For each BB bank in particular, which color tie would you choose for the summer analyst investment banking interview?

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white shirt.

Tie color=NOT SOLID. no vineyard vines pattern

Navy blue tie, with some type of lighter color stripes

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Think logically here... can't go wrong with a dark suit a white or light blue shirt and a tie that matches and is not overly flamboyant.

Other than that, it's more about looking put-together, and interviewing confidently.



I don't think each bank prefers candidates that wear a particular color tie...i agree just look good


I don't know what's funnier, the questions or the responses.


i like light pink with some blue in it


The color of your tie is the least of your worries in preparation for an interview. Just look like you've put on a suit before and avoid loud colors. Still, don't be so conservative that you look like a mortician.


Green, bitch.


I would definitely say the most important part of the tie is that you actually know how to tie it properly. Actually, scratch that, that you know how to tie it and you give yourself plenty of time to perfect the length and knot a couple times when you're suiting up prior to the interview. Nothing worse than being rushed just before game time.


Try getting one of these:

Notice the perfectly co-ordinating trend lines: upwards with the bulls and downwards with the bears. If I were interviewing you, and you came in sporting that tie, I'd hire you on the spot.


I kinda think honestly wearing crazy ties like that might help you. Sure you'll piss a few people off, but on the other hand some banker will find it admirable that you have a sense of humor...maybe


I think wearing the tie Endgame posted would be hilarious. It's discreet enough to where the more conservative guys probably won't notice it, but you could probably get the more laid back ones to notice it.

Edit: Did not see the $415 ($425 Buy it now) price on the tie. All I saw was the $7.50 shipping, so I thought, "Hey, it's a cheap tie. I might get one."


That tie is truly awful - maybe good for a few laughs.

My interviews - blue suit, white shirt, bizarre paisley tie, and ninja turtles watch.

Works like a charm.


can't go wrong with a piano key necktie :)


Can you really go right with a piano key necktie? :P :)

I've always been curious about why you avoid solid colours? I always thought that the standard interview dress was dark blue suit, white shirt, blue tie with a Windsor knot.

I did my last interview in a grey suit, white shirt and a dark coloured diagonally striped tie, but that's beside the point :)


When you refer to the "standard interview dress" as blue tie - that does not refer to a solid blue tie.

That would look awful.

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