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Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:50 pm

dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?
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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to where?

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?

Jacket or blazer, but no tie.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:10 pm

Business casual is a weird, broad term. It can be include anything from a blazer, to slacks to a polo, to a long-sleeve Oxford with slacks. I even worked in a place (Fortune 40 company) that said "business casual" and they allowed for golf shorts in their non-headquarters building.

I'd say for a business casual interview, I'd try to be on the more "dressier" end of Biz Cas. For business casual on the "dressed up" side, I'd wear a suit with no tie (Barack Obama style).

Maybe ask your Career Services office? This is the kind of thing that CSOs are usually helpful for.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby CG614 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:12 pm

I'd wear something business casual.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:14 pm

CG614 wrote:I'd wear something business casual.


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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby chitown825 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:28 pm

It's a trap. Wear a suit.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:30 pm

chitown825 wrote:It's a trap. Wear a suit.


I think what you mean is:
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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?


No. You should wear dress shirt, slacks, tie, and sports coat or blazer - this will certainly meet or exceed their expectations of business casual. Its always better to be better dressed than you need to be rather than underdressed.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby PKSebben » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:10 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?


No. You should wear dress shirt, slacks, tie, and sports coat or blazer - this will certainly meet or exceed their expectations of business casual. Its always better to be better dressed than you need to be rather than underdressed.



I agree with this.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby TommyK » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:16 pm

PKSebben wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?


No. You should wear dress shirt, slacks, tie, and sports coat or blazer - this will certainly meet or exceed their expectations of business casual. Its always better to be better dressed than you need to be rather than underdressed.



I agree with this.


Fallacy of the excluded middle. Yes, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed, but you know what's better than being overdressed? Appropriately dressed.

In no world is the above description considered business casual. Go with a nice button-down shirt, slacks, and a belt. I like throwing on a blazer, but I like blazers for fashion reasons.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:17 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?


No. You should wear dress shirt, slacks, tie, and sports coat or blazer - this will certainly meet or exceed their expectations of business casual. Its always better to be better dressed than you need to be rather than underdressed.

Not really. If they say business casual and you show up wearing a tie that means you either didn't read the email/listened to their instructions or you're SUPER stuffy. If you're lucky the first person that sees might mention that you didn't need the tie and you can take it off, but if not you might come off looking poorly.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby TommyK » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?


Also, why anonymous?

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:18 pm

TommyK wrote:
PKSebben wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, no tie, no jacket?


No. You should wear dress shirt, slacks, tie, and sports coat or blazer - this will certainly meet or exceed their expectations of business casual. Its always better to be better dressed than you need to be rather than underdressed.



I agree with this.


Fallacy of the excluded middle. Yes, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed, but you know what's better than being overdressed? Appropriately dressed.

In no world is the above description considered business casual. Go with a nice button-down shirt, slacks, and a belt. I like throwing on a blazer, but I like blazers for fashion reasons.


+1. Especially if they outright said, "Dress is business casual" or "Please wear business casual attire." Showing up rocking the full suit and tie is not really following instructions.

Being appropriately dressed is always credited, and they did not tell him to go with full on business formal.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:49 pm

OP here. This is anonymous because this is probably the only firm at my school's OCI with this dress code so it would out me as having a CB with the firm.

It's going to be hot as hell where I'm interviewing so I'm not going to wear a blazer. Is this a faux paus? I'll wear a long-sleeved shirt, but I have a feeling the partners interviewing me will look at me like I'm retarded if I wear a jacket or blazer.

What I'll wear: blue shirt, black slacks and shoes, black belt, superman underwear

edit: and, of course, black socks
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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby rcb5142 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:51 pm

Do not wear a tie. Dress shoes, pants, shirt - a jacket is studly but not required.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. This is anonymous because this is probably the only firm at my school's OCI with this dress code so it would out me as having a CB with the firm.

It's going to be hot as hell where I'm interviewing so I'm not going to wear a blazer. Is this a faux paus? I'll wear a long-sleeved shirt, but I have a feeling the partners interviewing me will look at me like I'm retarded if I wear a jacket or blazer.

What I'll wear: blue shirt, black slacks and shoes, black belt, superman underwear

edit: and, of course, black socks


I'm in the same boat, and yeah, it's such a rare thing that I'd like to stay anonymous too.

I would go with dark brown, olive, or gray/charcoal pants versus jet-black, since you don't want it to look like you're going to a club later.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here. This is anonymous because this is probably the only firm at my school's OCI with this dress code so it would out me as having a CB with the firm.

It's going to be hot as hell where I'm interviewing so I'm not going to wear a blazer. Is this a faux paus? I'll wear a long-sleeved shirt, but I have a feeling the partners interviewing me will look at me like I'm retarded if I wear a jacket or blazer.

What I'll wear: blue shirt, black slacks and shoes, black belt, superman underwear

edit: and, of course, black socks


I'm in the same boat, and yeah, it's such a rare thing that I'd like to stay anonymous too.

I would go with dark brown, olive, or gray/charcoal pants versus jet-black, since you don't want it to look like you're going to a club later.


but keep the black shoes?

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What I'll wear: blue shirt, black slacks and shoes, black belt, superman underwear


Assuming you mean blue dress shirt, yes, but I would still recommend taking a jacket or blazer with you. If you see everyone else isn't wearing one you can just take it off, but if everyone IS wearing a jacket and you're not you'll look like a doofus.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:26 pm

Action Jackson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What I'll wear: blue shirt, black slacks and shoes, black belt, superman underwear


Assuming you mean blue dress shirt, yes, but I would still recommend taking a jacket or blazer with you. If you see everyone else isn't wearing one you can just take it off, but if everyone IS wearing a jacket and you're not you'll look like a doofus.


Yes. I meant a blue dress shirt.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Action Jackson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What I'll wear: blue shirt, black slacks and shoes, black belt, superman underwear


Assuming you mean blue dress shirt, yes, but I would still recommend taking a jacket or blazer with you. If you see everyone else isn't wearing one you can just take it off, but if everyone IS wearing a jacket and you're not you'll look like a doofus.


Yes. I meant a blue dress shirt.

Just checking, because some people seem to think business casual means polo shirts.

Otherwise, sounds good. Good luck.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby Renzo » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:13 pm

1. Put on a suit

2. Pretend you just got out of work, and you're going to meet the guys for a beer, but you don't have time to change

3. Remove the amount of clothing you feel would be appropriate for such an occasion

4. There! You're business casual!

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:15 pm

bus cas does mean polo, at some places. Not for this interview though.

Slacks, dress shirt w/o tie, blazer is pretty much the only credited response here.

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Re: Firm told me to wear business casual to a CB. What to wear?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:16 pm

Renzo wrote:1. Put on a suit

2. Pretend you just got out of work, and you're going to meet the guys for a beer, but you don't have time to change

3. Remove the amount of clothing you feel would be appropriate for such an occasion

4. There! You're business casual!


No. Wearing a full suit without a tie just looks hokey. Bus cas = non-"suited" pants/jacket.




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