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May 17, 2014 - 1:19am
Jeebles, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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May 17, 2014 - 1:25am
chinchopperchinchopper, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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May 19, 2014 - 11:58am
Anihilist, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not necessarily. Some designers/(people) prefer cuffed pants because the added weight at the bottom helps keep the pant leg straight and the lines cleaner.

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May 19, 2014 - 1:53pm
Skinnayyy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sadly, this will not end the "is this ok to wear on a job interview posts"

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May 20, 2014 - 9:01am
GMG, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Making sure your suit/shirt fits properly is pretty key too (around the shoulders etc). Alterations are your friend.

May 27, 2014 - 3:40pm
Pitbull Class, what's your opinion? Comment below:
GMG:

Making sure your suit/shirt fits properly is pretty key too (around the shoulders etc). Alterations are your friend.

I think the most they can take of is 1-2 inches.

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May 28, 2014 - 5:59am
GMG, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah true!

Shoulder alterations are more difficult and expensive so I always buy a jacket that fits my shoulders snugly and trousers that fit round the waist properly (altering a pair of trousers round the waist can mess with the pockets and pleats).

Save the alterations for simple things like sleeves/legs & bringing the waist in if needed but that's where they are most effective.

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May 20, 2014 - 11:38am
design, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Very basic, but good guide, nonetheless. Fit is the most important aspect of any outfit. Wearing a conservative, but ill-fitting suit is not going to do you any good because it will look sloppy. Likewise, you can probably get away with a little less conservative aspects of your outfit as long as the fit is good.

Some things that this guide didn't mention:

  • Structure of the suit's shoulders (padded shoulders vs. natural shoulders): a pretty minor detail to the average person, but does make a difference in how the suit is perceived (natural shoulders look a little less formal). You can read this article if you want some in-depth knowledge.

-Jacket lapels (notch vs. peak and lapel width): this one is pretty easy for finance guys. Stay the hell away from peak lapels. As for the lapel width, you can use your own judgement and eyeball it, but obviously nothing too narrow or too wide. The standard width is about 3 to 3.5 inches. If you come into an interview wearing one of those Tom Ford suits with those monstrous peak lapels, you're guaranteed to leave a terrible first impression.

May 20, 2014 - 2:43pm
TheSquale, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nice guide, too strict on tie length thought. I am not advocating too short/long tie but it's not mandatory that it falls EXACTLY on the buckle. But as a starter guide it's good stuff.

May 20, 2014 - 2:52pm
AcctNerd, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Based on the "Is it okay to wear flip-flops to an interview" questions, I'd take a tie of any length.

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May 20, 2014 - 11:36pm
LeveragedTiger, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Half-windsor all day erryday.

Also, nothing wrong with peak lapels. I have an excellent three-piece pinstripe navy suit with peak lapels. Adds a nice touch of formality to a standard suit.

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May 21, 2014 - 5:13pm
WalMartShopper, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm not a fatty, and assume most here aren't as well...I think four in hand looks fine 99% of the time. Just don't make it ridiculously tight

humblepie:

how do people feel about tie knots, I don't like the fat windsor look and mostly see try-hards/wannabes rocking that look... not sure if this is just my take though, do people agree?

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Mar 23, 2015 - 2:28pm
jrtadv, what's your opinion? Comment below:
WalMartShopper:

I'm not a fatty, and assume most here aren't as well...I think four in hand looks fine 99% of the time. Just don't make it ridiculously tight

humblepie:

how do people feel about tie knots, I don't like the fat windsor look and mostly see try-hards/wannabes rocking that look... not sure if this is just my take though, do people agree?

For me, it is just tougher to get a 4-in-hand to look as sharp as a half windsor. I'm a smaller guy so It also helps get the length right for me. The real moral of the story is, figure out which knot you like tying, and practice until you can get it consistently sharp.

Mar 24, 2015 - 4:09pm
Easy C, what's your opinion? Comment below:
humblepie:

how do people feel about tie knots, I don't like the fat windsor look and mostly see try-hards/wannabes rocking that look... not sure if this is just my take though, do people agree?

My Opinion(just that, nothing more) is that it also depends on the stye of the that you're using. I try to make the size of the knot correlate to the width of the tie.

May 21, 2014 - 10:51am
Governor Caesar, what's your opinion? Comment below:

the bit about semi-formal at the top is dead wrong. semi-formal IS black tie (i.e. tuxedo). no ifs, ands or buts about it. If you wear a suit to a "semi-formal" event you will be underdressed. "formal" means white tie (i.e. tails, white gloves, waistcoat, white bow tie, etc.)

and as far as lapels...I wouldn't wear peak lapels to an interview, but they're perfectly acceptable for work if you know what you are wearing.

May 22, 2014 - 9:49pm
Beachbum89, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agree with Governor Caesar. In this graphic, "Semi-Formal" should be labeled "Business" and "Formal" should be "Semi-Formal (Black Tie)". There should be another picture depicting "Formal (White Tie)" which you would really only wear to events like Christmas or debutante balls, and even then only if you're an active participant in the event (usually).

May 23, 2014 - 12:39am
Dingdong08, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Jeans are not business casual but senior guys, especially at smaller shops where there's less general bureaucracy and rules, can do more or less whatever they like. I've been that guy many times-business casual or formal business attire environment and I'll show up in jeans and a sports coat. But I control my time and know if I need to be in full battle gear or if jeans cut it. If an associate does that there's a good chance if they wear jeans I may pull them into a meeting.

May 23, 2014 - 12:33pm
AndyLouis, what's your opinion? Comment below:

just noticed the guy dressed for a date (sports coat) looks just like Jon Cryer from 2 and a half men

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May 23, 2014 - 2:31pm
dodo.stavrev, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A few people addressed the full windsor look. It's a personal favorite but bare in mind that it doesn't work with thick ties. It's all about the fabric, if you are doing a more casual vineyard vines tie, then full windsors work perfectly but for some ties you just have to stick with four-in-hand. As far as jeans go, I had an Asset Management internship where jeans on friday were fine, but it all depends on the company really.

May 24, 2014 - 4:11am
Casanova, what's your opinion? Comment below:

good work

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May 24, 2014 - 5:26pm
IBNazi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just to add on, I have some other handy cheat sheets that some might find useful:

Regarding blazer buttons: http://i.imgur.com/qvJ4kh5.jpg Miscellaneous how to wear a suit: http://i.imgur.com/9ZyEGvb.jpg

Read some of the comments and I think WSO should just make an official WSO guide to dressing. Solve the age old question of "what should I wear" and so we can all get on the same page.

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May 24, 2014 - 6:07pm
heister, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why would you need to say to leave 1/2 inch of shirt cuff exposed then say jacket sleeve shouldn't exceed the knuckles. How big of a fucking shirt do they think guys wear?

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Jun 30, 2014 - 12:34pm
kinginthenorth, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Posting so I can save the thread

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Jul 1, 2014 - 2:02am
ramadjaffri, what's your opinion? Comment below:

ROBBING STAGECOACHES LOL

Fortes fortuna adiuvat.
Jul 16, 2014 - 1:27am
TrinaAEvans, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Much obliged for these tips, will definitely forward them.

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Mar 22, 2015 - 2:23pm
AY01, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Great tips and visuals! Than you very much.

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Mar 23, 2015 - 6:10pm
sevensevens, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Does anyone actually carry a bow tie?

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Oct 29, 2015 - 7:45pm
Zweihander, what's your opinion? Comment below:

and after you offer her your handkerchief, ask if she wants a slice of penis pie too

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Nov 1, 2015 - 5:26am
SF_G, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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