Report Reveals That Wearing Brown Shoes Might Ruin Your Chances At A Job Interview

Hate to say we told you so, but...

The Social Mobility Report, which sounds like the sort of boring Government branded tedium you should never read or take advice from, has produced some revealing findings about sartorial choices at job interviews.

The report is crammed with lots of depressing incidents (like how one guy from a poor background was called out at interviews for wearing a shit tie) that suggest bank interviews are some bizarre backslapping banter-fest for Old Etonians. 

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One thing the report does seem to hit the nail on the head is the faux-pas of bad brown shoes. It reads:

'To provide one example, for men, the wearing of brown shoes with a business suit is generally, though not always, considered unacceptable by and for British bankers within the investment banking, corporate finance, division. 'Issues relating to dress may seem both superficial and relatively simple for individuals from all backgrounds to adopt. 'However, interviewees suggested that they do play a material role in the selection process, once again, as demonstration of 'fit'.'

At Esquire, we've have long been bemoaning this unforgivable wardrobe malfunction, or as we like to call it, the biggest style crime in Britain

We're not trying to get all 'No brown in town' on you, but perhaps, given the fact bad brown shoes are actively costing people jobs (in this economy!), it is time they were finally laid to rest. 

Hate to say we told you so...