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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 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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Wearing WSO T-Shirts to Nightclubs?After getting a free WSO cotton t-shirt, I've started wearing it out to nightclubs. The black cotton, the printed on logo of a monkey and a palm tree. It's all so perfect. Anyone else's pull ratio go up by 600%? First night I wore it out, I was spotted by Jamie Dimon and James Gorman, and offered j...
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Briefcase/Bag preferences What is a solid briefcase/bag for a 1st year analyst (consulting)? I have been rocking a Daniels bag (local startup briefcase/luggage company)! What are your thoughts?...
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The American Psycho Haircut The slickback is without a doubt the most iconic Wall Street haircut ever worn. Patrick Bateman was the first to unleash it on an unsuspecting world, and Jordan Belfort brought it to a new generation of aspiring bankers and financiers. This isn’t the generic businessman combover, or even a fratty ...
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Heels or No HeelsThey say that women look smart in heels especially if they are in the workplace. What's the connection of heels to a woman's appearance? Just curious to know your answers....
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What types of cologne do you guys wear? 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=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 or Clive Ch...
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What do you think of the Aer Duffel Pack 2 as an office bag ?Hello folks, I would like to hear your opinion about the are duffle pack 2 as an office bag. Have a nice day ...
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Shoes: Leather vs. Rubber SolesSo I wanted to see what the consensus is about proper office attire. Should dress shoes worn to work always be leather soled, or are rubber bottoms acceptable? Lets bring it to a vote. ...
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Dress code etiquette while travelling for workPwC auditor here. Haven't started yet but I'm travelling to Dubai for training on my third day. Should I wear a suit while travelling or can I just wear shorts and a t shirt?...
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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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Pre-Interview Dinner/ReceptionI've got a superday coming up this weekend which will include a pre-interview reception/dinner. Don't want to over or underdress, and HR didn't specify the attire or basically anything about what to expect. Has anyone gone through the same process before? If so, what were your main takeaways? Any ...
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Thoughts on this suit? [Pinstripe Suit](http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits_pod34/dw/image/v2/AAZV_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-mjb-master-catalog/default/dw3348e4a6/images/hi-res/Suits,%20Jackts,%20Trousers,%20Waistcoats/Zacheus_Ink_Jacket_Trouser_JKT117W17_TRS1126S17_Action_061.jpg?sw=1333&sh=2000&sm=fit) Thoughts...
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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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Dress Code for Technology AssociateHello, I worked as a Software Engineer in big G but I am now moving to Goldman Sachs as a Technology Associate. Now the problem is that I'm not sure how the dress code works for the tech employees because my interviewers had a diverse range of outfits from (polo + jeans) to (long-sleeved dress shi...
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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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Ladies : Should I wear a jacket vs coat ? I'm getting ready for my interviews, please help me figure out if I should just wear a jacket / coat It's getting quite chilly here so I don't feel warm enough in my jacket, but given that I will be spending most of the time indoors, should I just bear this few minutes of cold ? I don't want to w...
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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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Which shoe should I buy?Which suit would be better for finance? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Penny-Loafers/MH00026,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00026_Color=BLCK&dwvar_MH00026_Size=11H_EEE&contentpos=1&cgid=0522 (I've a 15% discount so it'd only be #363) or http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/loafers-slip-ons/cavanaugh...
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Fashion EssentialsJust filed my taxes and have a modest refund coming in so I've decided to start building up my wardrobe for interviews and full time work. Where do I start? I currently own a solid blue suit from Macy's and some Rockport's, along with a handful of banana republic dress shirts, so essentially, I'm ...
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From which brand is the dress shirt in the picture ? Hello folks, I need to know from which brand the dress shirt is, that is worn in this picture. This is the link splitted into parts because I'm new and cannot post any links => imgur .com / a / IVKHp I hope you can help me. Best regards ...
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Men's fashion basics to consider?There are various things when it comes to Men's Fashion. Please suggest me what are the men's fashion's basics to consider?...
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Double Breasted Suits?I recently bought a double breasted suit from Zara, simply because I really liked it. It's slim cut, so not the traditional double breasted suit, and it fits very nicely. I realized though, that I will probably not be able to wear it to work, so it was not the wisest investment. I was thinking about...
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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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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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Should you always wear a white dress shirt?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 ...
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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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Going out: Button down or regular collar dress shirts?What do you guys normally wear while going out? Button downs or regular collar dress shirts? ....
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MU Legend Ranking System Know-how Mu legend Rankings Record: Click a group to view the relevant rankings to the day. - View Information: It is actually achievable to examine the everyday ranking records right here. At this time, this may be only accessible inside the [Character > Fight Power] and [Mission Map > AI Arena] classes. -...
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Key components of a dapper look for menWhat are the key components of a dapper look for men? Friends, please give your suggestions on this....
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Appropriate attire for women?Hi guys, I'm an incoming summer analyst and noticed most of the threads in this forum talk about men's fashion. I was wondering what is considered appropriate office attire for women? Most of my blazers and skirts are black and blue, but is it appropriate to wear other colors? Should a blazer be wor...
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Is Hugo Boss really that bad? (need suit advice)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...
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Entirely new wardrobeHey guys, I am trying to get an entirely new wardrobe for my finance job. So what should I get? any good brands? how many suits, shirts, shoes, trousers, ties? Clothes for business casual occasions? I need pretty much everything as what I have won't cut it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated....
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Wearing sneakers for the morning commuteThis really only applies if your office is business casual, but what are your thoughts on wearing sneakers with dress pants/chinos. I've been noticing the younger crowd on the busses and subways opting for backpacks over briefcases, and wearing sneakers (which I assume they change into more profess...
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how to dress preppyhey fellow monkeys. so I just got to a school where apparently everybody dresses very preppy. I am an international student and don't much about the preppy dress code. can someone tell me some common preppy brands? especially where do you get those drivers? ...
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Recommendations for Tailor in BangkokI am heading to Bangkok before starting work and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for any specific tailors to get some suits and shirts made at a reasonable price....
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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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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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Where can you find the best-dressed bankers?Apparently, if you want to be the new "George Clooney of finance" (remember Mark Carney?), BNP Paribas is your place to be! [quote]Research by Emolument suggests nearly 40% of BNP bankers are still wedded to formal dress at all times, compared to just 20% at J.P. Morgan. [...] In London, insiders s...
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Birddog Gym ShortsI've been seeing a lot of ads for these, and I'm kind of curious about them. From what I understand, they're like a cross between chubbies and compression shorts, and they're meant to be worn to the gym. But, they can also double as swim trunks and can be worn as part of normal weekend attire. And t...
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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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Need help on this suit. Pinstripes OK?I'm trying to interview for consulting, mostly. Since I'm broke, I've only been able to find one suit that fits: imgur (dot) com/a/Ij8q2 Should I try to spring for a solid navy or charcoal instead? Also, what color does navy mean? Is this navy? https://static.theblacktux (dot) com/products/suits/...
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Clothes and items for heavy B-travelHey all, Soon I'll be beginning sales focused role requiring upwards of 70% travel per week. I've already got a solid briefcase and suitcase and am planning to get a few pairs of Bonobos (thinking I can use these for pleasure as well). While I'm traveling I'll probably bring a pair of oxfords, run...
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What's on your desk ?I started reading (and comparing) Laura Schreffler's biweekly column "What's on On My Desk ?"; Here is latest entry, featuring the desk of Christiane Kaalund, a partner with HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates (http://www.hauteliving.com/2013/05/whats-on-my-desk-hba-partnerdesign-director-christiane-kaal...
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Most Common Fashion MistakesHi Monkeys, What are some of the most common fashion mistakes you see in your office on a daily basis? For me, I see guys who's belt is a different shade of brown compared to their shoes. What fashion mistakes do you notice? Maybe some of us are committing some fashion sins yet we don't even know a...
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How is the Ralph Lauren brand perceived on the street (going out clothing) ? I hear no logo is the best way to go, but I have a "dad bod" going on so the Ralph Lauren dress shirts fit me the best so far out of all the shirts I've tried. Is the fit similar to Brooks Brothers? This is for going out, not office wear....
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What type of watches do you guys wear?Just a quick question, anywhere from what you wear on a casual day to fancy meetings. Love talking about watches and would like to see people's opinions and collections....
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BB is coming to our school for an information session, and scheduled time for coffee chats. Should I really wear a suit to the sI go to a semi target, and a few people from a BB sent out an email that they will set aside time for coffee chats before the information/networking session that night (that I cannot attend because of class). I sent them an email saying I would like to meet up for coffee and that I can't go to the s...
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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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Is this suit a good fit?The suit is a modern fit suit, regular. Should I go long? ................................................. ...
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Women's Investment Banking AttireI'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...
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Offer Selection: Lazard M&A/RX NY vs. GS Financing vs. MS IBDOpinions welcome based on culture, hours, brand, and exit opportunities. **Note:** Assume little interest in PE exits. Thanks for all input....
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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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Any boot recommendations (for business-professional wear)?Looking for any boot recommendations that go well with a nice pair of slacks and sport coat/blazer. Thinking of buying a pair now while there are sales before fall/winter rolls around. I have a pair of chelsea boots, but I find them too sleek/trendy. I also have the J. Crew version of Alden Indy bo...
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How should trousers break?After a good amount of time in corporate America, I'll be heading back to business school this fall. My current employer has fairly relaxed business casual standards, and I've taken advantage of that by wearing shorter pants that showcase my sock game. Do investment banks frown upon this and prefe...
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What Jackets/Coats Do You Wear?As it gets colder, and more likely to snow, which coats do you guys wear? Currently I wear some jacket that's waterproof for the most part, and very warm, but it's not fashionable at all. What do you guys use for the cold and snowy days?...
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New To Formal Fashion? Start Here. PT1Mod 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...
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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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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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General consensus for suit pants?Is the general consensus for suit pants to go up a size from your jeans pants? I think suit pants only come in even numbers, for example, 36. Let's say my jeans are size 34, if I were to go up a size, do I go size 35 or 36 for the suit pants...
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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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Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... ...
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Canvas Tote Bag for work?So, I'm starting a job at a very small debt financing/private equity firm in London. Don't have to wear a suit everyday which is a relief (unless meeting with clients of course). I'm going to be wearing chinos, dress shirt and smart black leather shoes. Is a canvas tote bag cool? Or too informal.....
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What do you guys wear to work when it rains hard?I'm starting my FT job soon and don't want to ruin my new leather sole shoes. What do you guys wear to work when it rains hard? Do people actually wear galoshes? ...
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Want To Wear Polos To Work? JP Morgan ApprovesThis 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 emb...
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Brown Shoes?I'm not talking about wearing brown shoes to an interview, but does anyone wear them to work? If so, do brown shoes match with navy or charcoal pants? And which type of brown (dark brown or walnut? - use this as an example: http://tinyurl.com/y8hfhq7) If you own any brown shoes, please share which ...
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Are Derbies acceptable or stick with Oxford?I look to purchase just one and I would like to use it for my internship at an Asian investment bank. Just wanna look sharp and young (I am 20) without having to look flashy like a douche; so I am gonna grab something that looks plain. Thing is, I'd prefer to use this pair not only to the office b...
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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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Wardrobe upgradeHey all, Need some insight on updating my wardrobe. I'm a brokerage associate for a large bank, so no need to be extremely fashionable. However, I want to look presentable considering my role is largely client facing. I'm a recent graduate, so I intend to have a more conservative styled wardrobe in...
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Suit / Business Casual Pants - 1st Year Analyst[Reposting from IBD Forum] Hey all, started as an analyst and need to buy some suit/business casual pants. Strong preference toward noniron/stretch, and also looking for ...
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Cross Atlantic Flight Dress CodeDress code at the office is business formal. I'll be flying with my colleagues on a Saturday morning from the east coast US to the UK for client meetings that Monday. Post flight Saturday night will probably be shower at the hotel followed by drinks with our UK colleagues. What do I wear to the airp...
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Best Budget Watches (<$100-$250)Hello monkeys, I am currently in the market for a new watch and am looking for one that is slightly more classy than the one I have atm (Skagen) yet can wear with a lot of stuff. What do you think are some quality watches for those ballin' on a budget? Here's a list of some that I was thinking of pu...
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Charles Tyrwhitt Launches Super Slim Fit ShirtsI personally like the extra slim fit shirts but have seen some people wanting an even slimmer option. I haven't tried the super slim fit yet but am intrigued to hear reviews. [http://www.ctshirts.com/us/mens-shirts/super-slim-fit/](http://www.ctshirts.com/us/mens-shirts/super-slim-fit/) ...
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Leather Strapped Watches?I don't really dig my Gold Seiko (automatic) anymore. It just gives off a "I'm a broke kid with a gold PLATED watch." I need some suggestions on classier watches. Is leather strapped the way to go? I just love how it wraps around the wrist and is so flush, can't get that feel with a steel watch. I h...
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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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Joseph Abboud suits on sale at MW -- $180Hi guys, As the interview season warms up, I noticed that Men's Wearhouse was having a sale on Joseph Abboud suits. I like Abboud because they are well designed, fit well, and most importantly are made in the US (Massachusetts) where the build quality is better. Right now, MW (which owns Abboud...
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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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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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Interview Suiting for Women: Confused.I've been lurking on the forums for a while, and saw everyone recommending Navy over Black suiting, so I retired my black suit, and went and got a new one tailored in a rush for my interviews. I've been interviewing for graduate roles in some institutional banks, including one of our Big 4 banks, ...
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How many shirts and pairs of pants?Just curious, how many shirts and pairs of pants is a reasonable amount to have for work? Especially for someone just starting out in the workforce with relatively limited funds initially. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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