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WSO Hall of Fame: Fashion For Business Forum 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 please naviga...
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Best Price to Quality Non-Iron White Dress Shirts?Just building out my wardrobe for IB and trying to find some good white dress shirts? Any advice on where to go? I've been thinking doing Uniqlo as I am a slim build. Hoping to spend less than $30/shirt if possible? Any places to buy in bulk for cheap?...
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How Many Suits Do I Need as an IB Analyst?I am going to be a 1st year IB analyst very soon and I was wondering how many suits I should have. My bank is not in NYC so it is a little laid back in terms of dress code. I currently have two suits: navy and charcoal. ...
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Are these shoes suitable? Serious question. So I have a brown pair of Ted Baker Chelsea boots, really nice pair actually (pic attached). They go really well with my grey suit and I even wore them at my first-year internship at an AM firm with no issues. I'm about to start my second-year internship at a small bank and was wo...
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What is wrong with a black suit?Why is it generally advised to not wear a black suit? It seems to me that there shouldn't be an issue with this, but everything I have read has said to go with charcoal, grey, or navy....
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Best "Performance" Dress ShirtJuly in Texas has me actually succumbing to the marketing power of the bro-startup companies that are hawking sweat-wicking dress shirts. I've occasionally seen users mention mizzen+main, twillory, state and liberty, etc. I don't trust the reviews of these things on their websites, and if you try ...
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GF traveling Asia (not Thailand) any recommendations on Suits, and dress shirts?Gf is traveling Asia and has plans to go all through Japan, and China. I have heard in the past that Shanghai used to be a hidden gem for bespoke suits and dress shirts. Is this still true? Any recommendations to where she could find some quality and reasonably well priced suits/slacks/dress shirts ...
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What do you think of Chinese manufacturing? Now many things in the store are from Asian manufacturing companies, such as Apple. I don't know what people think of these products....
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To wear make up or not Off topic question for the handful of women on here (and to guys - wouldn't mind if you chipped in with your opinion on this as well) - Do you wear a full face of make up to work? (FYI for guys - full face of make up means primer, concealer, foundation, bronzer/highlighter, blush, mascara, lipstic...
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Leaving Shoes at WorkQuestion: How many of you leave a pair of shoes at work? Reference, I have a 45 commute to work via public transportation with some decent outdoor walking involved. At the point I've invested in several pairs of Allen Edmonds but continuously run through pairs (quicker than most I'd assume) largel...
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Bespoke Suits and Shirts in Bangkok or HanoiI'll be traveling in Asia next month before starting work full-time in August and am looking to buy some high quality, well-made clothing for my wardrobe. While I intend to buy most of my shirts and a suits at home (in the US), I also want to explore buying some cheap custom options while abroad. ...
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Best wrinkle free dress clothes?I travel a lot and hate ironing so I am looking for the best wrinkle free dress clothes. I have tried a bunch that claim to be wrinkle/iron free but they still wrinkle easily (banana republic, dkny, and others). So far the best I have found are Jos Bank. Not so much in clothing quality but their ...
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Where do you buy clothes from?Just curious where are some good spots to buy some work clothes and what types of things to invest in. Also, places where you get your everyday casual crap are welcome too. Not a big fan of shopping but I need some things....
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'Affordable Luxury' in Emerging and Developing MarketsWith rising incomes and greater exposure to Western cultures, the habits, tastes and needs of the new middle class emerging market consumer evolve - shoppers seeking aspirational, high quality brands at the best prices....
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Lululemon Dress PantsWork for a PE/HF that's fairly relaxed. I started wearing Lululemon pants to work... real game changer! Let me know your thoughts. ...
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Pants for IB AssociateLooking some advice on where to go to buy some pants suitable for an IB associate? Are only charcoal and navy suit pants suitable? Thanks...
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Any recommendations for leather laptop/messenger bags?Hi All, I'm going to be starting as an analyst at a BB in NYC and am looking for a classic, solid laptop/messenger bag. I'm a big fan of traditional full-grain brown leather with clean lines and nothing too outlandish. Targeting $200-400. Any links/brands/advice is appreciated. Thanks...
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Shoes for SuperdayWas wondering if dark brown, double monk straps are acceptable for Superday at BB. Is this acceptable or do I need to buy new shoes. ...
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The Banker's Guide to WatchesSlow bank holiday night, so I figured I would go into this. After having followed watch brand for some years and having had countless conversation with fellow consultants and banking friends about why you don't spend your first bonus on a fucking mixed steel-gold submariner, I figured a brief guide ...
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What glasses do you recommend?I need something, when I don't want to wear my contacts. I am mostly looking for style tips what looks good with a suit. Thx...
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Glasses or Contacts?For those of you analysts that wear glasses or contacts... which of the two would you recommend? Forget about the way glasses look.... for the purposes of comfort and practicality, are one them easier on the eyes at 2am after staring at a screen for 10 hours? I'm afraid contacts might dry your eye...
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Brand names on shirts?Are brands like Ralph Lauren and Vineyard vines fine for an IB job or does one need to have shirts without logos?...
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Help finding a good dress shirtPretty ridiculous, but I am having trouble finding the perfect dress shirt. I want a non-iron, not overly expensive shirt (preferably no front pocket, but its not a priority) I checked out BB but they suggested I go with custom shirts because of my build (32 waist, about 44-46 chest, 34 sleeve). I w...
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Is it ok to wear sunglasses indoors?I feel so much calmer when I do. ...
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starting Internships when I have really long hair/manbunHello ya'll, Basically I have a lame GPA, from a non-target school in Canada, but I have great soft-skills, so I managed to get internship offers in AM/middle-office for a Pension Fund in Montreal, and a Major Brokerage Firm on Bay Street (probably will go for this one). I only did Skype interview...
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What do you wear on vacation?Before you start throwing monkey shit at this post, telling me "what is a vacation?", "are you seriously asking this question", "why do you care about what people think", etc. hear me out. I've spent the last 5 or so years investing and accumulating a made to measure work wardrobe and fine leather ...
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Favourite Tie KnotI'm curious as to what everyone's favourite tie knot is. Personally, it has to be the Windsor knot. What's the worst tie knot you've ever seen?...
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Shoes as a First Year BB IB AnalystHey, So I'm wondering if there are any unspoken rules against what shoes are acceptable to be worn and those that are unacceptable. Will wearing Gucci or Ferragamo dress shoes really be annoying to see in the office on a first year? I have no idea what to purchase with my signing bonus. Please educ...
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Offer Selection: Lazard M&A/RX NY vs. GS Financing vs. MS IBDForgot to include an offer from Citi investment banking, consider that too. Leaning MS/GS, was not a fan of Lazard culture and don't want to be at Citi as much as the first two. Not too considered about exits...
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SledsLooking forward to buy new deal sleds. Advice about where to buy different ones? Which brand? Disclosure: man, already have the Gucci's one, don't like LV ...
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Wearing Deal Sleds or Loafers as an InternWould love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed? Can I Wear Fancy Shoes as an Intern on Wall Street? As a rule - you should be conservative when selecting your shoes as an intern. Even if junior analysts are wearing "deal sleds" - i...
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How to choose sunglasses for my long face?How to choose sunglasses for my long face?My face is like Vol. Benedict Cumberbatch. Any advice for me?...
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Definitive Finance Vest RankingsI work in a small office and 2 of our 5 summer interns contacted people in the office about whether it was appropriate to wear a fleece vest to the office and if so, what do we recommend. Leaving aside the ridiculousness of their inquiry, give me your power rankings on vests! ...
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PantsIt’s easy to find good places to get shirts, but where do you buy pants? Good pants are hard to come by! ...
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Gucci Loafers with the Gold Bit vs Silver BitHey so I've been working for a while and I figured that the time to get some really nice loafers has arrived. I like the black Gucci horsebit loafers with the silver bit a ton - I see em everywhere and the people in my office recommend I get them. However, Gucci's website only lists the ones with th...
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What wallet do you use?Title says it all. Of course, this isn't a watch, pair of shoes, or tie; likely nobody will recognize or care what wallet you have, but it's something you touch every day and should last a while, so it's nice to have a nice one. What brand? How long have you had it? Is it bifold? Trifold? And i...
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SunglassesWhat kind of sunglasses do investment bankers wear? Oakley, Ray-Ban, Oliver Peoples, or Lucky Brand?...
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diamond Cut Glasses guys, Is the purple diamond cut-out glasses suitable for round faces? https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/men/designer/velvety-silver/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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Fitbit and Smart Watches/ Apple Watch for WorkWhat are your opinions on wearing the above in the office, are normal watches a thing of the past? Is it acceptable, or is a regular watch the way to go? I want to get a Fitbit, but given you're supposed to wear them 24/7, I would be giving up wearing normal watches ever again so I may reconside...
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Jeans in Office?So I have an internship starting in the next few weeks at a F500 company and their dress code allows for jeans. Does anyone have recommendations on some outfits for this kind of dress code? I was prepared for more of a business casual and while being overdressed isn't the WORST thing, I would rath...
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Wall Street Fashion for the GirlsSo 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 war...
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Proper Heel Size For An InterviewCan you kindly suggest if the heels on the Cole Haan shoe below link are too high for an investment banking interview? http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?sizeDescription=&catId=100&productId=425941&productGroup=383898&pwpHash=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10001+70016+4294966411/t-WOMEN%27S|HE...
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Will I look like a douche if...I wear these prescription glasses to work... http://cheap-prescription-eyeglasses.go-optic.com/DFRAMES/images/Ray_Ban_RX5121_2000.jpg I look good in them, just not sure about for the office. Rookie in finance, don't want to look like a tool. This isn't mad men. I get it. ...
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Squale WatchesCurious what your opinion is on these watches for regular activities? I'm a huge fan of dive watches and from what I've read about these, they are great for the price. What other watches do you guys like that fall under the dive category sub-1000?...
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What are the Best Dress Shoes for Work?With regard to style, fit, and longevity? Wall Street Shoes for Work Opinions on fashion on wall street oasis vary wildly, especially when it comes to fashion. Some prefer form others prefer function. An analyst may not realistically have the option to spring for eight hundred dollar gucci or twe...
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what size should I chooseHello everyone, I have a question I would like to ask, because recently began to popular retro style, literary style, so I bought a rimless glasses at LEOTONY , the size is 56-18-140, 4 days to hand. but! but! @! Too big, the circle is too big. I have to say that the mirror is very light. When I fir...
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Final Interview Tomorrow - Do I Go With the Black Pinstripe Suit or the All Blue Suit?Looking to see a consensus of opinions here. Tomorrow is my final interview for a CRE role at a BB. My first interview, superday, I wore my all blue suit. I am thinking about either wearing my go to all blue suit again tomorrow or mixing things up a bit and wearing my black pinstripe suit. What are ...
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Need suggestions - fashionable dress bootsI'm looking for something like this: [J&M Garner Cap Toe Chukka](https://www.shoes.com/johnston-murphy-garner-cap-toe-chukka-boot/802155/1729109?cm_mmc=googleproductads_pla-_-none-_-none-_-none) Does anyone have any suggestions for boots that look good at the office and at the bar? Preferably som...
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Prescription sunglassesI would like to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses $100-$150 range. Is that possible? Suggestions please....
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Help with watch purchase Can anyone help me out with a watch recomendation? I have a leather band Citizen ecodrive as well as a cheap sieko that ive had since sophomore year. I just started as an analyst and want to invest in a nicer metal band watch to wear at work. Would like to spend around 1k. Any recomended brands to l...
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The definition of refractive indexanybody helps:what is the definition of refractive index?With glasses, how do we choose the corresponding refractive index?...
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Oliver Peoples' glasses. Are they worth the money?I'm thinking of purchasing these frames (https://oliverpeoples.com/shop/men/optical/executive-i#executive-i-matte-black-pewter). They cost $595. From looking at the financial statements (http://i.imgur.com/mcydnGa.jpg) it seems like Luxottica as a whole spends 32% of their revenues on creating the p...
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Darker Dress Pants Than JacketI’ve heard it may be a fashion faux pas to wear a lighter color jacket and darker color dress pants (not suite of course but slacks for example). Any thoughts? I don’t personally see anything wrong with it....
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What Not To WearHey guys, So I have read and heard that SA's shouldn't wear loafers, so what are they supposed to wear? Thanks. ...
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Clothes/Fashion go tos in SydneyCouldn't find anything on the forum about fashion go to shops/brands in Australia, specifically Sydney. Any help as to shops to look at for various needs, especially suits, would be appreciated. Junior level here so ideally stuff within some stretched definition of "affordable"...
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CT shirts sale soonWhen does ct do their shirt sale when they are like 30 or 40 bucks a shirt? Will they do this within the next few weeks for interns?...
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what to wear to an informal coffee chat with analystsI'm starting an internship at a BB this summer and have planned to meet an analyst at the firm casually for coffee before the start date. I'm just wondering what is the appropriate attire to wear, would it be strange to come in a suit if I haven't started working there yet. But i think that it is pr...
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Cuff Links With Sports Coat?What do you guys think? Should cuffs only be reserved for suites? Or can you rock the links with a sport coat? ...
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How can you rationalize spending $100+ on a shirt as an IB Analyst?Tried on some performance dress shirts from Vineyard Vines that felt like my pajamas but even on sale they're about $99.99. How much do you spend on dress shirts?...
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kw new albumGeneral thoughts on the new album? I really seem to like a couple of the songs but feedback in general is mixed....
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the science frame or TR Can someone help me with the material under the science frame? The titanium frame I bought is more comfortable than the tr material. https://www.leotony.com/product/420.html/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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Glasses of Choice: Oliver Peoples O'MalleysTomorrow I'm going to buy some Oliver People O'Malleys as part of their vintage re-release. Some of you may recognize them as the glasses Patrick Bateman wears in the movie "American Psycho." I think they'll probably make me look more hipster than banker, but oh well. So, now that those will be my ...
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Ladies---what shoes would you recommend for a new 1st year analyst to get?Any help would be appreciated, I will be the only girl in the office and wondering what to do shoe wise. ...
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Manufacturer Of Rainwears In KeralaAs you know Kerala is famous for monsoon rain .if any person looking for the [manufacturer of rainwear in Kerala](http://aristocrat-rainwear.co.in "manufacturer of rainwear in Kerala") for business to business then call on 033 460 10402 for trade inquiry....
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EB Dress Code AdviceI’m updating my wardrobe for my sophomore internship this summer, mostly in the way of dress slacks. Next summer I will be at an EB for my junior internship, and would like to buy clothes this summer that I can wear next summer. Everyone talks about buying suits for internships, but no bankers ...
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Best White Shirts?Looking to stock up on basic white dress shirts (for men). What are some good brands that are slim fit and affordable?...
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Most underrated brandsWhat are your thoughts on this? Was thinking about Uniqlo. Any other brands that offer decent clothing quality at affordable prices?...
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Business glasses Is this glasses suitable for business occasions?https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/women/carti-tf/champagne-gold-with-purple/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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What is your fav hermes tie patternThe title pretty much says it all, given there are so many I am curious which ones y'all like thanks ...
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Can IB analysts wear Redbottoms to the office? I have multiple redbottoms and gucci loafers, if im starting an analyst role would i have to buy cheaper shoes or can I wear them to the office? ...
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Good shoes without breaking the bank?Whats up WSO? I had a question regarding some dress shoes, and then maybe some causal shoes. I'm graduating soon, will be going into Big 4 accounting, if that makes any difference at all. My pops wants to get me something nice for graduation. He brought up suits and ties, but as a Big 4 auditor I...
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How come older people wear baggy suits?I am noticing that the suits that older men wear are very baggy and large for their body type. As opposed to the younger generation where the suits are slim and fits like a glove....
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Weekender Bag/ DuffleLooking for some recommendations around quality, leather weekender duffel bags. I travel a lot and am looking for something that is functional but looks good as well. I was going to go with a LV bag, but am having a hard time justifying 1900 to myself. ...
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Long Sleeve PolosInspired by the legend Dollar Bill, I'm looking for a good source for long sleeve polos. Send me some suggestions. ...
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Are cheap bit loafers okay for interns?Are cheap bit loafers okay for interns? Got it as a gift...............................................
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Summer suit appropriate for weddings and work?any recommendations for a summer suit that works for both weddings and a business setting? Interested in something relatively cheap like a $400-$600 suitsupply suit or something. I'm guessing a lighter non-navy blue with a subtle pattern would work?...
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Gym bag to work? Im going to be interning in a top FIG group this summer and I was thinking I would hit the gym early in the morning, shower there and go to work. Is it okay for interns to show up with gym bags? ...
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I’m a prop trader (at a firm) and I wear t shirts and cargo shorts to work It’s comfortable not having to worry about what clothes I wear to work, but sometimes when I watch American psycho I do miss that aspect of the finance world....
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Commuting + Heels for WorkGirls - I'm planning on wearing my (well used) white sneakers on the commute to work and bringing my black pumps with me. The sneakers aren't athletic ones but they're pretty worn down, is it okay to change in the lobby of my building or should I do it earlier? There's a decent walk from the neare...
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Custom Shirts in Chicago?I am looking to get a few custom dress shirts made in the Chicago area. I have been researching places like IndoChino, Modern tailor, etc. but I was wondering if any monkeys in the area could recommend a local place? The two places I came across which have great reviews are Zeglio & Chicago Custom ...
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Bag to workwhat kind of bags do you guys carry to work? ...
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Appropriate Handbag for Interviews?What is considered an interview appropriate bag in terms of size/ shape/ brand? I usually have my resume in a black leather folder but need something else for my phone, foundation, etc. Unfortunately, most of my bags have some feature that would make the brand recognizable to a more observant bank...
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Are any of these ties too flashy? Starting next week as an S&T SA. Ties ordered approximately most conservative (top left) to least (bottom right). Apologies for yet another thread like this, but I'd rather not annoy someone outside of WSO with this question......
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Is it okay to wear Louboutin's / Chanel / Jimmy Choo's as an intern to the office in IB?Hey!! I was wondering if it is okay to wear loubs, jimmy choo's, or chanel shoes in the office? Is it okay if I bring my louis vuitton bag to carry my laptop and stuff into the office? Thanks!!...
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rimless glassesRecently I have been fascinated by rimless glasses. Would you like to know if this progressive pink lens has the effect of sunglasses? https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/women/carti-vc/-gold-with-gradient-pink/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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White Cotton Button-Down OxfordTitle. Any brand recommendations that make them in numbered sizes? (16.5 35) Preferably no logo or pocket...
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Is Louis Vuitton too flashy?For normal sized purses I have the LV Neverfull in three different prints. The rest of my bags are all crossbody style. I was wondering if the carrying a LV bag to an informational interview and/or interview gives a bad vibe. I feel like the brown Neverfull monogram is such a common bag it shouldn't...
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Who is suitable for wearing progressive glassesgays,I have a question, is whether ordinary people wear progressive lenses, I am 400 degrees myopia, no astigmatism...
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Are MTM shirts worth the money?I can get MTM for around $85 per shirt. Shirts you buy at retail are never slim enough, and require around 15-20 in tailoring. I'm thinking of just going the MTM route instead. My only concern is how long the shirts will hold up (washing, ironing, daily use, etc...)...
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Suit emergencyThis is silly, but apparently I need a suit for a few meetings in about two weeks. I have not worn a suit for a "few years" (like a decade) when I was managing a book on the sell side. Since then, I have lost a bit of weight (15-20 lbs) and the suits are rather worn. (1) Since this is a relatively ...
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Bespoke Suits in 2018Hello Monkeys, I am currently separating from the military to finish up my undergraduate degree. I could buy suits from Brooks Brothers (I'm a corporate member), but I was thinking about buying one bespoke suit for special events or internships. Do you have any recommendations of places to buy a qu...
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Blazer for year round wearSo, I am about to start college in the Northeast and wanted to know how do I go about selecting a quality navy blazer to wear year around. I would mostly be wearing the typical button-up shirts and polos maybe twice a week. I was thinking about doing MTM, but not sure of a quality company at this ti...
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Best 4-way stretch blazer? What's the best 4-way stretch blazer out there? I've seen bonobos & ministry of supply but I'm not sure else what is available. I can't wear regular blazers as I can barely lift my arms or move my arms across my body without it feeling like something is going to rip. ...
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girls internship attire what to wear for an IB internship & recommendations for places to shop at i.e. what bag to carry, heels or flats?, where to buy dresses pants etc...
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Buy Shoes online or at Outlet?Do you guys usually order dress shoes/loafers online or go to the outlets? What is the better option?...
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Tiffany & Co watchWould a Tiffany & Co watch be a douchebag move? My long term girlfriend wants to buy me one and her friend asked me if I would want one so I wanted to ask people in the industry i want to work in...
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Penny Loafers as an Intern?Would it be acceptable to wear penny loafers as an intern on the job? Or will it be better to just stick to lace ups?...
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Business glassesMy dad is a square face, is it suitable for this glasses?https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/men/alan/tortoise-to-crystal/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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Best affordable sock brands for workCan anyone recommend some good comfortable sock brands for work? Need to restock as most of the ones that I currently own are worn out. I am looking for dark/black sock brands that are really comfortable + help you feel less pain when you are trying to break into new dress shoes for work...
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London Bankers - Are (dark) brown brogue derby/monk strap shoes acceptable on casual Fridays?Hi all, I'm joining a bank in the risk department starting this coming summer (I note this because I presume casual Fridays are likely more relaxed in the middle/back office). I intend to wear something along the lines of chinos, a shirt, and a navy jacket, so as to not be ostracised by my colleag...
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