Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

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Pocket Square or no Pocket Square?

Rock the pocket square
40
26%
Leave it at home
112
74%
 
Total votes: 152

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McBean
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Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby McBean » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:17 pm

Vote

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Tanicius
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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Tanicius » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:19 pm

No. Awful. Especially if it's the exact same design as the tie.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:21 pm

From my non-lawyer insurance ivory tower, my vote is definitely not

I had a guy come in who hung his sunglasses out of his suit jacket though, that would be worse

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Boba Fett » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:25 pm

Yes, but only if you take it out and blow a soppy ball of snot into it mid-interview.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:03 pm

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:05 pm

yes. you're not dressed unless you have a pocket square.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Oblomov » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:07 pm

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby ausoccer19 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:12 pm

Yes, but only if its a simple white "Don Draper" style pocket square, only about a 1/2 inch showing. Nothing flashy, just classy, especially with a darker gray/charcoal suit. Make sure its crisp and angular, it is a pocket SQUARE after all.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby ausoccer19 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:18 pm

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby FLS08 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:59 pm

I'd say no, unless you are at least 35 years old.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby blueshirt » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:07 pm

Yes, it is essential. But do not use same color as your tie. White folded like the Mad Men picture above would be fine.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:08 pm

Where's the option for "Throw it AWAY!"

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:13 pm

ausoccer19 wrote:Yes, but only if its a simple white "Don Draper" style pocket square, only about a 1/2 inch showing. Nothing flashy, just classy, especially with a darker gray/charcoal suit. Make sure its crisp and angular, it is a pocket SQUARE after all.

Sure, if you're applying for a job on the set of Mad Men.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby BlueCivic » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:14 pm

It's hard for me to believe that anyone who voted yes has ever held a real job.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Posner » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:15 pm

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:16 pm

Posner wrote:Always opt for conservative style. You want to be judged on your merits, not your clothes.

Finally, something we can agree on!

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby GeePee » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:17 pm

Hell no. Be conservative and look good with the minimal possible amount of accessories. You can still be stylish with nice clothes, but this is an interview where you want to be evaluated on your achievements, not your pocket square.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:22 pm

pocket square = conservative

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby GeePee » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:24 pm

When you're in an industry where you think twice before wearing a non-white shirt to an interview, then pocket squares are not so conservative.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby kinch » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:25 pm

I'm a big fan of pocket squares, but DON'T wear it for an interview.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby Zoomba200 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:26 pm

ausoccer19 wrote:Yes, but only if its a simple white "Don Draper" style pocket square, only about a 1/2 inch showing. Nothing flashy, just classy, especially with a darker gray/charcoal suit. Make sure its crisp and angular, it is a pocket SQUARE after all.


This is the reason you should NOT wear a pocket square. Everyone will think you are trying to BE Don Draper.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby aussie3b » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:27 pm

Absolutely NO upside in wearing a pocket square. Nuff said.

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:31 pm

This isn't a fashion show. Do not wear a pocket square to a job interview.

Ask yourself this: Can it help? Answer: No Can it hurt? Answer: Yes

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby underachiever » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:32 pm

NO!!!

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Re: Quick Poll - Pocket Square for a job interview or no?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:36 pm

I think certain guys can pull it off very well. Don Draper or Jay Wright, the head basketball coach of Villanova.

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But, if you're asking other people what they think about it you're probably not one of those guys. In which case you will end up looking like a tool. FWIW I'm the opposite of one of those guys.




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