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colerain
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Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby colerain » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:59 pm

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Dany » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:00 pm

Absolutely no one will notice or care.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby thesealocust » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:19 pm

Dany wrote:Absolutely no one will notice or care.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:24 pm

Make sure you will underwear of different color too. They notice that as well.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:24 pm

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby mephistopheles » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:25 pm

expect a ding.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:27 pm

colerain wrote:Due to terrible timing I have my suits in different cities and no real way to get them.

Wore a suit to OCI (gray suit) and now have a CB. As far as I know I'll be meeting the same people @ CB that I did in OCI.

Can I pull off wearing the same suit (obviously different shirt/tie)?

OCI and CB are a couple of weeks apart. Not having any luck finding a suit in such a short time frame.


they won't even remember your name

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Lasers » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:28 pm

i always wear the same tie to every interview...and usually the same navy suit.

no one will notice at all.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:30 pm

You could wear the same suit and tie to interviews with the same guy on two sequential days and there's a good chance he wouldn't notice.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Davidbentley » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:31 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Dany wrote:Absolutely no one will notice or care.

Word. Remember, even a well-heeled businessman will likely rotate many shirt and tie combos through a handful of suits. You can only have so many shades of Navy, Charcoal, and gray suits.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby KidStuddi » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:07 am

colerain wrote:Due to terrible timing I have my suits in different cities and no real way to get them.

Wore a suit to OCI (gray suit) and now have a CB. As far as I know I'll be meeting the same people @ CB that I did in OCI.

Can I pull off wearing the same suit (obviously different shirt/tie)?

OCI and CB are a couple of weeks apart. Not having any luck finding a suit in such a short time frame.


Seriously? What the hell is wrong with you? What kind of megalomaniacal psychopath are you that you imagine other people commit what you wear to memory? Do you honestly think you would even remember which suit you wore to your interview two weeks ago if it wasn't (apparently) the only suit you have?

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Dany » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:37 am

He's probably just a 1L nervous about an interview. We've all asked stupid questions on TLS before.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Rootbeer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:37 am

The only solution is cufflinks. Expensive ones. If you want to play it safe, pairing them with monogrammed cuffs would be optimal. Also, banker's collar if you're a Winter.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby cdelgado » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:57 am

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby CR2012 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:06 am

TBH, I would probably remember if it was the same tie. Maybe it is weird, but I do like ties.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Yossarian79 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:10 am

I've done a ton of formal job interviews in my life--often with repeat interviewers--and I'd suggest just wearing a different tie. You'll be fine.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby kryptix » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:52 am

I've had success with cufflinks for interviews so its not as big of a faux pas as people on TLS would make you believe :)

I don't like wearing the same suit two days in a row though especially in the summer, prefer to let them air out a bit.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Rootbeer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:51 pm

kryptix wrote:I've had success with cufflinks for interviews so its not as big of a faux pas as people on TLS would make you believe :)

I don't like wearing the same suit two days in a row though especially in the summer, prefer to let them air out a bit.


The issue with cufflinks isn't that they're a 100% sure way to get dinged. Indeed, many people love them and some women adore a man in them. The issue is that cufflinks have the potential to send the wrong message. Some interviewers may think they're great, some may not care at all, but some may be rubbed the wrong way. They could be viewed as pretentious or flashy. Some may think you have to "earn" the links and fresh faced law students have no business waltzing in with them. Some may associate them with Saul Goodman types. Some may just think they're ugly.

You're not usually going to know what your interviewers' thoughts on students wearing cufflinks are. By wearing them, you're taking an unnecessary risk unless you heard from an inside source that particular individuals will give you points for French cuffs.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby NinerFan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:44 pm

You'll be fine. During one of my callbacks they stuck me in the office of the person who did the screener so I could say hi. The attorney had no idea who I was.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby northwood » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:47 pm

wear a different tie/ shirt color combination if you are that worried and dont think about this again.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby Lasers » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:40 pm

i always wear the same tie for interviews; no one has ever asked me about it, but if they had, i would have just said it was a lucky tie with a smile.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby nevdash » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:11 am

northwood wrote:wear a different tie/ shirt color combination if you are that worried and dont think about this again.

(Implying that it isn't a total mistake to wear anything but a crisp white shirt to an interview.)

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby thelawyler » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:36 am

I would even go as far as to say that they expect you to wear your same "game day" interview outfit every time they see you.

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Re: Same Suit - 2 Interviews

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:44 am

thelawyler wrote:I would even go as far as to say that they expect you to wear your same "game day" interview outfit every time they see you.


True, they indubitably keep notes and if you aren't wearing the same suit they will assume either (a) you were not serious about their firm during OCI or (b) you aren't serious about the interview




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