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    Interview. Navy or Charcoal

    I have a job interview coming up. It's a mid management position at the company I currently work for. Does anybody have a strong opinion about a navy vs. charcoal suit for the interview. I know that charcoal is somewhat more formal but does it really matter?
    Thanks in advance for thoughts.

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    Navy. I agree with the general psychology that certain colors impact how others view us. Blue is supposed to interject thoughts of calm, trust and confidence.

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    I like the idea of a charcoal suit, pale blue shirt, and blue or navy tie. If blue gives a feeling of calm and confidence, then surely it's good to have that color closest to your face?



    ^Not quite a true charcoal suit but you get the idea.

    But tbh there's nothing wrong with navy either.
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    i say either is perfectly fine.

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    Thanks all!

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    Whichever suit fits you better. If equal, flip a coin. I really do not think it matters at all. To me, navy and charcoal are both perfectly acceptable and interchangeable for all formal business purposes.

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    I think either would be fine.

    Good luck with the interview!

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    Either i fine. I'd go navy though, i figure more people will go charcoal/black in poor fits, so navy is just as appropriate while standing out a bit more. On a related note, blue is scientifically the color women like to see on men the most

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    Navy make you look younger whereas charcoal makes you look older. Select the color based upon what you wish to convey. In interviews, both have their advantages and disadvantages.


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    My experience and feeling is that a person is a bit more approachable when wearing blue. I have no scientific data for this, however.

    In my case, people have often told me that I'm not very approachable and I seem aloof. I'd go with blue. But it's been around 20 years since I've had a job interview that wasn't a set-up on an inside track, so what do I know?
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