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WSO Hall of Fame: Fashion For Business Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

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 Shade of Navy Suit?

j3524

Which is the best shade of navy suit? Is it the dark navy one? http://suitored.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Armani-Collezioni-Dark-Navy-Executive-Model-Suit-1.jpg The lighter one? https://blacklapel.com/shop/suits/navy-blue-custom-suit Or does it not matter? Interested to hear what you think....

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Ferragamo ties

GHDe

Why are Ferragamo ties so iconic and revered in Finance? Neither the quality or design is necessarily extraordinarily and most definitely does not compete with other brands such as Charvet etc. Also, the little animals are tacky as fuck...

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Short Tie, Swinging Back: Looking for Solution

YungBull

I have a favorite tie that is rather short compared to my others. When I tie my tie, the back--drawstring part--is a tad bit short and does not reach the loop to keep it tucked in. Occasionally, the drawstring part swings out and looks a bit foolish. Does anyone have a solution to this? I've though...

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Go-to sunglasses this summer?

thaEc0n0mist

Curious what you're wearing to protect your eyeballs this summer, looking for a new pair. Thinking about rocking [these](https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61zGpBIbLmL._UX522_.jpg) for the clubs ...

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Shoes under/around $1k for younger MBB

jlaneve

Looking into getting a new pair of shoes as a non-traditional MBB intern. I just finished my freshman year of college and have around ~$1k +/- $500 to spend on a pair of shoe(s), so ideally this'll be a pair that last a while and can be worn in both an office/social scene. I like classier/non-flash...

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Good Online Clothing Stores for Women?

jamesbowers

There are so many option you have if you are looking for online clothing stores, but my personal favourite is Crazy Cat Shop. If you want to buy trendy and fashionable themed dress according to me your perfect destination can be Crazy Cat Shop. From there you can be all types of women apparel that a...

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Go to bags for work

robofund

What do most people use for bags going to work. Backpacks? Briefcases? Something else? Any opinions appreciated! ...

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Hermes tie patterns

fa1313

Hey guys, getting my first couple Hermes ties? What should the patterns be like? I really don't want to be the joke of the office. If you could post links to acceptable styles/colors...

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Where to get Hermes ties

fa1313

Hi all, where can I get Hermes ties most cheaply? I'm based in London but also have an upcoming trip to NY...

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Tiers of Loafers

emoney

Was wondering what are everyones tiers of loafers would be. Thinking of buying a couple new pairs because of the ease to wear...

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What kind of pants should I buy for business casual attire at a BB? (men)

JAB123

Starting as an analyst at a BB in a non-client-facing division. Interned last summer, and dress code is standard business casual. Typical attire for men is dress shirt, pants, and oxford/loafers. I have plenty of dress shirts and some nice shoes, but I need to stock up on pants. Should I buy high-qu...

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Bag for gym/work

BrianHunter

Fellow Monkeys, I’m Looking for a bag for gym/work Best value for money (budget ~100 GBP) Advices? Cheers ...

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What Is Your Opinion On Express Dress Shirts?

j3524

What do you guys think about Express dress shirts? Do you think they look professional? I have two, and I'm wondering if I should get some new shirts to replace these? Thanks!...

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Shoulder divots on suits

ripxxx

When you guys wear suits do you get shoulder divots or shoulder dimples? Every time i try on a suit the padding on the shoulders bunches up, however the rest of the suit fits just fine. Anything i can do to fix these shoulder divots?...

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SuitSupply extra pair of pants?

ripxxx

So everyone on WSO recommends getting an extra pair of pants when buying a suit, but I noticed that SuitSupply does not offer suit separates for their Napoli line. Is there any other way to get an extra pair of pants when getting a Napoli suit??...

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Buying individual suit pants (without the matching jacket)?

swae

What are people's thoughts on buying individual suit pants without the jacket for the summer? I've heard that in the summer, people in my office only wear suit pants + dress shirt in the office, and only bring the jacket if there's a meeting or event. I only own brought one suit to NYC, so I'm think...

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Summer/Hot/Humid Attire Recommendations

HanzNFranz

As the summer season is quickly approaching, figured it was about time to get this thread started for newbies. Whether you are in NYC with humidity, San Fran with perfect weather or down south where things can get swampy; what are your best recommendations for those who may not know how to deal with...

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Another sign formal dress is dying: Prince Harry wore J Crew to introduce his son

kakaman

https://www.esquire.com/style/a27421837/prince-harry-royal-baby-archie-suit-jcrew-ludlow/ Back in the day it would have been impossible to see a royal not outfitted by Savile Row. Now you have Prince Harry shopping through the discount rack at the local J Crew. God save the Queen...

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Intern in MBB/Big 4 Consulting Where should I get my suits?

simmons2323

So I start work in a few weeks and currently only have one suit that I can really use (dark navy blue joseph about). I was wondering where I should be getting my suits from given my industry. Obviously I don't want to drop $1500+ per suit because I don't have that cash and I'd look stupid I assume...

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Sleds for Women

emoney

What’s a good pair of sleds for women? I know there are some tiers below Gucci and Ferragamo for men like Jay Butler and was wondering if there were good brands for women. ...

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Dress Like a Baller for a Fraction of the Price (Brand + How To Guide)

m_1

Hopefully this guide will save monkeys some money and avoid the fuckups I made. Basically, you can score expensive $$$ clothing for way way less than what you would think. This doesn’t mean cheap, but it does mean you should be able to find $8000 suits for ~$700 - $1200 by the time you finish with...

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Shoes and Back Pain?????

TooMuchLeverage

Hi everyone, This is completely random but I want to see if anyone else has experienced this. Lately, my lower back and legs (especially my knees) have been sore and hurting pretty badly. I suspect that it may be my shoes. I wear lace-up dress shoes every day and none of my pairs have that much cush...

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Men's shoes

fa1313

I'm planning to get two pairs. One of them is probably going to be AE Park Ave (according to what I've read here). What should the other one be?...

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Beard as an Intern

JattisJatt

I'm currently in recruitment season for a winter IB internship,and really don't want to get rid of my beard as my face looks substantially better with it. I maintain it fairly regularly (see picture to get an idea of how it looks) and have held other related finance roles at banks with a beard (not ...

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How formal to dress?

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

With the increase workplace casualisation in terms of dress codes, what are your tips to making sure you are the correct formality, especially as a junior employee. It seems one would not want to be the most casual in the office but do not want to seem out of place and dress like a senior banker. ...

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New Associate Wardrobe (men's)

fa1313

Joining a BB in London soon. Recent MBA grad. Thinking of buying 2 suits, 12 shirts, 3 ties and a pair of shoes. How much should these items be? Is a 300 GBP suit too cheap? Same with shoes etc... Thanks for all the help...

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Who Makes This Dress Shirt?

Warren's Buffet

Does anyone know what kind of dress shirt Bob Iger wears? As in which designer? It's a button down and it just looks really nice. Not even that big of a fan of Iger's but I saw him on CNBC and thought the shirt looked good. I see other button downs but the collar is usually much trimmer and doesn't ...

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60% wool or 99% wool or 100% Wool?

TkoBr

Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy some dress pants. They come in 60% wool, 99% wool, or 100% wool. The 100% wool will be ideal but are the 60% wool and 99% wool okay too?...

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Dress code while interviewing for a Tech Position at an IB

Gary-Andrews30

The position is a back office position and I'm not too keen on wearing a suit. Can I get away with a >Dress Shirt > Tie > Slacks > Cashmere Sweater...

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Ombre Brazilian Deep Wave Hair 3 Bundles Buy Online

Sony-akter

How to hack a mobile from a distance? If you're wondering how to hack a cell phone? you should know that you are not alone or that you are not the first to ask it. In fact, there have been mobile applications for a long time with which you can spy mobile phones . Since smartphones have become a fun...

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Cole Haan Oxford Sneaker Hybrids?

Whatever1984

I am wondering what people think of wearing the Cole Haan Oxford/Sneaker hybrids at work when not going to client (or other important) meetings? For those that do not know, these are oxford uppers mated to subtle sneaker soles. Here is the more subtle one: https://www.colehaan.com/mens-originalgra...

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Patagonia hates finance

wicked awesome

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/patagonia-power-vest-policy-change They better not start to wonder why vest sales drop 75%...

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Mack Weldon any good?

Marti Kahn

Does anyone have any insight into Mack Weldon. They seem to have pretty good reviews online, but nowadays you can't really trust those. Do you own Mack Weldon, how does it fit? Is it worth the money? Thx...

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How to wear a patterned pocket square?

Iceshift

Buddy of mine has a few pictured / patterned pocket squares; something similar to [https://www.rampleyandco.com/collections/pocket-squares/products/venice-the-basin-of-san-marco-on-ascension-day](https://www.rampleyandco.com/collections/pocket-squares/products/venice-the-basin-of-san-marco-on-ascens...

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Need Help- Budget Wardrobe for Summer Analyst Internship!!!

Bario Mros

**Brief Intro**: Junior in Undergrad starting my Summer Analyst internship in June. It is for a front office role at a BB. **Dilemma**: Need to buy clothes for internship but 1. Don't know anything about business/wall street fashion 2. On a very limited budget (I'm in pure shock when I see people ...

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Is wearing a £2,000 suit too much for an analyst/associate grade interview

euwechue

I just stupidly bought another Saville Row suit in preparation for upcoming recruitment in Asset Management at the associate level. I am just thinking from previous experience that I was maybe too dressed up when wearing similar suits and applying for analysts positions. I get the impression that t...

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Spring Outerwear?

StreetofBulls

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Wolf & Shepherd

M_As_In_Mancy

In the market for some new dress shoes and was wondering if anyone had given these a try? Not outrageously price but wanted to see if anyone can comment on their comfort (as good as advertised) and durability. [Link](https://wolfandshepherd.com/) ...

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Best Companies from which to Order Group Apparel

qwertyuilkjhgfd

What are the best companies from which to place team orders for custom apparel? I know Patagonia is the most iconic, but are there other companies that have fresh selections of fleeces, jackets, vests, etc? Which companies are the best quality and have the best group rates/deals?...

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GS new dress code

Distracted

As some of you may know by now, GS just announced their new "casual" dress code. So i was wondering what would you consider wearing into the office? Also, do you think it is a good idea to change the formal suit attire that's so typical of wall street? Is this a growing trend?...

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Canada/TO - Places to buy dress shirts?

StreetofBulls

Any recommended places to buy shirts for Canadians? Price range between the 50 - 100 range, collar made for wearing ties (i.e. no CK shirts), etc. ...

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Do you match watch's leather strap with belt/shoes?

Ryan Finance

For those who wear a watch with a leather strap, do you do it (e.g. black strap with black belt/shoes, brown with brown etc.) I have seen quite differing opinions on this. Some people say that you should match leather with leather (and even metal with metal, so the color of the bezel on your watch ...

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Where can buy women designer dresses online in Sweden?

Berggren

Hello, all I want to buy top trending woman's fashion designer dresses online for my wife and my mother, sister also so please give me your feedback on woman's designer dresses. There are many online shopping websites are currently active in Sweden and offers very good quality women's clothes, like...

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WSO Podcast: Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui (AUrate New York): Disrupting the jewelry business

famejranc

Some quotes with timestamps: 4:35 – Essentially we’re trying to democratize fine jewelry. Bouchra and I were in the corporate world with good salaries and we couldn’t afford real gold… that’s the start of AUrate. It’s where you can find real gold at honest prices. Made locally – so ...

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Is wearing a jacket everyday too much?

Moron123

I cant afford to dry clean my shirts and would like to minimize the time spent on ironing. Unfortunately, I also own non-non-iron shirts,...

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cropped pants with brown loafers as an intern

EUROPETARGET

I'm an incoming SA and I'm wondering if it's ok to wear cropped pants (navy and charcoal suit) with brown loafers. ![Cropped Pants with Loafer][Cropped Pants with Loafer] [Cropped Pants with Loafer]: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6e/d0/d2/6ed0d2a5e13bfea7e1c5936f832531c2.jpg ...

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Banker Vests - What Banks?

TomTheBanker

Which banks give out vests and at what point are they given to employees? Do most employees wear them or do only the lower level employees?...

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Any watch collectors/enthusiasts here?

JonnyDrama

I have found myself getting into the watches in the last 6 months. My current collection consists of a Tissot Le Lecole Powermatic 80 and a Fredrick Constant Index Automatic. I am learning as much as I can before I make my first big purchase. Anyone else here into collecting watches? If so feel fre...

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Best suit pants for thinner frame

weezyfgrady

Typically I wear Hugo Boss extra slim European fit suit pants or Club Monaco Made in America pants, however I am looking for cheaper alternatives as I have been burning through them over the last few years, any suggestions?...

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Graduating Early, Missing the Recruiting Timeline, and What to Do?

SalvorHardin

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Does a Teal Suit Work?

bigbob123

Pretty bad with my formal wear knowledge. This isn't my first suit and I dont plant to use it for interviews but do plan to use it for business purposes. This is a really dark shade and I just wanted to see if it still works https://www.indochino.com/product/newton-deep-teal-suit ...

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Taking care of your wardrobe

SirGrayWalrus

How often do you guys dry clean your pants? Do I ask my guy to press my pants or always go for dry clean? Interested on hearing some tips on taking care of suit pants and jackets ...

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Are These Considered Square Toed?

npl9

Trying to decide between these and the Connaught. Are these acceptable? Also seems like Connaughts are harder to find in the US. [https://www.barneys.com/product/crockett--26-jones-hallam-cap-toe-balmorals-500132596.html](https://www.barneys.com/product/crockett--26-jones-hallam-cap-toe-balmorals-5...

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Bag for gym & work?

Anonymous Monkey

Anybody have any good recommendations for gym bag that can be used for work as well? I'm tired of lugging around two bags - gym / work. Would really like a nice duffel that has a laptop sleeve and enough room to keep a change of clothes + gym shoes + lunch. Haven't found much online other than Lul...

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Favorite Athleisure brands/outfits

emoney

What are y'alls favorite weekend atheisure brands/outfits for the office and outside. I figure on weekends everyone goes with comfort and none more comfortable than athleisure. Can be basic (nike, addidas) to more unique (local NYC places, birddogs), all recs welcomed...

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Bespoke Suits in NYC

Streetsweeper86

Just looking for suggestions for anyone's go to for custom/bespoke suits. Looking to stay somewhere under $1,000 per suit if possible. Anyone have a great suggestion in NYC? Thank you. ...

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Blue leather?

John Pierpont

Saw [this article on WSJ](https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-un-boring-alternative-to-black-and-brown-accessories-for-men-11545917636) saying that blue leather is coming into style for men. **My Thoughts:** I'm not a fan. I feel that it's more of a statement since I have yet to see blue leather in ...

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Smart Casual for Women

hmh0053

Recently, I have come across a conference with a dress code of "smart casual." I never knew what that encompassed until I went to the event. Basically smart casual is almost business casual or I would say that you can just wear business casual to be safe. A pair of slacks and nice blouse will do the...

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Wool Dress Pants around $100

itsWildOutHere

I'm familiar with J,Crew, Banana, Bonobos, and Land's End. Are there any other go to options that I am missing in this price range?...

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Earphones - Wireless vs. wired?

TheCRELife

For context, I am starting a new job in REPE in Midtown, but have been working for a smaller shop for the last few years where fashion was not as important. I am in the process of buying a new pair of earphones. Do you think it is a fashion faux pas to wear wired headphones in this day and age?...

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Wearing Cheap Suit Versus Expensive Suit To a Job Interview - Will it affect salary offered?

TheBestMan

Lets pretend there are these 2 candidates for a specific job position. Everything about both candidates are the exact same. The same resume, the same age, the same gender, the same school. The only thing different for these 2 candidates is that 1 is wearing a cheap suit (>$200) to the job interview...

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Luxury sheets and blankets

Blockhead

This isn't exactly fashion related, but I was wondering if any of you guys have a fantastic set of sheets and/or a comforter that help you maximize the quality of your rest. Bonus points if you've received compliments on them from any lady friends. ...

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Clothes for first internship

moneymachine12

Hello all, I am looking for reasonably priced pants for a summer analyst position at a debt fund. They dress business casual but I am looking for something that I could possibly wear in that setting, and if I decide to recruit for Equity Research at a BB/buy-side. Also, does anyone have any advice ...

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Black Suits for Women?

Diamandis

I think it goes without saying that wearing black suits to the office is a no-go for men, but what about women, especially for interviews? I've noticed from my on-campus recruiting events that men are generally wearing navy or charcoal suits, but it is not uncommon for the women to be wearing black ...

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Casualisation of Office Dress Codes

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

It seems ever since 2008, the finance industry has loosened up their dress codes dramatically. No longer are power suits and red ties the norm. Now it seems to be all Midtown Uniforms with gray Patagonia vests. What are your opinions on the loosening of office dress codes?...

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Peaky Blinders Haircut

Yung Metro

So I'm thinking of trying out a new haircut, but I'm not sure if its unprofessional or not. Don't want it to effect any internship prospects. Was thinking about getting the same haircut as Tommy in the Netflix show Peaky Blinders. What do you guys think?...

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College freshman help: I destroyed new Allen Edmonds loafers wearing them in awful weather?

youngpuppy19

Got a $400 pair of AEs over break for date parties, career fairs and presentations. Wore them last night for first time to event on campus: 20 degrees, sidewalks here are covered in rock salt and there were light flurries (although no real snow on the ground). Now the bottom sole and sole edge of th...

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Worst aspect of finance fashion?

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

What is the one part of finance fashion that you would like to see gone? Gaudy loafers? Thick pinstripe suits that should be relegated to the 80s?...

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watch doubt

Pictet

monkeeys, I know they are two really different watches but I like both and I am able to buy them real cheap, so no price preference. Which one would you choose: Tag heuer Aquaracer or Baume & Mercier Capeland? ...

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Ladies - Interview Attire?

givemejobthx

Have a commercial banking super day coming up - looking for advice on interview attire. Have already been to a couple BB CB super days that didn't work out.. and while I'm sure my choice in heels wasn't the reason I didn't get the job, I'd rather play it safe than sorry next time. So -- any advice ...

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Appropriate Attire for Company Visit

Finance_baba

I am currently a first year university student. I got selected to go on a trip to NYC to visit investment banks and network. I only have a plaid navy suit. I've had it for a year, and I got it tailored. Would this be appropriate?...

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First Year Analyst Shoes

Future Goldman Owner

Hey guys, What are some shoes that are appropriate for first-year analysts (sales and trading)? I have a pair of walnut 5th avenue Allen Edmonds. Love them. Looking for an appropriate pair of black loafers now. Are loafers ok for analysts? Guess Ferregamo and Gucci are out the window...

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Italian Suits

emoney

Where is a great place to get an Italian suit in Milan without paying crazy money. Looking for something unique but still good ...

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"Project success but don't be flashy"

Mostly Random Dude

I got a bunch of meetings coming up, some in a casual setting and some in a more formal setting. I was told to "dress and accessorize appropriately" and when I asked what the fork is that supposed to mean, the response was "project success but don't be flashy". So let me pose this question to the c...

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