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Hey folks,

I think there have been a number of in-depth posts about MBA interview attire, but thought I'd ask a couple of specific questions as I have interviews later this week at Kellogg and Indiana.

1.) I will be wearing a well-fitting suit that is a grayish navy/steel type of color, but more on the navy side. As far as shoes go, are light brown (British tan) oxfords acceptable for an interview? To be more specific, they are the Allen Edmonds "Strand." Or is this too bright/flashy? I have plain black shoes I can wear as a substitute if needed.

2.) Tie color. Is it tacky to wear a tie that matches the school color? i.e. for Kellogg wear a white shirt with a purple tie with simple dot pattern?

3.) I have a watch from a high-end brand but it is very simple. Should I leave this at home?

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Hey folks,

I think there have been a number of in-depth posts about MBA interview attire, but thought I'd ask a couple of specific questions as I have interviews later this week at Kellogg and Indiana.

1.) I will be wearing a well-fitting suit that is a grayish navy/steel type of color, but more on the navy side. As far as shoes go, are light brown (British tan) oxfords acceptable for an interview? To be more specific, they are the Allen Edmonds "Strand." Or is this too bright/flashy? I have plain black shoes I can wear as a substitute if needed.

2.) Tie color. Is it tacky to wear a tie that matches the school color? i.e. for Kellogg wear a white shirt with a purple tie with simple dot pattern?

3.) I have a watch from a high-end brand but it is very simple. Should I leave this at home?

Thanks!


Here's a detailed discussion on this topic... https://gmatclub.com/forum/jb-s-guide-t ... 01527.html

Hope that helps!
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New post 21 Feb 2017, 09:37
Hey buddy,

I was paying attention to your post regarding the attire and wondered what choice you made?

Did you go with the tan or the black shoe? Tie color? and watch or no?

Also, how did the interview go? Were the questions asked similar to those that you anticipated going in? Any curveballs? How did you gel with the interviewer?
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Hi, I think it's the same as with job interviews.
I would try not to be too different, but I don't think people necesarily wear corporate colors.
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New post 01 Mar 2017, 21:30
You def want to treat the MBA interview dress just like a job interview. Keep it simple and safe here
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New post 20 Jan 2018, 14:47
VeritasPrepDozie wrote:
You def want to treat the MBA interview dress just like a job interview. Keep it simple and safe here

Honestly, I attended a number of job interviews wearing business casual or something in b/w, like a suite but no tie, I don't think it was ever a factor...
What I read in a related topic scares me, are you serious about cliffs and leather sole shoes?
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