I’ve always had problems dressing-up when dressing in a suit isn’t an option. When going to an interview, or some kind of professional event where a suit would be overkill, what do you wear? These days when you are competing for a position with countless others, the impression that your clothes make might make the difference between a paycheck and the soup line. I chose this combination. I decided to match this pair of pinstriped Theory trousers with one of my favorite shirts. Not too dressy, but definitely not a pair of ratty dockers. Professional without without the business formality of the classic navy suit and tie.
I love french cuffs because I love cuff links. If I can find a reason, no matter how flimsy, to wear these Spitfire cuff links from the Imperial War Museum, I will. If you have read the blog, you know how much I like little accents that add individuality to conventionally styled pieces. I don’t mean a Loony Tunes tie, or some novelty piece of clothing, but something classic that might catch the eye of an observer. These are not things that scream at you from across the room, but subtle notes that might provoke a question from an interested party. By all means, be ready to tell a story about your chosen item when the question is asked. The backstory, if it is a good one, will stick in the memory of the bored HR official, and might just keep your resume out of the slush pile.