Does 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?
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?
As we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...
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: <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> 15300 Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712
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...
What was he or she wearing? Did anyone mention it to them? What happened? Any funny stories? Just curious
The Pharma Guy
Slow bank holiday night, so I figured I would go into this. After having followed watch brand for some years and having had countless conversation with fellow consultants and banking friends about why you don't spend your first bonus on a fucking mixed steel-gold submariner, I figured a...
I'm looking for where to buy a ring and found this (redacted spam). What do you think of it? Whether you are deceived there or have you heard something about it? Tell me, you've already gone through this. I'm nervous!
<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #14 and was originally posted 6/14/2015.</em> 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...
Fear The Bulge
I have had a lot of interns ask me where I get my clothes. This isn't surprising, since I look great all the time. I tell them, "I don't get all my clothes in one place, idiot." And then I tell them some version of the following: If you're a male in his early 20s who...
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...
Would love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed? <h3>Can I Wear Fancy Shoes as an Intern on Wall Street?</h3> As a rule - you should be conservative when selecting your shoes as an intern. Even if junior analysts...
Guys, I look around and there is Patagonia everywhere. I need a new vest but I refuse to look exactly like every other guy in finance on a casual day. What are your suggestions on the next best vest? Thx
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...
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...
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...
what kind of bags do you guys carry to work?
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...
Looking forward to buy new deal sleds. Advice about where to buy different ones? Which brand? Disclosure: man, already have the Gucci's one, don't like LV
Hi 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...
Boys, 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...
Hey guys, I managed to hurt both of my legs on a labor day weekend trip with my cousins and older brother. We were doing our annual labor day trip to the lake house upstate and I came up short while jumping off of a cliff (think 10-15 feet above the water) into the lake below. Both of my legs...
Looking at watches, curious to see where everyone else started. I know there are plenty of posts on entry level watch recommendations but I’m more interested in what people actually bought and their thoughts on that.
What are your thoughts on this? Was thinking about Uniqlo. Any other brands that offer decent clothing quality at affordable prices?
"Are you sure you're wearing that?" These very words from my hubby make me uncomfortable and he is starting to get into my nerves and it is affecting my self-esteem. I used to have no problem with office attire, and I never changed my style. I am confused and don't know...
My Name is Jeff
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...
As some of you may know by now, <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> 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...
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.
Hey guys, So I have read and heard that SA's shouldn't wear loafers, so what are they supposed to wear? Thanks.
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<abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> here considering saving some money by wearing some of my more business casual shirts out to upscale <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> lounges instead of buying separate shirts. Off course I have my...
Looking to stock up on basic white dress shirts (for men). What are some good brands that are slim fit and affordable?
I started reading (and comparing) Laura Schreffler's biweekly column <a href="http://twitter.com/HauteLivingLA">"What's on On My Desk ?"</a>; Here is latest entry, featuring the desk of Christiane Kaalund, a partner with HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates...
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?
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?
Hey all, I will be working as Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> office. I was wondering where some good places to buy reasonable priced, slim fitted suits are...
I have a tattoo on my wrist - it is a Heart about 1.5 x 1.5cm It is too high up for my watch to cover it and is evident even if I wear long sleeves eg when my elbows are bent on a desk. Is this something I need to 'declare' at the interview stage? Could it potentially turn...
So given it's supposed to be a monsoon in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this week I wanted to poll everyone on what they do when it rains, specifically what do you do to not ruin your shoes? I have galoshes, but I also have a pair of rain shoes that I wear...
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...
All, I figured I would start this thread as previous ones are old and outdated. For those on the street, particularly <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>/SanFran/Chicago, what eyeglasses do you rock on a daily basis? Do you have a rotation? What do people think...
I own a few Hermes ties, but Ive read a lot of conflicting stuff vis-a-vis what is acceptable to wear as an intern at an ibank. While obviously, I can rock the fuck out of these ties, I can empathize with someone who actually has a job at the bank, thinking "who does this prick think he...
Hey so I've been working for a while and I figured that the time to get some really nice loafers has arrived. I like the black Gucci horsebit loafers with the silver bit a ton - I see em everywhere and the people in my office recommend I get them. However, Gucci's website only lists...
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...
Question: How many of you leave a pair of shoes at work? Reference, I have a 45 commute to work via public transportation with some decent outdoor walking involved. At the point I've invested in several pairs of Allen Edmonds but continuously run through pairs (quicker than most I'd...
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?
The world is full of diversity. Some people are just amazingly beautiful/drop-dead gorgeous and some people are just the opposite. Do you think it is easier for the more beautiful/attractive people to get jobs/climb up the corporate ladder than the rest? Just how far do you think your looks can...
Off topic question for the handful of women on here (and to guys - wouldn't mind if you chipped in with your opinion on this as well) - Do you wear a full face of make up to work? (FYI for guys - full face of make up means primer, concealer, foundation, bronzer/highlighter, blush,...
This 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...
For many college students, it is sometimes hard to put together some money to buy designer suits. Recently, I bought a couple of suits from H&M for really cheap; they look good, but still, they are from H&M. Is this considered careless or is it acceptable? I hear a lot of bankers like to...
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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?
Work for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> that's fairly relaxed. I started wearing Lululemon pants to work... real game changer! Let me know your thoughts.
I'm curious as to what everyone's favourite tie knot is. Personally, it has to be the Windsor knot. What's the worst tie knot you've ever seen?
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...
There is literally nothing on this topic anywhere on the internet, but the questions is, is it appropriate to interview with facial hair if you are bald? A lot of the clean shaven advice is given to people with full heads of hair (which looks nice most of the time), but as someone who is young...
So I know this topic is kind of taboo - every shop is different in what they wear. For us, its basically everything except a suit jacket if you are just in the office, and then we throw on the jacket for meetings. If I am in the field (development guy) I even run with jeans and a jacket with...
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 <i>that</i> much, but I guess for some gals it does. So for all the fashion...
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'm thinking of purchasing these frames (https://oliverpeoples.com/shop/men/optical/executive-i#executive-i-matte-black-pewter). They cost $595. From looking at the financial statements (http://i.imgur.com/mcydnGa.jpg) it seems like Luxottica as a whole spends 32% of their revenues on...
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. <h3>Brooks Brothers Suit Quality...
Before you start throwing monkey shit at this post, telling me "what is a vacation?", "are you seriously asking this question", "why do you care about what people think", etc. hear me out. I've spent the last 5 or so years investing and accumulating a made...
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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational...
July in Texas has me actually succumbing to the marketing power of the bro-startup companies that are hawking sweat-wicking dress shirts. I've occasionally seen users mention mizzen+main, twillory, state and liberty, etc. I don't trust the reviews of these things on their websites,...
I'm looking for something like this: [J&M Garner Cap Toe Chukka](https://www.shoes.com/johnston-murphy-garner-cap-toe-chukka-boot/802155/1729109?cm_mmc=googleproductads_pla-_-none-_-none-_-none) Does anyone have any suggestions for boots that look good at the office and at the...
what to wear for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship & recommendations for places to shop at i.e. what bag to carry, heels or flats?, where to buy dresses pants etc
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...
Guys, where do you buy your shirts? suits? shoes? Does anyone buy online? If so, where from? Thanks.
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...
I will be starting next month at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and I was wondering if it would be unprofessional if I wore a backpack to the office. <h3>Is It Unprofessional to Wear a Backpack to the Office?</h3> In finance, having a clean...
Does anyone wear any of their streetwear pieces in the workplace? I wear some nicer WESC button-ups and Cole Haan dress shoes with Nike Air cushioning (so comfortable!). I am thinking of picking up some BAPE/AAPE button-ups for Fridays. I don't own any Supreme or Super Dry, but I know they...
I'm a first year analyst and I have been feeling uncomfortable in my group. I need some advice for overcoming my sloppy hairstyle anxiety. Should I get a haircut? And if so, what style should I go for? <h3>Investment banking haircut</h3> <img style="padding: 0 15px;...
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.
So I have an internship starting in the next few weeks at a F500 company and their dress code allows for jeans. Does anyone have recommendations on some outfits for this kind of dress code? I was prepared for more of a business casual and while being overdressed isn't the WORST thing, I...
Are watches perceived as necessary on Wall Street? This sounds a bit silly since obviously they are not necessary(like shoes or pants etc). But is it weird to not wear a watch for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...
Why does everyone on this board hate square-toed shoes? One person even said it make you look like a dbag. Can you explain this to me please?
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy my first nice watch, but not being a "watch guy" I'm not really sure where to start. So I wanted to see if <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> could point me in the right direction... I'm looking for a...
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 <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> but they suggested I go with custom shirts...
A friend of the family is excited about the new job he's starting with your firm this summer, and wants to make sure he shows up looking like a member of the team. He asks you,"What are the first six shirts I should buy, so that I can make it through the week?" What mix of...
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?
Can anyone help me out with a watch recomendation? I have a leather band Citizen ecodrive as well as a cheap sieko that ive had since sophomore year. I just started as an analyst and want to invest in a nicer metal band watch to wear at work. Would like to spend around 1k. Any recomended brands...
I have a spring week (well, spring 9 days) coming up in April and currently the only suitable clothes I have is one smart dress. We haven't been told anything specific from HR about any kind of dress code, what I'm reading online seems to say either wear a suit the entire time, or that...
Just building out my wardrobe for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and trying to find some good white dress shirts? Any advice on where to go? I've been thinking doing Uniqlo as I am a slim build. Hoping to spend less than $30/shirt if possible? Any...
As an Analyst or Associate, what style dress shirt should one be wearing? Is it acceptable to wear lightly striped/patterned dress shirts such...
I'll be traveling in Asia next month before starting work full-time in August and am looking to buy some high quality, well-made clothing for my wardrobe. While I intend to buy most of my shirts and a suits at home (in the US), I also want to explore buying some cheap custom options while...
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.
My weight swings between 180 - 200 every few months and as a result I've had to buy way too many clothes. The reason my weight swings is just due to my training cycle and having the clothes tailored again usually gives like 4 - 7 <abbr title="London Business...
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] <!-- Images --> [Cropped Pants with Loafer]:...
<p>I am starting a new career and I am unsure about which suit(s) I should wear. I tried going to Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss and other places. I really liked the Hugo Boss suit I tried on but was unsure of their reputation on wall street. The Hugo suit was slightly flashy...
Any suggestions for good quality brown bit loafers around $200? I love the Gucci and Ferragamo styles, but I'd like to get a similar look for less. I've ordered and returned a few pairs at this point (Mezlan, Magnanni, Cole Haan) and can't find exactly what I want.
Hi, 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?
PwC 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?
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
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...
I work in a small office and 2 of our 5 summer interns contacted people in the office about whether it was appropriate to wear a fleece vest to the office and if so, what do we recommend. Leaving aside the ridiculousness of their inquiry, give me your power rankings on vests!
I'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...
Hi All, I'm going to be starting as an analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and am looking for a classic, solid laptop/messenger bag. I'm a big fan of traditional full-grain brown...
After deciding to keep my hair long this fall, I'd like to know which hair wax or gel you guys use No wet look if possible, just to fix them Something available in UK/London or through Amazon Cheers
WSO favorite [Allen Edmonds’s recent marketing campaign is championing the fact that their shoes and other apparel are made in America.](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/does-made-in-america-still-matter-footwear-brand-allen-edmonds-is-about-to-find-out-1537812563)...
Mostly Random Dude
Some changes are afoot at my firm. I was told by my bosses that, while we do not have an official dress code, "smart casual" is preferred for senior people. However, I am not sure what it constitutes these days, especially in an all-quant fund.
Now many things in the store are from Asian manufacturing companies, such as Apple. I don't know what people think of these products.