A Men’s Guide: Suiting up for an Interview

A Men’s Guide: Suiting up for an Interview

People hardly take a second to snap judgment. In fact, it takes less than a second (1/10th) of a second to form a good first impression. What this means is before interviewers even determine your character and worth, they have already made an assumption in their heads about the kind of person you are. And if you top that off with the wrong attire when you go for an interview, you are doing more damage to yourself than you know of.

So in order to ace that first impression, you need to know of the attire that shouts out professionalism when you enter the interview room. Not only will you look good, but you will also feel more confident.

The impression you depict when wearing the right work-appropriate clothes will portray that you are a likable, hard-working and trustworthy person, the three qualities all interviewers look for in the right candidate. So let’s get you suited up!!

Suit

If you are going to suit up, it should be in the color of navy blue or black. Nothing defines classy like they do. But before you go on suit shopping, keep three things in your mind: the style, size and fabric of the suit. Choose the right fabric or else you won’t feel comfortable wearing it, choose the right size or it will look bizarre, and lastly, pay attention to the style that looks good on you.

An additional tip: Purchase such colors that will go well with other occasions too such as wedding, formal meetings, and even a hangout with friends.                                                                           

Dress Shirt

Dress shirts are crucial attention-grabbers. If you are dropping the suit and going a bit casual, a shirt with a shade too loud or dull or with big prints will ruin your overall look. If, however, you are going with the suit, try to match the dress shirt with the shade that goes with your suit the best. For starters, pick shades of blues and whites if you aren’t sure. They are best pitchers for an office look.

Tie

“Nice tie”. You may have heard that from your friends and other office colleagues because that is the first thing that gets noticed when wearing suit which makes it even more important to get it right. Choose a tie that shows professionalism as well as class at the same time. But don’t pick anything that clashes with your overall appearance.

Pants

The only thing to keep in mind when buying pants is –they must fit. That’s really all there is to pants. Too loose, it will look sloppy; too tight it will look inappropriate. As for the colors, blacks and shades of navy blue are your best bet to rock a first good impression.

Belt

There isn’t any rocket science when it comes to belts. There are three things to consider: color, buckle and style, and there is only one rule: the color of the belt should match your shoes.

Shoes

There are three very classy options when it comes to the right office shoes. You can pick either go for cape toe, polished oxfords, or a pair of wingtips. Whichever you pick, make sure they have been well-attended to. 

Hairstyles

We don’t know if you know this, but your hair style says a lot about your personality. To achieve a businessman look, aim for a trimmed, styled hair. Moreover, go clean-shaved unless you want to pitch in as a hipster.

Most importantly, remember you will get only one chance at an interview. The right attire will tell the interviewer that you are serious about the job and ready to step up and take your role responsibly.

 

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