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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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Where do I buy shortsSummer is around the corner, and I want to know where people here buy shorts....
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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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London - shirts for slim and short menHi, I'm looking to find shirts that fit me in London without going for made to measure. I've started with Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin. Neither quite works without getting alterations, so I figured I may as well look a bit broader. CT needs darts, TM Lewin is a bit better and only needs sleeves sh...
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Shoes for work - Tod's vs. AEHey guys. So I'm looking to buy a new pair of shoes since I just started working full time. I already have a pair of AE Strands in Walnut, but I feel they pop a little more than I want to at the office. These are the choices I narrowed down to. The Tod's are pricier, but they feel a lot more sturdy ...
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New Tudor Heritage Back Bay 36 vs Rolex Oyster Quartz 1979 vintage I'm looking to splurge a little bit, both watches are about $3,000 the Rolex is an Oyster Quartz 36 mm stainless steal case and bracelet with a blue face vintage from 1979 listed on ebay with box and papers the Tudor was released earlier this week, it is a 36 mm stainless steal case and bracelet w...
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Invited to meet investment bankers for "coffee". What to wear?Hey all, I cold called a boutique investment bank in my area and managed to get a phone interview for an internship a few weeks ago. Didn't hear anything for a while but they just emailed me to invite me to come over to the office to "have some coffee and chat". I take it this is basically like a m...
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Velasca Shoes Anybody heard of this company Velasca? Looks like an Italian start-up shoe company using very competitive pricing (compared to AE) to break into the market. I haven't been able to get a good review though. The oxfords and loafers look great. They also have a pretty sweet single monk-strap (not reall...
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Brogue Dress Shoes okay? Are these okay for interviews and the office? http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1 http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8808_1_40000000001_-1 Or should we stick to something more plain?...
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How is this Bag?http://www.amazon.com/Kattee-Vintage-Leather-Briefcase-Messenger/dp/B018LUYE3E...
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Patek Philippe Nautilus vs Audemars Piguet Royal OakHi! I´m going to by one of those. I´m really at a point where I like them both exactly the same amount... So I could really use your opinions and expertise. Which do you think suits better finance/ banking environment, which is better quality (durability wise.. I work a lot), which do you prefer ...
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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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Buying a Tissot Watch, which one do you think is better?Hello, The title says it all. I stuck equally between them. Please let me know which is a better buy and which you think looks better. Thanks. http://us.tissotshop.com/tissot-tradition-chronograph-quartz-6.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA2ve0BRDCgqDtmYXlyjkSJACEPmdwxeojAwRRSZy63x0Vn6kz4z7a6CHW9kY4ezsYuytWQRoCy...
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Pleated vs. Flat Front PantsI was speaking with a salesman about a suit over the weekend. I told him I loved the jacket but wasn't as crazy about the pants as they were pleated. It was higher end, and he stated that pleated pants are a telling sign of any well made suit. I didn't believe this to be true as I preferred flat fro...
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watch for first time SAHey guys, first time SA from a non-target. I'll be at JPM this summer and I'm wondering what the status quo is on SA attire. I'm obviously not trying to overstep my boundaries and definitely not trying to flaunt my accessories. I currently have a black on black Citizen EcoDrive but was looking for a...
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Canada Goose - uniform of finance?what's the deal with these jackets here in NYC? Is it like a status thing? Why does everyone in my firm, including girls have one? ...
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Looking for Dark Brown Double Monk Strap ShoesLooking for Dark Brown Double Monk Strap Shoes. Looking to spend between $100-$200. Any good deals out there? / Suggestions?...
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Suits from India?I have an insanely rich uncle who has bragged on numerous occasions how he always stocks up on custom made suits whenever he makes business trips to Thailand. I've seen them myself and the quality is impeccable and he gets them for no more than $200 a pop. He even has Brioni tags thrown on (not so...
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World's Top 10 Super Luxury Watch RankingI came accross the top 10 super luxury watch ranking at http://www.watchesranking.com/news/Ranking-World-Top-10-highend-Luxury-Watch-Brands.html what do you think? Rank #1 Patek Philippe Rank #2 Blancpain Rank #3 Vacheron Constantin Rank #4 Breguet Rank #5 Audemars Piguet Rank #6 A.Lange&Soh...
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Benefits of Wearing the Same Thing Every Day?Today, Mark Zuckerberg made a joke about which outfit he should to wear for his first day back to work after the birth of his child. The joke of course is that he has over a week's worth of grey t-shirts and charcoal hoodies that he wears every day. Steve Jobs popularized this idea originally with h...
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Wearing Black Suits in InterviewsI am a Junior at a target and I have summer analyst interviews with a few BB banks for Investment Banking and Public Finance roles. A month ago, I bought two new suits from Men's Warehouse: 2 for ~$450. I read a few articles online to get a feel for what I should get and I read that black suits we...
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Alternatives to AE?I am looking for a monk-strap pair for more casual settings, but I have only ever worn AE (since internship) and I dont like AE monk-straps. I was wondering if someone here can recommend me some monk-straps that are in the same price range and have really good construction and comfort. ...
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How To Fix Shoe WrinklesGuys, any tips of fixing or eliminating shoe wrinkles in the future? Some of my shoes get them, some don't. Fix Creases in Leather Shoes Our users shared their thoughts below. Generally speaking, the best way to avoid the wrinkling is prevention. You should purchase shoe trees and put shoe trees...
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Leaving your ties tied?Normally, I tie my ties and store them in my closet already pre-tied so when I have to put them on, I just loosen and tighten the smaller end. Saves time and it looks good. A lot of people I know tie and untie their ties every time they wear them. What's the point of this? I don't understand the b...
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How many times a week do you wear the same suit?I only have two suits... one navy and one charcoal. At max I'll wear the same suit 2 times a week. Was just wondering what are your thoughts on this are. If you have a staple, solid navy suit, is there anything wrong with wearing it multiple times in the week?...
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So, Who Wears Galoshes?Now that it is impossible to set foot in Manhattan without encountering the mysterious slush puddle of death, snowbanks, or a combination thereof, what is everyone's preferred method of protecting one's shoes? The way I see it there are no real good options: - Boots with a suit/slacks, change in...
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Glen Plaid SuitMonkeys, What do you think of a light grey glen plaid suit for IBD. Appropriate or no? See attached image....
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Oxford BootsAre oxford or balmoral boots acceptable on wall street/the city? I'm talking about something like the below for interviews (IBD not S&T where dress codes are less formal). 1. http://www.shoepassion.com/mens-boots/no-625.html or a derby boot even 2. http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/highgat...
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Appropriate clothing for Women for interviewHello All, I am looking for proper clothing for women for an interview. I am planning to wear a black suit with a white shirt. I have a white shirt with strips, but should I go and get a plain one? Also what other clothing advice would you give? Thank you...
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Best purses/totes for finance?Can anyone shed some light on the best purses or totes for working in finance? A lot of people have said Longchamps, but I'm not sure if that's outdated nowadays....
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Dressing above your business cultureHi all! I just started a job as an accountant at IBM. The dress code there is stated as business casual. I had my first day today and showed up in a suit and tie. I noticed that almost nobody in the entire building wore a tie, never mind a suit. MY manager actually just wore khakis and a polo. ...
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Ongoing sales for upcoming internship?I have an upcoming off-cycle internship coming up and was wondering if anyone had any tips on any ongoing sales or deals to build up a solid wardrobe. Was looking for a few solid business casual-appropriate shirts, slacks, and ties and also a pair of dress shoes. I see a few ongoing sales at the usu...
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Is there a Nordstrom equivalent in NYC?Hi all, Anyone who has shopped at Nordstrom (not Nordstrom Rack) before knows that it is an amazing, well run store and you can find business clothing in all reasonable price ranges. Has anyone come across an equivalent store in Manhattan or Brooklyn? I know there are boutique clothing shops like C...
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Baume and Mercier Clifton vs. Tag Heuer Aquaracer vs. Tudor stainlessI've looked at the black leather baume and Mercier clifton but also the Tag stainless aquaracer. Finally the Tudor stainless with red dial turns me on. I don't want to offend other people at work however. Is stainless steel too much unless you're senior or should more junior people stick to somet...
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Women's Watch AdviceHello All, I am a bit confused. What is a good women's (Age: 21) watch (Budget: $500 max) that can be worn professionally and casually. I saw one from Tissot, but didn't know if it was good. Please let me know your recommendations. The one I saw: http://us.tissotshop.com/carson-women-s-quartz-watc...
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Suit fitting: pinching in chest material and how to fixHey everyone...first off I'd really like to add the disclaimer that I am well aware that this post looks terrible and however much it may seem like a humble brag, that's REALLY not my intent. I've been looking to add another suit to my wardrobe for B-school, and I've been having the same problem ...
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Are any of these slim suits appropriate for incoming 1st year? https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/TheSuitShop/PRDOVR~30139/99104049261/30139.jsp http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-navy-plain/P2778I.html?cgid=Suits&prefn1=color&prefv1=Blue https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/TheSuitShop/PRDOVR~A9184/99103983136/A9184.jsp ...
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Summer Analyst - Cheap/Best Value ShirtsWhat are the best value shirts for banking? Brooks brothers are great, but very expensive (I need to buy a lot to start an internship this summer). Macy's are all merged sleeves (ex. 32/33) and as with most merged sleeves, they don't fit me well. Can anyone comment on a good place to find shirts ...
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Wearing a Backpack vs. Briefcase to the OfficeI will be starting next month at a BB and I was wondering if it would be unprofessional if I wore a backpack to the office. Is It Unprofessional to Wear a Backpack to the Office? In finance, having a clean appearance can be important especially when you are walking onto your floor for all your gro...
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Best place for custom-made dress shirts in NYC?I need some custom-made, slim-fit dress shirts. Do you know of any good places in NYC to get that done? Thanks...
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Spending $600 on a Suit, Sophomore Student in CollegeCurrently, I only have 1 suit, and its a black shitty one. I am looking at buying my 1st real suit for professional purposes and will most likely get one from suit supply. I m looking at getting a navy one, it should be ~$500 + tax + tailor will be around $600. Am I spending too much on it?...
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What Undies You Rock?I normally wear boxer briefs, but they ride up my thighs eventually and constrict my nuts as I sit. And I have to sit there tugging at the ends through my slacks. But boxer shorts just... don't seem right to wear with business clothes. But I still do sometimes and it feels niiiyce. I just feel too ...
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Suit advice for holiday season (galas, parties, etc..)I have an evening cocktail reception coming up and need suit advice (its in manhattan). I would like to rock my best which would mean a blue or a charcoal (3 button). Is black the way to go however? I really dont like the look of black suits but I dont want to look informal. Thoughts? Also, the ab...
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Dress code in Houston I am in college and plan to work as an IB analyst in Houston. What would be the standard dress code in that area for someone of my position? Is a blazer and slacks fine, or should I get a full-on suit? Do I even need a jacket at all? ...
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Axis Capital Business Funding Review: Breakthrough in Credit Card DevelopmentsDespite the recent growth and fast development of different industries around the world, we have not yet fully recovered from the global recession 7 years ago. Those who have fallen deep down the pit of economic pyramid have not yet fully regained their standing and disposition. Small businesses are...
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Watches by Industry?Good evening everyone from where I am, first-timer here. I tried googling watches by industry and all I got was results about which industry to WATCH for i.e investment topics. What I'm looking for is a list of watch companies that are suitable for what industry one is working in. From what I read...
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Shirt patterns?I tried searching for this but surprisingly couldn't find any clear answers. What sorts of shirt patterns are acceptable for IBD office wear? My current guess is just plain white/light blue for formal offices (+tie)? What about business casual? Are shirt patterns like gingham, pinstripes, windowpan...
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Ferragamo or Gucci Loafers?They're basically the same price. Thoughts?...
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What to wear to a cafe meeting with former CFO?Greetings, Tomorrow I am meeting with an ex-CFO of a highly regarded wealth management company in Australia for -advice- in career progression. This is an excellent opportunity to set a good impression. However, I am a little stumped on what to wear. What do I wear to a "cafe meeting" to discus...
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Wedding AttireI know this is a bit off topic, but wanted to ask anyway. Have a couple of weddings I will be attending here shortly. Was wondering if a blue/navy or grey/charcoal check sport coat would be suitable. Thanks in advance. ...
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Scott Smiley Wyckoff UMassScott Smiley from UMass Wyckoff he's a great guy...
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Kamakura Shirts - Japenese Charles Tyrwhitt ?Anyone heard of this place? It looks like a Japenese version of Charles Tyrwhitt. Wondering what the quality of shirts are. Looks like no chatter about them on WSO, they opened NYC store only this year. ...
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Thomas Pink Dress Shirts ComparisonI'm new to business fashion/suits so I have a few questions. What do you guys think of Thomas Pink shirts and suits as far as quality say compared to Brooks Brothers? Also do they have regular sales or anywhere to find out? Any other recommendations in the Thomas Pink/brooks brothers category would...
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Is this Tag Heuer watch too flashy??I got a bargain on this watch from my best friend. I like it a lot and get compliments all the time. Although, sometimes it seems a little loud. Someone has offered to trade me a very plain, yet classy, baume and mercier watch and I am debating on whether or not to take it. I like my watch a little ...
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Thoughts on Dressing for Bay Street at various levels in Capital MarketsIs it just me? Or do Bay Streeters tend to dress extremely conservative? Been monitoring what I've seen for awhile and more likely than not have I seen plain navy/grey/black colored, double button, notched lapel suits. It isn't too often but you'll see pinstripes and/or peaked lapels. Is it taboo t...
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Associate Shoe GameAs a seasoned veteran getting ready to assume an associate position, I can't help but notice that my shoe game, while strong, is not up to par with other associates on my team. I currently own: 2x Allen Edmonds Park Avenues (Black/Black) 1x Gucci Loafers (Black) 1x Zara Loafers (Casual, average lo...
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New to Business Attire - Should Go Custom or Off the Rack?Hello, I am just starting my career and am looking to build my professional wardrobe. I have done a bit of research between the two but would like a few more opinions before I make a purchase. My budget max is around $1, 000. What are your opinions on custom and off the rack? Which places would y...
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Allen Edmonds' Rediscover America Sale - 15-30% offPark Aves and Strands are $279...
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Which Ferragamo loafers?Picking up a pair for the boyfriend ... which are better? Are leather or rubber soles better? I thought leather but the Rigel bit are rubber soles. Love the quality on the Monaco Split toe but don't like the split toe detail. Love the style on the Mestre Studio but I think he prefers black. Than...
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Charles Tyrwhitt shirts and suits LivingSocial Deal - $100 for $50 (offer expires 9/3)Hey everyone- thrifty IlliniProgrammer here. I know it's that time of year where new analysts are still sort of stocking up on suits and shirts, so I figured I'd share this deal, which isn't quite the cheapest I've seen Charles Tyrwhitt, but is pretty close: (link inside the post) Tyrwhitt is so...
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Brown Loafers at Business Frat rush?Hi guys, I'm trying to make a good impression at my business frat rush and while I do have black dress shoes, I think my plain brown loafers look better (plus I can show off my socks). Is it considered unprofessional to wear loafers with my suit to an event like this?...
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Are these loafers too casual?http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-howland-penny Would something like this (in black) be too casual for the office? I would have a pair of AE oxfords for client meetings and such, but was wondering how these would work for day-to-day wear since they're more comfortable....
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Which Suit should I get?Navy: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/suits/napoli-navy-plain/P2778I.html?q=+navy+suit Blue: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/suits/lazio-blue-plain/P4757I.html?cgid=Suits&srule=PriceAsc&start=0&sz=24 Is this the best bang for my buck?...
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FTI Consulting Global: Shunsuke ItoShunsuke Ito is a Managing Director and the Japan representative of the Global Risk and Investigations Practice of FTI Consulting, he is based in Tokyo. Mr. Ito specializes in conducting complex investigative assignments involving fraud, corruption, business intelligence and due diligence investigat...
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Where to get a 1952 Omega Seamaster repaired?Hey there Monkeys, About a year ago, I bought an 1952 Omega Seamaster (I can confirm the internal mechanism is all original complete with jewels) off of eBay and two months after arrival, the watch stopped working. After some back and forth with the seller, I gave up trying to get it repaired for f...
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Where to find a good dress shirt to wear under a suit with a tie?I am looking for an all white dress shirt to wear under a suit. I've had numerous in the past but they look sloppy and I never bothered to buy a new one. They looked sloppy because the ties didn't get a close fit with the shirt collars near my neck. A right shirt would probably prevent this and allo...
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Wearing a yellow tie with a dark navy suit for an interview??I tried on 4 different ties and people say that the yellow silk tie looks the best. It's a glossy type yellow with some slight patterns. Anything bad about wearing a yellow tie to a finance interview?...
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Combat Gents Review?Has anyone tried on their suit and can say something about their quality/fitting? ...
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Watch StyleHello Monkeys, I know that there is a watch thread already; however, I want to go a different direction. I currently have $100-600 that I am willing to spend on a watch. My daily style is typically a Brooks Brothers button down with the sleeves rolled up and khakis, so I am looking for something ...
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Thoughts on Short Sleeve Dress Shirts?What are your thoughts on people who wear short sleeve dress shirts on a casual basis. E.g. We are going out for drinks or something and a friend shows up wearing one? Is it a crime against fashion? Personally, I think they are horrible. What do you guys think?...
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Paul Evans Shoes?Has anybody had experience with these? Looking at getting their bit loafers and possibly their brogue cap toe. Thoughts? http://www.paulevansny.com/collections/loafers/products/bit-loafer http://www.paulevansny.com/collections/oxfords/products/the-brando...
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Long days in the same shoesFirst off, thanks to everyone who helped me pick out some decent shoes. We wear our shoes for like 12-16 hours per day. How do you keep your feet from sweating and ruining your high end shoes? Thicker socks?...
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Thoughts on these Ferragamo Loafers?Thinking of picking up my first pair of ferragamo loafers and was wondering what you guys thought on these in brown? http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-muller-bit-loafer-men/3965748?origin=category or these is black? http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/salvatore-ferragamo-...
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Shoe Advice - Black Entry Level ShoesLooking for some advice on black cap toes. Would these be appropriate for in interview and/or FT position. (lets focus on firms in LA / SF, but want feedback for NYC too) mercanti fiorentini cap toe oxford (cant post links) I have Cole Haan's (Caldwell) that I've never worn, mainly because I thin...
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Female Interns: How to Accessorize? I'm a girl in her early 20s starting a London-based BB internship soon. For the most part, I've got the dress code figured out, and as an intern I know I won't meet any clients, so I'm not stressing out too much. However, since I don't live in London and don't want to take more than two suitcases th...
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Blue Suit For Accounting/FInance Interviews Hello all, I am a third year student studying Commerce at the University of Virginia. This fall I will be interviewing for a summer internship, so it's time to buy a suit. I'm a relatively thin guy, so I decided to purchase the suit above. Unfortunately, this cut doesn't come in either Navy or Ch...
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Hamilton Shirts - HoustonAnyone own any shirts made by Hamilton out of Houston? Apparently they have been in business since 1883. Their OTR start around $250, made to measure start around $300 and the bespoke start around $350....
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Tie Colour?Looking to buy 2-3 ties from here: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2015-men-tie-40-color-silk-tie-hanky-cufflinks-set-neckwear-wedding-business-tie-/311162898735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item4872c1092f Wondering which colour I should go for to go with a navy suit. ...
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Peep Toe ShoesAre peep toe heels appropriate for the office? For an interview? For an informational interview? ...
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Clothing for 4 month IBD internshipHey fellow monkeys, I'll be undertaking a 4 month offcycle IBD internship starting this summer in London and was wondering what I needed in terms of clothing. I've already done a 6 month internship in S&T in a BB but I understand that it's a bit different in IBD. For example, I would just wear off...
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Linkedin photo.......formal or business causal?I actually prefer business casual over the typical suit and tie just because there's more of a personal touch to it. I doubt anyone would look down on you just because you don't have one of those cookie cutter photos (by business causal i'm not referring to cocktail attire or anything too inappropri...
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IBM Unica Campaign Module online trainingIBM Unica Online Training in India. 21cssindia offers best IBM Unica training course in USA,UK,Canada,Australia and UAE Training is an costly Affair …….But what if it is done Online at the convenience of the Trainer & the Trainee sitting in any part of the World………. ...
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Brooks Brothers Dressed Shirt? Buy 4 for $60 Each?Is that a good deal? I have to spend $240 but I get 4 dressed shirt. ...
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Park Avenues on Sale!Nordstrom has their semi-annual sale, and they have included the AE Park Aves, along with some other models. If you haven't bought AE's before, I recommend going to an AE store to get fitted - they will match the price. If you don't have a nordstrom or an AE store in your town, what worked for me wa...
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IB Fashion and Beauty Hello everyone! Since investment banking jobs are male dominated, I would like your opinion and suggestions on what is appropriate for a woman when attending IB conferences, interviews, etc. I am a new chimp here so sorry if anything said is repetitive! Fashion wise, I see that the color black is ...
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Shoes Advice From previous posts I've seen the majority recommend AE's or Johnston & Murphy on the lower end. But was curious to see if anyone has had good experience with the following: - http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=6013 - http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?...
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My shoulders look like Bacon.Random title, but I bought three solid suits from Brooks Brothers about 6 months ago. Two are a really nice Madison fit. All very nice quality in terms of the material and craftsmanship. The only thing bugging me is that the tailor may have screwed up on the shoulders a bit. He did put in the shoul...
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Wearing Ferragamo Moccasins to BB Back Office InternshipWould these shoes be appropriate for work at a big bank in a back office internship? ...
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Colorful socks, who wears them?i noticed some younget guys are wearing those super colorfull sox, along with their 3K$ suits and Lanvin/Rosetti shoes. Most are Europeans, and Brits... anybody else sporting those? ...
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Suits/Tailors in Los AngelesGuys, I noticed a number of threads regarding suits/shirts/tailors floating around, but wanted to create a discussion unique to LA. I've been looking at Requisite Clothing (whose website looks sketch) and Art Lewin (which is a bit out of my price range). Anyone know of a quality place in LA to ge...
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Looking for a SuitMy budget is $500. This will be my first suit. What colour should I go with? Anything to pay attention to when looking and best stores to fit my budget?...
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Cases for new MacbookGood morning monkeys, Just received the new 12 inch Macbook today, but I was looking for a reasonable case/sleeve and have had no luck finding any. Wondering if anyone had some good suggestions. Thanks in advance....

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