What to Wear to an Interview, from Be Dapper.

Be Dapper,  a men’s fashion blog focused on timeless clothing and style, shares priceless advice on interview attire.  The fundamentals of a great interview look are these: proper color, simple accessories, and thorough preparation. Check out our excerpt below.

Leave the Black Suit at Home

First off, always wear a suit.  Always.  Even if the workplace is casual or the job is not in an office environment, no interviewer is going to look down on the fact that you dressed well.  However, showing up in slacks and a button up with no tie might send the wrong impression or not be appropriate for that position.  Moving on: black suits are great, they are bold without even expressly being so and work with a variety of colors and patterns.  However, your black suit is not your interview suit, not even your business suit.  Save your black suit for evenings out or dinner parties.  For an interview, you should be wearing a navy or charcoal suit.  I recommend navy, as it displays a refined level of style sense and professionalism.  Keep it single breasted, with a notch lapel and preferably two buttons. Patterns, if any, should be subtle.

Navy Suit with Brown Shoes | Freshly Educated Men

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2 Comments on “What to Wear to an Interview, from Be Dapper.”

  1. August 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    I would agree with the manbag comment Nick, I’d be leaving that in the car when I arrive. However I think the cut of the suit is perfect. I tend to prefer shorter cuts on my jackets and I don’t think someone would have a hard time being taken seriously when wearing a suit cut as the one pictured is.

    I might lose the pocket square as well, or at least change it to a crisp, white version instead. Thanks for your input!

  2. August 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    The gentleman in the photo is dressed very elegantly , furthermore he is extremely stylish.
    However, unless he is interviewing with a fashion magazine or for a design position at some haute couture house, he might find it challenging to be taken serious by most other people.

    The manbag,whilst gorgeous, is a little bit too small for a first time impression and the jacket, in spite of the fact that it is perfectly fit on this young man frame, is excessively short.

    Lastly, i fully agree with blue navy as a better color for first time interviews, however i would recommend a slightly more conservative cut, for a first time job interview.

    Sincerely,
    Nick
    PS love those shoes!!!

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