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professions where a bowtie is suitable for a job interview:

- clown

- english professor

- that is all




- bowtie retail clerk

Though if I found myself wanting to sell bowties I'd rock an ascot to the interview

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I've met a number of doctors (UK: "Consultant" / US: "Attending physician") who wear bow ties.

Many surgeons have a certain personality. I find this is also true of people who wear bow ties.

Am I missing the trend?

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These days, long neckties are banned in hospitals because they transfer infections. Your bow tie-wearing doctors likely figured this out for themselves years ago, and settled on a bow tie as an alternative way of looking presentable. For a certain generation of doctor, it'd be unforgivable to appear in front of a patient in an open-necked shirt. (A cravat, of course, being suitable only for confidence artists, gigolos and Europeans.)

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Continental tie would be acceptable, no? Or do only 50's band members and western outfits get those?

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Heh :) Permissible by the regulations perhaps, but definitely not acceptable (at least not in the UK).

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What is one of them?

//edit//I have googled those. Good grief.

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As a programmer I can't think of a single job interview I went through where it would have conceivably put me at a disadvantage.

It would have at worse been taken as a harmless eccentricity.

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That's preposterous. You've neglected:

- English professor at clown school

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- and old-school physics professors at Harvard

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You might as well wear spats as well.

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