What shall I wear?

Hi people, as some of you know I've got a presentation to attend on Friday at my nearest AFCO.

On the letter that came with the information pack, it says it's an informal presentation and it's just to show you what the Navy has to offer.

I've just come off the blower to my dad and he says I should wear something smart like a suit and tie.

I told him it's informal and it's just a careers advisor going through all the jobs, etc - He said not to be so stupid and they're assessing you from the minute you enter the building. He said if I go down in a tracksuit top and hoody or jeans and T-Shirt, they'll think I'm scruffy!

So I'm asking people with experience, what shall I wear?

Suit, Shirt, Tie and looking the business

Tracksuit Bottoms/Hoody

Jeans/T-Shirt
 
None of the above, if it is genuinely an informal presentation my guess would be smart casual, making sure everything is clean smart and properly pressed. There is no better way of standing out than turning up dressed as if Queenie was giving the presentation when in fact it is the chief in casual rig.
 
Maxi_77 said:
None of the above, if it is genuinely an informal presentation my guess would be smart casual, making sure everything is clean smart and properly pressed. There is no better way of standing out than turning up dressed as if Queenie was giving the presentation when in fact it is the chief in casual rig.

I fully agree with Peter, polished shoes not trainers, slacks not jeans, open neck cotton shirt well pressed, sweater or jacket.

No No's T shirts, Hoodies, Jeans, trainers, chewing gum, smoking, clutching a bottle of water.

Nutty
 
Nutty said:
Maxi_77 said:
None of the above, if it is genuinely an informal presentation my guess would be smart casual, making sure everything is clean smart and properly pressed. There is no better way of standing out than turning up dressed as if Queenie was giving the presentation when in fact it is the chief in casual rig.

I fully agree with Peter, polished shoes not trainers, slacks not jeans, open neck cotton shirt well pressed, sweater or jacket.

No No's T shirts, Hoodies, Jeans, trainers, chewing gum, smoking, clutching a bottle of water.

Nutty

Thanks for the response you two!

Couple of ?s

What are 'Slacks'?

And have you got any links to the clothes you suggested as I'll obviously have to do a bit of shopping here! lol

Would you have a long-sleeve shirt or a short-sleeve?

Black shoes?

So all in all - Shoes, shirt (White?) (LS or SS?), Trousers (Black?) and a nice Jumper?

Oh and Peter, when it comes to the interviews, etc, would it be wise to wear the suit then?
 

slim

War Hero
Take notice of Maxi and Nutty and you won't go far wrong. If asked any questions speak in a clear voice,do not mumble, above all treat the guys giving the presentation with respect.
Lastly engage brain before mouth, DO NOT GOB OFF!
 
slim said:
Take notice of Maxi and Nutty and you won't go far wrong. If asked any questions speak in a clear voice,do not mumble, above all treat the guys giving the presentation with respect.
Lastly engage brain before mouth, DO NOT GOB OFF!

Hahah, cheers slim!

I'm always confident of the way I speak, manners, respect, etc... it's just the appearance bit always worries me!
 
Just to emphasis Slim's point (b*gger it there I go agreeing with people again) LISTEN, THINK, THINK AGAIN the speak. Be honest tell them the truth not what you think they want to hear. You will get more respect for saying you don't know unless of course it is something that even the dumbest half wit will know.

Be confident and respectful but not too deferential, remeber they need you as well as you wanting to join them.

Peter
 
Maxi_77 said:
Just to emphasis Slim's point (b*gger it there I go agreeing with people again) LISTEN, THINK, THINK AGAIN the speak. Be honest tell them the truth not what you think they want to hear. You will get more respect for saying you don't know unless of course it is something that even the dumbest half wit will know.

Be confident and respectful but not too deferential, remeber they need you as well as you wanting to join them.

Peter

Thanks Maxi!

I'm a little bit nervous already! Perhaps if I was a little bit slimmer, I would be more confident! Packing a little bit extra you see which I fear will count against me! Bloody hell I only need another month to shift it, but alas, the lady phoned and now I MUST attend!

I'm not saying I'm obese, I'm 5ft 9 and 12.5 stone! So a teeny bit porky! lol! I should be a stone lighter - Hence the '1 more month needed'
 
RoofRat said:
One other tip Creddly, for God sakes look the interview in the eye when answering questions.
RoofRat

lol Check!

Nah, seriously though, I'm not worried about the way I speak. I don't repeat myself, have a wide vocabulary when I open up (But don't use it over the top), I don't slur, I have a clear, deep voice! Not trying to blow my own horn - It's all I have got going really! lol

It's just the appearance that worries me!

What would you lads say to this jumper and shirt with a pair of black 'Slacks' lol and polished black shoes?

http://order.next.co.uk/zoom/zoom.a...05-946-X38w&h=1315&w=900&loc=&pb=&pp=&ps=&n=C
 
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