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Worst aspect of finance fashion?

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

What is the one part of finance fashion that you would like to see gone? Gaudy loafers? Thick pinstripe suits that should be relegated to the 80s?

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I'm nervous about ring for her

Mikhailov

I'm looking for where to buy a ring and found this (redacted spam). What do you think of it? Whether you are deceived there or have you heard something about it? Tell me, you've already gone through this. I'm nervous!

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"Project success but don't be flashy"

Mostly Random Dude

I got a bunch of meetings coming up, some in a casual setting and some in a more formal setting. I was told to "dress and accessorize appropriately" and when I asked what the fork is that supposed to mean, the response was "project success but don't be flashy". So let...

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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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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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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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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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