How to Nail Your Interview Look
If there’s one question we get around Black Lapel a lot, it’s “What are the best suits for men to wear for a job interview?” In the past we showed you how to play it safe with a charcoal suit. We stand by that advice for guys interviewing for jobs where doing things “by the book” is a good quality (read: any field where you handle large sums of other people’s money like banking, real estate, accounting, etc.).
But what about men pursuing other kinds of jobs in fields like, say, marketing, communications, the arts or nonprofit work? What about the jobs where “creative” is preferable to “conservative” and a dark gray suit is associated with stuffiness? How do you loosen up your interview suit look without breaking the unwritten rules of interviews?
We know you love to rock a fly suit (you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t), but what follows is not a scheme to dazzle a potential employer with your style acumen. Neither is this a guide to dull dressing that will not offend but is completely unremarkable. What follows are smart looks for all types of jobs.
3 Looks for 3 Different Job Types
DO . . .
DON’TS . . .
Do make sure your shirt is clean and pressed, no one likes to see sweat stains in and around the collar.
Do wear modest colors- you don’t want to seem like you’re all about frills.
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