't to be seen as higher status as customer? And it's the first time I hear that a face or body shape will dictate your tie knot!
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 10:22
Yikes, forgot about pocket squares.

Linen, white, hand-rolled edges. TV fold. No crazy points and such. Again, for salesmen and pimps.
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 10:54
What about shirt with supporters ? I really like that James Bond style
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 11:31
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What about shirt with supporters ? I really like that James Bond style


Do you mean suspenders (braces) or sleeve garters? In either case, don't. Granted, you shouldn't be taking your jacket off anyway, so if you're a portly guy who for whom braces make more sense than a belt, then by all means, go ahead. Otherwise, play it safe and just wear a belt.

Sleeve garters, if they are part of your style, are cosplay. Just. Don't.
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 12:35
Yeah, I mean suspenders . Nope, I am like 5"10 65kg
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 12:40
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Yeah, I mean suspenders . Nope, I am like 5"10 65kg


If you're not taking your jacket of, it doesn't really matter, but you won't be wearing a belt, which might look weird to an interviewer who's not accustomed to seeing this.

If you do end up wearing them, please for the love of god don't wear the clip-ons. You should have buttons in your trouser waistband to attach proper braces to. Apologies if you already know this; you never know who you're talking to on these fori.
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 14:19
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Yikes, forgot about pocket squares.

Linen, white, hand-rolled edges. TV fold. No crazy points and such. Again, for salesmen and pimps.


Linen? Are you quite mad? Never linen. That is for a handkerchief not a pocket square.

Again this may be European specific, but silk is the only appropriate material and should ideally match the secondary colour of one's tie.

Walk into any magic circle (white shoe) corporate law firm or bulge bracket bank and loads of people from associate to partner will have a pocket square.

In any event, even in the 'States, it is far better to go without a pocket square then a linen one.


Yes. Linen. I realize that in the UK, preferences are different. For one, looking at all the stuff that the Jermyn St. shirtmakers sell, you realize that the English like their shirts a lot bolder, along with ties in heavy silk woven pattern, windsor knots, and pocket squares to complement that whole aesthetic.

In the US, a white linen pocket square is about as safe and versatile as you can get. Cotton/linen blends are great too.

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/200 ... -fold.html

The only thing I would add to ^^^ is that for an interview you should use a neat TV fold. Save the sprezzatura for when you actually have the job.

Please don't tell people to wear black suits. In the United States, you will look like a waiter. Maybe that's different in Europe. In the US, you do not wear a black suit in the daytime, ever, unless you are a waiter or driver or doorman or undertaker...you get the idea.
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Re: JB's Guide to Dressing & Interview Attire [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 14:52
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Even in the States it is still far better to go without a pocket square than cotton or linen. Linen is for handkerchiefs NOT pocket squares. Wear silk pocket squares (Aspinal, HN, Turnbull & Asser, G&H, E&R, and Drakes all do quality pocket squares) avoid linen like the plague. Perhaps you have never worn one or wear you work people had not been exposed to them overly, hence the linen error.

Again if you have ever been to London or even more so Paris, Milan, or Rome black suits are absolutely in style and if one has a well tailored suit, they will hardly look like a waiter. Perhaps the people who get mistaken for a waiter, etc. should actually invest in something other than cheap, off the rack nonsense. I can also speak to colleagues from the New York office of my old bank, and particularly from the more old money banks, well tailored black suits do make an appearance fairly regularly. This is a fallacy I've heard espoused by a few Americans, generally those who have never owned a tailored suit or are from the mid-west. One can always tell a quality suit and black, as long as it is good material, lends itself fantastically to the purpose.


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