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|0||11 months 4 days ago|
All, I figured I would start this thread as previous ones are old and outdated.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?...
|20||25 min 39 sec ago|
I've got an interview coming up. I've got a navy suit and a white shirt. What color tie do I go with?...
|17||6 hours 3 min ago|
No 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...
|338||6 hours 39 min ago|
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 ...
|2||18 hours 10 min ago|
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....
|6||18 hours 32 min ago|
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?...
|6||2 days 21 hours ago|
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! ...
|4||5 days 22 hours ago|
http://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 ...
|10||5 days 23 hours ago|
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...
|2||1 week 3 hours ago|
I'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...
|4||1 week 1 day ago|
Folks, 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...
|5||1 week 1 day ago|
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...
|40||1 week 4 days ago|
Hey 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...
|105||1 week 4 days ago|
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?...
|5||1 week 4 days ago|
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...
|3||1 week 4 days ago|
It 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...
|105||1 week 4 days ago|
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....
|23||2 weeks 5 hours ago|
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...
|31||2 weeks 3 days ago|
Pretty 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...
|23||2 weeks 3 days ago|
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...
|62||2 weeks 3 days 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....
|50||2 weeks 3 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 the...
|7||2 weeks 4 days ago|
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...
|3||3 weeks 17 hours ago|
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...
|0||3 weeks 6 days ago|
Anyone know how HSBC views facial hair? I'm taking about like commercial banking or corporate banking, not necessarily something as stingy as IB. I have a full beard, nice and trimmed for religious/cultural purposes, and wanted to know how the bank views that?...
|2||3 weeks 6 days ago|
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?...
|0||4 weeks 1 day ago|
Wasn't able to secure a summer analyst position but considering an MSF so going to be working a non-fancy job over the summer. Is saving up for a $500 suit supply suit everyone on this forum is talking about worth it or should I get a department store suit like Bar III from Macys? I'm not going to b...
|0||4 weeks 1 day ago|
Since i cant afford a $3000 watch, i consider buying a watch that only tells time. It at least should be suitable with business appeal, but dont have to mimic luxury design. Any rec?...
|41||1 month 1 day ago|
I think it's a combination of actually losing weight and just buying pre-fitted shirts. The idiots who measure me must not be accurate because the sleeves aren't perfect length either. What's your recommendation on getting good-fitting shirts? Do you have to get them tailored to get them to fit per...
|12||1 month 4 days ago|
Anybody here used them for custom suits? Feedback good, bad, or neutral?...
|30||1 month 4 days ago|
I'm joining a new team shortly where juniors are expected to go to external meetings regularly, and I will be in meetings on my first day. I have been told that my male colleagues will be in suit and tie, but haven't really been able to get much information on what women should wear. In particular...
|0||1 month 4 days ago|
One trending one not... Cuffs last longer and are original business professional... Not even worth a post... ...
|6||1 month 5 days ago|
What is your choice of cologne? I personally fancy Jo malone blackberry & bay with a note of Oud & Bergamot. I know jo malone is unisex product but i dont see many men wearing it. is it gay for a guy to sport that shit?...
|65||1 month 6 days ago|
I want to buy a nice watch but I also don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it. I think buying a used watch is the answer. Are there any reputable stores or websites that sell used watches? I'd like to avoid eBay if possible....
|3||1 month 1 week ago|
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? ...
|0||1 month 1 week ago|
Incoming IBD Summer Associate at a bulge bracket. Went to My.Suit and got a dark navy blue suit with pick-stitching on the lapel. Is this acceptable? See below for a sample picture. https://www.google.com/search?q=pick+stitching+formal&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrs9nRrZ_TAhUH7mMKHdLMCbc...
|18||1 month 1 week ago|
Anyone know of some good dress shoe brands that are decent quality but not very expensive? The last set of loafers I bought were shit. Also I'm not a fan of wingtips....
|81||1 month 1 week ago|
I've seen these shoes around more casual office environments and at every fraternity function. Does anyone know if they're comfortable? Would you wear them to the office? Is it worth grabbing on to the tail end of this shoe trend or just waiting for the next one? ![Driver shoe][Driver shoe] [Dr...
|7||1 month 1 week ago|
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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|140||1 month 1 week ago|
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...
|10||1 month 2 weeks ago|
I always see on television, movies, shows, the Internet and sometimes the newspaper that the men in suits almost always have a white dress shirt on and I am wondering if that is really the norm for the work force. I have a bunch of dress shirts in different colors but I am not sure if white is what ...
|60||1 month 2 weeks ago|
Does it matter where you go dry clean suits? Are the $1.99 spots good or should I go to one that is more expensive?...
|7||1 month 2 weeks ago|
Now that the Apple watch has been out a lot longer, and is more widely adopted, I was curious if the watch is seen very often at work? Or is it not well accepted to wear in your firms?...
|5||1 month 2 weeks ago|
I have been on the market for a respectable looking watch and Instagram happened to have a sponsored ad for Sharper Looks watches. In essence, they are selling watches for only the charge of shipping. Does anyone happen to know if this is a real business or promotion because I would really like to k...
|2||1 month 3 weeks 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, lookin...
|18||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Ciao Monkeys, I am an incoming BB analyst. In the meantime, I am traveling through Italia. Over the course of my trip, I am considering traveling to Milano in order to build a wardrobe of Boggi Suits (reasonably priced brand, somewhat equivalent to Brooks Brothers). What do you primates think? Woul...
|1||1 month 3 weeks ago|
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....
|2||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Happy Friday. As the title suggests I'm curious what shoes you guys wear during your commute. I'd prefer to not wear my office dress shoes anymore. I've had too many nice pairs of shoes scuffed up/stepped on in the train and ruined by salt on the street/sidewalk. Not to mention dress shoes aren't m...
|2||1 month 4 weeks ago|
I've noticed colleagues have been cuffing their jeans while going out socially - cool or nah? Dress pants cuffs I agree aren't in especially in the U.S. but what about jeans? Obviously I don't wear jeans to work any day haha...
|2||2 months 21 hours ago|
I'm an American moving to London to work with a large magic circle law firm (working in capital markets with bankers), and I'm preparing to build a new wardrobe (suits, shirts, ties, etc.). I'm planning on having several made-to-measure suits (looking at propersuit,com) tailored before I head over,...
|22||2 months 4 days ago|
I 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...
|0||2 months 1 week ago|
Hello all, I could do with some fashion advice here. I am male, in my late 20s, and starting as an IB associate in NY this year. I want some advice on whether you know of any good brands for work clothes, as well as clothes for casual wear/clubbing. I guess I do want to appear fashionable, althoug...
|29||2 months 1 week ago|
what kind of bags do you guys carry to work? ...
|131||2 months 1 week ago|
Like many other monkeys on here, I just got paid so am looking to spend some ca$h. Does anyone have a good weekender bag they can recommend? I'm looking at this Blue Claw bag currently, but would like to hear any suggestions: http://www.blueclawco.com/collections/weekend-bags/products/ezeiza-weeke...
|12||2 months 1 week ago|
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/product_6648201_1_40000000001_-1_98690A?categoryId=&top_category=&defaultStyle=98690A I really love this bag but as an intern this is obviously too expensive. Any recommendations? Maybe something that looks similar?...
|3||2 months 1 week ago|
I interned at a BB a while back and they gave us laptop bags with their corporate logo as parting gifts. I'm looking to buy a new bag (one with a strap, not a backpack). What are the best brands? I have seen Samsonite, Targus, American Tourister......
|107||2 months 1 week ago|
Basically, I think this sensationalizing of modernizing workplace attire is just getting corny. It's just like people find the ugliest jeans and sneakers possible, and seem to be competing on who cares the least and who's more laid back than everyone else. And, tech CEOs or others can't even wear in...
|39||2 months 1 week ago|
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...
|5||2 months 2 weeks ago|
Thought this were mainly meant for older people, but as a SA, I would see other SAs and Analysts wearing them (usually Ferragamos or Gucci) What do you think about them? They're pretty expensive... around $500...
|44||2 months 2 weeks ago|
Are slide belts OK for a finance environment (i.e. investment banking, private equity, etc.)? I figure as long as the belt buckle is not ridiculous or not too flashy, it should be fine, but let me know if I'm wrong....
|2||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|0||2 months 4 weeks ago|
Hi, I am almost bald and as a concsequence have my head shaved. To not look like a nude ball I have a short trimmed moustache and chin beard (also pretty short). Is this a no-go in the financial sector and therefore I should be shaved for job interviews? Cheers...
|3||3 months 5 days ago|
Hi, just want to find out if having dreadlocks will reduce my chances when it comes to getting a job in the finance industry. Is there any professional here with dreadlocks? I keep them very clean and neat, tied back. ...
|70||3 months 1 week ago|
So I am working for a Hedge fund and I really need a backpack but what do you think of a suit with a backpack? Would this be ok? ...
|3||3 months 1 week 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...
|100||3 months 1 week ago|
Do you think it is a good idea to wear navy/white or burgendy/white polka dot ties to work? I saw a tie I liked at Brooks Brothers, however I am not sure if it is a good idea. I am an intern at Goldman Sachs. ...
|19||3 months 1 week ago|
Hey guys first year analyst here and trying to save money. Looking to purchase a dark charcoal / dark grey suit and wondering if this is a good deal? thesuitdepot(dotcom)/modern-fit-charcoal-gray-pindot-super-150-s-two-button-wool-suit.html or should i get this? us.suitsupply(dotcom)/en_US/suits/...
|3||3 months 1 week ago|
Good quality shirts with initials. I have to buy some shirts. I'm in London since yesterday. Best value for money, I'm a student :-) :-) Thanks!...
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|1||3 months 2 weeks ago|
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...
|8||3 months 2 weeks ago|
Hi guys, In a nutshell, if I tuck my pants in and keep it neat and squared away, the shirt restricts my arm movement and this some how leads to a back ache. But if I loosen the tuck it looks sloppy as hell. I'm wearing the proper shirt for my size. does this happen to you too?...
|4||3 months 2 weeks ago|
Do you think it is a good idea to wear navy/white or burgendy/white polka dot ties to work? I saw a tie I liked at Brooks Brothers, however I am not sure if it is a good idea. I am an intern at Goldman Sachs....
|0||3 months 2 weeks ago|
This isn't Style Forum but hey, I get quicker responses here. Burgundy (Pindot or Stripes), Grey (Glen Plaid), or Royal Blue? (White Shirt)...
|7||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I have a black pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenues that have been serving me well, but I would like to get a second pair of dress shoes that I can wear 2x a week to extend the lifespan of the AE shoes and to change up my style. Jack Erwin seems to have a great price point, $195 for a pair of good lo...
|2||3 months 2 weeks ago|
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?...
|37||3 months 2 weeks 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 mobilit...
|13||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I know there is already a thread, but would like to hear more opinions. Will an interviewer really ding me for having brown shoes with a navy suit?...
|9||3 months 2 weeks ago|
Thanks to generally being out the door by 7.30 and not working weekends I am able to dedicate a fair bit of time to my hobby of amateur weightlifting. Although it gives me an awesome physique, the one downside of it is that my suit pants wear out too quickly. Specifically the area around the crotch ...
|2||3 months 2 weeks ago|
I've never seen anyone wearing Gucci or LV belts (or even Hermes) but I constantly see Ferragamo belts. So what are your thoughts on this? Is Ferragamo ok but Gucci and LV not?...
|75||3 months 3 weeks ago|
What are some good watches for an investment analyst in banking? Looking for something in the $700-$1200 range. Brands and names of watches would be helpful. Thanks....
|20||3 months 3 weeks ago|
Which tailors do you guys use in NYC? There're a lot of one-man shops doing measuring + outsourced manufacturing in China for ~$700. There are also proper tailors with imported fabric (Leonard Longsdail, Barchi, etc.) around the $1600 range. Then there's midpoint with MTM from Suit Supply or Alton ...
|4||3 months 3 weeks ago|
For an analyst position. What do I get for #3? That is, what color? Thanks....
|18||3 months 4 weeks ago|
I have a good coat and stuff... Do you guys just wear your oxfords/loafers into work? Like is it okay to wear boots to work? Do you change into them? ...
|1||3 months 4 weeks ago|
Fellas, Bluntly, if you got a nice bonus this year- check these out Colletta Fine Ties on kickstarter Or tell your colleagues (if they put things in categories) about 'em! ...
|4||3 months 4 weeks ago|
I saw this article and wanted to know if it's true that you can't wear brown shoes to IBD work in the USA lol https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-31/u-k-banks-attacked-for-elitism-as-may-targets-social-inequality ...
|3||3 months 4 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...
|93||4 months 2 days ago|
Can one wear a stainless steel watch with a suit? For interviews mainly, hopefully will progress into a SA...
|6||4 months 5 days ago|
Do I have to get park aves or can I go with a cheaper AE model? I honestly like some of the cheaper models more than the park aves, but as long as its from AE, I can expect great quality right?...
|3||4 months 6 days ago|
So I'm wondering, i'm thinking about getting a nice gold and diamond pinky ring-are these still fashionable? For the curious, I already have a gold braclet, a gold chain, and wear either my Movado or Tissot watch....
|58||4 months 1 week ago|
Are knitted ties acceptable in the office? BB banks? If so are there any brands you'd recommend? thank you...
|2||4 months 1 week ago|
Hello everyone, I am a 23yo girl and I'm right about to enter the business world. I'm starting an internship on Monday at Mars (the Twix Bounty Snickers and pet food multinational) and I need some advice on what to wear. The day of my interview I looked around for clues on the dress code but I wa...
|0||4 months 2 weeks ago|
Really good sale going on over Charles Tyrwhitt, I just picked up 5 new shirts for the new year and I figured I would relay the sale to all of you. You can also use the code NewYear to save a variable amount of money off of the final price. http://www.ctshirts.com/us/home...
|0||4 months 2 weeks ago|
I've been working in the city for about 3 years now and keep hearing contrasting opinions on whether brown shoes are business appropriate or not. My personal opinion is that no brown shoes in the city is an out dated view but I am curious to see what you guys think, and what experiences you've had w...
|32||4 months 3 weeks ago|
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|0||4 months 3 weeks ago|
Hey, I'm going into a boutique bank in Florida for a summer analyst position. This is what I am planning to wear: Jos a Banks ($600) -3 Suits (Navy/Charcoal/Brown) 15 Dress Shirts -7 of them Kirkland Brand ($140) -8 of them Stafford Brand ($160) Shoes from Allen Edmonds ($900) -Brown/Black/Dark...
|14||4 months 3 weeks ago|
I have heard of some people in BB regional offices wearing lulu lemon pants as dress pants. While it seems like a cool idea since they spend most of their time sitting in the office, I do not understand how their MD's are okay with the lulu lemon logo right in the middle of the back of the pants. Ar...
|2||4 months 3 weeks ago|
Will be starting as an IBD analyst at a BB soon and so the wardrobe prep has begun - I am coming straight out of university and so had to start from scratch. I've bought two suits, one navy and one dark grey/charcoal (around $600 each) and plan to rotate wearing them every couple days. I've also bou...
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|12||4 months 3 weeks ago|
Out of these two which is a better fit. They are the same size but one is longer. Pretty much L or R? Summer intern so off the rack. ...
|5||5 months 1 day ago|
Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #14 and was originally posted 6/14/2015. I spend a bit of time in this part of the forum and consistently and constantly find repeated questions from individuals coming out of college and starting their career regarding...
|66||5 months 4 days ago|
Is it basically restricted to just peacoats / overcoats? If so, what are the best ones for under 500$? Best stores? Banker looking to do HH and PE/HF interviews this winter ...
|15||5 months 6 days ago|