Brown Shoes to an Interview?
I recently bought a pair of dark brown AE Park Avenue dress shoes on ebay and thought they would be good for a navy blue suit for IB interviews.
But someone was telling me that it's best to wear black shoes and only black shoes for finance interviews. Is this true?
This probably seems really petty, but i feel that theres a fine line between looking sharp and looking pretentious, and I dont want to cross it haha.
Thanks in advance
Why you should not wear brown shoes to an interview
Wearing black shoes to your interview is risk management. Black shoes are standard or interviews and are the most conservative choice. Wearing brown shoes may not matter or you could get dinged for it. Therefore it's best to air on the side of caution and wear black shoes. Once, you've secured an offer you can wear whatever you'd like.
from certified user @genghis khan
I've had colleagues ding people for wearing banker shirts, suspenders, double-breasted jackets, peak lapel jackets and the like. Personally, I may have thought those colleagues were assholes anyway, but the kid didn't get the offer regardless of what I thought of the banker in question. How many guys with long hair do you think make it through the process with an offer? Details sometimes matter, whether they should or not.