Kretzy wrote:Just to be contrarian with some of the advice ITT, I got my 1L SA (with one of the more notably "conservative" firms) wearing a blue gingham dress shirt, large patterned red tie, grey pinstripe suit and brown shoes.
Granted, I'm gay, so I might get a little extra leeway. I tend to agree that more conservative is probably better, but being a little "fashion forward", if it makes you feel more confident, isn't a dealbreaker.
Now I'm off to buy some Zegna's at Off 5th.
I love this.
I'm not gay, but apparently I dress like a gay man.
Anonymous User wrote:
btw, i seriously don't have a quality black suit.
i have a grey sharkskin - obvi not so conservative;
a navy pinstripe - i was surprised that this would 'break the rule';
a dark grey flannel - used it for legal interviews before, although i feel flannel is not for summer?
Don't wear black.
From how you describe the sharkskin it is probably a no-go, but a relatively toned down (not too shiny) grey sharkskin would probably be fine. The pinstripe, it is hard to tell. I think if it is a dark navy with a really bold white pinstripe or chalkstripe you might want to avoid it. I'd probably go with the flannel if it isn't incredibly heavy, and as long as you aren't interviewing in SoCal or something. I guess it depends when your OCI is too. Ours is late August where it is more legitimately fall and I wouldn't worry about the heavier suit.