How to Dress for an Architect Interview

by | Oct 30, 2019 | Architecture, Fashion, Featured

You might have heard this a lot of times that the first impression is the last and we couldn’t agree more. When it comes to the interview, you’ll have to make sure that you are dressing properly and appropriately. It is said that the interviewer will roughly take over 3 seconds to evaluate what type of person you are. Just a glance is enough for them to judge your personality, general appearance, body language, mannerisms, and, most notably, how you are dressed before you even sit down.

Therefore, if you have an interview soon, then be sure to look sharp and well-presented. Being well prepared for an interview is imperative because there is nothing worse than a candidate who appears untidy and messy. This article will take you through some of the most important things that are often overlooked. If you want to leave a good first impression on your interviewer, then read this article till the end! 

Men’s Attire for an Interview


Yes, you guessed it right, the suit is the only option for men to wear when they are preparing for an architect interview. However, pulling off the suit right is not as easy as you think it is. What you should do is get your hands on a dark color suits if you already don’t own any such suit. For example, you can choose between dark grey, navy blue, and black suit. Make sure they are plain and print less. Moreover, the biggest mistake almost every guy makes is they wear a suit that doesn’t fit them. You don’t want to repeat the same. The key to a perfect suit is its fit. If it fits you right, that is the one for you to choose from. 


When it comes to the tie, just a simple solid color will look the best. For example, solid red and blue always look good. The tip for rocking it perfectly is to make sure it is tied to the appropriate length in line with your belt. 


Probably the first thing your interviewer will notice in your entire outfit is what type of shoes you are wearing. Of course, if you are wearing a suit, then you’ll have to wear dress shoes to tie the whole look together. Never make a mistake to pair your runners with your suit. Get yourself a good pair of black lace-up shoes. 

A Good Watch

No outfit looks complete without wearing a good watch. Your watch doesn’t have to be over $ 4,000. A good quality stainless steel watch will do perfectly fine. Never reach for the too chunky watch, always pick the one that looks decent and classy. Your watch will bring the whole look together.

Beard and Hairs

Lastly, if you have a short, medium, and long beard, then make sure it is neat and properly trimmed. A messy beard will leave a negative impact on the interviewer. Same goes with your hairs, get a haircut before an interview, and try to look as groomed as you can. All this is about just to make you look more presentable. 

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