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Recommendations for Tailor in BangkokI am heading to Bangkok before starting work and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for any specific tailors to get some suits and shirts made at a reasonable price....
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Brunello Cucinelli and other baller brands So lets start a thread with some of the best business casual brands out there. Price is not an issue. My favorite by far right now is Brunello Cucinell ![test3](http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits_pod36/dw/image/v2/ABCP_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-catalog-master-bc/default/dwfd568603/images...
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dark chili allen edmonds?Is the color dark chili okay for park aves or fifth aves? or should i stick with dark brown if i go brown?...
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Birddog Gym ShortsI've been seeing a lot of ads for these, and I'm kind of curious about them. From what I understand, they're like a cross between chubbies and compression shorts, and they're meant to be worn to the gym. But, they can also double as swim trunks and can be worn as part of normal weekend attire. And t...
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Tote Bag for Women on Wall Street? I'm currently preparing for Summer 2018 recruitment and need to purchase a bag to take to superdays, etc. I have a really nice Coach tote, but I've heard that no one carries that brand at BBs. Does the brand really matter? Everyone recommends a classic, neutral-toned Longchamp. Would you agree? Wo...
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Need help on this suit. Pinstripes OK?I'm trying to interview for consulting, mostly. Since I'm broke, I've only been able to find one suit that fits: imgur (dot) com/a/Ij8q2 Should I try to spring for a solid navy or charcoal instead? Also, what color does navy mean? Is this navy? https://static.theblacktux (dot) com/products/suits/...
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Clothes and items for heavy B-travelHey all, Soon I'll be beginning sales focused role requiring upwards of 70% travel per week. I've already got a solid briefcase and suitcase and am planning to get a few pairs of Bonobos (thinking I can use these for pleasure as well). While I'm traveling I'll probably bring a pair of oxfords, run...
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What's on your desk ?I started reading (and comparing) Laura Schreffler's biweekly column "What's on On My Desk ?"; Here is latest entry, featuring the desk of Christiane Kaalund, a partner with HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates (http://www.hauteliving.com/2013/05/whats-on-my-desk-hba-partnerdesign-director-christiane-kaal...
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Most Common Fashion MistakesHi Monkeys, What are some of the most common fashion mistakes you see in your office on a daily basis? For me, I see guys who's belt is a different shade of brown compared to their shoes. What fashion mistakes do you notice? Maybe some of us are committing some fashion sins yet we don't even know a...
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How is the Ralph Lauren brand perceived on the street (going out clothing) ? I hear no logo is the best way to go, but I have a "dad bod" going on so the Ralph Lauren dress shirts fit me the best so far out of all the shirts I've tried. Is the fit similar to Brooks Brothers? This is for going out, not office wear....
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BB is coming to our school for an information session, and scheduled time for coffee chats. Should I really wear a suit to the sI go to a semi target, and a few people from a BB sent out an email that they will set aside time for coffee chats before the information/networking session that night (that I cannot attend because of class). I sent them an email saying I would like to meet up for coffee and that I can't go to the s...
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Is this suit a good fit?The suit is a modern fit suit, regular. Should I go long? ................................................. ...
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Women's Investment Banking AttireI'm starting a summer internship in investment banking at an American bulge bracket bank soon, and have been having a hard time figuring out exactly what kind of things are appropriate to wear. I'm very slim and not very curvy at all -- most of my clothes now are fitted sleeveless dresses in dark co...
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Offer Selection: Lazard M&A/RX NY vs. GS Financing vs. MS IBDdelete forum, no longer inquiring about this topic as all of the questions have been answered. thank you....
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Bags for Summer Analysts?Starting June 5th like most of you, was wondering if SA usually carry a bag to work? Is it necessary? If so, messenger bag or briefcase? Saw a bunch of older posts about this, but wanted to see what people have been doing more recently. ...
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Any boot recommendations (for business-professional wear)?Looking for any boot recommendations that go well with a nice pair of slacks and sport coat/blazer. Thinking of buying a pair now while there are sales before fall/winter rolls around. I have a pair of chelsea boots, but I find them too sleek/trendy. I also have the J. Crew version of Alden Indy bo...
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How should trousers break?After a good amount of time in corporate America, I'll be heading back to business school this fall. My current employer has fairly relaxed business casual standards, and I've taken advantage of that by wearing shorter pants that showcase my sock game. Do investment banks frown upon this and prefe...
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What Jackets/Coats Do You Wear?As it gets colder, and more likely to snow, which coats do you guys wear? Currently I wear some jacket that's waterproof for the most part, and very warm, but it's not fashionable at all. What do you guys use for the cold and snowy days?...
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$399 suit supply suit vs $499 suit supply suit?Spoke to a rep and he said the construction is the same. Directly from the rep - "but we do buy the fabric in bulk for our Blue Line Napoli's which is why we can offer them at the lower price point. These specific suits are also not normally re-produced." Anyone have experience with either?...
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General consensus for suit pants?Is the general consensus for suit pants to go up a size from your jeans pants? I think suit pants only come in even numbers, for example, 36. Let's say my jeans are size 34, if I were to go up a size, do I go size 35 or 36 for the suit pants...
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Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... ...
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Canvas Tote Bag for work?So, I'm starting a job at a very small debt financing/private equity firm in London. Don't have to wear a suit everyday which is a relief (unless meeting with clients of course). I'm going to be wearing chinos, dress shirt and smart black leather shoes. Is a canvas tote bag cool? Or too informal.....
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What do you guys wear to work when it rains hard?I'm starting my FT job soon and don't want to ruin my new leather sole shoes. What do you guys wear to work when it rains hard? Do people actually wear galoshes? ...
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Want To Wear Polos To Work? JP Morgan ApprovesThis post is a bit late, but seeing as no one has commented on it yet, I'd like to discuss J.P Morgan's new business casual dress code with everyone. To those who haven't heard yet, Jamie Dimon was well and truly impacted upon his visits to various Silicon Valley firms, and as such, decided to emb...
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Brown Shoes?I'm not talking about wearing brown shoes to an interview, but does anyone wear them to work? If so, do brown shoes match with navy or charcoal pants? And which type of brown (dark brown or walnut? - use this as an example: http://tinyurl.com/y8hfhq7) If you own any brown shoes, please share which ...
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Are Derbies acceptable or stick with Oxford?I look to purchase just one and I would like to use it for my internship at an Asian investment bank. Just wanna look sharp and young (I am 20) without having to look flashy like a douche; so I am gonna grab something that looks plain. Thing is, I'd prefer to use this pair not only to the office b...
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Wearing your work clothes to upscale lounges?SA here considering saving some money by wearing some of my more business casual shirts out to upscale NYC lounges instead of buying separate shirts. Off course I have my black and navy button down which I don't wear to work that I already wear out. Is it acceptable?...
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Wardrobe upgradeHey all, Need some insight on updating my wardrobe. I'm a brokerage associate for a large bank, so no need to be extremely fashionable. However, I want to look presentable considering my role is largely client facing. I'm a recent graduate, so I intend to have a more conservative styled wardrobe in...
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Suit / Business Casual Pants - 1st Year Analyst[Reposting from IBD Forum] Hey all, started as an analyst and need to buy some suit/business casual pants. Strong preference toward noniron/stretch, and also looking for ...
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Cross Atlantic Flight Dress CodeDress code at the office is business formal. I'll be flying with my colleagues on a Saturday morning from the east coast US to the UK for client meetings that Monday. Post flight Saturday night will probably be shower at the hotel followed by drinks with our UK colleagues. What do I wear to the airp...
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Best Budget Watches (<$100-$250)Hello monkeys, I am currently in the market for a new watch and am looking for one that is slightly more classy than the one I have atm (Skagen) yet can wear with a lot of stuff. What do you think are some quality watches for those ballin' on a budget? Here's a list of some that I was thinking of pu...
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Charles Tyrwhitt Launches Super Slim Fit ShirtsI personally like the extra slim fit shirts but have seen some people wanting an even slimmer option. I haven't tried the super slim fit yet but am intrigued to hear reviews. [http://www.ctshirts.com/us/mens-shirts/super-slim-fit/](http://www.ctshirts.com/us/mens-shirts/super-slim-fit/) ...
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Leather Strapped Watches?I don't really dig my Gold Seiko (automatic) anymore. It just gives off a "I'm a broke kid with a gold PLATED watch." I need some suggestions on classier watches. Is leather strapped the way to go? I just love how it wraps around the wrist and is so flush, can't get that feel with a steel watch. I h...
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What to Buy For Your First WardrobeI took this off of a posting by JohnnyCrockett on Style Forum. It’s a great site, and everyone should check it out. Thought the post was a really good round-up of what to buy for your first out-of-college wardrobe. Take all of it with a grain of salt considering it is posted on, well, a forum a...
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Joseph Abboud suits on sale at MW -- $180Hi guys, As the interview season warms up, I noticed that Men's Wearhouse was having a sale on Joseph Abboud suits. I like Abboud because they are well designed, fit well, and most importantly are made in the US (Massachusetts) where the build quality is better. Right now, MW (which owns Abboud...
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Work bags – what do you have and what's in it?I thought this might be an interesting topic for people: you often see requests for advice for what kind of bag to get, but I thought it might be cool to see what people actually use and how. Mine is a tan briefcase my parents bought from Florence as a birthday present. I've got my work laptop, mou...
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Best Place to buy suits for IBD Analysts?Hey all, I will be working as Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a BB in the NYC office. I was wondering where some good places to buy reasonable priced, slim fitted suits are (think $600-900 range). I bought a suit from brooks brothers last year but thought the fit was too bulky. Any suggestions?...
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Interview Suiting for Women: Confused.I've been lurking on the forums for a while, and saw everyone recommending Navy over Black suiting, so I retired my black suit, and went and got a new one tailored in a rush for my interviews. I've been interviewing for graduate roles in some institutional banks, including one of our Big 4 banks, ...
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How many shirts and pairs of pants?Just curious, how many shirts and pairs of pants is a reasonable amount to have for work? Especially for someone just starting out in the workforce with relatively limited funds initially. ...
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T-Shirts beneath Shirts: color?I read somewhere you should wear the color that matches your skin tone. Do you guys do that or should I just stick with white?...
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Specific advice on Penny LoafersI recently joined a small firm, dress code is business casual. I am coming from a suit-and-tie environment so trying to adjust my wardrobe a bit. I noticed guys at my office wearing loafers. I’ve been on the search for a pair of brown leather penny loafers but I run into the same problem every ti...
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Monk Straps - How does your office feel about these?Title pretty much says it all. Just trying to see if monk strap shoes are still considered to be solid choice. ...
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Using my suit jacket as a blazer?SA here still trying to find ways to save money. I'm thinking about using my suit jacket as a blazer to go out to dinner or very upscale places. Should I go for it?...
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Are these ties appropriate for work?1) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/27299 2) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/24986 3) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/27328 4) https://www.thetiebar.com/product/34345sk in 3.5 width...
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An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. Suits come in three different constructions: 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ What's the difference? Canvassed suits Canvassed suits have a free-hanging middle layer that "f...
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Thoughts on Ferragamo belt?Curious to hear thoughts about this black Ferragamo belt: https://www.ferragamo.com/shop/us/en/men/wallets-small-leather-goods/belts-1/adjustable-677677 Would it be a tool-move to wear to the office?...
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What do you think about this Limited Edition Broker shirt? https://teespring.com/it/broker-limited-edition#pid=389&cid=100029&siHi everyone, I've found this interesting and a little bit weird T-shirt, just, what do you think about it? ...
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Stitch Fix for men Has anyone ever heard of this company or used their services? Dont know too much about it seeing if anyone here has any input. ...
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Expensive Watch for a JuniorCould be seen as a stupid question, but is it ok to wear an expensive watch (+10k) when starting as an analyst? ...
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Rolex Datejust II (two-tone) or Rolex Submariner?Currently deciding between these two. I personally like the Datejust II. I'm looking for something with a lot of class and will say a lot about me when I go in to shake the interviewers hand. Thanks....
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Patek Phillipe or Vacheron ConstantinUm hey, I have a coffee meeting with my brother tomorrow talking about our dad. I was wondering what should I wear to impress him?...
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Dimon Hair, Romney Hair, or Gekko Hair?There is also Blankfein hair, but I am not a fan of this style. LOL...
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Help me decide between these two shirts?http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-puppytooth-light-pink-shirt/FON0410LPK.html http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-small-gingham-light-pink-shirt/FOR0685LPK.html#q=Pink%2Bdress%2Bshirt&searchtype=text&start=12 ...
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Facial Hair?So - after reading all these discussions on style/dress code...i figured i would throw this out there...for men, if facial hair frowned upon in the IB world? I have been wearing a goatee for years...do i need to shave to be taken seriously? Is it really that shallow? Is Having Facial Hair Acceptab...
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Hair Products...for Men!One of my biggest insecurities is my hair. I think it could be decent looking I just don't know how to get it cut or how to/if to style it. I think it looks good coming out of the shower but then once it dries it gets all poofy. And I'm always afraid of trying something new. guys i am thinking new...
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Graying and thinning hair at 21, what should I do?I'm a 21 year old junior, I've never worked in high finance before but I have quite a few gray hairs with thinning hairs on the sides of my face, similar to a receding hairline. So at this point should I start picking the gray hairs out? My hair is also quite long so I'm not sure what kind of hair...
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2017 Tie design to go for?US Tie designs. I heard the Regimental Stripe design is going out of style? What tie design should I go for?...
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Suiting I am going to be interning at a VC firm and was planning on buying a Navy suit. I was thinking either Suitsupply or Brooks Brothers, but wanted to know other good options from those in industry. Also, should I focus on Navy Wool Suits or another material?...
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Purchasing from Aliexpress?I recently brought a couple of cheap loafers and suits from Aliexpress, Your probably thinking "why Aliexpress?" Its because i'm on a budget because of how expensive college is. Its either food clothes or amenities you get the point. But when it came it the suits were tighter and more weird looking ...
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Most casual dress code in finance?What job in fiance (buyside or sellside) has the most casual dress code? Anyone ever get to wear t shirts to work Also generally how causal do quants get to dress?...
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Black or Brown Shoes w/Navy SuitsIf you have a solid navy suit, is there a rule of thumb for when to wear brown vs. black shoes dress shoes? Does it depend on shirt or tie color? Before someone says it, there are plenty of threads. However, none that definitively provide an answer to my question. Just tryin' to look great... B...
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Holes in elbowsEach day another slim dress shirt bites the dust. WTF I don't want to go back to baggy Brooks Brothers shirts...
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T shirts with deep arm holesHi girls - any recs for where to find t shirts / muscle tees with deep arm holes? I've seen a wrangler one in general pants but I'm not sold on the grey colour. I'm based in new york....
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Where do you buy your shirts/suits/shoes? Online preferredGuys, where do you buy your shirts? suits? shoes? Does anyone buy online? If so, where from? Thanks....
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1st suit Plain Navy, 2nd suit Plain Charcoal, 3rd suit ....... ?For an analyst position. What do I get for #3? That is, what color? Thanks....
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Best Printed TiesFolks, I'm looking to get some new ties. Right now most of mine are woven, but I want to get printed ones instead. I see that Brooks Brothers and Vineyard Vines have printed ties, but the patterns are like little sailboats, whales, lemons, chains, etc. Brooks Brothers even has a print that looks lik...
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thoughts on these cheap ass bruno marc shoes?https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010TZ03NO/ref=twister_B00SX5HUMA?th=1&psc=1 I want the prince 6 dk brown ones. The cole haans didn't work out, so I'm thinking about just getting these for interviews. for 40 bucks, i dont give a shit about quality, as long as they look fine in interviews thats all i care...
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What tie width is acceptable?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?...
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cole haan vs AE?Rising junior that just wants a nice pair of shoes for interviews. Should I just get a pair of cole haans, or would it be better to get the AEs. I feel like most ppl won't notice the difference or care enough, and I will be saving a lot of money. ...
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Is wearing tan/khaki pants to a formal interview appropriate?I have an interview this week, and my black dress shoes got a nasty, noticeable scratch. I only have a black suit with me, so I was thinking if wearing khaki pants, brown wingtips, and a black blazer is suitable for "business professional" in a formal interview. I know brown shoes with black pants i...
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Fashion Advice for Intern: Where to Get SuitsHi all, I will be starting my Industrial Placement in the Asset Management division of a BB in London. * How many suits should I rotate? I have heard 3 should suffice. I already own a Hugo Boss suit in dark blue * What stores offer the best quality/price? I have been recommended TM Lewin. What ...
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Interview attire for woman Hey, girls! I don't see finance topics adressing women often, so I decided to create this one. I have an ib interview next week and don't know what to wear. It's actually my first interview, so I don't really know anything about it. Do you have any tips for a beginner? ...
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Shoes for first year analyst IBHi, 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?...
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how are these cole haan shoes?http://www.6pm.com/p/cole-haan-dustin-cap-ox-brown/product/8768997/color/6 Would appreciate if anyone could comment on if these shoes would be fine for banking/interviews ...
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How Often Do You Dry Clean Wool Pants?I have 4 pairs of wool pants that I wear to work M-F. How often should I be taking them to the cleaners? Should I still be looking to take them to the cleaners every 1-2 months if I'm wearing them every day? I work in NY so I sweat just a bit during the short walk to work in the morning. Thanks in...
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Is it okay to buy the same tie in a different color or just get a different tie?Is it okay to buy the same tie in a different color or just get a different tie? ...
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is british tan okay?http://www.colehaan.com/lenox-hill-cap-toe-oxford-british-tan/C11632.html?dwvar_C11632_color=British%20Tan#q=lenox%2Bhill&start=1 Want to get these shoes, but not sure if british tan is too light. There is also dark brown available on amazon, but that color looks dark red instead of brown, so i'm n...
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Bonobo Weekday Warriors fit?Hey everyone, Looking to purchase some Bonobos Weekday Warriors dress pants and I am looking for some advice on fits. Looking to either get their tailored or slim fits but not sure which fit to get. Looking for something that will not be too slim to avoid the super skinny jeans look but at the same...
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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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How versatile are these tassel loafers? Not sure whether to buy these tassel loafers or not. Would they pair well with a blue or grey suit? https://imgur.com/gallery/GvcXC...
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Kirkland White V-Neck Undershirt (4-pack)$25.00 at Costco. They also make the crew neck version of the shirt. You're welcome. Next question? ...
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Charles Tyrwhitt Poplin or twill?Sorry for the spam today. Last question. Just went to the CT store but saw that there are different weaves. Should I go with the most plain one like this (poplin) http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-poplin-sky-blue-shirt/FON0216SKY.html#q=Sky%2Bblue%2Bdress%2Bshirt&searchtype=text&start=4 ...
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What color tie goes with navy suit?I've got an interview coming up. I've got a navy suit and a white shirt. What color tie do I go with?...
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Interview Outfit QuestionHey guys, what do you think about wearing a Navy suit with light brown/tan oxford shoes and a matching belt for a New York City-based Investment Banking SA interview? I know there's this weird stigma about brown shoes in banking, but can I have some honest opinions here? Should I just get a pair of...
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What color shoes other than black to get?Allen Edmonds. Already have black shoes. What color shoes other than black to get? Photo is attached. From top to bottom, Oxblood, Brown, or Walnut ...
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Watch for MBB undergrad hireAny recommendations for watches (preferably under $100, not going for incredible quality but more a solid look) for new hires at MBB?...
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Watch for a 1st Year Analyst?Any suggestions for a watch for a first year investment banking analyst? What price range is appropriate for a first year?...
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Are these shoes ok for wealth management?Are these shoes appropriate for a summer wealth management intern? I've heard that brogues are bad but I recently bought this: Saylian from Aldo in camel (I can't post the link for some reason) Will these be fine? ...
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logo or no logo when at work and going out?Landed a summer gig in NYC so not sure how logos are looked at. is wearing no logos the right way to go? For example, Brook brothers have logos on some of their shirts. Do I just get the one without logos? Also, is wearing no logos the right way to go at work?...
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Beards in the back office?I currently work at a Fortune 100 FS company in the Internal Audit function and have been growing a beard for a good 3 - 4 months. It's well-kept; not scraggly or patchy, and regularly groomed. Hasn't been any issue at all in my current company. However, I have some interviews lined up within the In...
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What clothes to wear as a graduate? (complete newbie)I got a trainee job at Big 4 in London, in a technology role. I know nothing about fashion so if you could tell me the exact name of the style of 'jeans' or shirts I should wear that would be great. What colours? What budget should I have? Where should I shop? Out of curiosity would it be a no-no t...
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Is this bag ok for Wealth management Im considering buying a ted baker bengal leather satchel bag in brown (tan), would this be appropriate as a first year summer intern in wealth management? I can't post the link for some reason. Thanks!...
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What bag to bring/fashion in wealth managementI will be a wealth management intern this summer, what fashion rules should I be aware of? Also any suggestions on type of bag (briefcase, messenger) and brands I should choose and/or avoid? I've also heard that my belt should match the color of my shoes is this true? Thanks!...
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The Fight Against Summer Pit StainsSummer is almost upon us and if you're in a city as weather bipolar as New York then you've probably already experienced a day hotter than holy hell. That being said, I'd love to get your guys' take on wearing undershirts with a suit/shirt combo to prevent pit stains from showing. How much do they...
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Thoughts on this shirt?What are your thoughts on this shirt by CT? Button Cuff. http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-puppytooth-light-pink-shirt/FON0410LPK.html...
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What Watches do You Wear?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?...
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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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Brown Shoes for NY IB NetworkingHi All, I was wondering if brown shows are okay with gray suit and semi causal shirt (small checks) for networking with bankers (grabbing coffee or drink). I will be in NY for training and that is the dress code for the firm I am training with and I wont have too much time to change so I am wonderi...
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Where Do You Like Buy Your Clothes ?There are so many fashion store where you can shop clothes . It depends on type of clothes you need. one website which i suggest maxfancy, one of leading shopping store selling Indian ethnic wear at affordable prices....

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