guy looking to switch jobs and am very nervous about interviews, particularly first impressions. Maybe you can help.
Like I said, I'm a very large guy (6'3" and around 400lbs). Like NFL defensive end big except instead of crushing quarterbacks I crush data sets (I'm a statistician/analyst). I'm looking to change jobs but am incredibly nervous about making a good first impression. I know I can't completely "hide" my extra weight but I am considering using a gridle
to minimize some of it. Other than having my suits tailored and using a girdle what else can I do to not look so "large" (i.e. slobbish)? Do girdles work with giant bellies or should I just accept that I'm going to look like Matt Foley explaining Tobit models? If they do work, have you found long term success with them? I'm just trying to do everything I can to have potential employers consider my talents before judging my presentation.
Most of my extra weight is in my stomach and I have a long torso. In the past I've let my stomach hang over my pants but am now going to go for the Oliver Hardy look
(including suspenders). My suits are dark and, like most king size clothing, are not top quality material, but do fit pretty well. I've looked for a good quality suit in my size but haven't found any in size 62 Long better than the ones I currently have. If money wasn't an issue I would have one made by a local tailor but I'm short on funds right now.
Just in case it's not clear from the above I'm curious if any large men have used a girdle to minimize their stomachs and if it was a short term fix or a long term solution. I'm also interested in what I can to look as professional as possible when interviewing with firms while possessing the physique of Boss Hogg.