Formal first impressions

Posted: Sep 16 2014

Whatever job you are going for always wear clothes that will give off just the right impression. This does not mean that you have to go for plain and boring, in fact it can benefit you greatly if you insert a small amount of your personality into what you wear, if it is appropriate of course.

There are several ways in which you can do this, from a subtle pop of colour to a statement suit, which will you try?

A super sharp and sophisticated look is the full three-piece suit that is sure to impress and help you to stand out from the crowd. One of our most attention seeking suits is comprised from the Lewis Check blazer, the Lords check waistcoat and the Hawthorn trousers, all from the James Anderson Collection.

The Lewis check blazer, Lords waistcoat and Hawthorn trousers from the James Anderson Collection

The stunning check design draws the eye and is sure to make you an unforgettable candidate for the job. Wear with a skinny navy tie, as a bow tie may be slightly too formal for a job interview, smart Oxford shoes and the crisp white Bo shirt, as shown here. 

The grey Jake waistcoat made from textured wool

If full suits aren't your thing, or if you would simply feel more comfortable in slightly less formal attire, then why not opt for a waistcoat in stunning grey hues. The slim fit Jake waistcoat here is made from finely textured British wool. The five button opening and front pockets add fine detail to this fully lined waistcoat, and we know you'll agree that this is an incredibly on-trend and dapper look. Depending on the job that you are going for, this contemporary trend shows that you are current and fresh, two key aspects that many employers look for in their new recruits. 

If your job is much more casual, perhaps you know the employer or you are aiming to move up in the company that you are already working for, then you may be able to get away with something a little more creative. The athletic fit Neville light blue shirt is a great example of this.

Neville Light blue athletic fit shirt

The navy blue fabric detailing at the cuffs and collar contrast beautifully with the light blue cotton fabric, ensuring that you will stand out without making too much of a statement. The pop of yellow colour beneath the collar can suggest your creativity, and that you don't mind being a bit different. Therefore we think that this is a great shirt to display hints of your personality whilst still looking sophisticated enough to be taken seriously. For a more formal appearance, wear with navy suit trousers

Explore our full range of suits, shirts and waistcoats on our website. We have various colours, styles and level of detailing for you to choose your perfect interview style from. 

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