Is it too much to dress formal to just to ask about a retail job?

Uniform retail jobs at places such as GameStop, Circuit City, Staples, Best Buy, Wal*Mart, McDonald's, and GAP. I'm talking about walking in there for the very first time and telling the manager that you want to apply for a job. Would it be overboard if someone dressed formal just to do this? Would it be a good thing? Or does it even matter? On the flip-side, what if I came in with T-Shirt and jeans? Please tell me what you think, and if you work at these places or not.

Asked By: Please Shy Me - 9/24/2007
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For those types of job you wouldn't want to show up in a suit & tie, however jeans & a t-shirt gives a bad impression. Some nice khaki's and either a cotton shirt or collared polo shirt (pretty much anything clean & pressed with a colar, and no slogans, pictures, etc.) would be appropriate. The main thing is to be... More
Answered By: Vicster - 9/24/2007
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It shows that you take the job seriously and would look well turned out but I belive in the saying "when in Rome...". If you overdress you might look like an uptight arse who wouldn't fit in in CircuitCity but equally if you turned up in t-shirt & shorts you'd look like a drifter. Slacks and a polo shirt would... More
Answered By: Rupert W - 9/24/2007
Dress the way you would if you were going to work there (or just a little better... More
Answered By: descendantofzeus - 9/24/2007
Many of these places, especially the retail stores, have certain minimum requirements for dress underneath the uniform jacket or smock. Go into these stores and observe what most people are wearing (I'll bet it's chinos or other non-denim slacks or skirts, and oxford or polo shirts or the equivalent). Then, dress... More
Answered By: 182Pilot - 9/24/2007
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