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Opinion on suit

zouzou

Hi all, I am having some difficulty deciding on a suit. I am a college senior and getting ready for the recruiting events. I went over the different forums here and I know that many of you think that Express lacks quality. However, I can not afford the buy the $1k suit from Brooks Bros. Here is t...

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Buy a suit in Iraq?

Password_Is_Taco

Okay, I am deployed in Iraq and there are some custom tailors here. They seem to have pretty nice material, but I am hesitant to have a suit made here. The prices are like $250 for a suit, custom tailored. What do you guys think? I feel like i would be better off going to a brooks brothers outl...

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Good Value European Cut Suits?

lr078

So, I'm thinking of making the move to London to be an Analyst in IBD...I need to get some European-cut suits (that also don't look "too" tight...) and don't want to spend over $700 on each one...are there any good quality values? What stores and brands should I be narrowing my search to?...

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Need Your Opinion on the most important question I've ever asked

furiousgeorge86

Did I get a good deal on this suit? Slash is it appropriate for banking? I paid 250 for it. Let me know what you think. http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/website/product.asp?s_id=1&prod_name=Medium+Blue+Stripe+Suit&pf_id=055305049&dept_id=4088...

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Need Store Advice

clavocat

I'll be coming to NYC in 2 weeks and wanted to do some shopping for work clothes. I work in upstate NY and the shopping up here is not all that great. I'm looking to get some nice polos, button up shirts, shoes and pants. I am also looking for a second suit (not for work). I need good slim fit cloth...

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Wearing watch to interviews

lolercoasterrr

I think it's stupid but I've heard that some interviewers are extremely picky about not wearing watches. Its apparently conservative and formal to wear a nice wristwatch to let people know you are conscious of time. I could buy one, but is it worth it?...

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Any thoughts on Rado watches?

bugatti

I like the fact that their watches are scratchproof (or nearly). I know someone who bought a Rado almost 10 years ago and there isn't a single mark on it. I got really pissed when my Tag started getting scratched up(despite that fact that I was really careful with it). The only problem is I think ...

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Classic Navy Blazer

Bowser

I am looking for a classic blazer that I can wear on to work on a Saturday and then afterwards at a trendy restaurant for happy hour. I realize most people will say Brooks Brothers, but I am not a fan of the big gold buttons on the sleeves. Suggestions? ...

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Vent-Less Jacket

suitquest

I found a really nice and relatively cheap suit. I am a slim guy and it fits me very well. But the problem is that it has a vent-less jacket i.e no slit at the back. Is this a problem?? I will be interning in NY and as I understand a vent-less jacket is more commonly associated with Italian suits. S...

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Advice on Maintaining Suits

lionheart

So I have 3 suits: one canali and two BB. I know next to nothing when it comes to clothes maintenance and would like to ask you guys for some advice. How often should I clean my dress shirts and how should I maintain my suits (dry clean, iron, hang it in my bathroom while taking a shower, etc)? T...

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60% Wool Suit

suitquest

Is it acceptable to wear a 60% wool, 40% polyester suit in IBD? This is for SA....

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Bachrach clothes- good, bad, any impressions?

MSG1226

I'm getting ready to start building my business wardrobe and I stumbled upon a site for Bachrach. I was curious if anyone has bought clothes from them and what their impressions were. Was it good quality? Would you recommend it for a new monkey? Is it equal/similar to Brooks Brothers or other eq...

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Decent deal on a Tag Heuer FA Chronograph today - $449

numi

From time to time, people post here asking about a good, professional-looking watch for a good price. In case anyone's still looking, I just wanted to give you guys a heads up. This is ChronoShark's "deal of the day" -- Tag Heuer Formula 1 black dial 200m men's watch for $449. http://www.chronoshar...

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Goldman Watches

Boomshakalaka

I've heard Goldman analysts wear some sort of running/fitness watch (think Nike or Timex Ironman)...does anyone know which kind they are and what is the story behind them? Reason I ask is b/c I'm starting at one of the elite boutiques and thinking about getting said style of watch and I don't wan...

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Bape

FLICK_OFF

Where can you get Bape in Chicago?...

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Sales - Big sales?

stang6988

Does anyone remember when Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales and Brooks Brothers have their big yearly/semi-yearly sales?...

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Brooks Brothers - Any difference?

AstonMartin

I've heard that BB is a pretty reasonable place for summer interns to look. However, they have suits that range anywhere from the $400 "suiting essentials" to $2400, so what kind of suits were they referring to? Also, if I go to Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off Fifth, should I just get it tailored at the...

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What is Business Professional?

drexelalum11

I asked what the dress code was for my internship this summer and was told it is "Business Professional." What does that mean? I figured it is just code for suit and tie every day, but was also told not wearing a suit would be appropriate - so how does that differ from business casual?...

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office wear - Montreal boutiques

chan.kw

Hey I just got an internship at a bank as a summer research analyst, and Im in desperate need of "work" clothing. Any recommendations for stores that sell nice clothing at a "student" price, I have to pay for next semester tuition fees :S Thanks...

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Ascot Chang Student Discount... Thoughts?

WHMD

It's for class of 2009 grads, 50% off custom-made shirts and suits: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=52863239294 For shirts, minimum order of 3, with regular prices starting at $130 or so per shirt. Stepping up to slightly better fabrics gets you to $150 per shirt, so at 50% off, it comes down...

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Opalona Paris: Thoughts

drexelalum11

I was browsing through the internets yesterday and found this boutique: www.opalona.com They seem to have good prices and good quality clothes, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something, or if anyone has experience with them. Are they too trendy? I prefer a european cut with a cutaway collar, and ...

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Monk Strap?

cfamatters

Question changed In PWM what kind of dress shoes should I wear? and acceptable brands? (I current have a pair of Banana Republic but they are monk strap) thx ...

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Summer materials?

j-rad

Is 100% cotton the best material for summer time (both pants/shirts)? How does tropical wool compare? I've noticed most of my pants are wool, which isn't ideal for those hot days, so I want to pick up a couple pairs of something lighter. Any recommendations? Might give some brooks brothers dre...

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36S suits

ib-wannabe

So I am on the shorter side and I also have really narrow shoulders, and I have been having a hard time finding a suit that fits me. I don't want to shell out a lot of money for the summer wardrobe, but what do you guys think about these 2 suits from brooks brothers (They seem overpriced compared to...

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Good site for cheap designer clothes

Petter02

Pretty awesome site that has invitational only designer sample sales.. I found a couple of nice shirts/coats that worked for me so far... PM me for an invite! ...

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JCREW?

messianic

I have a finance internship in the summer. As a student I don't have too many dress shirts. I plan on buying massive apparel from a JCREW store at an outlet center. I'm curious to know why JCREW is not considered in a good light on this forum. I always thought it was respectable. Anyone recommend t...

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Astor and Black

lotus6

Just saw an add for Astor and Black in GQ. Never heard of them. How is this place? The deals they offer look pretty reasonable....

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Savile Row sale

Mr. Pink Money

For those still employed, looks like Savile Row is having a sale. http://www.savilerowco.com/products/men/men-classic-slim-fit-suits I've definitely rocked this look look before. http://www.savilerowco.com/en/us/products/men/men-classic-slim-fit-suits/three-button-classic-suit/pid-msuit18nav ...

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Good place to buy suits/shirts in Toronto?

ivey_ib

Anyone know where they have good suits and shirts in Toronto for a reasonable price for a summer analyst? Or any particular brands? What about shoes?...

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Dress Pants

yawster

Hate to flood the board with "fashion" threads but I searched around and couldn't find anything on the topic. I'm setting aside ~$500-600 this summer to pick up a couple/few pairs of nice dress pants. Any recommendations? They will go in conjunction to 2 pairs of khaki-colored dress pants I already ...

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Free Pearl Necklace?

Worth

WSJ posted an add for a FREE pearl necklace worth over $250 with a 25.95 S&H charge. What do you think, good deal? See add below from their website: http://www.stauer.com/item/5.5-6mm-Cultured-Pearl-Necklace-18"/17068/19 "How Do You Spell Pearl Necklace? F-R-E-E. Stauer saves the Holidays! $295 ne...

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Hickey Freeman Bankrupt

drexelalum11

Hickey Freeman's parent company has declared bankruptcy. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20090125/BUSINESS/90125002 I wasn't aware they were struggling, but hopefully Hickey and Hickey Freeman will stick around, and if not maybe there will be some good sales to remember them by....

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Suit Sale - Men's warehouse?

monkey147

Hey Guys, a frivolous question here. What do you guys think of high end suits from Men's Warehouse? They have a buy 1 - get 1 free sale, and I'm thinking of buying a $500 suit and getting another similar quality for free. It's no brooks brothers. This is for a full time banking gig in NYC star...

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JPMorgan Investment Bank Dress Code

billinb05

What is the dress code at JPM? I'm assuming a suit every day but I can't find an answer so......

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French Cuffs/Cuff Links for PE Interviews

zip

Are French Cuffs/Cuff Links for PE interview a good idea? It would be cool/interesting to hear from people who have been to PE interviews to sound-off. I am assuming a simple button down shirt with no frills attached would be the best idea, but then I keep hearing how you want to stick out a bit. ...

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Invite to Gilt - designer clothes at good prices

bullmetaljacket

If anyone wants an invite to Gilt, a company that sells designer clothing at discounts (usually over 50% off), just post your email address. I'll send you an invite. ...

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Superday Suit Problem - Need 2 good suits - have one

joemontana

I have a Superday next Friday. I just ruined my best suit (threw jacket off and landed on ashtray - burned big hole. Not my fault - naked woman on bed). I'm now down to one good suit. I have a dinner Friday, and then a full superday the next day. Should I wear the good (navy) suit to dinner on ...

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Bespoke Suits

hughmckerrow

Hey all. Just wondering whether anyone knew of any good tailors in Seoul, Korea.... I have to head over there for a couple of weeks for work and figured it might be a good opportunity to expand the suit wardrobe.... Cheers...

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Silly etiquette question..

matchbox39

I'm having lunch tomorrow with a CFO at the Rock Center Club in the Rainbow Room, never been here before, but is this something I should be wearing a tie to? or is it more casual during lunch and I can just forget the tie? The guy is pretty laid back, but I wasn't sure of the atmosphere at this pla...

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Black Shoes with Navy Pants

MSG1226

I know there are plenty of fashion/attire threads out there but I haven't seen this spoken about anywhere. What color shoes do you wear with a navy suit? My fiancee seems to think that one should only wear brown shoes with navy pants b/c black doesn't go with navy. however, we've seen a bunch of ...

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Alfani Suits

MSG1226

Hey everyone, I was just at Macy's and looked at a couple of their Alfani suits. They were regular price $450 on sale b/c of July 4th. Has anyone ever owned an Alfani suit or can anyone coment on their quality? They were being sold alongside Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Joseph Abboud, etc. Also, ...

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meeting with associate...do I outdress him?

Mzzzz

Hey, I have a little meeting with an associate tomorrow at a big Canadian bank...just an information type meeting. I imagine he probably works in a suit but I am not sure. I am thinking I shouldnt go full-out formal with suit/tie, instead I plan on going with just a nice shirt and (maybe) tie. Is t...

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Business Formal for Women

Maryland86

I have seen a lot of posts asking about attire, but most seemed specific to men. I have a few questions about what is standard of women. 1. As far as blouses and shirts go, do they always have to be long sleeve button downs? I have heard some mention of a sweater option, is this common? And what a...

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Interviewing w/ KKR - Any suggestions?

dealmaker2050

I will have an informational interview with KKR. Any suggestions on behavioral etiquette, types of questions to ask, what to where? ...

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Have nice room in 2-bedroom apt. in Midtown (60th/3rd) for Rent on July 1 - Only $1325

xsnobored

All of the details are on craigslist - Search rooms/shared - manhattan- midtown East - and type in 1325 as a keyword and it should come up. PM me if interested or you can't find the posting....

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Rent

MMBinNC

How much do you first year investment banking analysts py per month for rent in NYC? Like for a nice apartment in a good area (aka. not like sp. harlem). Just generally....

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Necessity of Navy Blazer for SAs

WHMD

Is there a need to have a navy blazer for use during a summer internship at a business formal investment bank? I understand that it's not appropriate for in-office wear, but I do know that there are social events planned throughout the course of the internship and am not sure if one of these might ...

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Regarding all those attire questions...

zip

Just out of curiosity, how many WSO posters have or do post on the Ask Andy About Clothing forums? Its a really good place to learn about proper IBD attire for SA's and New Hires as numerous threads already exist regarding these issues. And even if you're not an SA or a brand new FT, its a reall...

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Is this navy linen/chino suit formal enough?

hungryman

Need a navy suit for the summer, don't want to get caught with something too casual. Here's the link: http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse/product.do?pid=5389210123801&cid=5376 Feedback appreciated, thanks. ...

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Ties - Changing ties

sof_2

Not a very important topic but definitely something I am curious about. Because I don't feel like buying anymore suits or shirts, I figured the best way to bring a "different look" to the office every day is by changing ties. Since there appear to be "norms" of what kind of suits and shirts to wea...

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NYC Summer Sublet

am12

Currently looking for someone to sublet 1 bedroom in a 5 bedroom apartment in the Financial District for June-August. Details are below. Please PM if interested, Thanks. • Large 1600 sq. ft. apartment with 2 bathrooms and washer / dryer. • Located in the Financial District. • ...

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Too flashy for the office?

yawster

Are these watches too flashy for the office or should I stick with the classic white/black face? 1.) http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/webapp/en-us/collection/?c=AC&y=124&p=359 2.) http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/webapp/en-us/collection/?c=AC&y=61&p=362 Obviously this one would be appropriate: http://...

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Rajawongse - Has anyone used them?

randomwalk0909

Has anyone used www.dress-for-success.com? Are shirts really $25? Why is the stuff so inexpensive? Is it good quality?...

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Business Formal at Investment Banks: Need Advice!

WHMD

From what I've heard, Lehman and Blackstone seem to be two firms with a business formal dress code. For someone graduating and starting at a bank such as this, what would you recommend for suits, shirts, shoes, etc.? Suits: Besides standard navy, what else is preferable for an analyst? For example...

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Suit Pant Cuff

MH8944

Question Suit pants.. do you were a cuff or not? What is the street norm?...

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Sick HERMES TIE

KingKongBanker

Everybody please check this tie, excellent conversation starter : http://cgi.ebay.com/Hermes-Tie-Wall-Street-Bulls-Bears-Red-Rare-SPECIAL-ED_W0QQitemZ110211930510QQihZ001QQcategoryZ52380QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting...

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Another clothing question...

F9 - Update

Assume I have absolutely no dress clothes. I start at a MM bank in August. How much capital should I set aside to get all the dress clothes I need? People have talked about $80 - $300 shoes and $1,000 - $4,000 suits. I'd like to get a solid range on what I need to set aside now for my wardrobe. ...

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Rolex too flashy for interviews?

omega

I have a rolex with diamond hour markers. Is this too flashy for SA interviews?...

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Bracelets

WSAnno

I was gifted a platinum figaro style bracelet...gay for a banker to wear? Hoes does everyone feel about Movado watches? ...

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Ferragamo Loafers to Interview

pezzonovante

They came up in a previous thread so just wanted to ask - what would you think if a kid showed up to an interview rocking these? I picked up a pair after my internship this summer because I found a nice pair on discount. Since then I have been kinda iffy about wearing them to interviews but I have...

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Wearing expensive stuff to interviews

pezzonovante

I know it is always good to be well dressed, but how would they view someone who is wearing obviously expensive gear? I've figured that its bad and will probably leave my best stuff at home. What are your opinions on this -...

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Cufflinks question.

StrongMan

Where do I find some decent cufflinks? I'm an undergraduate student, so there's a budget. Surely, there's nothing worst than going into an IBD interview with crappy clothes on. ...

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5 Colors / Prints of Dress Shirts That No Banker or Trader Should Be Without

theHam1

I need new dress shirts. I have a budget (college student). I will get them altered by a good (enough) tailor. So...what are 5 colors / prints of shirts no banker or trader should be without. I have red hair so pink, orange, red, and yellow are generally out. Thanks for the help!...

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random question about attire

redroover1

This is really random, but these days do bankers more often wear two button or three button suits? Is it different for a first year analyst? Also, by business casual, is it necessary to wear a blazer? Thanks....

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Ties - Ties sloping upward

lolercoasterrr

I'm starting an internship soon, and I heard that it's not good to wear normal ties sloping downward, but rather ties sloping upward, because of the market. Most ties come sloping downward, so my wardrobe is full of 'em. I mean, it's not going to make a real difference right? Although, I don't want ...

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Interview Attire - What extent to dress like a banker

money never sleeps

Apologies if already discussed. I guess my question is, to what extent should I dress like a banker when going to an interview? For example, is it okay to wear a Ferragamo/Hermes tie, or should I wear a less conspicuous one? Half-windsor acceptable? Should I wear a white shirt?...

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Shoes - Link to a decent pair?

Lasker

My bank does business casual in the summer. I'm in the market for one pair of black shoes and one pair of brown shoes. Versatile is key. Would somebody be able to post an Amazon (or similar company) link to a decent pair of shoes?...

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learning how to dress

listerine

just got into banking at a BB and i'm what many of you call the Nouveau riche but i would not like to stand out one in terms the way i dress. i went to public school all my life and lack what the pedigreed private schooled individuals know about fashion. greatly appreciate any words of wisdom with...

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07 Analyst Attire: Suits

Quentin Cassidy

I'm sure many of us are going to be rounding out our wardrobe in the coming months. Let's begin by discussing suits. What do you think are the basic suits an Analyst must have? I'm leaning towards solid navy, navy pinstripe, charcoal gray, and a black or black pinstripe. How much money are you goi...

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Clothing - Winter wear

yung_gekko

Hey guys, All the ibankers in a cold city, what's your winter wardrobe?...

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Watches - Tag Heuer - Preferences?

Patrick Bateman

Already have a Tag, wondering what you other guys prefer for watches....

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