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    Is a grey flannel suit appropriate for job interviews?

    The types of jobs i'll be applying for are mainly clothing retail stores like topman, urban outfitters etc, and mainly younger people shops. So im guessing that places like that would be more lenient on their standard dress code for interviews.

    The suit is more on the middle/lighter side of grey. Do you think this kind of suit would be appropriate for interviews and such?

    http://www.topman.com/en/tmuk/produc...020?bi=1&ps=20
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    Can you post an image?

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    Just added a link. But of course I'd wear a shirt and tie, not a roll neck like in the picture

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    I wouldn't wear it for an interview at a bank or a law firm or suchlike but I think for those sorts of jobs it ought to be fine.
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    I haven't worked in this sector, but I cannot see how you could go wrong wearing a suit to an interview.

    I like a flannel suit and this one is nice and well priced. Its not too formal so it may give you bonus marks for making an effort and help you stand out for having that something different.

    If anything a little too light for my taste, if the option is there I would choose a dark blue/navy or darker grey, maybe in a slight check.

    But either way, i think this will do the trick.

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    Not a fan, colour is too light.

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    Definitely fine, I have a grey flannel and wear it to work and clients (government senior contacts) and they don't bat an eyelid. Not a problem at all.

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    Though the roll neck modelled with that suit is very chunky, I think the suit would look cool with a lightweight black roll neck and a pair of black chelseas - a real beatnik look.

    If the job is for a clothes retailer, there's no harm in standing out a bit in the style terms.. while a shirt & tie is a safe bet, it's also fairly unmemorable. I know from interviewing people that it's the ones who look a bit different always stand out in my mind and I have a habit of subconciously marking down the suit and tie candidtates on first impressions alone.

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    Maybe choose a darker grey colour- the light grey is kinda a bit too casual. I think you'd want to give them the impression that you are serious about the job but that you are young/youth-orientated like the brand. But it is very smart to wear a Topman suit if that's the place you're applying to.

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