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controlfreak
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:04 PM
:help:

ok it's interview time again for controlfreak tomorrow... and I am having a wardrobe malfunction!

It is not a hugely classy job but I want to look smart. Normally I would be wearing a shirt, and trousers that fall somewhere in the gap between jeans and suit trousers... but since the weather is getting colder and I have some distance to travel, I would rather dress for warmth. Wearing a suit jacket over the shirt is too posh and definitely OOTQ. I have this black woollen turtleneck jumper with a zip neck that is quite appropriate, so I tried wearing it over the shirt. With the zip up I look like a French assassin. With the zip down so that the shirt neck can be seen, it looks a bit.... strange. Alternatively I can wear the jumper with a t-shirt underneath (too casual?) or the shirt with a t-shirt underneath (not that warm).

So my question is, do normal people wear open-necked jumpers with shirts underneath, because right now I am looking at myself in the mirror and I look like some kind of avant-garde winter catalogue model from another planet!

Help! - and thanks...

:help:

drake3781
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:11 PM
:help:

ok it's interview time again for controlfreak tomorrow... and I am having a wardrobe malfunction!

It is not a hugely classy job but I want to look smart. Normally I would be wearing a shirt, and trousers that fall somewhere in the gap between jeans and suit trousers... but since the weather is getting colder and I have some distance to travel, I would rather dress for warmth. Wearing a suit jacket over the shirt is too posh and definitely OOTQ. I have this black woollen turtleneck jumper with a zip neck that is quite appropriate, so I tried wearing it over the shirt. With the zip up I look like a French assassin. With the zip down so that the shirt neck can be seen, it looks a bit.... strange. Alternatively I can wear the jumper with a t-shirt underneath (too casual?) or the shirt with a t-shirt underneath (not that warm).

So my question is, do normal people wear open-necked jumpers with shirts underneath, because right now I am looking at myself in the mirror and I look like some kind of avant-garde winter catalogue model from another planet!

Help! - and thanks...

:help:

Pictures please!

My first thought is a type of shirt under the jumper so that you have something under it, but it cannot be seen. But I'll have to see the pictures to get clear on whaty your choices are.

controlfreak
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:15 PM
ok this guy seems to have it down

http://images.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_250/289_fashion_advice.jpg

only his colours are red and blue whereas mine are blue and black.

anyway that is the general idea of the look I am asking about.

drake3781
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:21 PM
OK, I don't care for the pointed collar shirt under sweaters with the collar showing above the sweater.

What I recommend is a *nice* tshirt underneath. This tshirt would have a round neck, pretty high, and the band around the neck is thinner than on a regular tshirt and the fabric is of a nicer look than a regular tshirt. It could also be a neutral or even a complimentary color, not white.

This gives a clean, simple, and elegant look and is easy to manage.

Helen Lawson
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:24 PM
ok this guy seems to have it down

http://images.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_250/289_fashion_advice.jpg

only his colours are red and blue whereas mine are blue and black.

anyway that is the general idea of the look I am asking about.

I find nothing wrong with that at least from an American's viewpoint, as long as that's generally how you'll be dressing at the job.

I interviewed a chick once, and she was wearing her big tongue stud. Don't wear a tongue stud to the interview.

drake3781
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:28 PM
I find nothing wrong with that at least from an American's viewpoint, as long as that's generally how you'll be dressing at the job.

I interviewed a chick once, and she was wearing her big tongue stud. Don't wear a tongue stud to the interview.

Helen is right too; the above will work.

But I thought yours is a zip neck turtleneck? Pointed collar shirt under that will look odd. Can you take some pics of your sweater neck with shirt?

Sally Struthers
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:35 PM
ok this guy seems to have it down

http://images.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_250/289_fashion_advice.jpg

only his colours are red and blue whereas mine are blue and black.

anyway that is the general idea of the look I am asking about.

that looks ok to me except I prefer a more monochromatic color pallet

Kart
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:45 PM
My fashion advice to you is:
- Always wear a look you're comfortable with.
- If in doubt, wear black.

controlfreak
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:51 PM
I can't be bothered getting the camera out right now, sorry

this guy is working something like what I have.... kind of dad-like :scared: :

http://www.printwear.de/images/artikelbilder/w740.jpg

in fact the jumper I have is exactly like this guy's:

http://www.indigoclothing.com/images/links/jason_zip_neck.jpg

if you can imagine him wearing this underneath (and I am better-looking than him obviously):

http://embroidery.cc/images/S500T-PortAuthority-small.jpg

it would be more normal to wear a t-shirt under it but I want to show that I made the effort of wearing a shirt.

Helen Lawson
Nov 8th, 2006, 06:59 PM
I personally think the zip-up, from an American viewpoint, is far too informal for really any kind of job interview. Can you wear it, and then like leave it somewhere during the interview?

Sally Struthers
Nov 8th, 2006, 07:05 PM
what kind of job are you interviewing for? I think it is better to err on the side of overdressing for the job than underdressing and looking too informal and slovenly. I don't think the shirt would look good under that black jumoer as you call it.