“You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression”. We’ve all heard that a person at a party or an interviewer make a first impression of you within the first 60 seconds. Well, not to intimidate you, but research by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov shows that you need to have your act together within a blink of an eye. They claim it takes all but 10 seconds for someone to build a first impression of you. This is where the importance of how you dress comes in and especially the shoes you wear to the interview. Whether you’re going for an interview with a high flying layer firm, bank or a more laid back work place here are a few suggestions for you.
Loake 356 Loafer
This Loake penny loafer is a stunning interview shoe. Perfect for those intimidating formal interviews, the black polished leather will look the business with a two piece suit. Goodyear welted and fully leather lined with a shock absorbing flexible insole, you will not only look great but be comfortable. Meaning you can give all you attention to the interview at hand. The 356 is available in polished black leather and dark brown suede, for a more relaxed look.
Arguably one of the most iconic Barker shoes created. A modern alternative to the traditional Oxford brogue with the addition of suede inserts or a lasered paisley motif. The McClean has withstood the test of time since its introduction back in 2013. Gaining popularity from around the world for its contemporary styling and adaptability whether worn down the aisle or to an interview. The Mclean is perfect if you are looking to make an eye-catching impression. Available in several colours but the most iconic of which have to be the cedar or rosewood calf with navy suede insert panels.
While not the most obvious choice for an interview or workplace shoe, a suave suede chukka boot offers a casual look for those more relaxed interviews. Pair these chukkas with a crisp turn up and some nice socks and they become a solid menswear statement for any smart casual look. Goodyear welted Dainite rubber soles and fully leather lined. The Holborn is available in; black suede, chocolate suede, polo snuff suede and tan grain leather.