Tie By Tie 21 (Interviews)

With the navy suit, white shirt out I though it timely to talk a little about interview wear.

In an interview, I think that you are best off blending in and erring on the side of mediocrity (with regard to your garb that is) rather than standing out and making a statement.  Here is the time for your interviewer to be focused on what you have said and can do rather than what your clothing say.

That being the case, keep it nice and boring (please do not confuse ugly with boring).  Unless you know they all wear pocket squares then skip the square.  Even if they do wear squares then stay with white or light blue.  Thats why I shot the pics with a white linen square.  Additionally, a white shirt is an easy and safe way to go but you might be able to pull off a light (LIGHT, NOT DARK!!!!) blue shirt.

Here are three options in patterns that I believe are not too busy for an interview.

Square framed circles tie:

Interlocking circles pattern tie:

Soft Pin Dot Twill Tie:

Tomorrow I will show some stripes and another pattern veering slightly (thats the buzz word) away from blue.

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dots and Stripes

Grumble Grumble…Again I have to resort to pulling requests off the search box queries. Sheesh…

Anyway, here goes:

I like this combination.  Some will tell you that stripes with stripes is a no go.  Here is gets pulled off quite well IMO.  According to Flusser one can get away with the same patterns (in this case stripes) when the stripes vary in size.  This ensemble bolsters that opinion.  That being said I would NOT put a stripe tie no matter what the width of the stripe is.  Thats being radical.

The Tie, The Shirt , Square and The Suit.

Smaller dots are still OK as in this tie.


And for something different but rather nice try a complete contrast to the shirt as in this Tie. which is matched with this square to give it a different twist.

Navy Suit/Pink Shirt

Customer wanted to match a light pink shirt/Navy Suit with the tie pictured. I hesitated on that tie due to the twill nature of it Its a lightish weight) but its the nicest of the pin dots that I have currently so I say yes. The other pin dots that I had were too muted. Of course options for the Blue Suit, pink Skirt combo are numerous.

Published in: on June 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm  Comments (2)  
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The Conservative Law Interview Round 2

More Royal Colors, Less Light Blue. I get it.

(personally I would go with the last one in this post.)

Published in: on January 21, 2008 at 5:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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