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Examples of Potential Men’s Interview Dress

Examples of Potential Men's Interview Dress

A wide range of clothing styles can be appropriate for men to wear to an interview. The men above are dressed in an array of potential interview dress. Read various positive and negative comments from various recruiters.

Example of Men's Dress

Negative Comments:

  • The sweatshirt-looking sweater is too sloppy.- Accounting Firm
  • While this is the way many of our engineers look on the job, it is inappropriate for an interview. I’d expect him to ask me if I’d like to go shoot some hoops after.- Technical Field
  • Pants are too long. Sweater is fine for office, but definitely should wear to interview.- Consulting Firm
  • My biggest suggestion: Hem those pants!- Hotel & Restaurant Management

Mixed Comments:

  • This gentleman doesn’t look particularly sloppy, but that is a risk you can run with a baggy sweater and longer khakis.- Accounting Firm
Example of Men's Dress

Negative Comments:

  • In interviewing with [an equipment rental agency], the more casual “without a tie” would be acceptable, if not appropriate.- Equipment Rental Agency

Mixed Comments:

  • The suit rocks, but really needs to class it up with a shirt and tie.- Meat Producer
  • Add a tie and it would be perfect!- Hotel & Restaurant Management
Example of Men's Dress

Positive Comments:

  • This person is very appropriate for both an interview and work day setting. There is no need for this person to change the style of his hair.- Business Solutions Company
  • Very good college look. Very good for young professional. Jacket not needed. Hair is great!- Express Delivery Service

Negative Comments:

  • The dark pants, tie and shirt without a jacket are a little too electronic store salesman looking.- Accounting Firm

Mixed Comments:

  • With a suit jacket, this would be a very professional outfit for interviewing or a meeting.- Graphic Design
Example of Men's Dress

Positive Comments:

  • Casual confidence.- Conference Center
  • Very smartly dressed. I don’t feel a tie is always a necessity if the other articles of clothing are appropriate. At one point I felt that if meeting with a client, men should always wear a tie – now the culture seems to be more flexible even in that situation.- Engineering Consultant

Negative Comments:

  • A tie is a must when interviewing.- Meat Production
  • It’s not the lack of tie that is inappropriate, but the lack of a collar. Our office is full time business casual, but colors are required, meaning that while a golf shirt is more casual, it is also more appropriate.- Accounting Firm
  • The lack of a tie doesn’t bother me (folks I work with wear ties only if they are interviewing someplace else or on their way to a funeral). The lack of a collar does bother me, however. He looks too “artsy” for our environment, but I’d have to see the resume and talk to him before I made any final decisions. He could be a wonderfully creative engineer and his pocket protector is on the inside of the jacket!- Technical Field
Example of Men's Dress

Positive Comments:

  • Great for interview or important business meeting.
  • Although some viewers may prefer a matching blazer and slacks, this approach would not be inappropriate.- Hotel & Restaurant Management

Negative Comments:

  • The pants should coordinate better with the jacket.- Communications Company
  • His facial hair is distracting and he really needs the pants hemmed, but his attempt deserves merit.- Meat Producer
  • And is that a “soul patch” on his face? It’s GOT to go!- Hotel & Restaurant Management
Example of Men's Dress

Positive Comments:

  • Really, nothing could be changed about this outfit.
  • The immediate impression you get from being in the presence of someone dressed in this manner is, “THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL!”- Concession Services
  • Perfect for interview. More than is needed for most important meetings, but certainly acceptable! Too dressy for typical work day.- Paper Producer
  • Exactly what I would expect from an interviewee.- Accounting Firm
  • Much more appropriate for an interview. I rarely see anyone dressed this formally in our office on a normal work day.- Accounting Firm
  • Great attire. It’s classic – appropriate in almost any situation.- Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • High end interview suit, never a bad choice.- Accounting Firm

Mixed Comments:

  • Make sure to know how casual the company that you are interviewing at is. This could be far too formal for many companies.
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