Over the last decade, so much has changed about the way we work—and that includes what we wear to do our jobs. We’re guessing you’ve noticed that there’s only a select number of industries that still require men to wear a suit to work everyday—and that there’s a growing number who count hoodies and sneakers as acceptable workwear on top of that (guilty as charged). That freedom is wonderful on every day except maybe one: The day you interview for the gig. With the pendulum swinging from fleece-wear to tailoring and back again, figuring out how to present yourself for that all-important first meeting can be tricky, and potentially hurt your chances of landing the job if not executed properly.
While, yes, what you should wear to an interview will change depending on what industry you work in and what specific role you’re applying for, there are still some universal truths every modern guy can benefit from. Here to break them down are four people who spend every day helping men look their best and sharpest. Listen, learn, then go grab that job. Worst comes to worst and you don’t get the offer you’re looking for, you’ll still have a top-notch fit to flex in on your next big meeting or night out.