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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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Pants for men with big butt/thighs/hipsBoys, Can you recommend some pants that fit someone with muscular thighs, wide hips, a big ass, and small calves/ankles? I played hockey and golf growing up and everyone always told me I had the stereotypical hockey/golf butt. I didn't understand what that meant until a few years ago when buying...
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Men's Fashion HacksDoes anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this? ...
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What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: AP 15300 Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712 ...
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Shoes for analyst level bankersCould someone please recommend me some casual smart shoes for entry level bankers? I am thinking about something like Giuseppe Zanotti or Ferragamo. Found a couple of appealing drivers from these two designers. https://www.ferragamo.com/shop/us/en/men/shoes-1/drivers-1/parigi-671739 https://www...
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Wearing your work clothes to upscale lounges?SA here considering saving some money by wearing some of my more business casual shirts out to upscale NYC lounges instead of buying separate shirts. Off course I have my black and navy button down which I don't wear to work that I already wear out. Is it acceptable?...
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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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Using my suit jacket as a blazer?SA here still trying to find ways to save money. I'm thinking about using my suit jacket as a blazer to go out to dinner or very upscale places. Should I go for it?...
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Are these ties appropriate for work?1) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/27299 2) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/24986 3) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/27328 4) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/34345sk in 3.5 width...
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An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. Suits come in three different constructions: 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ What's the difference? Canvassed suits Canvassed suits have a free-hanging middle layer that "f...
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Monk Straps - How does your office feel about these?Title pretty much says it all. Just trying to see if monk strap shoes are still considered to be solid choice. ...
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Thoughts on Ferragamo belt?Curious to hear thoughts about this black Ferragamo belt: https://www.ferragamo.com/shop/us/en/men/wallets-small-leather-goods/belts-1/adjustable-677677 Would it be a tool-move to wear to the office?...
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Work bags – what do you have and what's in it?I thought this might be an interesting topic for people: you often see requests for advice for what kind of bag to get, but I thought it might be cool to see what people actually use and how. Mine is a tan briefcase my parents bought from Florence as a birthday present. I've got my work laptop, mou...
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Specific advice on Penny LoafersI recently joined a small firm, dress code is business casual. I am coming from a suit-and-tie environment so trying to adjust my wardrobe a bit. I noticed guys at my office wearing loafers. I’ve been on the search for a pair of brown leather penny loafers but I run into the same problem every ti...
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T-Shirts beneath Shirts: color?I read somewhere you should wear the color that matches your skin tone. Do you guys do that or should I just stick with white?...
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What do you think about this Limited Edition Broker shirt? https://teespring.com/it/broker-limited-edition#pid=389&cid=100029&siHi everyone, I've found this interesting and a little bit weird T-shirt, just, what do you think about it? ...
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Do you guys wear you work clothes to bars or clubs?When you get out late, do you guys go home to change or go straight to the bar or club? I'm asking because I wouldn't want my work clothes to get stained....
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What to Buy For Your First WardrobeI took this off of a posting by JohnnyCrockett on Style Forum. It’s a great site, and everyone should check it out. Thought the post was a really good round-up of what to buy for your first out-of-college wardrobe. Take all of it with a grain of salt considering it is posted on, well, a forum a...
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Stitch Fix for men Has anyone ever heard of this company or used their services? Dont know too much about it seeing if anyone here has any input. ...
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Expensive Watch for a JuniorCould be seen as a stupid question, but is it ok to wear an expensive watch (+10k) when starting as an analyst? ...
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Rolex Datejust II (two-tone) or Rolex Submariner?Currently deciding between these two. I personally like the Datejust II. I'm looking for something with a lot of class and will say a lot about me when I go in to shake the interviewers hand. Thanks....
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Patek Phillipe or Vacheron ConstantinUm hey, I have a coffee meeting with my brother tomorrow talking about our dad. I was wondering what should I wear to impress him?...
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Dimon Hair, Romney Hair, or Gekko Hair?There is also Blankfein hair, but I am not a fan of this style. LOL...
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Help me decide between these two shirts?http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-puppytooth-light-pink-shirt/FON0410LPK.html http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-small-gingham-light-pink-shirt/FOR0685LPK.html#q=Pink%2Bdress%2Bshirt&searchtype=text&start=12 ...
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Who wear it best: the survey**Who wear it best: the survey** I'm wondering who dress better in financial world. From IBD to AM and lawyers. Who have the best dress code and more style? Well, I know more is subjective, but is an interesting conversation. My vote is for Investment Bankers...
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Facial Hair?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?...
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Hair Products...for Men!One of my biggest insecurities is my hair. I think it could be decent looking I just don't know how to get it cut or how to/if to style it. I think it looks good coming out of the shower but then once it dries it gets all poofy. And I'm always afraid of trying something new. guys i am thinking new...
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Graying and thinning hair at 21, what should I do?I'm a 21 year old junior, I've never worked in high finance before but I have quite a few gray hairs with thinning hairs on the sides of my face, similar to a receding hairline. So at this point should I start picking the gray hairs out? My hair is also quite long so I'm not sure what kind of hair...
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2017 Tie design to go for?US Tie designs. I heard the Regimental Stripe design is going out of style? What tie design should I go for?...
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Suiting I am going to be interning at a VC firm and was planning on buying a Navy suit. I was thinking either Suitsupply or Brooks Brothers, but wanted to know other good options from those in industry. Also, should I focus on Navy Wool Suits or another material?...
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Purchasing from Aliexpress?I recently brought a couple of cheap loafers and suits from Aliexpress, Your probably thinking "why Aliexpress?" Its because i'm on a budget because of how expensive college is. Its either food clothes or amenities you get the point. But when it came it the suits were tighter and more weird looking ...
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Most casual dress code in finance?What job in fiance (buyside or sellside) has the most casual dress code? Anyone ever get to wear t shirts to work Also generally how causal do quants get to dress?...
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Best Place to buy suits for IBD Analysts?Hey all, I will be working as Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a BB in the NYC office. I was wondering where some good places to buy reasonable priced, slim fitted suits are (think $600-900 range). I bought a suit from brooks brothers last year but thought the fit was too bulky. Any suggestions?...
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Black or Brown Shoes w/Navy SuitsIf 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......
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Holes in elbowsEach day another slim dress shirt bites the dust. WTF I don't want to go back to baggy Brooks Brothers shirts...
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T shirts with deep arm holesHi girls - any recs for where to find t shirts / muscle tees with deep arm holes? I've seen a wrangler one in general pants but I'm not sold on the grey colour. I'm based in new york....
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Wearing Suspenders in IBD..Yay or Nay?I'm getting bored with the belt routine and thinking about switching it up. What are you guys thoughts on junior bankers wearing suspenders. As a sidebar, I'm a top performer in my group and already get away with brown loafers and hermes ties. Thanks!...
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Where do you buy your shirts/suits/shoes? Online preferredGuys, where do you buy your shirts? suits? shoes? Does anyone buy online? If so, where from? Thanks....
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1st suit Plain Navy, 2nd suit Plain Charcoal, 3rd suit ....... ?For an analyst position. What do I get for #3? That is, what color? Thanks....
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dark chili allen edmonds?Is the color dark chili okay for park aves or fifth aves? or should i stick with dark brown if i go brown?...
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Best Printed TiesFolks, I'm looking to get some new ties. Right now most of mine are woven, but I want to get printed ones instead. I see that Brooks Brothers and Vineyard Vines have printed ties, but the patterns are like little sailboats, whales, lemons, chains, etc. Brooks Brothers even has a print that looks lik...
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$399 suit supply suit vs $499 suit supply suit?Spoke to a rep and he said the construction is the same. Directly from the rep - "but we do buy the fabric in bulk for our Blue Line Napoli's which is why we can offer them at the lower price point. These specific suits are also not normally re-produced." Anyone have experience with either?...
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thoughts on these cheap ass bruno marc shoes?https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010TZ03NO/ref=twister_B00SX5HUMA?th=1&psc=1 I want the prince 6 dk brown ones. The cole haans didn't work out, so I'm thinking about just getting these for interviews. for 40 bucks, i dont give a shit about quality, as long as they look fine in interviews thats all i care...
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What tie width is acceptable?Looking to buy ties. What tie width is acceptable? 3.5" has been the width for finance careers for years. Can I go small? How small can I go?...
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cole haan vs AE?Rising junior that just wants a nice pair of shoes for interviews. Should I just get a pair of cole haans, or would it be better to get the AEs. I feel like most ppl won't notice the difference or care enough, and I will be saving a lot of money. ...
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Is wearing tan/khaki pants to a formal interview appropriate?I have an interview this week, and my black dress shoes got a nasty, noticeable scratch. I only have a black suit with me, so I was thinking if wearing khaki pants, brown wingtips, and a black blazer is suitable for "business professional" in a formal interview. I know brown shoes with black pants i...
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Fashion Advice for Intern: Where to Get SuitsHi all, I will be starting my Industrial Placement (14months) in the Asset Management division of a Swiss bank in London starting next week. * How many suits should I rotate? I have heard 3 should suffice. I already own a Hugo Boss suit in dark blue * What stores offer the best quality/price? I...
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Interview attire for woman Hey, girls! I don't see finance topics adressing women often, so I decided to create this one. I have an ib interview next week and don't know what to wear. It's actually my first interview, so I don't really know anything about it. Do you have any tips for a beginner? ...
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Shoes for first year analyst IBHi, 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?...
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how are these cole haan shoes?http://www.6pm.com/p/cole-haan-dustin-cap-ox-brown/product/8768997/color/6 Would appreciate if anyone could comment on if these shoes would be fine for banking/interviews ...
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How Often Do You Dry Clean Wool Pants?I have 4 pairs of wool pants that I wear to work M-F. How often should I be taking them to the cleaners? Should I still be looking to take them to the cleaners every 1-2 months if I'm wearing them every day? I work in NY so I sweat just a bit during the short walk to work in the morning. Thanks in...
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Brunello Cucinelli and other baller brands So lets start a thread with some of the best business casual brands out there. Price is not an issue. My favorite by far right now is Brunello Cucinell ![test3](http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits_pod36/dw/image/v2/ABCP_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-catalog-master-bc/default/dwfd568603/images...
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Is it okay to buy the same tie in a different color or just get a different tie?Is it okay to buy the same tie in a different color or just get a different tie? ...
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is british tan okay?http://www.colehaan.com/lenox-hill-cap-toe-oxford-british-tan/C11632.html?dwvar_C11632_color=British%20Tan#q=lenox%2Bhill&start=1 Want to get these shoes, but not sure if british tan is too light. There is also dark brown available on amazon, but that color looks dark red instead of brown, so i'm n...
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Bonobo Weekday Warriors fit?Hey everyone, Looking to purchase some Bonobos Weekday Warriors dress pants and I am looking for some advice on fits. Looking to either get their tailored or slim fits but not sure which fit to get. Looking for something that will not be too slim to avoid the super skinny jeans look but at the same...
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Need to stock up on dress shirts - brand?Hey WSO- I'm looking to refresh my wardrobe with the basics. Ideally I'm looking for maybe a dozen new dress shirts. Nothing too flashy, just classic blue or white shirts. Anyone have suggestions of the best value/quality here? For reference, I've typically been a j crew slim fit guy, just looking ...
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How versatile are these tassel loafers? Not sure whether to buy these tassel loafers or not. Would they pair well with a blue or grey suit? https://imgur.com/gallery/GvcXC...
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Kirkland White V-Neck Undershirt (4-pack)$25.00 at Costco. They also make the crew neck version of the shirt. You're welcome. Next question? ...
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Charles Tyrwhitt Poplin or twill?Sorry for the spam today. Last question. Just went to the CT store but saw that there are different weaves. Should I go with the most plain one like this (poplin) http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-poplin-sky-blue-shirt/FON0216SKY.html#q=Sky%2Bblue%2Bdress%2Bshirt&searchtype=text&start=4 ...
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What color tie goes with navy suit?I've got an interview coming up. I've got a navy suit and a white shirt. What color tie do I go with?...
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Interview Outfit QuestionHey guys, what do you think about wearing a Navy suit with light brown/tan oxford shoes and a matching belt for a New York City-based Investment Banking SA interview? I know there's this weird stigma about brown shoes in banking, but can I have some honest opinions here? Should I just get a pair of...
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What clothes to wear as a graduate? (complete newbie)I got a trainee job at Big 4 in London, in a technology role. I know nothing about fashion so if you could tell me the exact name of the style of 'jeans' or shirts I should wear that would be great. What colours? What budget should I have? Where should I shop? Out of curiosity would it be a no-no t...
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What color shoes other than black to get?Allen Edmonds. Already have black shoes. What color shoes other than black to get? Photo is attached. From top to bottom, Oxblood, Brown, or Walnut ...
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Watch for MBB undergrad hireAny recommendations for watches (preferably under $100, not going for incredible quality but more a solid look) for new hires at MBB?...
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Tote Bag for Women on Wall Street? I'm currently preparing for Summer 2018 recruitment and need to purchase a bag to take to superdays, etc. I have a really nice Coach tote, but I've heard that no one carries that brand at BBs. Does the brand really matter? Everyone recommends a classic, neutral-toned Longchamp. Would you agree? Wo...
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Watch for a 1st Year Analyst?Any suggestions for a watch for a first year investment banking analyst? What price range is appropriate for a first year?...
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Are these shoes ok for wealth management?Are these shoes appropriate for a summer wealth management intern? I've heard that brogues are bad but I recently bought this: Saylian from Aldo in camel (I can't post the link for some reason) Will these be fine? ...
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logo or no logo when at work and going out?Landed a summer gig in NYC so not sure how logos are looked at. is wearing no logos the right way to go? For example, Brook brothers have logos on some of their shirts. Do I just get the one without logos? Also, is wearing no logos the right way to go at work?...
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Beards in the back office?I currently work at a Fortune 100 FS company in the Internal Audit function and have been growing a beard for a good 3 - 4 months. It's well-kept; not scraggly or patchy, and regularly groomed. Hasn't been any issue at all in my current company. However, I have some interviews lined up within the In...
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Is this bag ok for Wealth management Im considering buying a ted baker bengal leather satchel bag in brown (tan), would this be appropriate as a first year summer intern in wealth management? I can't post the link for some reason. Thanks!...
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What bag to bring/fashion in wealth managementI will be a wealth management intern this summer, what fashion rules should I be aware of? Also any suggestions on type of bag (briefcase, messenger) and brands I should choose and/or avoid? I've also heard that my belt should match the color of my shoes is this true? Thanks!...
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The Fight Against Summer Pit StainsSummer is almost upon us and if you're in a city as weather bipolar as New York then you've probably already experienced a day hotter than holy hell. That being said, I'd love to get your guys' take on wearing undershirts with a suit/shirt combo to prevent pit stains from showing. How much do they...
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Thoughts on this shirt?What are your thoughts on this shirt by CT? Button Cuff. http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-puppytooth-light-pink-shirt/FON0410LPK.html...
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Bags for Summer Analysts?Starting June 5th like most of you, was wondering if SA usually carry a bag to work? Is it necessary? If so, messenger bag or briefcase? Saw a bunch of older posts about this, but wanted to see what people have been doing more recently. ...
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What Watches do You Wear?Need to get a watch, but from all that I've seen, none fancies my eye. What do you you guys wear on a daily basis?...
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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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Brown Shoes for NY IB NetworkingHi All, I was wondering if brown shows are okay with gray suit and semi causal shirt (small checks) for networking with bankers (grabbing coffee or drink). I will be in NY for training and that is the dress code for the firm I am training with and I wont have too much time to change so I am wonderi...
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Where Do You Like Buy Your Clothes ?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....
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"business casual" at goldman?I'm going to be a summer technology analyst at GS and was wondering what "business casual" at GS is. I've looked around online but can't really find what interns are expected to wear. Are shirts (no ties) and chinos enough? Or are they expecting dress pants, ties, and maybe a suit jacket? I'm a CS m...
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spring - fall coatsI am trying to gauge what peoples thoughts are regarding spring coat fashion. What coats do you wear when you are wearing slacks and a button down shirt? I don't wear blazer/suit. Target temperature 45-65 degrees, non rain. Is a wool top coat excessive? Are peacoats just a boring option... no flar...
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What shoes do you wear for the walk to work?For those who walk to work, what shoes do you wear for the commute? Side note: Starting work in a month; hoping that it's okay to keep dress shoes at work and wear some sneakers for the commute. Personally I walk 2.5 miles from my apartment, bllue Nike Flyknits....
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Intern Dress Advice? Monkeys, I had some questions about attire recommendations for S&T dress clothing for a summer intern. I was planning on buying 5 brooks brothers shirts (only in plain white and blue) and some navy/gray dress pants. I have seen advice on this forum such as to leave a suit jacket/tie in your office...
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Official Eyeglasses for IBD ThreadAll, I figured I would start this thread as previous ones are old and outdated. For those on the street, particularly NYC/SanFran/Chicago, what eyeglasses do you rock on a daily basis? Do you have a rotation? What do people think about Silhouettes, Oliver Peoples, Persol, Tom Ford, Anglo-American?...
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Where do yall get your jeansNo this isn't a "what jeans do ibankers wear" post... I'm just wondering where do you guys get your jeans I used to wear express slim jeans and some levis but I was wondering what are your favorite brands of jeans that are decently priced, slim fit, straight cut, black, grey and dark navy...
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Are these shoes suitable for interviews?For IBD http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/oxford-derby-shoes/mcallister-wingtip-oxfords/SF6215.html?dwvar_SF6215_color=6205#start=4 Wanted to get it in Walnut....
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What Allen Edmonds should I get next?Working in IBD this summer. I bought the black cap toe park ave. I want to get something else that is brown. Also, what shade of brown?...
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Female interns: work attire? Am hoping to start another discussion on summer wardrobe for female interns. I know that a lot of people wear suits, pencil skirts and blouses, so I was wondering if it appropriate for interns to wear sheath dresses? Would appreciate any insight/comment. Thanks! ...
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which color suit do you guys likehttp://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits?srule=PriceAsc So I'm specifically looking at the $399 ones. Out of all the $399 ones, which color do you think would be most appropriate? I'm leaning toward a shade of gray since I already have a navy suit. Also, how does pant sizing work? It doesn't ask for ...
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Wardrobe for interviewI'm applying as an intern, and I was wondering if my current wardrobe is appropriate. There are casual Fridays. Shirts: Four white shirts all from Brooks Brothers, with shirt pockets, spread collar, no buttons on collar Blazer: Two navy blazers from J. Press Ties: Four J.Press regimental ties (one f...
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Dress Shirt Collar TypeHey Guys, I'm working in S&T at a BB in NYC this summer. Given that I won't need to wear a tie, what type of collar should I go with in my dress shirts: a collar that is button-down or one that isn't. Here are the three examples I'm debating between: Ainsley Collar: http://www.brooksbrothers.com...
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How are these Cole Haan shoes for IB?Any thoughts on the Cole Haan Williams Cap Toe shoes? They look nice but I see part of the sole is rubber (on the heel and the toe), and the leather part of the sole is only in the middle. Will this look bad, and should I opt for a more expensive, fully leather sole shoe? Was going to get these to u...
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Going Out ClothingIt has been brought to my attention through a member of the female gender that my going out clothes may not quite be up to snuff. Now I didn't think this was the case, nor did I think it mattered that much, but I guess for some gals it does. So for all the fashion savvy gentlemen: what kind of gear...
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My first watch purchase - I bought a Movado. Did I make the right decision? I've never worn a watch before but I made the decision to buy one a few months back when I was at a jewelry store. I tried on a Movado and fell in love. So, a few days ago I bought a Movado Vizio. I'm 22 and really inexperienced when it comes to watches. I've gotten compliments on it except from m...
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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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What do you think about classic hats? Fedoras, berets, newsboys, etc?Apart from the common tropes on reddit about fedoras being for loser nice boy types, what do you guys thinking of wearing fedoras in everyday streetwear? Would you don one? Oh, and please, I mean strictly fedoras. Not trilbies (which are often associated with the PUA scene). I was personally think...
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Ask a former Brooks Brothers employee anythingAs 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....
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Analysts/Previous interns please share your wardrobe? [MASTERLIST]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 the...
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Help me with my business school wardrobe?Suits - not sure what brands to go with. Just going to get whatever I get tailored. Need some suggestions on wool suits. Suitsupply is a bit pricey Shirts - Going with either CT or Indochino Shoes - Either Johnston & Murphy, Jack Erwin, Cole Haan, or Allen Edmond (a bit pricey) Need some help dec...
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Buying clothes - "personal shoppers" & subscription services? I've been noticing a lot of “Personal Shopper” ads for basically clothing subscriptions. I haven’t tried any out yet, but have been thinking of pulling the trigger on Shortpar4 or My Golf Locker. I enjoy golfing, but don’t get to as much as I’d like. Even so, I just enjoy golf attire for e...

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