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Leather laptop bag - color? I noticed the topic on leather laptop bags lower on the page - but what I was missing was a topic regarding the color of bags that people find acceptable (and as I am looking for a bag, that seems helpfull). I can also understand that there might be differences between London, NYC and other cities a...
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Selling my Longines Master Collection Watch - amazing classy watch for saleHey monkeys, I’m selling my watch because I don’t wear it anymore. I’ve had it since 2nd year of banking, probably wore it for a total of 2 years, before moving on to a more casual environment. Selling here because I think it is a great junior finance watch that looks a lot more expensive t...
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Starch to prevent wrinkles in shirts? HELP All, Has anyone had success using starch on their shirts to prevent wrinkles? I just bought 5 CT "non iron" Dress shirts and ALL OF THEM WRINKLE LIKE A BI***. Not sure what happened with my order. I've order a handful of business-casual non iron shirts from CT before, and I've honestly never had ...
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Are these shoes suitable? Serious question. So I have a brown pair of Ted Baker Chelsea boots, really nice pair actually (pic attached). They go really well with my grey suit and I even wore them at my first-year internship at an AM firm with no issues. I'm about to start my second-year internship at a small bank and was wo...
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How Many Suits Do I Need as an IB Analyst?I am going to be a 1st year IB analyst very soon and I was wondering how many suits I should have. My bank is not in NYC so it is a little laid back in terms of dress code. I currently have two suits: navy and charcoal. ...
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What is a good slim-fit overcoat for winter?I'm not really sure what kind of coat to wear over a suit during winter. I'm a first year analyst in back office asset management, so looking for something not too expensive (200, maybe 300 if its nice). Thanks :)...
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Ankle Showing Vs. No Ankle Showing Consensus?Pretty self explanatory; where are we at with the whole business suit fashion trend for tailoring our suit pants short to show ankle? What do senior bankers think when they see this style? I presume it comes off a bit cocky and annoying....
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Help Picking a Suit For Banking InterviewsHey WSOers, Looking for some advice is choosing a suit for ib interviews in NYC. Which of these suits would be the best option? https://www.indochino.com/product/dark-teal-basketweave-suit https://www.indochino.com/product/indigo-pebbleweave-suit https://www.indochino.com/product/gray-birdseye-st...
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Thoughts on British Belt Company?I am looking for some new/more professional belts, is anyone familiar with the British Belt Company? Their suit belt is the Langham, https://www.thebritishbeltcompany.com/catalog/product/view/id/680/s/langham/category/27/ and retails for $75 and is apparently full grain leather. I only found out a...
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Spread collar and 3 inch tie okay for IB analyst interview?Do BB or MM IB shops in NYC give a shit if you wear a spread collar to an interview for an analyst role? Would 3 inch ties be too thin? Just trying to cover my bases, wouldn't be surprised if I get dinged for something ridiculous. Read similar posts but they address once you're a full-time monkey,...
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Laptop / Messenger Bags - Brands?I interned at a BB a while back and they gave us laptop bags with their corporate logo as parting gifts. I'm looking to buy a new bag (one with a strap, not a backpack). What are the best brands? I have seen Samsonite, Targus, American Tourister......
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Rolex Inappropriate?Do you guys think that a two tone gold and stainless steel Rolex watch is a bit too much for a first year Analyst to wear? The office is on Park Avenue so I'm guessing that its fine but don't want to give off a bad signal to superiors. What do you guys think? Wait until my second year?...
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How can you rationalize spending $100+ on a shirt as an IB Analyst?Tried on some performance dress shirts from Vineyard Vines that felt like my pajamas but even on sale they're about $99.99. How much do you spend on dress shirts?...
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Bespoke Suits and Shirts in Bangkok or HanoiI'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 abroad. ...
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Can Street Wear Be More Executive Looking? Urban Hip Street Wear gushgush.comYes it can! With your own twist of flavor. It certainly can be a colorful one as well. I personally do not prefer to look too executive, like i am going to office for a big meeting but sort of a cross between casual Fridays and feeling authoritative for the day. Usually my taste are dark colors on...
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Ladies---what shoes would you recommend for a new 1st year analyst to get?Any help would be appreciated, I will be the only girl in the office and wondering what to do shoe wise. ...
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What are the Best Dress Shoes for Work?With regard to style, fit, and longevity? Wall Street Shoes for Work Opinions on fashion on wall street oasis vary wildly, especially when it comes to fashion. Some prefer form others prefer function. An analyst may not realistically have the option to spring for eight hundred dollar gucci or twe...
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Dress Shirt Iron or SteamHi Monkeys, (Stupid question alert). As a poor SA that doesn't have many shirts (basically 1 for each day of the week), my shirts get really wrinkled. Can't afford dry cleaning everyday either. Do any of you have experience with fabric steamers (http://www.amazon.ca/CONAIR-GS10RC-Conair-Deluxe-St...
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Most ridiculous or inappropriate fashion attire you've seen at work among SAWhat was he or she wearing? Did anyone mention it to them? What happened? Any funny stories? Just curious ...
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Women's attire for hot weatherFirst real finance internship. Just went through all my clothes and only found very few pieces that I might be able to wear. Which means I have to go shopping for clothes (I imagine you're not allowed to repeat what you wear within a month). I am a bit clueless when it comes to fashion. Any suggesti...
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shirtsI bought three nice looking shirts at Express and the elbow areas ripped within 3 months. Where should i go to get some quality shirts? ...
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GF traveling Asia (not Thailand) any recommendations on Suits, and dress shirts?Gf is traveling Asia and has plans to go all through Japan, and China. I have heard in the past that Shanghai used to be a hidden gem for bespoke suits and dress shirts. Is this still true? Any recommendations to where she could find some quality and reasonably well priced suits/slacks/dress shirts ...
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To wear make up or not 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, mascara, lipstic...
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Leaving Shoes at WorkQuestion: 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 assume) largel...
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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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'Affordable Luxury' in Emerging and Developing MarketsWith rising incomes and greater exposure to Western cultures, the habits, tastes and needs of the new middle class emerging market consumer evolve - shoppers seeking aspirational, high quality brands at the best prices....
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Pants for IB AssociateLooking some advice on where to go to buy some pants suitable for an IB associate? Are only charcoal and navy suit pants suitable? Thanks...
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Any recommendations for leather laptop/messenger bags?Hi All, I'm going to be starting as an analyst at a BB in NYC and am looking for a classic, solid laptop/messenger bag. I'm a big fan of traditional full-grain brown leather with clean lines and nothing too outlandish. Targeting $200-400. Any links/brands/advice is appreciated. Thanks...
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Shoes for SuperdayWas wondering if dark brown, double monk straps are acceptable for Superday at BB. Is this acceptable or do I need to buy new shoes. ...
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What glasses do you recommend?I need something, when I don't want to wear my contacts. I am mostly looking for style tips what looks good with a suit. Thx...
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starting Internships when I have really long hair/manbunHello ya'll, Basically I have a lame GPA, from a non-target school in Canada, but I have great soft-skills, so I managed to get internship offers in AM/middle-office for a Pension Fund in Montreal, and a Major Brokerage Firm on Bay Street (probably will go for this one). I only did Skype interview...
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What do you wear on vacation?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 to measure work wardrobe and fine leather ...
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Shoes as a First Year BB IB AnalystHey, So I'm wondering if there are any unspoken rules against what shoes are acceptable to be worn and those that are unacceptable. Will wearing Gucci or Ferragamo dress shoes really be annoying to see in the office on a first year? I have no idea what to purchase with my signing bonus. Please educ...
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Offer Selection: Lazard M&A/RX NY vs. GS Financing vs. MS IBDForgot to include an offer from Citi investment banking, consider that too. Leaning MS/GS, was not a fan of Lazard culture and don't want to be at Citi as much as the first two. Not too considered about exits...
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Wearing Deal Sleds or Loafers as an InternWould love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed? Can I Wear Fancy Shoes as an Intern on Wall Street? As a rule - you should be conservative when selecting your shoes as an intern. Even if junior analysts are wearing "deal sleds" - i...
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How to choose sunglasses for my long face?How to choose sunglasses for my long face?My face is like Vol. Benedict Cumberbatch. Any advice for me?...
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PantsIt’s easy to find good places to get shirts, but where do you buy pants? Good pants are hard to come by! ...
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diamond Cut Glasses guys, Is the purple diamond cut-out glasses suitable for round faces? https://www.leotony.com/eyeglasses/men/designer/velvety-silver/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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Fitbit and Smart Watches/ Apple Watch for WorkWhat are your opinions on wearing the above in the office, are normal watches a thing of the past? Is it acceptable, or is a regular watch the way to go? I want to get a Fitbit, but given you're supposed to wear them 24/7, I would be giving up wearing normal watches ever again so I may reconside...
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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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Proper Heel Size For An InterviewCan you kindly suggest if the heels on the Cole Haan shoe below link are too high for an investment banking interview? http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?sizeDescription=&catId=100&productId=425941&productGroup=383898&pwpHash=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10001+70016+4294966411/t-WOMEN%27S|HE...
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Will I look like a douche if...I wear these prescription glasses to work... http://cheap-prescription-eyeglasses.go-optic.com/DFRAMES/images/Ray_Ban_RX5121_2000.jpg I look good in them, just not sure about for the office. Rookie in finance, don't want to look like a tool. This isn't mad men. I get it. ...
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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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what size should I chooseHello everyone, I have a question I would like to ask, because recently began to popular retro style, literary style, so I bought a rimless glasses at LEOTONY , the size is 56-18-140, 4 days to hand. but! but! @! Too big, the circle is too big. I have to say that the mirror is very light. When I fir...
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Final Interview Tomorrow - Do I Go With the Black Pinstripe Suit or the All Blue Suit?Looking to see a consensus of opinions here. Tomorrow is my final interview for a CRE role at a BB. My first interview, superday, I wore my all blue suit. I am thinking about either wearing my go to all blue suit again tomorrow or mixing things up a bit and wearing my black pinstripe suit. What are ...
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Need suggestions - fashionable dress bootsI'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 bar? Preferably som...
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Prescription sunglassesI would like to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses $100-$150 range. Is that possible? Suggestions please....
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Help with watch purchase 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 to l...
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The definition of refractive indexanybody helps:what is the definition of refractive index?With glasses, how do we choose the corresponding refractive index?...
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Oliver Peoples' glasses. Are they worth the money?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 creating the p...
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Darker Dress Pants Than JacketI’ve heard it may be a fashion faux pas to wear a lighter color jacket and darker color dress pants (not suite of course but slacks for example). Any thoughts? I don’t personally see anything wrong with it....
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Clothes/Fashion go tos in SydneyCouldn't find anything on the forum about fashion go to shops/brands in Australia, specifically Sydney. Any help as to shops to look at for various needs, especially suits, would be appreciated. Junior level here so ideally stuff within some stretched definition of "affordable"...
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CT shirts sale soonWhen does ct do their shirt sale when they are like 30 or 40 bucks a shirt? Will they do this within the next few weeks for interns?...
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what to wear to an informal coffee chat with analystsI'm starting an internship at a BB this summer and have planned to meet an analyst at the firm casually for coffee before the start date. I'm just wondering what is the appropriate attire to wear, would it be strange to come in a suit if I haven't started working there yet. But i think that it is pr...
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Cuff Links With Sports Coat?What do you guys think? Should cuffs only be reserved for suites? Or can you rock the links with a sport coat? ...
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kw new albumGeneral thoughts on the new album? I really seem to like a couple of the songs but feedback in general is mixed....
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the science frame or TR Can someone help me with the material under the science frame? The titanium frame I bought is more comfortable than the tr material. https://www.leotony.com/product/420.html/?utm_source=13.7.251...
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Glasses of Choice: Oliver Peoples O'MalleysTomorrow I'm going to buy some Oliver People O'Malleys as part of their vintage re-release. Some of you may recognize them as the glasses Patrick Bateman wears in the movie "American Psycho." I think they'll probably make me look more hipster than banker, but oh well. So, now that those will be my ...
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Manufacturer Of Rainwears In KeralaAs you know Kerala is famous for monsoon rain .if any person looking for the [manufacturer of rainwear in Kerala](http://aristocrat-rainwear.co.in "manufacturer of rainwear in Kerala") for business to business then call on 033 460 10402 for trade inquiry....
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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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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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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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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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