Bronte wrote:Have you visited the suits thread in the lounge? If there's anything TLS knows about fashion, it's what to wear to OCI. There's a simple, inarguable framework: (1) navy or charcoal two-button traditional cut suit, (2) red or blue pindot or houndstooth tie, (4) white or pale blue shirt, and (5) simple black belt with black captoe shoes.
Our peers, in this thread included, will rebel against this uniform. They'll whine about their individualism. The person who wears this uniform, on the other hand, will demonstrate his ability and willingness to follow simple rules. He'll allow the interviewer to focus on the important stuff.
+1, it really is as simple as that. And fit matters more than cost/brand; buy a decent suit (hint: no polyester) and take it to a good tailor. And while you're waiting on the alterations, spend some time SHINING YOUR SHOES. There's nothing worse than a nice suit paired with scuffed, scrubby-looking shoes. It doesn't take much to apply a simple spit-shine, but people will notice. Oh, and get some shoe trees.
Edit: Also, no skinny ties.