So you just purchased an incredible tie, perhaps the pièce de résistance of your collection. You want to show it off in your upcoming interview so you wear it with your prized blazer, glen check trousers, and an equally stunning pocket square.
If you were looking to showcase your newest tie you’ve done exactly the opposite. By surrounding it with other equally impressive items attention was drawn away from your tie. You’ve also likely overdressed for the job interview. The last thing most employers are looking for is someone eccentric. Why does showing off a tie matter so much? Sure, showing off just for fun is great once in a while yet there are good reasons to do so as well.
Take this outfit, I suggest wearing something like this to a job interview. You don’t want to be too flashy, however, you do want to be noticed and remembered. Framing a beautifully designed tie such as the one pictured (from Brioni) draws attention to your face and also ads sophistication to your attire. You want an interviewer to remember your face. At the end of the day you want to be foremost in their mind.
The cotton pocket square is a solid color also used in the tie. Pocket squares add class yet there are times you do not want them to garner all of the attention. The suit is custom made in a light grey. It fits great yet is not overpowering or out of place for an interview. Navy or grey are the two best suiting colors for interviews. Don’t wear black unless you’re interviewing at a morgue.
Covering my feet are incredibly light and comfortable wool chukkas from Thomas Dean. In an interview the last thing I want to be is uncomfortable and I could walk in these all day and barely notice I am wearing them.
I will be writing more very soon on dressing properly for job interviews so stay tuned if you’re on the hunt.
Stay true to yourself. Be kind to others. Define your own style.