what's the brown linen like? what tops would you wear with them? for a job interview the black might be better - though I wouldn't be suprised if it would be too smart for normal wear in local govt (I work in NGO land and my only suit is black - and I feel too smart in it - but that's for meetings, not interviews)
Danger of being crumpled to buggery if you get caught in a linen suit in the rain! I'd go for the black but add a bit of colour. I was told by the agency that I nearly didn't get my current job cos I dressed too posh
Agree with the other posters - go for the black but personally I wouldn't wear it with a white tee, it'll look too stark and I think that whatever your colouring, black and white isn't a flattering combination. I'd go for some colour, maybe something bright, and a necklace but not go overboard on accessories.
not sure - you can definitely wear them with t-shirt and jeans - I've even seen them called summer scarves...but the required lightness of scarf material might look all wrong with a suit...maybe jewellery would be better. just ignore me...I know nothing...
DPR - hope it went well. I once missed an interview through getting the day wrong. I was in Oxford - the interview was in London. I was convinced it was Thursday. Wednesday morning I got a call asking where I was . I was devastated - not so much for the job per se but for making myself look like such an idiot. They still arranged another time for me though. And, after the interview, wanted me to go on to the second round.