At what level are pinstripes and flash ok?

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I’m being flown in for an in-person with a PE roll-up and wanted to get an opinion on attire. The position is SVP and reports directly to CEO and CFO, I unfortunately put on weight working from home over the last 4 months and the only things that currently still fit well are a Zegna 2 button navy pinstripe and a Hugo boss black pinstripe. I almost always wear French cuffs during meetings in my current position as I am a lawyer by trade and was always taught that it’s correct courtroom attire. I may be able to get away with a darker grey Joseph aboud, especially if I can eat right for the next few days, but wanted a few opinions if I am ok with higher end flash. I was also going to sport my Apple Watch but have a pretty solid collection if you think I should wear something more appropriate, movado, Rolex, tag.

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Jul 22, 2020 - 1:49pm

it is less important for someone at your level but I would lean towards the darker grey suit vs the pinstripes. button or french cuff doesn't really matter either at your level as long as the cufflinks are discrete. pass on the apple watch for now and wear a classic conservative piece.

 
Jul 23, 2020 - 8:09pm

In this case I think that pinstripes will be just fine, as i doubt either of those are huge chalky obnoxious ones. I'd encourage you to eat right regardless - but you are fine here.

I wouldn't wear the apple watch - I don't like them much in formal settings, and personally think they look awful with a suit. Just out of place. Pick your favorite and wear it.

For more senior level roles people aren't going to bat an eye at it. You might get some shit but I have a feeling you can handle yourself just fine.

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