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EB Dress Code AdviceI’m updating my wardrobe for my sophomore internship this summer, mostly in the way of dress slacks. Next summer I will be at an EB for my junior internship, and would like to buy clothes this summer that I can wear next summer. Everyone talks about buying suits for internships, but no bankers ...
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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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Most underrated brandsWhat are your thoughts on this? Was thinking about Uniqlo. Any other brands that offer decent clothing quality at affordable prices?...
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Business glasses Is this glasses suitable for business occasions?https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/women/carti-tf/champagne-gold-with-purple/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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What is your fav hermes tie patternThe title pretty much says it all, given there are so many I am curious which ones y'all like thanks ...
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Can IB analysts wear Redbottoms to the office? I have multiple redbottoms and gucci loafers, if im starting an analyst role would i have to buy cheaper shoes or can I wear them to the office? ...
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Good shoes without breaking the bank?Whats up WSO? I had a question regarding some dress shoes, and then maybe some causal shoes. I'm graduating soon, will be going into Big 4 accounting, if that makes any difference at all. My pops wants to get me something nice for graduation. He brought up suits and ties, but as a Big 4 auditor I...
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How come older people wear baggy suits?I am noticing that the suits that older men wear are very baggy and large for their body type. As opposed to the younger generation where the suits are slim and fits like a glove....
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Weekender Bag/ DuffleLooking for some recommendations around quality, leather weekender duffel bags. I travel a lot and am looking for something that is functional but looks good as well. I was going to go with a LV bag, but am having a hard time justifying 1900 to myself. ...
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Long Sleeve PolosInspired by the legend Dollar Bill, I'm looking for a good source for long sleeve polos. Send me some suggestions. ...
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Are cheap bit loafers okay for interns?Are cheap bit loafers okay for interns? Got it as a gift...............................................
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Summer suit appropriate for weddings and work?any recommendations for a summer suit that works for both weddings and a business setting? Interested in something relatively cheap like a $400-$600 suitsupply suit or something. I'm guessing a lighter non-navy blue with a subtle pattern would work?...
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Gym bag to work? deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this ...
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I’m a prop trader (at a firm) and I wear t shirts and cargo shorts to work It’s comfortable not having to worry about what clothes I wear to work, but sometimes when I watch American psycho I do miss that aspect of the finance world....
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Commuting + Heels for WorkGirls - I'm planning on wearing my (well used) white sneakers on the commute to work and bringing my black pumps with me. The sneakers aren't athletic ones but they're pretty worn down, is it okay to change in the lobby of my building or should I do it earlier? There's a decent walk from the neare...
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Custom Shirts in Chicago?I am looking to get a few custom dress shirts made in the Chicago area. I have been researching places like IndoChino, Modern tailor, etc. but I was wondering if any monkeys in the area could recommend a local place? The two places I came across which have great reviews are Zeglio & Chicago Custom ...
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Bag to workwhat kind of bags do you guys carry to work? ...
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Appropriate Handbag for Interviews?What is considered an interview appropriate bag in terms of size/ shape/ brand? I usually have my resume in a black leather folder but need something else for my phone, foundation, etc. Unfortunately, most of my bags have some feature that would make the brand recognizable to a more observant bank...
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Are any of these ties too flashy? Starting next week as an S&T SA. Ties ordered approximately most conservative (top left) to least (bottom right). Apologies for yet another thread like this, but I'd rather not annoy someone outside of WSO with this question......
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Is it okay to wear Louboutin's / Chanel / Jimmy Choo's as an intern to the office in IB?Hey!! I was wondering if it is okay to wear loubs, jimmy choo's, or chanel shoes in the office? Is it okay if I bring my louis vuitton bag to carry my laptop and stuff into the office? Thanks!!...
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rimless glassesRecently I have been fascinated by rimless glasses. Would you like to know if this progressive pink lens has the effect of sunglasses? https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/women/carti-vc/-gold-with-gradient-pink/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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White Cotton Button-Down OxfordTitle. Any brand recommendations that make them in numbered sizes? (16.5 35) Preferably no logo or pocket...
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Is Louis Vuitton too flashy?For normal sized purses I have the LV Neverfull in three different prints. The rest of my bags are all crossbody style. I was wondering if the carrying a LV bag to an informational interview and/or interview gives a bad vibe. I feel like the brown Neverfull monogram is such a common bag it shouldn't...
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Who is suitable for wearing progressive glassesgays,I have a question, is whether ordinary people wear progressive lenses, I am 400 degrees myopia, no astigmatism...
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Are MTM shirts worth the money?I can get MTM for around $85 per shirt. Shirts you buy at retail are never slim enough, and require around 15-20 in tailoring. I'm thinking of just going the MTM route instead. My only concern is how long the shirts will hold up (washing, ironing, daily use, etc...)...
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Suit emergencyThis is silly, but apparently I need a suit for a few meetings in about two weeks. I have not worn a suit for a "few years" (like a decade) when I was managing a book on the sell side. Since then, I have lost a bit of weight (15-20 lbs) and the suits are rather worn. (1) Since this is a relatively ...
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Bespoke Suits in 2018Hello Monkeys, I am currently separating from the military to finish up my undergraduate degree. I could buy suits from Brooks Brothers (I'm a corporate member), but I was thinking about buying one bespoke suit for special events or internships. Do you have any recommendations of places to buy a qu...
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Blazer for year round wearSo, I am about to start college in the Northeast and wanted to know how do I go about selecting a quality navy blazer to wear year around. I would mostly be wearing the typical button-up shirts and polos maybe twice a week. I was thinking about doing MTM, but not sure of a quality company at this ti...
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Best 4-way stretch blazer? What's the best 4-way stretch blazer out there? I've seen bonobos & ministry of supply but I'm not sure else what is available. I can't wear regular blazers as I can barely lift my arms or move my arms across my body without it feeling like something is going to rip. ...
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girls internship attire what to wear for an IB internship & recommendations for places to shop at i.e. what bag to carry, heels or flats?, where to buy dresses pants etc...
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Buy Shoes online or at Outlet?Do you guys usually order dress shoes/loafers online or go to the outlets? What is the better option?...
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Tiffany & Co watchWould a Tiffany & Co watch be a douchebag move? My long term girlfriend wants to buy me one and her friend asked me if I would want one so I wanted to ask people in the industry i want to work in...
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Penny Loafers as an Intern?Would it be acceptable to wear penny loafers as an intern on the job? Or will it be better to just stick to lace ups?...
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Business glassesMy dad is a square face, is it suitable for this glasses?https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/men/alan/tortoise-to-crystal/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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Best affordable sock brands for workCan anyone recommend some good comfortable sock brands for work? Need to restock as most of the ones that I currently own are worn out. I am looking for dark/black sock brands that are really comfortable + help you feel less pain when you are trying to break into new dress shoes for work...
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London Bankers - Are (dark) brown brogue derby/monk strap shoes acceptable on casual Fridays?Hi all, I'm joining a bank in the risk department starting this coming summer (I note this because I presume casual Fridays are likely more relaxed in the middle/back office). I intend to wear something along the lines of chinos, a shirt, and a navy jacket, so as to not be ostracised by my colleag...
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Loafers for uni student Bought these beasts for 60$ CAD at cole Haan outlet. Thoughts? Btw I'm 18 and apparently I look old with them. True or people don't get style? https://www.colehaan.com/mens-pinch-grand-classic-tassel-loafer-black/C27954.html?dwvar_C27954_color=Black&dwvar_C27954_width=#cgid=mens_shoes_loafersdrive...
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Monk strap shoes in NYC bankingHow are they viewed especially on those who wear them as SAs (NYC)? I find tying my shoes time to time bit annoying so I tend to go for monk strap shoes....
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Urgent, gift for Mother's DayHello guys, The Mother's Day is coming. But I have no idea about the gift. Do you have any suggestions?...
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Hermes Ties For Your Consideration I have in my possession a Merrill Lynch tie made by Hermes in immaculate condition, extremely impressive in red and yellow. And I have a Bank Of America Hermes Tie that is primarily red with Dragons! I know these are extremely rare.... Maybe you can impress your boss with one because chances are th...
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Initial shirt line-up for a new hireA 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 color/patterns? (solids, ...
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Dubai Investment Banking attire?I'm from the States but have an internship in Dubai. I was wondering if there's anything specific about dress codes that I should know....
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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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Custom Suit OptionsFor those who have purchased custom (bespoke) suits before, where did you go and how was your experience? I have gotten a few recommendations for Enzo Custom Clothiers and J Lucas Custom Clothiers. They offer the full custom tailoring experience at very reasonable price points. Has anyone had an ...
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Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatchLooking for a new watch, considering the [Tambour Horizon smartwatch](https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/stories/tambour-horizon#the-watch) from LV. Anyone have any experience or stories? Or any similar smartwatches worth looking into? ![The watch][The watch] [The watch]: https://us.louisvuitton....
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Let's SEE those closets!Just finished organizing my closet for the work week. Not enough pictures on this board, so let's see some of the closets that are out there! Here's mine - 5 coats, 4 navy and 1 charcoal. The coats and white shirts are no special brand, the button downs are Brooks Brothers that I've liked over the y...
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Question: What level do you need to be to wear a REALLY nice suit? Hi WSO, Saks Off Fifth has BOGO right now, a friends buying a suit, and an Armani, Canali or Brioni suit would come out to like $700-850. Should I buy one? I feel as if it is looked down upon to have such a nice suit at such a low level. They aren't flashy or anything, solid grey or dark navy but st...
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Comfortable shoes...Ok, after having worked in a BB bank for about a month I'm now confident that all the talk on here about having to drop $1000 on a suit and $500 on shoes is not true...people don't really care what you wear as long as you are neat and presentable, and there are some people who don't even meet that s...
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Female trader in dress attire Prop firm Interview?I have an interview with a prop firm, 99 % men. I know that they have a 'casual' environment, even my email correspondence with the interviewer has been casual and informal. I m sure that the guys probably wear a blue or white shirt and trousers, but I really don't know what to wear to my interview...
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Best place to purchase whole new work attire in San FranciscoDoes anyone have any recommendations on a good tailor or shop (outside of the general Macys, Nordstrom Rack) to purchase a whole new wardrobe in San Francisco? (3-5 new suits, 5- 10days of business casual wear, etc). ...
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Best Non-Fratagonia Vest 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 ...
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Tods Loafer QualityDoes anyone own a pair of their loafers? Currently am looking for a nice suede loafer in something other than Ferregamo, and was wondering if anyone can speak to the quality of their loafers/sizing (Do they run a size large like Ferregamos, etc.)...
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Looking for a quality pair of Tan Wingtip ShoeLooking to invest into a nice pair of tan wingtip shoe. Preferably one that could be wear semi casually and with a suit. Any suggestions? ...
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Has anyone tried Meermin?They seem to be very affordable and offer pretty good dress shoes. What do you guys think of them? Has anyone tried them?...
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Hermes tie as an internI 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 is?". tl;d...
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Hugo Boss Suits Review for Investment BankingI 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 but not so ov...
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Hermes Merill Lynch and BOFA Ties I got two Hermes ties for sale. One Merrill Lynch edition and another Bank of America tie check it out here and message me if you are interested. Both are 20 years old and are in amazing condition chances are your boss does not have one!!!! https://bnc.lt/focc/QQ74kKCMdM...
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best tie brands for ANALYSTSthoughts on the best brands? thomas pink, any others?...
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Ferragamo ties to the officeGiven that Ferragamo and Hermes ties with little animals and stuff are a staple for senior bankers, is it appropriate to where them to the office as an analyst?...
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American Psycho - Anyone seen the movie? Has anyone seen the movie, or read the book American Psycho? It's a novel/movie by Bret Easton Ellis about a 1980s yuppie named Patrick Bateman, and is very intriguing and unique. In a way, kinda like the movie "Wall Street", Bateman talks like the NY Times style or music page about his wardrobes, h...
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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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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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Accessories Suggestion (Handbags and Necklace)I am shopping for a best friend (26 year old petite girl working in a bank). Please share some tips and advice if the following gifts ideas are good. Also, are online prices the best price I will get? Should I wait for black friday or thanksgiving or go to the outlet stores? Thank you! I shortli...
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Acceptable Clothing when its cold in the office? Hello fellow monkeys, Just for context I am currently interning at a small private equity firm in Mayfair. The problem is I get very cold wearing just a suit and would feel stupid wearing my overcoat at my desk. I was wondering what you guys think would be acceptable / look good. I would just copy...
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Red Ties at Morgan Stanley?At one of my internships in equity research a few months ago, my boss (sort of an unbalanced woman) told me never to wear a red tie to an interview. She said that at Morgan Stanley, only the VP's and MD's are allowed to wear red ties and it's a big mistake to wear one to a Morgan Stanley interview b...
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Dress Code for IBD Analysts1. Is it worth it to buy a custom made suit? Where can I go to buy them? Someone referred me to La Rukico Tailors at midtown. 2. If not, should I buy a tailored suit (from where, which brands, how much)? 3. Are cuff links inappropriate for Analysts? What about spread/cutaway collars? ...
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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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Female intern clothesI 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 everyone will...
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Thoughts on Cheap Suits from H&MFor 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 show up in ...
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What after Diploma in Fashion Designingwhat to do after diploma in fashion designing and what is the scope after diploma in fashion designing? thanks in advance ...
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Please advise which wallet is better for me Guys, I need your advice. I have been promoted and now I want to refresh my style. I need a new wallet, my current wallet is not right for business as the styling is very different. I guess that I will order one online. Which of these wallets do you prefer for businessman? realmenswalles. com - you...
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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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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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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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Blackberry or IphoneWhich one do you use? From what I've seen, Blackberries are a bankers phone. I want to see if that has changed....
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Casual ShoesWas wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a nice pair of casual and comfortable shoes that I would be able to wear just on the journey to work and on the way back. BUT also formal enough for after work informal networking events etc. Looking for a pair that is nice but cheap so I don't care...
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If you have the rest of your wardrobe nailed down... what about an afro?Thinking about having a white guy afro. I have the rest of my wardrobe nailed down and am the typical athletic average height white guy and have earned the reputation as best dressed. I am otherwise very clean cut but have hair on the longer side and wonder how bad of a professional hit I will take ...
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Need to stock up on dress shirts - brand?Hey WSO- I'm looking to refresh my wardrobe with the basics. Ideally I'm looking for maybe a dozen new dress shirts. Nothing too flashy, just classic blue or white shirts. Anyone have suggestions of the best value/quality here? For reference, I've typically been a j crew slim fit guy, just looking ...
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Quick Pro Tip: Gray undershirts show less than white undershirts (under a dress shirt)For most people, a gray colored undershirt will match the tone of your skin more than a white undershirt will. Also no yellow armpit stains...
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Combat Gent Suits - BEWARE FRAUDTried ordering a suit from Combat Gent over the summer. They said they were backordered and then stopped responding to my emails. My bank refunded my credit card charge, but looks like the company is defunct. Stay away....
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Saks Fifth house brand suitsI recently got an interview for a summer internship at a PWM company, and so I assume I'll need a suit, for that, and hopefully the job if I end up getting it. I looked on Saks Off Fifth, and from what I can tell based on the pictures, their house brand suits seem to look okay, however, while they...
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What Shirt Do You Wear?After spending a night black friday shopping for clothes, I came to wonder what type of dress shirts all of you wear to work. Do you get an off the rack or do you wear a custom shirt? Boutique shop or a well known store? Is the worth of your shirt correlated with your income level? Do you guys even ...
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Custom Suits - Black Lapel, Enzo CustomLooking into ordering a couple of suits and blazers from either Black Lapel or Enzo Custom. For those of you that have used either company, what are your thoughts on quality/service/value? Does anyone recommend using one over the other? ...
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MTM EventsHas anyone ever attended a MTM event? Canali has one going on today in Albany, they are launching a service called Su Misara. Has anyone had any experience attending one, and if so what is the benefit of doing so? From what I understand they waive some fees, is this true?...
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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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Can I wear these shoes to an Associate interview?Bought the AE Yonge Street Leather Derbies about three months ago and debating whether I should go buy the AE Parks / 5th Ave or just wear these to my interview. Any advice? Can't post the link - I am not an experienced chimp yet! ...
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What kinds of ties for incoming SA?..........................................................................................................
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Gucci suits - 3rd year M&A analyst Curious to know your thoughts on wearing Gucci suits as a 3rd year M&A analyst at a small shop. Wasn’t planning on buying these originally but I tried them on at the outlet and the suits are really nice. Would never pay retail of $3k for them but at $400-800 I thought it was a steal. ...
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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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What's the modern definition of "smart casual"?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....
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Flare for the malesPersonally, I wear "flare". I wear on my left wrist: A crimson red Kabala bracelt for good luck and a brown leather wrist watch from H&M without numbers, but rather lines. And on my right wrist I wear a '4 Ocean' bracelet which is a symbol for saving the ocean's environment and a hair band because...
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Ladies: Makeup Routine?Hello, fellow WSO ladies. I am wondering what your makeup routine is for a typical workday, and/or any product suggestions for work appropriate makeup that lasts through the day?...
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Pricing for Brooks Brothers MTM?Does anyone have any guidance on Brooks Brothers MTM pricing? I want to re-do my closet of the button downs I have and the ones that I consistently like the most and fit me best are BB. The problem is that I have pretty long arms and the sleeves on BB are not nearly long enough. So my MTM requiremen...
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Can anyone help me figure out what type of suit this is?Hey, I recently bought a decent suit at an estate sale. On the inside it says "Phoenix clothing; designed for Raley's". It is custom fit. If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know. Thanks....
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What wallet and watch are you using?My friend in the industry is asking me to get a new watch and a new wallet to suit the financial industry image. He says please get a branded wallet and watch. Currently I am using a casio g-shock and a wallet that costs less than $100 given by friends on my birthday. He says image is very import...
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Female Hair ColourI'm a female heading for a consulting summer internship. I currently have some kind of grey ombre on Asian hair like linked here: http://www.long-hairstyless.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Gray-Ombre-Hair.jpg Should I dye it back to black, or would it be fine? Thanks for all the help! ...
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Are hair washes a "thing" in finance? I am not new to the workforce but I'm relatively new to working in finance. I work for a BB in one of their large office buildings. I recently noticed that some of my colleagues (both of them are SVPs) with gray hair ended up getting washes in order to go to black hair. Both of them did their hair a...
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Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... ...
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