I have my first job interview since graduating college. There are so many choices in suits & accessories. What should I wear?
Our first piece of advice would be to keep it simple. You don’t want to detract from the interview process with an overwhelming color or pattern in a tie or shirt…. or suit for that matter. We usually recommend a classic color suit such as navy or grey, with or without a softer pinstripe. Keep the shirt neutral, such as white or ecru (cream). Your tie should be some sort of basic stripe or geometric pattern that’s not too bold. You want to convey professionalism and confidence without being overbearing in your look. The interview is not the time to mix bold patterns and colors or to be cutting edge or trendy in your style of dress. Remember: First impressions are everything and you only get one chance to make them. Once you get the job you can gauge your style of dress on what seems to be the standard. We will gladly help you find the right look and fit for you, but after that it’s up to you to land the job. Good luck!
I never seem to get a consistent answer on this, so hopefully you can set me straight. When choosing socks should they coordinate with my outfit or my shoes?
We certainly understand your confusion on this one! So many people have asked us this question. The answer is simple… your socks should always coordinate with your clothing. As a side note, your shoes should be coordinated with your belt, when wearing one.
I understand there are several different style knots that can be made with a tie, yet I don’t know how to make even one of them. Can you tell me how to tie a tie?
We sure can! You have choices here. First, if you are local we are happy to give you personal lessons on whichever type of knot you would like to learn; The most common are the Four-in-Hand, Half Windsor and Full (or Double) Windsor. For people who just can’t seem to get the hang of it, we can tie the knot for you & show you how to leave it intact for use at home. Second, you can watch the YouTube video’s posted on our Facebook Page. Lastly, you can click on the instructions below and print a copy for yourself to practice at home.