Note: I would describe my body shape as wide, I am not short but I have fairly broad shoulders. I have tanned skin, maybe this would affect what colors I should wear.
Anyway any advice is appreciated, I have no experience in the formal wear department.
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Not black. Its not the most conservative.
Charcoal or navy. If you're tanned, navy might look better imho. But if you prefer charcoal, get it. Single breasted, two or three button (but not a high three button), single or double vent.
Shirt - white is safe, and for interviews, I'd wear white. The next 'standard' color for men's dress shirts is light blue (followed by pink). Get a couple white shirts, then look into blue or stripes.
If your shoulders are naturally broad, don't get something with built up shoulders - just clean and fits well, make sure the body is taken in to wear it fits well.
I half a soft spot for double windsors, but some people think they look a little ... much. Learn to tie everything from four in hand to double windsor, decide based on the tie ... also the collar. A wide spread collar calls for a larger knot, a point collar for a narrower knot.
For interviews, black shoes, leather sole, black belt. Brown shoes/belt look good with navy but safe it for slightly less formal settings.
What's your budget?