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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:00 pm

nointerests wrote:Verdict on light gray suits? I plan to wear a dark navy for the screener interview, but was wondering if it would be ok to mix it up for the callback or just wear the same suit with a different shirt/tie combo. (assuming I get any callbacks)

i.e. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/si ... g%2FSummer


that's a sharp suit, would def wear myself

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:04 pm

A couple ppl at my school are hyping J Crew factory. Are these suits at all credited, or are they not worth it? http://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothing/suiting.jsp

Note: I'm not trying to spend a ton. I just want a price where I can get 3-4 for a good price without having to get JAB quality (i.e. not quality) duds.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:20 pm

Best place to get solid long sleeve collared dress white shirt for OCI?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:22 pm

nointerests wrote:Verdict on light gray suits? I plan to wear a dark navy for the screener interview, but was wondering if it would be ok to mix it up for the callback or just wear the same suit with a different shirt/tie combo. (assuming I get any callbacks)

i.e. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/si ... g%2FSummer


NO. Don't wear a light gray suit to ANY firm interviews, whether they are screeners or callbacks. Light grey is considered more "casual" and you want to demonstrate to the firm that you know how to play the game. It wouldn't be an auto-ding or anything, but why risk it? I say play it safe with navy suit/white shirt, and just change your tie up. Wear the light grey suit all you want once you've got an offer.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Best place to get solid long sleeve collared dress white shirt for OCI?


Nordstrom Rack all the way.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:26 pm

WhiskeynCoke wrote:
nointerests wrote:Verdict on light gray suits? I plan to wear a dark navy for the screener interview, but was wondering if it would be ok to mix it up for the callback or just wear the same suit with a different shirt/tie combo. (assuming I get any callbacks)

i.e. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/si ... g%2FSummer


NO. Don't wear a light gray suit to ANY firm interviews, whether they are screeners or callbacks. Light grey is considered more "casual" and you want to demonstrate to the firm that you know how to play the game. It wouldn't be an auto-ding or anything, but why risk it? I say play it safe with navy suit/white shirt, and just change your tie up. Wear the light grey suit all you want once you've got an offer.


If the firm is business casual, I think this is a completely reasonable callback suit. You'll already be more formally dressed than most people in the office and you're still showing respect to the fact that this is a suit situation. I went with a light blue for one callback and I'm wearing a slightly darker grey for my next one.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby shock259 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:41 pm

Thanks for the help with the navy suit, guys. I'll give it some thought. Maybe I don't look as bad in one as I think I do..!

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby PennBull » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
WhiskeynCoke wrote:
nointerests wrote:Verdict on light gray suits? I plan to wear a dark navy for the screener interview, but was wondering if it would be ok to mix it up for the callback or just wear the same suit with a different shirt/tie combo. (assuming I get any callbacks)

i.e. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/si ... g%2FSummer


NO. Don't wear a light gray suit to ANY firm interviews, whether they are screeners or callbacks. Light grey is considered more "casual" and you want to demonstrate to the firm that you know how to play the game. It wouldn't be an auto-ding or anything, but why risk it? I say play it safe with navy suit/white shirt, and just change your tie up. Wear the light grey suit all you want once you've got an offer.


If the firm is business casual, I think this is a completely reasonable callback suit. You'll already be more formally dressed than most people in the office and you're still showing respect to the fact that this is a suit situation. I went with a light blue for one callback and I'm wearing a slightly darker grey for my next one.


If it's the only suit you have, fine

If you have a charcoal or navy, wear that. Just play the goddamn game.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby sinfiery » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:49 pm

For OCI:

Dark charcol suit + light blue shirt + navy tie
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OR

White shirt + standard blue tie?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby sprezz » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:37 pm

light blue shirt + navy tie is a better combo; white shirt + blue tie is completely inoffensive. either is good.

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Postby Danger Zone » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:07 pm

Stick to white shirt always, because

PennBull wrote:Just play the goddamn game

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Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:05 am

Assuming your OCI is more than 1 day, just do both. I did most combinations of navy/charcoal suits, white/blue shirts, and maroon/blue ties.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:12 am

I wore the same shirt/tie combo for all of OCI and all of callbacks. :P I can't imagine anyone noticed. I had just moved to NYC and I could barely dress myself. Branching out wasn't an option.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby sinfiery » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:00 am

Solid suggestions. OCI is 3 days plus callbacks.

I think I will go white shirt/blue tie for all screeners and if I am lucky enough to get a callback, I'll pull out the light blue/navy combo since they seem to be ever so slightly less formal (if this isn't true, may just stick to white shirt)

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Yukos » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:23 pm

So I've read all the shoe posts I can find but I'm still scared about messing this up because I only have enough money to buy one pair of shoes (I also know nothing beyond what I've read on TLS about dressing formally). The best shoes at my local Nordstrom Rack (which all happened to be AEs) were:

AE Delray

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AE LaSalle

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AE Carlyle

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They're cheap enough at the Rack that I don't care about price differences. I just want a shoe that a) will last a while and b) I can wear in a variety of formalities (biz casual firm, formal firm, court). If I'm way off base let me know and I can probably get some Park Aves in time for my interviews. Thanks guys.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby sprezz » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:30 pm

get the carlyle. absolutely absolutely get the carlyle. i would've gotten one instead of my black park avenues if they made the carlyle when i bought them. fantastic shoe; arguably more formal than the PA because still a balmoral yet doesn't have the captoe decoration (plus it eliminates the one flaw of the PA, which is the placement of the cap toe)

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Yukos » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:32 pm

sprezz wrote:get the carlyle. absolutely absolutely get the carlyle. i would've gotten one instead of my black park avenues if they made the carlyle when i bought them. fantastic shoe; arguably more formal than the PA because still a balmoral yet doesn't have the captoe decoration (plus it eliminates the one flaw of the PA, which is the placement of the cap toe)


Thanks for this, I don't know what balmoral means so you seem more than qualified to answer. Just to make sure (I know I'm being neurotic): Carlyle isn't too shiny? And it won't be too formal for a business casual interview?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:33 pm

sprezz wrote:get the carlyle. absolutely absolutely get the carlyle. i would've gotten one instead of my black park avenues if they made the carlyle when i bought them. fantastic shoe; arguably more formal than the PA because still a balmoral yet doesn't have the captoe decoration (plus it eliminates the one flaw of the PA, which is the placement of the cap toe)


Yup.
Carlyle looks sexy.

All shoes are OK for all purposes listed.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby PennBull » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:34 pm

Yukos wrote:
sprezz wrote:get the carlyle. absolutely absolutely get the carlyle. i would've gotten one instead of my black park avenues if they made the carlyle when i bought them. fantastic shoe; arguably more formal than the PA because still a balmoral yet doesn't have the captoe decoration (plus it eliminates the one flaw of the PA, which is the placement of the cap toe)


Thanks for this, I don't know what balmoral means so you seem more than qualified to answer. Just to make sure (I know I'm being neurotic): Carlyle isn't too shiny? And it won't be too formal for a business casual interview?


Allen Edmonds pictures make the shoes look shinier than they are in real life

And I mean for a business casual interview aren't you wearing a suit? Carlyle works well with that just fine. If you're not wearing a suit they're a touch too formal but it doesn't matter really.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Yukos » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:34 pm

Thanks guys. This is probably the most helpful thread on TLS.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby PennBull » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:35 pm

Also split toe shoes are ugly

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Yukos » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:37 pm

PennBull wrote:
Yukos wrote:
sprezz wrote:get the carlyle. absolutely absolutely get the carlyle. i would've gotten one instead of my black park avenues if they made the carlyle when i bought them. fantastic shoe; arguably more formal than the PA because still a balmoral yet doesn't have the captoe decoration (plus it eliminates the one flaw of the PA, which is the placement of the cap toe)


Thanks for this, I don't know what balmoral means so you seem more than qualified to answer. Just to make sure (I know I'm being neurotic): Carlyle isn't too shiny? And it won't be too formal for a business casual interview?


Allen Edmonds pictures make the shoes look shinier than they are in real life

And I mean for a business casual interview aren't you wearing a suit? Carlyle works well with that just fine. If you're not wearing a suit they're a touch too formal but it doesn't matter really.


It's Quinn so no suit, probably just collared shirt and slacks. Carlyle seems to be the clear winner so I think I'll deal with being slightly too formal.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby PennBull » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:38 pm

Oh Quinn

You sure you can't wear cargo shorts and flip flops?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:39 pm

PennBull wrote:Also split toe shoes are ugly

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Yukos » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:40 pm

PennBull wrote:Oh Quinn

You sure you can't wear cargo shorts and flip flops?


That was my plan but apparently that's going a little too far for an interview, even for them.




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