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    If Metroplis isn't old, nothing is! Everyone who is was that movie (and most who've seen it) is dead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagewing
    If Metroplis isn't old, nothing is! Everyone who is was that movie (and most who've seen it) is dead!
    Considering that the original full feature has been lost, that is probably true, though it's still a good movie.
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    Simple. Ask a co-worker, friend, parent, spouse etc... "Do I look ok for a meeting?"

    I don't "plan" out what I'm going to wear - but simply find something that is appropriate and go with it. No torn clothing, worn t-shirts, worn shoes etc.. but sometimes a nice pair of jeans and a nice button-up will be just fine.

    For some reason - many of my pitches happen in an informal environment at lunch or whatever - this being the case the client is usually in relaxed attire.

    This is simply the case for a pitch of a few $k andunder. If you're going in front of a mkt dept of 10 people in their corporate office and you know they'll all be wearing suits - you definitely want to fit in.

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    I would prefer dress pants and full sleeves plain dress shirt, both in corporate colors. Black shining simple shoes.

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    Pant Cout full suit

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    It's amazing to me that people can answer 'what to wear on the first meeting' without knowing where that meeting might be, or who it's with! You gotta have a wardrobe, and know what to wear for which occasions. It's impossible that one outfit (no matter how generic) is fitting for all first meetings..
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    it depends on what kind of "first impression" you want to make with your client ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagewing
    It's amazing to me that people can answer 'what to wear on the first meeting' without knowing where that meeting might be, or who it's with! You gotta have a wardrobe, and know what to wear for which occasions. It's impossible that one outfit (no matter how generic) is fitting for all first meetings..
    This is why we wear suites, so we don't have to bring a wardrobe, and don't have to change clothes through out the day.
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    If you are in a suit-wearing environment, sure. But, I wouldn't try that apporach in Bankgkok
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacifer
    This is why we wear suites, so we don't have to bring a wardrobe, and don't have to change clothes through out the day.
    Spot on. A good looking suit will be fine for any meeting, and depending on the type of business, you may be able to take off your tie.

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    What to wear on your 1st appt with a client

    This should not pose a problem. Depending on the weather and temperature a suit always does the business. You cannot go wrong with this approach.
    summer/hot- linen suit or light version and not strong colours. Summer colours and shades.
    Everyone likes to see men wearing suits, it is a sign of maturity, and other things I will not get into here.

    so, best of luck m8


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    Don't wear a spider man costume, trust me, you dont want to do that

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    To look as professional as possible I almost always wear a suit, but from time to time just some nice pants with a shirt and tie.

    What to wear really depends on what kind of business, what country your doing business in and such.

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    With this meeting you are "selling yourself". You need to look the roll of the professional that knows what they are doing. I think looking professional, clean cut, and looking good is important. Make sure to do the breath mints, etc. as well. First impressions will make or break you.

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    Honestly...
    I've never met with a client in person.

    My opinion would be to dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable. After all...it really doesn't matter what you look like, dress like, etc. It's primarily about the previous work you are able to show, and off course the work which you will be delivering, right?

    But you might just deliver a good first impression to the dentist if you wear a fancy, formal suit.
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    It really depends if you want to come across as very professional, or more casual.

    If you are going for a very professional look, than I'd suggest a suit, but if you want to go for a casual look, I think those un-tucked button-up shirts with some nice pants.

    Good luck with the meeting too!

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    Dress badly and you will not get the account.
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    So you don't know what to wear?

    I think everyone has given some advice to how to go about your 1st businesss meeting. I hope it was all very useful information.

    Like everyone says, you need to decide what kind of impression you what want to give.

    Best play it safe and just dawn a suit....good cut.


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    Hehe... over and over again people think that the 'suit' is the safest, but it's just not true. You can make a fool out of yourself by wearing a suit to a business that is casual. Without specifying who you are meeting with, it's impossible for anyone to say 'this is what to wear'.
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    suit or casual

    There is no doubt wearing a suit is more respected than wearing casual attire is definitely frowned upon. You will not be taken seriously and of course all that depends on whom you are dealing with.

    Society has set certain standards, but they can be broken at your own cost.

    Wearing a suit is just an impression that you transmit. By no means syas that you are good at your job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodluck222
    There is no doubt wearing a suit is more respected than wearing casual attire is definitely frowned upon. You will not be taken seriously and of course all that depends on whom you are dealing with.

    Society has set certain standards, but they can be broken at your own cost.

    Wearing a suit is just an impression that you transmit. By no means syas that you are good at your job.


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    How can you say such a thing, without knowing WHERE or WHO you are dealing with. If you meeting with Hollywood execs or movie studios you would look like an idiot as a designer wearing a suit. In much of Europe, a suit is fine but in much of Asia, it makes you look inexperienced (i.e. only people who don't know the area would wear a suit). Other parts of Asia require suits all the time. India is mixed. Thailand is usually casual.

    It's amazing that so many people forget how diverse the world is. I remember going to a meeting in Kuwait wearing a nice black suit, and feeling uncomfortable the WHOLE TIME because I was the only one wearing one. The message that I sent to those potential clients was, 'I don't know this market at all, as evidenced by my incorrect outfit."
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    I always heard that it is better to be overdressed then underdressed

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    I don't like meetings with over-dressed people, it makes me scared. :P


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