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Posted: 4/29/2011 10:12:29 AM EDT
I have a grey, black, and blue suit.

I have a job interview soon and was thinking about wearing the grey one...

Would the blue or black suit be better?

They're all the same style. I do not know what you call the style but I guess I would call it modern looking.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:13:03 AM EDT
I'd say it's fine.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:13:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 10:21:11 AM EDT by David_ESM]
Grey or blue.



Edit: I like the grey suit with a light blue undershirt and a slightly different grey/silver tie.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:14:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Grey or blue.


Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:14:46 AM EDT
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:15:35 AM EDT
If it's cloudy out, go with grey.  If it's sunny out, go with blue.  Always match your suit to the sky.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:16:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!


Thanks. I am hoping to get out of this hell hole I currently work at.

They treat me like shit and I'm a top employee.

Black shoes are a given.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:17:29 AM EDT
I wore black with a grey button up and green tie.  I was the sharpest mother in that group.  And yes, I did get hired.

Any of those will be fine.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:18:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VBC:
If it's cloudy out, go with grey.  If it's sunny out, go with blue.  Always match your suit to the sky.


Is this for real? haha
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:19:40 AM EDT
Blue suit, white shirt, solid red tie. Powersuit FTMFW.
I'd probably wear the grey one.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:19:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By VBC:
If it's cloudy out, go with grey.  If it's sunny out, go with blue.  Always match your suit to the sky.


Is this for real? haha


It sounded good at the time.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:21:51 AM EDT
I'd go with gray.

Black is excessively formal, blue is a bit old fashioned.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:27:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 10:29:36 AM EDT by gaspain]
stop.





it depends on the job.





you need to look at how the current position dresses, and then go one notch higher.





gray can be a bit edgy but less so than blue.



what you want is to look like you fit in with their environment.



if applying for a govt, manager, sales, engineer type job then a suit is applicable. If you are applying for a tech, electonics or tradesman type field then just a business casual crisp shirt and tie is applicable.

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:31:47 AM EDT
Standard advice would be to wear a charcoal (grey) or navy suit, light blue or white shirt, navy or burgundy tie.  Black or brown shoes (darker brown shade).  Make sure everything is clean and polished.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:32:55 AM EDT

Save black suits for funeral home workers.

Charcoal Grey, dark blue.

Chalk stripe, or subdued pinstripes.

Nice thing about being a guy.  Dressing formally isn't hard math.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:33:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gaspain:
stop.

it depends on the job.

you need to look at how the current position dresses, and then go one notch higher.

gray can be a bit edgy but less so than blue.

what you want is to look like you fit in with their environment.

if applying for a govt, manager, sales, engineer type job then a suit is applicable. If you are applying for a tech, electonics or tradesman type field then just a business casual crisp shirt and tie is applicable.


The job is in the tech field. Typical dress would be jeans and T-shirt.

I still feel the need to wear a suit.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:34:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!


Thanks. I am hoping to get out of this hell hole I currently work at.

They treat me like shit and I'm a top employee.

Black shoes are a given.


Hey Mr. I hate the bar or social interaction with my "girlfriend",
I never knew it was so hard being mom's top basement employee. I guess when siblings are competing for the best room in the basement bunker, the workplace can get stressful.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:34:45 AM EDT
Fashion threads on arfcom are always fun.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:35:09 AM EDT
You know what to do.

Black shoes.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:35:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By maleante:
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!


Thanks. I am hoping to get out of this hell hole I currently work at.

They treat me like shit and I'm a top employee.

Black shoes are a given.


Hey Mr. I hate the bar or social interaction with my "girlfriend",
I never knew it was so hard being mom's top basement employee. I guess when siblings are competing for the best room in the basement bunker, the workplace can get stressful.


LOL.

I wish I lived in my mom's basement.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:37:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By gaspain:
stop.

it depends on the job.

you need to look at how the current position dresses, and then go one notch higher.

gray can be a bit edgy but less so than blue.

what you want is to look like you fit in with their environment.

if applying for a govt, manager, sales, engineer type job then a suit is applicable. If you are applying for a tech, electonics or tradesman type field then just a business casual crisp shirt and tie is applicable.


The job is in the tech field. Typical dress would be jeans and T-shirt.

I still feel the need to wear a suit.


If that is the acceptable work dress, then a grey suit would seem more informal than black or blue... which in my opinion would show that you are serious about the job, but not MR. SERIOUS (who nobody wants to work with).
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:44:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By maleante:
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By gaspain:
stop.

it depends on the job.

you need to look at how the current position dresses, and then go one notch higher.

gray can be a bit edgy but less so than blue.

what you want is to look like you fit in with their environment.

if applying for a govt, manager, sales, engineer type job then a suit is applicable. If you are applying for a tech, electonics or tradesman type field then just a business casual crisp shirt and tie is applicable.


The job is in the tech field. Typical dress would be jeans and T-shirt.

I still feel the need to wear a suit.


If that is the acceptable work dress, then a grey suit would seem more informal than black or blue... which in my opinion would show that you are serious about the job, but not MR. SERIOUS (who nobody wants to work with).


So you think mommy would like the grey best?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:47:39 AM EDT
Charcoal grey or heather grey?



Charcoal is almost never a bad choice.  I would only go with the lighter gray if you know the place you're applying for has a relaxed atmosphere.



Navy blue is always a good choice for everything except funerals.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:49:53 AM EDT



Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:


I'd go with gray.



Black is excessively formal, blue is a bit old fashioned.


Yeah, I'd avoid black. Black screams "Would you like a free copy of the book of Mormon?"



This may be a moot point outside of the Phoenix and/or most of Utah.



 
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:50:33 AM EDT
Gray is for bankers /executives, blue is for salesmen, black is for off world immigration operatives
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:51:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:
I'd go with gray.

Black is excessively formal, blue is a bit old fashioned.

Yeah, I'd avoid black. Black screams "Would you like a free copy of the book of Mormon?"

This may be a moot point outside of the Phoenix and/or most of Utah.
 


But a black suit with a shiny red shirt screams "Would you like a free copy of the Watchtower?"

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:53:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 10:55:23 AM EDT by TheJacket]
Originally Posted By Seansworth:
Charcoal grey or heather grey?

Charcoal is almost never a bad choice.  I would only go with the lighter gray if you know the place you're applying for has a relaxed atmosphere.

Navy blue is always a good choice for everything except funerals.


Dark grey? I don't know, haha.

ETA: like this
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:55:53 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:





Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:

I'd go with gray.



Black is excessively formal, blue is a bit old fashioned.


Yeah, I'd avoid black. Black screams "Would you like a free copy of the book of Mormon?"



This may be a moot point outside of the Phoenix and/or most of Utah.

 


We have them here too. I keep trying to tell dad to answer the door in his underwear with his B-1 Bomber hat on to make them not want to come back, but he keeps saying something about his dignity.



 
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:56:53 AM EDT



Originally Posted By TheJacket:



Originally Posted By Seansworth:

Charcoal grey or heather grey?



Charcoal is almost never a bad choice.  I would only go with the lighter gray if you know the place you're applying for has a relaxed atmosphere.



Navy blue is always a good choice for everything except funerals.




Dark grey? I don't know, haha.



ETA: like this http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/9474/307066thf09adf.jpg



Bingo.  Wear that.



 
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:57:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By piciphant:
Gray is for bankers /executives, blue is for salesmen, black is for off world immigration operatives


...and morally ambiguous contract killers. "Yo homey, that my briefcase?"

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:57:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By Seansworth:
Charcoal grey or heather grey?

Charcoal is almost never a bad choice.  I would only go with the lighter gray if you know the place you're applying for has a relaxed atmosphere.

Navy blue is always a good choice for everything except funerals.


Dark grey? I don't know, haha.

ETA: like this http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/9474/307066thf09adf.jpg


Since this IS arfcom... the reality of this thread should look more like this:



Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:58:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Seansworth:

Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Originally Posted By Seansworth:
Charcoal grey or heather grey?

Charcoal is almost never a bad choice.  I would only go with the lighter gray if you know the place you're applying for has a relaxed atmosphere.

Navy blue is always a good choice for everything except funerals.


Dark grey? I don't know, haha.

ETA: like this http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/9474/307066thf09adf.jpg

Bingo.  Wear that.
 


So not this one?

Damn...
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:05:35 AM EDT



Originally Posted By TheJacket:



Originally Posted By Seansworth:




Originally Posted By TheJacket:


Originally Posted By Seansworth:

Charcoal grey or heather grey?



Charcoal is almost never a bad choice.  I would only go with the lighter gray if you know the place you're applying for has a relaxed atmosphere.



Navy blue is always a good choice for everything except funerals.




Dark grey? I don't know, haha.



ETA: like this http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/9474/307066thf09adf.jpg



Bingo.  Wear that.

 




So not this one? http://images.brightcoloredtuxedos.com/blue_tuxedo.jpg



Damn...


Only if you get a second interview.



 
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:14:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cgreen6:
Originally Posted By piciphant:
Gray is for bankers /executives, blue is for salesmen, black is for off world immigration operatives


...and morally ambiguous contract killers. "Yo homey, that my briefcase?"

http://www.moviemobsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/collateral.jpg


Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:19:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 11:25:55 AM EDT by Guarocuya]
What is the job?   Think about the job you are applying for, and then dress to levels better than that.

You cannot go wrong with blue suit, white shirt, red tie, and conservative shoes.  What is meant by conservative? Conservative is whatever the guy hiring you would think is stylish (even if his sense of style was "in style" twenty years ago) and not what he THINKS some hip-hop artist or newly rich pro athlete would wear. Don't view this as an opportunity to send a "message" with your socks, your tie, or any inappropriate accessories (lapel pin, oversized watch, tie tacks, etc.)   However, a small American flag, jump wings, or a minature Purple Heart ribbon on your lapel might be a good conversation starter.

The blue suit, white shirt, red tie combo is the de riguer "uniform" of bankers, senators, FBI agents, lawyers, university presidents, and CEO's. But they will rotate between their blue suit, their dark grey suit, and their black suit in the winter, their dark grey suit, their blue suit, and their light grey suit in the summer.  You can't wear the blue suit all the time, and every good wardrobe has several shades of grey suits in it.

How is the interviewer(s) dressing?  Dress like them, maybe a little better.

A flannel grey is the just as good. Depending upon the richness of the material, it is either less formal or more formal than blue.  Blue can disguise a cheap poly/wool blend material, but grey cannot.

Is the material of your grey suit shiny? Like it has too much Dacron or other "space age" polyester materials? Or does it drape naturally and is soft from having high wool content?

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:23:33 AM EDT
Every interview I have ever attended I have been selected for. I dont care if the job was "under-employing" me - I was going to wear a nice suit and act professional.



I haven't failed to recieve a call back from every interview yet!
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:27:33 AM EDT
Gray all the way.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:28:16 AM EDT
Navy or charcoal s/b suits are always appropriate for interviews.

White broadcloth shirt, conservative tie. Black leather.

Black suits are for waiters.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:30:09 AM EDT
hmmm.... I only have a black suit.  Maybe I need to get a grey suit for upcoming interviews.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:31:08 AM EDT
Grey or blue.

Black is a formal color meant more for evenings. Making a daytime job interview much more suited for grey or blue.  

Go forth and prosper.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:31:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 11:36:43 AM EDT by Gravity3694]





Originally Posted By TDCJBoss:



You know what to do.





Black shoes.



Preferably balmoral oxfords. Bluchers are ok though.





I'd go navy blue, but charcoal isn't that bad of an alternative. Go with a white or light blue dress shirt. I would probably avoid french cuffs since this is not going to be a dress occasion; go with the barrel cuffs instead. Don't wear a button down collar, they are tacky for all occasions. I'd be as conservative as possible.



Black suits should only be worn by people who work at funeral homes or maybe the attendees of a funeral. Navy blue is the near universal suit color in my opinion. Charcoal comes in a close second. Tan is a little more casual.





 
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:37:10 AM EDT
For a technical job, I would suggest a dress or denim shirt and slacks.  There is such a thing as overdressed, in which you can look out of touch with the realities of the field.

We made jokes about engineers wearing suits on interviews in a terribly dirty mill, or the interviewee for the comptroller position who wore starched white shirts, cufflinks, and creased slacks - missing nothing but the green eyeshades.

I like the advice about wearing one notch higher than everyday work dress.  You want to look like you are ready to start work right then and there.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:39:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Elwood_Blues:
For a technical job, I would suggest a dress or denim shirt and slacks.  There is such a thing as overdressed, in which you can look out of touch with the realities of the field.

We made jokes about engineers wearing suits on interviews in a terribly dirty mill, or the interviewee for the comptroller position who wore starched white shirts, cufflinks, and creased slacks - missing nothing but the green eyeshades.

I like the advice about wearing one notch higher than everyday work dress.  You want to look like you are ready to start work right then and there.


What do you know?  You dress like some Hasidic diamond merchant.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:44:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!


Uhhhhh..... Brown shoes work more than fine with a blue suit.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:53:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bradinator:
hmmm.... I only have a black suit.  Maybe I need to get a grey suit for upcoming interviews.


Black is for funerals IMO.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:02:23 PM EDT
Not black.

Wear whatever suit makes you feel most confident.

If it was me, I would probably wear charcoal for the first interview and blue for the second.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:03:08 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Elwood_Blues:


For a technical job, I would suggest a dress or denim shirt and slacks.  There is such a thing as overdressed, in which you can look out of touch with the realities of the field.



We made jokes about engineers wearing suits on interviews in a terribly dirty mill, or the interviewee for the comptroller position who wore starched white shirts, cufflinks, and creased slacks - missing nothing but the green eyeshades.



I like the advice about wearing one notch higher than everyday work dress.  You want to look like you are ready to start work right then and there.
I disagree. You aren't showing up in the suit to do the job, you are interviewing. I don't believe you can ever go wrong wearing a suit for an interview.





 
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:05:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 12:06:03 PM EDT by Bohr_Adam]
Originally Posted By killintime:
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!


Uhhhhh..... Brown shoes work more than fine with a blue suit.


This thread is filled with people who overanalyze things and parrot something they read somewhere.  These threads always are.

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:08:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bookertbab:

Originally Posted By Elwood_Blues:
For a technical job, I would suggest a dress or denim shirt and slacks.  There is such a thing as overdressed, in which you can look out of touch with the realities of the field.

We made jokes about engineers wearing suits on interviews in a terribly dirty mill, or the interviewee for the comptroller position who wore starched white shirts, cufflinks, and creased slacks - missing nothing but the green eyeshades.

I like the advice about wearing one notch higher than everyday work dress.  You want to look like you are ready to start work right then and there.
I disagree. You aren't showing up in the suit to do the job, you are interviewing. I don't believe you can ever go wrong wearing a suit for an interview.

 


My opinion as well... It shows that you are serious.

I would wear a suit to a McDonalds interview.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:10:40 PM EDT




Originally Posted By bookertbab:





Originally Posted By Elwood_Blues:

For a technical job, I would suggest a dress or denim shirt and slacks. There is such a thing as overdressed, in which you can look out of touch with the realities of the field.



We made jokes about engineers wearing suits on interviews in a terribly dirty mill, or the interviewee for the comptroller position who wore starched white shirts, cufflinks, and creased slacks - missing nothing but the green eyeshades.



I like the advice about wearing one notch higher than everyday work dress. You want to look like you are ready to start work right then and there.
I disagree. You aren't showing up in the suit to do the job, you are interviewing. I don't believe you can ever go wrong wearing a suit for an interview.





I'll disagree. I own a business with 75 employees and if someone shows up in a suit for some positions I look at them like



Depends on the job and the company/industry.



In the past before I owned my own company if I really wanted a job at a certain place I would drive by at lunch time or quitting time and see what the people leaving were wearing.

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:13:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Originally Posted By killintime:
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
I'd go with blue but that's because I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  

Gray will be just fine.  Wear black shoes (not brown) though.

Good luck!


Uhhhhh..... Brown shoes work more than fine with a blue suit.


This thread is filled with people who overanalyze things and parrot something they read somewhere.  These threads always are.



Are you referring to my post or Joan Rivers that I quoted?
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