[Fit & Fashionable] What to Wear to a Job Interview: MEN’S EDITION

[Fit & Fashionable] What to Wear to a Job Interview: MEN’S EDITION

First impressions matter most. Look your best at your job interview.

One of the most popular searches on Google is ‘What to wear to a job interview’. I will admit it’s a bit perplexing, because you don’t exactly get a wardrobe guide from the company you’re interviewing for. One of my professors in college told me that, “Even if you’re interviewing to work as a ditch digger, always look like you’re interviewing to become Chief Executive.” Basically what that means is when it comes to interviews, you must look your absolute best. If you already know that you should look ‘nice’, then you’re wrong. The key is to look professional. Being overdressed is better than being undressed.

Even if you feel overdressed for the job, you’re doing it right. Not one single employer will say, “You look too nice for the job.” Your outfit is the first thing your employer sees. It’s their first impression of you, and there’s no going back. You could have every qualification that the job entails, but it all depends on how your employer sees you. Once they’ve seen you in your outfit, they will make a mental note of what you wore to the interview, and it could very well affect their decision making process.

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to wear a suit, fellas. Although if you want to, then go for it! Feeling great about what you’re wearing will certainly boost some confidence in yourself, and may even get you the job. Adding your own touch of uniqueness to your outfit, like a tie, will get you noticed by your employer. Even though looking professional is important, the most important thing is looking like yourself.

Here are some great men’s items that will help you out with your job hunt!

Cosmezin BD Shirt





The ever so classic button up is a staple piece that everyone should have in their closet. If you don’t own one yet, you should probably get right on that. You never know when it can come in handy for certain occasions, especially for a job interview. This Cosmizen BD white button up, from Idle/Ido, is a piece of clothing that will be in your closet forever. It’s simple, sleek, and you can dress it up however you like.

  • Shirt Length, (S – 26 1/2", M – 27 1/2" , L – 28" , XL – 29")
  • Chest Circumference, (S – 40" , M – 42" , L – 44", XL – 45 1/2")
  • Sleeve Length, (S- 23 3/4" , M – 24 3/4" , L – 25 1/4" , XL – 25 3/4")
  • Shoulder, (S – 16 1/2" , M – 17", L – 17 1/2", XL – 18 1/4")
  • 100% Cotton

Something Superb Chino Pants

Something Strong



These navy slim fit chino pants, by Something Strong, combines professionalism and style. Sometimes black trousers can be quite a bore and these chino pants will add a touch of color and warmth to the outfit.

  • Slim Fit
  • Printed Inner Lining
  • Zipper Fly
  • Made out of Chino Cloth
  • Stretch Fabric

Farringdon Winged Tip Oxford


Cobble & Hyde



I absolutely love these oxfords because the detailed perforations create an intricate design that is one of a kind. Cobble & Hyde creates beautiful handcrafted leather footwear that looks impeccable, chic and sophisticated.

  • Constructed of full grain calfskin leather by a skilled craftsman
  • Wing Tip Oxford, finished with color consistent laces
  • Perforated with a full brogue scalloped pattern
  • Beautiful, deep brown hue
  • Fully leather lined with padded insole for comfort
  • Blake welting directly stitches the outer sole to the insole for a lightweight flexibility

Blue Quilt Necktie


Harrison Blake Apparel



This is definitely not your average tie. This Blue Quilted Necktie, by Harrison Blake Apparel, will add a touch of personality to your outfit. Pairing this tie with the white shirt and navy pants will totally bring the look together.

Staple Belt





You can never forget about the belt! A great accessory for the average business man. Or in this case, someone who is trying to become the average business man. BNVVT carries some casual leather belts that will become your everyday belt, once you get that job of course!

  • An heirloom leather piece, whose patina radiates wisdom and experience
  • Black, Dark Brown and Light Brown pieces available in the following sizes: Wearers with 30-34” waist should invest in the 105cm length. Wearers with 34-38” waist should invest in the 115 cm length.

By: Danielle Gatewood

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