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

Postby Mattalones » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:38 pm

What was most surprising about this thread is finding out that people actually spend time thinking about the OPs questions ... what else? :lol:

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

Postby DoctorNick189 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:41 pm

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what do you see in those pockets?

i challenge you to find a more "conservative" men's shop (and before you post a link of the andover shop's selection, they're still selling tweed sportcoats on the website, and that's different)

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

Postby scionb4 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:43 pm

No, the person you'll be sitting down with is your interviewer, not your prom date.

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

Postby Mattalones » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:47 pm

This whole thread is wrong ... You are really thinking about weather or not to decorate your pocket. That is going to mess up your head. The more you think about things like attire, the more you trip out about being judged by someone. It will make your interview lame. Just show up doing it how you do best! That is the best state of mind for an interview [Period!!!]

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

Postby clintonius » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:48 pm

Personally, I'd go with an ascot.

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

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:51 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:http://jpressonline.com/suits_pressidential.php?page=all
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what do you see in those pockets?

i challenge you to find a more "conservative" men's shop (and before you post a link of the andover shop's selection, they're still selling tweed sportcoats on the website, and that's different)


Let me get this straight: Because a conservative clothing store sells pocket squares and has pictures on its website of suits with pocket squares that means that wearing a pocket square to a interview is considered "conservative" fashion?

This I believe is the logical fallacy Flaw of Division.

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

Postby Posner » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:02 pm

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

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:34 pm

Posner wrote:I'm shocked so many people think pocket squares are a good idea in an interview. Maybe there's an area of the country where this is the norm?

Maybe in the South, where they're always trying to turn the clock back 50 years or more. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:38 pm

I see nothing wrong with a plain white pocket square.

You guys seriously think something like this: --LinkRemoved-- is out of the question?

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

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:42 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I see nothing wrong with a plain white pocket square.

You guys seriously think something like this: --LinkRemoved-- is out of the question?

It depends. Are you trying to look like James Bond?

(For comparison: --LinkRemoved--)

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

Postby rando » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:45 pm

wow. this thread is shocking.

Upside... possibly you run into someone who says, "hmm that kid had a nice pocket square."

Middle ground... no one notices your damn hanky

Downside... "and that guy with good grades who might have had a shot... is a douche."

Considering it is an issue enough to actually be contentious... there is a good possibility you will interview someone who falls in that downside category

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

Postby HBK » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:56 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
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.


I also make a habit of bringing my own tumbler of single malt scotch, neat. I recommend Edradour our Isle of Jura.

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

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:39 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I see nothing wrong with a plain white pocket square.

You guys seriously think something like this: --LinkRemoved-- is out of the question?


Def out of the question.

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

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:57 am

Helmholtz wrote:I see nothing wrong with a plain white pocket square.

You guys seriously think something like this: --LinkRemoved-- is out of the question?



Agree with the first point, and I have the same question.

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

Postby Reinhardt » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:04 am

Don Draper wears a pocket square, and he's in fashion right now. If you go for one, make sure it's plain white, and flat like his and James Bond's.

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

Postby Kronk » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:08 am

D. H2Oman wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:I see nothing wrong with a plain white pocket square.

You guys seriously think something like this: --LinkRemoved-- is out of the question?



Agree with the first point, and I have the same question.


I actually know the answer to this but I'm interested in letting you ponder it.

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

Postby 174 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:12 am

I understand not wearing one to the interview, but what about after you get the job? Is it frowned upon to dress with personality? I'd rather not be stuck in a boring navy suit and white shirt forever.

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

Postby thomas85 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:17 am

Depends, If you want them to concentrate on your merits don't wear it. However, if you graduated from some TTT and have a couple of felony convictions than the square might help to distract them.

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

Postby lishi » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:I see nothing wrong with a plain white pocket square.

You guys seriously think something like this: --LinkRemoved-- is out of the question?



Agree with the first point, and I have the same question.


I actually know the answer to this but I'm interested in letting you ponder it.


If you know the answer Kronk, why don't you just tell everyone instead of hiding behind an anonymous feature when you don't need to?

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

Postby Posner » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:12 am

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

Postby jlnoa0915 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:23 am

I say throw in a monocle and you'll be set!
But actually there is really no way of telling without seeing the suit, but I would probably wait until after you got the job to wear it.

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

Postby theantiscalia » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:26 am

Is this seriously even a question? As somebody who wears a suit to work everyday, I can safely say that I have NEVER seen anybody wear a pocket square. And if I did, I'd make fun of them.

That said, I have seen several partners at my accounting firm (and some of my law firm clients) wear suspenders... which is a certain "don't do" for a young guy.

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

Postby TheBigMediocre » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:38 am

theantiscalia wrote:That said, I have seen several partners at my accounting firm (and some of my law firm clients) wear suspenders... which is a certain "don't do" for a young guy.


You don't get to rock the suspenders until you're a BSD. Consult Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis.

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

Postby HBK » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:38 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:
theantiscalia wrote:That said, I have seen several partners at my accounting firm (and some of my law firm clients) wear suspenders... which is a certain "don't do" for a young guy.


You don't get to rock the suspenders until you're a BSD. Consult Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis.


I've heard the same is true for colored shirts with white collars and french cuffs (in the office).

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

Postby quickquestionthanks » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:44 pm

If you regularly have a two martini lunch, then you can do what you want.




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