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04 Feb 2011, 11:48
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Hi I would like to ask what kind of tie I should wear for a white shirt to the interview. Does it has to be a red with gray stripes?Thanks

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04 Feb 2011, 11:51
nicboy wrote:
Hi I would like to ask what kind of tie I should wear for a white shirt to the interview. Does it has to be a red with gray stripes?Thanks

yes.
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07 Feb 2011, 11:48
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Hi I would like to ask what kind of tie I should wear for a white shirt to the interview. Does it has to be a red with gray stripes?Thanks

youy should go with the tuxedo

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07 Feb 2011, 11:50
Why would there only be two allowable colors for a tie?
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07 Feb 2011, 12:22
i think grey with red stripes is the norm ... the stripes should be equally spaced too, else may god have mercy on you.

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07 Feb 2011, 12:23
And make damn sure it's red, and not burgundy or maroon.
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07 Feb 2011, 12:33
thats crazy, i've never read anything that says you have to wear a certain color tie, just keep it muted and not flashy or anything and you will be fine as long as you match haha

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07 Feb 2011, 12:36
actually, the tie needs to specifically be in the school's exact colors....if it is one shade off, you will be jeopardizing your interview

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07 Feb 2011, 12:38
haha you guys are scaring the crap out of this person

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07 Feb 2011, 12:38
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actually, the tie needs to specifically be in the school's exact colors....if it is one shade off, you will be jeopardizing your interview

what are hbs colors?
and Tuck?

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07 Feb 2011, 12:42
i believe hbs is burgandy and white.

tuck is green and white. i didn't apply to these schools so please don't take my word on the exact shades.

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07 Feb 2011, 12:44
mstapd wrote:
i believe hbs is burgandy and white.

tuck is green and white. i didn't apply to these schools so please don't take my word on the exact shades.

green and white tie must look funny

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07 Feb 2011, 12:46
since we're on the topic, can you guys help me to match my boxers to my suit? i'm having so much trouble trying to find a pattern that perfectly matches my tie so i might just go commando. your thoughts?

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07 Feb 2011, 12:50
barneystitson wrote:
since we're on the topic, can you guys help me to match my boxers to my suit? i'm having so much trouble trying to find a pattern that perfectly matches my tie so i might just go commando. your thoughts?

If you go commando, you'll definitely want a winter weight fabric for your suit. You could freeze your nuts off! (depending where your interview is I suppose...)

edit: I moved this to the Off-Topic forum.
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07 Feb 2011, 15:25
you do not even need to wear a tie - totally depends on who and where you have the meeting. but if you are going for business dress, just wear a conservative suit not necessarily certain colors.

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07 Feb 2011, 17:07
hoogets25 wrote:
you do not even need to wear a tie - totally depends on who and where you have the meeting. but if you are going for business dress, just wear a conservative suit not necessarily certain colors.

This. You want to show them that THEY should need YOU, and not vice versa. If you wear a suit it will show that you want the job too much. I'd suggest coming in a TAD bit hungover (not too much though) to really show that you don't need the job too much. It's like getting girls, if you care TOO much then they won't even want you at all.

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08 Feb 2011, 18:44
hoogets25 wrote:
you do not even need to wear a tie - totally depends on who and where you have the meeting. but if you are going for business dress, just wear a conservative suit not necessarily certain colors.

Of Course nobody wants to wear a tie, as someone says you don't even want to wear a suit to show you like the school so much, But is that true, I don't think you want to take the chance of not wearing a suit or tie.

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08 Feb 2011, 20:23
mstapd wrote:
i believe hbs is burgandy and white.

tuck is green and white. i didn't apply to these schools so please don't take my word on the exact shades.

This. OP I'd consult a color wheel; you don't want to get dinged for something as minor as kelly green vs forest.

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09 Feb 2011, 08:02
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Of Course nobody wants to wear a tie, as someone says you don't even want to wear a suit to show you like the school so much, But is that true, I don't think you want to take the chance of not wearing a suit or tie.

Generally, these interviews are supposed to be casual at best. T-shirt is acceptable if it's warm, but, if it's cold, I suggest one of those Russian hats and snow pants. It shows you're adaptable, which is really the point of the interview process.

Also, when in doubt, go with plaid.
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09 Feb 2011, 08:15
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Also, when in doubt, go with plaid.

words to live by right here.

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