smittytron3k wrote: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.
A big part of the "gestalt impression that you create" is highly dependent on how the interviewer thinks you will respond to the criticism the partners will heap upon your work once you show up and actually start doing stuff. I've been asked a lot of questions seeking this precise sort of information in interviews, and have never given a single answer that could provide an interviewer with any real insight on the actual matter at hand.
Now, I'm kinda' interested in how you'll respond to criticism (or just being flustered) as well. If you decide to wear french cuffs or a tie bar, I can criticize you to your face and actually see how you take it.
When interviewing folks for intern positions at my job before law school, I'd do exactly this. After I take the bar in July, I'm happy to say that I am rejoining the ranks of the employed (albeit two states away). One of the items on my job description is interviewing and hiring law student interns.
Your inability to appropriately dress yourself may not ultimately cost you the job, but it certainly cannot help you. Further, you know that, for at least one interviewer who will be interviewing this fall, it opens the door to a line of questioning you probably want to avoid.
You can wear that yellow paisley tie to the interview if you want, but it gains you absolutely nothing, and you might run into me (and I'm not alone). As such, I can't imagine why you'd want to do it, irrespective of how frivolous you may consider such concerns to be.
geoduck wrote:The socks go on over the shoes, rite guyz?