You worked on your CV for hours and even had a professional go over it. You’ve practiced the possible questions asked with your mentor and researched so thoroughly know more about the company than half the existing employees. You’ve got the outfit picked out… but what pair of leather shoes will leave the best impression on your potential employer? We have a few ideas.
If you’re interviewing at a young start up company, they may have told you that the interview dress code is office casual. Let’s be clear: that does not mean come in jeans and sneakers. Instead, impress them with a sharp pair of neutral chinos and these stunning suede oxfords. While the darkness of the café color may lean towards formal, the softness of the suede and the fun brogue detail will tell your future boss that you know how to balance work and play.
If your interview style is to go in confident and bold, take it all the way with the most boss boots in town. Not only is the boot a smarter choice for the winter months ahead, the choice of wearing a boot instead of an oxford to an interview will tell the interviewers that you’re not afraid to take the lead and march to the beat of your own drum. While these work great with the office casual look start up companies often suggest, you can also style the Chelsea with a suit without sacrificing style.
If you’re interviewing at a high-powered boutique broker firm where your style is as important as your performance, blow them away with the Olivier Single Monk Strap. It’s not a common style—yet. Don’t be surprised if someone asks where they’re from and you see them on a few feet on your first day. With stunning, hand painted Italian calfskin leather and bold hardware and cap-toe detail; you’re wearing a pair of shoes that transcends trendy.
If you’re vying for a position at a conservative company, you cannot go wrong with the Martin Wholecut Oxford. Not only is the wholecut the perfect formal shoe, the oxblood color seamlessly matches most suit colors without being as casual as basic brown.