Were you planning on wearing a Christina like top too? I would like to really see that at an interview, it would be priceless. I would start pulling out my dollar bills and go !Originally posted by PrincessCKNY
LOL! I was planning on wearing the shortest skirt possible. (Think: Christina Aguilera)
Seriously though, maybe button one button? Nice compromise I guess.
The real "rule" actually has more to do with the jacket and the lapel make-up than simply "leave bottom button undone." but it's probably overkill for interview purposes. In general, just leave the bottom button undone always.I always thought that for men, the professional look was to button all the buttons on the jacket execpt the bottom button, which you leave open. Ask any suit salesperson, business person, or just look in some magazines or department store advertisements. Also, I almost never saw anyone at an interview with a completely open suit jacket. Always just like I described above, with the bottom button open and all others above it closed.
the origin goes as such:Confused girl here. I noticed on my interviewers that the guys button all of their jacket except for the buttons below their waistline. Why??? Just curious because it was EVERY guy.
Nope, for a man with a two button suit: Whenever you are standing it should be buttoned. Buttoned means the top button only--NEVER the bottom button. When you sit you unbutton the coat. Three buttons has more complicated rules as to which buttons should be buttoned, I don't actually know them. I'm not sure of the convention for a woman's suit.Are we talking men's or women's suits, here? For men, definitely unbuttoned. For women, depends on the suit.
Same here, I just leave it unbuttoned whether I'm standing or sitting. I doubt it will have any impact on your decision either way. Just do whatever makes you more comfortable.I didn't button a single button at any of my interviews. It always gave me the impression of uptightedness to have your suit wrapped around you like a cocoon.
Possible, but I can't imagine that flipping you from the accept to reject pile or anything, lol. That just seems incredibly nit-picky to me if that were the case.the way i see it, if your suit is unbuttoned ALL THE TIME, this shows that you're getting too comfy and unprofessional. But that's just me. haha
Meh. It's just proper style, but yeah I guess it is nitpicky. I'm sure it won't affect your interview if you don't button it up, but I think it shows that you know how to dress. Suits are made to be worn that way.Possible, but I can't imagine that flipping you from the accept to reject pile or anything, lol. That just seems incredibly nit-picky to me if that were the case.
Shrugs, if I get a rejection from one of my interviews and I call to ask why and they tell me it's because my suit jacket wasn't properly buttoned, then I'll start to worry about things like that.Unless seated, your jacket should be buttoned, usually all but the bottom button.
When seated, your jacket should be unbuttoned - pay attention to how the middle of your jacket either bunches, if you're slender, or is strained, if you're not. When you stand, a suit jacket, unlike other jackets, isn't tailored to be worn unbuttoned.
To the extent that you are interviewing for a job, one in which you will be constantly evaluated based upon the character you present, you should pay attention to how others perceive you. People who wear suits often will typically know how a suit should be worn, and people who don't, but spend a lot of time evaluating other people (interviewing, assessing) will at least recognize well-kempt vs. overly-casual.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to dress professionally. I mean, there has to be some place to talk about the little things.This thread is as ridiculous as those "Is it OK to use contractions in your personal statement?" threads. FYI I used contractions liberally and I have interviews at Harvard and Hopkins. ADCOMS aren't going to reject you for not buttoning your jacket. Worry about more important things like learning about the school and being aware of current issues in medicine.
I didn't button a single button at any of my interviews. It always gave me the impression of uptightedness to have your suit wrapped around you like a cocoon.
http://suitupp.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/should-i-button-up-my-suit/Personally, I like my suit buttoned. It gives a more slick look. With that said, only your facial expressions and body language will show if you're uptight or not.
That's not all that strange. Your tie should come to about the first 1/3 to 1/2 of your belt. Depending on the cut of the suit, the way you're moving, etc, if you don't button the bottom button, there's a chance the tie will show a little bit. Now if his tie was hanging down in front of his fly, that's a different story...Also at my last interview this one kid had his suit buttoned with the bottom button unbuttoned and his tie was showing from the bottom....he looked like a complete clown and looked very uncomfortable in the suit.
Haha I dunno man. If I saw a guy wearing a suit where his tie was protruding from the helm of his coat...I'd probably laugh. So would the interviewer, at least in his head. Gosh that's a nightmare.That's not all that strange. Your tie should come to about the first 1/3 to 1/2 of your belt. Depending on the cut of the suit, the way you're moving, etc, if you don't button the bottom button, there's a chance the tie will show a little bit. Now if his tie was hanging down in front of his fly, that's a different story...
A well fitted suit can actually be very comfortable.Haha I dunno man. If I saw a guy wearing a suit where his tie was protruding from the helm of his coat...I'd probably laugh. So would the interviewer, at least in his head. Gosh that's a nightmare.
If anything - wearing a suit from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. was one of the most uncomfortable things I've ever had to do. Did anyone else have a perpetual wedgie the entire day? Seriously - no amount of adjustment on my part solved the problem. Well I suppose I realize now that wearing a suit all the time pretty much amounts to the feeling of having a stick up your posterior...and possibly contributes to some of the behavior that we see from our lovely corporate overlords.