The Wall Street Oasis Fashion For Business Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best topics about fashion in the corporate world. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews plea...
|0||3 months 3 days ago|
Image is attached. Looking to buy first suit for investment banking interviews. It's navy and has a micro-strip pattern. ...
|1||1 min 45 sec ago|
I can only get it from Macys for right now. Looking to get a summer Intern position or a SA job in Investment Banking. Are the 3 pocket suits acceptable(ticket pocket that's what you call it? Also what color? ...
|39||2 hours 47 min ago|
I've read on here before that any analysts in investment banking would look foolish wearing french cuffs and that it should be saved for associates and VP's. But what about for: 1.)Hedge funds 2.)Asset Management 3.) Consulting 4.)corporate finance I ask because I think they're aesthetic (even with ...
|8||5 hours 7 min ago|
You guys know how uncomfortable wearing dress shoes for work can get. It is sometimes hard and uncomfortable to walk in those leather dress shoes. Have anyone ever considered buying some memory foam insoles to put inside their dress shoes so it can be comfortable to walk or even run in your work dre...
|2||1 day 3 hours ago|
This is super silly but are 5 inch Louboutins closed pointy toe considered inappropriate for an I banking interview? ...
|3||1 day 22 hours ago|
Hey guys, I managed to hurt both of my legs on a labor day weekend trip with my cousins and older brother. We were doing our annual labor day trip to the lake house upstate and I came up short while jumping off of a cliff (think 10-15 feet above the water) into the lake below. Both of my legs are cu...
|34||1 week 11 hours ago|
At school, I've always pretty much worn contacts, but with all the time I'll be spending in the office, I'll probably need to start wearing glasses. I would opt for a cheaper pair from somewhere else, but would this kind of style be acceptable?http://oliverpeoples.com/shop/men/optical/executiv... Or...
|15||1 week 1 day ago|
What do we think of men wearing studded/spiked loafers for parties / casual / special occasions ?https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f5/25/2e... Yay or nay? ...
|4||1 week 1 day ago|
So if there's 90 million diff threads running on men's watches/ties/sleeve type (really?!?) etc, I figured it's totally legit to start one measly thread about women's attire. I realize I have a lot of questions but advice would be VERY welcomed. Random questions as I start to buy my FT banking ward...
|75||1 week 2 days ago|
Got an AC in October for consulting (hopefully get some in IB aswell). I just want to know what is acceptable to wear in The City. I'm thinking of a black suit, black shoes, white shirt and red tie. I know brown shoes aren't accepted by some places. I'm just kinda freaked out by the social mobility...
|8||1 week 4 days ago|
Bros, Every man knows that a suit should fit on a man like a form-fitting latex glove. Just like the one on that doctor's hand who gave you a colonoscopy last month. Suits can be expensive. Yes, I do have a few throw-away Brioni's that I take out east every weekend but there is neither here nor th...
|5||1 week 4 days ago|
Does anyone know what brand has the most comfortable white dress shirts? I wear borrelli right now and even though they retail for $ 3-400, they still feel kind of stiff and scratchy and cold. I've also had Boss Black, Brooks Brothers, and more but they all feel cold to my skin and similar. Is there...
|1||3 weeks 1 day ago|
There are so many fashion store where you can shop clothes . It depends on type of clothes you need. one website which i suggest maxfancy, one of leading shopping store selling Indian ethnic wear at affordable prices. ...
|0||3 weeks 3 days ago|
So I realize that plain solid suits and low key pinstripes are considered to be the best options in banking, but if you already have those covered is a subtle windowpane like the one shown here acceptable?https://goo.gl/images/4RcJ6E Ok or inappropriate? ...
|1||3 weeks 6 days ago|
I stumbled upon this web site while researching men's watches and figured I'd give it a whirl to see what advice/knowledge I could gain. I'd like to get my boyfriend a nice watch for Christmas. He's a securities lawyer, so I figured since this was a forum dedicated to the financial world, this would...
|4||1 month 1 day ago|
I just ordered myself a new business bag from Munk Bogballe in Berlin. I usually wear navy suits so I went for a green one. What bag do you bring to work? ...
|79||1 month 1 day ago|
I'm going to be a summer analyst in IB at a BB for 10 weeks this summer. I am a college student so I have literally nothing that's appropriate for the workplace besides the one skirtsuit I wore to my interview. I am starting completely from scratch so can anyone give me a breakdown of exactly what I...
|10||1 month 6 days ago|
I'm looking into buying around 10 shirts. What would be a better option? ($$ & quality wise) 1)Custom made shirts online 2)Buying shirts at an outlet and getting them tailored Thanks! ...
|40||1 month 6 days ago|
https://www.paulfredrick.com/try/try.aspx?GTSE=>KW= 4 Custom Made Shirts with Monogram for 92.75. Does anyone have any experience with paul fredrick? Is this worth the money? Are they nice shirts? Thanks ...
|20||1 month 6 days ago|
So, a well-kept beard? Baby-smooth? A manly mustache? How do you keep your facial hair, how is facial hair looked upon in finance? ...
|31||1 month 1 week ago|
Anyone tried SuitSupply? They seem to have nice slim cut suits for a decent price. ...
|59||1 month 1 week ago|
Hi, I was wondering what style of shoes are acceptable for a first year analyst up till associate. Im currently finishing up college and own mostly driving loafers and boots that i used through out college etc. What would be appropriate? ...
|26||1 month 2 weeks ago|
I'm a female about to start an internship in research at a BB. I believe that my desk sits on the floor, so I figure fashion would follow s&t guidelines. I'm about to go shopping. What should I be looking at? ...
|24||1 month 2 weeks ago|
Hello everybody...I would just like to get your opinions on what watches are popular with IB associates and analysts in BB banks? Which ones do you recommend? I hear that rolex sub and DW watches are quite popular among ibankers is that actually true? thanks ...
|4||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Hi guys, quick question: do you guys wear T-Shirt (White obviously) beneath your shirts? Is it frowned upon if I don't? Best regards and thanks for your feedback. ...
|64||1 month 3 weeks ago|
I have lunch with an associate at a top BB (GS, JPM) in an hour and a half. Long story short, I was in a crazy rush this morning and I got dressed and told myself I'll wear the suit jacket I have at the office. The suit jacket is blue and my pants im wearing are a lighter gray. If I wear the jacket ...
|4||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Do you guys typically dimple your tie at work? What's your fav knot? ...
|2||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Hey, I know this might sound bizarre but I am having a hard time assembling my wardrobe for my incoming FT stint. I followed some of the advice on the forum and strolled through almost all of the department stores in NYC (Saks, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys) and some other stores (Ann Ta...
|8||1 month 3 weeks ago|
I've always been a boat shoe guy but I've liked the look of a couple of drivers I've seen recently. Do you think it's worth it to drop $500 on a pair of shoes for the weekend? In particular I like these: Gucci_Suede pebble bottom driverGucci_Driver with web detailFerragamo_Double GancioFerragamo_Dou...
|47||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Sick of ralph lauren polos shrinking on me and being tight in the arms, so where do you buy your polos? Also not a fan of vineyard vines think they're built for people with bigger waists than me ...
|30||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Hello, I'm starting a new job in an investment bank as a quantitative developer. The first day I wore a suit and realized that I was the only one doing so. What should I do? Take off the suit from day two? What would you do? thanks ...
|5||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Hi everyone, Just wanted to ask if it would be suitable to wear skinny fit pants (chinos) and/or skinny ties (solids navy or grey) for IB jobs? thanks ...
|27||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Does anyone know of a cheap tailor that makes bespoke suits in NYC? I moved here a few months ago and I want to buy a few new suits without breaking the bank in the process. I bought 2 bespoke, three piece suits with a shirt each when I was in Suzhou about a year ago for $300 I think and surprisin...
|2||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Alright guys, i've seen some mixed opinions on this so let's set the record straight: can you wear a solid black suit to the office or not? (not referring to charcoal nor pinstripes - straight black). I want to hear from professionals on this one. If not, when (besides the obvious times, e.g. funer...
|92||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Curious where you get your v-necks, specifically slim fit, as I've had trouble finding V's that aren't too short/ridiculously deep on standard fit or too large in the torso. Have a few polo v-necks, but they seem to be out of stock online. ...
|30||2 months 1 day ago|
I'm looking for some business casual wool dress pants, i.e. non-chinos (I have plenty of those from Bonobos). I have a few Suit Supply suits and love the way their pants fit, but a lot of their options have 2 inch cuffs, which is a little too fashion forward for my world. I'm 5'9" and lean, looking...
|16||2 months 4 days ago|
If you have a solid navy suit, is there a rule of thumb for when to wear brown vs. black shoes dress shoes? Does it depend on shirt or tie color? Before someone says it, there are plenty of threads. However, none that definitively provide an answer to my question. Just tryin' to look great... ...
|131||2 months 4 days ago|
I've never owned a nice suit, ever. The nicest I've ever owned is a black Banana Republic one I found on sale a few years ago. I'm starting a new gig soon so I want to have at least 2 nice suits. Last night I took a trip to Brooks Brothers outlets outside of Philly and was able to buy 1 charcoalish...
|99||2 months 4 days ago|
A co-worker told me that wearing the company's colors during a job interview subconsciously makes the interviewer more inclined to hire you vs someone who doesn't. Do you think there is any truth to this? Example: Wearing a white shirt + blue tie to GS, MS, Barclays, JP Morgan Wearing a white shirt ...
|21||2 months 1 week ago|
I worked really hard in college for the last 4 years and will soon start at a great company that is not located in a major city (think of a city like Sacramento but not Sacramento). I have 0 friends in the city I'm moving to and will be working with mostly much more senior guys. I am single and woul...
|2||2 months 1 week ago|
There are a lot of those "make your own salad" places that seem to be super popular: Just Salad, Chop't, Fresh & Co, even the random cafe/deli's have them I usually do one of the pre-ordered (think steakhouse, cobb, or Sante Fe), but went to a place today that was purely customized. Have a coupl...
|9||2 months 1 week ago|
I'm having a hard time understanding what is appropriate or even considered a quality look. I see that square toed is seen as a negative, but what exactly is considered square? If you can post a picture of what is considered the "perfect shoe", that'd be awesome. Are loafers okay? How much shine is ...
|25||2 months 1 week ago|
What do yall suggest? undershirts or no? V neck or crew neck When you wear crew necks, it shows unless you have a tie on(or you button the top button without a tie on like a tool) But when you wear v necks, you can usually see the distinct v through the shirt DILEMMA! ...
|30||2 months 1 week ago|
Wearing a suit in the summer sucks, especially while you're in the NYC subway. How do you guys do it? How do you arrive to work NOT in a puddle of sweat? ...
|15||2 months 1 week ago|
Hi, I have a full head of hair, but recently realized I quite like the buzzcut look. It's also really practical since it's so low maintenance. By buzzcut I mean a number 2 or 3 on top and number 1 on the sides or any variation thereof. Any thoughts on whether this would be appropriate for a BB envir...
|5||2 months 1 week ago|
I was looking through liars poker the other day and remember the part where he talked about wearing red braces. It made me wonder how many of you guys have ever seen a coworker or md wear one. and do they ever wear white collar shirts either. I remember during my stint in ib as an intern the md woul...
|3||2 months 1 week ago|
In the market for loafers and need some crowd wisdom. Are the toes on these puppies too square? Office environment is business casual but with frequent meetings that call for suits. Looking for a workhorse loafer that is easily worn with business casual and maybe (but not necessary) with a suit as w...
|33||2 months 1 week ago|
For each BB bank in particular, which color tie would you choose for the summer analyst investment banking interview? Interview Coming Up? Be Prepared. ...
|17||2 months 2 weeks ago|
I'm starting as an associate at a BB. I'm ready to upgrade from the Bostonian/Aldo lineup that's got me through so far. I purchased a pair of black Hyde Parks (cap toe) from Johnston & Murphy that I like. I think I need one more nice pair before I start. What should I get to rotate? Some kind ...
|2||2 months 2 weeks ago|
Hi, there! I've decided to get a Bulova watch which is less expensive in online stores. However, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to buy one without trying on. Can anyone recomend a good online store for that reason? So far I've been at Authentic watch store, Certified watch store, Jomashop. The f...
|14||2 months 2 weeks ago|
Anybody here used them for custom suits? Feedback good, bad, or neutral? ...
|28||2 months 3 weeks ago|
any advice on what to wear for the interview? suit, tie, and dress shirt style wise thanks guys ...
|8||2 months 3 weeks ago|
I know it is completely about self preference when it comes to wearing a t-shirt under a dress shirt...but just as a side note, if your office is a business casual setting, does it look stupid if you can see a white undershirt under your dress shirt? You see his white undershirt clearly. Would it b...
|36||2 months 3 weeks ago|
Hey guys, I know Joseph A Bank suits and fused suits are crap, but for $130 after tailoring, I couldn't resist and I picked up three over the course of the last year. My issue is that I wrinkle my suits pretty badly, and I decided to buy a Conair handheld garment steamer to unwrinkle the back of my ...
|2||2 months 3 weeks ago|
Hey everyone, I already have a navy, blue and charcoal suit. I'm looking for more than 3. what would you recommend for another? subtle pin striped or colours ? ...
|12||2 months 3 weeks ago|
Too flashy/Gordon Gecko-ish for an intern to wear to his asset management internship at a BB? ...
|18||3 months 4 days ago|
There are countless threads on suit advice, which colors to wear, no hermes tie and pinstripes etc etc. However when we go shopping for suit, we are still in dilemma if that grey at Men's Wearhouse is too light or that Sharkskin suit is not conservative. Can some helpful people please share their...
|5||3 months 1 week ago|
I am planning to buy a solid dark blue suit from Macy's. I have a sale coupon so this suit cost me $150 + tailoring costs.http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/marc-new-york-b... Any comments on this suit? I know it is not 100% wool but I am just seeking opinions on the color ...
|12||3 months 1 week ago|
thoughts on the best brands? thomas pink, any others? ...
|135||3 months 1 week ago|
For the past couple of days I have been researching into purchasing a suit. I have a rather low budget of 500 dollars. While on my search for a suit, I discovered that I could buy a used name brand suit (Armani, Versace, etc.) that retails for thousands of dollars for well under 500 dollars. As opp...
|28||3 months 1 week ago|
Hi everyone, I would like to buy a proper watch. Looking for something timeless, I like classic round designs with a leather band and quite large. Willing to drop up to $6k. I'm not really an expert, any ideas? Thanks ...
|24||3 months 1 week ago|
Hey Monkeys, I am an incoming summer analyst and am looking for any suggestions on a good overnight duffle bag. I am looking to spend less than $200 and was hoping to find a great bag that is both functional and looks good. Thanks! ...
|11||3 months 1 week ago|
Currently have a vintage yellow gold Omega watch with leather straps I got for dirt cheap on ebay. I'm into watches, but don't want to give off too much of a pretentious/toolish look. Would this be appropriate for SAs/Analysts? I also only have french cuff shirts with the way I grew up, and my cuff...
|8||3 months 1 week ago|
Any good suggestions on briefcases that won't break the bank? I've been carrying all my shit around in a black nike bag for the longest while, and it's been good because it's black (matches my suit), but I've been looking to get a briefcase of some sort. I do feel like I see them way less than I use...
|17||3 months 1 week ago|
Hi WSO Looking to buy a wallet, price range 100-300$. What would you suggest? No skin. ...
|22||3 months 1 week ago|
Hi everybody, I tried looking in previous forum topics about watches and cufflinks (and other accessoires if someone thinks they are acceptable), but these topics have not been discussed for some time, so therefore this topic. Small note, this is for in London, but I don't know if there is a big fas...
|42||3 months 1 week ago|
This post is a bit late, but seeing as no one has commented on it yet, I'd like to discuss J.P Morgan's new business casual dress code with everyone. To those who haven't heard yet, Jamie Dimon was well and truly impacted upon his visits to various Silicon Valley firms, and as such, decided to embr...
|22||3 months 1 week ago|
Had to post this. The thought on first impressions and hair color has really been bugging me for the past few days. How much does hair color affect hiring decisions, given all the other attributes are identical in a candidate (for ibd, specifically)? Would you hire A or B? Backstory: attended Women...
|11||3 months 2 weeks ago|
As a former Brooks Brothers employee, I have a fairly in depth knowledge of appropriate business attire, current trends in suiting, and also the quality of Brooks Brothers clothing (and how they compare to other brands). Fire away. ...
|47||3 months 2 weeks ago|
So - after reading all these discussions on style/dress code...i figured i would throw this out there...for men, if facial hair frowned upon in the IB world? I have been wearing a goatee for years...do i need to shave to be taken seriously? Is it really that shallow? ...
|70||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|17||3 months 2 weeks ago|
Hey guys. Going to be a FT analyst in just a month in NYC and looking to knock out the shirts sometime soon. I'm probably (definitely) on the thriftier end, so please understand that. What places do you guys recommend that have the best shirts around the 50-75$ range? Basically everything above ...
|9||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I'm having trouble deciding which cologne to get. I'm gonna buy some samples to see which one I like more. Which one do you guys like? I heard Creed is really good (especially Green Irish Tweed)http://www.ebay.com/itm/251183791023?ssPageName=ST... or Clive Christianhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/CLIVE-CHR...
|58||3 months 2 weeks ago|
So basically I f'd up waiting to the last miniute to do this, but I start my SA gig on Monday and I have no clothes to wear, except 1 suit and white dress shirt. I thought I could just go to a CT store to buy some shirts, but they ended up fitting really poorly on me (didn't carry my exact lengths i...
|4||3 months 2 weeks ago|
Hey Guys, I'm looking to buy some custom slim shirts for my summer gig, since I'm not totally satisfied with my off-the-rack slim ones. I've done some research and I've come across Indochino and Charles Tyrwhitt. Are there any other notable ones? Which one is the best quality/price? Let me know wh...
|12||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I have my first day on the job as an SA in San Francisco tomorrow. My plan was to wear a suit and white shirt and keep a tie in my pocket. Should I wear the tie or not? Thanks. ...
|4||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I hear the general norm in San Francisco is wearing lighter colored suits with no ties. As a summer analyst do you think it would be best to wear a tie to the first day of work and keep doing so until I've been asked not to? I'm curious as to whether it would be wise to take off my tie without askin...
|16||3 months 2 weeks ago|
Hey guys, I'm a rising Junior and am looking for a cheap, but good quality suit. I have a black suit and a light grey suit, but I feel like neither are a good fit or appropriate according to what I've seen on this site. I found the Napoli Navy Suit on Suitsupply.. I can't post links, but google sh...
|4||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I'm starting an internship with a Tech company (working in a Finance related role) this summer. Not really sure what to wear. It isn't a startup-style company or anything wack like Google or Facebook but instead a more formal corporation. When I interviewed there people wore mixed things. Most peop...
|6||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Original thread:http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/where-do-yal... It's buying season this year and I wanted to see how trends may have changed or not for that matter. I started off with Levi's. About half J crew and half 7s now. ...
|24||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Last week I purchased a $295 pair of very nice Johnston & Murphy dress shoes. They fit me perfect as they slide right on. I wore them for the first time yesterday. There is a little slippage in the heel (very little as they fit pretty nicely), but within 30 minutes, I was unable to walk as my he...
|6||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Hi all! I was wondering if anyone one here has experience wearing minimalist dress shoes. I have run in barefoot shoes for a while now, and was curious to how they would translate into the office environment, and if perhaps they could help ease my back pain. It seems as if Primal Professional's cap-...
|2||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Monkeys, I've struggled my whole life finding pants that fit due to my muscular legs. I either look like a Mick Jagger in skinny jeans or a sagging gang banger due to the bottom being so loose. Anybody have any suggestions regarding pants that fit bodybuilders/athletic body types? My only luck has ...
|7||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Hi, I was recently hired to a consulting firm. In my interview, the partner/principal in the practice was not present, so after my unofficial offer was given from my principal/partner, he invited me out for dinner to some fancy restraunt. Question is what should I wear? The whole suit with tie? I am...
|2||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Hi guys, I just graduated and will start working soon. I don't know if I'll travel much but I just want to have a decent traveling type of garment bag. If I had unlimited funds, I'd get this http://www.tumi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=42... but obviously I want to spend as little as possible. A...
|5||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Hi everyone, I am an incoming first year analyst at a BB in IBD and am buying a bunch of suits before I start work. Was trying to get a sense of what is acceptable, namely on color and also pinstripes. I'm looking at these two suits from Suitsupply, and I was wondering if the first one is too light ...
|4||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Hi Monkeys, The purpose of this post is to create an organized place where I've found nice deals for a business wardrobe. Again, the purpose is to find a good deal. I don't want to read through the comments and find some hotshot high schooler giving me flack for not wearing Versace. In general, if y...
|48||3 months 4 weeks ago|
Hey WSO community, you've been helpful so many times, would you mind helping me with another little questions? I am in PE recruiting stage now, and advanced a lot with one upper MM fund. Passed two analysts, four associates, three VPs, financial modelling homework, and now final stage - lunch with M...
|14||3 months 4 weeks ago|
I work in the Los Angeles office of our bank. Ever since I was in college, I wanted a Burberry Trench coat and now that I have money saved up, I'd like to buy one. The thing is, I try to keep my outfit very muted and conservative by avoiding any logos or company specific branding (Hermes ties with "...
|5||3 months 4 weeks ago|
Shop high heels and select the latest collection of on-trend and accessibly priced high-heel shoes, in a wide variety of styles. ...
|1||3 months 4 weeks ago|
I am an incoming summer intern at a BB. I am little confused about casual fridays. What do you guys wear on casual Fridays? ...
|5||4 months 3 days ago|
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|9||4 months 1 week ago|
I am graduating and accepted an operations analyst position outside of NY/SF 55k a year and I will have a bit of a commute. I have been saving for a bit through college and also have some trade in money from my current car. Would it be appropriate for a first-year analyst to buy something like a 201...
|16||4 months 1 week ago|
1: Do you prefer dress shirts with a pocket on the left breast, or pocketless? 2: I'm currently looking for pocketless dress shirts. Where could I buy one? The following stores only carry dress shirts that do have the left breast pocket: Brooks Brothers Joseph Banks Nordstrom ...
|37||4 months 1 week ago|
I'm starting a summer internship in investment banking at an American bulge bracket bank soon, and have been having a hard time figuring out exactly what kind of things are appropriate to wear. I'm very slim and not very curvy at all -- most of my clothes now are fitted sleeveless dresses in dark co...
|7||4 months 2 weeks ago|
I know there are a lot of these watch threads, and I know that it really doesn't matter what watch you wear. I bought a Seiko SARB033 for my summer internship because it was a safe, humble and quality watch. When I was talking about watches with my coworkers, they said that you shouldn't wear a watc...
|7||4 months 3 weeks ago|
Hi! My name is Nathalie but you can call me Natty! A friend told me to sign up here for fashion advice :) It's nice meeting you guys! and I guess Introducing myself is a requirement. I just want to say Hi!!! ...
|1||4 months 3 weeks ago|
Going to wear it for interviews and other events that require me to dress up. My suit is a charcoal color. Option 1: http://media.hermes.com/media/catalog/product/worn...http://media.hermes.com/media/catalog/product/worn... Option 2: http://uk.hermes.com/man/ties/printed/blue/configu... ...
|7||4 months 3 weeks ago|
Just looking for some opinions on where you think the best places to look for ties online are. Looking for ties in the $50-$125 neighborhood that SA interns could wear. Thanks ...
|30||4 months 3 weeks ago|