If you aren’t used to wearing suits and dressing ‘formal’, you’re probably dreading having to dress up for the interview. Not knowing what to wear, how to tie the tie and wondering if your old-school shoes would be able to make the statement as you are aiming at a crucial professional step up.
Your appearance and your first impression are the vital factors in whether the job interview is successful or not.
Blackberrys Menswear has the wardrobe and an ensemble plan set for you.
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A Well-fitted Suit
Tailored with not just style, but engineered looking at the busy corporate man’s needs are those you need to pick. Remember that comfort comes with the fabric and the craftsmanship.
Designate some good time in picking the right suit that fits you well. Your checkpoints should include the shoulders, trousers cuffs falling neat on the shoes, the sleeve length and the blazer that must fit you with no strains.
This is the base layer of your look that complements your suit’s look. Try keeping it simple with a white shirt. If colours you wish to pick go with the really subtle light colour ones like blue, mauve or beige.
Focus on the fact that the shirt fits you well, has crisp collars, preferably buttoned down or cutaway collars. Stretch factor in fabric will ensure you stay comfortable.
These are the finer details that speak how much effort you have made to crack this interview. Keeping it minimal is the catch, as overdoing will only add unnecessary jazz.
A good tie with subtle tone that matches your suit’s colour is the first step. A Full Windsor knot gives a grown up professional look, learn if you haven’t yet. Pick textile or metal cufflinks as they are very sober and blend to the outfit. If you choose a pocket square, a simple square fold is what you need to hit it off.
Everything done right but not the shoes will fail your every attempt. Invest in them once, but invest well. Classy brogues, oxfords, monk straps are timeless and will always add the finest appeal to your outfit every time. Pick black or a dark brown pair, and remember to keep them polished.