Dress to Impress

  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Aug 03, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    So, despite being gay, I'm actually quite terrible at dressing myself fashionably. I'm interviewing to be a server/barback at this trendy nightclub called the Fifth Element, and the owner told me "Dress to Impress" during our phone conversation.

    What does dress to impress mean in a club setting? I'd really appreciate any suggestions!!! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 03, 2010 5:53 AM GMT

    I can't imagine a barback attire is more than a pr of blk fitted pants and a blk slim fit bttndwn. Impress him by adding a blazer? Good luckicon_cool.gif
  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Aug 03, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    Thanks!
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    Aug 03, 2010 6:26 AM GMT

    Kill the blazer. Maybe add a skinny tie and a summer blk linen V-neck sweater. All blk.
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    Aug 03, 2010 8:36 AM GMT
    Do you know anybody, or through a connection, anyone who knows the server/barback dress code at the place? How about a website? Is there any way that you can do any advanced intelligence on the place, the culture, etc?
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    Aug 03, 2010 9:27 AM GMT
    Go to the club's website and see how the staff dresses.
    Other than that, I'd say "dress to impress" means be in top shape and go nude.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 03, 2010 11:19 AM GMT
    Dress to impress means many different things depending on who you need to impress
    It's going to be very different at a Bar than if it's coming from a Law Firm
    I like the idea of going to the website see the kind of dress ie: trendy
    or laid back
    and go from there
    You also can't go wrong with a pair of black slacks white shirt skinny tie
    or a black V neck ... jacket optional
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    Aug 03, 2010 11:27 AM GMT
    This is pretty fly

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    O alternatively like this:

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    Aug 03, 2010 11:55 AM GMT
    For the love of god don't wear all black.

    Nice black shoes (not pointed) preferably with a satin finish or something between satin and gloss, high gloss aren't good for shoes you'll need to work in on your feet and show marks like you wouldn't believe.

    Fitted pants preferably black, since you aren't very good at putting things together keep it simple, go with black pants that are fitted nicely that do no bulge or tighten in sny one spot but actually fitted.

    Go for a shirt, button done, keep it simple sty away from bold lines or colours however if you find something with s bit of shine to it or a really really light pattern or texture in a simple colour go with that, medium gray works well and is simple, plus it'll pair well with the black pants anyway.

    A tie will depend on the place, choose something simple again it can be something more colorful but keep it simple and clean looking and the great thing is you can add it after the fact if you get ther early and see all he people working there wearing ties, put yours on.

    Mm now blazer, mmm unless its cold no. However a vest you can pull off, it'll show the shirt and a tie nicely plus can help hide a shirt that doesn't fit perfectly around the waist.

    Wear a damned belt that matches the shoes but has a nice buckle, can be shiny.

    Wear a watch, a nice one doesn't need to be expensive but needs to be polished silver (stainless steal) and looks clean not like it's been worn by a Plummer for the last twenty years.

    Yes you could go s lot more complicated, yes, you could wear all sorts of things but the more simple you make it the cleaner you go the easier it'll be for you to make it work.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 03, 2010 12:02 PM GMT
    That would have been an interesting comment had I received it and I'd
    be up for it immediately.

    I love to dress to impress.

    Sounds somewhat arrogant, but it needn't be. How I view it, is dressing in a way that conveys the positive attributes about yourself.. not necessarily "grabbing attention", but does show how you shine in your unique way. I do it everyday.
    from polo's and belt buckles, athletic fitting dress shirts, colors.. even shoes.

    Above all, you know when you look good. If it is appropriate in a bar setting, make it so.... and make sure you are up and ready, it's all part of the "dressing for success"..
  • LJay

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    Aug 03, 2010 1:22 PM GMT
    Pat attention to the details and grooming. Clothes neatly pressed, belts, shoes. socks matching, everything fits. Grooming: good haircut, facial hair managed carefully, very clean overall, little or no fragrance, hands immaculate and well trimmed nails.

    Take a trip through the place on a busy night and observe. Same for close compteition.

    You'll be amazed, once you are careful to look, how sloppy some folks can be.

    If you are to be a barback, remember that you have to move an lug and lift. Clothes have to allow that. Deodorant and anti-perspirant have to hold up to it.

    Any model will tell you that being rested is important. Looking like you just climbed out of a party is not good.

    Try thinking very hard about the most pleasant serversyou have had and then go for that.

    Good luck!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 03, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    LJay said

    Take a trip through the place on a busy night and observe. Same for close compteition.

    You'll be amazed, once you are careful to look, how sloppy some folks can be.
    !



    Good advice. I would check out the establishment and see how other employees are dressed.. not that you want to look like them, but still to know the flavor of the place. Not sure if you will see any "competition", but you might get an idea of what would work......and what shouldn't.
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    Aug 03, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    bpguru saidSo, despite being gay, I'm actually quite terrible at dressing myself fashionably. I'm interviewing to be a server/barback at this trendy nightclub called the Fifth Element, and the owner told me "Dress to Impress" during our phone conversation.

    What does dress to impress mean in a club setting? I'd really appreciate any suggestions!!! icon_smile.gif


    How did that interview go? Did you figure out what to wear? Let's see what you choose to wear. icon_smile.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Aug 03, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    Go the classical route, black[shined] shoes, Blk[flat front] slacks, tasteful belt, and a white tuxedo shirt w/links......Get your hair cut, get your nails done,what the heck , get a facial or just get into the steamroom at the gym to clean out your pores...
    Good Luck..........
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    Aug 03, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    keep it simple

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  • HOTWEILLER

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    Aug 03, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidkeep it simple

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    best choice EVER,
  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Aug 03, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    Thanks a lot you guys! I am putting together something to wear right now! The interview is at 7, so I'll let you know how it goes.
  • Regina_Guy

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    Aug 03, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Whatever you do, don't spend a fortune on good clothes to be a barback. I've been there, it's one of the messiest jobs you can have. I would recommend buying some cheap black jeans and tight v-neck shirts.