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How boring to look for interviews?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:52 pm

Is it seriously just all grey/charcoal/blue suits and white/light blue shirts and boring ties?

Or can you get away with dark blue, red, green, or purple shirts as long as it looks good?

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:08 pm

the advice around here isn't rooted in some secret code that law students are supposed to guess at. It's based on the idea that you don't want your clothes to matter either way. Hiring partners are unlikely to be impressed by a sharp dresser (though they may be turned off by a poor one), so why risk coming off looking like an NBA lottery pick? Dress as conservatively as possible without coming across as a fuddy-duddy. Standing out in your dress, at the absolute most, helps you negligibly and can very likely hurt you if you rub someone the wrong way, so why risk it?

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby sambeber » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:dark blue, red, green, or purple shirts as long as it looks good?


Pics or it didn't happen.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:44 pm

I saw some people dressed like this at my OCI and they all looked awful. They probably also thought they could pull it off because they'd make it "look good."

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Or can you get away with dark blue, red, green, or purple shirts as long as it looks good?


For the love of God. People thinking that dark blue, red, green, or purple shirts might look good is the reason we advise people to wear bland colors.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby El_Sol » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:55 pm

Unless you look like Harvey Spector or the guy from White Collar in a suit, wear a boring color and just focus on improving your interviewing skills instead.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby clone22 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Do it. You want the hiring partners to remember you. How else will you stand out from a bunch of students with nearly the same grades?

any attention you attract is better than no attention at all.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:03 pm

El_Sol wrote:Unless you look like Harvey Spector or the guy from White Collar in a suit, wear a boring color and just focus on improving your interviewing skills instead.


While I'm a fan of pocket squares, skinny ties, tie bars, collar bars, French cuffs, narrow lapels, bold striped shirts, and European shoes, Neal Caffrey never had to interview for biglawl.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby El_Sol » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:07 pm

mrloblaw wrote:
El_Sol wrote:Unless you look like Harvey Spector or the guy from White Collar in a suit, wear a boring color and just focus on improving your interviewing skills instead.


While I'm a fan of pocket squares, skinny ties, tie bars, collar bars, French cuffs, narrow lapels, bold striped shirts, and European shoes, Neal Caffrey never had to interview for biglawl.


Don't you think he would pull it off though? Even below median, he would be working at Cravath.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby theavrock » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:09 pm

El_Sol wrote:Unless you look like Harvey Spector or the guy from White Collar in a suit, wear a boring color and just focus on improving your interviewing skills instead.



Even Harvey Specter generally wears white shirts, he just looks really fucking good doing it.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it seriously just all grey/charcoal/blue suits and white/light blue shirts and boring ties?

Or can you get away with dark blue, red, green, or purple shirts as long as it looks good?


You will look like a used car salesman. Don't look like a used car salesman.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby Gecko of Doom » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:42 pm

The thread title shows that you're missing the point. It's not about looking "boring," it's about looking professional. Looking good and looking professional are not mutually exclusive. If you have to resort to clown colors to avoid looking boring, you're doing it wrong.

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Re: How boring to look for interviews?

Postby jackattack17 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Gecko of Doom wrote:The thread title shows that you're missing the point. It's not about looking "boring," it's about looking professional. Looking good and looking professional are not mutually exclusive. If you have to resort to clown colors to avoid looking boring, you're doing it wrong.




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