Business Dress - Men

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Business Dress - Men

  1. 1. Business Dress – MenThe general dress code guidelines for men during an interview are that they wear suits innavy blue or dark blue. This is preferred over gray or charcoal gray. Sometimes browncan be acceptable but not on the first interview. Usually, the darker the suit, the moreauthority it carries. But beware; a man should never wear black to an interview unless heis applying as an undertaker. A two piece suit is acceptable as is a three button singlebreasted jacket. What matters most is that the suit fits well and it is good quality. Thetrousers should fit comfortably at the waist and a slimmer fit is preferred. There shouldonly be a slight break where the trouser hits the shoe. If your ankles are showing, theyare way too short.A man at an interview should always wear a long sleeved shirt either in white, cream orpale blue. Monograms are not a good decision on the first interview. If you tend toperspire often, cotton shirts are the way to go professionally cleaned and starched. Thehigher the cotton content, the better the shirt will look. Make sure your shirt fits the neckproperly and that the sleeve cuff ends just at the wrist. All your interview clothes shouldbe professionally cleaned and pressed and ready to go.Ties that are cheap looking do not give off a good first impression. A pure silk tie makesthe most powerful professional impact, has the best finish and feel, and is easiest to tiewell. The tie should complement your suit, not match it. No outlandish, flamboyant tiesare necessary. The length of the tie should be extended to your trouser belt.Shoes should be brown or black leather. No other materials or colors are acceptable.Socks should complement the suit, blue, black, gray, or brown. A briefcase is a symbolof authority, which makes a strong professional statement. Brown or burgundy are thecolors of choice.As with women, men’s jewelry should be kept to a minimum. No visible body piercingor tattoos -if you can help it.This clean cut, well manicured image says a lot about a professional man. He shouldsmell wonderful, have a nicely trimmed hair cut and appear clean and crisp. Good luck.

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