Interview Clothing?

Rising sophomore at west coast school here. Curious as to what kind of attire I should be wearing for interviews. I will be overhauling my wardrobe this summer, looking to get a new suit, ties, shoes, etc... Currently only have one black suit, 3 dress shirts which are my dad's old ones, and black shoes which are new and I will keep.

interested in hearing if there's a difference in expectations for west coast vs. NY, as I've notices CA offices have very chill attire. 

Especially curious as to what color suit I should wear. I've heard from some that black suits are no-go, while others say it's fine for SA interviews. If I do need navy blue, I'd need brown shoes right? (not the most fashion savvy).

Lastly, what kind of tie is suitable. I know bright ties are usually not it, so what color would go with a white or light grey shirt. Also, is cologne the move or is it better to not wear. i'm an asian kid so bod odor is not an issue lmao.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
May 16, 2022 - 5:11pm

Wear a blue/navy or charcoal suit with a white or blue shirt and a solid/non-crazy tie that matched. Wear shoes that match.

Don't need to overthink this - better to be overdressed than under…

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 16, 2022 - 5:11pm

Rule of thumb is always better to be formal. Just get a good fitting navy suit, black shoes done. 

  • Investment Analyst in HF - Other
May 19, 2022 - 4:06pm

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