- Sep 4, 2014
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Any of those is fine. Ideally, anything but black but you'll see plenty of male applicants wearing black.I wanted to get things straight before my interviews start. What is the most accepted interview attire?
Suit color: black, grey, navy, charcoal?
either is fine. If you have the build for "body (slim)" then go for it but classic is, well, classic, and that can be a good thing.Fit: body(slim) vs. classic?
If you typically wear an undershirt, wear one. Try to avoid a vee-neck as it will show up through your dress shirt in a way that a round neck will not.Undershirt and tie colors????
Sure. Just don't wear white shoes and belt. I think that used to be called a "full Cleveland". Not sure I've ever really noticed shoes and belt given the seating arrangements I have for interviews.Shoes and belt should match.
Agree with the above.
I recommend a dark navy blue suit if you will only have one, as it's the most versatile. Solid, no stripes. Two button. Medium styling ( i.e. not extremely narrow lapels or very high placed buttons, and not one of those skinny short suits. Those features will quickly go out of style.). Subtle pattern tie, blue or red. Black belt and shoes ( in Europe, brown is worn with blue, but not in the US ). Don't wear a watch; if you do, you may look at it, and that makes you appear bored.
Is it for any reason other than the typical US male is not as fashion conscious as his European counterparts?
#notallfaculty LOLThat's the reason.
I have specifically read that black shoes are preferred here, whereas specifically in England, it's brown shoes and belt with a blue suit.
I have never seen anyone wear brown shoes with a blue suit here, and personally I don't like the look, so I would never recommend it. It just doesn't look right to my eyes, even though I know it's correct, and it would undoubtedly look wrong to most interviewers. Either way, of course, it's not a big deal, but I would go with convention over what is technically correct. Perhaps if I were going to Europe with a blue suit I would consider brown shoes and belt.
Brown with blue is more appropriate and more visually pleasing
saks outlet or macys has workers in the suit section you can askHow do we know among the ideal color choices (charcoal, navy, gray) would look the best on us? Is there a place you can go on a budget, where they will literally just look at you and pick the suit thats going to make you look best? Can I get this advice online even?
This is a serious question.
I would like to wear cuff links with my suit. Is this going to be overdoing it?