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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:42 pm

I do think that people are going too far out of their way to blend into a certain mold for their interviews, but I could be wrong. Will be doing OCI in french cuffs, striped shirt, and a pocket square but not a pocket square. Will get back to everybody in three months to report my results.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:46 pm

Rooney wrote:
Aston2412 wrote:I'm sorry, what exactly is hipster about a skinny tie?


Just the people who are wearing them these days
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I've never considered Josh Brolin hipster, but if we're to believe my Con Law exam I've been wrong before...

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:46 pm

Aston2412 wrote:I've never considered Josh Brolin hipster, but if we're to believe my Con Law exam I've been wrong before...


He looks absolutely idiotic in that picture

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:47 pm

Nightrunner wrote:I'm absolutely no style expert, but:

jkay wrote:Non-iron shirts are TTT.


Your whore mouth.


:| Well...he's right...

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:49 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:I only go half windsor for business reasons. Full is only meant for collars that allow for it (are wide enough) and more formal settings.


Half for point, full for spread

Not wearing spread collars is TTT though :wink:

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:49 pm

Because he's holding a cigarette and doing his best Pierce Brosnan impression - not because of his tie.


Thor too though I suppose. Thor's always been the ultimate hipster.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:52 pm

Aston2412 wrote:Because he's holding a cigarette and doing his best Pierce Brosnan impression - not because of his tie.


Cig: Idiot

Brosnan impression: Not idiot

Tie: Idiot

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby smittytron3k » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:52 pm

Yeah, I think some of the advice ITT is silly/frivolous. Obviously formality is the order of the day, but no one has ever failed to get hired on account of wearing, inter alia, brown shoes, tasteful ties in colors other than blue or red, or a blue dress shirt. The gestalt impression that you create is orders of magnitude more important than any particular article of clothing, and if you look good, wear a suit and tie, and look like you showered that morning, you will be fine.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:55 pm

Aston2412 wrote:Because he's holding a cigarette and doing his best Pierce Brosnan impression - not because of his tie.


No, his tie does look stupid. He's just not the type of guy to pull off a thinner tie.

Somebody like Christoph Waltz could do it (albeit it's not as skinny as that dreadful thing Brolin is trying to wear):

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But if this thread has taught me anything, it's that the interviewer would slap the shit out of you and tell you how much he enjoys sleeping with your mother if you showed up in that get-up.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:57 pm

Aston2412 wrote:Because he's holding a cigarette and doing his best Pierce Brosnan impression - not because of his tie.


Thor too though I suppose. Thor's always been the ultimate hipster.

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Dood actually is a hipster. Never even worked out till they got him for that movie.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:58 pm

James Bond wrote:
Rocketman11 wrote:I only go half windsor for business reasons. Full is only meant for collars that allow for it (are wide enough) and more formal settings.


Half for point, full for spread

Not wearing spread collars is TTT though :wink:

Medium-spread ftw

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:03 pm

If I show up for my interview in a suit of Asgardian armor wielding Mjolnir that's autoadmit right?

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby geoduck » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:09 pm

Aston2412 wrote:If I show up for my interview in a suit of Asgardian armor wielding Mjolnir that's autoadmit right?


Just make sure your pauldrons aren't notched and you're gtg.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Thirteen » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:19 pm

HenryKillinger wrote:
chup wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
+1 on Nordstrom fitted and slim shirts. The Mens Half-Yearly Sale starts on Friday the 17th, so check out the store and website for deals.

Do the Nordstrom shirts on the website usually go on sale? I could use a few more shirts/pants for my jerb now that I've realized it's exclusively biz casual, and I'm wondering if I should wait until Friday to order.

The answer to this question will be relevant to my interests.


I think so, but I'm not 100% sure.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Rooney » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:25 pm

God, I hate ironing

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:27 pm

geoduck wrote:
Aston2412 wrote:If I show up for my interview in a suit of Asgardian armor wielding Mjolnir that's autoadmit right?


Just make sure your pauldrons aren't notched and you're gtg.


All of my pauldrons are notched and my blacksmith takes forever with alterations. What if I'm in Portland or Seattle? Are notches ok then?

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby geoduck » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:29 pm

Aston2412 wrote:
geoduck wrote:
Aston2412 wrote:If I show up for my interview in a suit of Asgardian armor wielding Mjolnir that's autoadmit right?


Just make sure your pauldrons aren't notched and you're gtg.


All of my pauldrons are notched and my blacksmith takes forever with alterations. What if I'm in Portland or Seattle? Are notches ok then?


I guess so, but you'll have to wear an especially exaggerated codpiece to distract from the notches.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Rocketman11 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:38 pm

I wore a skinny tie with a slim fitted grey suit to an interview today. I was in there over an hour, and sources in the company told me that was the longest so far (the norm for prior candidates was closer 20 mins)

Was it my amazing slim ensemble or my captivating personality? Shit's like narnia. Time will tell.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Exeter » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:41 pm

Most people in the forum are huge nerds who cannot dress worth shit.

A good suit should be the following

1. 1-2 buttons, NOT 3, Double breasted is catching back up
2. Flat Front pants - Pleats are for losers
3. DOUBLE vents. I cannot stress this enough. Single looks like shit.


4. 5. 6. GET A FUCKING TAILOR

You are shelling out 150K plus for LS, spend the extra hundy spot and get the shit to look right.

7. Pinstripes are bush league in most cases.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:44 pm

One button suit?? Flame.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Exeter » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:47 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:One button suit?? Flame.


One button is catching on, it is a more modern/younger look.

No idea as to why you would call flame.

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby James Bond » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:48 pm

Exeter wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:One button suit?? Flame.


One button is catching on, it is a more modern/younger look.

No idea as to why you would call flame.


because anything "modern/younger" should not be worn to an office, much less OCI

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:50 pm

Because this thread is about what to wear to OCI. You're not supposed to be fashion forward, you're supposed to look like you're going to an interview.

Edit: Beaten

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby goodolgil » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:01 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:Because this thread is about what to wear to OCI. You're not supposed to be fashion forward, you're supposed to look like you're going to an interview.

Edit: Beaten


And the rest of the post is basically repeating everything else that has been said in this thread, but at the same time stating that "no one here knows how to dress."

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Re: Lets talk OCI suits (particularly shirts)

Postby geoduck » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:04 pm

goodolgil wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Because this thread is about what to wear to OCI. You're not supposed to be fashion forward, you're supposed to look like you're going to an interview.

Edit: Beaten


And the rest of the post is basically repeating everything else that has been said in this thread, but at the same time stating that "no one here knows how to dress."


The socks go on over the shoes, rite guyz?




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