Gary Sinise Uniforms for Success suit color

First off Thank You to whoever answers this question. Your input is well received and appreciated.

This summer Joseph a Banks and the Gary Sinise foundation have put together a uniforms for success drive to help provide suits for veterans entering the workforce. You are limited to their executive suits and while they may not be the high end suits that many people on this website are accustomed too they are a great starting point and I’m very happy to see someone making a useful contribution.

My question is this:
I am a six foot tall man, thin but in good shape. I already have a charcoal grey suit that I got a few years ago after my wedding. I have heard that navy blue suits are a good second suit but I want something that stands out since I will be graduating from college this year. I’ve already seen several people in my class show up to job fairs wearing very similar suits that just…well you are just a face. So I’ve decided that I want either a medium grey or a light grey suit so that I have a second option to my charcoal especially during the hotter months here in Virginia. I’m leaning towards the medium grey since its more forml but still helps me stand out in a crowd. Which of these would better prepare me to set myself apart without crossing any professional lines. I want to make good use of this very generous offer. I also like tighter patterns like the herringbone because they are only noticed when you are closer so any recommendations there would also be appreciated. I think they add a little depth but again I am just getting my sea legs.

Oh before I forget, my degree is International Relations: Strategic Intelligence Studies so I will primary be chasing a career in foreign affairs. I understand different careers have different codes but I really don’t want to dress like a politicians aide.

3 Replies to “Gary Sinise Uniforms for Success suit color”

  1. In addition to what I just shared with you in my previous answer, here’s more of what Antonio from Real Man Real Style has to say about dressing up for a job interview –

    “Remember This

    Your interview attire will not get you a job – but failing to manage it can hurt your chances for a position. Your aim in dressing well is to present yourself in the best possible light throughout your interview.Wear clothing that fits, is made of quality material, and is appropriate for the interview.By doing these simple things you ensure the interviewer focuses on your skills and what you have to offer; not your appearance.”

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    Hope this helps!

  2. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your graduation. It takes a lot of brains and style to get it on in the work force. Good looks for tall men are ones with clean lines and a few horizontal elements to break up your vertical a little. Texture, Layers and Patterning are all good choices for a tall men.

    A herringbone or birds eye looks good on a tall man like you. It’s a little less overwhelming than a dyed pattern. Greys, whites and khakis are all good colors to go with. Black and navy will make you look thinner. Wear light textures or patterns to keep your suit from looking monolithic. Choose a comfortable fit for your body since you’ll be sitting and possibly moving in the suit for long periods at a time when you start working.

    For hot weather, you need to consider light weight, breathability, sun protection and deliberate style. You can go for linen, wool, and cotton.
    For more information on style tips, visit Real Men, Real Style

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