Can I have the same clothes on me on two job interviews in one company?

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    Depends. If you were wearing a suit and tie, I would at least wear a different tie, because it's the kind of thing your interviewers may have been looking at throughout. Also, a tie is the kind of thing you might like but your interview thinks is ugly. So they will remember that. – Chan-Ho Suh Oct 7 '18 at 20:53
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    As Joe said unless you wore a lime green suit with a top hat and a cape they won't even notice. – solarflare Oct 7 '18 at 22:38
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    For a woman, it's more likely to be noticed if we happen to wear the same outfit twice in a row, especially by other women. For a man, a suit is going to look samey anyway. I'd possibly notice the same tie if it attracted my attention the first time. – Jane S Oct 8 '18 at 3:29
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    Why do you think it would be a problem? – Bwmat Oct 8 '18 at 5:27
  • Consider that your second set of interviews is likely to be with different people. And they won't exchange notes on what candidates are wearing. – Abigail Oct 11 '18 at 1:15

Would it cause problems if I wear the same clothes for the second job interview as I did for the first one?

Not in general.

  • modelling agencies usually ask that people come in skinny jeans and a t-shirt when meeting scouts - models aren't expected to be fashionable themselves. – mc-lunar Oct 8 '18 at 1:42

I don't see a reason why wearing the same clothes should cause problems.

Dress for the job you want, not the one you have, as the saying goes. If you're going to an interview for a managing, consulting or front-desk job, wear a clean suit and tie (for men). For a desk-job or a job in a less formal setting, wear casual professional. For a job in a startup it may be just as appropriate to wear jeans and a t-shirt.

The most important thing is to wear clean clothes, no matter how professional or casual. If you get a refusal, it's not because you wore the same clothes in several interviews, but for some other reason.

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