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The Interview Suit – everyone needs
one at some point. Just what is the interview suit? We
often hear questions from customers, “Can it be
a tan suit?”, “Can I wear a 4-button suit?”
or statements like, “I’m interviewing for a
marketing position so I can wear any suit I want”.
A month later they are more willing to take our advice.
While the standards of each work place differ and
what you are expected to wear in a job function will
change from job to job, choose one of these to be most
• Solid Navy Blue suit
• Solid Charcoal Grey suit
• Navy pinstripe suit
• Charcoal pinstripe suit
From brands like: Hickey Freeman, DKNY, Calvin Kein and more...
Let’s review the goal of the interview suit – to
get the job - period. You might not wear this suit
again (although you probably will), you don’t
have to love the suit. Ensure success and wear it to
your interview anyhow!
Why does this suit need to stay so basic? When you are
interviewing your goal is to be heard and be accepted
as competent in your field. Any other suit will detract
from you or your message. You don’t want your interviewer
staring at that high fashion, cutting edge suit, you
want the interviewer focusing on you and what you have
Buy the best suit you can afford – nothing
enhances the quality of your words, your presence, and
your authority like the image you present before you
start speaking. A Salvation Army suit doesn’t say
proficient like a fresh, properly fitted suit.
The blue suits are warmer and will present you as
friendlier; the grey suits as more professional.
Lastly, don’t forget a trenchcoat for your job
interview wardrobe. Imagine getting dressed in the morning
and realizing you have no protection against the rainstorm
that just started – and arriving at your appointment
a tad damp (or much worse). Trenchcoats are an excellent
and versatile investment.
Naturally, we have many appropriate navy, charcoal,
navy pinstripe and charcoal pinstripe suits to choose
from. Bottom line is you want them to remember you not your suit. Call us and we'll get you the right suit to ace your interview!