As a well travelled stylist, Tim has lived and worked in Sydney and New York City, and has over 10 years of experience in the menswear fashion industry, advising prominent sports people in the NBA and NFL, TV personalities, politicians and even being featured on Gear Patrol and NBC. With a focus on creating your own legacy Tim helps his clients curate the right garments for their wardrobe.
There is an undeniable truth to the fact that what you wear and how you wear it influences the outcome of any encounter especially with employers/ decision makers.
The reality is that people consciously and subconsciously form an opinion of you before you speak. So make it a mission to be intentional with the image you want to project.
Whether you are interviewing at a law firm, University or within the hospitality industry, the following are the top suit combo options that will best position you to set the right tone in an interview:
The Deal Makers
Navy or charcoal suit, notch lapels, single breasted 2 button. Bonus points showing off the functional buttons on cuff
Crisp white shirt, must be ironed. Bonus points being french cuffed with cuff link
Tie: burgundy, navy or silver with a slight patterned accent. Bonus points in doing a full windsor knot w/dimple
Shoes: black or dark brown. Bonus points appropriately matching the socks with your suit, tie and shoes.
Avoid coffee breath and take a mint
Wear nice cologne
The Deal Breakers
Light grey or black suits
No heavy pinstripe or heavy windowpane/check
Heavily patterned shirts with a patterned tie
Over accessorizing eg, tie bar with lapel pin with pocket square. ‘Elegance is elimination’
Please see my previous article- ‘Suit Sins’ for more No No’s