What to Wear? (part 4)
Use the second picture of my leg as a proper indication of the jacket’s color. I took these pictures after dark inside without the aid of natural light. The particular occasion was a recognition dinner at my Fraternity. The atmosphere called for a suit, but did not demand a sense of business. Hence, I made some subtle changes to the standard wearing of a gray business suit to fit with a more social occasion.
- Burgundy shoes (with matching belt) instead of black.
- A white shirt instead of the usual blue or subtle pattern.
- A floral tie instead of a more conservative stripe or solid pattern.
Understanding the impression that small differences can make such as a floral tie versus a conservative stripe will cause you to stand out in a very positive way. The biggest impact you will see is in job interviews or work presentations. Presenting yourself in a manner that is well put together can leave a lasting impression on the people you need to impress.
Heading out to dinner with a friend. For the casual environment, it really is hard to go wrong with Khaki Chinos.
A Sunday of studying and test taking with some good food and good television later that night.
Monday night classes. However, the desired affect was attained. Upon entering the college I made a great impression on the Director of IT. For all I know I could be interviewing with him in just a few months time for a job at the college. Keeping yourself dressed at a level above the rest can pay off unexpectedly.